Monthly Archives: February 2014

Zales Being Zales 7.5

Well Hello!  Last time, I discovered Meredith, and I liked her so much I created some potential drama, but readers united and suggested I follow the wish pattern.  So honestly, not much happens this time!  Hence the title!  But read on to see how it goes!

We begin focusing on Meredith… Since she was the main discovery of the last post, aaaand…. here she is…
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…napping in the rocking chair.  That I should sell, but I never do.

Meanwhile, Al was off at work and got a taste of his own medicine!
Serves Al Right!
It’s about time someone slapped him.  I approve.

Working on Giles’ wish to be “good friends” with Meredith, we show her a gross video.
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…because she stinks, and that’s gross.

HA HA HA!  Apparently it’s TERRIBLE!
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Let me see!  WE WANT TO SEE!

Hmm, I don’t know about you, but her reaction seems a bit dramatic.
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Maybe a bit of a weird video, but gross?  Nah.

But apparently Meredith likes this stuff, because…
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…person smellyperson plus!

I then get sick of her stench, so we go to cure her.
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And… well?  SORRY!
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FAMILY CHECK!

SHELLEY!
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Oh dear, excuse me! *embarrassed*

Flora, Al and Harold…
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…Careful Flora – he’s mean.  And in front of the baby!

Helen and Hank look like they’re up to something while they ride the school bus.
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And it’s super dark, even though it’s around 4:30, it’s rainy and stormy out.

Lastly, we spot Hal …
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Asleep… Exciting these Sims are!  (I think I’ve been reading too much of The Lockwood Chronicle, and now I’m talking like Yoda.)

Oh look, shocking, Alejandro and Flora are not getting along.
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And a broken shower is flooding through the walls.  GREAT.

Hank and Helen arrive home…
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…and Hank is adorable!

Helen and Flora enjoy their favorite activity, chatting in the rain!
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Okay, so you all know I don’t like this guy, but he’s actually managing to be pretty adorable.
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And he managed to get promoted a few times, unlike TRACI, Traci never went around smacking people.

But see?
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It’s obvious why I liked him once.  Before his jerky nature became so apparent.

Shelley  has been sitting and watching Hank preside over the royal court for ages.
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She’s very happy about it and has been having a nice time!  Silly Family Oriented Sims.

Helen, being the brave girl she is, checks under her bed for monsters.
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THIS IS NOT GOOD!  THIS IS NOT GOOD!!!  ABORT MISSION!  ABORT!
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HOLY CRAP!

Me too Helen, MEE TOOO!!!
me too!
WHAT KIND OF GAME IS THIS!
what kind of game!

Why are you  not running away!?!
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I guess she really is brave.  I ❤ you, Helen!

Giles works nights now, and was heading out the door, and I captured him being…
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too cute to be evil.  TCTBE.

He’s level four now, a getaway driver.
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And he’s adorable.  I really enjoy my Giles.

***THIS PICTURE BROUGHT TO YOU BY…***
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***…SHELLEY ZALE COOKING AND WEARING CLOTHING!!!***  Wee!

Flora here is about to pass out, but takes care of Hal first.  I’m sure he’s not sleepy, but thanks.
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GnomeJuila watches from behind.  But Julia doesn’t read my blog anymore.  I miss laserkatt.

Yes Flora, put him to bed, I’m sure he’s VERY SLEEPY.
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*facepalm*

Hal:  NO IDIOT WOMAN!
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I JUST WOKE UP, I AM HUNGRY.  IT IS YOU WHO IS TIRED.

Then this happened, and well, I guess Flora isn’t THAT much of an idiot.
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Except she is… because I don’t know about you, but I do not see Meredith in this bed.
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Anyone?  See Meredith?  Yeah?  NO!  IDIOTS.

Oh man, Helen is checking again!
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*nomonstersnomonstersnomonsters*

SERIOUSLY!?!
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RUN SWEETIE!  RUN!

And yes, I too would sleep in the tree house.
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you are forgiven.

NOTE:  A while back, Alejandro rolled a wish for a sonic shower.  I granted it, and put it in Meredith’s pool house space.  BUT ALL THE ZALES ARE ADDICTED.  Everyone uses it constantly, without issue by the way… but Flora?
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She’s a moron. And standing upright in front of something and occasionally brushing your hair aside causes the above.  Oh dear, Flora.  You are too much.  Moron.

But back in the main house, Shelley is adorable.
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Hal is pretty cute too.
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HA!  I love the eating of Mr. Green.  Classic.

So Giles was sore from working out so he can advance in his life of crime, so we asked for a massage from Meredith.
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It’s a normal butler action, but I think these two are ADORABLE and they both look like they’re enjoying the moment.

Then Giles rolled a Meredith wish!  I had been waiting SO LONG…
pillow fight!
It’s not the “Get Married and Have Five Babies” wish I was hoping for yes I know, not a thing, but I am excited nonetheless!

So promptly, this happens!
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OMG SHE IS TOO CUTE!

Watch that smile, Giles, she’s about to wipe it right off your face!
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Toldja!
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After this interaction I let Meredith take control of the show, and they gossip.
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Too cute!

And HIGH FIVE!
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Dorks.

AAAAaaaannndd… they’re totally the cutest friends ever.  Giles doesn’t roll any romantic wishes for her (or his husband, for that matter) nor does she initiate any romantic interactions with him.  We know she’s attracted to him, she sent him a letter – but ya know?  I don’t think she wants to be a home wrecker, I also think she is attached to the children, and doesn’t want to hurt them, or create chaos.  We’ll have to see what happens with Giles and Alejandro during Al’s midlife crises, and Giles’ potential one in a few days.  SPOILER: Alejandro has his adult birthday in a moment, and Giles is still YA.  And yet Giles was a YA when we invited Al over and Al was still a teen.  I REALLY WISH THIS GAME AGED SIMS PROPERLY.  Anyhoo, back to business…

YES GILES, You are VERY scary….
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…especially in your purple floral swimwear towel that you’re wearing because you wanted to slide on the waterslide a moment ago, and I said NO!  *cancels “scare Flora” action out of his queue*

CAKES!  ON GLOWING COUNTERS!
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GUESS WHAT?!?  They are not who you think they’re for!  I bet you think they’re for the toddlers!  BUT NO!  They have a few days left (much to my chagrin) but the two simmies these cakes are for were going to age themselves up in a few hours!

HAPPY BIRTHDAY SHELLEY!
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And you…
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Giles:  GOOOO MOM!  WOO!
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Flora and Meredith:  ALRIGHT SHELLEY!!  YAY!
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Aw, Shell…
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Author’s Note:  I meant to REALLY try to call Shelley “Shell” but it never stuck.  I didn’t like the spelling of “Shelley” but I liked her so much, but yeah… Shell never really happened.

And you.
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I cannot deny that your husband is rooting for you right now.  So Giles cares about you, even though you’re an abusive a$$.

But the kids care too!
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For their “other daddy” who I don’t like, but they  have mediocre to decent relationships with.

It’s okay Shell… you’ll always be beautiful to me.
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And you.
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I don’t like you, so enjoy you’re terrible sparkle picture where it looks like you stepped out of TS1.

And I was *sarcasm* SOOO Surprised to see this!! *end sarcasm*
Oh Al.
I HATE YOU ALEJANDRO!  More than Traci.  And more than Angelica when she was a guitar addict, and more than Leif when he flirted with his mother-in-law, and more than Gustave when he sucked as a childcare provider, and I hate you SOO much more than Liz, who I still miss.  And Flora is fantastic and lovely, so you win ISBI-Spouse MOST HATED EXTRAORDINAIRE.  Your award?  I’d say divorce, but my readers aren’t sure, so… YOU GET TO WAIT AND SEE.

Here’s Shelley’s elder make-over!  Her seemed way too dark coming from a blonde, so I lightened it some, cut it a little, and redid her clothes!
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I think she looks so great.  I’ve always loved Shelley.

Al gets a makeover too, he aged up in his teen hair, so I instantly send him to a mirror to fix… and I give him a hair style I don’t like, but am strangely drawn too.  It’s perfect.
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I left Traci in the Zale Hair Curse, and I give Alejandro this style I can’t figure out.  It’s Perfect.

Parting Note:  How cute is Meredith eating with the children?
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And I don’t recall making her bosom this big…
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And that’s all folks!  I’ve really been enjoying time over on Miss Wingless’ blog, so if you have the desire, go give her a click!  She’s sweet as can be, too – so that’s always fun…

I think Sammy and I were alone in feeling the OMG JUST MAKE BABIES RIGHT NOW WITH MEREDITH AND GILES, but I think the hesitancy was right.  I actually like Meredith and Giles MORE right now, and I think it comes from not forcing things.  I was ready to send Alejandro away with all the boys, and maybe kick out Shelley and Flora – and well, it all seems SO WRONG now.  So I appreciate the feedback, and I approve of the way things have gone.  Except we still have to figure out what to do with Alejandro being a jerkface to everyone.  And I’m not giving up entirely on Giles and Meredith.  His midlife crises is yet to come, and if he rolls some flirty wishes, or some divorce wishes, well… we’ll see!  Come back soon!

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Maybe It’s Over 7.4

Hi!  Welcome back!  Last time a trip to the future yielded some not-girls against all our hopes and wishes, and Giles & Alejandro welcomed two new boys to the house – Hal & Harold.  Maybe things go a little differently today.  Read on!

With the aftermath of the not-girls birthday party everywhere, Shelley shows some love for the little Hal.
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Hal: The thought bubble!  It hurts!

The family and the new butler eat the not-girls cake outside in the rain.
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Spying the new butler, I remember I needed to give her a quick trip through CAS.
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Here is Meredith B.  Brunson or something.  She may or may not have had some “work done” to make her face less boring.  I love her little work-over, and she’s lovely.

While watching them eat in the rain, I spot none other than Zefie, Sammy, Pink and Amy mourning the death of another gnome.
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His name is also “Mysterious Mr. Gnome” we seem to have a lot of dead gnomes around that I didn’t realize existed.  Oops.

Hey there Giles, you’re looking especially evil in the full moon glow…
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…and your criminal work attire.

Hey there Helen – that’s not your bed.
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Hey there Hank – that’s not your bed either.
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Oh Helen, you’re lucky I adore you.  Because now you’re not sleeping AND preventing Flora from sleeping.
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Giles was checking the mail, paying the bills and fulfilling his constant wishes for undermining charities when this appears…
Sneaky Butler Love
…Hmm, Meredith has a little thing for Giles.  I did just remake her to be extra awesome.  And she obviously likes him – what do you think, readers?

I decide it would be just rude not to write back…
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…so with her standing right behind him, dripping from her work taking care of the family, Giles writes her back.

Real sly, buddy.
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They catch each other’s eye as they pass in the halls, going about their family duties.
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Thanks to the playpen and the walker, the boys can walk and talk, so that just leaves potty training for the not-girls.  Hal first.
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Meredith finds any excuse to be near Giles…
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…And she can’t take her eyes off him.  (*Note: I have no idea why she doesn’t butler in her butler outfit, but I’m happy I made her such cute clothes!)

Awwwwwww…
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TCTBE with Hal.  I love it.

Almost finished with Harold!
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The not-girls are now fully skilled!

***SUBLIMINAL MESSAGING***
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***COMPLETED***

Most of the family is in the family room (fitting) and even Alejandro is being nice.
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But maybe just because he’s hungry…

Grandma Flora loves Helen.
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Helen loves her right back! ❤

Hank is pretty darn cute too – even if he asks for bedtime stories, refuses to sleep, and then makes his way to the tree house as a last ditch attempt, but all he REALLY needs to do is GO TO HIS BED AND CLOSE HIS EYES.  Ahem.  Cute:
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Then I heard the lovely sound that cues a broken thing – and I went to find Meredith and she was ALREADY on it.
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Pleasedon’tdiepleasedon’tdiepleasedon’tdie.

Thanks Al!
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That might actually help her not die!

(Note:  What happens if the butler dies while on the job?  Does the agency send another one?)

Shelley proves she loves the not-girls just as much as if they were girls.
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Harold is actually alarmingly cute sometimes.
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Speaking of cute…
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… Just sayin’.

These two were laughing and joking out in the rain…
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The screen capture kind of sucks, as they both look a little ill, but it was REALLY cute.

Giles, after rolling a wish to chat with someone… decides to give it a shot.
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They talk about purple and violet colored squares and all goes swimmingly.  I refused to look at her traits/favorites in CAS, so I learn she likes violet, and that she is a friendly, neat, daredevil.

I SEE POTENTIAL:
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Anyone else?

Al’s adult birthday is in just a couple SimDays, if he has a midlife crisis, and rolls a wish to divorce Giles, I will pursue this (heck, I might do it anyway – no promises here)  The little relationship built itself, and I wasn’t expecting it.  I tweaked with Meredith just so she wasn’t a faceone.

But do you SEE HER?!?
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And remember, she can fix a hot tub, wearing heels.

Then Giles rolled this:
Friends First
And I found it so endearing.  Friends first.  GOOD friends.

But HEY, the rest of those zany Zales are running around here somewhere.  FAMILY CHECK:
Bless you, Helen and Shelley.
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(NOTE!: A few hours later, Helen was in Hank’s bed asking for a story, so apparently this wasn’t good enough and she didn’t go to sleep.)

As for Hal:
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That is not his bed, and he doesn’t appear to be tired.

These two, I initially captioned “Not as successful” – referring to Helen and Shelley’s aforementioned bedtime story victory, but that was before I found them all up, exhausted, or in the wrong bed again a few hours later.
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So yeah, you’re all idiots.

And what about Harold?
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Man, I thought I sold both of those things, but he’s SUPER CUTE.  Every time I click on Harold I find him doing something super cute.  For being a not-girl blonde, I’m a little bit fond of him.  Shh.

OH, and I almost forgot Al.  Here he is, missing an arm and contemplating the piece of bread he just ate.
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Riveting.  (I don’t like you.)  We have watched Al slap FLORA, ERIK, and his husband Giles.  He’s a jerk, no matter how you slice it.

Is it just me?  Or do they look distant?
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(Or maybe it’s the fact that jerkface Al is refusing to look at his husband.)

I’m sorry Giles, I guess he doesn’t want to talk to you.
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I had Giles “Chat” with Al just to see what would happen.  For some reason the action cancelled, so I selected it again, and Giles sat in the seat next to Al, and they sat and barely spoke.

And Meredith walks in, watching Giles.
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Meredith looks at Giles every time she walks into a room and he’s there.  Meredith to Giles, Giles to Al.

Al…
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…aware that his husband is talking to him, turns his back and walks away.

Al? Giles was talking…
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Giles?
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Maybe it’s over.

… …
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Maybe it’s just beginning…

And that’s all for now!  Let me know if you have any ideas/opinions regarding what happened this play session!  I  had NO intention of this happening.  I opened my game to the after party and cake eaters, and remembered to remake Meredith.  While I was remaking her I thought to myself “man, you’ve spent more time on her than most of the spares combined”, but I had no idea things would go the way they did.  But I also never mess with spare faces and such, but since she was a faceone, I took liberty on making her more unique.  So yeah.  I am just as surprised as you are, so let me know what you think!  Until next time, Happy Simming!

Girls! Girls! Girls? 7.3

Hi There!  Welcome back!  Last time – well, it was earlier today, so just go read it if you haven’t.  This time, based on reader response, I am going to go get another child.  Let’s go get some girl babies!

SO!  I was going to begin with Giles and Alejandro heading straight off into the future, but Giles had to work at 8:00 pm, so instead we begin with…
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Aw, Flora tucking in little Helen.  Sweet…

Then Al tries his hand at parenting.
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Pro Tip:  Don’t buy a high chair unless you want toddlers trapped and starving all the time.  Al had no problem feeding him on the floor.

Giles is home!
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But he’s about to pass out, so a nap is required before we venture off into the future.

Al and Shelley are getting a long just fine…
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…as they support Hank’s xylophone skills, AND have managed to feed Helen.  YAY Sims!

HA!  Silly horse.  I can see why you cannot move.
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Apparently the Zale lot is on a bed of quicksand.  And look!  A gnome death!  The name is just “Mysterious Mr. Gnome” so I must not have noticed him for his entire “life”.  Sorry dude.  I reset the horse by the way – all is well.

In you go Giles!  Future time!
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Don’t look so terrified, you’ve done it before!

I went to the map to head to the hospital, for ya know, baby making – and I discovered some decedents lived RIGHT next door to where Giles and Al were standing – so I send them over to say hi.
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The child standing out front is Keri Zale.

She is unfortunate looking.
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The future for the Zales isn’t looking too bright.  And THOSE are Alejandro’s EYES.  I do not like them.

This is Dimitri Zale, they greeted with a hug like old friends.
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I thought it was pretty cute.

Fancy place they have here.
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I like it 🙂

This is Ismael Zale
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They might be Keri’s parents.  I’m not sure.

Anyway, back to business…
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THINK PINK!  And red hair!

AAaaaanndd… It’s a boy.  I name him Hal.  I fail to acknowledge his existence, and we run back in there and make another baby.  Because hey, there’s one more house slot open and Hal is not a girl.  And by “run back in there” I mean Giles and Al take a taxi all the way back to home base, put Hal on the floor, and then head back over to the hospital, needing to call a sitter.  It takes so long, baby number two is actually one day YOUNGER.  But anyway…

PINK PINK PINK!  GIRLS GIRLS GIRLS!

DAMN!

😐

No.

FINE.  I name the other stupid not girl HAROLD.  And that’s it.  You all can’t say I didn’t try.  So there readers.  Are you HAPPY NOW!?!  You better all answer “YES” immediately and with enthusiasm, because now I have THREE BOYS.  And our dear beautiful sweet Helen who will be TH because I said so.

So yes, I could have customized the DNA and make sure that Giles and Al made a couple girls on this visit, but then you have to pick hair and eye color too, and not just gender, so I cancelled that out, because those things should be inherited.  I THOUGHT about quitting without saving and trying over and over but UGH, too much work so I have boys.  Hank, Harold, and Hal.

Back at home:
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Big Boys:  Oh yeah, we have a pool.  It’s nice.
Little Boys:  Scattered on the lawn like jelly beans.

Hal is an evil couch potato who likes Chinese tunes, spaghetti with veggie sauce, and the color turquoise.
Hank’s room gets a quick splash of turquoise and a new crib:
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The colors don’t look terrible together, so fine.  *grumble screwing up my cute bedrooms grumble*

Harold is a brave light sleeper who likes rap, shawarma, and the color violet.  Helen’s room gets a hit of violet and another new crib.
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Both rooms don’t look terrible, so fine!  *grumble grumble not girls grumble*  The new babies have sleeping places now.  AND teddy bears, mind you.  I don’t totally hate them.

Al feeds Harry.
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But I don’t like Al, and Harry was supposed to be a female… but it’s still cute.  I GUESS.

Giles sets Hal up in the swing.
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Oh glorious swing.  A quick button push and parenting is done for a few hours.  I love you swing.

I heard flirty voices and I found these two…
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…bein’ all cute and flirty in their summer dresses on the patio.  It’s a lovely spring day.

Then Giles rolls this!
Butler time
So we’ll have to do that pretty soon.  It can sleep in the pool house.

Shelley is perfectly happy with the two new boys, and has no concerns about their gender.
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Shelley is a better person than I am.  And she’s family oriented.  So that’s always good.  😐

Who do we have here!
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Why it’s Graham and Giselle!  How nice to see you!

And Gwen too!
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Hi Gwenie!  Eaten anything weird lately?

Why are the spares here you ask?  (of course you didn’t, you are all very smart and know why they’re here… but for WHO?)
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Why Helen and Hank of course!  (Man someone kicked over that poor flamingo AGAIN)

The maid who never cleans is the first to arrive on the party scene.
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But the grandmas are there too!
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And daddy Al.
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Oh precious Helen, you are too cute!
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And this lovely sunny day makes you look extra sparkly!
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Helen rolls brave to add to light sleeper and couch potato.

Before makeover:
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I think she’s very cute, and we can fix those eyebrows and hair.

Giles has the best relationship with both his children, and takes Hank to his cake next.
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TCTBE all over the place.

Cake!
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Holy cow little boy, you are adorable.
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Hank rolls slob to go with clumsy and excitable.  I can just picture him spilling his food in an act of excitement and then not caring that he’s wearing it on his clothes.

Here he is before makeover.
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Nice boots. *SNORT*
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After makeover Helen!
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❤  She’s perfect and I love her.

And after makeover Hank!
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I don’t like Al’s eyes, so I give Hank glasses, and now I think he looks cute.  I don’t think we’ve had glasses since Evie, so I’m happy 🙂

Giles then pays the bills before the repo man comes…
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…and Gwen thinks she enjoyed the party very much!  I don’t know if you noticed, readers, but none of the spares witnessed the birthdays.  They were in the hot tub, or on one of the household’s many computers.  I guess they couldn’t be bothered with the whole family birthday thing.  Jerks.

And our new butler arrives!
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Her name is Meredith.  I like her eye color.

Someone found the piano!
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It was one of the first things I put in this house, so yay!  I vaguely recall Frond finding it a long time ago… but it’s still noteworthy.  Of course Flora was GLUED to watching Shelley play, and booed her all the time… because SIMS.

Hank checks out his new big boy corner.
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And I realize I should’ve now put Hank and Helen together so they wouldn’t be disturbed by the babies, but then I would have to redo the rooms, and I can’t imagine turquoise and violet together if I put the new not girls in the same room.  So we’ll watch this bad decision bite me later.

Apparently the hot tub was broken – one of the spares must’ve done it… but thanks Meredith!
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Something about wearing heels while sticking a screwdriver into an electric thing full of water doesn’t instill confidence.  But maybe that’s just me.

WHOA BOYS!  No fighting!
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Al!  You JACKASS!
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You have the QUICKEST temper I have EVER seen, and you IMMEDIATELY resort to violence!  All Giles did was “mock divas” which was actually pretty funny – and Giles FLIES off the handle!

Oh look, now you’re scared?!?
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You should be!  You hit him first!  But thankfully you were saved by the bell, or the cell phone in this instance, as Giles’ phone rang, and then he went off to work.  He also immediately rolled THIS:
See Al's Ghost
Which seems a LITTLE harsh, but I kind of agree with him.  Stupid Al and his beady little eyes.

Hank decides to ask for a bedtime story (here we go again)…
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…but I approve of harassing the butler for it.

Except that’s your sister’s new big girl bed.
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And then look!  My first ever, in my simming history – An Arrest!
Giles is arrested
How exciting!

Giles then walked himself to the police station, but hey, it was still cool.

Giles:  Maybe I can get some sleep in there. *yawn*
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I have Giles “work out” while he’s in there.  I hope they feed him, he’s super hungry.

Back at the house, Al is trying to get back in my good graces by reading Helen to sleep.
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With a vanishing book.
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Helen still enjoys the story.

Hey!  Good job kid!  You found your own bed.
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Whoever Hank is waiting for doesn’t show up, because I catch him later out in the yard…
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Fine. Sleep in the tree house.  Heck, I don’t care if you sleep in the sandbox, JUST GO TO SLEEP!

Hey look!  Ghosties!
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Abraham!  Duchess, Eddie, and Bettina.

Bettina heads out for another cruise around town.
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GAAAAAHHH!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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KILL IT WITH FIRE!!!!!!!!!!

Oh.  Never mind.  Eddie’s fine.
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Eddie’s okay.  Really.  *cannot unsee*

Helen:  SOMEONE SHUT UP THIS NOT SISTER!  I WAS SLEEPING!
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Helen:  Thanks grandma Flora.
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Orrrr not?
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Grandmas RAAAAGGGEEE about the screaming baby.  For heavens sake!  I know he’s not a girl, but really now.  Someone (*cough*Alejandro!*cough*) but the swing on FAST and now the poor guy’s gonna throw up.  So maybe instead of yelling about it, you could help him?

SERIOUSLY HANK?
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You were OUTSIDE in the TREE HOUSE and you’re here too?!?

Q:  How many Sims does it take to help a screaming infant?
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A: It is one of life’s great mysteries, as it still hasn’t been completed.

Al actually steps in and picks up Harold.
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Which is cute and all, but it’s all Al’s fault he was sick anyway.  Jackass.

Giles!  You’re free!  Hurry home!
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Yes yes, I’m sure that man is very entertaining, and the whole world seems like a happier and more beautiful place now that you’re out of the big house, but please…
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…go home.

They didn’t feed the poor guy, AND he’s about to pass out.
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Sooo, it isn’t the best time for THIS:
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But if I didn’t cake the not girls, they were going to sparkle on the floor in a few hours.  surprisingly, Al has the highest relationship with both Harold and Hal.  So he brings this one to the cake.

Al:  I was helpful!  Praise me!
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Yeah.  No.

And it was Harold.  So let’s see Harold now?
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Oh look.  He’s blonde.  Just what we wanted!  A blonde boy!  😐
OKAY, he’s stinkin’ cute, but still.
After a quick run through CAS:
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Here’s violet loving Harold.

FLORA ZALE!
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DO NOT PEE ON THE BABY!

Just add grandma wee and tada!
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Sparkles!

Here’s Hal.
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Hey!  He’s not blonde!  He looks a lot like a mini Al, but he’s not blonde.

Here he is!
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He’s pretty stinkin’ cute too.  And he likes turquoise.

I then spot this!
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It’s Meredith the butler!  In her pajamas?  I’ve NEVER seen a butler in anything but butler attire.

She then instantly spun into this (all while holding cake!  Magic butler!)
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So I obviously need to give HER a spin through CAS.  And I will.  Next time.

That’s all for now!  Come back soon!  Until next time, Happy Simming!

Waiting for Death 7.2

Greetings and Salutations!  I hope everyone is enjoying their fine weekend!  Last time on Planet Zale, we were still missing Liz, Alejandro was a terrible Sim, we picked ourselves up some future babies, and had a LIVING great-grandparent, as Erik Zale lived to see his grandson engineer some future spawn.  Now, we’re in the middle of a terrible wind storm, and I might lose power, and this post, but I’m mentally and emotionally prepared for that to happen, so we’ll see!  Also, if you can tell from the title, this play session involved me MOSTLY just waiting for Erik to die.  I was trying to prepare myself.  Read on to see how that went…

We begin with Alejandro actually behaving nicely.
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Yes.  You do have a nice pool.  I approve of this dialog.

Also, when I loaded the game, the new babies were still just laying on the lawn outside the future travel thingamabob, so I made up some bedrooms.  Here’s Hank’s!
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It’s not the best picture, but I think it’s a very nice room indeed.  It was Gwen and Giselle’s.

And I made a room for Helen too!
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I REALLY love her room.  It was Erik and Liz’s room – I have let Erik sleep in the pool house, but…

…Erik surprises no one, and immediately finds this:
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THE ROCKING CHAIR IS SOOOOO GOOD…

😐

Is this dude being nice again?
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Are we going to have to start liking him again?
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Hmm, maybe.  MAYBE.

Shelley then reaches cooking level two by tossing pizza like a ninja.
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Now, I would put my own cooking skill above level two – but I have TRIED to toss pizza dough.  It is hard.  Just sayin’.

Adorable and sleepy Erik (who I am stalking because he’s going to die any moment) plays catch with Flora.
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And Flora is also adorable.
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And yay!  Holiday house lights!  Purple of course, because Giles!  Wait, is Giles TH?  Have we even SEEN HIM YET?!?

Oh Erik, you sweet, sweet Diva.
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I’m going to miss you.  Very much.

Great-Grandfather Erik does nearly all of the parenting.
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Even though he’s starving.  Hi burrito Hank!

Here’s the current state of the Zale kitchen.  It’s full of rotting and burnt food, and the fridge needs cleaning… but the maid?
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She’s not cleaning that out…

…She’s helping herself to a bagel.
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And as soon as she finishes the bagel (and cleans up a couple dishes…) we find her…
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…choking on an empanada.  Sweet.  You’re terrible and the Zales hate you.  But Giles isn’t home when you’ve been around lately, so you’re still the maid.  (Giles? Who’s Giles?  Have we seen him yet?!?)

Shelley and Erik have a nice chat…
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…about aliens.  (This photo brought to you by me stalking Erik around because he’s going to die.)

Alejandro is being cute and nice again.
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Not sure how to feel about this Sim.  But I’m pretty damned sure I don’t like him.  However, playing with Helen in the swing is a good thing.

Flora was busy working on her science LTW and got singed at work!
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And then I SWEAR I took a picture of Shelley and Erik holding babies up next to cakes, and they were making very bored and disinterested faces… but no… so now the next shot is this!

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Flora is singed, and Giles (WHO?!?) has taken to wearing his graduation robes around when he’s not in his this-house-has-weird-indoor-outdoor-bits-that-make-me-wear-my-outerwear clothes.  But YAY!  Birthday!

Hank sparkles first!
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Is he winking?  Fancy.

DAMN!
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He’s BLONDE!  (NO MORE BLONDES!) but it’s okay because it’s a girl’s turn, so he’s not in the running.  Says me.  Right now.  I won’t even heir poll any boys.

Helen goes next and…
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…holy heck!  Where’d she get the black hair?!?  I don’t know Alejandro’s heritage, but the last dark haired Zale was… well, Gustave, and then Evie and Evan… throw back?  She also has dark blue/green eyes.  But where’d she get that hair?

Shelley:  Don’t ask me…
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Okay grumpy pants. I won’t.

And here we have little made over Hank!
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I’m certain those are Alejandro’s eyes and nose.  I do not like Al’s eyes.  His nose is okay, I like that it’s unique without being ugly.  He’s cute though.  Toddlers are always cute.  Unless they’re Hicks toddlers, and then they’re terrifying.

Then we have Helen!
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I have so few toddler hairstyles, so I did what I could.  This doesn’t do her justice, she’s lovely!  Do you see her eye color!  And YAY!  Not blonde!  I wanted some of Al’s hair color, since ALL of the Zales have been blonde or black haired, no browns or reds.  AT ALL EVER.  Well, there was Liz and Frond, and they were purple.  Doesn’t count.  Anyhoo…

Erik watches over his great-grandson.  Aw.
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I love that picture.

Hey!  YOU TWO DIVAS!  KNOCK IT OFF!
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Erik went up to Al to complain about art.  Sure, I agree that would be a VERY boring conversation starter.
Erik: Hey guy who married my grandson, you know what sucks?  ART.  I hate that crap!
Al: Um… that seems like some wasted energy to me.  But *YAWN* new topic please!
Anyway – NO FIGHTING!

Alejandro goes from bored to… FLIRTY… and compliments Erik’s appearance.  AND I didn’t get the picture AGAIN.  But Erik recoiled and was “awkward”  Good man that Erik.  And Al is a weirdo.

Giles tries to do some skilling with the toddlers before his carpool arrives.
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TCTBE!!!  (Too Cute To Be Evil – in case you forgot!)

And LOOK!  It’s GILES AGAIN!  I find it funny that I got this far before really even capturing the TH.  Do you guys even remember him?  Giles?  Evil hippie dude who won the heir poll?  Yeah…  That guy.

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I love Giles.  I really do.  He rolls TONS of child wishes… snuggling, and aging up well… and sure, stealing candy, but what harm does that really do?  Infants and toddlers should not have giant lollipops stashed in their diapers.  If Giles wants to steal their diaper candy – good for him.  It’s really just good parenting.

Aw…  Toddlers are cute.
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Skilling in their cheat objects.  In Helen’s super cute bedroom.

In case you were wondering about Flora and Shelley, they are still very much in love.
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And just celebrated their one year wedding anniversary!  I also spotted Flora’s tattoo in this picture and remembered… GNOME OF THE WRIST!

TADA!
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I send Giles as soon as he got off work.  YAY!

Meanwhile at home, Flora is not very helpful.
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Flora:  If only I could figure out why this baby is crying… *contemplates surroundings*
Hank: SOOO HUNGWY!!!!!!!!!!!  FWEEED MEEE!

😐

It’s okay though, because Giles is home!
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He loves his children.  Aw…

HEY AL!  Quit distracting the help!
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He’s here to fix the computer, so leave him alone.  MAN you have a huge nose.  And weird eyes.

I just LOVE Helen’s room.
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Giles may be about ready to pass out, but he’s still going to make sure Helen gets to bed.

Hey Erik?  You still alive?  Why so grumpy?
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Erik:  I’m NOT!  o.O
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You look scary buddy.  Are you doing okay?

And then it’s Snowflake Day!  So we hire a sitter and the adults head off to the winter festival!
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Erik’s old, so it takes him a bit to catch up.

Giles arrives pretty hungry, so he buys some onion rings from this nice lady.
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I can’t figure out what Erik is up to, so I locate him trapped behind this queue of people who cannot figure out how to enter the GIANT PARK, through the WIDE ENTERANCE.
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Poor Erik is stuck in the back, so I’m afraid he’ll never be able to get in…

Turns out they were all actually STUCK, and I had to reset the entire group.  So then Erik *pOOfs* home.
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I’m sorry you couldn’t hang out at the festival.  They had fun!  But thanks for coming home early to ACTUALLY take care of the kids…

Back at the festival, Flora tries her hand (or feet?) at ice skating!
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Shelley also gets herself some onion rings.  I approve.  I enjoy a good onion ring.
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Alejandro gives snowboarding a go!
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WOOO HOOO!!!  You go, Al!

Giles rolls a wish to destroy a snow angel, cuz he’s EVIL – so instead of ruining someone else’s angel, I have Giles make his own.
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And then we promptly kill it.
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Good times with Giles.

Also, while we were at the festival, we took a greeting card photo.
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I’m really sad that Erik isn’t in it, but I love it anyway.

Then Giles rolled this!
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I’d never seen it before!  We have a spring rider out by the pond.  The pirate ship one.  I bought it when the G children were just little kids in case they wanted to play with it.  It went ignored the entire time until this moment.  And look!
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I know it’s dark, and apparently Helen in her outerwear causes her to have no hair (HA!  That rhymes!)  But it’s still adorable.

See?
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So it’s way too dark, but this was an adorable moment.  And there’s music!  It was pretty super cute.  GILES!  TCTBE!

And then, the action I was trying to accomplish when I discovered the cuteness above, gets completed!
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NO SKILL BAR!  Helen is potty trained!

Hank too!
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So with the help of walkers and playpens, the two toddlers are now fully skilled.  Hurrah!

Back to stalking Erik, I find him playing catch with Shelley, but the game goes a little too long…
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…and although they both need “to go” the old man bladder fails first.  It is his final action aside from…

… his death.
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The boys were standing around, Giles trying to get the needs met efficiently, and Alejandro doing his ISBI best (aka – terribly in the way) to help – and it happened.  Arising from the beloved rocking chair – Erik feels the golden sparkles of death.

Both boys:  Is Erik okay?
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>.>
Al: Maybe I should put Hank in the play pen.

Erik was 101 days old.  Sad boys.
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Hey!  It’s Death!  I’ve been waiting for you!
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But nobody likes you.
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I know Flora.  I’m sad too.  I’m sorry.

Erik proves to be a Diva to then end.
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Erik:  PLEAAASSEEE, don’t take me!  I’m so AWESOME!

On the plus side, the toddlers are too young to care, and Moodlet Manager for the rest!
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The above picture is Giles zapping Alejandro, who is playing on the computer in the other room.  Moodlet Manager is more magic that you imagine.  Penetrates walls.

Al:  Thank you husband!!
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Giles:  Who is this clown?

OH NO!  In the midst of all the adult grief, I spy a toddler fail.
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Aw, poor Hank.

And then I spot Giles with Helen – they both love purple!
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They are too cute, really.  TCTBE.

Speaking of Giles, he’s been very busy working out, due to his planned life of crime.  Here is a picture of him after all his hard work.
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you’re welcome.

I then remember to go bury Erik with the rest of the deceased Zales.
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Giles has a quick cry over his dear grandfather, and lone male roll model.

Here lie the founding Zales and their spouses and pets…
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Left to Right: Angelica, Abraham, Bettina, Leif (with Benji in front) Cyrus with Traci and Changpu, Daisy and Gustave (with Duchess, Duke and Eddie in front), Liz and Erik.

Let us take a moment to acknowledge how far we’ve come.  Dear sweet Erik, my Diva Prince, my unwanted heir poll winner – you’ve earned your place amongst the founders.  Rest in peace with your beloved Liz.

And that’s all for now!  I’m not sure if I will bring more H children aboard, if you have an opinion on the matter, let me know.  I like the two we have, I’m still meeting my mini challenge of at least one of each gender per generation, and I really like Helen.  Child birthdays for Hank and Helen next time, so come see us again!  Until next time, Happy Simming!

Alejandro Shows His True Colors 7.1

Hi Friends!  Welcome back to another fun-filled Zale installment!  This one is short and sweet.  Well – not so sweet!  Last time Giles took over as TH, married his high school sweetheart Alejandro, but not after a quick romp with the exotic dancer, Dan Deeman.  Read on to see what happens next!

We begin still missing Liz.  I miss her too, my game is weird without her.
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Oh Erik, you’re so cute, and so old.  I know you’ll die soon, and it makes me sad.
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Shelley and Flora are as cute as ever, as I catch them spooning.
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Aw.  I just love these two.  I miss playing Flora.

Alejandro, darling, you barely knew her!
Al:  But we talked about fog!  THE FOG!
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Shelley’s relationship with her wasn’t that great either.  Way to stand around in your night clothes, and cry.  Go take a shower or something.  Both of you.

I then saw this pop-up…
ya think.
Ya think?  They’re married…

Giles and Alejandro shared some loving moments before Giles had to head off to work.
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Oops, no work.  Giles is still on his “honeymoon” and doesn’t have to work.  It’s also Spooky Day.

Apparently Al is in Erik’s way…
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…And Erik responds by shoving plates through his dripping grandson’s back.

Alejandro initiated “Be Frisky”, which I love, and I wish was around all the time, not just right after the wedding.
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However, before the adorable couple could “be frisky” they had to shoo both Erik AND Flora from the room.  Stupid new computer, draws them all in.

I thought the falling hearts looked pretty in their red and purple room.
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Aw.

I sent Giles down to exercise, and then THESE two started fighting!
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Hey!  Stop it!

THEN ALEJANDRO SLAPPED FLORA!
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AND ATTACKED!
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Oh sure, Giles, just keep doing those knee bends – don’t mind your HUSBAND BEATING UP YOUR MOTHER.
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Yeah, Al – don’t look so smug.  I do not like you anymore.
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Grr.

The aftermath:

Al:
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Painty painty paint.

Flora:
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Naked soak.

I HATE that they fought.  I hate it.  I hate Alejandro.  I think.  It’s moderately entertaining, but GILES is supposed to be the evil one.  Al doesn’t even have any nasty traits.  Diva is the closest thing I could think of that would cause such dramatic actions.  I also like Al’s genetics, and I want to see them with Giles… so… I DON’T KNOW, OKAY!?!

Shelley was ALSO in the room when her wife was being beat up by her son-in-law.
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Shell:  No mind.  Video games!

Erik was upstairs playing video games as well.  Since the TV was tied up by Giles working out, it was a race for the family computers.
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Although this is Alejandro’s.  Not that he’s using it.  Or that I want him to use it the big mean jerkface.

OH!  OH NO YOU DIDN’T!
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WHAT IS WRONG WITH YOU!!  You are NOT beating up your husband’s GRANDFATHER.  And GILES is supposed to be evil?  HA!  HA I SAY!

Yes.  Just look upon his evil face.
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I do not like you, Alejandro.  I do not like you at all.

Right after smacking around the old man, Al offers up a “pick up line”!
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Erik reacts accordingly.  Alejandro is the WEIRDEST Sim I’ve ever seen.  He’s does not have traits that would cause him to act this way.  Refresher: He’s artistic, brave, charismatic, a diva, and a heavy sleeper.  Why is he beating people up and flirting with his husband’s grandfather?!?  WHY!?!  Does he have repressed angst about his husbands transgressions at their bachelor party?  Is he regretting his situation and… OKAY, I’M OVER THINKING IT – but this Sim does not make sense.  Which I kind of like, for playing AND blogging reasons… but STILL.

Be careful Erik and Shelley…
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…Al is watching.  And he’s scary.

Giles got invited to a party by someone I didn’t know.
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Nice place.

The party was very boring, and Giles talked to this Sim.
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She’s pretty, and seemed to like him.  She complimented him as he was ready to leave, and he left with a new friend.  I do not know her name.  There was no food, and Giles was tired too, so he went home.

Back at home… Nice painting… (and Shelley’s barely clothed behind)
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… you big meanie.  SO Artistic.  *eyeroll*

***THEN***

Flora and Erik play catch!
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And GILES is activating the TIME PORTAL!

We all know what THAT MEANS!

Hi boys.  NastyPants and McCheater Face.
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Welcome to the future.

GO MAKE ME A BABY!  Girls please.  I want lots of girls to vote for when we have the next heir poll.

Oh look.  It’s a boy.
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His name is Hank.  He is excitable and clumsy (Kinda like all babies, am I right?) and he likes sushi, songwriter music, and the color blue.  Like our FOUNDER ABRAHAM!

YAY!  The second one we engineer is a girl!
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I name her Helen.  She’s a couch potato, and a light sleeper.  She likes digitunes, the color purple, and ceviche.  That is a very grown up food for a newborn…

Time to go back home, but aren’t you forgetting something?
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Shouldn’t you carry the babies through the portal with you?  I think you should!

They arrived back with the babies, so it’s all good, and I realized that I have a LIVING great-grandparent!  Oh sweet, old, Erik.
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Aw…

AWWWW…
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THIS PLEASES ME:
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Great-Granddaughter.  He picked her up all on his own, to feed her.  I made him snuggle her.  Not cheating because GREAT-GRANDPARENT!

I’m going to REALLY miss Erik.  😦

And with this heartwarming scene…
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Giles:  YOINK!  Thanks boy!  Baby-stolen candy is the BEST!
…We end this post.

😐

And, that’s all for now!  I know it’s a little short, but it seemed like a decent stopping point – otherwise I was going to play through the kids toddler birthdays, and that was just too long for tonight.  I also have some new updates to catch up on!  I had previously done all of my blog reading at work, like a very naughty employee, but there’s been a crack down on internet usage (mostly shopping, which I am NOT guilty of – but still) no reason to put myself at risk.  Off to read!  Until next time, HAPPY SIMMING!

Too Cute to be Evil 7.0

Well hello there!  We ended the last post with the kids aging into YA’s, and an heir poll!  Giles has won!  He had eleven votes, ten here on the poll, and one over on boolprop.  Evil has descended upon the Zale house.  Let’s see what happens!

I load my game to the screen centered on this:
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He’s so evil in his Nyan Bunny pajamas.

Run Giselle!
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RAWR!

And it’s time to say goodbye to the lovely spares.

Bye Gwen!
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I’ll miss your unique eating habits and general weirdness.

Bye Graham!
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I’ll miss your kindness and adorable face.

Bye Giselle!
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I’ll miss your beauty and neurotic nature.

I moved them all out together, so they reside in the same house somewhere.  I should go find them.  I probably won’t.

Shelley’s LTW needed to raise five children, but I can’t imagine another G child, so I’m sorry Shelley!
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Shelley:  It’s okay, because video games!

Okay good.  She doesn’t seem unhappy.  (Right Clicks away “Have a Child” wish)

A couple last minute wish grants for Flora…
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And it’s GILES’ TIME TO SHINE!

I spot him chatting with his grandpa.  Aw.
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Then they autonomously scurry off to play juice pong!
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Grandfather/Grandson bonding at it’s finest!

Who’s this guy?
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Why it’s Alejandro Rossi, Giles’ boyfriend!  (Before makeover, of course)

Giles:  Hi boyfriend.  You’re still a teenager…
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…have some cake.

Apparently Alejandro couldn’t age up yet, so “TRIGGER AGE TRANSITION” and sell the cake I just bought.  Thanks Al.
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Instant birthday party!

Hmm, not sure I like this Sim.
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Oh dear…
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Wait!  It’s okay!  I do like him!
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One quick spin through CAS and I present to you…Alejandro Rossi!
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He is artistic, brave, charismatic, a DIVA (NO!) and a heavy sleeper.  He likes Goopy Carbonara, Country Music, and the color red.  His LTW is to be a star news anchor!

I’m sorry Giles, I’m just going to keep saying it…
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…you’re too cute to be evil.  I invited Alejandro in, but he insisted on standing outside…

Giles:  So, Al… wanna move in with us?  It’s super fun here, nothing crazy or anything, I swear.
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Alejandro: SURE!
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Meanwhile I search for the rest of the Zales, and well, they were easy to find!
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VIDEO GAMES!  Zale family favorite activity.  Might want to sell it?  Nah, it makes them all happy.  Besides, all I DO is play video games, so who am I to judge?

Aw, their first night together.
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too cute.

Liz comes in and appears to creep on the boys…
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…but she’s actually checking out the new nightstand.

Apparently she hates it.
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Whatever, I think it’s nice.  Erik also stopped by in the boys newly remodeled room to scope out the new desk.  HI ERIK!

Here’s their new room and Alejandro’s pajamas.
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He is very skinny, and a little hairy, and I felt like he’d sleep in socks.  Hopefully he won’t annoy me like the last Sim I had sleep in socks.  TRACI ZALE.

Here’s Giles preparing for his life of crime.
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Which was promptly interrupted by GRADUATION!
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What in the world is Liz wearing?  She frequently reminds me that I never gave her a makeover after her elder birthday.  SORRY.  And oh look, Alejandro is a DIVA – UGH.

Hey look!  The rest of the Zales show up!
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And it has apparently started to rain.  But I was happy when I saw the spares arrive!  Giles got the “I Graduated” moodlet as well as “Proud Sibling” – so that was neat.

REQUIRED DIPLOMA TOSS SHOT:
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Complete with plumbob.  Oops.

Afterwards, Giles and Alejandro head off to the bistro for a nice date.
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Red!  His favorite color!
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Such cute boys.  TOO CUTE FOR EVIL.
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I’m sure you were all expecting this!
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These faces:
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TOO CUTE ❤

So, quick note – as I was capturing these images, I was all “dang, I’m spoiling their formal wear for the wedding…” and I ALMOST stopped and redid their outfits… but you’ll see why this doesn’t matter later.

Back a the house, nothing like a quick fall morning skinny dip before Giles heads off to work.
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Inside I spot Shelley and Liz bonding over a nice chat.
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Liz is very old, so I’m glad they’re talking.  I wish Shelley would wear clothes sometimes, but hey.

I use Alejandro’s one YA action to enter the Journalism career.
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Here’s the little workspace I made for Al.  His diploma and “most likely to be a millionaire” award hang on the walls, and the flowers Giles gave him on their date are on his desk.  I’m sure he won’t use it much, but that’s okay.

With my TH at work, I check on the rest of the family.  Here’s Shelley…
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…playing video games.

And Liz, staring at the fish tank.
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Erik and Flora are at work.  BORING.

Liz is 93 days old, Aw.  I remember meeting her with Erik at university.  *sniff* they grow up so fast!
Erik is 91 days old.  Both lifebars are full.  😦

Flora arrives home… and darling?  What is that on your face?
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Flora:  I’m batman.

Erik!  You’re home!
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I think I should let you retire.

YAY! Clap clap clap
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Erik retired while facing a wall, so enjoy the angle.
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But the family cares!

Having never played the evil trait, things like this are new to me!
Evil is new to me!
We of course did it immediately.  I wondered if he’d get like, devil horns or something the way good sims get halos?  But no, he just cackled like a maniac.

I was watching Giles work out when I heard haunting noises!
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Hi there Daisy!

Alejandro:  Hey future grandmother-in-law, some fog, eh?
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Liz:  Why yes, future grandson-in-law, it is indeed some fog.
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It is a very animated conversation about fog.

Person Person Plus:
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Sims are weird.  But I’m glad he’s getting to know her, since she’s VERY OLD.

Liz!  Please be careful and don’t play with fire.
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And dear Al heads off to his first day of work!
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And at this point I realize the similarities between my sweet Alejandro, and that wretch Traci.  Journalism career, high school sweethearts, and SOCKS.  Oh Al, I hope you are more successful than she was!  I mean, she got fired!  You can’t do worse.

There’s also a horse in the backyard.
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Because Sims.

Flora sat down and skilled logic all on her own!
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Looks like she’s having fun.  I only found her doing this because I heard her throwing a fit.

I found Giles chatting up the maid in the kitchen.
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They’re both evil and she’s flirty.  HANDS OFF LADY.

Giles:  HONEY!  You’re home!  *twirl*
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And kiss!
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TCTBE!

GAH!  The cute continues!  It’s the bachelor party!
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I thought it could be a joint thing, but then Alejandro says “Are you sure you want me here for your big party?”  Well yeah.  We do!

Frond!  Nice suit.  *snicker*
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Graham?  Is that you?!?
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You’ve been Monte Vista-ized!  Hilarious!

Giles:  Hey grandpa?  This might be a bit awkward, mostly because I’m standing IN you, but could you make a toast?
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Erik turned towards the wall and toasted the window.  But thanks anyway!

Ha ha, AWESOME!
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GO Erik!!

Shelley Zale!  What are you wearing!?
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“Dress to Impress” means much different things to different people.

Gotcha Uncle Frond!
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A received a notification about a stripper, but I couldn’t find one… until I realized he set up his act in Gwen and Giselle’s old childhood room.
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That is not appropriate.

Then Giles rolled this!
Flirt with the dancer!
I just might have to and see what happens.

Besides, Graham and Alejandro are having a dance, what’s a harmless flirt?
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Giles rolled a wish to chat with the stripper too.  His name is Dan.  Dan Deeman.  Clever EA.
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Giles:  So, do I like, pay you now, or…

Giles:  Hey good lookin’, that was some show!
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*Flirt flirt*

Guess who’s upset, even though he’d gone off to bed?
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Yeah… Sorry Al.

Meanwhile, downstairs…
Erik:  Wee!  Dancing!  This party rocks!
Liz:  I have to pee.
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Liz:  Oh wait.  No.  I’m just dying.

Erik:  WOOO!
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Liz:  Yup, definitely dead now.

Goodbye Liz Zale!  You were fun to have around!
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Erik finally noticed.

Liz Zale, the first to die with a stripper in attendance.
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WOOSH!  A quick dive into the urn, and she’s gone.  😦

Sorry Shelley and Flora.
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I know, it’s sad.

Where was Giles this whole time?
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Giles:  Ahh, this is the life!  I love the bubbles around my bits!

Alejandro cares more about her death, and he barely knew her!
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Erik:  🙂

Giles Zale!  That is NOT your betrothed!
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Quit rolling these wishes young man!

Giles:  NO.
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Giles Zale, you naughty boy.

He rolled so many wishes for Dan.  And not just flirty wishes, but chats and everything.  With the loss of his grandmother, too much fizzy nectar, and the wedding jitters, he made some bad choices.

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Then Giles surprised me and passed out.
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He wasn’t tired.  Well, he was, but not pass out exhausted.  I guess it’s from the party, but I felt like it was more because of what he’d done, and what had happened that night.  Liz dying and all.

I load up Liz into Giles’ pocket and head over to the cemetery to deposit her remains, and LOTS of ghosts were out to welcome her!
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Left to right, Angelica, Leif, Bettina, and Duchess!  Hi everyone!

Bettina?  Where in the world are you going?
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And Leif too?
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The car behind Leif is Bettina… so weird.  I lost them shortly after this.  But I guess ghosts go for late night joy rides in crappy cars.

The next day Alejandro wakes up to get ready for work, and eats his soon to be mother-in-law’s left over wedding cake.  That is some VERY old cake.
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He has no betrayed moodlet, nor has his relationship suffered with his fiancé, so it looks like Giles has gotten away with his little romp with Dan.  Aside from a brief upset after witnessing the flirt, there was no lasting impact.  Giles does however have a “naughty” reputation.  So we’ll see what happens.

Erik sleeps alone for the first time since his college days.
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Oh, look who’s awake?  Feeling guilty?
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Giles:  No.  I just miss Grandma Liz.

Oh.  Well stop it.  Your punishment is ALL of the household laundry.
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Quit looking sad.  You were very naughty!

Don’t look at me like that!  Just do your punishment!
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Stop it.  I will not feel bad for you, Mr. Evil McCheater Pants.
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Hey!  Your fiancé is home, go get married!
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You could’ve given him time to change first…

Hmm.  Some wedding.  Al is sobbing and wearing a baseball cap, and Giles is thinking about the laundry I just made him do.
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Erik appears to witness the nuptials…Screenshot-94
…in pajamas…
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…And sobs uncontrollably the entire time.

Giles: I’m so hungry I could eat your face, new husband!
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I discover that Flora did watch her son get married, but from the other patio.
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Flora: WEE!  Rice throwing is fun!

Shelley also managed to show up…
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…but pushes her hands through the glass door.

This was a very strange wedding indeed.

Go cut the cake.
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And eat it, before zombies come out, because…
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…FULL MOON.

Erik?  Did you just wet yourself?
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Yes.  Yes you did.

Well, that’s it for now!  Things didn’t go how I thought they would, but that happens sometimes!  Poor little Alejandro.  But I think Giles will shape up, and it was just a rough night for him.  Their wedding was a bit of a fiasco too, so hopefully their relationship isn’t doomed?  And he does have a LOT of Traci similarities… hmm.  We shall see I guess!  I had just updated the header and site background before playing, and then Liz went and died, and I didn’t feel like doing it again, so she lives on in her portrait above.  Come back and see us again real soon!

Teenagers Transition (Heir Poll!) 6.8

HI!  I think there was some football today, so if you’re familiar with the Zales that means A NEW POST!  Last time I showed you the graveyard, wasted a lot of time, and Shelley had her adult birthday!  What happens next?  Well read on!

We left off with a birthday party, so here we have Giselle whining about no open seats…
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…I don’t know about you, but I see several open chairs… 😐

The family is adorable!
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…dirty dishes and all.  And I SO need a different hair color!  TOO MANY BLONDES!

Graham:  My sisters hand… is ON THIS PLATE o.O
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Spooky!

The girls are very cute and expressive!
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Even if one of them is missing a hand.

SEE?!?  Giselle!  Stop failing!
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And what is UP with your missing hand!?!

The birthday ends, so the appropriate after party behavior is…
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…Homework!  Excellent.  Such good kids!

Shelley and Flora take a break.
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And I love them so much.

Adorable Shelley discovers her foot.
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I’ve seen it a million times, but I love it when Sims find their feeties.  🙂


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Woohoo!
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Complete with bubbles and falling hearts!

These two just sat around staring at each other…
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…maybe they knew what their mothers were up to?  Cuz it looks awkward…

SO IT IS THE SUPER BOWL…

And Graham watches it!
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It’s still incredibly boring.

Cutie Graham seems to be enjoying it, however!
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Aw…

Giselle woke up at four am to play video games.
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She’s still beats up the controller when things don’t go her way.
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ERIK!  Hi honey!  I miss you!
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How’s the cake?
Erik: Very old.
Well I’m sorry, Flora is too busy to make fresh meals.  Feel free to cook at any time!

Then I get this pop up!
Vacation!
So we say ADIOS to the adults!

So, this is an ISBI, so I just get to watch all the shenanigans.  I was surprised when all the teens made it to school the following day!
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And I love that school sign.  Too cute.  Forgive the plumbob… with Flora on vacation, I had to be selecting one of the teens.

Marta Almeria is all grown up…
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…yet still very unfortunate looking.  She came home with Giselle.

Gwen sits down right outside the school once it lets out…
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…and works on her homework.

Graham went home with someone, and also works on his homework…
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OOH!  He went home with one of the Monty children!  Say a FINE hello to Maureen and Dianna!
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They are lovely!  And definite spouse material!

Giles is off somewhere boring the mayor.  Nice Giles.
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The mayor is Constanzo Rossi.

Giles rests by the pool…
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And look! Frond is here!
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Hi Buddy!

Back at home, we get the pop up to throw a teen party!
Cipriana Costa and Goopy GilsCarbo show up!
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I must say, Goopy in TS3 is way hotter than he ever was in TS2…
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…but I loved him in TS2, everyone always liked him and he was so nice… Aw… Hi Goopy!

Looks like a pretty great party!
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See?
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We invited every teen we could from the phonebook.

RUH ROH!
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Hmm, never mind.  The officer just ran across the street to hang out at the graveyard…
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…and play on the trampoline.

Leif shows up to keep her company!
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Hi Leif!  It’s so great to see you!

NOTE:  Somewhere around this point, Gwen rolled a Zoology LTW.  We locked it in.

The boys and Orlando Romano are caught doing homework in the entry way!
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Way cute.

Like normal, most of the Sims are asleep, but Gwen is walking around.
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Gwen: I just want to be as beautiful as Giselle!
Aw, honey.  I think you are!

But!  No.  No no.  Don’t eat that.
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There’s flies.  I know you like flies, but no.  Yucky.  Leave it!

SO GROSS
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Gwen, I love you, but you are so weird.  LOOK AT THE FLIES!

YES, I’m sure it’s terrible, CHOKE IT DOWN.
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The following day, I spot Giselle and Graham having a video game match.
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And they are both very naughty!
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*SMACK SMACK SMACK*
THAT IS NOT HOW YOU TREAT NICE THINGS!

Meanwhile, crazy, yet very lovely Gwen does her homework on the patio.
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Giselle channels her vacationing mother and does ALL the laundry!
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I approve!

The adults arrived home, and I didn’t even notice until I saw a couple of them reading.
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How anticlimactic!  We had a teen party, a sink broke, but that’s okay.  The police came, and got distracted by my super awesome graveyard… BORING

After I discover Flora is back home, I send her around to trigger all the booby traps.
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I’m sick of the house blinking red.  See that little red hat there on the lower left? That’s PINK, she’s found a new toilet to hang out next to.  HA HA HA PINK!  You and Zale thrones.  Too much funny.

While Flora is triggering booby traps, SOMEONE finds the easel!
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Thanks Gwen!  Your painting is terrible, but YAY!

Sorry Flora 😐
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(Hee hee)

WHAT?!?  I TOLD you I was sending you around to trigger all the booby traps!
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SORRY!
*snicker*
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*HA HA HA HA HA!*
It washes out, I promise.

I then caught these two bein’ cute.
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It actually fulfilled wishes for both of them I’d locked in and doubted would happen.  Aw! ❤

Graham breaks a dishwasher!  THANKS MAN!
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Flora needs handiness skill, so here we go!
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She and the maid had no problem taking care of business.

NOTE:  When Cyrus was working on his LTW which was all sciency and stuff, we acquired a death flower.  I move it from on TH’s inventory to the next.  I keep waiting to need it.

Here’s Gwen’s completed painting.
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It’s very nice *cough*… we sell it for 14 bucks.  I’m pretty sure we ripped off the buyer.  Maybe we said a zoo elephant painted it or something.

Shelley catches Giles setting a booby trap and punishes him.
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Shelley:  HEY!  YOU!  Your mother just went around taking care of all these “traps” how dare you set another one!!!

Ha!  apparently setting traps requires dislocated joints.
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IT’S PROM TIME!  FINALLY
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I get the following pop up!
Giles has a date!
We say yes!  Giles and Alejandro are heading to prom!  Before this, they were best friends all on their own.  Aw…

Gwen decides to attend in her athletic wear.
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And she’s RUNNING for the limo.  She also runs to school every day.  Silly Sim.  She’s so weird.

Here’s Giselle.
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She looks thrilled.

Graham is adorable!
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And Giles.  His tie and shoes are purple, reflecting his favorite color.
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Haters gonna hate.
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(And it’s raining…)

PROM:
Gwen charms someone named Janell, they are now romantic interests.
Giselle gets prom queen through begging.
Giles and Alejandro go steady!
Graham gets prom king – and has to dance with his sister.  😐
Giselle and Goopy hit it off with “strong feelings”!  YAY!
Giles and Alejandro are the cutest couple and everyone is checking out their dance moves.

Prom pics!
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Everyone is alone except Giles and Alejandro.  Adorable.

Then tragedy strikes and Giles breaks his leg in several places during a horrible waterslide accident.
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That looks so painful.  Surprisingly he’s fine moments later.

Flora has her adult birthday!
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Her parents…
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…They care

PARTY!
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Flora: OH NO!  THE SPARKLES!
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She cut her hair!
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Unfortunately that’s Liz’s hair, so I have to change it.

But first!  I love me some Zale birthdays.
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Here’s Flora’s new shorter cut.
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I think she’s beautiful.

Liz practices chess all by herself!
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Reminds me of her and Erik’s days at the chess table.  Aw.

The majority of the Zales are congregating in the TV room.
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Except Giles.  I find him contemplating the waterslide…
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…and the pain it has caused him in the past.

HE GOES FOR IT ANYWAY!
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WEEEE!!!!!!!

Erik shows us how real men play baseball.
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WEEE!!!

*Note:  Liz’s lifebar is full, she’s 91 days old.

Gwen finds the hot tub in her exercise gear.
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Complete with shoes!
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It makes me feel soggy just looking at it.  Ugh.

OKAY – the teens still have FOUR DAYS before their YA birthdays, but I cannot wait any longer.  We need to get this moving.

BIRTHDAYS!
Giselle and Giles
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Graham and Gwen’s cake…
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I’m sure she’ll be around shortly.

Cute Graham’s last chance to win reader appeal.
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He IS cute.

Here’s Gwen!
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I knew she’d show!

Giselle!
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Giles cheering for her proves once again that he is way too cute and sweet to be evil.
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Or not…
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Shelley and Liz cheer for Giles and Giselle.
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Flora and Erik cheer for Gwen and Graham.
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Giles sparkles first.
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He gets to roll and adds ambitious to vegetarian, excitable, evil and loves the outdoors.

Nice!
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The next sparkle victim is Gwen.
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She also gets to roll and gains equestrian – with easily impressed, clumsy, insane, and slob.

She’s also very beautiful.
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Next we witness Giselle sparkling.
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She has athletic locked in – this joins hates the outdoors, neurotic, handy and light sleeper.

I hate her hair, but I know she’s beautiful.
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Lastly – Graham.
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He gets to roll too, and he includes good as one of his traits.  He also has family oriented, perfectionist, couch potato and light sleeper.

Damn.
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I know he isn’t a reader favorite, but I do like him very much.

And that’s it!  It’s HEIR POLL TIME!
Graham Zale
Giles Zale
Giselle Zale
Gwen Zale
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