I saw on Instagram

The group photo you posted – 
Everyone smiling, 
squished in the reserved booth
at Springfield Diner.

It was Dueling Pianos night, right?
Looks like you ordered the onion rings
(my favorite).  

You didn’t invite me,

but I’m an adult used to this type of friendship.
Khatia Buniatishvili at Piano. From The Sunday Muse


EM-RWP, W3, dVerse (restaurant), The Sunday Muse, dVerse (type)


    • I gotta admit, I made up that detail to anonymize this a bit. In real life, the establishment in question doesn’t serve onion rings. And in real life, I don’t really like onion rings. I’ll admit they do look appealing on the appetizer platter, but I’ve never been a fan of the taste of texture though. No idea who came up with the dish.


    • I’m glad this detail worked! Originally, I threw it in to anonymize the location/incident a bit (the restaurant in question doesn’t serve onion rings and I’m honestly not a fan of the taste in real life). But the smell of fresh made onion rings is a mood.

      I am so happy I can comment directly on your blog now! I’ll visit again soon!

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  1. take 2: okay, after reading the comments, I see that you probably meant this as quite different than how i read it. I saw it as kismet, serendipity, but i guess you meant the focus to be on the absent invitation, I get accused of skimming sometimes, when actually i think i just see things differently sometimes.

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      • I hear ya. I don’t want to make light of it. I’ve had this happen before, although I didn’t see it online, just heard about it (the last time I had enough friends to go out without me was before social media). Nowadays I feel a sort of relief–phew, that’s five more people I don’t need to go out of my way to deal with anymore.

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