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Birthdays, an Emperor of Evil, and We’re Off to University! 8.1

Hello there!  Welcome, welcome to another exciting installment of the Zale Family ISBI – Alphabetcy!  Last time, not much happened, but Helen was skilling and we were killing time to age up the boys and get them outta the house!  OH!  But we did have a new baby!  David Brunson, born to Meredith and Giles arrived in the bathroom.  So yeah, let us discover what the Zales are up to now?

We begin with a SIM CHECK – just to see what everyone got up to when we last left them.  Giles is flexing his TCTBE trait and playing in the fall leaves.
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ADORABLE.

Helen is repairing a broken sink.
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I *think* she needs handiness for her law enforcement career, so she spends a lot of time fixing things!

Shelley and Flora are standing around in the dining room.
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And Meredith is off in the laundry nook!
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Harold is being an adorable and doting big brother.
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Taking good care of David.

Hal is standing around in the hedge maze.
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Looking kind of adorable.

Moments later, I spot a singed elder!
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That’s Helen there taking care of David, and the signed elder is Shelley!  She was struck by lightning!

As you can see from the lighting above, a full moon is on the rise, so we have some zombies…
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..contemplating the weather.

Flora:  Aw, look at the cute little zombie visiting my house.
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Flora:  THIS ONE IS NOT CUTE!
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The Zombies then continued to harass Flora until the sun came up.  Thanks undead jerkfaces.

It’s Spooky Day!  And nearly everyone rolled a wish for the Fall Festival, so we’re off!

Oh.  No.  We’re not.
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Everyone bunched up at the front door so long that the action cancelled, and Flora passes out due to zombie related sleeplessness.   Fail.

So we’ll just leave her home with the infant, and send everyone else (again)
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I’m sure she’ll wake up soon.  Parenting Zale style – leave grandma asleep on the porch and head off to the park!  Wee!

OH YEAH, I forgot I made this car Helen’s.
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Epic.

To the Festival in STYLE!
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Helen, being brave, wanted to tackle the haunted house.
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She got his moodlet!
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Ha!  Cute.

Meredith, Harold, Hal and a Townie bob for apples!
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Looks like fun!
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Harold got one!
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And won!
Harold won!
Alright Harold!

Still-Scorched Shelley, Helen and another Townie enter a pie eating contest!
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And they’re OFF!
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GO HELEN!
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The other two needed to come up for air, but Helen is still at it!

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Adorable!  And kind of gross!  😀

The Townie quit!  A Zale will win!
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Wee!!!

Awesome moonrise over pie.
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Then they both quit too, and no one won.  Aw 😦

I saw a negative fifty buckaroos float away, and discovered that Giles had gone for a face painting!
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I think he got a handprint turkey.  Interesting.  Anyway, I didn’t know Sims could autonomously choose to get their face painted, so that was kind of cool.

Giles and Hal make some friends
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And then it’s time to go home!  I love the Festival, it’s fun and entertaining, but everyone comes home exhausted and starving, or dirty, or needing a wee.  BUT!  We got an excellent portrait.
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Sure, there’s no Flora, and Shelley is singed, but hey, it’s a day in the life of a Zale!

And fail number two for this post.
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Giles couldn’t handle the excitement.  I like how Meredith is just standing there thinking about him.

Also!  We received a new gnome from our adventures in the haunted house!
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I name her Miss Wingless!  I love the witch gnome!  What fun!

And to top off the day, Helen carves a Jack o’ Lantern.
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*I have no idea why she’s in her bathing suit.

And as awesome as Helen is, it is apparent that carving isn’t one of her many skills.
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Although I did suggest she carve a “silly” pumpkin, and that mess up there is indeed, a little silly, so perhaps success?

It’s BIRTHDAY TIME!
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I love Harold’s face up there.  Too cute.

Harold blows out his candles first:
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Don’t mind random teenager, she keeps following Hal around.  I didn’t take note of her name.

Hal blows out his candles too!
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Helen and Giles cheer for him!

Harold actually birthdays up first – SPARKLE SHOT!
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And he looks adorable!
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But a LOT like Graham to me, so a quick spin through CAS, and I give you:
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Harold Zale!  He rolls and is now a brave, light sleeping, ambitious yet hot-headed Sim with commitment issues.  I thought he needed facial hair to differentiate himself from Graham somewhat.  I really like him!  ❤

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Hal gets to roll too (both boys were actually on the honor roll!) and adds artistic to couch potato, star quality, kleptomaniac and evil.
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He’s keen on his new look!  And to be honest, so am I!  A quick trip through CAS to fix his clothing and I proudly present to you Hal Zale!
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And yes, I know that “Hal” is often used as a nickname for “Harold” so they boys really have the SAME name, but I totally don’t care.  They were supposed to be girls.

BUT WAIT!  There was a third cake!
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It’s David’s birthday too!

We can’t forget floor baby!
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Tada!  David Brunson the Toddler!
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After a quick makeover, we have David in his outerwear looking adorable!
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His mouth is kind of weird.  Must be Meredith’s?

I was clicking down the portrait panels to make sure no one was stuck on “Birthday Party” and I discovered that Shelley and Flora are 92 and 91 days old.  Shelley has 83,472 LTH, and Flora 118,045.  They’re going to die soon 😦

And without further ado, we kick out Hal and Harold.
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See ya boys!

Then, I noticed something fancy about Sir Giles who had gone off to work.  The progress bar is all the way full!  So I spend the next several SimHours staring at his place of business.  I WILL catch those points!
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He’s OUT!  Oh wait, that 10k is from a wish I’d locked in for him ages ago to reach level ten of the career track.

AND THEN HE SMASHES HIS HEAD ON A FENCE
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But I capture the reward!  YAY ME and this TERRIBLE picture.  Is that a foosball table?  Outside the criminal lair?  Fascinating.

Giles makes EoE!

My first ever Emperor of Evil!  Not just in the Zales, but EVER IN MY PLAYING HISTORY!
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TCTBE for sure.

Then a quick glance at Flora and Shelley, since they’re going to die soon.
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They’re sweet, and spooning.

Speaking of death (were we?)
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Founder sighting!  HI ABRAHAM AND ANGELICA!  ❤

I then stalked Giles all over trying to catch him glowing, and LOOK!
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He looks as surprised by it as I was! HA HA HA!

He also REALLY wanted to compliment Meredith’s appearance…
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…but she REALLY needs to pee.

However, Giles was undeterred!  And proceeded to compliment her anyway.
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They are occasionally autonomously romantic! Hurrah!

And then!
Helen off to Uni
It’s time for University!

See you at Sims U, sweet Helen!
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How cute is she?  Just saying.

OMGoodness, speaking of cute, look at Shelley seeing her off!
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Now THAT, is adorable.

Flora too!
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Aww… ❤

ELEVENTYBILLION LOADING SCREEN HOURS LATER:
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Helen snags a fancy room in the dorm!

And that’s all for now!  Join us next time for Helen’s adventures in higher learning!  Come back soon, and Happy Simming!

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Helen is Here (Somewhere) 8.0

Hey hey kids!  Welcome back to the Zale Family!  The interwebs favorite Sim Blog in all the Universe*  Last time stuff happened, and we saw Giles’ butt through a very entertaining glitch!  Let’s see what those ZANY Zales get up to this time!

We begin, with Helen, as she’s the new TH, and this is her first chapter!
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She will be heading to University, so we want to build some skills.  I only want to go ONE TERM, so I want our aptitude test to be spectacular.  SKILL ON LITTLE HELEN!

But to get us all reacquainted with the Zales, we have to SimCheck.  We begin with HAL.  Being terrible just like his rhyming namesake, and terrible father AL.
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He goes around smashing Giles and Meredith’s lovey dovey sand makings.  Aw.  😦

Harold (the adorable and boring forgotten Sim) goes for a spin on the waterslide!
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Good Luck!

Meredith is captured in the midst of hand washing…
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…One can’t help where the Zale SimCheck catches you!  I love neat Sims, they actually wash their hands after using the restroom.

Shelley talks to Hal, who is done smashing sandcastles, and Flora is reading!
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After Meredith has finished her bathroom hygiene, she plays some video games.
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Sammy, Zefie and Julia watch.  HI GNOMEFRIENDS!

I almost forgot to SimCheck Giles… he was busy sleeping…
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…Even though it’s the middle of the day, and he wasn’t remotely tired.  I already miss micromanaging him.  If he’s going to reach his LTW, he *just* needs to make it to work, He has mostly smiley faces and a couple flat faces, and only needs ONE MORE promotion.  So if he just ATTENDS, we’ll reach his LTW of “Emperor of Evil” which I’m very much looking forward to!  I’ve read that he’ll start glowing red!  We’ll see how he does!

What’s new with Meredith?
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Why the incredibly unexpected, and long awaited Nooboo!  There’s a new baby on the way!  Half sibling of the TH, but I’m still excited, I hope you are too!

But back to Helen, who again is busy skilling to try to earn herself a single term at university…
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…well, such is the life of a TH who needs handiness skills.  PLUNGE ON, HELEN!

Skillin’ and Wish Fullfillin’ ain’t easy
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Keep at it, Helen, I’m sure you’ll find that stink potion eventually (SPOILER: She didn’t.)

But she does get to use the Sonic Shower, so that’s always remotely entertaining…
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…she face-planted when she was finished, but at least she isn’t singed anymore.  YAY!

And then I went looking for the incense the Zales had purchased during their glitchy, glitchy travels, only to discover that they are not in the Family Inventory or anyone’s personal inventory.  Boo.  BUT!  While I was there, I discovered something fun!

I hereby decided that Helen MUST be the proud owner of the Day Care Van, and will have it as her preferred vehicle.
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TADA!
She’s off to the library to skill some more!

While there, we find Giselle, Gwen & Graham!
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Giselle appears to be brining imaginary food into the library.  And I thought GWEN was the crazy one.

Then some random fairy froze our sweet Giselle!
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On the plus side, she is no longer carrying invisible food.  So thanks?  😐

Why hello to you too, Graham!
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You’re adorable and I miss having you in the house!

Meanwhile, Hal is too busy hanging out with this girl…
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…who’s name I cannot remember and didn’t write down…

…to realize that he’s out after curfew!  So of course…
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…Hal gets rounded up by Monte Vista’s finest!  He would.  He is Alejandro’s son through and through.

At the house, Shelley is just standing around, waiting to pass out.
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Flora too…
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And one very pregnant and adorable Meredith is on her way to the fridge!
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Once Hal arrives home, Giles lays down the law about brining POLICE to the Zale house.
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He IS a career criminal after all!  We can’t have the police snooping around now can we?

Giles:  That boy is NEVER going to graduate unless he pulls his act together…
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…but yelling at him is fun, I should do that more often 🙂

So we haven’t seen Harold in a bit, but he’s still here.
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Adorable, forgotten, and hungry.

Harold: OH WHY, DEAREST COUNTER…
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WHY HAVE YOU FAILED ME AND BURNED MY WAFFLES? 😦

Poor thing.

Meredith appears to be entering her “nesting” phase, and has just finished scouring a sink, throwing away rotten fridge food, and is now doing laundry!
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I love you Meredith!

Meredith:  Yeah… You’re welcome…
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EYEROLL.

So wait, who’s TH?  HELEN?  Why haven’t we seen her??
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Well, because she’s boring and all she does right now is skill and meet her needs, and unless you wanted to watch her pee or sleep or eat… well.. that’s all she’s up to right now.  We have an aptitude test to take, and I want her to rock it!  Besides, there will be lots of Helen time when she heads off to University!

Back at Casa de Zale, however, things are FAR more exciting!  It’s BABY TIME!
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So where’s the daddy?
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In the backyard chatting up his friend Boyd.
Giles: Yeah man, that’s right a HOME birth!  I think that’s what she wanted…

How about the rest of the house?
Well, Shelley has decided she lives here now.
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Flora is doing the school cheer…
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…which is SO OBVIOUSLY more important than the birth of her fifth grandchild.  😐

Harold is asleep…
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…and I’m 85% certain that is not his bed.

And Hal is half way across the world hanging out on someone’s slide.
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(sorry so dark) He’s obviously looking for his second arrest here…

Poor, poor Meredith!
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Meredith: I have to have this baby here?  At home?

Yeah…
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Meredith: Alone in a bathroom? 😀

Glad that makes you happy?

Well!  It’s A BOY!  He’s kinda an H, as he’s Giles’ fourth son, but I decided that Meredith, after giving birth alone in a bathroom, and ignored by EVERY SINGLE ZALE, would name the baby herself.Screenshot-36
I pull up a random name generator, and this little blue burrito is named David.  (Which is six kinds of creepy because a long ago ex of mine was named David Meredith, and this baby is Meredith’s named David… *sings twilight zone theme*)  He’s pretty special because we all wanted him to happen.  He rolled couch potato and heavy sleeper.  He sounds pretty lazy to me!

**Giles may not have even known Meredith was pregnant – I never saw them together during her pregnancy, but he rolled THIS:
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As SOON as the baby popped out!

Our Meredith and her son…
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…seeing how Meredith is not a Zale, David’s full name is David Brunson.  And I approve.  Sweet Meredith and her son.  ❤

Meredith rolled something too!
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I wish they had specified each other – I find their relationship confusing.  They LIKE each other, and they’re ATTRACTED to each other – but they don’t seem to want to be together?  I can’t stage a perfect wedding, but I don’t think I’ve used Meredith’s adult action?  Her LTW is to be a spectacular firefighter – I can’t remember what it’s called, but that’s something she can’t even attempt as an “idiot” so I didn’t have her get a job… I wonder if their relationship is high enough?  I’ll look into it… Ideas readers?  Cheat a wedding for Meredith and Giles?  Or just let it go?  I’m not sure what I want – so if you have any opinion, let me know.

Giles, also rolled this wish, the second his son was born.
text a nooboo
I mean, who doesn’t find out about their child and INSTANTLY want to text it?  David doesn’t even know he has thumbs yet, let alone how to unlock an iPhone.

Elsewhere in Zale land, Hal is going for his second arrest.
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AND LOOK! IT’S HELEN!
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She’s home from the library, and I’m sick of just skilling with her, so LET’S TAKE THE TEST!

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Good luck, Helen!

Helen’s test is brought to you by, Hal’s arrest, and support from viewers like you.
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Not that you can see him, but Hal Zale is building a rap sheet early!  It’s kind of tragic really – his abusive father’s nasty attitude and his criminal father’s taste for breaking the law.  I’m not sure Hal had a chance.

But Helen is still working on her aptitude test…
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…and speaking of the abusive father, that is DEFINITELY Alejandro’s nose.

But on Helen?  It’s adorable.
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See?
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I cannot WAIT to send her off to university and actually get to focus on the one Sim I can control.

How was the test you ask?
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Not good enough, we totally fail and I’ll have to send her for two terms.  But it’s okay!  She was boring and neglected while I forced her to skill, and I’m glad it didn’t work as well as I’d thought, because we will have a TON of fun getting to know her (and find her a spouse!!) over at Sim University.

BUT!  We’re not heading off just yet – the boys are only a few days from YA, and then we can kick them out, and we have a baby to get to know!  So come back soon, there’s fun stuff on the horizon for the Zale Clan’s 8th (you read that right, 8th) generation!

Until next time, HAPPY SIMMING! ❤

*statistics created through SimLogic and may or may not have any real value.

A lot of Stuff and Giles’ Butt 7.9

Well HI!  Welcome back!  Sorry it took me a bit longer than usual.  I actually, for the first time since September, had free time and didn’t want to play with my Zales.  But that passed quickly enough, and a fun new adventure awaits!

But first, dear Zefie had wanted to use a couple of my spares in her FANTASTIC adventures in a Cultracy over on Through the Plumbob.  She had requested Drake and Breanne.  I thought I’d be able to find Drake, and that Breanne would be a long shot, but surprise surprise!  I had Breanne, but no Drake.

While checking old save files, I saw some familiar faces!
Cyrus!
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Not that you could see his face…

Bettina!
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In scary makeup.

MY BENJI!
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❤  ❤  ❤

Celine!
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Such a cute kid.

And lastly, Leif!
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Still my favorite ISBI Spouse.

OOH, I almost forgot!  Breanne!  The reason I was in the save file to begin with!
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She was an “Adult” and had lost all the clothes I’d dressed her in, so a quick run through CAS, and I give you, BREANNE ZALE!
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I hope she has lots of fun over with Karla and her kin.

I’m sorry I didn’t have Drake for you, Zefie. 😦

NOW!  Onward to TODAY’S Zales!  **Warning – there is a butt.

We begin with a promotion!
Promoted Giles
Oooh, an Evil Sidekick.  You go, Giles.

Hank is getting ready for school.
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Hungry Harold is heading downstairs for a bite
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Helen is rising and shining!
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Shelley does laundry, like she likes to do…
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And Flora is pouting because no one wants to “enthuse about fishing” with her.
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Now then, you’re reacquainted with the household.  First thing we do after checking on everyone is invite over Meredith!
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Giles wants to tell her about his new promotion!
She was as sweet and supportive as ever.

We couldn’t find a “roommate” option, so we just move her in!  Well, we ask first!
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Of COURSE she says yes!
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And LOL her face.

Welcome to the household, Meredith Brunson!
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She is brave, neat, family oriented, daredevil and friendly!  She has amazing traits, and it makes her do cool things, but you’ll see a bit more of that later.  She has also mastered handiness and cooking.  Good for her!

When left alone, Giles and Meredith do this:
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Because that’s what Giles and Meredith do.  Funny Sims!

And YET!  I discovered something very important!
Attracted!
They’re attracted to one another!  They both have this moodlet when in each other’s company.  I feel better about pushing that kiss now 🙂

Giles had rolled a wish for that chemistry table.
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but he might want to rethink that hobby.

Meredith and Giles are adorable beyond all reason.
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And Meredith uses the pool!  I think she’s the first Sim since Gwen jumped in with her clothes on ages ago to use the pool!
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Too cute!

OOOH!  Look what Giles rolled!!!
Woohoo is right!
Well, we jump right on that but…

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They’re unable to get busy with a kid watching.

Stupid Hank.
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Quit gawking and go back inside.

Back over in the hot tub, I think both of them look a LITTLE bit spooky…
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…Maybe it’s the steam?  Yeah, that’s it… the steam.  (seriously, don’t stare at Giles too long, it’ll freak you out)

Giles isn’t the only one rolling romantic wishes now!
Meredith Wants Smoochies
Excellent!

It isn’t all hot tub snuggles and smoochies, however…
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neither Meredith or I even knew he was home.  He scared us both, I’d say.

It is a rainy Saturday in Casa de Zale, so let’s SIM CHECK!
Meredith is chatting online.
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Well!! Shelley and Flora are showing the love!
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I’m so glad I Sim Check caught them!  Usually I just seem them puttering around completely independent of one another.  But they’re still in love!

Giles needs logic now, so he’s practicing chess.
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Hank is playing video games.
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So is Hal, while Helen watches and is very supportive.
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Helen:  *thoughtfully*  Hmm, you play like rubbish!

Harold practices his life skills.
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You know.  Doors.

Since it was raining, Shelley was stir crazy, and I was bored with them wandering around the Zale Estate, I thought we’d all go see a movie!
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It was sunny however, by the time they made it to the theatre.

Of course this is The Sims, so I couldn’t seem to invite everyone, the teens weren’t cooperating, and it took the adults so long to get in, that Helen had already finished the show and was outside.
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See?  Meredith has just gone in, and Helen is finished.  Everyone liked the movie except Hal.  Figures.  They saw Corduroy Sunglasses.  It was an “indie” film.

After the movie and back at the house, it was homework and snack time for Hal and Meredith.
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I like Hal’s outfit.

Then Meredith and Hank spot the loungers I put in the backyard the day they moved in!
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Meredith: Hey baby!
No.  😐

Aw, Giles and Meredith romance by the piano!
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I left Giles unattended for about three seconds, and I found him in the sandbox again!
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I wonder what his fascination is with that thing?  Oh well, it’s cute as heck.

I then spot more people using the loungers!
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I then deduce that because it is “Leisure Day” they must be drawn towards things you can “relax” in?  Weird.

And someone had kicked the flamingo.
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Again.

Giles and I are constantly picking it back up.
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I’d leave it down, but it looks sad.  But when we pick it up, it gets kicked!

I couldn’t find any of my Sims, and now I know why!
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They were all on the bottom of the pool, lost in their thoughts.

Meredith whooped all the others, and held her breath far longer!
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She then had an “adrenaline rush” from winning, and RACED around the house at warp speed while CLEANING UP THE LOT.  I’m telling you, neat and daredevil make for one epic house keeper.  It was fantastic.

Peaceful as the Zales have been, with the departure of ex-husband Alejandro, it has come to an end.
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Hal, if you slap her, I’m kicking you out.

(he didn’t)

Meredith and Helen!
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My two favorite girls right now!  Hi there!

Hank discovered the chemistry station.
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It went well I see.

Shelley is still walking around in her swimsuit, and it’s been a couple days since they all went swimming on Leisure Day…
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…So I sell the rocking chair.  Now she’ll at least have to put on pajamas to sleep.

I capture a cute little breakfast between Giles and Harold.
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After Giles’ shower, I spot him with a lovely new hair color.
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With four teenagers in the house, I’m surprised I haven’t seen more!

Giles, Giles, Giles.  You look like an idiot.
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Clicking down their panels to see what they’re up to, I discover that Hank has rolled the Super Popular LTW while sleeping.  Locked it in.
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I think it looks like the bed is engulfing him.

NOTE:  OMG THIS POST IS SO BORING.  I TOOK TOO MANY STUPID PICTURES.  Actually, I took too many notes, and then needed a picture and THIS HAS HAPPENED.  Oh well, it gets better.  Eventually.

Aliens paid us a visit!
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But no one investigated the light phenomenon.

Yay!  Giles got promoted again!
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Which is GREAT, new outfit!

And when Giles got promoted, his evil son Hal rolled the Master Thief LTW, and his good daughter Helen rolled “International Super Spy”
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I think that’s adorable.

Oh, then Harold heard me and ALSO rolled International Super Spy, which I NOW think he’s just a copy cat.
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I title this piece: Two spy wannabes on a bus.

Meredith does more warp speed house cleaning.
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I love her.

Her reward for all her hard work?  The sandbox!
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Giles autonomously joined her.
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Are they not too cute?  I think they are.  It has to be true love.  The octopus told me.

Then we have some birthdays!
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It’s Meredith’s adult, and Hank and Helen’s young adult!
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HI H BOYS!
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Considering I wanted girls, this picture is adorable and makes me happy!
Hal:  Yeah.  Happy. Toot.

Hank went first, and was doing well enough in school to roll!  He gets supernatural skeptic, which joins slob, nurturing, excitable, and clumsy.
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He looks almost exactly the same!

Helen is next!
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Helen ALSO gets to roll (wow, good little Simmies) and adds perfectionist to natural born performer, couch potato, light sleeper, and brave.
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She’s pretty special!

Meredith’s turn!
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Um wow.  She certainly aged!
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Oh well, still love her to pixels.

Hank gets a run through CAS…
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Then it’s ADIOS HANK!
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Helen also has a makeover…
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I adore her, very much.

NOW, I know she’s the next TH, and now she’s a young adult, but I’ll wait until graduation to pass the torch.

What happens next made me laugh SO HARD.  Giles heads off to work.
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But he appears to be forgetting something!  HA HA HA HA HA HA!

Remember, I have no mods or anything, it’s just a glitch!  He took a shower, and well – decided to air dry.  I have never seen a naked Simmie in my games before!  I was dying!

I just let him go off to work like that…
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H AH AH AH AHAHHAHHHHAHAHHAHAHAHAHHAA!

Oh wait, it gets better, then I get the pop up about his one year anniversary and how his coworkers threw him a party!  HA!  AND HE WAS NAKED!

Ahem.  I’m okay now.  But it was REALLY amusing.  He arrived home in the buff, but I take pity on him.
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Besides, being naked all day has made him very hungry.

Well well, what do we have here?
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Why nothing at all!  Just an at home graduation!
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I have no idea why she didn’t got to city hall, but I’m fine with it, it’s annoying as heck anyway.

TADA!
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Oh wait, I mean TADA!
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She IS a natural born performer, after all.  And thus begins Helen’s rein as TH.

That’s all for now!  I hope you all come back again real soon!  Cheers and Happy Simming!  ❤

Goodbye Alejandro 7.8

HI THERE!  Last time in the Zale house, Alejandro continued to be an abusive jerk, and well, perhaps we say goodbye?  BUT FIRST, we begin with…

… One very popular fish tank.
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All of these Zales have queued up “feed”… I have no idea why.

Then Graham stopped by and rang the bell…
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…even though he was sleepy.  However, Giles was at work, so Graham just had to stand there until he went home.  Sorry man.  😦

Inside, the teens work on their homework.
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I always approve of homework.

Alejandro tries to get back in our good graces…
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…but NO!  Sorry Harold.  I hope you sleep well!

Then I found Helen walking around, and realized it was Flora’s hair.
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So I have to fix it!

FIXED!
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I haven’t used this hair in awhile, so we’re good!  And she’s still SO BEAUTIFUL!  HELEN!

And here’s her nighttime hair…
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Which I love, because we all know we take our hair down at night.  No matter how messy.

When Giles got home from work, he had rolled a wish to “use a rocking chair”…
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…SORRY SHELLEY!  OCCUPIED!

But the next morning, Shelley has snagged the rocking chair, Flora and Jerkface are at work, and all the children are at school…
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…so Giles makes a phone call.

*DING DONG*
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HI MEREDITH!

Giles rolled a wish to “slide on the waterslide with Meredith” so…
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WEEE!!!
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SUPER MEREDITH!!!

Meredith had to run, for some unknown reason, and very unfortunately, BUT…
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…There’s something we need to attend to.

**BEGIN GILES/ALEJANDRO DIVORCE SEQUENCE**
First, just a chat…
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But then things go bad… QUICKLY
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All that Giles did here, was “mean high five” which is really just a “Hey!  High five!  Too slow, bro” … And well… check out Al’s reaction…
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Oh man, poor Giles.
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He looks hurt.  And sad.  All over a prankster high five.

And then, Alejandro ROSSI (he is SO NOT A ZALE) behaves exactly like I expected.
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I’m almost relieved.  I mean, if he had been sad, or demure, or sympathetic, it would have been a little more difficult.  BUT LOOK AT HIM!  Giles gave him a fake high five, and he goes STRAIGHT to spousal abuse.  I hate you, Alejandro Rossi.

BE ANGRY GILES!
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WE HAVE HAD ENOUGH!

Giles argues with Al about his overreaction…
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Then he recoils in fear…
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Look at him… Our TCTBE is also too sweet to be evil.  He’s afraid.
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It breaks my heart.  </3

It’s okay Giles, it’ll be over soon, but FIRST…
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Al continues to hurt our Giles.

AND WE HAVE HAD ENOUGH!
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IT’S OVER!!!!
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YAY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

And Alejandro?
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He proves how incredibly terrible he truly is, and just shrugs off his DIVORCE.

Talk to the hand, Alejandro…
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… You’re OUTTA HERE!

And of course, the children all suffer from this…
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But it’s all worth it, when we lay our eyes upon…
NO AL!
Zale portrait panel WITH NO ALEJANDRO!  YAYAYAY!!!!

The children all find different ways to cope with the divorce.
Helen immerses herself in her studies.
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Harold plays on the swings.
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Hank chats about his family woes online…
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And Hal does his homework on the front lawn.
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Giles decides that ending a terrible relationship makes him hungry.
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And brothers unite to support each other through these troubling times.
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Although that is STILL not your bed, Hal.

And then, shortly after the divorce, Giles goes all-out EVIL.
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It IS his LTW, after all.

An then I sent Giles to check the mail and pay the bills, and Meredith has sent another one of these:
Aw...

It’d be rude not to write back, so…
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ADORABLE!  TCTBE!!!

And then, the day is coming to an end – but it’s BIRTHDAY TIME!
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Hal and Harold are ready to enter teenagedom.  YAY!  NO MORE BEDTIME STORIES!

Meredith shows up to celebrate with the children, and does what she does…
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…Look adorable and think about Giles.

Hal celebrates under a full moon rising.
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Love it!

But Harold went first, he gets to roll and adds ambitious to brave, light sleeper and hot-headed.  He’s way cute!
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No really, he’s even better in CAS:
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Adorbs!  Do you see though?  He has pinkish/purple streaks!  Great-Grandma Daisy throwback? I think so!  Where else would it come from?!?  Oh well, bottom line?  He’s pretty great for being a blonde not-girl!

Hal has his birthday too!
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Too cute!…!…!…

…UNTIL
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Who else sees a WHOLE LOTTA AL up in there?  He has star quality locked in, and he’s very comfortable with his new found confidence.

Alejandro Flashbacks.
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Does he not look terrifying?  Maybe it’s just me.

He’s not much better in CAS:
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He’s cuter, but that’s just because I’ve gave him decent clothing and hair.

But just when the party is coming to an end, Giles wants to chat with Meredith…
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The car pool is honking, but chat first!

While Giles heads off to work, Hal shows us that, UGH, he is really Al’s son.  I’m sorry they have rhyming names.  I blame myself.
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And he rages all over Flora… Just like daddy.
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You scare me child.  We’ve had enough hate in the Zale house to last us a few generations.

On the plus side, Giles has been promoted and is rocking his new work outfit.
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And in the background, I locate our beautiful Helen showing off her swimwear
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I love Helen, and I hope she isn’t too overshadowed by her fathers’ drama.  She is stunning and spectacular.

Then Harold takes after our dearest TH and plays in the sandbox.
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TOO CUTE!

Also, while Giles is off at work, I spot some ghosts in the Zale Family Plot:
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Left to Right:  Eddie the dog, Cyrus, Gustave, and Erik!  Have we even seen Erik haunt yet?

Hi sweetie!
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I miss you!  ❤

One very muscular Giles returns home from work in the wee hours, and decides to make breakfast for the family.
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Look how buff he’s become!  All that exercise is paying off!  (I should take notes)

Hey, nice job buddy…
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…those look awesome.

Giles:  Maybe I’ll eat some old cake
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Good idea.

Giles and I invite Meredith over as soon as he’s slept off his night shift, and met his needs.  It’s always about 5 pm, before we can call her, but here she is!
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And enough of this friendly banter!
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Divine intervention is required!!!!!
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🙂
GIMME!
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And yet – as soon as I leave them alone, the immediately go back to friendly interactions…
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They’re adorable – but are they just friends?!?

Funny Snip, by the way:
funny!
I had never seen this before.

And that was the end of their flirting.

But what’s this?!?  A LIMO?
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IT’S PROM!

HANK!
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HELEN!
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(SEE HOW CUTE SHE IS?!?)

HAROLD!
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HAL!
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PROM!
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(awfully dark limo) Limos, like the school bus, only seat three – so um… HANK, that’s the one, Hank didn’t make it in the limo picture.

Hank however, got Prom King, AND got involved with someone name Shanta.
This is Shanta as she exited Prom:
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She’s cute enough.

Helen appeared to have a fantastic time…
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…with herself.
*Note: She came home with no acknowledgement of any other Sim named Helen.  It must’ve been a glitch.  Funny though!

She also was Prom Queen, I wonder if she got to dance with herself?  Or perhaps her brother?

And then prom was over, and here is our dear, sweet, Helen:
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And terrible HAL.
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EVIL!!!!

And a last fleeting look at our Helen.
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I hope you guys liker has as much as I do!
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Because I think she’s pretty special.

I guess we’ll have to wait and see if there is a future for Giles and Meredith!  But I know we’re all HAPPY to have said GOODBYE to Alejandro.  I will NEVER miss him.

Come back soon!  Until next time, HAPPY SIMMING!  ❤

PS:  If you aren’t reading Miss Wingless’ blog, you should be.  Good times to be had over there!  So scurry off right now and get to reading!  ❤

Heat of the Moment 7.7

Greetings and salutations, people simulators!  Thanks for stopping by!  Last time Giles entered his midlife crisis, and rolled a wish to flirt with someone besides his TERRIBLE, ABUSIVE, JERKFACE Spouse.  I instantly pounced on that flirt with Meredith, the adored butler, and then the game crashed.  I re-opened the game, and discovered I had saved right before the Flora and Giles birthday.  I barely lost any play time, so that’s fantastic!  Except, the Flirt Heard Around the World – never happened.  Let’s see what happens now?

We begin with the birthdays happening again because of the crash.
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YAY Birthdays Again!

And I waited with anticipation to see if Giles would roll another Mid-Life Crisis.
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We were in luck!  ALRIGHT!

Even if we celebrated this birthday already, Flora and Shelley are adorable.
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Flora gets her second elder makeover, and although her face, hair and makeup are the same, I like her clothes better this time.
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About NOW, I discovered that Meredith is no longer our butler.  See, I was having lag issues, which I discussed last time, which was related to trapped wild horses on the lot.  When I could actually SEE the horse, I could rename it something, then “resetsim” the horse’s name.  Then they instantly re-appeared, so I started “Delete Object”-ing them, then I turned off wild horses, and things were great, then the game crashed, and I was hearing horses again.  So I googled and learned that “resetsim *” resets ALL SIMS, which is really quite fantastic, but it made Meredith “reset” to her home.  Not that she had one.  She is no longer our butler, but I’m grateful she still has a relationship with the family.  I also still had HORSES.  !)@($ Fuuuu! (%(&#!  TL;DR horse problem, Sims suffered.

So, it’s very sad that Meredith isn’t our butler any more, but we invited her over, but Giles had to run off to work.  So here she is, being surround by Zale spawn begging for bedtime stories.
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It’s kinda cute.  Except Alejandro is there.

And as mentioned above, horses were reappearing.  I had to close, reboot, begin again.  No better.  I googled some more, put down the “No Wildlife” gnome, set to “NO HORSES” and I was STILL finding them on the lot.  Trapped face down, trapped in the sub basement… UGH.  However, some deletes when I found them, and things started running smoothly again.  WHICH IS AMAZING BECAUSE I LOVE THIS HOUSE AND TOWN.

When I get my game back up and running, Al is his usual charming self.
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AL: “MOCK MOCK FIGHT FIGHT”
UGH!  I HATE THIS SIM!  SO MUCH!
Poor Giles.

Then I got a pop-up about BILLS PAY NOW, so I sent Giles to the mailbox to take care of business, and we discovered…
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Seriously?  That’s adorable.

And then, even though it is HANK’S birthday, Alejandro talks about himself.
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Did I say “Birthday”?  Why Yes I DID!

OOPS! Distracted by cute Harold in the sand box.
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But THERE IS A BIRTHDAY!  AND MEREDITH IS HERE!
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She greeted Giles with a “friendly hug” I meant to capture it, but I got distracted by…

…Graham, playing tag with his nephew Hal!
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Adorable!  I LOVE MY ZALES!

Giselle and Gwen are also here!
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Gwenie has had her adult birthday, but I still think she’s cool.  Doesn’t it seem like it was just yesterday when she was drinking maggot juice and eating flies?  Aw.  I miss you Gwenie.

Frond has shown up too!
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GIMME FIVE!  *SLAP*

PARTY!!!
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**NOTE: While the spares were here, I saved them all to the SimBin in case Zefie needs one!

Put the invisible food down, Frond.  And Helen???
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Get off the computer and get to your cake.  You’re missing your own party.

Hank on the other hand, is having a BLAST!
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Hank is forced to add nurturing to his traits.  This joins slob, clumsy, and excitable.  He opts to flex his “EXCITABLE” trait immediately.  He’s also adorable.

Helen eventually makes it to her cake.
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Helen smiles, Flora is happy, Alejandro is beside himself, and Meredith was photobombed by an umbrella pole.

HERE SHE IS!
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That face was too cute to be left hidden behind a pole.

Here’s Hank’s makeover!
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He looks like blonde Al to me.  But I know there’s some Giles there too.  He’s cute.

Helen blows out her candles!
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And is adorable and excited!
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And this, dear readers, is our beautiful Helen…
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After makeover:
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I love her so much I actually gave her different hair for her outfits.  I CANNOT WAIT for you to see her at prom.  Perhaps I should sneak peek.  You’ll have to let me know.  OH!  She had “natural performer” locked in.  Which isn’t a trait I enjoy playing, but it was fun to make her outfits.  A little “show off” to me!  You’ll have to wait and see!  Oh, and natural performer joined her already existing traits of brave, couch potato and light sleeper.

Giles rolled a wish to give Hank a present.
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I promise he did not give him a park bench…

My Zales…
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❤ ❤ ❤

Giselle plays some tunes for the party!
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Helen thinks she’s fantastic.
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I always liked Giselle.  Helen too!  Fun picture!

Meredith, although no longer our butler…
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Silly Frond.  Who are you laughing at?  Better not be Shelley!
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You too Meredith?
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Aw… But you had a nice time, yes?

This is Giles sending a “Friendly Text” to Meredith!
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I swear it wasn’t a romantic one.  I’ve been very careful to avoid forced romantic interaction!  I CAUGHT HIM!  He has not rolled any flirty mid-life crisis wishes.  No divorce or anything.  He has rolled change jobs, but I couldn’t do that because his LTW is career based.

Most of the adults have gone to bed after the party, but I catch Hank doing this…
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Hank:  I HATE MY AWESOME PARTY!
Hank makes an Epic face:
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And sweet Harold is still up too, rocking out as an astronaut on the laptop.
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Adorable.

Early in the morning I find Al on the easel again.
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This is his “very artistic” finished piece.
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Sure.  Giles sells it for ten bucks.  Whoever bought it overpaid.

Then I realized that Giles was home from work, but I hadn’t seen him in a bit.
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Aw.  Remind me to leave him alone for a bit every now and then.  Because TCTBE!

And the two youngest boys are having a nice chat before school.
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Adorable.

Don’t mind the terrible, horrible, very bad, creepy AL watching.
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It’s fine.  REALLY.

Then I find Shelley and Flora chatting in the kitchen!  I thought it was cute UNTIL…
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Shelley:  See the magic I’ve made?  I wish it was pink.

Flora:  I’m going to pretend that “thing” wasn’t there…
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…but yes, PINK!

AHH!  SO WEIRD!
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What ARE THEY DOING!?
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ITF makes “chat” weird.  I’m going to assume it’s only between Sims who have been to the future, but still, this shocked the heck outta me.

Back in less corrupted places in the house, Helen, Harold and Hal are mesmerized by the TV…
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…Helen is still gorgeous every time I see her.

In the back hallway, behind the children, GUESS WHO SLAPPED FLORA?
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GILES LOOKS PISSED! But he’s actually just route failing to the TV to work out.

WHAT?!?  AGAIN!?!
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STOP IT YOU PIECE O’ CRAP!  I’VE HAD ENOUGH OF YOU, ALEJANDRO!

GAAAHHHH!
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OH!  Flora! Honey, I’m so sorry…

DO YOU FEEL LIKE A BIG MAN, AL?  DO YOU!?!
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BECAUSE YOU JUST BEAT UP AN ELDERLY WOMAN!  I hope you feel the power you NEED you abusive JERK.

AND THEN YOUR SON!?!
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I hate you Alejandro Rossi.  You do not deserve the Zale name.

Then Al gets this pop up, and well – he’d never apologize, so we ignore.
Stupid Al
The ignored person was angry, shocking.  Aren’t you shocked?  Me too.

Readers.  Are we REALLY going to wait for Giles to roll the wish?  Or can we kick this abusive ASS out of the Zale house?  I kicked Traci out for far less.  How much more hate can the Zale house take?

I’ve been doing everything I can to grant ALL of Giles’ wishes, hoping it will spur mid-life crisis wishes, etc.  AND I’ve been chasing mid-life crisis wishes.  He wanted a fancy car, we bought it.  He wanted a makeover.  There’s no where to get a makeover in base game Monte Vista, so I put a salon in.  He hasn’t wanted flirts.  Divorce.  Meredith.

But here’s the makeover artist.
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Should we run?  She looks spooky!

Nah, Giles is digging it.
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I take it back.

Too Cute!
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Here’s his makeover!
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He loves it.  It’s a little too “hip” for my old lady taste, but I’m very happy he’s pleased with it!

Trying to push things along a little bit, we call Meredith and invite her out…
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This is what he thinks of when calling her…

While Giles was heading over to meet Meredith at the pizza place I noticed this moodlet…
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I’ve never seen it before because my Sims don’t get good makeovers.  So it was kinda cool.  And I want Giles to feel good on his way to meet Meredith!

They greet each other in the pouring rain.
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Meredith can’t hide her attraction.
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And greets him with an awkward smile.
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(TOTALLY BEEN THERE!)

Doing my best to follow my reader’s wishes, I let Meredith take the lead.  She talks about the rain.
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Not controlling Giles, he tells her a secret.
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They friendly hug.
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(Giles Hair Glitches)

OMG!  SOMEONE MAKE A MOVE!
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FLIRT!  GET MARRIED!  MAKE BABIES!
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They gossip.
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It’s adorable.

And then, I FORCED Giles to have a “Heat of the Moment Kiss” because SERIOUSLY?  HAVE YOU EVER SEEN, IN ALL YOUR SIMMING, A MORE “REAL” HEAT OF THE MOMENT MOMENT?  But I cancelled it.  Just in the nick of time.  Because he didn’t wish it.

But there they were…
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Hugging.

Saying Goodnight.
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Saying Goodbye.
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I’m sorry Meredith…
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You just aren’t what he’s wishing for.

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It Begins With a Fail 7.6

Well HELLO!  A post!  YAY!  Last time we agreed to follow the wishes for whatever is to become for Giles and his future.  Shelley and Alejandro had birthdays, and well, not much else happened.  So read on, I insist!

Like the title states, we begin with a fail.
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Hank refused to go to bed without a proper bedtime story (although I’m sure he probably had one by now…) and passes out in the hall.  WONDERFUL.  I like how Flora is like “So this happened…”

And I heard haunting noises!
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It’s Gustave!  Well hi!  I don’t think we’ve seen much of you!  Oh the memories.

Then it was birthday time!
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Alejandro brings Hal, and Shelley brings Harold.  Aw.

Giles and Meredith show up to cheer…
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I see you thinking about him, Meredith.  Oh yes, I see you.

Harold and Shelley are adorable.
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So are Al and Hal, but no matter how terrible the Sim, they’re sweet holding a toddler and blowing out birthday candles.
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They look really adorable together.  Like it was a real father and son moment.  </3 stupid terrible Alejandro.

Flora showed up in time to cheer too.
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She’s been promoted a few times, and I like her new work clothes.  She needs fishing and handiness now, and they’re both 😐 faces, so I’m sure this will be one of her last promotions.

Sparkle fun times!
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Harold rolls HOT HEADED to join evil and couch potato.
He’s adorable!
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He reminds me a lot of Flora when she was a child.  I think he’s pretty special for being a blonde-not girl.  And I kinda like him a lot.

Hal does this!
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EEEEP!
And he rolls kleptomaniac to join evil and couch potato.  I like how he’s a lazy, evil thief.  Seems like compatible traits.
He is also adorable.
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And with his traits, I find him to be Al’s son through and through.  But as a kid, I like him and think he’s pretty fun to have around.

I was in CAS to give the boys some new outfits, and I bought a new male child swim trunk.  It resulted this this:
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ALIEN SPAWN!  Eventually he rendered okay, though.  But it was spooky.

After the birthday party, the Zales head to the community pool.  Never mind the fact that they have their own pool in the backyard, that NO ONE uses… Giles rolled it, Shelley was stir crazy, and we don’t have any toddlers now, so off we go!
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They arrived and stood in this funny curving line.  I counted them and realized one was missing!  Harold!  Where are you?!?

Oh.  Here he is.
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He showed up on the other side of the street.  But I’m glad he’s safe.

Okay you idiots!  SWIM!
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Sorry so dark.  They looked better before they were put on the blog.  MY BAD.

Then I discovered the “swim here with group” action, so guess what!?!
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THEY SWAM AS A GROUP!
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The kids are technically not part of the group, but Harold swam anyway.

And Al?  He’s his usually jerky self.
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Must you be so terrible?  UGH!

Helen joined in with the swimming too!
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Thinks:  Pool
I wish they enjoyed their pool at home.  EVER.  In TS2, if you had a pool, you couldn’t keep your sims out of it.  In TS3, it’s just a thing in the yard.  ANNOYING.

The two boys play tag on the border.
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Again, sorry it’s so dark, it’s only about 8:00 pm.

OMGOMGOMGOMGOMG!  Then I clicked on Al to see if he was still being a jerk, and he’d lost his “group” mini light blue plumbob, and CHECK OUT WHAT HE’D ROLLED!
DIVORCE
We’re half way to a future with Meredith.  Anyone else excited?  I know I was.

BUT, since we’re waiting on Giles’ wishes and desires, we decide to have fun at the pool.  Alejandro and Giles have a breath holding contest!
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HA AL!  YOU LOSE BECAUSE YOU ARE TERRIBLE!
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And you look very disappointed/angry – and spooky!
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So weird.  Funky Alejandro.

Aw!  Shelley and Helen join the party!
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Then Giles splashes the child.
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OF COURSE HE WOULD.

The Zales then head back home and go about routine business until…

*Author’s Note:  About here, my game started lagging.  It wasn’t terrible, but it was annoying.  It would constantly lag for about a second.  So yeah, a second isn’t bad, but ALL THE TIME is pretty terrible.  You’d click on say, Giles to use the toilet, and it would be like:
Click – lag.
Mouse over toilet – lag.
Miss “Use” because of lag.
Accidentally mouse over something else with “no action.”
Inadvertently Click on toilet paper roll to “view”
Wait patiently and click on toilet again.
Giles uses toilet.
Giles sits in “using toilet” position for too long.
Accidentally zoom out and go up three stories.
Find Giles standing in front of toilet.
Save and quit and reboot.
Install patch update.
LAG CONTINUES
Locate four stuck wild horses on the property.  Reset all wild horses.
Immediately hear horse sounds.
“Delete Item” all horses.
Turn off horses in options.
SUCCESS!
*back to regularly scheduled blogging.

(UNTIL…) BIRTHDAYS!

(Insert picture of Flora and Giles standing by cakes because I seemed to have missed it)

Flora:  Why do I only have this jerk to celebrate with?
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Seriously, look at her face!  Alejandro appears to be having a lovely time, however.

Flora:  WHY IS AL HERE?!?
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Giles has a much better crew on his side.
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Even if he does look a little… *GASP*…
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…EVIL

Flora: MAKE IT STOP!
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FLORA: Tell that jacka$$ to put the horn away!
Al: TOOOOOT!

Flora:  OUCH!
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Giles: DERP!
Shelley and Meredith: PARTY!

Flora gets her elder makeover!
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She’s not nearly as lovely as Shelley is… see her profile?
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I wouldn’t have expected.

Giles: Sexy Sparkle Spin
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Instantly followed by:
Giles Midlife
Are we all getting more excited???!!!???
*Giles: Rolls wish to move
NO!  *right click*
THE VERY NEXT WISH, WHILE HE IS STILL STANDING IN FRONT OF HIS CAKE:
Flirt!
We all know who that someone will be!!!!!

Giles and Al then ate their cake together out on the patio.
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They talk about the house.  Sammy the gnome helps.

It looks like a very serious conversation.
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He face seems so… resolute.

We all know who we need to flirt with, but she won’t stop working…
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…or giving Alejandro the stank eye.  HA!  (Again, I do not recall enlarging her bosom… but WOW!)

Hey Giles?  I caught ya thinking.
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The Flirt Heard Around the World.
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(Kinda photobombed by Flora’s shoulder)

*NOTE:  A few more things happened, and I was going to play through Giles’ mid-life crisis, but then this happened:
of course it has
OF COURSE IT DID.

And I’m not sure when I saved last… SO!  We might not EVEN HAVE Giles’ mid-life crisis, or this epic flirt, so – It began with a fail, it ends with a crash.  To find out, I guess you’ll have to come back soon! Until next time, Happy Simming!