Monthly Archives: February 2015

A Party and Infertility 13.0

First and foremost – I’m telling you all – disconnect your internet connection when playing TS3.  I haven’t had a single lag, hiccup or crash since I started doing so.  I read it somewhere in the vast world of “how to stop the Sims 3 from crashing/lagging/glitching” searches, and I have had nothing but 100% success.  I’m not going to guarantee that’ll work for you, but for me, amazing.  You know the post where I shared all those Zales?  I had to be connected and I had a crash.  As soon as I disconnected, I was even able to throw a party.  So hey, it can’t hurt, right?  But moving on…

Zale Check!
Here’s Kyle trying to door while holding cake.
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Which is a pretty spectacular failure, since it’s just a doorWAY – not an actual door.

Lavender and the back of Mary.
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More cake!

New TH Mango & Melody –
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Looking at cake.

Here’s the front of Mary –
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She’s looking annoyed, probably because she can’t get to the many, many pieces of cake.

Minnie is dripping wet…
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…With foreground cake.

Lacey’s munching grass in the rain.
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And lastly, we have Leah secure in her stall.
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Zale Check Complete!

I tinkered with Mindy some more in CAS.
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Adjusted her clothing, and gave her some makeup.

I think she looks amazing!
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But dang, I got the pop-up that she has to go soon.  We’ll have to woo her right now!

But shoot…
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Here she is scurrying off.  We were too late.

A TH that needs sleep!
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It’s been awhile!

NO!
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Hands off, Orlando!

Mango joins the acrobat career, per his LTW.  Enjoy his stage name.
Mango Man go
Get it?  Mango… yeah – whatever.  It was funny at the time.

Mango wanted to perform for tips, so even though it’s the wee hours, we give it a go.
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He’s pretty terrible!
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*Crash*

This…erm…Lady of the Night was out and about…
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And found him to be delightful!  She tipped him $16 bucks.

Oh COME ON, SP!
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She left the party, and now it’s the middle of the night!  But enjoy her while you have a moment, Orlando – she’s going to be a Zale, I tell you what.

Then mango and his flower trail jog home.
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Too cute.

I got distracted while Lacey was stuck in the house again, and by the time I realized Mango wasn’t home yet, I found him chatting up Mindy all on his own!
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Why thank you!  I approve very much!

They flirt, but she’s hungry.
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And Mango learns she has a partner (stupid Orlando).  But I steal the moodlet manager from Lavender’s inventory
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It’s so much easier to woo a happy Sim!

Aw!
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Being a PlantSim, and Mindy being red, I thought red roses would be very fitting.

Then I try my hand at the “flower kiss” action.
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It’s seriously amazing and adorable.

I give HOTM a shot, even though Mango has not attempted to convince Mindy to break it off with Orlando.
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But we are successful!
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So cute.

She’s putty in his leafy green hands.
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Mango gets her to break up with Orlando, and then asks her out on a date.  She mentions a dip in the pool, and Mango’s water need is getting low – so they head off to the pool.  In style!
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Fancy date interrupted by… Graduation.
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Wee.  Confetti.

Still kind of cute though.
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And Mango was voted most likely to have a big family.  Which will probably happen!

While Mango and I were chasing Mindy – Mary was graduating too!
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Guess I should move her out.

I found a huge house, on a huge lot with a single old lady living in it.  I moved Mary in with her.  I almost had Mary take the horses, but decided against it at the last second.  I’ll keep them, it’s the right thing to do.

Hey, it’s Mindy again!
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(In the graduation robes sucking face with Mango)  There’s cousin Abbey too!  She came over to play with Minnie, but Minnie isn’t on the lot.  Oh well.

Operation “Mandy” (Mango+Mindy) resumes.
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I’m really into that flower kiss.  I’m pretty sure Mindy likes it too!

Speaking of romance, Mary and Sheldon are a couple!
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Sheldon and Mary have been boyfriend/girlfriend since high school.  Even if stupid Sheldon invited Meg on a date once.

Immediately after this notification, I saw they’re going to get married!
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Great!  More babies hopefully!

So – just to see what was going to maybe happen in the future, while Mindy was over I thought I’d see what the TFB options were.
Move in maybe.
So this is promising!  We’ll just have to see after she moves in.

Which means we have to get her moved in!  So in the orange bathroom, Mango invites her to join the Zale house.
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Of COURSE she says yes!

Now that I can see Mindy’s wishes, I saw they both wanted to watch the stars.
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Aren’t they so cute?  Answer: Yes.

I was feeling a tad romantic, so I set the mood with a cozy fire…
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And have Mango ask Mindy to be his girlfriend.

Of course she says yes!
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Aw.

And, immediately after the girlfriend part…
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I just LOVE her face.

BLING!
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She graciously accepts.

Mango’s room gets a slightly more grown up makeover.
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And he and Mindy get settled right in.

Mindy:  Nice place…
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Mango:  Mindy…

Now that I have a sleeping TH – let’s see what everyone else is up to.
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Lavender is still in her formal from graduation and thinking about floor cake.

Kyle is sitting like a Zombie in the rocking chair.
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Melody is squatting unceremoniously over the sauna mud.
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And Minnie, who is rather tired, is playing on the rocking horse.
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I love the rocking horse.

Poor Minnie.  Just wanted to get some sleep.
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But MONSTERS!

Mango wanted to photosynthesize.  I had know idea what would happen…
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So he swirled down into the ground like a drill bit.

Then looked like this!
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He had a few thoughts.
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And it fulfilled all his needs except social.
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And made him very happy.

A VERY long time later, he climbed back out.
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Alright then.

These two are supposed to be playing in the sprinkler together.
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But instead Mango looks annoyed, and Leah photobombs.

There is an event looming.
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And I’m gonna do it up right, too.

Oh, you two are too cute – but get some sleep!
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It’s a big day tomorrow.

Speaking of big days!  Sheldon & Mary are now Sheldon & Mary Zale-Shepherd!
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Yay!

Both Livid and Meg also have boyfriends now.  Meg is dating high school sweetheart Ray, and Livid found some older gentlemen named Calvin.
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Based on the last name, there is some connection between Calvin and Mindy… they both have “Riffin”  I’m happy he’s an elder though, Livid will be an elder herself very soon. She’s one of the triplets with Lilac and Lavender, and they’re both elders.

I got a pop-up that it’s Minnie’s birthday!  Well, that can’t happen since it’s the wedding and all, so I click to find her to age her up early and…
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…just no.  That is just no.

She has excitable locked in, which joins brave, loner & couch potato.
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She’s always had a bit of an emo look, so I embrace it for her teenage years.  Even if her favorite color is pink.  And she’s not blinking or squinting, she just has REALLY small eyes.

With a wedding happening later today, I have Mango make sure the horses are clean, shiny and happy.
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The guests have arrived, and Mango is ready in all his planty glory.
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Mindy is also looking her finest.
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I finally found a good use for that flower hair.

Some familiar faces are getting seated.
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Lilac, Mary & Livid.  Ronnie, Lilac’s husband is in the background near the horses.

All in all, it’s not a complete failure!
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Even if the mother of the groom is sitting on the other side of the property.
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She still swooned, so I guess aliens have x-ray vision.

Aw.
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Mostly.

And Aw.
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Totally.

Mindy and Mango Zale!
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Wedding Success!

Polite clapping and rice throwing.
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Followed by a little cake.
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Note:  The entire cake was gone by the end of the party.

A newlywed keg stand.
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Because why the heck not (sorry it’s getting dark).

And lastly, karaoke!  (SPAM)
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Seriously, how freakin’ cute are they?  SO CUTE!  Even if they sing terribly.

Afterwards, I had Mango and Mindy TFB… I heard a jingle, but noticed a forbidden fruit appeared in her inventory.  I wasn’t 100% sure it wasn’t there before, to I tried again, another jingle, and another forbidden fruit.  Drat.

So we’re off!
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We’re going to try to engineer a baby in the future.
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They arrived safe and sound.

They scurry off to the hospital…
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…Albeit a little strangely there, Mango.  *Plod plod plod*

But “Engineer a Baby” is not an option.  Poo.  But curing Mango of his PlantSimism is… so I do.
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And lame.

But Mindy doesn’t seem to mind.
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And that’s it!

I was so disappointed that Mango and Mindy couldn’t have a baby together, either at home, or in the future.  I’m not 100% sure what I’ll do, but maybe impregnate Mindy with human Mango, then have him eat one of the forbidden fruits, and turn back into the PlantMan.  Or I might just leave him human and call it a day.  I AM surprised by how pale he is.  Considering he’s supposed to be a clone of Lavender, he should’ve been grayish.  I might just turn his skin green, and his eyes gold, and keep him kind of like a PlantSim, but just a green human.  At least that way we could see what the kids would have looked like…  We’ll see.  If you have any input or ideas, let me know!

Oh – and sorry it’s been so long, I’ve been working lots of hours at my second job, and training a new co-worker at my regular job, so my Simming (and blogging) have taken a bit of a back-burner.  I’ll be working on those Lightnings next – so I’m sure I’ll see you again real soon!

Until next time – Happy Simming!

 

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Zales! Get your Zales! (Limited Time Only!)

Hey!  I kept saying I’d throw the Zales I could find up for download, and I finally am!  It was far more work than I thought it would be, but if I could find them, I’ve uploaded them to the exchange!

Now – they will only be available on the exchange for a limited time.  If you wish to try to save a few for future downloads, you can “recommend” them, but I totally understand if you do not wish to do that.  So step right up and grab anyone you want!

A few of them are teens, and a few didn’t let me get all their traits filled in, and SEVERAL have terrible make-overs.  See, if they weren’t Young Adults, I had to age them down (or up) and then they were in terrible EA outfits.  I made a pretty half-arsed attempt at getting them to look at least a little bit like the Sims you knew and loved from the blog.  You can absolutely make any  changes you wish to any of the Zales below.

One last thing – Iris and Graham had been uploaded previously, so their last name has been changed to “Zales” so the exchange would accept them.

Click their name to be taken to their slot on the exchange!

It only seems appropriate to start with:

Abraham Zale
Abraham
Clumsy, Family Oriented, Flirty, Hates the Outdoors & Socially Awkward
Waffles, Pop, Blue – Capricorn – Surrounded by Family

Flora Zale
Flora
Angler, Genius, Loves to Swim, Loves the Heat & Proper
Porcini Risotto, Rock, Pink – Aries – Creature Robot Cross Breeder

Giles Zale
Giles
Ambitious, Evil (TCTB), Excitable, Loves the Outdoors & Vegetarian
Key Lime Pie, Songwriter, Purple – Scorpio – Emperor of Evil

Giselle Zale
Giselle
Athletic, Handy, Hates the Outdoors, Light Sleeper & Neurotic
Tofu Salmon, Hip Hop, Sea Foam – Sagittarius – Become an Astronaut

Graham Zale
Graham
Couch Potato, Family Oriented, Good, Light Sleeper & Perfectionist
Firecracker Tofu, Roots, Green – Scorpio – International Super Spy

Gwen Zale
Gwen
Clumsy, Easily Impressed, Equestrian, Insane & Slob
Key Lime Pie, Rockabilly, Spice Brown – Virgo – The Zoologist

Hal Zale
Hal
Artistic, Couch Potato, Evil, Kleptomaniac & Star Quality
Veggie Spaghetti, Chinese, Turquoise – Master Thief

Hank Zale
Hank
Clumsy, Excitable, Nurturing, Slob & Supernatural Skeptic
Sushi, Songwriter, Blue – Aries – Super Popular

Harold Zale
Harold
Ambitious, Brave, Commitment Issues, Hot Headed & Light Sleeper
Shawarma, Rap, Violet – Taurus – International Super Spy

Helen Zale
Helen
Brave, Couch Potato, Light Sleeper, Natural Born Performer & Perfectionist
Ceviche, DigiTunes, Purple – Scorpio – International Super Spy

Ike Zale
Ike
Excitable, Good, Hopeless Romantic, Vegetarian & Music Lover
Ceviche, Western, Turquoise – Sagittarius – Hit Movie Composer

Imogene Zale
Imogene
Charismatic, Friendly, Insane, Light Sleeper & Perceptive
Veggie Fish ‘n’ Chips, Epic, Black – Aries – The Animal Rescuer

Irene Zale
Irene
Absent-Minded, Artistic, Good Sense of Humor, Insane & Photographer’s Eye
Hamburger, Kids, Lime – Virgo – Vocal Legend

Iris Zale (Teen)
Iris
Can’t Stand Art, Disciplined, Evil & Grumpy
Chili Con Carne, Disco, Green – Taurus – None Yet

Ivanna Zale (Teen)
Ivanna
Absent-Minded, Ambitious, Good & Grumpy
Dim Sum, Rock, White – Sagittarius – None Yet

Ivy Zale
Ivy
Artistic, Athletic, Bookworm, Light Sleeper & Technophobe
Crepes, Disco, Aqua – Scorpio – Golden Tongue Golden Fingers

Jenny Zale (Teen)
Jenny
Clumsy, Frugal, Loves the Cold & Neurotic
Hot Dogs, Western, Lime – Capricorn – None Yet

Jillian Zale (Teen)
Jillian
Cat Person, Good, Grumpy & Heavy Sleeper
Grilled Cheese, Roots, Hot Pink – Aquarius – None Yet

July Zale
July
Disciplined, Equestrian, Friendly, Night Owl &  Nurturing
Veggie Lobster, Roots, Grey – Virgo – Star News Anchor

Juniper Zale
Juniper
Clumsy, Daredevil, Disciplined, Genius & Nurturing
Macaroni & Cheese, Rockabilly, Lilac – Gemini – Martial Arts Master

Kahless Zale
Kahless
Brave, Clumsy, Dog Lover, Great Kisser & Loner
Veggie Fish ‘n’ Chips, Songwriter, Sea Foam – Virgo – The Canine Companion

Kasidy Zale
Kasidy
Absent-Minded, Clumsy, Disciplined, Eccentric & Genius
Grilled Salmon, Western, Irish Green – Capricorn – Perfect Student

Keiko Zale
Keiko
Absent-Minded, Easily Impressed, Genius, Kleptomaniac & Loves the Cold
Pancakes, Beach Party, Spice Brown – Pisces – Master Thief

Kira Nerys Zale
Kira Nerys
Bookworm, Grumpy, Heavy Sleeper, Mean Spirited & Workaholic
Stir Fry, R&B, Lime – Leo – Lifestyle of the Rich & Famous

Krypton Zale
Krypton
Athletic, Eccentric, Genius, Hopeless Romantic & Neurotic
Porcini Risotto, R&B, Blue – Gemini – Descendent of da Vinci

Kyle Zale
Kyle
Rebellious, Unstable, Dramatic, Photographer’s Eye & Childish
Frog Legs, Latin, Lilac – Taurus – Rock Star

Lavender Zale
Lavender
Grumpy, Loves the Cold, Equestrian, Good Sense of Humor & Couch Potato
Veggie Hot Dogs, Spooky, Purple – Scorpio – Star News Anchor

Leslie Zale
Leslie
Loves the Outdoors, Grumpy, Disciplined, Supernatural Fan & Great Kisser
Veggie Dim Sum, Egyptian, Irish Green – Libra – Martial Arts Master

Levi Zale
Levi
Star Quality, Eccentric, Bot Fan, Athletic & Artistic
Cookies, Rock, Green – Libra – Illustrious Author

Lilac Zale
Lilac
Animal Lover, Disciplined, Easily Impressed, Flirty & Social Butterfly
PB & J, Beach Party, Purple – Cancer – Physical Perfection

Livid Zale
Livid
Diva, Good, Heavy Sleeper, Neurotic & Workaholic
Hot Dogs, Disco, Grey – Taurus – Jack of all Trades

Mango Zale
Mango
Absent-Minded, Athletic, Family Oriented, Green Thumb & Social Butterfly
Veggie Spaghetti, Dark Wave, Lime – Cancer – Master Acrobat

Mary Zale
Mary
Absent-Minded, Brave, Friendly, Green Thumb & Star Quality
Mushroom Omelet, Island Life, Spiceberry – Virgo – Super Popular

Meg Zale
Meg
Ambitious, Easily Impressed, Loner, Nurturing & Shy
Fried PB & Banana, Western, Turquoise – Pisces – Culinary Librarian

Melody Zale (Teen)
Melody
Easily Impressed, Excitable, Nurturing & Music Lover
French Toast, French, Turquoise – Leo – None Yet

Mindy Vazquez-Riffi (hopefully soon to be Zale)
Mindy
Good, Heavy Sleeper, Irresistible, Mooch & Slob
Porcini Risotto, Soul, Pink – Aquarius – Leader of the Free World

Ramon Zale
Ramon
Childish, Computer Whiz, Light Sleeper, Nurturing & Workaholic
French Toast, Pop, Spice Brown – Gemini – More than a Machine

Tahiya Zale
Tahiya
Artistic, Friendly, Genius, Good & Vegetarian
Cookies, Electronica, White – Virgo – Forensic Specialist DNA Profiler

And that’s all that I could find!  Well, except James Zale (who?  I know, right?) he was the only male child in the J generation… He looks like this:
James
But apparently I didn’t click the “Share” button, and I don’t feel like going to find him again… if someone decides the REALLY want the awkward fellow – I’ll go looking for him.

Also – I noticed that all of my aliens uploaded as human, so I’m sorry if you wanted to grab a Zalien and actually have them BE a Zalien.  *sigh*

It was super cool to see some of the old faces, especially the “I” children, who I think are all so wonderful.  I hope everyone who wanted one of these Zales manages to get one before they are removed from the exchange.

There’s updates on the horizon – both Zale and Lightning – so come back soon!  Happy Simming!

 

Lavender’s Last 12.7

Well Hi!  I wanted to have this update out sooner, but my weekend was a bit busy!  I also wanted to play with The Lightnings, but knew that The Zales were due for an update first.  At least if I am to take turns, which I kinda want to do, but don’t hold me to that.  Besides, we’ll have a new TH before long, and that’s always exciting.  So let’s get started!

Zale Check!
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Here’s Kyle playing with the dollhouse.

Lavender is heading upstairs.
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I think she was heading for the rocking chair, since I hadn’t given her anything to do.

Meg is sitting at the table…
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AND CRASH!

What the heck, yo?  I hadn’t even unpaused the game…  Also, it crashed/closed immediately.  Like I was moving the camera around to each Sim, and then *pOOf* it was closed.  You couldn’t close it that fast if you tried.  Super weird.  Let’s try again…

Dude – loading screens in this game…  SO LONG.

And here we go.  Mango is doing his homework.
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Mary is fast asleep.
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Melody is heading off to do something horsy.
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And little Minnie is playing with her Zebra.
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I like that thing.

Here’s Lacey by the horse ball.
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And Leah napping in her stall.
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I loved having the horses, but I’m ready for them to go.  Although their deaths will be totally sad.

Okay, here we go – unpause.

Minnie is brave and checks for monsters in her new big girl room.
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THAT IS NOT GOOD!
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FLEE!  *She does*

Lavender has some rockin’ shower hair.
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That is ridiculous.

Everyone else then heads to bed, and there’s nothing I need Lavender to do… She’s not going to top her career and reach her LTW, so we’re not even going to worry about that…
So she gets her boogie on.
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Excellent, if I do say so myself!

Aw, I didn’t initiate this.
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Cute.

Nothing like waking up just to get started on your homework!
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Thanks Mary!  I love those tablet things.

OH YEAH – Meg can move out – it’s her graduation!
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Although she doesn’t seem to be showing any interest in attending.

AND CRASH.

*sigh*  I wonder what the problem is?  I google some stuff, and a lot of people suggest you disconnect your internet.  So I did.

Okay – lets try again.

The snow has melted, so Lavender heads out to try to deposit Samali, Krypton and Bailey’s remains.  Last time she tried this they vanished, so hopefully we’ll have better luck.
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Oh, and Lacey needed some exercise, so we went for a ride.

Success!
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In a spooky graveyard, Krypton, Samali and Bailey are laid to rest. ❤

Lavender rolled a wish to read Minnie to sleep – No problem!
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Aw.
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She’s a pretty old mother…

Um Lacey?
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That’s Mary’s room.  *resets*

Couldn’t be a Zale update without one.
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I’m definitely going to miss a couple things about the aliens.  Not sleeping, and…
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…recombobulating broken devices.

Okay, finally caught back up from the last crash, and it’s Meg’s graduation again.
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But everyone actually goes this time.

Aw dang.  That’s sad.
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Livid was there mourning her deceased Kenji.

Just as the rain starts falling, I send the family to meet up at the diner for a bite.
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And they “how to door” as well as their ancestors.
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Good to know some things continue to ring true.  Zales cannot door.

I told Lavender to restore her brainpower…
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…As always, she picks the outdoor lounge.  In the rain.

Sorry Meg, you’ve overstayed your welcome.
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It’s time for you to go.

I moved her in with Livid, Abbey, Lacy and the pets.
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And sent Lavender to go visit.

It said no one was home, so Lavender chatted up the horse for a bit, then I heard the sound of closing doors, and I found THIS:
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Poor baby Lacy on the lawn in the rain.  That’s not good.

We rescue Lacy, but still no sign of the mysterious Abbey.
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First ever Zale cousin is hard to find!

I have Lav ask Meg if she can sleep over, just so she doesn’t get kicked out of the house.
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Meg’s thoughts are weird.  Are all spares juiced all the time?

I HEAR SOBBING!  Liv’s home!
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Where the heck is Abbey!?!  It’s after 1:00am!

We cure her of her heartbreak, and she’s quite grateful.
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It does look like Livid’s life is going a fair bit better than it was!

ZOMG!  Here she is!
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In style!
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She must’ve have picked up on the future tech from her Mom.

She’s super cute, and I’m kinda obsessed.
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She’s an excitable hot-headed genius.

Then I decide to age up Lacy Zale, just so we can get to know her.
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I also used my powers for good and made sure everyone had a bed, even one for Lacy when she outgrows the crib.

Wee hours toddler party!
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And the umpteenth Zale takes on Sam’s nose.
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But yay!  Zale Cousins!

I also gave Abbey a quick make over.
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I hate those puffy overalls she was wearing.

With that, my work over at Livid and Meg’s house is complete, and Lav returns home.
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And it’s SUPER stormy outside!

It’s LOVE DAY!
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*SMOOCH* (end me acknowledging Love Day)

I hate how sad the horses are when spooked by the thunder.
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I send Lav out to calm them both down.  All better.

Out for a ride on Lacey…
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She’s getting super old.  At least the weather has cleared.  I love how the ground is still wet and splashing around Lacey’s hooves.

I caught these two playing tag.
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How ridiculous.  And old man and a plant in his shorts.

Melody reading to Minnie.
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Well, about to anyway – the book appeared shortly thereafter.  And Minnie’s even in her own bed!  Well done, you two.

Mango finds the barre.
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Again.

Fancy!
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He’s really worked hard on his athletic, and is level four in dancing.  Hopefully this helps out his acrobat career.

I know Lavender is a grumpy Sim, but she’s always pissing and moaning when Minnie is around.
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Her obvious last ditch effort at a boy.

Then I probed Mary just for fun.
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Since I won’t have an alien to control much longer.

Future TH – the Dance Man!
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he’s got some epic moves.

Everyone is at work or school, so I check on Kyle.
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He did this all day.  Wee.

This dude is great!  By the time we get started on his LTW, we’ll have tons of athletic skill.
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I’m very pleased.

Minnie is about to pass out, and Melody is dripping on the bed.
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Since this is NOT Minnie’s bed however, this action will serve no purpose.

Ha, she gets up and heads out to the tree house to sleep.
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Fine with me.

This won’t go well for Kyle.
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Not that I really care…

HOLY CRAP.
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I know you can’t tell from this still image, but this zombie lurched SO FAST… freakishly fast.  Like her promotion depended on how fast she could lurch.  She scared me a little.

Hey, remember how I told you guys there was a chipmunk by the miner?
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See?  Still there.  He’s always there.

Dude!  I just got the pop up that Mango’s athletic skill is number 9!
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He’s a teen!  Level 9!

This other zombie gets her hands on Kyle.
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And he’s terrified!
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Then screamed like a little girl.
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And I laughed.  While hiding inside because the zombies scare me.

Then she got a text.
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Even zombies need social lives.

Zombie then watches Juniper restore her brain power.
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Because why not.  BTW, three generations of aliens, and I never grew accustomed to the restoring of brain power.

Maybe you should give it a rest buddy?
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You’re looking a little done.

Enjoy it Mango – you’re about to be under my rule.
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Sitting in rocking chairs is not something I frequently allow.

Again?!?
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Someone remind me to upgrade that thing to unbreakable.

Birthday time!
We invited Mary’s boyfriend Sheldon, Mango’s *hopefully* betrothed Mindy, Meg, Lilac and her husband Ronnie, Livid & Abbey.
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Lavender there is on the phone setting up the party.

*Cakes magically appear on different surface*

Yes Mango… cake soon.
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But not quite yet.

Mindy and Ray (Ray who is Meg’s RI, but wasn’t invited because no one in the house knows him) are the first to arrive.
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I’m happy Ray came, even if he’s technically a crasher – he brought food!

Then Meg is here!
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Hi Meg!

Sheldon and Lilac’s husband Ronnie (outside with the dog) are next!
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The dog comes in too.

Abbey!
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A favorite of mine for obvious reasons.

Two seconds later, what the heck?
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Sheldon slaps Mindy!  There seems to be some issues there.  Not cool.

This old guy is Max Zale.
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Livid’s pup from a SP pop-up almost immediately after she moved out.  Poor old guy.

Mary is first!
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Then Mango!
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Some of you may have noticed that third cake!
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We’re aging up Mindy too!

It’s a pretty rockin’ party.
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😐

Mary rolls brave.  This joins star quality, friendly, green thumb & absent minded.
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I choose to have her keep her stars.  Her LTW is the popularity one.  Isn’t she cute though!

You two are next!
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I’m pretty excited!  Mango looks excited too.

Mango had family-oriented locked in, adding to absent minded, athletic, green thumb & social butterfly.
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I’m stoked!  As soon as I finish these makeovers, it’s Mango time!

You’re next, Mindy!
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And tada!
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Young adult made over Mindy!  I didn’t think she looked good with blonde hair, so I coordinated it with her skin tone.

And that’s that!  Come back next time, when Mango takes over and tries to make Mindy his wife!  We’ll have to tackle the creation of children, but there’s a few things worth trying!  So until then, Happy Simming!

SCORE:
Failing school -5:  1 (-5)
Game Sent a Service Sim -5:  81 (-40)
Passing Out -5:  40 (-200)
Self-Wetting -5:  31 (-155)
Accidental Deaths -10:  1 (-10)
Social Worker Visit -15:  0 (YAY!)
Births +5:  33 (+165)
Twin Births + 10:  9 (+90)
Triplet Birth +15:  2 (+30)
Fulfilling LTW + 40: 9 (+360)
Honor Roll +5:  13 (+65)
Randomize Traits for an Entire Generation +10:  11 (+110)
Every $100,000 +20:  6 (+120)
Spouse Tops Career +10:  3 (+30)
I Called a Repairperson -10:  4 (-40)
Repo-man -5:  1 (-5)
TOTAL: +515