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Overdue update. We're back together, and I think stronger this time. Being apart just didn't make sense. It wasn't worth the grief. We're both happy.

Work is keeping busy. I recently picked up a pretty cool new freelance gig, designing a lighting system for a juggling and aerial company that's converting an old car garage into a home space for...
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velvet_petal:
Squinty, you are missed n'at yinz bahstid!
velvet_petal:
Squinty....squinty...............squin.........ty.
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velvet_petal:
His trash became your treasure. Now crank it!
velvet_petal:
Well, we all know you have style, Squinty.
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Well. The lady and I are taking a break, and it feels like getting back together would be an uphill battle. I think we're in agreement that it's necessary but it still hurts.
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velvet_petal:
Squinty, how are you?
velvet_petal:
Merry Christmas, Squinty!
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I, um...the, um...I just...um...
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velvet_petal:
Hey Squinty!

Don't you play too? I seem to remember a vacation, a fireplace, and playing for your lady...or maybe it was something I imagined in a mezcal haze.
velvet_petal:
Really? Sadly, I only know a couple of songs because I've played them to death after a few lessons and over a year's practice to get there. I really need to learn the basics and build instead of short cutting through memorization like I have been. But, getting at least a couple of songs right motivates me to learn more, you know?

You need to share some of your blues! Why are you holding out?
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Bah.
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velvet_petal:
My blues are tied to a shortage of sleep resulting from too much thinking work. I hate thinking. It's overrated. In my next life I'm going to get a job as a lawn ornament.

You're lady is in a show? As in stage or screen or radio? That sounds cool, except for the not seeing ech other part.
velvet_petal:
Hey Squinty. Honestly, no amount of condolences, timely or otherwise, would make better the worst thing that has ever happened to me. I just appreciate the sentiment, and it is always good to see you around here whenever you appear. I hope you've been away from SG for fun reasons and not that you're working yourself to the bone.
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I'm beginning to see a pattern.

April-May: Optimism.
Summer: Desire to do new things, intermittent frustration and depression at idleness.
Fall: Chugging along interspersed with anxiety.
December: The Pits.
January: Resolve to do better.
February-March: Overdrive, gritting teeth.
squinty:
See y'all after the New Year.
velvet_petal:
The pits? Oh no! See you in '11, Squinty.