It separates! But the batteries died out on my after the red lights decided to stay on for hours on end (fun night light though). I didn't do very much today - I watched The Italian Job in my room, I like that movie (the driving sequences are great), and tonight my parents went out to dinner so Teenie and I had our respective take outs - she got Denny's breakfast, I had Del Taco. Yum. I also spent a good amount of time investigating new desks for my room - something small and convenient that doesn't clutter up as much as the current giant office-person desk I have now.