Book excerpt from Dish and Tell

The Power of Girlfriends & Putting Yourself at the Top of Your To-Do List

Preview an excerpt from Dish and Tell, a collaboration of six successful women who dubbed themselves the "Miami Bombshells" and proclaimed, "Now is the time to put your needs at the top of your to-do list, because if not now, when!"

Then, read "Miami Bombshell" Tammi Fuller's mandates on why making time for playing with girlfriends is a must!

"Yin and Yang"
by Lydia Sacasa

She's liberal and I'm conservative. She's pro-choice and I'm pro-life. She loves vegetables and I prefer doughnuts. She saves ducks and I eat them. We are very best friends, diametrically opposed in everything we do, but true soul mates to the core. Pat and I have been sharing ups and downs since the seventh grade. Three decades of friendship seem inconceivable to my friend, who still deludes herself into believing she's not a day over thirty.

My, how the tables have turned through the years. I was always the popular one in school; Pat was shy and much more subdued. While I was a cheerleader, she was in the Spanish club. A fabulously slim size 4, I never had to worry about my weight, while Pat always carried a big Cuban "culo" (tush). Now she's the one sporting the trendy size 6 skintight pants (with her flat belly showing) and I just keep buying more stock in Weight Watchers. Life is so unfair.

These days, Pat's idea of fun is a late dinner (maybe three asparagus spears) followed by drinking and dancing the night away. I'd much rather go out to eat at seven, finish it off with a dessert tray sampler, maybe see a good play, and be home by ten, just about the time Pat's getting in the shower, getting ready for her night on the town.

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