January 28th, 2005


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My Sims update. I added some music to the stock choices. They didn't have a "classical" option, surprise surprise, so Poulenc is lurking in the heavy metal group. That means the radio can be blasting heavy metal, then suddenly it will switch to the Poulenc piano concerto. And of course the Sims don't know the difference. I am going to add a "classical" folder and see if it gets recognized when I play the game.  I was also able to add different choices of music to the folders for buying and building and just viewing the town. So one time when I was viewing the time I was listening to Bach's Christmas Oratorio.

ANd it makes a difference to me! I have enjoyed the party music choices they already have but this is fun. And I like to think that my Sim is taking it in. It's another dimension that they haven't yet thought about - the classical learning.

I also experimented with the design tool. With this tool you can upgrade the furniture you already have, for no cost or a small sum. I upgraded a chest of drawers and the panda chairs. I see possibilities there.

Mary is now advancing in the criminal career. She's a bag man.

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My daughter Mary sent me this email today:
As I lay in bed this morning, I tried to sort out my day on how I was going to get things done before I went to work. I will start the wash so at least that is going, then I will clean up the kitchen. From there I will do all the laundry today so that is out of the way. Jeez, two in a half days off and I am not great at getting things done. Well then I will be going to pick up Joey from school and take him to a babysitter, just to proceed to drive myself to the wonderful work world. How did my life get this way. I am not satisfied. I cannot organize my time wisely, and it seems no matter what job I get, I am not happy. But this one is like the end of the rope. I am working with people who seem OK with it, which really bothers me even more. Sometimes I think will think about why we play this little game in life, when we all know there is greater meaning to it. But only certain, really strong people, can find there way out of this cloudy mess, that we all have contributed to. When will I find my path?
So then, I thought, what if I were a sim? I would be under control of someone else at all times. I couldn't make the choices that I would like (or sometimes don't like) to make. I just do whatever it is my programmer wants me to do. It
would be so easy. Not to think for myself because all to often that is the most difficult part. I could get a job out of the paper with no interview!! My only danger would be if Judy Lautner was my programmer and she made me kill
myself in a kitchen fire or something. Just kidding. I was on a roll. I lost it. OH TO BE A SIM FOR A DAY!!
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