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For the last days of her teen years, I took Coreopsis out of school and made her play the guitar for hours on end.
She played for tips at the cat park. Only netted a fraction of the take versus what she got at the dog park. Make of that what you will.
Finally she grew into a young adult. I spent a surprising amount of time choosing her outfit. I seriously spent like an hour on this. I just couldn’t make up my mind. I tried a lot of combinations of hair style and outfit, and finally settled on this little number.
Totally worth the time!
Shortly after snapping this picture, I sent her into the body remodulator. I admit it: I cheated. I made her thinner. I just couldn’t deal with exercising her AND getting her to succeed in her career.
She still needed to play the guitar a little bit more in order to reach Level 10. Here she’s playing it for tips, just ready to snag anyone leaving the bookstore. (That’s her work outfit, by the way. Level 2 in the Music career is “roadie.”)
Finally, Level 10 achieved! Doesn’t she look thrilled?
Guess not. Oh well, whatever. Time to work on that career!
The first thing she needed to improve was her relationship with her bandmates. She has four bandmates. I started inviting them over one by one.
Bandmate #1: Ramin Schulz.
It’s like a codger band! Bandmate #2: Cinnamon Alphabetti.
But hey, old people can be in rock bands, right?!
Well honey, if you didn’t want to get tired, maybe you shouldn’t be in a rock band. It’s only half past midnight, for pity’s sake!