You know when you think a situation's perfect and going along just great and you get your hopes up that something awesome might come out of it, but you end up having read the situation the wrong way and it was actually just a mirage all along?
I did that back in December.
Recently, another very, very similar situation (as far as I can see) might be shaping up in the near future for me. And it's tempting to want to roll the dice again, it really is.
But I must resist. I can't get my hopes up again. It'd be ridiculous to be tricked twice in the same way. Because, as George W. Bush once said, "Fool me once, shame on you. Fool me twice... uh... y—you can't fool me again."