Birthdays, Virtuosos and Zombies 8.11

Hi There!  Welcome welcome!  Last time we visited Casa de Zale, the adults were on vacation, there were a few fails and a whole lotta birthdays!  Let’s see what we get up to this time!

Ramon is leaving the kitchen on his way to the shower.
Such a good Sim.

Helen has planted herself in front of the TV.
And even though she has a “watch TV” wish locked in, it never gets granted… *sigh*

Irene is just standing here…
And we caught Ivy mid-yawn!  Flattering… 😐

Imogene is off to bed…
…in her OWN bed!

Ike, looking disgusted, is heading to the piano.
He’s a virtuoso, don’t ya know.

Ivanna is on her way to the restroom…
Note the TP and my excellent photography skills.  And Ivy still mid-yawn.  Ha.

And lastly we have Iris, she’s somewhere up in this dark treehouse.

So, I’m sure he is a virtuoso, but he’s TERRIBLE at the piano…

Helen rolled a wish to give Ike a gift, so we do.
It was a book.  Yay.

Of course, Helen is in the midst of her midlife crisis, so she rolled this.
Divorce Ramon

Between all the hidden strife within his family life, Ike has taken to all the musical instruments in the house.
I’ve also seen him on the keyboard.  He actually reached guitar level four in this play session!  I think that’s GREAT for an idiot Sim.  If he was under my rule, he’d be forced to meet his needs, but on his own, he can play the guitar a la his great-great-great-great-great-great-great-grandmother Angelica.

Oh Ramon, you be cute.
you’re also the only one home… so…

Oh… Wait… Apparently Irene was also home…
…here she is, grounded, in her swimwear, and skipping school to paint.

Maid Photobomb
Level: Bosom.

I was trying to capture how cool it was that artistic Irene was painting in her favorite color.
See?  LIME.

Meanwhile, Helen, fresh from a PROMOTION (yay!) to Vice or something is here to grant a midlife crisis wish that does NOT involve divorcing one EXCELLENT legacy spouse.
She wants a makeover!

Sure, this kid will do… do your worst!
(Note:  Kid is Leslie Tanner, Ivy’s romantic interest.)

Surprisingly, he does a great job!
At least our Helen likes it… I think I might prefer the “fail” makeovers… but hey.  Her face ❤

Helen, in her fancy new duds, STILL has reports she needs to write…
Hi Sammy!  Let her in!  It’s pouring!  And not nearly as late as it looks, there’s a storm.

Hey!  You there!  You nearly froze to death mid-questioning, so we have to finish what we started.

But aw… how cute are the SimSelves?
While completing the questioning of dearest Laserkatt, Helen rolls another midlife crisis wish.

And for once, it doesn’t involve flirting with someone other than, or divorcing her husband.
A new tattoo for Helen!  She’s already marked with the Gnome of the Wrist, but we can come up with something legacy related for her…

And with that, she gets a koi fish on her shoulder.  The Koi were picked up by our earliest Zales in Aurora Skies.  I have miraculously managed to move them to every new house.
We honor the koi.  ❤

Helen returns home to this.
That is one flooded bathroom!  I heard the water flowing and it took me near five minutes to find the culprit.  Stupid huge house.

What do I spy!?  A bad outfit!
Why, I’d recognize that ensemble anywhere!  Hi David Brunson (Helen’s half brother).  It’s nice to see you!

That means BIRTHDAYS!
Ivy’s excitement and Irene’s disgust sum up the two of them perfectly.  Ivanna is derping a little.

Here we go… that’s better… All smiles!
Don’t mind Ivanna’s phone… someone wants to make her collect beetles.  And there’s Imogene on her way up the stairs.


*DAFUQ?  what is that in the background?

Julia.  Why is it always you?
Just because you almost froze to death during questioning does not excuse this behavior!  It isn’t even full moon lighting yet!

Oh ho ho!  Don’t you try that “innocent zombie” face on me!
I don’t buy it!

AND REALLY!?  Even though you’re lurch walking around like the undead, you manage to laugh at a little girl’s birthday?
Shame on you!

Your housemate Sammy?  She’s perfectly normal and playing away on the grand piano in the foyer.
*sigh*  SimSelves! Amirite?

So aside from piano playing, zombified SimSelves, we have BIRTHDAYS!
Ivy goes first!  Don’t mind ancient Meredith “The Zombie” Brunson in the background.  I got her “she’s gonna die” pop-up…

Ivy rolled (like a good student) “Light Sleeper” adding to artistic, athletic, technophobe and bookworm.  Those are nice compatible traits.
DUDE!  Daisy throwback hair!  DO YOU SEE IT!  (NOTE:  This is not her makeover shot, I just needed to show off the Daisy hair)

Anyway, here she is!
I get a great sense of whimsy from her… and she’s beautiful.  Very much like her mother.  She also opted for contacts.

Ivanna goes next, rolling “ambitious” like the good little studious Sim that she is.  This joins absent-minded, grumpy and good.  And oh…
…Holy Llama.  She’s stunning.  If it wasn’t guaranteed to be Ike (who I promise I still adore) I would have to put it to vote… cuz man!  I knew from her child face she was different.  She is one of my favorite Zales EVER.  And to think… I named her UIG and was ready to obliterate her with a couple clicks of a mouse…

Do you see her?

But!  There’s one more important birthday still to come… but while Irene gets ready to sparkle, ZombieJulia lurches over to get some cake.
David:  Toot?

See?  Told ya.
ZombieJulia and cake, Irene – midsparkle.

Irene had “good sense of humor” locked in, joining absent-minded, artistic, insane and photographer’s eye.  I *had* to keep her hair, it suited her so well.
She’s really great too, and I’ll miss having her around!

Nice Julia.
Better than brains, I guess.

Here’s Sammy still…
And although she’s ignoring the Zales…

…They are NOT ignoring her…
And I thought Julia was the zombie…  All those Zales are tapping their toes to Sammy’s “rhythm”.  A couple more joined even after I captured that shot.

Checking on Ivy… OH HELL NO.
We are putting that dude AWAY!  She’s a grown woman!

Goodbye Childhood.
Goodbye Riley!

A quick couple gifts for her eldest daughters…
Lovely Ivy, looking beautiful, gets a random greeting card photo.

And Irene…
…I think we gave her a pumpkin seed.

I move them out together, and the Zale House is down to six…

And with that, Abraham Zale watched the first born of the NINTH generation head out on their own.
He looks happy, don’t you think?


And that’s all for this update!  It seemed as fine a stopping point as any, even if it is a little short for a Zale post.  More to come soon, I promise!  Until next time, Happy Simming!


Failing school -5:  1 (-5)
Game Sent a Service Sim -5:  7 (-40)
Passing Out -5:  30 (-150)
Self-Wetting -5:  25 (-125)
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: +140

23 thoughts on “Birthdays, Virtuosos and Zombies 8.11

  1. Sammy-Sama

    Omg Ivanna is so pretty! I can’t wait to see her as a young adult! All the girls are super pretty this generation, I love it. I’m pretty sure if that was real life, I’d completely freeze with so many people watching me play the piano. I get super bad stage fright haha. Helen can’t divorce Ramon, Julia and I would pounce on him so fast, she’d never be able to get him back >:3
    I’m gonna miss Ivy and Irene, but they’ll be around for birthdays 🙂 Can’t wait for the next chapter!

    1. Heather Post author

      I thought Ivanna was stinkin’ gorgeous too. Yeah, we’ll have to wait until young adult to REALLY know. The Ralen kids are so awesome! Well, you didn’t freeze in the game, and the Zales thought you were quite mesmerizing! And right? Helen can’t divorce Ramon! Period! He’s perfect and adorable and I love him. SO TOO BAD HELEN.

  2. Caroline

    Aw ABE! So good to see him again, looking so happy!

    UIG is very attractive. Hopefully she’ll have some gorgeous offspring! Ivy is lovely as well.

    Divorce Ramon. No. She really must be having a hellish crisis if she wants THAT! Surely she knows how many ladies would scoop him up in a heartbeat! Not to mention simselves!

    1. Heather Post author

      Hi! Ivanna won’t have any kids because I don’t have any story progression mods… she’ll just waste away out in the town. But I still love her! Yes, I really liked Ivy too. She not only wanted to divorce Ramon, she rolled it FOUR TIMES! I almost had to, since she seemed to want it so bad… and they HAD been a little distant… but I went and clicked on Ramon, and he had rolled “Kiss Helen” so I *couldn’t* do it! Before Helen’s crisis was even over, she rolled kiss and woohoo wishes for him, so I felt a little bit better!

  3. Echo Weaver

    Abe is so adorable :).

    Though he’s closely rivaled by Julia zombie! She has to be the cutest zombie I’ve ever seen. That’s hilarious.

    Ivanna is attractive, but I think I’m an Irene girl. The hair really does suit her, and her eyes are ENORMOUS! I kind of liked Ivy with glasses, but she did turn out gorgeous. That shot of her leaving her IF behind is perfect.

    1. Heather Post author

      I thought Julia was a pretty cute Zombie too! I liked Irene best first… but now I’m on team Ivanna. But heck, I love all these kids… I thought about having another one! 😀

      I think Ivanna was cute in the glasses too, but somehow I felt she’d take them off in adulthood. I loved the shot of her leaving Riley behind too, except she blinked. I tried to take one afterwards, so she’d open her eyes, but then Riley wasn’t sparkling back into a toy anymore. So I went with the one where she blinked. I’m glad you liked it!

      1. Echo Weaver

        I thought the closed eyes were part of what made that picture awesome! She just seems to be shrugging of childish things and moving on to the good stuff.

        I now can’t remember where I picked up this blog. Do you know I have an ISBI?

        It’s We’re All Mad Here:

        Sorry if you knew that!

      2. Heather Post author

        I *think* I’d seen that, but it’s blogspot so I was all confused and didn’t know how to follow it… HA! Pathetic. I’ve added it to my favorites so I can check up on it all the time! I also have some new reading to do! YAY!

  4. zefiewings

    Yay! I love when you update! ❤
    Mid-life crisis is always such a bum! But I do love the koi tattoo!
    The girls are really pretty!You have great genes going on! Abe SHOULD be proud!
    Working on the first chapter of gen 2 right now! I'm nervous about it, a Zale break was exactly what I needed!

    1. Heather Post author

      Hi dear Zef! I like her Koi tattoo too! I’m pretty pleased with the genetics right now too, and I think Abe is VERY proud! YAY! You’re working on an update! I can hardly wait!

      Now, not that you have to comment on EVERY one of my posts, but since you said the Zale break was exactly what you needed, I thought I’d make sure you saw the last update too! I hope you’re great, and I can’t wait to see what Betta gets up to. Hugs!

  5. pinkfiend1

    The girls are so pretty.
    Mid-life crisis wishes are strange. I did the divorce one once, the next wish was to remarry him.
    She so shouldn’t divorce him.

    1. Heather Post author

      Aren’t they just lovely? I think so too. Yeah, I’ve done the divorce before too, and also, the next wish was to remarry. But Helen and Ramon? I mean come on! You can’t break up Ralen!

  6. plumbawesim

    Oh Helen! She must just be overly stressed about being a fully grown woman. Nobody can break up Ralen!!
    And Ivanna is so cute! ❤ it's too bad this is an ISBI or I'd beg you to keep her and have her make some pretty babies!
    Loved how Ivy just went ahead and ditched Riley haha. IFs are really creepy the older they get unless you make them real. Yeesh. Good riddance.
    Abe looks very happy and proud 🙂 he's done well (and you're only halfway through!!)

    1. Heather Post author

      I know right? Helen had one heck of a crisis! She’s so micromanaged she never really gets to do anything, so maybe that’s why she wished it so hard! OH WELL TOO BAD. I know, I need to figure out something to do with Ivanna. I’m going to Bin her. Yeah, I used Ivy’s adult action to ask him to leave her alone. It was lovely. And we’re not even halfway through! Generation 13 will be half way! I’m NEVER going to finish before TS4 😦 If it was a regular legacy, I’d be almost finished…

      1. plumbawesim

        True, but you’re completing this legacy faster than I ever would!
        Are you getting TS4 right as it comes out or are you going to wait awhile for it to go on sale?

      2. plumbawesim

        Oh that’s cool! I wanted to pre-order but I didn’t have the money so gotta wait D:
        Don’t regret your decision! It looks so promising!! 😀

    1. Heather Post author

      Ha! I’m sorry about no more Riley for you to enjoy. I’m glad you liked watching the Zales age up! More birthdays soon to come!

  7. laserkatt

    I have so much to read \o/ Mmmm Ike. You so cute. AND HIS TWIN OH MAN. You’re right, she’s gorgeous o_o I’ve started to read her ex-name as “U-weeg” because I’m weird and that’s the direction my brain took me. Brains. Nowhere near as awesome as cake. It seems like you can always trust SimMe to do some stupid shit, so refreshing to see :’D She has to be the worst room mate ever, Sammy must be so tired of it now, lol.

  8. somebodysangel13

    Koi tattoo, that’s a great idea! How do you take fish in a pond with you when you move? I don’t often have ponds on the legacy lot, but I do at the moment, and am filling it with rare fishies. Wouldn’t like to lose them if/when they move.

    You’re right, Ivanna is stunning. Such beauty in this generation. If it didn’t muck up your game, I’d suggest you go back to uni to find a spouse for Ike. Seems the uni townies have good genes! But my favourite is still Irene. The crazy is awesome.

    1. Heather Post author

      Moving the fish is kind of tricky, you’ll want to be in regular buy mode, and kind of just keep clicking around the pond until you notice the hand went and picked something up. You can move it to the family inventory, and it’ll say “bag of fish” I’m 85% certain you do NOT need move objects on. And when you go into buy mode, the fish are invisible, so try to get an idea where they are when you start trying to catch them. Although I’ve had them be successfully grabbed no where near where I thought they were… anyway, when the time comes if you are having trouble, let me know! 🙂


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