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Oct. 19th, 2004

Miscellaneous notes...

Last night I woke with cramps in both thighs, that continued down my legs to my feet. I was able to stretch carefully and work them out without having to stand up, which I knew would be very painful. This morning my left leg is back to the "normal" flareup, not as painful as it was yesterday.

I offered my old desktop computer, minus hard drive & monitor, to a local freecycle group and immediately got several responses. I am giving it away this afternoon. Great!! Someone else can enjoy it! And it's out of my house!

There is a storm brewing. The wind is picking up and I am hearing about heavy rain headed this way. Haven't seen much other than light rain so far.

I am afraid I am getting addicted to the Sims. I was playing it for hours yesterday. I started it again this morning after I got dressed and reluctantly put it away so I could go to work. Yet I find myself thinking of the families I have created and what I need to do to get them functioning well:

The first family. HOrror story. Two of the three burned to death because they didn't have a phone, couldn't call for help, I didn't think of anything else to do (I could have moved the people!). The remaining member, Judith, keeps mourning and is so depressed and hungry and needy that I am not sure she will survive this.

The second family: Did better in outfitting the place, but there isn't room for a lot of things and I don't know how to add rooms yet. They are doing all right with money but after I got Judy (yes, I know) a job, she missed her ride because she wasn't dressed yet. These folks can be contrary. I think I need to add another dresser or two if I can fit them into the bedroom. I need to get them working! Need to have a steady stream of income. Maybe I'll add a computer so there will be better job searches.

Granny is still stuck on level 17.


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Oct. 19th, 2004 12:21 pm (UTC)
Okay, I'm an old Sims addict, and I know the cheat code to get piles of money.

In fact, it's easy to get the code--just go to Google and type in Sims cheat codes.

That should do it.

Want the mansion? Swimming pools? The best of everything?

But be warned. Nothing--NOTHING--will make your family happy. I bought my spoiled Bob a complete painting set and he tried it for awhile and then had a tantrum because he didn't like his work, and I had to put him to bed and buy him a bigger tv set.

I think I murdered him.

Finally, I got so I'd just spend all my time using the cheat codes to get millions of dollars and then build huge mansions filled with the most expensive stuff, and never allow my disfunctional people inside.

Once I made Betty a beautiful house, gardens, and swimming pool--so much finer than the hovel with the cardtable she'd been forced to live in while poor but honest. She walked through the rooms I'd constructed and said "ugh," over and over. Then she went into the bathroom, and the toilet overflowed.

I think I killed her, too--or at least put her into an interminable coma. She may still be in a twilight sleep in the back of my computer somewhere.

Granny sounds so--honest and simple a creature. Her entire motive in her grim little world is apparently to survive. She's not spoiled. If you gave her a swimming pool, she'd worship you.
Oct. 19th, 2004 12:25 pm (UTC)
I actually laughed until tears came to my eyes when I read this. I may use a cheat code to get Judith through the next few days, see if I can get her fed and functioning. Then I have to turn to that other family and see if I can get them to clean up more often!

You may be right that it's impossible to make them happy. I wonder if there is a huge social message in there.
Oct. 19th, 2004 01:56 pm (UTC)
I adore the sims. I just got the Sims 2--and I am addicted as well.
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