Thursday, December 15, 2011

Personal Reasons

I believe "personal reasons" is the number one excuse simmer's use when they want to account for recent absences. I like it. You don't have to explain yourself since no one knows who you are or where you are from (well, except TMN) and you can continue on right where you left off.

I will share why I have been absent: I went crazy for a bit, lol! Seriously. I dropped all major commitments in the simming world, asked for a bit of leeway with my Simpure duties, and even ended all WiP stories and machinima.

So I started again with a clean slate. I have been slowly getting into sims again. But only doing what I enjoy instead of what I feel I MUST do. I have turned my Simming into a hobby instead of a way of life.  

I started a legacy using Pets called A Man and His Dog: The Montoya Legacy. I made rules for myself and very loosely follow legacy guidelines. I am just now getting into the second generation.

I opened a newspaper called Appaloosa Times. No link as we haven't put out a first edition yet. It is actually just part of a larger story I am writing called Byline. "Byline" is written in a made-for-TV fashion where every one's lives are connected. Each character was created by the simmer I hired on my paper. And I occasionally send out messages asking them what they want their sim to do in a certain situation in the story, sort of like role playing. It sounds complicated but it's really fun for me.

I have no real plans for any future machinima. I have an idea simmering but haven't committed it to paper just yet. And since I dropped out of GJWHF and BL as judge, I have no desire to get back into modeling as of right now.

That is all...

 

Monday, October 24, 2011

Funny

I know, we are suppose to hate TMN cuz they are liars that post mean things and blah blah blah. Everyone reads them, some just don't admit it. And yeah, they do get awful at times. I, myself, have made the pages. But since then, I realize they are like the National Inquirer: interesting to read but not to take too seriously. All that was so I could post this link: The Undead Parrot Sketch.

Moving on.

GJWHF3: Debbie hasn't been doing that great but hey, I have been having fun sharing my Louisiana know-how with others. Sadly, my laziness has prevented me from not updating my modeling blog. I will have to research my old scores to get caught up.

Stories: In Harmony is still on hold due to the recent installment of the Pets expansion pack. I want to make sure things are running smoothly before opening it. But a while back, I had posted the founder of my legacy. I had a background story on him and everything. But just no drive to start one yet. Well, I have! You can check it out here.  A Man and His Dog: The Montoya Legacy

We had a big influx of members join Simpure due to Fel making the MS3B with her patterns. Most were just looking for the cc but some have stayed on to chat and post a bit. I still keep up with FB and Twitter responsibilities (mon-fri usually. We have had a couple of scheduled chats and what-nots. *meh* It shard to schedule them as we are all on different time zones.

In RL:  It's fall, and the weather is nice. The kids are busy with festivals and pumpkin related schooling. I had hopes of having a new dining room or Thanksgiving but I don't think we are going to make it. Such is life.

Monday, October 3, 2011

Fall

Fall/Spring are the most beautiful times in Louisiana. I spent almost the entire weekend outside. Cut grass, pulled weeds from my garden getting it ready for fall planting, had a campfire with the kids, and even threw the football around with my hubby. Both my teams won this week, too, it was like icing on the cake, lol.

^That was just to let you know why you haven't seen me around. Now, onto Sim stuff:

I have joined GJWHF Cycle 3. I have updated my Modeling Blog with my newest pics and those can be found HERE.

SIFF Fall 2011 session is over and just waiting on results. Most won't believe it but I don't make machinima to win prizes or contests, I make them cuz I enjoy it. So if I forget to post "scores" just remind me and I'll check, lol. Along those lines, I am making a new "Halloween" themed machinima. Nothing too over the top, just vamp and sex type stuff. I have already spent hours on it and have like 30 seconds of clip. Machinima = Time Consuming.

I have been working on redesigning the FB page of Simpure. It should be up and running in a few weeks. I will post a link when I have it done. Being a "Social Media Coordinator" is really quite fun. I enjoy reading through the site finding fun things to tweet and update FB with. I ignore the drama from others the best I can, because really, Sims is a hobby, not a religion.

"In Harmony" is on a short hiatus. I love my story, I feel emotionally invested in Drake, Chloe, and Toby. LOL! But sometimes you just need a break, you know? So I am going to take another two weeks off. Then I will come back with a wedding shower thrown by Chloe and Drake having a wild bachelor party. Followed by the wedding pictures/video shot by moi.

I do believe that is all. Hope to see you around. Adios!

Thursday, September 15, 2011

SIFF

This post is just to showcase my SIFF video.

Wednesday, September 14, 2011

Sept 14

Yea, I ran out of ideas for titles so I just wrote the date.

SIFF premiere's this Thursday! I have a very basic video editing program so as much as I would like, I am unable to make an actual video. So I am contributing a musci video. But I am working with an idea for HH that would allow voice overs but its daunting and would require a lot of work. For now, I will hold off on jumping into a new project.

GJWHF3 starts tomorrow, I do believe. BGS is still running. In Harmony comes out tomorrow night. (Might have to make it earlier as LSU has a game tomorrow night too and I can't miss that,lol.)

My side-side project (I have tons of projects just waiting in the wings, it seems.) is designing a compact webpage for Simpure. Its really me just having fun working with graphics and designs. With the occassional pic thrown in. It's slow going and will probably take me a month to complete. *shrugs* SO don't hold your breathe, lol!

RL: Hubby took off yesterday to help some guys fix our roof (hopefully). We won't know until we get a good rain, then we can see what happens. He went to bed super early cuz he was beat. Then after I got the kids in bed, he got up and wanted to watch a movie! LOL, so thanks to him, I am sleep deprived. Oh well, such is life....

Tuesday, September 6, 2011

New Job

Things have gotten reorganized over at Simpure Thoughts. I was offered the job of Social Media Coordinator. Its basically like advertising. I admit, it has added to my work load but its the fun techie stuff that I enjoy doing.

In Harmony: Harmony and HH episodes are getting rearranged. I am going to start posting episodes of In Harmony on Thursdays nights. And Harmony Happenings is going to become a once a month thing. I want to change the format and need time to get things settled for that. But Fel WILL be the featured Simself when it comes out. Also, I created a page for it on FB. It was something new to try out. You can like the Page and see when new episodes are posted and also some interesting pics that don't make it into episodes.

SIFF: I am still hoping to get this done. I really want to try my hand at making the poster but time is running short. It is due to premier on the 15th of this month. I am behind on my schedule but I hope to clear some time for it this week.

BGS: We just completed Assignment Three and are moving along at a good pace. We made our first elimination and are now down to 14 contestants. There is some real talent going on in this competition. I can't wait to see the new photos this week.

GJWHF3: Fel is gearing up to get this started. I already have a model picked out. Its the truly adorable Debbie Kliene. I have plans on incorporating her daughter into a story I have planned for months down the road, so it will be fun to see how she does in this. Its been a while since I have competed, I need to brush up on my skills, lol.

RL: Rain is gone, roof is drying up. We have found the reason behind the leaks and will be working on fixing it this weekend.

Saturday, September 3, 2011

Tropical Storm Lee

I just thought spotty internet and power failures would be the worst of this storm. Nope, its not. After enjoying a brief time of electricity, we have discovered that the roof to our addition is leaking!




Yes, the fates HAVE conspired against me. I have spent the last hour mopping up puddles and crying at the damage. When my brother came over to see what he could do, he caused a brief down pour in my EXISTING kitchen. But I must admit, after that, the leaks stopped.

I am heart broken right now. The cost to repair the damage is going to push us over budget. Which means I will be begging the bank to loan us more money, not an easy chore.

But take heart, we will recover. AND ... I shall still be around, just maybe not as much.

Tuesday, August 30, 2011

Where the Crap is Bordelinski?!

I am writing this up to let my friends know why I have been so quiet lately. After a big weekend, and a very fun birthday with Hubby, work has picked up on our addition. I have a contractor out all this week finishing up sheetrock. I have a meeting with another today to give an estimate on painting the interior. On Thursday I will be window shopping, literally. And hopefully, next week I will be looking to get someone in here to do floors.

I am so excited that things are almost finished at the house but frustrated as I am the one having to help out and keep the contractors straight and watch the budget. Fingers crossed, I should be on this weekend...

Monday, August 22, 2011

Weekend Fun

My friends already heard but somehow we had an impromptu party at my house that kept me away from my precious sims, lol. It was fun but the mess was a paint to clean up by one's self.

I did play through Harmony though and already have the pics in blogger. I just need some peace from the little ones to add some text in. Those that read this and noticed Nani being nauseous in the break-up pics, already know she is pregnant. I will go ahead and share that it is going to be a boy. LOL, I already have a story line for him! I like to plan things out. *cheesy grin*

I am not sure what his name will be, I think I will post a poll for it. And should Drake marry Nani and give his son his name? Or will she leave the baby to him while she continues on with her life? Is she mother material? I think I need to visit the "muse" section of Simpure, lol.

In other news, The Sims Social has sucked every simmer in!!! I see so many of my friends on there constantly. I am a lousy person to ask requests of as I only play occasionally during the day and never for very long. My sim has gone back to being single after breaking it off with Hubby. He was like, "WTH?!" LOL, now he is currently trying to woo me back.

BGS is due Wednesday. I have things left to do. But I am excited with the photos that have already been turned in. We are hoping this time of deliberation will run more smoothly than the last. And we won't be at the computer for over 12 hours straight again!

Thursday, August 18, 2011

Assignment One

I am so excited to be a part of BGS! I was able to put together another video, this time showcasing assignment one and some of the fun pics we took of the girls in the houses. I also included one of my example pics that didn't get picked but was fun to see. Here it is:



So my job is done for now. Just have to keep up with the threads and get ready for assignment two entries. I hope everyone joins in on the fun. We also have a facebook page so you can "like" us!

Harmony episode eight is out now. I have added links to it on the side. (yay, me) I added new residents and got my story turned around on me. See, the thing is I let the story unfold as I play, even if it goes contrary to what I was planning. Nani getting knocked up was unplanned. I have woohoo replaced with risky which is set at 30%, I think. I can't remember. Poor Drake, lost his love to the fact that he CAN'T keep it in his pants, lol.

Harmony Happenings is "suppose" to come out tonight. But with all the work we put into BGS yesterday, I dunno if I will make it. I had thoughts of dropping Debbie into Harmony but I don't think I will. She is special to me and I am creating her "back story" with Simon in picture form on Simpure right now. She will be cut-throat as ever (does anyone remember "House"?) and getting inside the stories we love to hear about only in HH.

On a side note, I have created a Brag Page. Not much on it, sad to say. But I will be adding this:


I received this for my Undeserving story. It wasn't my best and I feel like I have grown since I made it. But I plan on joining another round where the competition will be stiffer, I think.

Well, that is all for now. Hope you guys are enjoying Sims Social!!

Friday, August 12, 2011

Rain

I have had like NO time what-so-ever to chat with my friends or play my sims. And when I do, I get kid emergencies such as hair pulling fights or potty-training "uh ohs". *sigh* That is the life of a mom of four, lol. But today is Friday. AND ... it's raining! I mean, really coming down. SO as long as the power doesn't go out, I should get a full day of simming and chatting. Hooray! But first, I have to bring my van to the shop. *eye roll*

Sim Stuff: The last episode of Harmony was intense, lol. I am having trouble figuring out where to go with the next episode, though. I'll be adding a set of roommates in episode 8. I will just see where it goes from there.

I have entered SIFF! I had wanted to before but was too insecure. But due to some encouraging, I decided to just go for it. I am on the Playbill already and everything. I hope to design both a poster and a trailer to help promote my video. But I just haven't had the time. It is a music video to Lady Antebellum's "Need You Now". These are the two main characters:

Greg Turner



Emily Blade
I will post more as I get more done.

Monday, August 8, 2011

School Has Started!

Yes, school has started and I was up before 6 am again. Early mornings should lead to more free time but it doesn't. I have two in school and two at home. And during the school year, I like to do at home teaching as much as possible. But I have "Sim Time" scheduled in each day, lol.

Recent sim things. Modeling wise, I am not in any comp right now. But I did enter the POTW on Simpure. I used Debbie and Simon to showcase these poses that we were suppose to use. I mixed them up a bit but I liked how it turned out:


Bad Girls Society seems to be a huge success so far. The excited chatter is so much fun to read. We have people making team banners, talking smack to each other, and already turning in some awesome assignments. I get to role play with Heidi some which is kinda fun. I have her made over a little for the "filming" part of the competition:

Sexy!
As far as stories, I finally can get back to Harmony. I threw a twist into the story cuz I was getting bored with the actual storyline itself. Expect a new episode by tonight and a new interview by this weekend.

Saturday, August 6, 2011

Crashing Problems

This will be short and sweet and to the point: My game keeps crashing!!! I have done everything to try and fix it except update my game. I guess that is the only thing left to do. I haven't been able to play more than 20 minutes without it closing out on me. Which is so frustrating! *mimes sim freak out* So today, I am gonna pick up a copy of TLS and update everything and *fingers crossed* this will help me out. I haven't been able to play Harmony, do modeling photos, or see what Debbie is gonna do about Simon. *sigh* Wish me luck....

Tuesday, August 2, 2011

Hooray!

I got first in BL2!!! Nifty Banner Time:




I must say I am glad its over. It seemed to drag on forever. But like I said in my modeling reflections, I really learned a lot of editing skills through that comp so I am glad I participated.

I got booted off chat last night by Hubby. He has asked that I not chat when he is home so he can spend time with me. Isn't he a cutie patootie? So I will have to limit chat to daytime and weekends. *cheesy grin*

BGS auditions are due today. This thing is about to take off and I am excited about it. I have a couple of example photos to get done but I can't show you. *whispers* They are a secret. LOL!

I have been letting Harmony slid. *bad B* But I am about to throw a curve ball to my audience. I dunno yet if I will go through with my plans or ... well, I am still thinking on it. I am finding the story line itself somewhat boring. Even if all the updates are kinda funny. I have a new resident to put in and another interview to conduct. It'll get done.

On another front, I played Debbie last night. She went into labor and I didn't check to see if it was a boy or girl. LOL! I started making a nursery when she went into the hospital with Silver. But I was interrupted by Hubby so I still don't know what she is having! I hope its a girl since that was the theme I was making her nursery when I was asked to close it down for the night. I will show you before and after pics:

Before

After
Dang, I just realized the room needs curtains! *writes that down* So, I hope to see a bambino soon and to get her more career focused and to lay off the men. I am also thinking of setting Silver to NPC ... after I make him break up with Hope, ewwwww.

Monday, August 1, 2011

Another Post

Today is my friend, Fel's, birthday. I will not reveal her age, lol, but I wanted to share the video I spent hours upon hours upon hours .... uh yea, making. I think it turned out pretty well and I was uber happy with it. Although, like I told Phebes, I am still picking out my flaws. Its that artistic "It never done" thing.
Or maybe I am just weird, lol!

Sunday, July 31, 2011

Here I am!

Not much to update about since I am not in a modeling comp and BGS hasn't started yet. No word from Beginner's Luck Cycle 2 yet, but hopefully we will find out something soon. I got 3rd in AAM, Pk got first and Phebes got 2nd. I think that is pretty good myself cuz PK and Phebes really know what the crap they are doing, lol.

School is starting next week for my oldest. Then my son starts two weeks after that. So I hopefully will get to maybe pick up another comp then but we will have to see.

Right now, I am focused on "In Harmony" and "HH". I spent some time fiddling with an officials thread. You can find it  HERE. Not much interest but eh ...

The only other thing I have going, sim wise is Debbie. She has had some trouble. She caught Simon with the ugly preggo Ruby and made him leave. And couldn't afford her cutie cottage anymore but thankfully her new friend and neighbor helped her out by offering his place. But she is finding herself attracted to the husband of her best friend (and boss). So I don't know how this is all going to work out but I will keep you posted.

Best Friend

Forbidden Fruit

Chick Flick Night with BF

Helping Neighbor

Cutie Preggo Pic

Go Time!

Wednesday, July 27, 2011

It's Over....

I am kinda sad that both my comps are ending at the same time. I FINALLY finished my scrapbook. I just took some random pics of Lizzy for the extras. I added a major editing pic too to be like her big break into modeling so to speak. It's for a perfume I saw in a mag not too long ago.



Then for AAM I had to old-ify myself. I put Hubby in there with me. I went sappy with the description too. I hope it happens that way in RL:


Fel has started a new comp that has been taking off quite well. I am excited to be judging it and can't wait for it to get started. It's called Bad Girls Society and its gonna be lots of fun. Here is the judging photo phebes made:


Heidi is me, I am the ditsy one, lol. So besides judging that, I am basically no longer involved with modeling. I will pick up another comp after school starts though. But I am still running Harmony (which my lazy butt hasn't updated yet) and Harmony Happenings (which is scheduled to come out tomorrow). 
That's about it for me. So I will leave you with a couple of pics of Debbie, just for fun:

Interviewing Billy Caspian when Hunter Cottoneye shows up.
He obviously had a little fire trouble which rumor has it was caused by the kingpin when he refused to pay their fee...

Debbie was not happy to hear Simon sneaking in at 3:30 am!

Saturday, July 23, 2011

Fun Stuff

BL2 Billboard:

Yay! I thinks its too dark now that i look at it. But i fell in love with it when i was making it. The scrapbook is in the works.
I have Harmony play tonight and have compiled my interview questions for next week. I guess I could have worked on my home tour but I played Debbie last night. Pic Spam again (cuz she is too cutie, lol) :
Simon is talking marriage?! I know what he wants!
Don't fall for it, Debbie!

He agrees to go steady but he immediatly worries about commitment, lol!
(Simon moved in with Debbie)

Star gazing after bed romping!

Ah, they are too cute together!

In my head, she and Simon fail as a couple but he so far has been a great boyfriend. He was hooked up with the town tramp before he met Debbie though. And there is a new resident moving in down the street, lol.

I think I will do a complete pic thread on Simpure. Just for kicks. And I need to start work on my AAM and POTW entries.

Wednesday, July 20, 2011

Hellooooooo!

I have all my work done so mommy says I can play, lol! I completed my AAM photo although I felt like it wasn't my best:

But now I am STILL working on my billboard for BL2. Who knew it would take that long to do. And the fact that i have to be out every night this week for VBS is not helping. I am staying up past midnight and still getting up early! But things will calm down soon. School starts in just over two weeks so I will have a bit more free time. YAY!

Harmony play-n-chat is being moved this week to Saturday night, just FYI, cuz I won't be home Friday night. And Harmony Happenings is skipping this week, I just can't get to it. So Monday night will have a new Harmony episode but this Thursday I won't be posting an interview. Awww, I know I have so many fans that will be disappointed, lol. 9not!) I was thinking of actually starting a thread for this on the officials but eh ... I am lazy.


Monday, July 18, 2011

Today

I started my game with Debbie. On her first day there, I had her sign up for the journalism career then head to city hall to protest ... marriage? I think she was mad about the cost of a good wedding. Speaking of, she met Simon (who was already a celebrity) the very next day:


LOL, he was checkin out her rack! [Disregard her "paper girl" outfit.] The sad news is I don't think it saved. I had saved right after the protest but when I tried to save after her first day at work, it stayed on the save screen for almost 5 minutes then an error popped up and the whole thing shut off. No biggie since not much happened.
New Harmony episode today ... I hope. I have VBS all this week so getting things done is gonna be a pain. I haven't started on my interview yet. Blah! I wanted more time to do a home tour but it doesn't look like its in the cards. I might just skip this week since I have RL business.
I am almost done with my billboard for BL2. Then i will move on to the big project: Scrapbook page!
Ah, kids are going crazy so I need to get off here. Later Days! 

Friday, July 15, 2011

Warning, pic spam!

I have finished a lot of pics but haven't been posting them. The one for AAM was Family Reunion:


Cutie huh? Yea, well it took me for-freakin-ever to get all those people posed the way I wanted! But I was happy with the way it turned out. I also did these for the BL2 Finale:



I still have two more photos to complete for that then it will be done. I think I am going to back out of modeling more and just do my stories. I will prob keep just one or two comps at a time to keep "fresh". But I don't have the drive to be the best and am afraid of burning out, ya know? But anywho...

More pics? Well, of course. (Some have already seen these so bear with me.)

Meet Debbie Kliene, the new voice of Harmony Happenings. I actually used Drew Barrymore for inspiration for her looks.
I find her just adorable! I want to start a game just for her now, lol. I haven't actually played the journalism career. Truth be told, I have only played a wee bit with the careers as I am usually more interested in relationships.
OK, that is the last one I swear ... for now, lol!

I published the first Harmony Happenings yesterday. This is suppose to be like a day time show. I plan on working it into the In Harmony story as well. I really liked the way it turned out. Of course, my little Debbie was awesome. Teeheehee! I have already decided on the second interviewer and will be emailing them today too. I also included a video but it was very crappily done. I hope to have more time with this next interview in order to smooth out the home tour.

Another picture!? Yea, sorry:
So what do you think of Sim-Me? (FYI, i don't look that hot in RL!) Fel did this for me. I sent it to hubby at work, he thought it was awesome!

Plans today? To stay off the computer so Hubby doesn't feel neglected. I have been promising to watch a movie with him but I get distracted by sim things or chat stuff. I know I have harmony play tonight but it won't start until around 9 tonight. But like my friend said "Marriage first, Forum Second" LOL, kids don't get a spot! But seriously, I have to get off this thing.
So:

Have a great Play!

 




Monday, July 11, 2011

Hotel Shmotel

I am making plans to start another story (since After the Photo is now over). Its going to be based on The Hotel Challenge which is found on the officials under stories/legacies. I played around with photobucket and created these for it:

These are the major characters


The Header

Yes, I  realize the the two on the left are merged into each other, I just really didn't care, lol! I haven't decided if I am going to do this like Harmony(gossip based) or just base it off my main character. I am just about ready to start. Except for creating and decorating the humongous house that this is to be set in. Blah.

I did another weekly photo:

I keep using my simself cuz I am too lazy to create another model. *sigh* I guess I should add that to the list. The List? Oh, it's the never-ending list of things I need to do. So far, it looks like this:

- AAM Photo
- BL2 Finale (6-8 pics total)
- Try to re-upload Hotel
- Publish Harmony Episode 4
- Begin Harmony Interview
- Make new model

And in RL, I have a vet visit today. Also, its Monday: change all bed sheets and empty all trash cans today. What fun! Oh, interesting tidbit: If I say the number one, my one year old will say "too, fee". Isn't she precious?



Thursday, July 7, 2011

Ta Dah

I have figured out how to post comments on my friends blogs. My blogger always said my account wasn't valid (hello, I am blogging right here) so I have taken to using my livejournal account. I never really use it, I got it just cause.

I finished my BL2 photo:
Doesn't Lizzy look so happy? After this, we have one more picture to complete. I am so excited since I have the lead by a few points.

I also completed another episode of "In Harmony". I have been working on a secret project that I hope to have finished in the next week or two. I was also thinking that I need to do some kinda photo shoot with all the simselves and main characters. I was thinking of doing one with Drake standing in front of all the simselves. And maybe some individual photos of Simselves with their creations behind them. Yea, I have way too much time to think this through.

Today I am going to update my "Modeling" and "Creation Hub" blogs. Try and get the last chapter of "After the Photo" out. (Don't be sad, Lacey is continuing her life in Harmony.) And get my characters created for the Hotel Challenge. So ... Off We Go! <---- We have Zhu Zhu pets and that is what they say all the time, lol!

Tuesday, July 5, 2011

Plans

I hope everyone enjoyed their Fourth of July celebrations. I had somewhat of a hectic day but that's another story for another day. I have broken down and started construction on my own "hotel". I am basing it off the "plantation home" theme. It will have tons of windows, big white columns, and a symmetrical floor plan.

I will post a pic later so we can all laugh at it together. And, just so you know, its a rectangle. LOL! But it will be designed the way I picture it in my head.

I have a BL2 photo to do. Its editing and I am afraid it won't be that great. But I will give it a whirl later tonight. I already turned in my AAM photo. It me with a super power:


I can control my children with my eyes, muhahaha!! I also participated in Fel's "Weekly Photo" contest. (which you can find Here ) :


Yes, that is my simself looking all dark and mean, lol. But I don't smoke in real life. Just saying. I was lucky enough to get this made into a sim-picture that I can now hang on the wall in my hotel. Yay!


Saturday, July 2, 2011

Hola!

"Why does this chick post almost every day?"


Because my life is BORING and posting makes me feel like I have one, lol. Speaking of "lol", people are starting to notice my over-use of it. Should I stop? Nah!

I tried to play Harmony and make my AAM photo but it just wasn't happening. Chat was distracting but not that much. I guess I was a little scattered brained last night. Today I hope to take my kiddos to the park and maybe catch Cars 2 in theater. But depends on Hubby's mood.....

Have I mentioned my plans for a legacy? Mose prolly. I have yet to fit him into my busy schedule, lol. *sigh* I guess I will leave you with this picture to keep you happy...

Super B

 

Friday, July 1, 2011

Coffee

I was sitting at my computer desk, trying to sweet talk Hubby into letting me have 10 more minutes online when ... my elbow connected with my full cup of coffee! It went all over my desk, my mouse, my phone, my wallet, and *gasp* my calendar! The other stuff was wiped down and cleaned but my calendar ... lets just hope it dries out.

Anyone who knows me, knows I am a weirdly organized soul. I write lists for my lists. EVERYTHING was in that calendar. Dr and Dentist appointments, when the kids need to switch toothbrushes, what was for dinner next week, when I had assignments due ... its my life in written form.

*sigh* I just thought I would share this lovely story with you.

I have RL to deal with today. But I have plans for an all-nighter as far as simming goes.Harmony is on the list, my AAM and BL2 photos are on the list, and a big maybe on the whole legacy thing too. I am planning it out and getting excited to get it started.

So, see y'all tonight in chat. *winks*

Thursday, June 30, 2011

Sad News

Teen Sensation is closing.....

A moment of silence for an awesome mag and an equally awesome writer who is now out of a job.




OK, that's enough. On to new things. LOL! Well, i guess this now frees up some time to do my legacy. I am going to play by the rules as much as possible. I'm also goinig to try and follow it somewhat like a wish-acy too. I rarely promise a wish to a sim unless its something I already planned to do. (Mean Sim-Creator God-Like person that I am!!)

Rafe Montoya

This is my founder and dang, if I can't remember his traits! I promise to take a better picture of him for the header of his legacy, lol. FYI: Montoya comes from the movie "Princess Bride".

For those following Brenda's story, I have a lovely picture of Roarke's reaction to the news that his teen girlfriend is now preggo with HIS baby:



Bwahaha! Can you blame him really?

RL: My coffee cup is empty so I guess that means my day has started. I have to be out of the house for a while today. I hope to see my friends around the forum this evening. Toodles!

Tuesday, June 28, 2011

Gus

"Sometimes I wonder what I'ma gonna do .... cuz there ain't no cure for the summer time blues"
                                                      - Eddie Cochran

I really want to thank GerisT for the link to that online radio. I have been jamming to my favorite 50's music all morning.

Sims: I have a small break from modeling as neither of my comps has posted a new assignment. So I think I will focus on writing my first article for the July issue of Teen Sensation. It's going to require me to take 11 pics, all modeling quality. *sigh* And I need to have it ready to send in by Friday. I hate getting behind.

RL: Hubby has an appointment today, so he will be home around noon. Need to be good and try and stay off the computer some. (pfft! riiight) I have to take the kiddos for their bi-annual teeth cleaning tomorrow at 8:40am. Blah! SO, yea ... That's us, Gus. Later.

Monday, June 27, 2011

Yawn

It is currently 2am on Monday morning. I have just completed my BL2 photo! I was a total LUB and waited until last minute to work on it. Here it is in all its ugly editing glory:


Not winning first place with that is not going to break my heart, LOL.

Plans for the day are to sleep right after I post this. Then get up and drink tons of coffee. Then I will finish putting together episode 2 of Harmony, France Day 2 for After the Photo, and then work on writing up my TS mag articles. I like to write them first the photograph them.

RL: I have tons of laundry to catch up on. And I am working with my 3yo on upper and lower case letter recognition. We haven't been doing anything since the vacation so I need to get back into that. My older two have Summer Bridge activities they have to do as well.

Crap, I'm tired. Goodnight. 

Thursday, June 23, 2011

I'm a Big Baby

Yea, cuz I wanted to cry last night when my game froze up after 6 straight hours of play! I hadn't saved since I moved in! Why do I always forget to save? Didn't matter as she is back on her empty lot...

For those that were listening in on Brenda's life, its back to living on the street, preggo with her first. *sigh* But there were some things I would have done differently so now is my chance. I hope her bambino turns out just as cutie. *crosses fingers* I going to go ahead and post the pics I have up until last nights play session in "Promiscuous", the recycled blog of Don Lothario.

I FINALLY got out the first episode to Harmony. It was hard because I had actually played it before I went on vacation. Details were fuzzy and I think Fel was actually with Clay and not Ryder. I will double check that next round. I hope to play on Friday nights, and have a new update on Mondays until the fun fizzles.

"After the Photo" is on today's To Do list. This is gonna be a long one with Lacey's entire trip to France condensed down. I need to hurry and finish her so as not to get too far ahead in Harmony. I'm interested to see who she chooses or if she goes for someone completely different.

Enough on stories, now about modeling. I turned in my AAM photo:


It's what our favorite room would be in our new homes we bought with our millions. Next is my BL2 entry which I will work on tonight.

I haven't been on the officials except for that Mummy Game thingy hosted by mummygaga. And I am glad! Cuz I missed all the drama yesterday.

My Opinion: (I'm gonna post it here cuz this is my space) I dislike chat becoming a simmer bashing time. I know at Unbound, the whole draw was being able to go off topic. And that's great. But just because we won't get banned for saying something harsh about another person, doesn't mean we should do so.

I am not one of the rainbows and patty-cake people. I think if your crap stinks, SOMEONE should tell you. I would hope my friends would be nice enough to tell me. But having the whole of the S & M community waiting in line to do so, that is just wrong.
 
And those people that like to spark things by asking about old drama, annoy me and will be ignored!

OK, my opinion is now over, lol! Have a nice  play!   

Monday, June 20, 2011

Back in the Saddle

After what seemed like forever, I am starting to get back into the swing of things. I've had time to just play sims (no modeling or mag stuff)! My promiscuous teen is named Brenda. She got pregnant by the butler, found him with her caretaker and moved out (onto an empty lot), and is now (thanks to another mod) a professional woohooer, LOL!

I did my first real edited pic last night:


I love it! My son thought it was real, lol. But he's 5...

Sim Stuff: I have AAM due on Friday and BL2 due on Sunday. Using my handy calendar, I have scheduled in time to work on both. I have two new assignments for Teen Sensation. *squeal* I am loving them, btw. I published another chapter of "After the Photo". I have all pics taken for the last two chapters and will get them out by Monday of next week. And, finally, I have all the pics lined up for "In Harmony". I think I will change how I was going to run that. My character is kinda mysterious and I think I will use him to narrate the town. It'll be fun, I promise.

RL Stuff: I mentioned on Unbound that I picked up two stray pups. I am takin them to the vet for a check-up today. Then my oldest has a dentist appointment and my youngest has a doctor appointment, both tomorrow. Also, have to get back to working on the addition to our house. (We are doing it ourselves, yikes!) I am helping hubby wire the rooms up this week when he gets off work at night.

So lots going on, as usual. I will prob have to cut back on forum posting/chatting again. *sigh* But I will still be around. 

Tuesday, June 7, 2011

Borked

Yea, not real sure what the word means but it sounds like it described my game. It was being a glitch last night. Crashed right at the end of day 1 in Harmony. The only thing different is that I added the woohoo-er mod. After three failed attempts to reload Harmony, I took out the woohoo-er but left everything else. WOOT, I can now load my world. I haven't played it though. Don't know what's going on with that.

I took time to complete two modeling pics:

BL2:

AAM:


Let's say it all together ... "AWWWW"! Yea, I was really moved when I did that photo. I have one assignment left for Teen Sensation to complete. Really, I just need to take photos. 5 of them!! Crap, that's gonna be a chore. But I don't have time today.

The AC isn't working in our camper. I have to see if I can get my dad to take a look at it for us. I have a complete list of all four kids clothing items needed, toiletries, blankets and stuffed animals. Have to get bed linens, towels, wash clothes, etc. etc. etc. *sigh* Who thought this would be a good idea, again? LOL!

I will be absent for the next two days getting things ready to go. Including scrubbing the house down so I don't have to come back to "ick". I will try and chat tonight, though. TTFN! 

Monday, June 6, 2011

What was I thinking?

I have two extra kiddos here today. That makes 6 kids! I agreed to let my daughter have two friends spend the night. WHAT WAS I THINKING?! (OK, for those that were on chat last night know I wasn't thinking clearly, lol) One mess after another this morning. And definitly no time for sims. I think I am going through withdrawal.

On a brighter note, SILC starts today. SILC Entries <--- this will lead you to the official site. It lists all the entries. Mine is under novels and it's called Undeserving. Give it a read.

Sorry so short, I got kiddos to clean up after, lol!

Friday, June 3, 2011

Fun

Morning Mommy Ramblings: As my hubby and I sat on the couch drinking coffee, I observed my youngest who has only recently learned to walk. She walks belly first, is bow-legged, and can go from sitting to standing without using her hands. I can't help but smile when I watch her stumbling around. Hubby likened her to a drunken sailor, lol!

I am sure everyone is tired of hearing about Harmony, so I will only say that I have four more houses to fill. I thought it was five but I forgot that I needed a house for the sim I am going to be playing. *DUR*

Unbound has been so quiet. I think everyone is off playing Gens. AH, I am getting Gens today!!!! Hubby relented and said I could get it before the trip instead of waiting until after. (He spoils me rotten.) Yay!

I won't get much time for it this weekend though. My sister just had a baby (a cutie-pie we are all calling Baby Jim) which requires a visit. And we are hosting a B-Day tomorrow. Shopping, planning, and cleaning today. Entertaining, cooking, and partying tomorrow. On Sunday, we have church and then we are attending another B-Day Party. So a busy, busy weekend.

My precious sims will have to hold on a while longer, lol.     

 

Wednesday, June 1, 2011

Every Other Day

Today was like every other day. Wake up to kiddos. Feed and clean up after said kids, get on computer. <--- Repeat for lunch. Repeat for snack. LOL, my life is controled by food and messes. AHHHH!

That was me doing the neurotic "freak out". I have a bunch of stuff happening at once. I am planning a small B-day party for Saturday, my friends daughter's bday party is Sunday, and we leave to go camping on the 9th. And let me tell you, getting four kids packed for a wekk of camping is no picnik!

I plan on getting BL2 in before I go and I should have time to do the next one when I get back. As far as AAM, I'll talk it out with Fel. I have to have my last mag article turned in before I go cuz the mag will be released before I get back.

On a side note: I re-filmed Lacey's story. I tied for 1st in the finale!!! This is a total spoiler but its so funny I had to share. The paparazzi are getting bad now that Lacey is famous!