Monthly Archives: September 2013

Life Goes On 2.4

Hello Simmers!

We last left the Zale family adrift in grief over the loss of founding spouse Angelica.  A baby girl was born, who was completely overshadowed by the cat, Benji.  Cyrus became a child and Leif got electrocuted while attempting to repair the broken TV!  Did he survive?

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Yes, yes he did.  And here he is reading the pregnancy book to Cyrus!  This family and inappropriate reading material!  Oh well, Cyrus looks freaking THRILLED with it… so yeah…

Then a singed Leif headed off to sleep…
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In Abe’s bed.  Is his missing his flirty mother in law?  Gross.

LOLZ!  BENJI!
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You go!

Hey! Zale family’s first haunting!  Hi Angelica!
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(I really like the way that skirt looks ghostified)
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She had a blast on the trampoline and was squealing with delight from across the netherworld.  It was pretty cute.

The next morning, silly Cyrus missed the bus!  Bettina had to send him off to school on his bike!
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Another ISBI first for the Zales!

Aw Leif is super cute and awesome in this post.  I was annoyed at him for flirting with Angelica and getting electrocuted, but he is pretty spectacular.
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Aw…

Bettina works on getting Celine skilled up!
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Seriously, this child was a VERY fast potty trainer, a great little walker (but ya know, I used a walker…) but talking?  SLOWEST SIM EVER.

Leif continues being awesome by playing catch with his son
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He only hit him in the face with it, like, TWICE!

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And he parents Celine wonderfully.  This was such a cute little moment.

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LOL Celine, it’s not a chair!  You’re doin’ it wrong!

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Benji “This Red Room makes me think of shiny red lobster tails.”  She is so adorbs!

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Bettina flexes her hidden evil trait.  I mean look at her face.  She is going to take her boy DOWN.  And poor Cyrus!  He’s trying so hard!  Seriously Betts, he’s just a boy.  Go easy on him.

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STILL learning – and look how low that bar is?!?
Bettina:  Maassk, say mask Celine.  Mmmmaaasssk
Celine:  …

Hey!  Lookie here!
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There was a rare sunny day in Aurora Skies, and Leif decided to eat left over birthday cake outside on our new patio!  Thanks Leif!

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OMG Abe, do NOT choke on your favorite waffles.  His lifebar is FULL and I’m very worried for him.  No choking.

BEHOLD!
Random Curry Wurst
A RANDOM CURRY WURST APPEARS.  No seriously.  Where the hell did this come from?  There aren’t left overs in the fridge from a guest bringing them to a party, and as you can see, no one in the household made it?  And this is the FIRST TIME I have seen anything called a Curry Wurst in the game.  Fascinating.

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MY NAME IS CELINE AND I CRY BECAUSE I’M A STUPID BABY AND I CAN’T TALK FOR NO REASON.
(Her stats are green and full and shiny, and she cries and cries.)

Leif got promoted, and we got to pick Special Agent of Forensic Analyst or something.  Leif doesn’t seem “Forensicky” so I opted for special agent, and doesn’t he look snazzy in his vice squad uniform?
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I think he does.  And I like him.  A lot.

Oooh ooh ooh, while I’m talking about jobs (transition master!)
Here’s the lot I built so Bettina could be a fortune teller.  I showed it once before, but it was covered in snow.
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I think it’s lovely – but that’s cuz it’s my first ever built community lot.

So, while things and stuff were happening (transition master??) Cyrus asked Leif for a bedtime story.  After watching all the children be forcefully exposed to adult reading materials, I bought my Zales a bookcase, and put all the child books from the household inventory on it.
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Let’s see what he picks, shall we?


….
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LOGIC!
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It’s still not a children’s book, but I’m happy!  With his spiceberry camo bedding.  Aw.

Check out this sweet, sweet moment captured in my ISBI.  Bettina is at work, by the way
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Grandpa and Celine, Daddy and Cyrus.  The awws are extreme.  :’-)

Then Leif asked Abe if he wanted to play catch outside.  They were interrupted by…
ZOMBIES!
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I watched Abe cue up “Zombie Attack” and I worried for his old man ticker…
But I had nothing to worry about – Abe is a Zombiephile.  Cuz this one is SMOKIN’!
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Abe says “oh yeah! I loves the dead rotting skin and sunkin’ cheeks.  YOU’RE HAWT!”
Old Abe is weird.

MUHAHAHAHAHHAHAHAHAHAHA!
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I had paused the game to get up and do something IRL, and when I came back, I thought I’d click around and see what was up.  Never ever has there ever been a better pause.  I caught this zombie being unceremoniously tossed from the trampoline.  I’m sorry, not to toot my own horn, but best.shot.ever.  And it serves him RIGHT for trying to “attack” poor Abe.

And Look!  it’s Old Panda Zombie!  She returns!
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So, I’m just gonna tell you, this ENTIRE play session (which was quite long) I was waiting for Abe to die.  He autonomously queued up this “hug” action for Bettina…
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And I thought he was saying goodbye.  And it made me sad.

Who da hell is this?
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I moused over her, and it said “Pat Zale”  I went frantically searching family trees, and there’s no sign of offspring, and the spares haven’t been out long enough for a child this old?  But then I saw the telltale orb of light over her head, and I thought, she’s an Imaginary Friend!  But then she vanished, and when I clicked active household members, I couldn’t see her, so she must be one of the spares IF.  The spares you say?  Are they here?

They are!
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Becca, Blair having a non-photogenic moment, and Baxter!
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Beatrix’s face, Abe, and Breanne!
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Blanca Sloan, Beatrix’s girlfriend is here too.  And that pudgy girl back there?  That’s paparazzi.
Blanca looks terrified.  Because she is.  She’s staring at a vampire.

Why is everyone here you say?  Birthday!  Times two!
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Leif!  And…
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Leif: MAKE IT STAHP!
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Aw… Adult Leif:
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He’s handsome.

Bettina!
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“I AM A LITTLE UNCOMFORTABLE”
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“No I’m not!  I make this look GOOD” EVILEVILEVIL!  I first thought Amy was silly, but Bettina has something a little Evil about her.  And I ❤ her even MOAR for it.

Both are in the midst of mid-life crises.

And in case you were wondering, the spares are closer than ever:
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MUHAHAHA, I’m funny.  Beatrix and Becca and table and chair become one.

Bettina wanted a make over for a mid-life crisis wish, so I happily obliged.
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We’ll see how it goes!

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As soon as I saw it, I knew it was supposed to be “bad”, but I liked it!
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Yup, I knew she wouldn’t.  AND OMFG THE PHONE.  STFU.

And then, inspiration struck!  Gnome of the Wrist!  All TH’s are going to have a gnome on their wrist, like Abe got the day he asked Angelica out to meet him at the salon.
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Thanks Older Preggo Looking Vampire Woman!
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…Back at home… (TRANSITION!)

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Abe and the pretty maids, LULZ.

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Maid:  Whelp, I guess I’m done here, $125 bucks please.
Trash Pile:  HEY!  YOU FORGOT ME!

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Lovely Celine.  She rolls absent minded to go with eccentric and clumsy.  I like her.  Lots.  But I really like Cyrus too, and since I PLANNED on going boy/girl/boy/girl, I’ll PROBABLY pick him.  Probably.

Celine TOTALLY digs her new big girl bed.
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And, for the first time this legacy…
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A REAL STORY is read to a child.  Not a skill or pregnancy book.  It looks a bit grown up for Cyrus, but I’m happy nonetheless.

Abe Zale is 94 sim days old, and is still kicking.  And I’m grateful.  Cyrus will be aging into a teenager on the next play session, so I’m sure you’ll want to come back and see us soon!

Until then, Happy Simming!

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Death Comes Calling – 2.3

HI!  We left off with Leif and Bettina having a son, Angelica and Abe flirting shamelessly – and a party was happening!  For Cyrus is now a toddler!  We return to our regularly scheduled programming with Blair flexing her evil trait once more, and scaring her mother!

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Hey, Be careful!  She’s OLD!
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LOL her face.  But seriously Blair – her ticker ain’t what it used to be.

Hey Look!  I put down some books (which the annoying maid kept magic-ing into household inventory) and Cyrus found them!
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Oh Abe…
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And a pregnant Betts helps Cyrus learn his life skills!
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And I discovered Bettina has a hidden “Likes Spicy Food” trait, because she got a positive moodlet from this!
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She had eaten hot and sour soup that a party guest had delivered ages ago.

And Aw…
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Bettina and Kitteh in front of Beatrix’s old painting.  MEMORIES!

And then… this…

NO NO NO NO NO NO NO!
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STOP IT STOP IT STOP IT!
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Damn straight Leif.  You talk about the hail.  No more.  No less.  Angelica!  You SKANK!

Uh, Angelica?
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I take it back – you’re not a skank… WAIT!
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Oh… Oh Angie…  She was 92 Sim days, and just flirted with her son in law and made me mad…  Fine.  Be gone.  But…

I’m sorry Abe.
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(I think he needs an exorcist – his head glitched all the way around like a possessed owl)  But his face!  Aw…
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But!  Angelica met her maker with dignity becoming a co-founder.
Perfect Time for Labor...
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Oh – see that up there? The labor alert?  No mind… Bettina doesn’t even notice…
Oh wait…
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Can you IMAGINE!?!  Momma?  MOMMA!  OMG DA BABY IS COMING?!? MOM!?!
Cue Abe’s first pregnancy freak out ever – never mind the fact that he had six children.  He slept through all their births…
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Where’s the husband you say? (Poor mourning Benji in the background… sad cat is sad. =(  )
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Watching TV, and MOURNING HIS MISTRESS!!!!!!!!!!!!! (okay – they just flirted a bit, but still, every time he’d mourn I’d be all “stfu you jackass”)
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Leif: Oh hey Betts, you goin’ somewhere’s?  OMGYOURMOMISGONECOUGARWAHHHHHHH
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Oh no Leif, it’s fine you sit there and mourn.  It’s cool.  SHE’S JUST HAVING YOUR BABY!
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COUGARMOTHERINLAWWAAAAAAAH!  -_-

Then he finally headed out to join his wife and earned some of my affections back…
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Cuz sweet, we haz a cruiser.

All that aside, IT’S A GIRL!
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Ahem… it’s a CAT!  Because apparently Benji’s birthday overshadowed the birth of hereby unknown girl child Celine.  I wrote down her traits, but now you don’t get to know because KITTEH!
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I did NOT cheat a tail on her, it just didn’t seem very “Benji” so here she is, and she’s fantastic.  But yeah, there’s a new baby… Somewhere…

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Aww!  Abe loves Benji too! (I SWEAR – there is a new grandbaby in the house…)

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Aw, Leif?  Did she wake you up?  Oh well, you have to go to work anyway!

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Benji Loves Bettina… ❤
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And is PAINFULLY adorable…

Right… on to the PEOPLE… there’s still a child you haven’t seen… and… well, Cyrus is still here…
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Skillin’.

Bein’ Cute:
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Gettin’ loves
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And… Seriously – I joked about the Fallen Legacy awhile back… But watch this:

Yes Abe, I know you need to pee.  Go pee.
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I TOLD YOU TO GO PEE!  I SWEAR!
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YES, PISSING YOURSELF WILL MAKE YOU SMELL BAD!  GO SHOWER.
I SWEAR… IF YOU SIT BACK DOWN I’LL….
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Laugh really hard… MARLENA

While Abe pisses himself and sits in his own filth, Cyrus learns to talk!
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(Doesn’t he have a sister?  Where the hell is his sister?!?)

Bettina catches some Zzz’s in the chair.  NO ABE…
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YOU CANNOT HAVE IT.

And then, before he’s not an adorable little child anymore – CYRUS PICSPAM!
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Thanks Leif!  Lookin’ hawt.

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Too Cute!
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Aw! (Damn down wall!)
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It’s a YETI!

And then, all life-stages must come to pass, and it’s BIRTHDAY TIME!

But what’s this?  A PINK BLANKET?!?
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SHE LIVES!  CELINE EXISTS!
(seriously, I have no idea why I failed to get ANY pictures of her until this moment.  I guess Angelica’s death shook me a bit…)

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Apparently we didn’t even invite people… Just a family party.  But they care!

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HERE SHE HIS HOLY CRAP I SWEAR SHE’S REAL AND I LOVE HER:
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Celine rolled clumsy and eccentric, she loves purple, rock, porcini risotto, and she’s a libra.  She has deceased Angelica’s dark hair, GORGEOUS eye shape in Abe Zale’s lovely grey, and it looks like Leif’s mouth?  Who knows.  But here she is.  I might not go b/g/b/g.  Cuz she’s rad.

We SOLD THE ROCKER and redid the nursery!  I replaced the orange in the décor with purple, and I think it looks okay!
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And cute cheating is cute
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But wait?  Is that Baxter and Becca?
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And Blair too!
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*waves* HI BLAIR (don’t mind build/buy mode… maybe I was getting the cake?)

Cuz it’s the C-Baby I Care About’s BIRTHDAY!
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Grandpa takes Cyrus to his cake too (note above, he took missing granddaughter Celine to hers as well!)
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And here’s the sparkly dance!  And Cyrus!
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He rolled photographer’s eye.  I think he’s very cute and I like him very much – but I feel bad neglecting Celine soo much… but yeah…

Becca paid tribute to her mother and produced her own guitar to entertain us.
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Momma gave Cyrus a birthday present
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And then the TV broke, and Leif needs handiness skill to advance in his career, so I cheated and asked him to repair the TV.

OH SHIT
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Come back next time to see if he lives!

HAPPY SIMMING!

A Cat, a Cake – and Cyrus! 2.2

Hi There Friends!  We last joined the Zale’s for a wedding!  Bettina and Leif got hitched in the snow, and there’s a little one on the way!  That said, I’m sick and don’t feel especially witty, but a day with nothing to do seemed like a waste not getting a post up – so here we go!

I started off by converting Blair and Becca’s old room into a nursery.
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With the ISBI Object of doom.  Here’s a grumpy Angelica wanting to rock – but is already occupied by dear Abe.

And then there was a Zale Family first!  A Sim worked out!
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You go Baxter – maybe get some of that weight off?  I was pretty proud of him.

Angelica flirted with Leif – which caused a bit of an uproar, and I didn’t get any pictures – but I was furious!  Everyone had an “upset” action queued – but it didn’t seem to do any permanent damage.  Damn you Flirty Angelica!  Go flirt with your HUSBAND – NOT YOUR SON IN LAW.  TERRIBLE.

Betts lost her friendship with her mother, but we recovered with some causal banter and pillow fighting.  Thankfully it didn’t seem to be a regular occurrence, and things returned to bliss.

Betts is stinking cute, an managed to get a maternity outfit that I don’t hate.
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And actually being able to control a mother for the first time – we headed off to the spa!
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I think it’s lovely – and Aurora Skies has a pretty little town – but the weather is SUPER wet and snowy – so a clear day was pretty rare.  It also doesn’t have a festival grounds, and a few other things – so there’s a move in our future.  But not yet.

Bettina arrived at home and I heard someone on the trampoline…
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I’m sorry it’s dark, but holy cow Bea!  And what’s that in the background?
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When did we get a ball?  Oh well, father-in-law bonding is approved.
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Smacking your pregnant wife in the FACE with it is NOT you jackass!

And then – Leif rolled this:
KITTEH
And I was pretty damn mad at him for pelting Betts in the face with a baseball, but I want a cat in the house, so we adopted one from the computer.

Meet Benji!
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Aw, she has two different colored eyes!  Benji is a baby mixed kitty with no tail.  I have YET to adopt a kitty in this game with a tail.  I *MIGHT* cheat a tail on her when she grows up into adulthood.  I like tails.  But she’s cute as a freakin’ bug and is Clueless & Lazy.  Aw.

Meanwhile…

Beatrix keeps actually COMPLETING paintings.  She reached painting skill level 4!  We kept this one:
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But she completed this one too!
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And then… at 2:05 am on a dark, stormy, rainy night… Leif FREAKED OUT!
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And Bettina remained awfully calm…

…Oh…
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…just kidding.  (I LOVE this shot, btw)

Bettina drove herself to the hospital in the rain.

Then the rain turned to snow …
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And Leif showed up an hour and a half later – what he was doing at home, I have no idea…
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….then, at 3:35 am we welcomed C-Baby number one – Cyrus – to the family!
I told myself that if the first baby was a boy, because I wanted to alternate boy, girl, boy, girl for TH, that they’d only have ONE child.  I mean, after the three sets of twins Abe and Angelica had, well – that was enough for me!  But it’s kinda boring… so we’ll see…

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Cyrus is a Rockabilly loving, veggie fish and chip eating (newborn?), spiceberry wearing little man.  He rolled neurotic and absent minded – ha… awesome.

I redid the nursery to match his fav color – and I’m pleased with it!
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And it just WOULDN’T be an update without….
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…Oh Angelica…

And then Abe received this pop-up!
Job Change
We said yes – just for fun, but it was a HUGE pay cut.

Being able to control Bettina and her parenting is very enjoyable.  Maybe we WILL have another kid?  Cuz Aw…
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And aw…
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And (DON’T EAT MY NOSE!) Awwwww..
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Wait?  Who’s this?
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And who’s this?
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Why it’s Blanca Slone – Beatrix’s already aged up girlfriend.  I thought it would be good to invite her too.

Invite her to what you say?  Must be a birthday!  Of course it is!  A double birthday in fact! (Ya know, cuz Zales have TWINS)

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Family party!

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Oooh tingly…

Baxter!  He rolled Loner, and we selected Illustrious Author for his LTW.
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He doesn’t look EXACTLY like Abe – I can’t pinpoint the exact difference, maybe nose and face shape?  I dunno – I like him better than I thought I would.  Weird.

And Beatrix!  She rolled Loves the Heat and we selected Hit Movie Composer to go with her virtuoso trait.
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She’s pretty, and I kinda really like her because she’s my first gay Zale – and she’s the only one to autonomously form an actual relationship.  Oh well, scram.

I moved out Bea and Bax together.  Peace.  Oh yeah, before they left, Bea rolled learn the guitar skill, so I swiped Angelica’s from her inventory and gave it to Bea thinking she’d take it with her, which was STUPID because duh – when she left everything she had went into Abe’s inventory – but this DOES mean Angie doesn’t have a guitar…

And THEN! (aren’t my transitions fantastic?  I think so too)
Bettina rolls:
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I locked it in… we’ll see.

Angelica – without her guitar, and even though she shamelessly flirted with her daughter’s husband – well, she’s a pretty awesome grandma.  And I know I complained about her A LOT but without her finally succumbing to Abe’s charms, we wouldn’t have had gotten this far.  And she’s pretty awesome at her political job and brings home good money, and well, her life bar is AWFULLY full – and I’d hate for her to pass on with everyone being all “BOO ANGELICA AND HER GUITAR!”  So… that said… here she is being awesome:
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I was just catching up on The Scatterdays, and I was totally bummed when Ainsley died, and I know Angelica is not NEARLY as awesome as Ainsley, but yeah.  Angelica isn’t terrible, and without her we’d be nowhere!  (or at least somewhere VERY different!)  So, I’m showing some Angie love.  Okay done.

Also moderately noteworthy… Leif and Bettina have been going at it like rabbits in all areas of the home – no chimes.  I’m concerned.

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Wait, what’s all this?  Did we just have a birthday?  Yeah – but now it’s Cyrus’ turn!
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Aw… (GAWD that spiceberry and red together is GROSS!)

Here he is!
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I love his eyes.  Love them.  I’ll have to see how he ages to figure him out, but there he is!  And I think he’s adorbs.

OH!  Then this happened…
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Wide-eyed, in the full moon light, with her elderly parents flirting behind her – Bettina popped Maternity Stage One.  Well okay!  She WAS Preggo.  Weird no chimes was weird.

On that note, we’ll end with Bettina being a cute and awesome mom.  Come back soon!  Hopefully no one will die, and a baby will be born!Screenshot-42
And Abe and Angelica need to go do that somewhere else.  Because gross.

Bettina Ties the Knot 2.1

Hey Simulators!  I typed a whole intro here, but wordpress ate it, and I’m unhappy, so we’re just going to move on… and I’m mad – but I’m pretty sure Angelica played the guitar..,

First!  Bettina had locked in a wish to do a Private Reading, but everyone we tried it on was a fail.  Even if they were best of friends, but FINALLY…
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After asking Abe many times previously, we had a success.  And I LOL’d cuz it was all about “how many times he exhales – unless he’s dead” – and it was a “poor” reading, but it still fulfilled the wish, so alright!

But forget this, it’s wedding time!

Invite the guests!
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It’s Blair!

And…
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Becca!  They both look JUST THRILLED to be here… ha ha ha …HA

And SHIT, I thought we’d throw our wedding party on a Friday, but it conflicted with Beatrix and Baxter’s Prom!  Bummer!

Blanca & Beatrix Prom

I don’t remember if I posted that message, but Beatrix actually had a date for prom!  With one Blanca Slone, who I don’t recall ever meeting…

So the wedding and prom conflicted, but like a good ISBI-er I didn’t influence any actions…And just as the party guests were arrive, the Limo showed up…

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There’s Blanca next to Baxter (weird) and Beatrix.  Apparently it was cold in the limo… And although we see Baxter in the Limo at this moment, as soon as it pulled away, he was still at home at the wedding party.  He didn’t go to prom – but Bea and Blanca?  They had a DAMN fine time (you’ll see!)

But … Back to the wedding…
So this happened…

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I mean – shit.  You saw me build this beautiful wedding, and if you can’t tell from her decapitated headshot, she’s in formal hair… but we can’t fill the buffet because the “snow is too deep.”  well screw you too….

And, I planned this beautiful wedding, with lighting and flowers, and stunning formal wear… BUT

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yeah, it’s an “outdoor wear” wedding.  Which is six kinds of lame – but fine.  Ripped jeans and vest – red cardigan and gloves.  FINE.  Just get married.

Oh no, no no, we can’t just get married.  It’s SNOWING!
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Bettina, I love you, I REALLY do, but now is not the time to catch snowflakes. (fun fact: the woman in that ridiculous hat and the overalls of EAFail? Leif’s Mom, I’m glad she made it)

So, Betts is catching snowflakes, but Bea is ROCKING prom and scores a GF!  I’m SOOOO happy for the last forgotten daughter – there’s hope for her when EA Story Progression takes over!
Dang!
Aw…

BACK TO THE WEDDING!
Awwwww….
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And then Betts flashes Amy’s favorite “hidden trait” and…
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…looks beautiful AND evil…
And all this time, Beatrix is having an AMAZING PROM – the most intricate I’ve ever seen!  No really – LOOK!
Beatrix GF  whoa Bea!
Beatrix came home with her first kiss moodlet and EVERYTHING.

But ya know, we’re having a wedding here.  An important and PLANNED wedding, so let’s focus, shall we?

Cutting da cake! (Still pissed they’re in their outerwear!)
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Aw…
And then Betts… Scopes out her (I AM NINJA PUT A RING ON IT) ring!
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(And oh crap – what she should’ve worn under the arch sneak peek…)

And, while this awesome wedding was happening, Beatrix had a fantastic time.  She wasn’t prom queen – she didn’t dance with her “crush” or get in a fight, but her and Blanca fell in love – and smooched!

whoa Bea!
And aw…
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And we have a wall of photos, she’s the only one to have a date (details hidden below)

BUT!  Here’s the outfits I made for them that they were SUPPOSED to get married in…
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And they look gorgeous, as I planned…
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Aw Betts. I heart you.

… HEY HEY!  A Sim was out there throwing rice forever, I had to reset her – Baxter missed prom, but no one missed him – and I sold that buffet table that told me there was too much damned SNOW to serve food….

And, with that BRILLIANT transition – we see founders flirting in Bettina and Leif’s bathroom.  Aw Gross.
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So WAIT!  Let’s meet Leif!
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There is ABSOLUTELY NO SIGN OF HIM BEING A MERMAN! FAIL FAIL FAIL
However, he’s cute as a bug – and all outfits, except formal, reflect his favorite color – which is …drum roll please no one cares VIOLET! Fun!  If you’re a chick.
Anyhoo!  Meet Leif!  He’s not a Merman, he just wore terrible stockings (I guess?).  Okay, I have no idea about merpeople, and I DO have Island Paradise, but who’s had time to play it? And now there’s this Movie Magic (or something) thing that we’re all supposed to buy, but I don’t want costumes, and OH — Back to business!  MEET LEIF!

Leif is a HUMAN (non merperson) R&B loving, Lobster Thermidor eating, violet wearing Sim.  He’s Over Emotional, Loves the Outdoors, has Commitment Issues, and is a Genius, Cat Person.  So much win (for this Simmer).  I mean cat person.  WIN.

KITTIES (maybe?)

He’s got an LTW of “Renaissance Sim” with no job, and he’s mastered Scuba Diving and has 5 Cooking Skill points.  Oh HEY!

… And Bettina’s bedroom is AWESOME!
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Wait?  What’s she wearing?!?
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Are C Babies on the way?

Who knows!?! (All two of you do! But I look forward to seeing you next time!)

Happy Simming!

Carbon Monoxide Poisoning 2.0

Well Hello!  Welcome back to another fun-filled adventure featuring everyone’s favorite ISBI – The Zale Family!  We left off with our dearest founder finally passing the torch.  Bettina Zale has taken over, so let’s delay the shenanigans no longer!  Onward!  OH!  Oh oh oh oh oh, I TOTALLY forgot to tell you – so Abe earned LTW right?  Raise five kids to teenager?  And I’d previously told you that Angelica had the same wish?  I was totally wrong.  Her LTW is to have 20 friends.  So that’s not likely to happen – just saying.

I begin by kicking Breanne out, as I’ve had a full 8 Sims for WAY too long.  I’m sure we’ll see her again soon.
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Now that I don’t need Angelica doing any sort of parenting, I gave her the guitar back.
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And poor Abe wonders what happened to his blue kitchen.
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Betts got a room make-over – now that she’s not a teen and sharing with her twin.  It’s a LOT of red, but I really like it nonetheless.
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We then instantly began to work on her LTW by heading over to the lovely Fortune Teller to begin work.
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(Did I mention I built this lot?  Cuz I did.  And it’s my first one, and I love it.  You’ll have to see it when there isn’t a foot of snow on the ground.)

We then decided to contact Leif Clark – her High School Romantic Interest from their prom.  I like his look!
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But then this happened…
Committment Issues
But I totally don’t care and we’re going for it anyway…

And then it was GRADUATION TIME!
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Angie?  You okay?  New Maid?  Are you?  I’m pretty sure that hurts a bit…

(New Maid)
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(Her name is Nikia, and Abe talks to her constantly)

Hmm, Looks like Bettina shouldn’t have bench-napped through those driving lessons…
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Bettina was awarded Valedictorian!
But only a mediocre one.
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Breanne showed up too!
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Obligatory Diploma Toss Shot:
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And this happened.  I know right?  You can’t write this shit…
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Following the guidance of other ISBI players, I figured now was a good time to take everyone out for a meal – so at least everyone isn’t starving to death.  So Bettina takes everyone to the Bistro.

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Something happened with the food and Bettina earned a $500 bonus for being “the bravest customer ever” so that was neat…

Oh Angelica…
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It’s time to try to woo that Leif guy.  I’ve never tried to catch a commitment phobic Sim before, so let’s see what happens, shall we?

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Here we go!  (Leif? What’s with those TIGHTS?!?)

You can do it Betts!
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HURRAH!
Look how happy she is!
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Then I, being the genius Simmer that I am, noticed this:
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Explains the tights I guess?  Apparently Leif is a Merman.  I have zero experience with this, but I like him, and I like doing new things – so we’re going to continue with our previously scheduled programming.

While watching Leif and Bettina sock each other in the face, I kept seeing this flying Sim beyond the walls…

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She can really bounce for an exhausted, old lady, guitar addict.

I invited Leif to stay the night, so he wouldn’t scurry off and age or get married or anything, and I was spamming romantic interactions, but he started rejecting all of them, but not impacting their relationship negatively.  So I let him be, and he turned out to be one heck of a snappy dresser, and is reading “Murder in Pleasantview”

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I woke Bettina up to see if the break had improved Leif’s desire for her advances… he was very receptive again!  So!  We took the plunge…

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I got worried by his face and posture at this point…
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…BUT SUCCESS!  We’re marrying a merman!

Then I glanced at my Sim Panel, and Angelica was in the yellow… I clicked on her and saw those lovely gray Zzz’s queued up.  I zoomed to her location and…

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…she’s far from home and passed out in the snow.  I swear if she freezes to death…  Well, then I’ll miss her a bit I guess.

I had never thrown a bachelorette party, so I thought we should give it a go.  I invited only lady friends.  She asks her dad for a toast (Aw)… and that summoned Angie home.  I saw she queued up “watch toast” so hey, whatever prevents her from freezing to death.

Party time!
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(Puddle is from broken dishwasher…)
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Then!  HA HA, I heard the tell-tale *thud* of a Sim hitting the floor:
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Then I heard it again…
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And again?
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AND AGAIN!?!
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Oh, and two more times after that…
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Now… I had seen TEEN Sims pass out at TEEN PARTIES – but these are grown women!  I think we have carbon monoxide poisoning… Very scary.  What the hell is happening?!?
The rest of the night repeat offenders kept thudding to the floor.  I was very annoyed worried.

And then, RIGHT AFTER the bachelorette party wound down, and the poisoned guests said they had an “OK” time, I received birthday notifications – and since one was for the founder, well – I couldn’t ignore it.  I invited Breanne and Leif only – and we had another Birthday Trifecta.

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Aw Abe – Bless.
Then Blair went, and apparently I didn’t care because I took no pictures…

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I’m sorry Becca, but that is WAY Inappropriate (NOT one of your traits) and what is with that hair and the ladies of the Zale family?  UGH.

I sent Abe off for his makeover and aw…
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…good thing the bed protected his head!

Hey! It’s Breanne!
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SO!  Here’s Blair – and I SWORE I took a “just after cake” pic – but I guess I missed it.  Here she is after her make-over.  I like her a WHOLE lot more than I thought I would.
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And I think she looks pretty special.  She had Born Saleswoman locked in – joining her adventurous, inappropriate, evil and heat loving traits.  I used her YA action to join the criminal career as her LTW is Empress of Evil.  I REALLY do like her – and that surprises me.  I actually like her more than…

…Becca!
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Becca was my second favorite – but that changed at the YA birthday.  Now don’t get me wrong, I still like her, and she’s an obvious Angelica and Abraham mix, which is ALWAYS appreciated – but she looks very angular and severe.  Becca got to roll, and rolled unflirty – to join rebellious, excitable, eccentric, and artistic.  We picked the LTW of Rock Star – so we gave her blue streaks.  She just doesn’t excite me at all. I moved her and Blair out together.

And lastly – Abraham Zale
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Aw… isn’t he cute?  He just looks like a loveable grandpa.

Then Becca and Blair graduated, and Baxter arrived home to immediately wet himself.
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Ha.  Nice.  I knew I didn’t like you.

While watching Becca and Blair move out (and waiting for them to hurry up so I could save) I noticed this:

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And it was super creepy.

Something VERY cool might be happening next time – so you might want to come back again soon!

SNEAK PEAK

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Perhaps a Winter Wedding?

Happy Simming!

Goodnight Abraham Zale 1.11

Hey Hey Kids!!
We left off with a few birthdays, Angelica aged to elder, and stuff happened.  Let’s MOVE ON!

Like father like clone son.
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Abe looks like he has some more muscle definition, but they both chose their PJ’s poorly.

I went from ISBI Ninja, with all happy, happy green Simmies to this…
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We had a rough day.

Hey look!  Another HW party!
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Zale family HW party don’t STAHP!  I think MOST of the older kids are on Honor Roll.  Oh yeah!

Aw… Sisters are cute…
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Breanne continues to try to earn my TH favor by doing her homework (above) and being the first Sim to use the ever-so-coveted hop scotch board.  Everyone rolls wishes for one, I buy it, no one uses it, I sell it, everyone rolls wishes for one – wash, rinse, repeat…

But then…
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Breanne plays!  It’s so funny, she’s playing alone, but she’d miss, and walk off all mopey, and I was all “aw, honey, it’s okay, no one cares…”

I kinda watched the Sims sim, and they were TOTALLY boring, and meeting their needs and chatting happily, and autonomously fulfilling little wishes to chat and stuff, so I thought Abe might want to take Bettina out to learn to drive… (oh, cuz I bought them that Wombago thing… looks like a Subaru..)

Apparently, it was hard, and Bettina vacated the automobile mid lesson.  Instead of:  “Hey Dad?  I’m kinda tired of this, let’s go home…” She just hops out and chooses to nap on a bench…
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… at 1:00 am, so then this happened…

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And Abe?  When he got home, was SUPER STRESSED.  Which I thought was actually appropriate and funny…

…THEN!

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Beatrix, while talking to Worst.Babysitter.Ever aka Becca’s beau aka Donovan – wets herself.  At least Blair is no longer alone…

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Yeah Bea – that reek?  It’s you.
(And repair lady needs to calm the f*&^ down.  If you hate broken stuff so much… fix them!)

What’s this?  Birfday?  BIRTHDAY!

Breanne goes first…
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And looks pretty while not giving a shit…

…Okay…
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…maybe she cares a little…

Her romantic interest, who’s already aged up?
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He cares A LOT (and we all know why!)

Pre make-over
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I’m sure there’s a time and place and Sim for that hair, but Breanne is NOT it.

Bettina Birthday!
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“Why thank you”
She looks so evil gracious.
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“I wish… to be Torch Holder!”

Then Bettina and her close runner for TH make so much cute.
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And then this happened:
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It’s okay!  Can be fixed!

Post make-over and LTW selections:

First, Breanne – who was my front runner for a while, and was only slightly edged out by traits I wanted to play and sheer beauty.

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I think she looks AMAZING, and I feel that Abe and Angelica made so many unique and beautiful children.  Already possessing neurotic, couch potato, hopeless romantic, and virtuoso, she rolled savvy sculptor, and was on the honor roll.  Bless her.  She likes hot pink, pancakes, and rap music.  We picked “descendent of davinci” as her LTW – we didn’t “roll” but we picked one of the suggested LTWs.  I hope she finds success and happiness.

Bettina!
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I think she’s so amazingly gorgeous.  She is my TH – but if I ever have any readers, I’ll heir poll any future selections.  I chose her because I think she’s strikingly beautiful, and has fun (if not overplayed) traits.  She rolled slob – which I get a kick out of, to add to her, easily impressed, lucky, diva, and excitable traits.  We selected her LTW to be the Fortune Teller Mystique path.  I have NEVER played this.  And I really wanted to – because Aurora Skies didn’t HAVE a fortune teller location – so I built this:
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And I’m looking forward to seeing what this fortune teller is all about, and enjoying my lovely homemade lot.

SO!  It’s then end of Generation 1-A, the next post will be Bettina Zale taking over as TH for Generation 2-B.  I’m actually excited for Abe to get to relax into a state of AI Oblivion, while I let him free and begin to micromanage Bettina.  I’m interested in seeing what activities he chooses, and which family members he opts to talk to.  I’m sure I’ll start being annoyed by him before too long – but for now, I’m reluctant to let my sweet founder go.  I think he and Angelica created a fine beginning to this family – and it’s bittersweet to let him go.  Cheers Abraham Zale!  Goodnight!
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Abraham Zale’s Day Off 1.10

Hi There! Welcome back to a fresh new fancy post! We left off with a moderately successful Epic Quad Birthday, and a whole new romp awaits us. Let us delay no longer!

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Let’s hope she finishes it!!

SHE DOES!
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I heart Angie without her guitar… I just wish she’d put on some clothes!!!

Family Entertainment Time!
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I heart this family…

OOH!
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Think I’ll get another painting? (current status – unfinished)

It’s PROM TIME!
For some reason, the limo parked WAY OVER HERE:
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The girls, in their finery, had to walk…
And Bettina’s marker said she was in the limo, but I never saw her…
Still fun shot!
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Such lovely girls!
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All the girls had a rough night – at first. All were denied for a dance, all got in a fight, and when we first got home, I didn’t see any sign of romantic relationships…
Becca Donovan Becca Prom Queen Blair Oops Breanne Raphael Leif Bettina LOL Breanne
But, after everyone was home safe and sound, three of the girls had “romantic interests”
Bettina and Leif Clark, Breanne and Raphael Olivia (who was a vampire later…), Becca and Donovan aka Worst.Babysitter.Ever. Come on Becca! You can do better (although he IS kinda cute…)

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We finally hired a maid! I think he’s cute, but I like that hairstyle… This cutie is Scottie Rushing
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Baxter and Abraham were enjoying a casual banter when…
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Person person minus for me too friends. Me too. Baxter is the only Sim I’ve ever seen go stretchy when not amidst the sparkly dance. Weirded me out…

After stretchy incident Abe decided to drown his sorrows in cake. He picked a slice from the fridge that was like, completely devoured already.

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Look how sad he is? Especially when Becca has that glorious full slice… no more cake makes me morose too.

Oh cute Scottie – that is NOT cleaning…
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“whu? I just wanted to have a go”
Honestly, he got right up, went about his duties, and has done nothing but mercilessly tidy ever since. I totally forgive him.

Ain’t no party like a homework party cuz the homework party DON’T STOP
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Entire house… fast asleep. I am ISBI NINJA!
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**UPDATED: WTH was I talking about?  Everyone fast asleep?  Except Baxter talking to someone there in the corner of the living room – and Beatrix wandering around in her bedroom.  But right Heather, right.  You’re an ISBI Ninja and everyone’s FAST ASLEEP**

Have you been wondering about Abe and Angelica’s relationship? They’re autonomously cute – all the time. Here’s proof:
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Aw, look! Forgiven maid enjoys the ghost story – I like how we don’t have to pay them by the hour anymore – or this would’ve bugged me – big time.
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Beatrix, after her fancy ghost story – is a T-Rex Footballer SuperStar!
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Yeah honey…
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My PC makes me make that face too. (like when I watched you age into childhood…)

Hey! Does anyone remember me locking in Angelica’s wish for a guitar? Well, I bought one like she wanted, only I gave it to Breanne. This as since commenced with annoying regularity.
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But cute photo is cute.

Hey! Remember how Baxter was sleeping with his eyes open and TOTALLY creeping me out

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All better! And he dreams of rubbish bins too – just like everyone else… aw…

As soon as Breanne put the guitar away… OMG FREAK OUT!
(Oh wait, I didn’t get the photo, but she glitched and it was awesome – carry on)

A&A share a romantic breakfast of Autumn Salad
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Now don’t get me wrong, I love salad, and I can eat a LOT of different foods for breakfast, but an autumn salad does NOT a breakfast make.

Angelica – sans guitar – is a much bet–well is a much more attentiv–no… Angelica, without her guitar parents in “Angelica Style”
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Still not kid appropriate dear – but hey…

And then…

…(letting tension build)…

…while EVERYONE WAS ASLEEP…

…at 2:21 am…

…I heard noises…

…I checked everyone, they were a snug in their beds…

…TV was off…

And…and…

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This douchenozzle was screaming about hating movies through his megaphone. Thanks. Thanks man. I loved it.

Hey! Then more stuff happened…
Like this:
Bye Gundrun
I was more bummed than with Martina – but yeah, don’t care.

Then, it was a Wednesday. CEO Abe had a day off, and by 9am, every single other member of the household had head off to work or school.

Broken dishwasher leaking all over?
Clogged toilet?
There’s a staff for that…

Abe seemed like the napping type… so we took one:
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Want waffles at 12:30 pm? You betcha…
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Maid: “OMG It’s Abe Zale – (SNAP) I clean his house!”
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Wanna watch whatEVER you want on TV? You go Abe, you Go!

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Wanna make out with your wife when she gets home?
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Oh yeah baby, you go (and you should, cuz she ain’t gonna be hot for much longer…)

BIRTHDAY TRIFECTA

Can you tell who for? Balloons are a clue!
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I’m tired and I want to post this so…

Birthday Birthday Birthday

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Ang does not like… Aw…

Here they are!!

Beatrix!
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She needs bangs, trust me, I tried like, EVERY hairstyle on her… however with the right look, I think she’s lovely. She had frugal locked in, to join loves to swim, virtuoso and artistic. She is not the next TH. Oh, and aside from being female, I think she’s an Abe clone.

Then Baxter!
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He aged up in Abe’s hair and looked IDENTICAL so I think he’s a clone too, but as I’ve already mentioned, I cannot tell – but yeah, I’m pretty sure if we met Abe as a teenager, he’d look like a paler Baxter. Baxter rolls natural cook, which is a trait I enjoy. He adds this to clumsy, eccentric and friendly. He is not the next TH.

Lastly – Angelica…
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I didn’t feel she’d fight the gray, but I felt she’d rock the streaks. So here she IS!

Aaaaaand, that’s all folks. Come back next time where I’ll PROBABLY pass the torch! Thanks for stopping by, and Happy Simming!