You might want to lay off the carrot juice, honey.
Howdy, Gasmii! We’re back for ep 2. Let’s check in with the kids!
We open with Amber’s first day at Ari’s. Amber is wearing a long knit skirt and a thong. I say that because it’s clear from the way the skirt is clinging to/between her cheeks. Super klassy! Ari starts to talk about rescuing parakeets from a pet store when she went to get parrot food. She wants their cages cleaned. I have to say, Ari seems like she genuinely likes animals. So ,point in her favor.
First, though, Ari says that for her wedding she just wants to get a couple of round cakes and stack them up, rather than ordering a “wedding cake”. OK, couple of things. First, most “wedding cakes” are in fact round cakes stacked up. Second, you can’t just stack cake on cake, typically there are dividers between the layers, plus skewer-type supports put into the cakes. That’s done for a reason, which will become apparent when your cakes slip/fall/crumble into each other/look like ass. Way to save money!
You know, two layers like from Safeway. Those’ll only cost, what, 40 bucks? I may live in Malibu but I am totally an extreme couponer at heart.
Also, Ari shares her belief that people judge a younger woman with an older man. Yes, but you’re not that young, so I doubt they’re judging you.
Amber, still clad in clingy skirt and leather jacket (?) goes outside to clean the cages. We see Barry leaning over the railing from the second floor, chatting with her. Inexplicably, Barry’s now in the kitchen complaining to Ari that Amber called up to him and initiated the conversation. Meanwhile, Ari expresses doubts to Nataljia, her PA, that Amber may not be “upscale enough”. Well no freaking kidding. She’s a servant.
After Amber finishes cleaning the cages, Ari tells her of Barry’s complaint and says he was on a call when Amber was talking to him (though we clearly saw him talking to Amber). All righty then. Let the mind games commence.
We go from that bizarre scene to the Margolis house. Kristin has brought Lil Drunky along to shadow her. Lil Drunky says nanny is the perfect job for her because she “doesn’t like a lot of structure”, although she’s “not too fond of children”. As I mentioned in the Minicap, fondness for children is not a pre-requisite to having a job involving them – at least if you’re wearing a habit. Structure, though, is essential for any job, especially one involving children, since the nanny has to set and enforce routines. Or would if they weren’t Lil Drunky.
Kristin shares that being a nanny is a shortcut to a lavish lifestyle. Or not, cause you’ll always be on the outside looking in. You just don’t realize it.