Thursday, December 31, 2009

He Bangs

November, Fall 2012, Robert Kim and Cynthia are both 57, and Viggo is 14. (Cameron Smith is 15.)

Narrated by Viggo

I think my mom worries about me. I'm getting older which means she's getting older... as well as my dad. And I think she worries that if something happens to them who will take care of me. She's been hinting that she wants me to further my education, she wants me to go to college.

New home for the Gazette

The Riverdale Gazette will now be updated on it's onw new blog. :)

A Moment Like This

October, Fall 2012, Emma King - Menon is 37, Waylon is 36, and Lars is 4.

Life has been wonderful for Emma, Lars, and Waylon. Their little family just keeps getting better and better. Emma looks forward to getting home from work, because she's greeted by her son with a huge bear hug. She wouldn't trade this for all the gold in the world.

Tuesday, December 29, 2009

For Whom the Bell Tolls

September, Fall 2012, Trant Traveller is 50, Trisha is 48, Sofia is 7. Tina Traveller is 24.
(I might be off by a year or two with Trant and Trisha. I forgot to write down their ages and I thought I had it noted in my notes before hand.)

Trant sits and stares at the plant on the dinning room table.

He looks long and hard at it. Contemplating it's existence. He's existence. Every one's existence. Life is so short. So fleeting. One moment you are here and then next, you're not.

Edward Christian's death is still fresh in his mind, and Trant just can't shake the over whelming feeling that it has caused him. He and Eddie were friends, and the man's sudden death and just how short life actually is has sent Trant into a depression of sorts.

Which causes Trisha all sorts of headaches. Now her focus has turned from her eldest child, Tina, to her husband. This depression has her so very worried. Trant was never the one to let anything slow him down. But losing a close friend has crawled up under his skin and it refuses to let go. She finished making the bed and heads off to find her husband.

Sunday evening finally comes around and Trisha is busy preparing dinner, wanting to get everything done before Tina arrives.

But she's early, wanting to check in on her dad. To spend some time with him, to pull him out of this slump.

"Dad, you really don't look to hot. Why not try something new? Do something that you've always wanted to do."

"I'm find, you should worry about me." He tells her. They both sand out on the porch for long moments before heading inside.

"Life is like one long picture show. Once your reel is up then it's time for your final curtain call."

Trisha's face turns grim. "What have I told you about talking like this around Sofia?"

Trant hardly pays her any ind as he continues to discuss just how short life truly is.

Sofia hates when he parents fight. They never used to fight, but the auguring started a few months back and it's seems to be getting worse by the day. Suddenly she doesn't feel so hungry anymore.

Tina is glad that she has her own home to head back to, she can no longer stomach the bickering either.

She hugs her dad good bye and kisses her mom on the check, thanking her for dinner. She promised that she'll be back next Sunday, because it's tradition, and then leaves.

Trisha cleans up the dinner plates her eyes traveling to Trant. He's in his normal spot after dinner, the dinning room window. He stands there staring. Most of the time it's at nothing. Sometimes it will be a few kids playing between the houses on their block. She returns to cleaning up. She wishes he would go see someone, maybe even get on some medication, but he refuses.

And there he stands. He'll be here for a few hours. Nothing is out here to hold his attention, it's just strangely comforting to him.

When Trant isn't gazing out the dinning room window he's poking around in the fire place. The dancing of the flames mesmerizes him.

Trisha manages to grab his attention long enough to start a conversation. "I'm worried about you, honey. I really think you should look into seeing someone about your depression."

Trant shrugs. He doesn't want to be bothered with going to the doctor's to discuss his feelings, and he doesn't want to be doped up on drugs either.

So he goes on with life, dragging himself out of bed in the wee hours of the morning to head off to work. Sometimes he wonders what his family would do if he never returned from work. What if he slipped and drowned in the water? What if his oxygen tank stopped working? So many things could happen out in the ocean and just like that he would no longer exist.

Trisha has been so focused on her husband that this months bills slipped her mind and the repo man showed up to collect.

And when Trant gets home he has even more bad news; he's been demoted. His boss told him he's losing his focus, which is true. He doesn't fight the demotion, he only accepts it. Why fight? It wastes too much energy.

He stands in the door way connecting the garage to the house, staring at Trisha. Trant wonders what he's done to deserve a woman like her?

He knows that he's being unruly, but he just can't bring himself to care. This who being consumed with death is starting to get old. It's effecting his home life, his career, his children. But the change he needs to make is just out of reach.

He does try to spend more time with Sofia though. Which makes the little girl very happy.

He takes her to the newly built park up the street from their house. She finds an abandoned kit and quickly picks it up. She runs around with if following behind her for a while before an evening breeze sweeps it up into the air.

Trant isn't sure if it was watching his young daughter play and enjoy life instead of sitting around and counting down the days until life is over, but he finds himself actually in the mood again. Trisha isn't objecting since it's been a long time since he's shown any interest. They quickly put Sofia to bed before retiring for the night themselves.

Title is from Metallica's For Whom the Bell Tolls. I don't think the song really goes with the post but I liked the title anyway. ;)
So Trant got the depressed ROS. He hasn't fully snapped out of his little depression but he is getting better. I think he knew he was supposed to be depressed. I have Free Will on and he actually did just stand there gazing out the window for the longest time. I had to finally direct him to do something else or he might have stayed there until bed time.

Monday, December 28, 2009

Those College Days Fall 2012

Fall semester. Mary Snowden, Marchon Cunningham, Ye T'ang, Harvis MacAstril, Nora Reed, Lilly Sanchez, Danny Ottamas, and AJ Christian are 19. Richard Smith is 20.

The new school year starts off without any fan fair. Everyone falls into their class schedules pretty quickly. Marchon misses their own cook in the Freshman dorm. He could cook, this new cook burns everything, even eggs!

Sunday, December 20, 2009

Small update

Sorry I haven't gotten the next update out. I've just been swamped with house work, the kids, my husband has been sick, and then that recent scare with my game. But I am working on it.

Just, my husband has been sick, like really sick for the past 2.5 weeks. I knew something wasn't right, I mean almost 13 years of marriage you kinda learn when something isn't right with that person. I kinda guessed he had diabetes, since he was presenting those symptoms, and of course, being a man he wouldn't listen to me. LOL

Well Friday it reach the boiling point. He's gotten so small, lost 20lbs. or more, and he was moving like a zombie, he wasn't responding to me when I spoke to him. So after dropping the kids off at school and cleaning up a little I decided that enough was enough and I told him that we were going to the ER. But he was so weak by this point (11:30 am) that he couldn't even walk, couldn't get up off the couch. So I called 911.

The paramedics came took his blood pressure, it was extremely low. I told them that he might be diabetic (he has it on both sides of his family) and they took his glucose. It was so high that the machine couldn't read it.

So basically to make a looooong story short, they've gotten everything under control. He's much better now, still in the hospital though. Hopefully he'll be home either tomorrow or Tuesday. They were talking about today, but they want to get his levels as low as possible.

But through all of this I have been trying to get this update finished with. It's driving me crazy. So just a bit longer guys and I'll have something posted for you all to read! :)

Tuesday, December 15, 2009

Tears of sarrow

OMG! I can't get my game to launch. It won't load at all. The little box comes up that lets you know all the eps and stuff packs you have, then I a small CD spinning like its going to load, but then nothing. I have no idea why it won't load.

I haven't played since last Sunday, I exited the game, it didn't crash. I played fine. The only thing I can think of is that I installed some new hairs and a few blankets but thats all. I've reboated, cleaned off those files in the sims 2 folder and nothing.

I'm ready to cry. I don't understand this. *SOBS*

Tuesday, November 24, 2009

Welcome to the jungle

September, Fall 2012, for all the names of the students click here.

It's as if school has never let out for the students of Riverdale Jr. - Sr. high. They quickly pick up where they all left off after the welcome back orientation given by Principal T'ang.

Monday, November 23, 2009

School Dayz

September, Fall 2012. For a complete list of students click here. Side note, I forgot two pre-k kids. So they have been added to the list.

The first day of school starts with it usual fan fair, except for one new addition, then pre k children. They are sharing the Kindergarten class room making the room fuller than it's ever been.

Tony is glad that he has his mom with his as his teacher. Anya looks on as her son tries to make a new friend.

Monday, November 16, 2009

It's the most wonderful time of the year 2012/2013

It's that time again where all parents rejoice and all children start to cringe. Yes, it's SCHOOL time! Which is the most wonderful time of the year... for parents!

We start off with one minor change. Riverdale has decided to add a pre-k class to the elementary school. So children who turn four (4) before September will be allowed to enter Riverdale Elementary to start their scholastic career.

Riverdale Elementary Students
2012 - 2013 School Year
Pre K (age 4) Cicero Burrego, Tony Kent, Shaw Novak, Lola Picaso, Geeta Ramaswami
Kindergarten (age 5) Angel and Connor Chirstian
First Grade (age 6) Kira Kim
Second Grade (age 7) Beth and Nick McPhee, Sofia Traveller
Third Grade (age 8) Fyodor Burrego, Aaron and Adrian Chew, Gavin Snowden, Ruling and Ruolan T'ang
Fourth Grade (age 9) Breda and Dallas Johnson, Amanda Ottamas
Fifth Grade (age 10) Tylor Patrelli, Rose Picaso
Sixth Grade (age 11) Kobi Corbin, Anan Reed
Riverdale Junior and Senior High Students
2012 - 2013 School Year
Seventh Grade (age 12)
Eighth Grade (age 13) Bri Burrego
Ninth Grade (age 14) Edward Christian, Jr., Viggo Kim, Ginger Newson, Brooke Sanchez
Tenth Grade (age 15) Marcus and Oliver Brooks, Sarah Corbin, Suni Ramaswami, Cameron Smith
Eleventh Grade (age 16) Orlando Bertino*, Lana Corbin, Brittny Parker*, Randy London*
Twelfth Grade (age 17) Ricky Cornier*, Chole Gonzana*, Sophie Miquel*, Keegan Ottamas
* means townie teens added to fill out single student grades.
UoR Students
2012 - 2013 School Year
Freshmen (age 18)
Sophomore (age 19) AJ Christian, Marchon Cunningham, Harvis MacAstral, Danny Ottamas, Nora Reed, Lilly Sanchez, Mary Snowden, Ye T'ang
Junior (age 20) Richard Smith
Senior ( age 21)

Happy Birthday

Summer Birthdays 2012

First up is little Alon Sanchez. He is the third addition to Fatima and Mansur's family, but he also holds the honor of being their first son. And his older cousin Donte.

Little Aspen Cotton was an unexpected bundle of joy for her parents Amos and Nita Cotton. But they are thrilled to have her added to their happy home!

Cicero Burrego has just turned four. He's excited because this year he gets to start school. He'll be attending Riverdale Elementary School with his older brother Fyodor.

Geeta Ramaswami is also four this summer and like Cicero she's excited about started preschool!

And last but not least is Tony Kent. He's four too! But he is not ready to start school. He's a bit shy like his mom, so meeting new people is something that is low on his "to do" list.
Happy birthday guys!
This is more of a note for me but I'm letting you guys know too. I will post each seasons birthdays at the end of each seasonal play. So you'll know that things are coming to a close when you see these posted!

Sunday, November 15, 2009

Sweet touch of love

August, Summer 2012, Cameron Smith is 15 and Viggo Kim is 14.


Two weeks. Two whole weeks Viggo has been away at soccer camp. But he's back now and with Cameron. She's glad! She's missed him a lot. And after much complaining and gripping about still working at the family bakery Cameron is on the end of one of the best massages she has ever received. It could be due to that fact that Viggo seems to finally be growing into his teenage body.

Love like this

August, Summer 2012, Mary Snowden and Marchon Cunningham are both 19. (Sorry, I got long winded in the update. You'll see.)
mini-update. Soundtrack: Natasha Bedingfield - Soulmate
She's glad. She's sad. She's angry. She's depressed. There are so many emotions running through Mary that she can't stand it. One minute she's crying, the next she laughing. She's been up and she's been low. She just hasn't been right since the break up.

Saturday, November 14, 2009


July, Summer 2012, Brad Patrelli and Bell Burrago are both 24.


Bell still finds her self dreaming and thinking about Newton. He was her first love and when he died she though she would be lost for a long time.

Friday, November 13, 2009

Novak Summer Vacation

July, Summer 2012, Mathew Novak is 64, Nanat is 66, Vanya is 20, Shaw is 4, and Nadya is 44.

not so mini mini-update.

Nanat and Mathew made good on their promise to their grandson Shaw. He's so excited!

Shaw can't believe he's actually in Florida and will be going to Disneyland soon! What a way to spend a summer.

He tells his mom this over breakfast in their hotel room. He also tells her how much he misses her cooking and asks her why can't she work in the hotel's kitchen.

Monday, November 2, 2009

Sorry for the delays

So, yeah, sorry for the delays. But there are two reasons for the lack of posts. And really they are good ones. *Simmington Hills stop looking at me like that :P* LOL

The first one is I play this awesome game online called Piratesonline. I get to be a pirate and help Jack Sparrow and his motley crew save the Pearl as well as run around and KILL stuff. It's very fun and relieves tons of stress.

I have been a member for over a year and this year the finally introduced the main enemy Jolly Roger. He's been part of the game but was never in it... until now. There are timed invasions and they started at the beginning of the month. You get to kill him and his undead hoards.

So this is what has been eating up ALL my time outside of cooking, cleaning, homework, and dinner.

My pirate Marge Crestmonk reviving another pirate who has been knocked out.

My pirate hanging out with my guild and making fun of one of the NPC British Navy.

My pirate fighting Jolly and his hoard! I have super voodoo staff!

My pirate handing out at Padres! She's fierce!

My pirate kicking butt on Davy Jone's crew. Much rep points!
And my kids have been sick for the past week, well I finally got it. It's either a cold or just the regular flu. So I'm not up to posting right now. But I just wanted you all to know why I haven't been posting. Killing Jolly is very addictive!

Thursday, October 22, 2009

Higher Learning

July, Summer 2012, Cameron Smith is 15, S'Ahmisa Warwick and Verde Herendez are 17, Marchon Cunningham is 19.

Marchon has been feverishly working and studying his butt off to finish he semester before school starts. He wants to make the summer deadline so that he can pass to his Sophomore year. He though he would be alone in the dorm but to his surprise he's been join by Evi Boone and a few other students who also have to gain summer credits.

They've become quit close these past few weeks. And Marchon is still broken up over Mary. He states this every moment that he gets. The dorm cook is tired of hearing about but some college girl let some college guy do to her. It happens every day, get over it!

Wednesday, October 21, 2009

We all fall down

July, Summer 2012, Edward Christian Sr. is 58, Joy is 34, Edward Jr. is 14, and Angel and Connor are 5. Last update: A looong time ago! (Brooke Sanchez is 14)

Joy is busy cleaning. She needs to get those last minute things cleaned, packed, and put away before the shuttle arrives. Summer break brings summer vacations. And the Christians are about to go on one. Joy yells for everyone to finish up what they are doing and to get ready.

But it's like talking to a brick wall. Edward is out in the garden tending to his peppers. Making sure they will last the week that they will all be gone.

He shakes his head. He's really messed up with regards to Davon and AJ. He was supposed to go on a spring fishing trip with them last spring, but at the last minute he canceled. It wasn't as if he wanted to, the restaurant needed him, Joy needed him, the twins needed him. He figured AJ and Davon would understand, they were grown now.

He's new family comes first. But they didn't and still don't understand. Davon will speak with him but AJ refuses to say a word to Eddie. But he vows that once they return home from this vacation he's going to make things right between his two oldest.

Edward Jr. is in his room saying good bye to Brooke. If it were up to him he wouldn't even be going on this silly vacation. He would much rather spend his time with his girl, not ruffing it in the mountains. Plus, in a few weeks he'll be leaving for soccer camp, which again, will take him away from Brooke and her sweet kisses.

Connor and Angel are just plan excited about the vacation. This is their first time leaving Riverdale and they can't wait. Too bad they won't get dressed and finish packing.

Connor finally decides that he better get packing whereas Angel asks Eddie to play football with him.

After five minutes Joy comes running outside chastising the both of them. She takes the football and give a slight whack on Angel's behind. "Get in there and get dressed. And make sure you pack enough clean underwear." She says.

Angel rubs at his bum and marches into the house. "You better be packed too, mister."

Eddie holds up his hands in self defense. "Yup. Just waiting to leave."

Eddie sits and things about all the kisses he's not going to get from Brooke for one whole week. Family vacations suck!

The shuttle comes and takes them to the airport, and after a two hour flight they arrive at Three Lakes. Both Eddie Sr. and Joy settle on camping in nature. The boys wanted a hotel room, but camping would build character. So tents it was. Their welcome to the beautiful camp site was a fight with two locals. Joy snatched up the boys and ushered them to their tents.

Eddie is bored out of his mind. One can only fish so many times a day. And the axe throwing is only fun for five minutes. At least at Camp Kick It he has is soccer ball to fill his time, and his buddy Viggo Kim. But here, he has nothing, no cell phone (since his parents won't buy him one) to call Brooke, no television, not even a good book. He could kick himself for not bringing one like he had planed. He glances over at his brother, Connor screaming and laughs. Maybe he could entertain him.

Connor runs past his older brother screaming for their mother. He really wants to collect as many Three Lake bugs as possible but getting attacked by bees were not in his plans.

The days passed for the family and Eddie's boredom soon gave way. They explored many places that Mrs. Kim hadn't taken them to at camp, and Eddie was amazed. One the final day they decided to relax and stay at camp. Eddie Sr. wanted to try his hand and bug collecting as well but was pretty bad at it. All he caught was mountain air. This amuses Eddie Jr.

The last night the temperature dips into the mid 50's, and Joy is glad she made everyone bring an extra sleeping bag. But Eddie clearly had another way to keep warm on his mind.

The first thing Eddie does when they return home is call over Brooke. He tells her what a good time he had, and how surprised he was that he actually enjoyed himself.

Brooke is glad and now wants a family vacation of her own!

The night before he leaves for Camp Kick It Eddie tells one of his dad's teen employees about how great came it. That she should look into going next year, because once she's in her final year of high school she can no longer participate.

She thinks Camp Kick It sounds great and wants to tell her parents about it when she gets home.

Over dinner Joy tells Angel some exciting news. She's pregnant and he and Connor will become big brothers!

He's excited about the baby. He can't wait to see it. Maybe he'll get a baby sister. That would be cool! He already has two brothers. So, yes, a sister would be nice.

He tells Joy how he'll have three best friends once the baby is born. She's glad that the kids are as excited about the new addition as she and Eddie are!

After dinner is done and the dishes are all washed Eddie and Joy take a few moments to lay out under the stars. This a clear cloudless summer night and if one knows where to look they can find the Big Dipper. Which is what Eddie points out to Joy. She giggles, remembering that this was one of the reasons she fell so hopelessly in love with him all those years ago.

Joy can hardly keep her eyes open and heads off to bed. Eddie decides to tend to his garden before turning in, just to make sure that his veggies are okay and to tell them good night.

Everything happens so quickly, first there is a tightening in Edward's chest, knocking the wind out of him. Though he is standing right below his bedroom window he is unable to call out for help. Then this indescribably pain grips his cheats, he clutches at it in vein, trying to wheeze the word "help."

Soon it's over and Eddie drops dead in his garden. His last thoughts are that of his oldest sons and how he wasn't able to make things right between them, and who would look after Joy and the kids now that he's gone? Then, everything goes black.

Joy wakes up to Eddie Jr. screaming. She jumps up swiping away the sleep cobwebs in her head, and runs towards her son. He's outside standing before his father's limp form.

Joy races to him and realizes that he is gone, he's cool to the touch. But she still calls for her son to call 311 and she starts CPR. Everything moves in a blur after that.

Once they take her husband's body away Joy wanders into the bedroom, locking the door behind her and breaks. Everything she knows is not gone. What is she going to do?


Poor Joy. After Edward died she went straight into the red and ended up losing the baby. I was so tempted to exit without saving cause I wanted to know if she was going to have a boy or a girl, but in the end I left it alone. Eddie was her life I have no idea what she's going to do without him

On a lighter note I've finally seen Big Foot. Eddie Jr. found the secret location and he and Connor were the only ones not to roll the Big Foot fear want. So I let them go meet him before their vacation was over.

notes from GB: Sadly, Edward rolled the ROS death by illness. So I wrote it up as if he had a sudden heart attack. I was sad to see hm go. *sniff* Even with all his short coming he was a good father to his later three kids, and he was actually a good father with Davon, this is why their relationship is so high. He and Jamie divorced before AJ was born and he never made much time to be with him.

Him patching things up with them was my fault. I forgot to have him invite them over to work things out and I remembered after I killed him off. Silly me, but like in RL that happens some times.

Eddie is really taking his dad's death hard like his mom. I feel bad for Connor and Angel because right now they have to fend for themselves. Thank goodness for leftovers.

Oh, and if you see a change in Joy's age that's me again. I never wrote down how old she was. I know she's much younger than Edward but I need to make note of it.