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A lot of Stuff and Giles’ Butt 7.9

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

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

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

Bettina!
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In scary makeup.

MY BENJI!
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❤  ❤  ❤

Celine!
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Such a cute kid.

And lastly, Leif!
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Still my favorite ISBI Spouse.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Stupid Hank.
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Quit gawking and go back inside.

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

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

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

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

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

Harold practices his life skills.
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You know.  Doors.

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

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

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

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

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

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

And someone had kicked the flamingo.
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Again.

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

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

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

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

(he didn’t)

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Goodbye Alejandro 7.8

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

*DING DONG*
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HI MEREDITH!

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

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

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

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

BE ANGRY GILES!
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WE HAVE HAD ENOUGH!

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

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

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

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

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

And of course, the children all suffer from this…
of course

But it’s all worth it, when we lay our eyes upon…
NO AL!
Zale portrait panel WITH NO ALEJANDRO!  YAYAYAY!!!!

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

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

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

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

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

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

Hal celebrates under a full moon rising.
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Love it!

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Hi sweetie!
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I miss you!  ❤

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

Hey, nice job buddy…
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…those look awesome.

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

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

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

And that was the end of their flirting.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Heat of the Moment 7.7

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

My Zales…
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❤ ❤ ❤

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

But there they were…
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Hugging.

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

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It Begins With a Fail 7.6

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

(UNTIL…) BIRTHDAYS!

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Zales Being Zales 7.5

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

SHELLEY!
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Oh dear, excuse me! *embarrassed*

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Oh man, Helen is checking again!
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*nomonstersnomonstersnomonsters*

SERIOUSLY!?!
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RUN SWEETIE!  RUN!

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

And HIGH FIVE!
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Dorks.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Maybe It’s Over 7.4

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Awwwwwww…
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TCTBE with Hal.  I love it.

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

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

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

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

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

Thanks Al!
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That might actually help her not die!

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

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

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

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

I SEE POTENTIAL:
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Anyone else?

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

… …
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Maybe it’s just beginning…

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

Girls! Girls! Girls? 7.3

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Fancy place they have here.
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I like it 🙂

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

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

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

PINK PINK PINK!  GIRLS GIRLS GIRLS!

DAMN!

😐

No.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

FLORA ZALE!
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DO NOT PEE ON THE BABY!

Just add grandma wee and tada!
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Sparkles!

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

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

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

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

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