The lights are blinking.
"Friendship, like love, is destroyed by long absence, though it may be increased by short intermissions."
Sorry for the disappearing act. First of all, I've been extraordinarily busy. I got a new job a couple of months ago, and they're just pounding me.
Also, there's a lot bouncing around in my head, and it's kinda like when ten people try to get out of one small door...
With any luck, this has been only an intermission, although no one would argue a short one; I hope I have not escalated to "long absence."
Anyway, the lights are flashing. Now fork over your $8.50 for the Milk Duds and get back to your seats.