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Zale Time! Heir Poll! Real Post! 13.5

Holy CRAP!  Can you believe it?  A REAL ZALE UPDATE!  So much time has passed, and yet, those little Zales remain the same.  Let’s get to it, shall we?
ZALE CHECK!  Just so you learn who these pixel people are.
MINDY!  Walking around in her nightie – because that’s how she rolls.
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Hi Mindy! *waves*

Mango is also in his pajamas…
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What were you two just up to, huh?

Natalie is staring at an off television set.
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Perhaps that explains the confused/annoyed look on her face?

Nova is in her room.
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Just waking up, it would seem!

Nate is playing computer games.
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Very exciting.

Lastly we have little Noah hiding behind a plant.
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Noah: Wut?

Mango is still working on his LTW, which if you recall is that acrobat thing.  So I send him off to the festival to perform for tips.
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The kids have all gone off to school.

Mindy has come along to, but apparently no one wants to eat hotdogs this afternoon.
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Well, you’ll probably win then!

Random Toddler: I CAN’T REACH!
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Hee hee hee.

She showed us her hotdog shoveling skills are superior to that guy and his kid.
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Good job, Mindy.

I enjoy the two of you.
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Very much.

Check out this cute place!
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It was a community lot, “visitors welcome”, but I made it a “local watering hole” and added a professional bar.  I think it’s SO CUTE!

Hard life for the TH.  Just working on his “water” need.
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Turns out floating doesn’t help him hydrate, but it was fun nonetheless.

Comin’ THROUGH!  Got a GIG!
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Hustle Mango!

My my, it seem Mango has gotten awfully fancy…
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…A limo!  I didn’t realize you were such a presence in the local acrobatic community.

OMG!
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He walked all over the stage like that, made me LOL.

He does have some pretty sweet skills though.
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Not a single singed leaf.

Just another day in the Zale house.
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But seriously, HI LACEY! ❤

I just wanted to show off this bathroom.
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It’s my favoritest one I’ve ever made.

In fact, Mango should take a bubble bath in it.
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I know I would.

It’s Leisure Day!
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So Leisure it up!

It’s also the one day a SimYear that the idiots voluntarily use the lounge chairs.
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Took me many years of playing to figure this out.

I decide Mango will lead a “Swim here with…” his family to enjoy the holiday.
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Sounds fun to me!

Swimming teens!
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Hi guys!

**15 day IRL break**

I then decided to comment on the lounge chairs again… Guess I’d forgotten I’d already mentioned it.
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Hi Nova.  You lounge, gurl.

Mango has a gig later, so I have him “photosynthesize” while Mindy & Natalie have a chat.
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It’s a very strange thing… a PlantSim photosynthesizing…

Nate seems to be having some trouble.  QUICKSAND!
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More like a quick “reset”.

I hadn’t seen Noah in awhile.
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He’s just off property and heading home.

Cuties.
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Although it does look a bit like “Why you little…” a la Homer Simpson.

It may be Leisure Day for some, but Mango’s got a gig!
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The reviewer loved the show and said he wanted a pretzel.  Well okay then.
Fun fact:  I worked at a Pretzelmaker for 8 years.

Everyone was fast asleep, but Mango’s needs were still super high, so I had him do some snorkeling just for fun.
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Where’s Mango?  A cookie if you find him.

Nice work Nova, there’s oh… I don’t know… 600 fabulous meals, but your burn your own waffles…
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…and SCREAM about how hungry you are.  No sympathy.

YAY!  Mango completed his LTW!
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Good on ya…

**MANY MONTH BREAK**

Aw, sibling bonding… This is uh…….. NOVA and um……. Noah!
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Lovely dining room, if I do say so myself.  Having not seen the house for ages or family for ages, I’m rather pleased with the lot.

Nate is here playing video games.
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Oops, sky ceiling.

Natalie and her mom Mindy are having a nice chat while Mango sleeps.
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I think that means everyone is accounted for.

You know, I forgot how pretty this game can be.
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Um Lacey?  You okay there?
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I mean not that it matters… you’re already dead.

I found the ghostly galloping horse rather artistic.
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Shimmery.

You two play nice.  I know you’re hangry, Natalie, but still.
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Good ol’ “Berate Ignorance”… such a lovely social interaction.

You’re cute, little guy.  Game not going well?
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Eyelids okay?

Hurry up.
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I have no one to control and I’m bored.

Don’t look so innocent.  You’re about to pee yourself.
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Go find a toilet.

Good girl.
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Although I seem to have abandoned my score keeping, no one likes a FAILURE.

That’s a good look for you, Mango.
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I like it.

You don’t?
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I’m sorry.  And where do you keep your phone when you’re naked?  Because it’s ringing.  And you probably shouldn’t have showered with it either.  SimQuestions.

The Collins family invited themselves over to play.  This is Sha Sha.
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Sha Sha Collins.  Seriously.

Mango has a wish to earn such and such Simoleans while performing for tips.
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He’s trying his hardest, but no one cares.  It’s a harsh world.

Ooh!  A shell.  Go get it.
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It’ll look nice on the coffee table.

Mango, being the annoying whiny pants social butterfly that his is, is desperate for human interaction.  Go make friends.
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Aw, they’re making the “Best Buddies” sandcastle together.

So wait… You’re showing him a cat video on your phone…
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But your pocket is ringing?  Mysterious buttphone is a possibility.

Mango heads home just after midnight and almost everyone is tucked away in their beds.
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Tired, hungry Nova is reading.

I have Mango issue the “Go to Bed!” command.
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Her face says “Yeah – whatever.” But she went.

Helen, Changpu, Kyle & Traci come out to haunt, get disgusted by each other’s ghastly appearance… And ROCK!
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Note:  I seem to notice that Traci and Changpu frequently haunt together.  I think they’re looking for Cyrus – but he never shows up when they’re both out.

This is Mindy in her nightie (always) on her way to chat with her son.
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Topic of conversation?  “Boast about good looks.”  That seems highly inappropriate.

Poor guy, he’s gonna have Mommy issues.
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Reminds me of Frond and Liz.

And yeah, Mindy…
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…REAL attractive.

Just another beautiful morning in paradise.
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Mango is cooking breakfast for his family.  Since Mango has no Hunger Need, I think it’s the first meal he’s ever prepared.

He called the household to the meal, and how seriously cute is this?
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Breakfast with (some of) your family before school.  D’aww.

Noah ate too, but inside.
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Nova had already left for school.

A little wardrobe ‘hoo with the wife, now that the kids are out of the house.
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Cute.

They both popped out in their formal… I had forgotten about Mindy’s outfit.
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I LOVE it.

Then they’re off for a fun afternoon at Rebecca’s!
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Who’s Rebecca you ask?  Why Rebecca’s Cafe!
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Remember when I converted this place into a local watering hole and added a professional bar?  I love it.

It’s just them and the bartender, and they don’t make eye contact, but it’s still fun.
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I realized their interactions had spurred a “date” and they both wanted to see a movie.
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So I sent them to the theatre to see “Sharks… On Land!”

While his parents gallivanted around town, Nate was feeling broody.
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In the sandbox.  Okay then.

He also had a wish to cut or dye his hair.  So although I had to control him to send him to the mirror, I complied.
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A little less height, a little more length.

The show got out, and both Mango and Mindy enjoyed it.
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Aw.  (I hate that charisma skill bar, BTW)

But now it’s back to domestic family duties.  It’s a birthday!
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Everyone but Nova is there to celebrate.
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She took a moment, but managed to drag herself out of bed to attend as well.
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The lure of cake is strong.

Noah rolls animal lover to join rebellious, friendly & good.  A quick trip through CAS and he embraces his rebellious nature with grey dyed tips and streaks (his favorite color) and a more unique hairstyle.
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He also rocks guyliner because I think it suits him.  You’ll probably see more of him later.

Mango enjoys a nice bubble bath while the fall frost decorates the large windows.
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I know I’ve obsessed about this bathroom… but man, I love it.

Then, being bored, I bought every single book that you can buy.
ALL THE BOOKS
Note:  It costs $76,157.  However, while dragging them one at a time into the bookcases (regret, regret, regret) his inventory glitched, and all he had left was a young again potion and a death flower.  Oh wait.  It fixed itself.  So that happened.

These two constantly flirt.  Mango’s need to socially interact all the time is actually something I’d consider in the future… he maintains relationships – albeit selfishly.
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They’re super cute though.

The kids came home, did their homework and ate cake.
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Nova, Nate, Natalie & Noah. (L to R)

So, tomorrow should be prom, and then Nat and Nova can have their birthday.  Then HEIR POLL!

Aw, Eddie came out to sleep on the bed.
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These guys should get a pet.

All the kids head off to school, so Mango and Mindy enjoy another day of enjoying their 13 generations of money and a life of leisure.  I’d say they’re “old money”.
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No mind that Mindy’s in her nightie.
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Mindy’s ALWAYS in her nightie.

They enjoy a nice little swim.
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Mindy relaxes while Mango snorkels.
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Then, even though it appears rather clear, two hailstones hit Mindy, so she materialized a speedboat from her pocket and headed home.
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And left Mango all alone in his romantic sailboat.

Yay!  I was worried the girls would age up before the dance!
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But nope!

Natalie went to a friend’s house after school.
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Nice digs!

By the time the limo was to arrive, only Nate managed to automatically make it happen.
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Natalie managed to arrive…
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…Although not dressed for the occasion.

Noah is headed there, under the purple sky…
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…and in the rain.

Nova is en route.
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And en boat.

Nate was already prom king before Noah even arrived.
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Natalie was queen.

Nova, hwoever… MET SOMEONE!
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His name is Javon! (He’s the guy with the heart who is NOT her dad)

Most of the kids did their best to hurry home, but even with the advantageous “teleport” method, the fuzz was waiting for them.
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Only Natalie, slowly sailing home in what I assume to be a stolen boat is the only one to avoid capture.
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Natalie FTW!

Mindy quickly grounds all the kids she can get her hands on.
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I love IP, but if you have a job, or a gig, or a curfew… you need like, 4 SimHours to get there.

Three hours later, one smelly, hungry and exhausted Natalie is still on her way home.
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She strolls in the door around 3:00 am and doesn’t get noticed.
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Or grounded. HA!

Mango goes around and lets everyone off the hook before school.
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SimParenting level Undermine.

While his family sleeps, Mango makes some drinks.
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Just for fun.

Before the girls’ last school day can even begin, there’s a couple quick birthdays to be had!!
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You’ve all seen a million parties, so… without further ado….

NOVA!
Nova

And NATALIE!
Natalie

Vote below for your heiress!  They’re both stunning, so choose wisely!

Island Life 13.4

Welcome!  The Zales and I are happy you stopped by!  I’ve been loving the new house, and I can’t wait for you guys to see what’s new with our favorite family.

Zale Check!
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Mindy is looking very pleased with herself, and her cake.

Mango is parenting little Noah.
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Nova and Natalie are at school on this rainy day.
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Here we have Nate who just enjoyed his birthday.
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Silly little guy.

Skilling Noah begins!
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Good heavens this area is bare… much of the house is still like that.

How cute are these two…
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Playing tag around the house.

It’s almost time!
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Mango will be a PlantSim again before we know it!

Oh town, how I love thee.
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So pretty and different from the other worlds.

Mango continues to work hard on his LTW.
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No one bothered to watch him.
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But he got hungry and took a break.

I had him get a pulled pork sandwich.
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Sounded good to me!

While out on the main island, Mango auditions for a couple more gigs.
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He got them both.

Back at home, it was the typical demand for bedtime stories.
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Run Mindy!

I noticed Mindy was stinky.
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She had peed herself.  FAIL!  I’d mark it -5, but clearly I don’t keep score any more.  Oh well, I tried… for a bit.

I have Mango volunteer a story for Natalie, otherwise they’d NEVER get to sleep!
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It’s a cute action, too bad it’s so awfully implemented.

The ghosts are out.  And obviously grossed out by how ghostly everyone is.
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LtoR: Gustave, Juniper, Daisy passed out, Meredith, Krypton & Changpu.

Imogene!
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Hi honey!  Reminder, Imogene drowned in the pool during a party when the Zales lived in Lucky Palms.

I might need more rocking chairs.
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Some of the ghosties were route failing due to their desired chair being occupied.

Poor Daisy, she just fainted over and over and over again.
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It’s more than she can handle.  Even more ghosts joined the party, but no sign of Abraham. 😦

Nova is in for a rough day.
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She’s exhausted and hungry, as well as needing to wee.

It’s time!
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I ALMOST flippin’ made another PlantSim baby by “picking” the fruit instead of “tending” the garden.  That would’ve been BAD.

Can’t wait!
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Well – that was anti-climactic.
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It says he has to get to the science lab, but that’s to cure him, right?  I’ll just let him be.

Mindy… you’re gross.
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Do you not see the flies?

If I lived here, I’d never go inside.
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Ever.

He’s a PlantSim!
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It happened when I wasn’t looking, so I’m not sure what actually happened.  I’m bummed I missed it!  Makeover is required.

His PlantSimism manifested differently this time, but I embrace it.
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I love the golden yellow in his hair.

Please Mindy, for the love of llamas, read the poor thing to sleep.
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Don’t let the daylight fool you.  It just means she’s probably been awake for 24 hours.

Natalie went to sleep without a story, but she’s in her sister’s bed.
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Oh well.

The glorious flower trail has returned!
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It also reset his lifestage – Mindy ages up in one day, I’ll age Mango up too.

Mango completes another gig!
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Tada!

After his performance, he takes a karaoke break.
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He got way too hilariously into it.
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I mean, he’s on his knees, people.

Mango arrives home to a finally rested Natalie doing her homework.
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At 2:30 in the morning.  I don’t think her schedule will ever be right again.

He was still in pretty good shape needs wise, so I sent him to the park to perform for tips.
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It was a lovely, quiet night, and the stars were so bright!

By the time the sun came up, however…
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He wasn’t doing as well.

Back at home, Mindy is throwing darts.
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She rolls wishes to do things like paint, and laundry – no one is stopping you dear!  Feel free!

Mango had to clean up a bit, there’s a party tonight!
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Natalie is on her way home.
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Like a boss.

Nova is too!
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I LOVE that kids can use these things.

Nate had to take a water taxi, I had forgotten to give him a jetski – I fixed that, however.

4 person party!
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Have I mentioned I love this house?
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That is a sweet place to have a party!

Nova is first, and adds artistic to friendly, snob & genius.
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She’s quite lovely!

Mindy is next.  I decide to give her a more tropical makeover – no more sweater dress and boots – I also tone down her makeup, and allow her to wear a color other than red.
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(She has white shorts on, LOL)

Natalie adds charismatic to neurotic, couch potato & night owl.
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I’m officially obsessed with Natalie now, who’s opted for short hair, and to embrace her curls.

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I had just fixed his look… OH – this is his new acrobat outfit.

Well, it took me ages to fix his career look, and now he’s late for his gig.
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But look!  His flower trail follows him in the water!

For a really long distance!
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ABRAHAM!
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❤ ❤ ❤

The sisters appear to be getting along very well!
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It makes me happy!  In fact, they each have a wish to be BFF’s with each other.  I lock them in even though it’s not going to happen.

She’s my favorite
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But they’re both lovely.
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So whoever you pick, will be okay with me.

It’s a lovely Saturday, so Mango takes everyone off to the festival!
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Why they didn’t take their boat, I don’t know.

Nor do I understand why everyone showed up in their pajamas!
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I’m pretty sure they’re supposed to change when they leave their home lot?

Mango challenges the three women in his life to a hot dog eating contest.
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My money is on Natalie, but only because she’s hungry.

Seriously, this is so funny!
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Especially because they’re in their pajamas!

Mango wins!
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He gets a supply of hotdogs that I forget about until I get the pop up about the disgusting items in his inventory.

Meanwhile, Nate buys some food from the vendor.
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And Noah is left sitting in the grass.
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BUT – being the experienced Simmer that I am, I plopped a toy in his inventory.
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See? I learn things.  Sometimes. He’s ALSO in his pajamas, btw.

This woman skates with an invisible partner.
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I reset the guy, but I think he’s doomed.

A little husband and wife bonding.
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At least it got Mindy out of her jammies and into her work-out clothes.

The twins helped themselves to sno-cones while Nate heads off to skate.
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Super cute, even if their borderline indecent.  And heck, I can just feel the hot brick on their bare feeties.

Mango, with his maxed athletic skill, easily stops all of his wife’s goal attempts.
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It was pretty fun to watch.

But, all good things must come to an end.  Noah is sleepy.
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And it’s time to get him home.

I love this guy…
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…As far as I know, he’s never asked for a bedtime story.  Thanks Nate!

I had Mango out on the town, auditioning for more gigs, and he rolled some snorkel wishes.
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So we snorkel in the lagoon.

But it just spurred more wishes, so Mango spent the entire day in the water.
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Annoyingly enough, it didn’t fill his “water” need… but it didn’t decay either.  Maybe because it’s salt water?  That makes a little sense I guess.

It was getting dark, but I had to capture a couple scuba shots.
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I think the next couple TH’s will have to do something IP related.  It’s way too fun.  Heck, maybe we’ll do something with mermaids?

Sheesh woman!  No one is stopping you…
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…go use one of the MANY bathrooms.

I adore Natalie.
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Just look at that face!

Nate was the first to wake up Monday morning.  He made his bed…
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…then went downstairs to play.  I thought it was cute.

Another gig!
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Mango has unlocked the ball and the ring of fire.  Fun!

I was watching Mango perform, and I got this pop-up:
WHOA
That is a LOT of vehicles!!!!  Nearly 5,000?!?  Is that even possible!?!  And stupid Phil Han is always stuck aging.

I suspect a fail is in the future…
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…he’s EXHAUSTED, just went to sleep, and school is in 45 minutes.  (NOTE:  I had him sleep in class, cheating?  Maybe…I just used the drop down menu when he was in school.)

Ha, he woke up and stretched and yawned…
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I don’t really see that action much.

Resting up before his gig tonight.
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I know I’m all obsessed with this world, but I could almost FEEL the sunshine.  LOVE it.

Mindy has always been a good mother.
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Here she is taking excellent care of Noah (and I TOLD you she had white shorts).

Nova went over to the Scott residence after school.
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They have this REALLY cool houseboat.

And a green child.
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Okie-dokie.

Mango has a gig, but the boys are having birthdays.  I bought a couple cakes and sent Mango on his way (not wanting to be late, again…) but I had him start Noah’s birthday before he left.
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As soon as Nate gets home, I’ll use Mango to start his birthday too.

But the Zale Island is so remote, it takes about 2 SimHours to get the kids home from school.
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Even on the jetski.  NOTE: The Zale children just vaporize to school in the mornings.  I get the pop up that the bus will be there at 8:00am, and then ZARROOOP they teleport to school.  Fine with me!  My guess is because there’s no roads on Zale Island, so there’s no where for the bus to go.

Noah adds rebellious to good & friendly.
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He’s super cute.

Fancy Mango worked super hard, even though he missed his sons birthdays.
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This one woman nearly lost her mind, watching Mango’s show.
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She cracked me UP!  Just LOOK at that face!

Nate finally gets to his cake, and adds bot fan to grumpy and loves the outdoors.
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Due to his new “bot fan” trait, he got some futuristic parts to his new look.  I actually really like him!

All 500 laundry baskets in the house were getting full, so I had Mango devote HOURS to doing the household laundry.
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Unfortunately, after he’d picked up most of the baskets, his absent minded nature made him plop it down… but FINE.

The dishwasher was also broken, for who knows how long.
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The TH’s day is never done.

Which would’ve been a GREAT stopping point… but I have one more screenshot.

Mindy is VERY HAPPY her husband is a PlantSim again…
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…the “flower kiss”is back, and she’s THRILLED!

So – that’s all for now!  Next post will get us to an HEIR POLL between Natalie and Nova!  Can’t wait to see what’s next, so come back again soon!  Until next time, Happy Simming!

Deaths, Births, a Move & Ghosts! 13.3

How do I Sims 3?  Oh yeah, Zale Check!  Here’s Kyle in a rocking chair.
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Exciting.

Lavender and Mindy are having a chat.
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Mango is standing around in his work clothes.
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Coffee table has cake.

Minnie is helping out with Natalie.
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Nova is in her crib.
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And lastly, we have little Nate…
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Resting peacefully with the mobile.

Mango gets the girls started on their skills.
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Thank heavens for toddler cheating objects!

Like baby jails!
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Highchairs on the other hand, can be very risky.
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I think it was Kyle who put her in here… OMG I’M SO BORED.  Don’t worry – this post gets SO MUCH BETTER.

Eventually.
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Hey look it’s momma Mindy!  She finally joins her little family upstairs.
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And by “join” I mean play video games, soaking wet – in her nightie.

The girls are fully skilled, so it’s Zale Family Parenting time.
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Such lovely objects.

I just thought Mango looked cute.
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With his PB&J.  I also realized at this moment that I really want him to be a PlantSim again.  So we’ll stop at three kids (I tell lies) and work on Mango’s gardening skill.

Mindy frequently vanishes for long periods of time, and I find myself forgetting about her. I chased her down and she was again talking to Lavender out in the horse barn.
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The two of them interact frequently, but their relationship is pretty neutral.  Mango was sleeping – it’s still weird to have a TH that needs sleep after all those Zaliens.

Mango wakes up, meets his needs, and then begins performing for tips.
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It’s too early in the morning though, so the streets are very empty…

…Or perhaps I wished they were.  This incredibly ugly family starts watching him.
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No seriously – look at these faces… Mom & daughter:
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Other daughter:
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Daddy dearest:
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Aren’t they totally terrifying?

Whoops – Mindy just got fired – I didn’t realize she was having problems at work.
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Ha – she doesn’t seem to mind.
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BLAH!  THUMBS DOWN.  (Dude, why is she always dripping wet?)

The time has come!  Mango can finally plant his forbidden fruit seed.
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Mango:  Stares intently.
Shh – it’s very serious business.

It’s spooky day, and Mango greets a couple trick-or-treaters.
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Spooky day indeed, the top of the house has vanished…

Even with a screaming Natalie in her arms, Mindy and her baby look amazing together.
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I’m super happy to have found Mindy.

Minnie is still here – 2 days from her YA birthday so she can move the heck out.
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I’m super sick of her.  Should I be?  Probably not.  But I am.

Lavender and Kyle are at the end of their lifebars.
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Leah is too…

There’s gonna be a lot of death coming up.
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😦

Oop – speak of the devil.
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Kyle was a good lookign Sim, but he didn’t pass on his awesome genes, and he was just kind of a non-entity in the legacy – so I wasn’t too sad.

Minne was though.
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But we all know how much I care about Minnie so… no feels were had.

It’s Nate’s birthday!  Mango has a gig later today, so we have his little private party a little early.
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See?  I learn things.  Sometimes.

He gets green hair.
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His favorite color is orange, which is a bit much with his green hair and red skin, but I work it in here and there.
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That’s Samali’s nose still passing on, and his mom’s droopy eyes.  He’s kind of odd looking… but I like him… for now.

Well!  What have we here?
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I told you I tell lies.

Just after he’s wife mysteriously vomits, Mango’s off to his gig.
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Where he promptly sets his ass on fire.
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Great job.

Hey – more family news, Sheldon & Mary had a son named Rudolph!
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We’ll never get to meet him however.

You brilliant readers you – your suspicions have been confirmed!
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Mango & Mindy are having one last baby.

You know?  He’s really not very cute.
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But ugly babies need skills too.

Learning with dad.
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See the orange?  The seahorses are orange. I told you I worked it in.  I’m STILL SO BORED.

Mindy looks over her three toddlers with one in the oven!
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Insanity.

Minnie went and birthday-ed while Mango was in the middle of a show.
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I think she actually looks very pretty.  I didn’t even give her a make over and just kicked her out.  She added hot-headed to absent minded, adventurous, ambitious, angler & animal lover.  Isn’t that too many traits?  Am I losing it?  No – that’s too many.  I swear that’s what she had though… I remember noticing how I wish she’d rolled another A trait… whatever, it doesn’t matter.  Oh yeah – she gets that illustrious author LTW.

Now is when I decide a couple things.  1.  We’re moving.  2.  We’re leaving Lavender and Leah behind.  Both their lives have been fully lived, and Lavender’s inventory has several glitched out items in it that just keep passing from person to person.  They showed up with Juniper, and I’d like to be rid of them.  I started going around the house trying to salvage historic items, but in the end I choose to grab only the graves, the fridge, and Mango’s forbidden fruit seed.  Except I couldn’t find a way to take his seedling… but Mindy had one in his pocket – so we’ll just plant that one when we move.

And – I actually didn’t leave Lavender and Leah behind.  I moved them into the neighbor’s house, killed them, then had Mango go get the graves.  The glitched inventory passed on to the neighbor.  I know it’s not a very glamorous end for a TH and her beloved horse – but as I’m sure you can tell – I can barely handle this boring family in this boring house and this boring blog.  Change was necessary!

Aaaaannnddd… I can’t move the house when a family member is pregnant.   Le sigh.

But, from the looks of things, it should be too much longer.
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Good.  I don’t know why I’m always rushing your pregnancies, Mindy – but hurry up will ya?

Now we have to have another birthday party in this house.
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I should have invited spares and such – but SO OVER IT.

Natalie went first, and added night owl to neurotic and couch potato.
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I figured she’d be too lazy to do much with her hair – and she runs around barefoot, which somehow came across as neurotic to me.  I love her.

Nova little Nova added snob to genius and friendly.
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Such different sisters!  Fancy clothes for her snob trait, and glasses for her genius trait.  I love her too.

Have that baby already – I really want to move!
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THANK YOU.
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One quick hospital birth…
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…And it’s a boy!
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He’s red – for now, and I name him Noah.  He’s friendly and good.
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Yup – still red!  Mango and Mindy are so cute here.

One final look at a house they’ve lived in for many generations.
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It’s slightly bittersweet – it’s one of the few homes I’ve built that I’m very pleased with – but I’m done.  And I’ll confess, I was feeling pretty done with the Zales in general… but well – you’ll see.  It gets better.

Welcome!  To Isla Paradiso!
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I’m pretty sure all previous problems I’ve had with this world will not exist now that I have the new graphics card and power supply.  I’m super excited to play with this beautiful world.  The plot of land they bought is on a pretty remote island – it’s the only lot on the land chunk.  That might lead to issues, but if that’s the case, I’ll move within the hood.  I specifically sought out this exact plot, since it owns both land and sea.  Time for me to get building.

***AGONIZINGLY LONG BUILDING INTERLUDE***

Tada!
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I am obsessed with it.  I know it’s pretty basic in design, but I tried to capture the nature of the environment, the beauty of the surroundings, and make kind of an “indoor/outdoor” living with LOTS of plants, and LOTS of windows.  It’s just a shell in that picture above, but I keep at it.

I’ve also down something a bit different.  I took a page out of AutumnRein‘s book – author of the Winters ISBI (which if you aren’t reading you should be)- and built this.
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I even added a whole row of rocking chairs to keep the dead comfy, but you’ll see that later.  Every single grave made the trek, except – Samali!  Can you believe that!?!  There’s Abraham, Angelica, Bettina, Benji, Leif, Cyrus, Traci, Changpu, Daisy, Duchess, Gustave, Duke, Erik, Liz, Eddie, Flora, Shelley, Giles, Meredith, Helen, Ramon, Ike, Tahiya, Imogene (still tragic), Juniper, Krypton, Lavender, Lacey, Bailey, Kyle & Leah.  As for Samali, I might add her to the family, since I still have her SimSelf, then kill her just to get her urn… we’ll see!  And it was this… this move, this new build, and the placing of all the urns that I became reinvigorated with the Zale Family ISBI – Alphabetcy.  I’ve made it so far!

And I’m in love with the new house!  There’s LOTS of bare space, but it’s playable!
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I’m so happy with how it has turned out.  I have also turned off winter (which I might reconsider for the festival and holiday lights – might just eliminate hail and snow) Fall is like, three days, Spring is 7 and Summer is 15.  It’s a hot, sunny paradise.

Mango plants his new forbidden fruit seed and hires a maid.
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Our little snob Nova reads a book out at the fire pit.
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Love it.

Natalie is playing pretend in her new room.
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Don’t mind the angled line on the wall.  It’s because of the staircase on the other side – I couldn’t get rid of it.  I still love her room.

I’m really looking forward to playing more of this beautiful world.
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I think these two are enjoying their new lives of luxury.
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And they are painfully adorable.

I had to add a couple places for Watch That Man Go to perform, but it wasn’t too hard.
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He’s off to audition!

Have I mentioned how happy I am with this world?
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I’m so freakin’ happy.

Not this again.
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THAT IS NOT YOUR OUTFIT.  Well, at least it isn’t graduation robes.

Mango has a couple auditions and scores a couple new one-time gigs.
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He also didn’t even lose his job performance!  I was shocked, so YAY!

And then, we have… for the first time in a very long time… A Haunting!
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It’s Tahiya!

She finds the row of rockers and gets settled.
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Sweet.

Ike!
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Ramon!
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Lacey!
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Daisy!
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I couldn’t NOT capture Daisy fainting – as it’s SO DAISY.
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I was feeling so nostalgic after seeing all the ghosts.  I’m sure it’ll get old before too long, but for now, I was incredibly happy to see the Zales of the past.

How cool is it to be able to swim right off your own property?
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Or just lounge around on a float?
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As far as I know there are only a couple lots in Isla Paradiso that offer both land and water – one is incredibly small, and this one that is very remote.  But I think, to get the most out of what this EP has to offer, you gotta have both!  You can moor your boats, and build out over the water… swim right off your own private beach… delightful!

The girls finish their first day of school in the new hood.
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They both brought home a friend!
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I watched carefully to see how they’d arrive, due to the remote nature of Zale Island, and I learned something important.  Kids can use boats!  Nat and Nova hopped in a water taxi.  The boy had a paddle boat in his pocket, the girl had a – wait for it – JETSKI!  I immediately bought the girls each one, but they haven’t used them yet.  I can hardly wait!

Mango takes off to his first new gig, but travel time between islands takes so long that he’s late!  Oh well, we try his new balancing ball thing.
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The show went very well!

That night, Bettina and Eddie haunt!
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And Liz!
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And I promise not to document every single ghost sighting – it’s just kind of exciting for now.  And I’m kind of waiting for Abraham to appear… 🙂

We’re one step closer to re-PlantSim-izing Mango!
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I can hardly wait!

These two are super in love, and super romantic all the time.
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It’s freakin’ adorable.

And check out the view from that bed!
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Um – yes please!  And the audio in this world, so amazing.  There’s seagulls and you can hear the water… It’s so nice.

I love Mango & Mindy.
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Mango has a gig tonight, and tomorrow is both boy’s birthdays, and after that I’ll end this post.  To try to ensure Mango arrives on time, I buy him a motorcycle!
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Oh – by the way, the Zales net worth is approx $800k.  With the build they have about $400k in the bank.  It’s actually pretty low for the 13th generation, but when only one person really works, or succeeds in their job (Leif was the much needed early on exception!) it’s slow going!

The gig starts out great!
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He’s in his proper outfit, and everyone loves him!

In fact, this woman loved him so much she went into labor!
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And then promptly stole the show.
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😐

Thanks lady.  Oh well, Mango still did great.

Due to the rain (boo) the boys have an inside birthday.
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I really wanted to use their deck over looking the water.  Oh well, there will be lots of birthdays.

Noah ages up looking very similar to his brother.
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He has a different mouth though.

A quick trip through CAS and I present toddler Noah.
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His favorite color is grey, like his sister Natalie.

Nate adds perfectionist to his traits of loves the outdoors & grumpy.
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Peculiar little fellow.

Here is his new big boy room, and that’s that!
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Come see me again soon!  Thank you to everyone who reads, follows, comments & lurks.  We’re about halfway through this journey – and I appreciate each and every one of you!  I apologize for the slow in momentum, but I’m back and as excited as ever – so!  Until next time, Happy Simming!

Horse in the Bathroom; Toddler on Stage 13.2

Phew – I’ve had quite the day… As many of you know, I am the proud parent of a very old Border Collie named Lucas.  I’ll spare you the grizzly details, but we’ve been at the vet the last couple days – and as terrible as the experience has been, my baby is home with me and in good spirits.  He’s 15 years old this month, and there were a lot of years when it was just me and him (and those Sims – HA!) against the world; and I’m so grateful today is not the day I had to say goodbye.

Anyway, you’re not here for my dog, but you’re here for a blog!  Everyone loves a Zale update, and I’ve had these pictures ready for a few days (which is SO UNLIKE ME!) so let’s get to it!

Zale Check!

Old man Kyle is standing around with one of the new babies.
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What new baby you say?  I had to crop her out, or else too much stuff got in the way.  You’ll kinda see in a minute.

Lavender is heading out to “whisper” to Lacey.
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Cute.

Mindy and Mango have just woohooed apparently.
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Note the scattered hearts everywhere.

Minnie is also hanging out with one of the new babies.
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See Kyle back there?  That’s why I had to crop Kyle’s picture, Minnie was photo bombing.

Lacey is bein’ a horse…
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…As old horses are wont to do.

And Leah’s off running around…
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…Her front legs look weird.  That’s too bad.

Aw… This was a pretty sweet moment for my two old ladies.
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Lacey’s lifebar is completely full.

I think our main couple look adorable in their sleepwear.
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Hmm, Lavender apparently caught Mindy cheating, while they were standing together having a chat.
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Mindy the cheater
I checked her relationships, and she has no RI’s, and just an ex-boyfriend… so I’m not sure what that’s all about.

Kyle, although not the most prominent member of the Zale house, is an adorable and doting grandfather.
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He was playing video games, and got up to help baby Natalie with her poopy diaper before she even cried about it.  Aw.  I don’t even know what Kyle’s traits are, as they’re constantly resetting due to his unstable trait.  Maybe he added family oriented while I wasn’t looking.

Uh oh.  I knew this was coming.
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Minnie, Kyle and Mindy show up to mourn.
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I don’t know why it’s so dark, I obviously have external house lights.  I blame death.

Farewell, Lacey!
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First ever Zale horse ❤

Well, if that isn’t terribly sad.
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I’m sorry Leah – but you’re an old lady too, so you’ll be with your mom before you know it.

Mindy just threw up!
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I guess she DID get pregnant, even before the horse died.

Time to cure everyone.
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No more crying.  Mango ran around with the moodlet manager and took care of everyone.

Looks like there’s a favorite baby.
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Everyone queued up for Nova, but Natalie needs attention too!

Kyle stole baby Nova.
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Don’t they look cute?

Mindy put Natalie in the swing!
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She then put it on fast – but whatever.  Mango fixed it.

Because I’m sick of wandering around the house, and Mango wants to become more muscular, I send him to the gym.
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And Mary’s there!  Hi Mary!

I have them chat for a bit.
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Love running into the spares out and about.

While I was away with Mango at the gym, the camera panned home so Mindy could formally announce her pregnancy.
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And a wide-eyed stray dog (just kidding, that’s actually Livid’s dog Max) thinks about Lavender.  Mindy wishes for a boy.  I do too.  Mango rolled a wish for both, so no matter what, he’s gonna be happy.  I think that’s sweet.

Feelin’ the burn!
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Ha, guy in the background has some hairy legs!

Wow!  Look at this pretty Sim!
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Her name is Leila Shepherd – I really should get out more.

Mango and I had a bit more fun at the gym, trying to accomplish his “more muscular” wish…
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…but we were unsuccessful.  Boo.

Since so many people were out and about, I had Mango do a little performing for tips.
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Only that one woman cared at all, but it’s still good for his LTW.

In fact, he leveled up!  So he auditions for another gig.
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And he got it!  Yay!

MANGO ZALE!
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DO NOT EAT THE BABY.

STOP IT!
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I’m glad you’re really excited and keep doing that jazzed animation where you clap and squeal like a teenage girl, but at least put your daughter down.

Please.
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Now.

😐

So this is Livid’s dog Max.  He’s still hanging around.
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Lavender must have invited him inside.  I’ll have Mango ask him to head on home soon.

After a nice bubble bath of course.
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I love TS3 bubble baths.

Hey!  Mindy’s pregnancy is progressing nicely!
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The house is still either glitchy, or there’s something weird with the Forbidden Fruit that Mango is carrying around.  Or you know?  Maybe I accidentally planted one?  I’ll have to check the garden.

Leah, I know it’s raining outside, but get out of the bathroom.
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And the hamper.  *resets*

Hey.  Thanks a lot maid.
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Although you did heroically put out that fire that one time… so you’re forgiven.  But we’re EVEN!

Mango has his gig, and his uniform isn’t quite right, but at least it’s not graduation robes.
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And he’s still green, so that’s a vast improvement.

I have to say…
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… that is pretty danged fancy.  He had a great show, and the review said something along the lines of “It wasn’t so amazing that I didn’t miss the rest of the circus, but the acrobatics were fantastic.”  Well, I’ll call that a victory!  Afterwards I had Mango scurry off to the other proprietor and audition again.  He got that gig too.

New nooboo!
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YAY!

It’s a beautiful day for a hospital birth!
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Lovely town.

It’s a boy!  Per reader request, I name him Nate!
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He rolls grumpy and loves the outdoors!

Now – look closely at the above picture.  Is Nate not the most lovely shade of green!?!

Or is he?!?
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Because when Mindy got home with Nate, he’d turned red.  I did NOTHING.  I’m not mad, I love both colors, but what the heck, game?  Maybe that’s why the girls are brown skinned.  They’re layered green/red… We’ll see if Nate changes colors anymore as a newborn.  I’m as interested as you are.  Maybe he’s UV reactive.  Outside, green.  Inside, red.

Oops!  We have birthdays AND Mango has a gig, let’s see if we can get it done.
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Can’t wait to see them!

Here’s a quick before makeover shot…
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One got Mindy’s hair and one got Mango’s!  It couldn’t be more perfect!!!!!!!  I’m so excited!!!!

Here’s Natalie.  Her favorite color is grey.
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ADORABLE!

Here’s Nova.  Her favorite color is Irish green.
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ADORABLE!

I got so lucky with their favorite colors and both getting one of their parents’ hair colors!  I think Nova’s isn’t identical to Mango’s, but I just love it.  I also think, for the first time in 3 generations, Natalie did not take on Samali’s nose.  Nova seems to have it however, carrying over a trait from the K generation!  Which is pretty cool!  Not moving for so long has allowed quite the genetic family tree to build up.  But with the glitches that we’re having, I might have to move soon.  😦

I decide I’ll have Mango complete this gig, and then I’ll end the post.

So – He had to leave his children’s birthday party!  Someone could at least show up!
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I mean, I know it’s raining, but COME ON!  But hey – his outfit is correct!

What the heck dude, we got a show going on here… get off the stage.
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I mean if you want to go be an audience member (or two) that’d be great!

No.  No no no… do not put that down here.
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Mango juggles knives!  And fire!  And he’s really not very good!

This is not a daycare.
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Dude:  Yeah thanks, I didn’t want that thing anymore.  Toodles!

It was not a good show.
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I blame the toddler.

I was JUST about to click save and quit, when I got one more important pop-up!
another cousin!
Mary and Sheldon are having a baby!  WEEE!!!

That’s all for now!  I hope you enjoyed seeing the Zales again!  Sorry I’ve been neglecting them so much lately.  I bought Dragon Age: Inquisition, and I’ve been playing Tomb Raider and of course there’s those Lightnings… But I’ll try to be better.  The Zales are too special and have come too far to fade away!  So do come back and see us again soon!  Until next time, Happy Simming!
My and my Roo

Graduation Acrobat 13.1

Well hello!  Welcome back to another Zale installment!  I can’t believe I’ve almost gone this entire month without getting a post up.  That’s terrible!  So to make up for it, here’s a giant post with lots and lots of pictures!

Last time, I actually held a proper wedding, and Mindy joined the family as the new wife for Mango.  We also discovered that Mango and Mindy can’t seem to procreate in his current plantsim state.  Let’s see what those zany Zales get up to this time?

Zale check!
Kyle has just used the restroom.
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Good for him.

Lavender is walking all over the yard in her nightgown.
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She’s heading over to the buffet table from the wedding to eat some extra old turkey.

Mindy is also heading that way.
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So I quickly deleted everything.

Hungry non-PlantSim mango is hungry near the time travel thing.
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He looks so weird.

Melody is asleep.
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And so is Minnie.
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At first I thought her eyes were open, but that’s just her make-up.

Lacey is just bein’ a horse.
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And Leah is playing with the horse ball.
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I love it when they do that.

The first TFB has been completed.
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I tried to get Mango to eat one of the forbidden fruits in his inventory, and he could not.  I think it’s just a seed and I need to plant it, but Mango doesn’t have high enough gardening skill to plant it.

So I reverted him back to PlantSim colors for now.
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There, at least he looks a little more familiar.

Mango needs to audition for a gig if he’s to advance in his acrobat LTW.  We were just on our way to one of the parks, and I got the “A FIRE HAS STARTED ON YOUR HOME LOT!” pop-up!
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That’s what I get for trying to be romantic and light a fire for Mango’s proposal to Mindy.

Typical reactions.
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The maid saves the day!
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Thanks dude.

I went to check on Mango now that the fire was under control…
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And the proprietor was flirting with him!  He queued up “talk about family” after a neutral reaction to the flirt, so good for him!

We get down to business, and Mango auditions.
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Ferocious!
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We have a gig Thursday at 8:00 pm.

I have to sell the fireplace to clean up the soot.
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Annoying.

Ya know, he’s really cute and I like him.
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A little garden tabcast in his ear while he works out.
Also, Hi Lavender in the background!

Aha!  We have vomit!
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TFB successful!  I’d like to pretend that’s Mango going to check on her… but no… He’s just going to take a bubble bath.

Whoa!  Lavender autonomously took Lacey out for a ride!  I didn’t know Sims could do that.
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Lavender opts for bareback, in her work clothes, in the rain, but hey – still cute.

I put Mango to work in the garden.
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Gotta see if we can get that PlantSim back.

I realized a little too late that the girls were at prom.
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Here’s Melody.

And Minnie…
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…started dating Jarrod, and from the looks of him, he’s Mindy’s brother.  Works for me!

Here’s Minnie’s prom look.
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A little gothic, but with a pretty pink touch.

How freakin’ cute are little ol’ Lavender and Lacey?
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The answer is very.  Very freakin’ cute.

Mindy:  I’m married!
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Swoooon.

Speaking of marriage!  Meg and Ray are getting married!
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Great!

And Yay!  A baby!
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Can’t wait to see what Mandy babies look like!

They both roll wishes for a boy.  Well I want girls!  It’s a girl’s turn to take over!

Mango’s gig is in a few hours, so I have him enjoy a quick chat with his momma.
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At least keep their relationship up!

So I was getting ready to take cool pictures of Mango performing, but this is what he looks like on stage.
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Graduation acrobat.  With pale skin.  Doesn’t make any sense!

Pleasant little audience.
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The guy on the right just kept squealing with excitement.  It was adorable.

Melody went and birthday’d while Mango was performing.
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She looks nearly identical?
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I was really surprised when her hair and clothes didn’t change.  I mean this is her YA birthday.  She rolled disciplined and was successful in school.

I caught Melody and Minnie fighting in my ugly bathroom.
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I decide to kick her out now, but there were no free homes.  I eventually move her in with Maranda Fox, her toddler, two cats and a horse.

I went to check on Mindy, to see how she was doing, and wow!
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The whole family all in one place!

Except Lavender.  Oh wait.
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There she is.  Near the rocking chair of course.

While I was out placing Melody in someone’s house, I had to check on Livid, her two daughters Abbey and Lacy, and their aunt Meg.

I saw that Abbey had aged to teen, and Lacy to child, so here’s a couple makeovers!
Abbey:
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And Lacy:
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Samali’s nose continues to thrive across the Zale gene pool!  Fun to see the first Zale cousins.  Very cool!

Out in game you can see Livid is still not an elder.
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And Meg seems to be doing really well!
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I got a pop up that she and Ray got married later on, not sure I captured it.  He moved in with these four ladies.

Melody, while moved out instantly found love.
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Looks like some old guy?  Maybe we’ll get another couple cousins!

I saw that Mindy.
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I saw you sit, pee, flush, then stand up and pee your self.  -5
First fail in what feels like a long time!

Yes.  That stink is you.
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Wetting your pants will do that to ya.

Mango auditions for another gig!
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He didn’t get it.

But at least when we go to perform for tips his outfit seems to be working?
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Maybe when he gets his next gig, he won’t go all pasty and graduation-like.

Meg showed up and watched for a little bit.
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She clapped politely.

Lacey was in serious need of exercise, so I had Mango taker her out for a ride.
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It was super cute, even if he looks terrified.
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Ha.

Hey Mindy – have that baby already, I want to end this post.
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This face says “Yeah – I’d love to.”
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Sorry.  I’m sure the baby will come when it’s ready.

She listened nearly immediately, however.
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It’s baby time!

Mango takes her in for a nice, safe, hospital birth.
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It was funny, a couple seconds after I snapped this screenshot, they both reacted to the hail.  Forget the hail, you two, you’re having a baby!

It’s a girl!  Excellent!  I name her Natalie, and she’s a neurotic couch potato.  Both rolled.

It’s ANOTHER girl!  Even more excellent!  We’ll already know we’re having an heir poll!
I name her Nova and she’s a friendly genius!

Their beautiful dark skin tone surprised me.
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But I’m not disappointed in the slightest!  I can’t wait to see them grow up!

Mango:  They’re perfect.  Let’s make another one.
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But for some reason, they couldn’t TFB.
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It said the house was full?  But there should be room for one more?  It’s 7 Sims (Lavender, Kyle, Melody, Mango, Mindy, Nova & Natalie) and two horses.  Isn’t the limit 10 w/pets?  Oh well, I’ll guess we’ll have to wait and see!

Even though Mango and Mindy were off distracted, the girls were getting excellent care.
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The N’s have begun!

That’s all for this post!  Hopefully I’ll stay a little more active over here with the Zales.  I am not making any promises, though, as the Get to Work expansion for TS4 launches tonight, and will be ready to play just about as soon as I get home from my dog classes this evening.  It was pretty nice to play with these guys though, and I’m super excited to meet the girls.  So who knows!  Until next time, Happy Simming!  ❤

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.
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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.
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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!