As I recently mentioned, I started playing The Sims 3 (my first Sims game, actually) a little while ago. I actually decided to give it a try after watching this video by Izzzyzzz, which I recommend as it is very amusing and interesting:
Anyway I began by making my husband and our partner and they turned out scarily accurate to real life:
Here are some shots of our in-progress Victorian McMansion:
Here is the inside:
I also created all four of our cats. Later after working on the house a lot I decided to let everyone in… I didn’t realize that as soon as they started interacting with stuff it’d get annoying to try to switch anything around. 🤦♀️
As soon as I let them do their thing for a while, hilarity ensued. Every time Christopher went outdoors, he became miserable. Our partner kept harassing Tomoyo, and she kept tearing him up, no matter what he tried. He also tried to cook mac ‘n cheese and failed miserable, then left it to rot on the kitchen counter.
I have more screenshots but wanted to share at least a little bit for now. It’s really fun so far!
Quite a long time ago, Christopher told me that I would notice that generally, there were no cartoon characters in blatantly unhealthy food products, at least in our area (don’t know about elsewhere) because of some law or something where you could only do this for foods that were, or somewhat purported, to be healthy. So, you’d see Elmo in grape tomatoes and apple juice, Mickey Mouse in snack trays with carrots and celery and some dip, and certainly many cartoon characters in fruit snack boxes made with some fruit juice in them, and also in some cereal boxes. But, other than perhaps Kinder Joy eggs, that was mostly it.
Recently, there must have been some change because suddenly I see cartoons on all kinds of actual junk foods. In this case, cookies:
It’s actually really unusual so it definitely caught my eye. And I know it’s bad but I grew up with cartoons in all junk foods really so it makes me kinda happy. 😅
That aside, I spotted the cutest Mandalorian lunch box at Publix:
Maybe I’ll buy it eventually, but for now, I resisted.
I installed The Sims 3 (I had never ever played a Sims game in my life) and got a Pikachu Happy Meal like all the cool kids have been doing.
Here’s my goodies!!
I really like the cards I got! ✨✨✨
After my very adult dinner I poured myself a sippy cup of Gray Whale gin and yuzu tonic to have with my Welch’s Fruit Snacks because I gotta tell you the Sims is F’D up, for someone who knew nothing about it I was shocked by how quickly things devolved into absolute chaos.
I played with a pre-set family this time, but next time I’m gonna create my own!
Thursday, as always, is date night. You know what that means! LEGO time! It was actually our third sitting with this set. We try to savor them slowly.
The manual is thick, and full of movie references and photos. Here’s the cover!
I built the T. Rex and the minifigs, while Christopher built everything else. It may seem weird since this was my birthday present from my sis in law but even like this, it took us a while. I’d rather build sets together anyway, and I am very slow.
Here’s photos of the build in progress:
Our partner didn’t build anything but provided comedic relief.
✨ All done! ✨
Well, mostly. I want to adjust the position of some stuff later.
After LEGO building was done, our partner and I went to get dinner at the food trucks near us. They looked pretty with all the lights as the sun was setting. The air full of wonderful smells and the sounds of happy people.
It was one of those moments that weirdly feel like they will stick in my mind, holding our partner’s hand, taking all of those things in with all my senses, the too-warm air yet pleasant atmosphere, a happy, safe feeling. It was a really nice evening.
I voted for the first time in my life today! I was too young to vote when I left my country of birth and only became a citizen last year. I feel so fortunate to be able to exercise this precious right!
Later, Christopher and I went on a little LEGO hunt. We went to Barnes & Noble, Target, and the LEGO Store in Sawgrass Mills. Our Target has a really neat display!
The morning of this day I went on a long sunrise walk. I saw a really cool vintage car!