Monthly Archives: May 2014

Birthdays and Bedrooms and Very Cute Sims 8.10

Hello!  Long time no see!  I know I haven’t updated in FOREVER (for me anyway!)  Last time Ralen headed out on a free vacation and the kids were left to their own devices, causing many a fail.  Which I now document because I keep score!  Wahoo!  Let’s see what those Zany Zales get up to next!

We begin with a Zale Check!  OH YEAH – I had forgotten that Helen and Ramon were away on vacation… here’s Irene who has been passing out left, right and center walking around in the desert.
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It’s a long walk from here… I hope she does okay.

Ivy is on the school bus, like a sane person.
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Thank you Ivy.  ❤

Imogene and Ike have just gotten out of school.
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Ike looks sleepy, but they’re so cute.

Speaking of cute, here’s our little Iris!
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Ha ha, love it.  Friendly reminder, Ivanna is away at military school.

Hey, Irene had a moment of clarity and called a cab.
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She looks very annoyed about it, but hey, at least she’ll get home before she fails again.

MAN, everyone in this house is exhausted.
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Please no failing…

Irene!  Hey, you’re in your outerwear, which is obviously your favorite, but you’re in a bed!
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Your OWN bed!  Thank you!

Imogene!  You too!
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Oh my sweet Ralen Spawn.  Well done!

FAIL!  Dangit!  -5
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Thanks IKE. 😐

Ike!  That’s not your…
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…bed…wait a minute… Did I even make you a bedroom?  (Scans house) nope, no Ike bedroom.  I failed to make my own future TH a bedroom!!!

Here we go sweetie.
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I converted the room that had nothing but a bed in it for Flora while we waited for her to die.  He also has a nice bathroom.

There.  All better.  ❤  Ike likes Western music and the color turquoise, and I had to use the boat bed.  Because it’s a BOAT BED.  Nuff said.
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Yes.  I made him do it… Doesn’t count.  I couldn’t have him sleeping in David’s old dungeon bed.

Ivy here has kept the entire house running while Ramon and Helen were away.
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She even kept up on her homework.  Ivy is pretty great!  That’s Irene’s desk, but hey – can’t be picky.

Except poor Iris, who has been in this thing for the last 12 hours.
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Maybe Ivy will rescue you!

She does!
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But doesn’t…
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And just picks her up and puts her back about six times.  😐

Eventually Ivy figured out that maybe she needed something to eat… so she put her in here!
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And then went to bed.
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UGH, Riley!

Sorry honey… I’m not sure how this is going to go for you.  But I’m going to assume not well.
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Three hours later her incessant screaming managed to wake up some Zales.
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Some very annoyed Zales.
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Iris’ POV.
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WHY ARE YOU ALL JUST STANDING THERE.  HELP HER.

Please come home soon, Helen.  Iris needs you.

Irene!  Bless!
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Your coat looks ripped and your butt is sticking out, but that’s okay.  Iris really needed this.

This is STILL so weird for me to see.  I’m not sure I’ve ever seen an IF in this state in any of my save files.
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And hi Celine’s kitty painting!

The Zales were incredibly good children while their parents were away…
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…they didn’t break things, and they kept up on their studies.  Iris suffered a little, and there were some fails, but overall, I’m very pleased with them.

WELCOME HOME HELEN AND RAMON!
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Waitaminute… Helen?  Why are you in your underwear and thinking about handcuffs?  looks like you had a nice time… Anyway, welcome back!

Momma’s home, little Iris… You’ll be okay now.
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And look what I got!
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I think I had it all along… I just didn’t recognize it for what it was…

We quickly get Iris all taken care of and back in the green.
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And it was adorable.

Hi Ramon!  I missed you!
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You handsome Sim you.

WARNING:  Cute Overload
Both Imogene and Ike are playing in the treehouse.  I couldn’t get a decent picture of them together, so…Screenshot-32
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I loved it!  So adorable!

It’s then time to do something important.
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Come back home, UIG.  You’ve been missed.

Well Hi!  That was fast!  Welcome home!
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It’s very nice to see her little face again.  She gained a homework skill.  Very cool.

I’d say Ivanna is very happy to be home.
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And it just might be possible that I missed her too.
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Such a cute little family.  ❤ Zales

Insane Irene paints on her sister’s easel in her outerwear.  Always in her outerwear.
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She completed this blue masterpiece and I sold it for 3 dollars.

Ivy is napping in her swimsuit.
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And our future TH Ike is being adorable.
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I’m sorry you haven’t seen enough of him to grow attached.  I promise to focus on him a little bit more so you can all fall in love with him, and not wish a girl was taking over.  I love each and every Ralen child, they’re my favorites to date in this legacy.  I know the girls are spectacular, but Ike’s good too.  🙂  I cannot possible go back on B/G/B/G after making it this far.

Imogene and Ramon, adorable.
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All my Sims are too adorable in this post.

Helen is on a mission for interviews so she can write up her reports, get promoted and top her LTW!  She’s had so many babies that she’s going very slowly.  I really want her to be successful!  Thinking of no better Sims to interview, I look for the SimSelves!  I mouse over their house, and it tells me that “Sammy is at the Beach”  I was unbelievably lucky to find her on the first try!
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Julia is here too!
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Aww, you two are so cute, I’m so glad you’re friends!
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Well, Helen is going to interrupt your mid evening sun bathing (genius) for some important questioning!
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Helen:  Wouldn’t it be best if you sunbathed in the SUN?
Sammy:  I’m cold.

Careful what you say Sammy!
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This is going straight to the police!

I couldn’t find Julia anywhere… but then I did.  She was “sunbathing” in the dense shrubbery.  Thankfully when I had Helen “Call her over” she came!  Our next victim.
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So… then this happened…

Julia?  Are you okay?
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You’re FREEZING!  Helen!  Do something!

Helen:  First, answer these questions!
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Cold Julia happily complied with Officer Zale.

Then froze and fell to the ground.
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Her poor little face! HELEN!  DO SOMETHING!
Helen whips into her own outerwear upon realizing it was chilly.  TAKE NOTES, JULIA.
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And then thaws her out with her handy dandy pocket size travel battery powered blow dryer.

I couldn’t find Sammy, so I’m assuming she had the sense to get out of the cold, but I was very worried about Julia, so we invited her home for a hot meal.
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Please stop being blue soon.  Please.  The Zale house is very warm.  I promise.

While Helen was preparing a nice wood-fired meal, Julia found the rocking chair.
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I’m just glad she’s inside and safe and warm.  We’ll save you, Julia!

Helen made this wonderful Meat Mania Calzone.
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And by the time Julia made it down for a piece…
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She was back to her normal hue!  Thank heavens!  Julia! :@  you stop sunbathing on cold nights, you hear me?

Hmm, while Julia eats (?), I spot a mysterious puddle.  A puddle of shame.
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Thanks Irene -5
Thanks Irene...
Way to go.

Apparently Julia was not eating… Jules… you were supposed to eat that not put it on the pee covered floor.
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Go home now please.  (She did)

Here’s Helen and Imogene watching TV… because transition.
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And they’re adorable.  (See?  Very Cute Sims)

Helen threw a party!  This guy?  Was not invited.
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Hey.  Leave.

Party Crasher:  BEST PARTY EVAR!
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Hi Sammy!
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Yes yes, Ramon is sexy.  The dude with the Cheesesteaks near Ivy?  That’s Ivy’s Romantic Interest from her prom.  His name is Ethan, AND he’s cute, AND he brought food.  But he wasn’t invited.  I let him stay.

I then discovered Julia heart-farting Ramon on the lawn, I was messing with my camera angle, some jackass with an umbrella was in the way… and the GAME CRASHED (SIGH)  If I hadn’t actually kind of needed a new computer, I would have returned this… game still crashes.

SO, after a quick reboot to see how bad the damage is… we’re back here with blue Julia.
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I go ahead and question her again, since I really DO need Helen to complete the reports…  And since I know it’s coming, I film it.

I’m sorry for the pauses and the lightning quick accidental tab zoom on Julia’s boob… but there you have it.  Helen unthaws Laserkatt.  So much fun.  We also didn’t bother to take her home and feed her.  Good luck Julia!  (She was fine)

On the plus side, Irene has wet herself yet… Does her original one still count?  I say yes.
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I then realize that I hadn’t made Ivanna a bedroom either.  I’m actually almost out of bedrooms in this giant house, there’s only one left… but it’s very large.
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It’s the one David and Meredith shared.  It will house Ivanna and Iris.  I promise I’ll make it.

Then I get a bunch of birthday notifications.  I got so many I had to check to make sure I wasn’t still on The Lightning’s lifespans.  I wasn’t.
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Before my game crashed, I was just going to have Imogene’s birthday, then do the “almosts” in a couple days.  But AFTER the crash, I said screw it, let’s do it.  I know it makes Imogene and Ike exactly the same age, but hey – what’s two days?  So we’re going to have a party!

But first, this is Irene NOT wetting herself this time.
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And playing in gloves must be kind of impossible.  (Note:  Not Angelica’s guitar… )

Also, just before the party, Ivy broke the stereo.
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And she stinks.

Then Ike broke this shower.
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Helen’s already exhausted… how’s she gonna fix things before guests arrive?

Oh.  She won’t.

HI SAMMY!  Yes… I know it’s broken.  Thank you.
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She waived immediately after this picture, and it was adorable.  I forgive her for judging the Zales on their broken stereo the second she walks in.

Helen DOES fix the stereo, and then it’s birthday time!  Imogene goes first, because if I don’t get her “caked” she’s gonna do it herself at 8:00.
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Then Iris!
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Then Ike!
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Cutie.

We do have party guests… but only the Zales, and David Brunson the 1/2 Zale care.
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Such fun!

Imogene rolls insane.  She is now a perceptive, light sleeper, friendly and insane Sim.
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Her favorite color is black.  She’s incredibly unique, and I think she’s spectacular.

Ike had “indifferent study habits” so he gets hopeless romantic locked in.
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I think he looks wonderful.  He likes turquoise and is now a hopeless romantic, good, virtuoso Sim.  I’m very fond of him.

With her kids having all blown out their candles Helen takes a moment to blow out hers.
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And look!  Julia and Sammy care about Helen!
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Do you have to have a good relationship to show up at the cake?  Helen is “good friends” with both ladies, and as soon as she went to blow out her candles, they came!  They don’t even know the rest of the clan… I wonder if that’s why Julia always plays with their musical instruments and Sammy throws darts?  Oh well, they came this time!
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And I love it.  *wipes tear*

Before Helen goes and sparkles, Iris finally turns into a child.
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She’s now an evil, disciplined Sim who cannot stand art.  She’s very sweet looking… for being evil.  No braids for her.  She is one of the few Ralen children to NOT inherit Ramon’s eye color.  It isn’t Helen’s either, and I actually think it’s Alejandro’s.  That evil bastard has sure lingered.  Almost everyone has his nose.  Actually, I think they ALL might have his nose.

Here’s Helen’s greenish blue eyes.
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Having an excellent party!
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From Helen’s POV, it’s so sweet.  All her children (well, Imogene and Ike just left with cake slices) her husband, her half brother David, her friend and old butler Meredith, and her new friends Sammy and Juila… *sniff* tis beautiful, it tis.

She has a few new distinguished lines, but I think she looks amazing.
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She also is having a midlife crisis… oh well, don’t care.  She needs a new look, so I give her one.
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And I LOVE it.  Helen was an only girl in a sea of brothers, and has led the Zales to another fine generation.  Ike, her only son, will do just as well, I’m certain!

Just like I promised, Iris and Ivanna get they’re room renovated.
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No art on Iris’ walls.  Ivanna’s bed is the mostly white (her favorite color) and Iris’ is mostly green (her favorite color).  I just discovered that lamp, that’s why they each got one.  TOO CUTE.  The easel is probably a LITTLE too close to Iris’ bed, but whatever.  She doesn’t have to use it.
That means ALL of the rooms in the Zale house have finally been decorated.  Oops, except Ralen’s…  I’ll have to take care of that.

Now that Imogene is also insane, we’re going to have to get used to her outfit changes.
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Her favorite color is black, and that’s her formal attire.  And hmm, I used similar carpet in Irene’s room, but it’s lime and cream striped in her room. It’s Irish green and white in Ivanna and Iris’… Oh well.

And lastly, we end with…
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Fail.  Thanks Ivy.  Don’t try to blame Riley – he didn’t do it.  And Julia looks really impressed. 5

And that’s all for this post!  I had a ton of fun playing with my adorable Zales again.  Maybe I’ll get another post up this weekend.  Come see us again soon!  Until next time, Happy Simming!

SCORE:
Failing school -5:  1 (-5)
Game Sent a Service Sim -5:  7 (-40)
Passing Out -5:  30 (-150)
Self-Wetting -5:  25 (-105)
Accidental Deaths -10:  0 (YAY!)
Social Worker Visit -15:  0 (YAY!)
Single Births +5:  20 (+100)
Twin Births + 10:  6 (+60)
Triplet Birth +15:  1 (+15)
Fulfilling LTW + 40:  4 (+160)
Honor Roll +5:  2 (+10)
Randomize Traits for an Entire Generation +10:  7 (+70)
Every $100,000 +20:  3 (+60)
Spouse Tops Career +10:  3 (+30)
I Called a Repairperson -10:  4 (-40)
Repo-man -5:  1 (-5)
TOTAL: +160

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Adults on Vacation and SCORE! 8.9

Hi There!  Welcome to a fun and unique installment of The Zale ISBI – Alphabetcy!  This post is a tad different, and I bet all you astute readers out there have figured out why!  Last time there were lots of birthdays.  This time I decided I was going to focus on Helen’s career and her related LTW, but well – things happend.  Let’s get to it!  We, of course, begin with a ZALE CHECK!
Ramon and Ivanna are having a chat!
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I love them both <3Helen is putting away all the left over cakes, per my command.
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But Irene is on her way to grab one last slice before the cakes turn into a gas cloud emanating from the fridge.Ivy, Riley (the IF), Imogene, and floor cake are enjoying the dining room.
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There are also some deep fried hotdogs.  They look freakishly red to me…

Ike is enjoying a relaxing float in the rain.
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Noteworthy (kinda): Ramon had somehow taken possession of all the floaty things.  I went into his magical backpack and spread them out amongst the clan.  Ike approves.

Iris is teaching herself to talk, like a good little ISBI spawn.
Screenshot-5The Zale Check went quick, since so many Zales were hanging out together, but Zale Check complete!

Ike then presides over the royal court.
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While Ivanna eats the sushi that Julia brought over!  Thanks Jules!  Ivanna likes your…cooking?  I mean it’s raw so…

Food preparation.  Ivanna likes your food preparation.

Helen then rolled this:

Oops, missed it
AsterikDefinitely real “rolled wish” screenshot.  😐

So we won’t be seeing Ivanna for awhile.  😦
(I couldn’t even capture her going away wish properly)

So… if any of you recall, Helen’s LTW is to be the next Jane Bond.  009.  So that takes REPORTS!  We went SimSelf hunting to find someone to “question”, but no one was home.  So I sent Helen to the gym only to find this:
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An umbrella taking itself for a walk.

This always disturbs me greatly, and I got distracted from her initial “Reports” mission, and turned it into a RESCUE THE ANT SIM mission.

I followed the umbrella into this car, where it drove itself home.
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Fancy car for an umbrella.

After stalking Fancy Umbrella all the way home, I discovered it lived here.
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I was hoping to be able to figure out which Sim needed to be reset and save them from their umbrella pixel ant-cursed life.

Hmm… Umbrella Ant is now Cane Ant.
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Helen likes how rich this little guy is.

And greets him to the best of her ability…
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…by turning her wrist inside out.  And wondering why she can hear her name being called from somewhere far away.  Like a tiny voice on the pavement…

Note:  This little AntSim is Helen’s boss and good friend.

I had already reset him, Taj Diwan was his name I think – it didn’t work, so I scurried off to edit town, evicted him, and moved him back in.

I know it’s too dark to really tell, but hopefully you can recognize Shadow Figure and her thought bubble as our Ant Man back in his original form.
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ALL FIXED.

And then we question him because that was the entire point of this whole endeavor.
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Oh wait.  That’s not Helen questioning Ant Man… That’s Duke wandering very far away from the graveyard.  LOOKS LIKE MY PICTURES SKILLS ARE AWESOME.  I watched Duke until he vanished just after this shot.  It really was exciting.  Promise.

Back at the house, Ivy (the SANE one, mind you) talks to herself while Irene paints.
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Irene does have her own easel in her own room, but what fun would that be?

Then I get an ISBI EPIC WIN POP UP!
heck yes!
See ya one and only Sim I can control!  Have a nice trip!

THEN… Everyone went to school leaving Iris home alone…
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She seems to be okay for now… but this gal shows up:
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(Which is a fail…Which matters because…SCORE KEEPING) So this Flower Head shows up to watch the last Ralen NotBoy.  (Helen’s brothers were called “NotGirls” so it’s only fair to call Ike’s sisters “NotBoys”)

Iris:  LET ME OUT OF HERE!  I STINK!
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Iris:  Oh, you came…
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…*smiles sweetly* I’ll kill you last
  (reminder, Iris is EVIL)

Useless Boring Made chats with Babysitter
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Useless Boring Babysitter chats with Maid
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Then I planned this epic makeover session where they’d be all *fancy* and unique, but…
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Apparently they’re both in “work clothes” or something.  Not that I’ve ever seen either of them work…  So enjoy the boring photos of Flower Head and Worthless Maid.

While the adults were away on vacation, I thought we might get a pop-up for a teen party, and I even locked in the “throw a teen party” wishes I’d managed to spot, but NOPE!  CUZ PROM!
Grumpy and Insane Irene opts for her outerwear look on the way to the limo:
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Less grumpy and less insane Ivy dons appropriate attire for her big night:
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OBLIGATORY LIMO SHOT
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And off they go!

Hey look!  It’s Ike!  The future TH!
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He’s off to play in his tree house!  AND OH NO!  Someone has kicked over the poor flamingo.

Whoa.  Like a millisecond later ALL OF THE GNOMES appeared.
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It was weird.  I unpaused after the shot and BAM.  GNOMES.  (poor flamingo)

At the prom, Ivy started having “strong feelings” for someone named Leslie!
Ivy Likes Leslie

So I was getting ready to talk all about how if there’s a prom, you just might get to know a Sim’s gender preference without any mods when they form an autonomous relationship!  And I was getting ready to say that Ivy must be gay… and then a tiny voice in the back of my head said “Well, Leslie used to be a man’s name – like Ashley – so it could be a boy…”

And…
Leslie is a boy
Leslie is a boy.  BUT!  It still means sometimes you can learn your Sim’s gender preference from prom!  It means that Ivy is straight!  Or Bisexual…  I’m not sure I’ve seen a non-modified Sim be bisexual though…  Anyway, I love her no matter what her preference is.

It is also worth mentioning that Ivy won prom queen and all Irene did was get into fights every other notification.

Irene gets home and strangles herself.
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She may be “insane” but I’m tellin’ ya.  That “ask for bedtime” story interaction just MIGHT bring a “normal” Sim to such a state (or a Simmer for that matter).  As the moment she got home, all Zale children were swarming her with story requests… 😐

Ivy on the other hand, like a good little Sim, went straight to bed.
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I love Ivy.

We can’t forget Iris, who is asleep…
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…but about to wake up starving and stinky.  Which is not good.

See?  Toldja.
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😐

This lovely face is about to pass out.
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And I’m right again!  TELL HER WHAT SHE’S WON!  (Negative five points)

Down she goes.
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FAIL.

Damn you Ike!  She came in here, FRESH AFTER PASSING OUT, to try to take care of the baby…
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…and you have to distract her because you want a story!?!  THE BABY IS STARVING.  GO TO BED.

No.  Seriously.  You are the future of the Zales?  You ask for a story then get sucked into the rocking chair vortex?
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She just went to get you your BOOK!  Now when she comes back, she won’t be able to do anything with you because you’re a chair zombie!

Oh.  Wait.  Never mind.  She got distracted too.
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Irene and the trash pile are going to make waffles.  (Yes, waffles.  That’s how late it is… it’s now breakfast time…)

While watching Irene make waffle batter in that SimTacular way, I noticed this:
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I’d never seen it before, and based on the graphic it’s related to the “insane” trait.  But I gotta tell ya, wanting to get out of the Zale house is pretty damn sane logic to me!

ESPECIALLY BECAUSE IT’S ABOUT TO CATCH ON FIRE.
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Stay awake, Irene, you have waffles in the oven.

NO.  Waffles.  COOK YOUR WAFFLES!
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IRENE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!  WHERE ARE YOU GOING?
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THE WAFFLES ARE GOING TO CATCH ON FIRE!

Oh.  Okay, well thank you…
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BUT YOU HAVE FOOD IN THE OVEN!

So… then this happened.
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BUT – the second “I” in ISBI rears its ugly head with…
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…Coffee to stave off passing out and floor food.  One fresh waffle plate, and one rotting corn dog.

Immediately followed by…
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…Yeah… there’s as good a place as any.

She then woke up and went to school so… not a total loss?

With Irene costing me ANOTHER five points failing, but leaving for school – a babysitter is forced to show up.
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How’s the view you five point costing idiot?  Those blinds are FASCINATING.

All failing and idiots aside, Iris is cute.
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And I already miss Ivanna, so I’ll probably bring her home soon.

Hey, here’s Irene’s formal you didn’t get to see (at least at her prom…)
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And THAR SHE GOES!
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FAIL FAIL FAIL FAIL FAIL!  She’s just outside the science facility because of a field trip.

Then, on the way home, she got out of the bus to walk…
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Since she’s just OVERFLOWING with the energy required to walk from wherever the heck she is to wherever The Zale Estate is.  You never know with Irene.

AND THEN.  If you haven’t managed to figure it out by now, I decided to keep score.  So this meant I went through EVERY SINGLE POST, looking for fails and wins, counting births, and ever-so-much floor pee.  I may have missed some, and I definitely haven’t been paying enough attention to honor roll, but I know for sure I had two with Abe’s kids… SO BEHOLD.  The ZALE FAMILY ISBI- ALPHABETCY SCORE CARD:

SCORE:
Failing school -5:  1 (-5)  (David Brunson)
Game Sent a Service Sim -5:  7 (-40)
Passing Out -5:  29 (-145)
Self-Wetting -5:  19 (-95)
Accidental Deaths -10:  0 (YAY!)
Social Worker Visit -15:  0 (YAY!)
Births +5:  35 (+175)
Twin Births + 10:  6 (+60)
Triplet Birth +15:  1 (+15)
Fulfilling LTW + 40:  4 (+160)  Abraham, Daisy, Erik, and Giles.
Honor Roll +5:  2 (+10)  {I have not paid enough attention to this…}
Randomize Traits for an Entire Generation +10:  7 (+70)
Every $100,000 +20:  3 (+60)
Spouse Tops Career +10:  3 (+30)  (Leif did it, Gustave did it {Remember, the daycare?  And we got that sweet van that Helen left at Uni?}, and Cyrus did it when I couldn’t control him anymore, and it wasn’t his LTW, so I’m counting it.  MY PARTY.)
I Called a Repairperson -10:  4 (-40)
Repo-man -5:  1 (-5)
TOTAL: +250

So I used some scoring I found – added a few things… and there you have it.  Nearly 8 full generations and we’re IN THE BLACK!  My husband frequently walks into the computer room while I’m playing and asks “Are you winning?”  The first two dozen times, I tried to explain that you don’t “Win or Lose” like typical games, then I just started saying a deadpan “Yes.”  (or NO if the game was crashing all over the place)  Well – I’m going to start saying “YES!” and MEAN IT!  I AM WINNING THE SIMS.

So… the rest of this post could’ve been Fun Zale Times, but I had to spend my evening doing MATH.  So this is all you get – THIS TIME.  I promise there will be a next time, so do come back, yes?  UNTIL THEN:  HAPPY SIMMING!

Helen’s 107 Pictures 8.8

Helen hasn’t always… OH WAIT!  HAI THERE!  Welcome back to the Zale Family ISBI – Alphabetcy!  We’re all so glad you stopped by!  Last time… well, that was last time.  Just go click that “previous post” button that I KNOW is somewhere on this page you’re viewing… I’ll wait…So you’re back now?  And we can move on?  WONDERFUL.

SO!  Helen hasn’t always been my favorite.  She was the only female in her generation, and it was a female’s turn to take over, so she won by default.  THEN, I didn’t even notice Ramon the first time I saw him, and I *think* I misspelled his name too…  So!  I’m sure I had a point.  Something about “sticking with it” or somewhat… Or perhaps, something about loving the TH you get stuck with because IKE *SPOILER* is the only male in this generation.  Another default TH will take over, and I don’t mind!.  Besides, Helen turned out to be awesome, enjoy her 107 pictures… So!  OMG, what is with the two paragraph intro?  LET’S GET TO IT!

As always, we begin with a Zale Check!  Ramon is cooking in our freshly painted kitchen!
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Hi you cutie you!

Helen is heading off to work.
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Right.  Work.  Helen works.  Helen has a career based LTW!  Oh dear.

Ivy and Irene are on their way to school.
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I do love them both.

Imogene is down for a nap.
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Ike is adorable in the high chair!
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And lastly little Ivanna!
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Heading for the dollhouse!

Walking toddlers will never stop being cute.
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Adorable.

Okay Ramon, don’t leave Ike in there too long!
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Wow, thanks for listening!
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And thank you for this too!  I don’t think Ike has learned to walk yet!
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And…that looks like it hurts…
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But you go ahead and play, you’ve earned it.
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I will never stop finding this amusing.
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*RAWR* Kills Mr. Green.

So, remember Giles?  And how he was running everywhere?  Well now Ramon does it.
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Oh well?  At least it’s fast…

Holy crap.  He huge.
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Riley that is.  The first (and probably the last – at least for a while) Zale IF.

Nice. This is Ivanna, in a very filthy high chair, desperate for the potty.
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The flies around the toddlers REALLY bother me.  SOMEONE CLEAN IT.  WHERE IS THE MAID!?!

Helen is a bit too busy not passing out at the moment to be of much help.
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And then this happened… so much for working on that LTW.
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The SIXTH Ralen Spawn is on the way!  We haven’t had six children since the founders’ generation!  Wee!

I used their toddler action to play with these toys.
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I love Imogene and Ivanna, I think they look like twins.  No mind Imogene being incredibly sleepy.

Phew!  Almost done with all the toddlers!
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Taking care of all of them is exhausting.
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Poor Helen…

Oh Irene!  You are too cute!
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Whatcha makin’?  *SPOILER* Autumn Salad.  I betcha never would’ve guessed.  LOOK, there’s another one behind the fridge!

A finished painting!  Thank you Ivy!
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I hung it on one of the many, many blank walls in this house.  You’ll see it again later.

IF’s are so weird.
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And I mean SO weird.

Irene is so cool!
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Who doesn’t love to play pool in their outerwear?

This is the second time I’ve had an insane Sim just throw-up.
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Dahlia did it once.  I think it might just be a thing insane Sims do?  Anyone?

Ivy is working out!
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Zales don’t do that very often.

Yay!  Help!
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As in someone is helping, not a plea…

Adorable.
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I love it when children play together in this thing.  AND it allows them to build a relationship with each other, which is very cool.  I mean, they’ve spent nearly every moment of their lives together, and then one day, they become children, look over at the other one and go “who are you?”

Hey!  Look who’s here?  It’s David Brunson, and he’s all grown up!
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Giles and Meredith’s love child turned out okay.  I see a lot of Meredith.

I see that Ramon… I love her too, I do!
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But stop.

Hi Julia!
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Yes yes, Ramon is a delight.

The other hottie has arrived, let’s see if she sticks around this time.
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Ramon is so distracted by her arrival that he interrupts Irene’s chat about computers to talk about her.Screenshot-34
Or perhaps they’re calling to one another?

Little Old Meredith is here too, that’s all the guests!
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Hi to you too, Sammy!
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*Waves*

Party time!
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Irene ❤
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Ivy & David ❤
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Helen and Imogene ❤
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Sammy is off playing darts…
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And Julia is playing with the dollhouse.
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Way to celebrate with the family you two.

Birthday!
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BOOM!  KID.
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Imogene rolled friendly to go with her perceptive and light sleeping nature.  I love her.  All of the children have worn braids of some variety, so she gets this look.
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Reminder, her favorite color is black.
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And with that, another vacant room and bathroom get redone!  The house is coming together one child birthday at a time.
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Ivanna, hey lady – move it… I wanna play.
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Grumpy Meredith rocks.

Sammy!  I know for a fact you like Irene, so knock it off!
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What is that all about?

And hey Julia?  I don’t know what you did, but Imogene disapproves.
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That is some stank eye right there.

Oh no, David has started to play the guitar.  Angelica’s guitar to be exact!  And Julia and Imogene are drawn in like moths to a flame.
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I just realized… David left with that guitar in his inventory.  GOODBYE ANGELICA’S GUITAR!  I’ll miss it.  😦

Helen is supposed to be playing darts with Sammy, but they’re just standing around.
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Although Sammy is obviously waiting for Helen to go, Helen had “wait turn” queued up, so I cancelled it and TADA!
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Helen threw once, then Sammy left…
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I’m glad you had fun?  At least you’re warming up to the Zales – and coming inside…  Baby steps.

Julia has joined in!
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Except well… they aren’t playing together.  And David is pretty decent, and Julia, well… let just say she’s still learning.

See?  I even have a video again!  This time with SOUND!  AND, if you notice, Ivy’s painting from earlier!

I love how at the end they’re like, man, this party is AWESOME!  And then David steals our guitar.  DAMN HIM.  That’s a piece of the Zale Legacy man!

Aw, Ivy, thank you.
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Put some clothes on.

Careful Ike!
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Don’t fall in!

Right.  Bedtime stories.  Do help her out, Irene?
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YOU THERE.  What is wrong with your brand new big girl bed?  I even assigned it to you!
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I should REALLY give Ralen’s room a proper make-over…

Calm down, child.  Helen is just making the bed.  You shouldn’t be in here anyway.
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She is also near starvation.  I guess she didn’t have a piece of the cake?
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OH, here’s why Imogene is beside herself.
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It’s baby time!  Will it be a boy?

HA HA HA HA HA HA – NOPE
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Meet Iris Zale.  She is evil and disciplined.  Scary combination.  Ralen’s FIFTH daughter.

The addition of another female causes the boys of the house some distress.
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Ramon has sat on his son’s feet, and Ike is resulting to violence and bangs his father in the shins with a mallet.  His father’s musical shins.  I see the note.

Helen rolled this:
hmm, no.
HA HA HA HA HA HA HA – no.  No you may not.  Besides, the house is full, there’s no where to put them.  And you have a CAREER BASED LTW.  The baby factory is CLOSED.

Hi Ivy!  That’s not your desk, and that’s not your room, but THANKS!
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And OMG.  What is this?!?  It’s IMOGENE in her OWN BED…
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Waiting for a bedtime story!  Hurry up whoever is supposed to be reading to her!

Ivy!  Ivy wins this ISBI forever.
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It was a proper story too.  NOT a pregnancy book.  NOT business law.  NOT a skilling book.  SO.  MUCH.  WIN.  Don’t mind the radioactive sheets.  Full moon.

Zale Parenting.  One Crib.  Two Swings.  One Rocking Chair Nap.
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Aw Yeah.

For once being known as UIG and about to be deleted into pixel oblivion, I love my Ivanna.
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She’s adorable.

Ramon!  Thank you!  You keep being helpful.
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You could have cleaned it first, but hey, ISBI win.

I spotted gnomes!
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And a random slice of sidewalk cake.

Then I heard the telltale sign of a zombie materializing.
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And although he’s quite dapper, and a little sore, it is a fine and sunny afternoon.  Moon stage is Waning Gibbous.  Next full moon, 9 days.  FAIL.  *ResetSim

First Giles, now you!?!  Stop running with the babies!
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I have never seen a non-clumsy Sim trip – but I’m still uncomfortable with this.

This is Addison Ross.  She followed Ivy home from school today.
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Well, she’s not boring!

Imogene is about to do some homework.
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And so is Ivy who completely ignored her guest all evening.
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Hi Giant Riley’s feet.  And most of maid.

Since Addison was ignored all evening, I had Helen join her in a game of pool.
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It went well.
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😐

MOAR BIRTHDAYS

Hi Sammy and the gnomes!
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YES YES, RAMON LOVE.

Hi Julia and David!
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Jules!  You brought food!  Normal quality sushi.  Why thank you!

Sammy waves at Julia while thinking about Helen.
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Kinda cute.

Ramon!  Do NOT get in the pool with your phone in your pocket!
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He did it anyway.

David looks smug with some deep fried corn dogs.
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And hi Imogene!

Cake celebrations are starting, so of course, here’s Sammy.
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I found myself quite fortunate to get these two birthdays to happen at the same time.
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I tried to get the third one to go too, but Helen is the one who has to bring Ivanna, so she’ll go last.

The maid laughs (never cleans), Irene cheers, Sammy throws darts, and Julia is just heading downstairs.
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Irene loves birthdays.

Ivy and Imogene care too!
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Helen screams at phone:  SUCK IT MEREDITH!  EVERYONE CAME TO MY PARTY AND NOT YOUR STUPID POOL PARTY.  I BET YOU DON’T EVEN HAVE A POOL!
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I think Helen’s just mad Meredith threw her party on the same day.  The Zale invites went out first!

GOOOOO IKE!
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He rolls good, joining virtuoso and excitable.  Um yeah… TH Everyone?
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I seem to have fallen into possession of these CC eyebrows.  My only CC would come from Julia or Sammy.  Do one of you have this on your child selves?  If so, you’re hilarious.

There we go.  All better!
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His favorite color is turquoise, I think.

Iris goes next!
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And explodes into the sun.
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Dang that’s bright!

A little eyeroll aside, Iris is cute!  And she looks different to me!
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After five girls, I didn’t really expect anything we hadn’t already seen.

I was pleasantly surprised!
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Her favorite color is green.  And she’s adorable.

Last but not least, Ivanna has her birthday.
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The teens and the maid care.

Wait!  So does Imogene and Ramon!
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How about those cherished house guests?
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Swimsuit clad Julia is playing with toys…
And Sammy is making this dude…
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…Ethan Tanner sneeze.

Then it’s CHILD TIME
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Ivanna, due to excellent Zale Parenting (TM) rolls grumpy.  She is now good, absent minded, and grumpy.
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Nice eyebrows.  AGAIN.

I’ve used all my sets of dual braids, so Ivanna gets this look
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I think she’s cute, if a little sever in appearance.   She is one of the few children NOT to inherit Ramon’s eye color.

One last check on SimSelves, and we find Helen and Julia gossiping by the pool.
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Aaannnd Sammy?  She left already.  Because she would.”

Irene breaks the dishwasher…
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And Ramon gossips with Ivanna.
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The End.

No seriously, that was the last picture and notes I took.  I was super tired, (and I needed a grilled cheese sandwich) and I wanted to stop after the SimSelves check, but then Irene broke a dishwasher, and since EVERYONE NEEDS TO SEE THAT, I got suckered into another photo.  Then Ramon was gossiping.  VERY IMPORTANT.

PHEW, that was a long post!  Just one little toddler left, our Iris.  I’m almost sad about it.  Ralen ❤  But Helen is still super young, I’m not sure if it’s all the pregnancies, or the move, but she is still a ways away from her full on ADULT birthday, and Ramon had his ages ago.  He got a new car out of his Mid-Life Crises… So that was cool.  Anyway – that’s all for now!  Come back soon!  Until next time, HAPPY SIMMING!

Four Birthdays and a Death 8.7

Dudes!  What is up!?!  Welcome to another adventure featuring everyone’s FAVORITE Sims, The Zales!  Last time we played around with some SimSelves!  Let’s see what we get up to now!

We ALWAYS begin with a Zale Check!  Starting with Giles, who is standing around in the nursery.
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Ramon is heading to the fridge for a bite.
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Ivy is asleep in her bed after passing out in the hallway.
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Irene is setting a dye trap in one of the bathrooms… I’m a noob and thought only teens could set booby traps…
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Imogene is starving in her crib…
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Don’t let her calm demeanor fool you, she’s about to scream her fool head off.

Ike is lonely…
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And UIG is screaming on the floor…
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I don’t blame the poor little unwanted girl.

So where is Helen?  On her way home from hanging out with the SimSelves.
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Some quick parenting is required, as all children toddler and younger were in need of assistance.
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Aw, Helen, and her one and only son… it’s cute, even if she’s shoving her arm through his feeties.
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Ah, yes.  Zale parenting at it’s finest.
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Complete with blinking booby trap through the wall.

So I’m still not used to spotting *THIS* around the Zale house.
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HI RILEY!

Imogene is adorable.
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But OH MY GOD… Look what I found when I clicked to see what Ivy was up to while still looking at Imogene.
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Riley is just staring at her.

Spooky!
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Imogene is haunted by Ivy’s IF!
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I do not like.

Hi Girls!  Do you see Ivy’s hair?  That is SOOO a Daisy throwback.  Blonde with hints of purple streaks.
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That’s her Great-great grandma’s genetics shining through.  I love it!

I got sick of the blinking booby trap, so I had Helen trigger it.
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She looks cute with magenta hair.

Giles is *still* running every where, EVEN when carrying his granddaughter.
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Imogene looks scared!

Grandpa!  SLOW DOWN!
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Giles Logic:  The floor is a great place for a baby, never mind the nice, safe swing she was just in.
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Oh.  I see.  Well Helen and I both disapprove.
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Although I don’t think UIG needed to have a lollipop as large as her head tucked away.  So good for you Grandpa Giles.  Besides, it made you TCTBE happy.

I spot a gnome party!
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Cuties.

Helen rolled a wish to chat with Ramon.
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Looks awkward.  I guess it’s been awhile.  Helen wants to talk about The Overly Happy Lake Monster.

Helen:  Dad.  I know we don’t always get along, but you shouldn’t survive on old cake
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Giles:  Kids doing well in school?
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Giles: My work is going well, bringing home nearly all of the family funds…
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Giles: The house looks nice, have you been decorating?
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Helen:  *IGNORES*

Aw, come on Helen, he’s really old and he’s going to die soon.  You loved your father once.

Giles may not always get on with his daughter, but he does with his son-in-law!
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Or not…
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Or so…?
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It’s complicated.

Ramon:  *POUTS*
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He wanted to watch his son.  Poor baby.

So… These two are best friends…
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Still super weird to see in the Zale Legacy.  It’s cute though?

Irene and her daddy play tag in the rain.
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Imogene and Helen are adorable.  Ralen spawn are some of my favorite to date in this Alphabetcy.
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Author’s Tangent:  Some people call it an Alphabetacy.  But… not me.  So there.  It’s an Alphabetcy.

If Giles would die, and stop reading children books in the wrong beds…
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…We’d have ANOTHER Ralen spawn.

Then oh my LLAMA!  What is this!  ZALE FAMILY ISBI – ALPHABETCY FIRST
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REPO MAN!  I swore we paid the bills, I mean Helen just shelled out nearly three grand…

BUT… here he is, stealing the fish tank.
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You’d think he’d take the fish too… but you’ll see…

And then he takes Ralen’s dresser, which doesn’t really bother me…
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No one has used it, and it was just there to help fill the void of “empty  house”… but still.  Go away you jerk.

SOMETHING GOOD IS ABOUT TO HAPPEN!
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See?  CAKES!

JULIA!!
Julia!
I mean, I KNOW Ramon is about as cute as some pixels can get, but he’s MARRIED.  And has five children!

But HI!  It’s great to see you!
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You look thrilled.  😐

Helen wants to increase her relationship with Julia, so she goes to show her a funny video!
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Julia looks very excited.  😐

Helen is though!  She REALLY wants Julia to enjoy this video.
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See?

Julia then spots Ramon and pretends to be overly entertained by Helen in order to appear interesting and mysterious.
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*GASP* Ramon!
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Don’t you go getting ideas!

Hey! Meredith is here too!
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And a fairy old man party crasher who we asked to leave.  Looks like he loved all 48 seconds of the party.

SAMMY!
Sammy!
You too!?!?  I KNOW RAMON IS AWESOME… but come on now!
*NOTE:  I then couldn’t find Sammy at the party.  She came, she heartfarted the coolest Sim in the Zale house, and then left.  Probably the right idea.

Helen asks Meredith how she’s holding up after the kick out move.
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She looks bored.  Oh well we tried.

Hey.  Hey Readers.  Dude.  Check it out…
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Repo Man took the fish tank, but not the fish!

And I’m pretty sure that one goldfish is dead.
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…Yeah… so Zales have this now.  Magical floating art installation including dead goldfish.  Win?

LOL Julia, make yourself at home.
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The kids don’t need it right now.

Helen noticed the “lack of Sammy” so she tried to call her and invite her over.  But…
fine then
Sammy and her Yangs, Millers, and newly founded ISBI are too good for us Zales.  I SEE HOW IT IS!

But the show must go on.
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So let’s see how it goes…

Giles and Ike manage to make it to a cake!
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Ivy is also on her way!  YAY!

Helen and UIG…
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Dude, Irene too!  Way more successful than expected!
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*HI GIRLS!*

Meredith, Ramon, and David manage to care enough to cheer!
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Julia.  Julia… The party is over there…
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Where are you going?

Julia:  Zales haz a keyboard
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Julia plays while the Zales party.  Zale style.  With screaming toddler.
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Artistic shot FTW.

YOU THERE!  YOU’RE RUINING THE PARTY!
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She is also fully green, so why she’s screaming and ruining my pictures, I cannot say.

Ivy First…
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She has bookworm locked in.  This joins her athletic, artistic, and technophobe traits.

Here she is rocking her new look.
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I tried to embrace all of her traits, as well as her favorite color of aqua.  I see so much Alejandro!  Helen must have carried more of it than I knew.

Irene goes next.  I know she is technically younger than Ivy, but her birthday was only one day away, so I went with it.  She has photographer’s eye locked in.
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It joins the other traits of insane, absent minded and artistic.

Here we have her new look!
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Oops! I forgot makeup!
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She is my favorite genetics wise, but I had to honor her traits, and not just make the “best looking” version of her.  I love her so much!

*Ahem* CC isn’t all bad…
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Cuz Irene HAD to rock these socks.
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Before UIG could even become Ivanna, Julia went home.
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But here she is, a pink sparkly burrito!

Meet Ivanna for the first time.  Her favorite color is white, and she’s absent minded and good.
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She is another beautiful Ralen child.

The only Sims left to care about the final birthday are Ivy and Ramon.
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Here we have Ike!  Our future TH everyone!*
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Ike is an excitable virtuoso who loves turquoise.

And OMG look at that face.
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He’s ADORABLE!

Irene and Ike do autonomous tickles.
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Adorable!

Irene!!!!  What are you doing to David!
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OR YOURSELF!
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Maybe some newfangled chicken dance?
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Or… I don’t know…

Then… just after all this lighthearted hilarity… Giles steps out of the shower and…
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Tiny space (the bathroom)  makes for awkward death pictures.
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Oh Giles, off you go dear.
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TCTBE ends.  In a bathroom.  We had fun.

Poor Ivy!
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(and her cute new sleepwear)

Then David shows up to mourn the loss of his estranged father.  We’d heard that the party was awesome ages ago, so I didn’t know he was still here…
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Way to be depressing.

And then hilarious… because your door skills are pure Zale through and through.
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Ouchie.

Then we spy the twins, IKE and IVANNA (NOT IKE AND UIG) teaching themselves to talk.
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And insane Irene sleeping in her outerwear.
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Lastly, Helen lies Giles to rest in the Zale family plot.
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Co-Fonder Angelica is there to greet him.  Fare thee well, Giles Zale.  TCTBE almost ’til the end.

And that’s all this time!  I haven’t forgotten about those Lightnings!  I’m sure we’ll see them again soon, when I need a break from those Fancy Zales.  Imogene is the only child not to have a birthday this time, so I’m sure we’ll see that next time.  And is there another “I” Zale on the way?  Find out soon!  Happy Simming!

*Unless Giles dies and we have space for another child, and it’s a boy.  Then I’ll poll Ike and potential spawn.

Sim!Selves Have Landed on Planet Zale 8.6.5

Oh hi!  Nice to see you!  Last time, I got caught in a cheat (proof cheaters never win) and I will be renaming the currently christened “Uhh…I Girl” … drum roll please … Ivanna!  But I can’t rename her until she’s a toddler, so…  I get fun actions like “Put Uhh…I Girl in the swing” and other equally ridiculous options…  For this post, well, I opened the Zale file and thought, I need SimSelves!  I only had access to Julia and Sammy, but I believe Sammy and Julia will be enough.  I began with a Zale Check, but quickly changed the tune.  So let’s get to it!

Oh Look!  The floor is mopping itself!
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Thank you IF!  Helen is back to potty training Imogene, as she was so rudely interrupted during her previous attempt in order to give birth to Uhh…I Girl and Ike!

Let’s check on the rest of those Zales!  Speaking of Uhh…I Girl…
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And Ike, asleep in UIG’s swing.
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Oh wait, I guess he’s not asleep.  Anyway, WRONG SWINGS.

Giles and Irene are enjoying snack time.
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Giles just finished, and Irene is just starting, but whatever.  Note:  Giles is STILL running absolutely everywhere all of the time.  It’s disturbing to imagine a 105 year old man running around and eating 5 decade old birthday cake.  But SIMS.

Ivy is being read a bedtime story!  Which is GREAT, because she’s EXHAUSTED…
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…Except that’s David’s old bed in the punishment cave…

So, it was no surprise when…
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FAIL!  Just outside her room.  Excellent.

Still wearing her lovely maternity attire, Helen heads out!
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HI KOI!  *waves*

Where’s Helen running off to?
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Why the docks!  If you look closely, you might be able to spy a couple familiar figures.

Hi Sammy and Julia!
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Helen: Yo, Sammy, can I come in?
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Once we gain entrance, well… This is Sammy and Julia’s *cough* nice new place.
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MY EYES!  It needs something.  Besides a remodel!  Just behind that fancy wall, we find…
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…Equally fancy kitchen.  And then behind THIS wall…
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Retro TV Room, which I actually like!

Upstairs, there’s this cool loft space.
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But that’s the only bed in this place, so Sammy and Julia will have to sleep in shifts.

Here you two, you can benefit from the Zale Family Wealth.
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Yay!  A Murphy Bed!  Oh.  Were you expecting something nicer?  But this thing takes up less space!  You’re welcome.  😀

Yes, Julia, that’s a very nice bathroom.
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Come out and be social.  Thanks.

Oh good!  You guys are getting along!
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Don’t give me that look, Julia.  You know you love it here.
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Yo, Sammy, Your CC ain’t workin.
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Here’s a makeover, I hope you don’t hate it!
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Helen:  So, nice house…it…floats?
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Sammy:  Yup!  🙂
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Laserkitteh: Yup!  🙂
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Well, it might not be much, but Helen thinks it’s swell.
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And melds house with body and stays forever.

I mean, likes the water and goes a-floatin’
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Just then I spotted Julia on the move!
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Helen:  Where are you going?

Commence Stalking:
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Helen: Wait for me!!  I had to change into my jogging clothes before I could try to catch up!

Oh!  Sammy had exited too!
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Where are you fine ladies off to?

Helen:  *HUFF* *PUFF*
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Sammy and Julia:  *wait*

Just kidding, they got in this WONDERFUL automobile that Julia had in her pocket.
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Helen in background:  *thinks* kicky bag.

Immediately plays kicky bag.
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Kinda like a boss.

So while Helen plays, I stalked the car.  Julia!  Don’t leave Sammy just sitting in the car!
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Okay, that’s better.  Sammy and Julia have arrived at “Drinks at Diamond Backs”
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It’s an interesting place (not at all.)

Oh look!  SimSelves are no better at doors than anyone else.
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I had higher expectations.

Helen then shows up to recommence stalking.
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Not that I saw a kitchen here, but don’t get the food.  Chef dude just sneezed into his hand and didn’t bother to wash.

Sammy went straight for the juice.
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Julia… well… she thinks wall music is magical.
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Nice.

NOTE:  The REST of this post takes place here.  I was kind of obsessed with my first ever SimSelves, and knowing the real world basis of them, well… I was beyond entertained.  So let’s just say… it’s well documented.

After establishing that the magic wall music boxes would still play if she wasn’t watching, Julia also goes for the juice.
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Helen: Sammy, Sammy, Sammy, Sammy, hey Sammy, greet me.  Greet me.  I’m a cop, do what I say, greet me.  Sammy, Sammy, Sammy…
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Sammy: *Stares off in space*

Helen couldn’t wait any longer for Sammy to acknowledge her existence, so she gives Julia a try.
Helen:  Julia, hey Julia, Julia, Julia, I could press charges!  Julia, Julia, GREET ME!
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Julia and Sammy:  *IGNORE*
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That’s not very nice ladies.  Helen is a very nice Sim.

Helen decides that if she can’t beat ’em, she’ll join ’em.
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Sammy & Julia:  SLURRRP
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See what Julia’s thinking about?  A new friend!  Is it Sammy?  Cuz if it’s Sammy, AWW!
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Going back for another one Jules?
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Julia: Yup.

Sammy!  I caught you thinking!  YAY!  You guys became friends!  That’s so stinkin’ cute.
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Hopefully you guys won’t be miserable on your retro houseboat.

Oh Sammy, You’re a riot!
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Helen thinks so anyway!

Hey, you have a houseboat, do you do much fishing?
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Sammy looks VERY annoyed that this overweight old man would even consider using the bar she is standing near.

Helen and Julia chit chat.
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Sammy:  BOOOZE  O.O

Julia: Who’s this llama?
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Sammy: Bling!

Helen and Julia begin grooving groove McGroove style.
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Nice moves.

Sammy:  MOAR JUICE
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Oh okay?  I’m sorry if you feel left out.

Helen and Julia continue to get their groove on… to CLASSICAL music.  Julia to her reflection: Oh gawd, is this what I look like when I dance?!?
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Sammy:  I SEE JUICE THAT MUST BE CONSUMED.

Then I was so entertained by Helen and Julia dancing hardcore to classical music, and Sammy staring at the wall with a drink in her hand, that I took a video.  My first ever on purpose video, and not one of those “dang it, I meant to hit C not V” videos you have to delete after every play session.

DAMN!  There’s no audio!  Oh well, I’m leaving it.  Whatever.  >:@

Hmm, Sammy?  Maybe you’ve had enough.
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Whelp, you don’t need that ovary.
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Sammy decides the quickest way to get juiced is to go directly into the stomach
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Helen and Julia:  Why indeed!  This is a mighty fine gathering, let us commence dancing to this mournful tune!  Way to care about your friend guys.  SHE HAS A PROBLEM.

Sammy:  SLURRP
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Helen and Julia:  ROCK ON!

Okay, I took far too many pictures in this funky place.  And the family is starting to suffer, so it’s time to send Helen home!
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Have fun ladies!  Sammy: Stares  Julia: I could be a superstar with my dance moves!
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You can see Helen jogging away in the mirror’s reflection.  Awesome.

And that’s it for this update!  I know it’s not a REAL update, but I was having so much fun.  I hope you at least found a smidgen as entertaining as I did.  Helen wasted most of the day, so I’m sure we can get our UIG renamed soon!  Come see us again!  Until next time, Happy Simming!

Uh…I Girl Zale 8.6

Greetings and Salutations!  Welcome to a fancy update for the Zales!  Many fun and fancy things are about to transpire, so let’s get to it!  If you want to know what happened last time, well – you can read the last post.  Onward!

Per tradition, we begin with a ZALE CHECK!
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Ramon is thinking about how nice my new computer is.  Isn’t that sweet.

Giles, being Emperor of Evil is at work at this fine establishment.
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Fancy.

Here’s our Helen!
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In our sparsely furnished house.

Sweet Ivy dreams of handcuffs.
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Because Sims.  😐

Irene is starving, but is waiting ever-so-sweetly to be let out.
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And Imogene is a generic pink baby.
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And then my game crashed…

I’d only played for about five minutes, so… we reload and…

Just outside the Zale casa HOLY GHOSTS!
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Left to Right: Leif, Abraham, Benji, Eddie, Passed-Out Daisy, Erik, Changpu, and Flora!  I blame the haunting for crashing my game 😦

Weird side note:  Giles has taken to running around EVERYWHERE ALL THE TIME.
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Okay then.

Ivy, honey… You aren’t supposed to swim in a thunderstorm!
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She looks miserable 😦
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But I love my dear Ivy, the first born “I” child… so she shares a slice of Key Lime pie with her momma.
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Ivy had rolled a “watch a movie” wish, so I had Helen queue up an action to go see “Circus Roadtrip” (Which out of all of the movies available sounded the most child friendly) but apparently the show was just ending…

So they play dominoes instead.
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Helen won, even though she was “feeling unlucky”.

WARNING:  This picture contains too much adorable.
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Ramon and Irene.  So much win.

FEEEEEEEEEEED MEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE!
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Ramon may be cute, but he is the (second) “I” in ISBI, so he just plopped his starving offspring and wandered off.

Sorry Irene, Helen is busy with your sister.
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And look!  The room got some color!

Ivy has started a painting!
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She’s still working on it at this moment, but she’s making progress!

Oh, why are these pictures always directly in front of the potty?
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But I actually think her IF is pretty cute.

I love you Helen & Irene!
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Even if Ilene is suffocating a little.

What do we have here?!?
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Maternity clothes!  (OKAY, so I missed the pregnancy belly rub shot!)  Another I baby is ON THE WAY!

And look what Helen rolls!
a boy!
Darn Skippy!  We need boys!

Helen: Hi evil dad… you’re going to have a new grandchild!
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Giles: *glows*

Giles: *Is a Jerk*
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Some grandpa you are.  You can take your wish to “brag about grandchildren” and go float in the pool.

Later, so … yeah Ivy?  That’s not your bed…
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And Giles?  I’m pretty sure she doesn’t want a bedtime story about “Business Law”  SNOOZE.  But it did work.  I found her asleep in her own room a few moments later.

Aw Ramon, you’re adorable!
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If I ever can’t find him, he’s in the nursery with his kids.
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I love Ralen Spawn.
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Meanwhile… Well “Hello” to you too, David!
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He’s here for BIRTHDAYS!

RAMON!  WHAT HAVE YOU DONE?!?
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RAMON!  YOU ARE ON FIRE!
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(HI MEREDITH) I was JUST upstairs to look for Irene, cuz it’s her birthday too… and WTH!

Meredith!  Are you saving him!?!
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Meredith FTW!!!!!!!!!!!!!  Helen has queued up “Put out Sim” but she’s stuck waiting for Meredith to do it, so she just stands around

PLEASE DON’T DIE RAMON!
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HELEN!  DO SOMETHING!

OH. MY. HELP!
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This is TERRIBLE!

RAMON!  Are you on FIRE AGAIN!?!
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Celine’s childish kitty painting mocks the seriousness of the situation.

Three Fire Extinguishers Later…
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And “We should be more careful next time.”

Thanks

We made it.  No one died.
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Ugh.

Okay Ramon… let’s try your birthday again.

He’s still cute.
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Giles: *toot*

Aw, singed birthday.
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Adorable.

THE SPARKLES.  THEY HURT.
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And then one bored Ramon starts his midlife crises.
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Neat.

Nice party.
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Looks like fun.  😐

But it’s still adorable.  Because that’s the Zale way.
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And it’s Irene’s birthday too!

Seriously adorable.
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I love Helen AND Irene.

And we but Irene down in the ashes.
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She’s a Phoenix.  😐

She rolls artistic to go with insane and absent minded.
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And she REALLY wants cake.

I LOVE her.
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Remember, her favorite color is “Lime”.

Irene gets her new big-girl room.
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I try to capture her crazy and artistic nature.  I like it!  I also completed her bathroom, so that’s two more non-vacant rooms!  YAY!

Helen and her girls in braids.
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Then!  In a strange twist of Zale-Style Events…
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…It’s Riley!  Ivy’s IF.  Yes, Ivy, not Irene.  I got a pop-up that “Riley” wanted to be put down.

SO I DID.
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He’s actually kinda cute.  It’s the ninth generation before I see an IF in this state.

But this?  This is creepy.
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Irene:  Oh little doll, let’s BURN THIS PLACE TO THE GROUND

Hey, Ramon.  Are you going to take a shower any time soon?
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Cuz that’d be great.

Giles is still running everywhere.
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I bet he’ll hang around as long as Flora did since he’s so active.  Goody.

They entry way finally got some color!
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And I know I’ve said it before, but I LOVE those stairs.

I found this shuffle board, and all the wall art in the household inventory.
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Nice shorts, Giles.

Ramon.  Take a shower.
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But Helen and Imogene and Bun-in-the-Oven are adorable.

So, hey Helen?  You probably shouldn’t think such negative thoughts about your baby.
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Because it’s her BIRTHDAY!
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And seriously Ramon?  TAKE A SHOWER.

Baby in the ashes.  Again.
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Shouldn’t this have been cleaned up by now?  Note: Helen’s sandals are cute.

Dark Hair!
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I love how the girls are a living joke.  “A blonde, a brunette and a red head…”

Cutie!
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After makeover:
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Her favorite color is black, and I LOVE HER.

THANK YOU
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It only took like, six Sim days.  And that’s Irene’s lime shower he’s using.

Tiny Sim…
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…Huge TV (And one of the first Zales I’ve seen even watch in their new house.)

Pregnancy cravings.
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Gotta love the wood fire stove.

FAIL!
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Irene passes out after school.

Imogene also has an IF…
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…It’s name is “Boinky” HA HA HA!  Boinky…

Helen:  Shut up.  I’m pregnant and lasagna.
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Don’t judge.

AND THEN…

HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHHAHAHAHAHAHHAHAHAHAHAHHAHAHAHHHHHHHHHAHHHHHHHHH

My game crashed.
So.  New computer, no CC, no Mods.  This blog is perfect proof beyond all proof that the game is unstable as hell.  Fun times.

Thankfully, I had saved very recently (per advice to save more frequently) and recovered quickly!  The same birthdays and Irene Fail.  And I finally cleaned up that soot.

We also still have Ivy’s IF “Riley”!
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Which is hilarious (to me because I frequently drop them in graveyards or abandon them on the beach)
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I wonder why she’s thinking about jogging?  Or Red and white striped track suits.  Or very short-legged stick figures.  Without feet.

Helen was busy potty training – but that had to stop.
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Suddenly.

Because CHILD BIRTH!
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THINK BOYS!  BOYS BOYS BOYS!

HONESTY TIME:
And so… this is what happened.  I saved when Helen was on the way to the hospital ready to quit without saving if she had another girl (spur of the moment cheat idea).  And well, I got a “It’s a Girl!” pop-up.  So, expecting to quit, I named the girl, and I quote here, “Uhh…I Girl” so her name is “Uh…I Girl Zale”.  Yes yes, I know this is all terrible and wrong.  But it is what it is.  But then this happened:
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Do you see?  Helen has poorly named, unwanted, ready to be deleted-until-she-came-out-a-boy child in the stroller.  And Ramon?  He’s carrying a boy.  Neither spouse has any fertility treatment.  These are natural and un-freakin’-expected twins.  As soon as I saw the boy-child, I had to keep them.

I name him Ike.  But it’s too little, too late for Uhh…I Girl.
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And that’s it!  Ike and Uhh…I Girl have just arrived home.

And that’s it for this post.  Be kind to me, fellow Simmers.  I had come so far following my Boy/Girl/Boy/Girl… and I caved to the pressure.  I came clean, and maybe we can turn it into something positive!  Help me rename “Uhh…I Girl”!  Let me know what you’d like to call her in the comments, and I’ll pick my favorite!  (Only Rule:  It cannot be Isabella or Isabelle) Looks like Ike will be the TH, unless Giles dies very soon, and we try one more time for a boy.  I promise that if it is female, I will not intervene.  Helen was the only girl when it was a girl’s turn, and I struggled a bit at first, but now I love her.  So if Ike is the next TH, then I can’t wait to get to know him!  Forgive me?  And until next time, Happy Simming!