This week, Studio Reader Stan encounters his agent's underwear model fiance.
Studio Reader Stan enters his agent, Mischa Broomís, waiting room. Lounging on the couch is Lars, Mischaís heavily tanned fiance, who constantly checks his appearance in a little handheld mirror.
Studio Reader Stan: Good to see you again, Lars.
Lars: Please, I prefer "The Bronze." I call you by your preferred name, Studio Reader Stan.
Studio Reader Stan: My preferred, and actual name, is Larry.
Lars: Thatís too hard to remember.
Studio Reader Stan: Of course it is. You seem to be in a bad mood, uh, The Bronze.
Lars: You would be too if you just had your salary reduced.
Studio Reader Stan: I didnít know you had a job. I just thought Mischa gave you an allowance.
Lars: Yeah, same thing. She thinks I spend too much, so she cut my salary.
Studio Reader Stan: How tragic.
Lars: It is, isnít it?
Studio Reader Stan: What have you been spending on that she thinks is too much?
Lars: Only the essentials. Facial and scalp massages, body nourish wraps, personal visualization sessions, inner unwinding sessions, aromaplasty, Chakra balancing sessions, and a strawberry herbal back cleanse every other Friday.
Studio Reader Stan: And Mischa actually questioned how essential those things were?
Lars: Yeah, I couldnít believe it either. I mean, without them, my inner being would be empty and without meaning.
Studio Reader Stan: As opposed to the deep and substantive person you are now.
Lars uses the handheld mirror to closely examine his pores.
Studio Reader Stan: Well, maybe now youíll attempt to advance your underwear modeling career beyond just your own mirror.
Lars: What, without a daily body nourish wrap? Are you insane?
Tune in next week for more of Studio Reader Stan's adventures...†