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.

Saturday, October 17, 2009

Fun in the summer time?

June, Summer 2012, Viggo Kim is 14. Suni Ramaswami, Cameron Smith and Oliver Brooks are all 15. Lana Corbin is 16. Keegan Ottamas is 17, Sanjay Ramaswami is 58. Tazikati Smith is 52.

Keegan finds himself at Bowl Time. It the only bowling center in Riverdale, if you want to experience bowling else where, then you have to go downtown.

But he's not here to play he's here for a job. Which is something he really doesn't want to do, but his parents are making him work. He needs to learn the value of a simolian. What Sanjay Ramaswami is offering to pay him is criminal though.

With a few more negations and Keegran convincing Sanjay what a valuable person he would be working for him, and Sanjay offers him slightly higher in pay, Keegan gets the job.

While Keegan is getting use to his first job he brother Bart stops by with his girlfriend Vanya. He still thinks she's hot even after popping out two kids.

Bri finds it funny that Keegan has to waste his whole summer trap indoors working, and she lets him know this fact.

He closes his eyes for a minute to collect himself.

He is a fortune sim after all. So getting a leg up in the working world over the summer isn't so bad after all.


Suni and Oliver are working as well. Not a traditional job though, nothing that will earn them money. They are working on each other. Things are going good, but Suni is finding it really hard to concentrate on Oliver when all she can think about is how good of a kisser he is.

"You're art! I wanna paint you." She tells him one after noon. It'll give them something to do and to take their minds off of other things.

Oliver things Suni is hot with her paint supplies. He can't start art class at school, but watching Suni create pieces is something he could never tire of.

But he also worries. Worries about keeping Suni's trust in him. He fears that some way or another he'll do something that will shatter what faith she has placed in him. Not that he would deliberately do anything to jeopardize their relationship, he just fears that he will do something.

Soon she finished what she considers her best work of art. She hasn't painted anyone since the time she asked AJ. But this one of Oliver is ten times better.

Oliver thinks so too!


Cameron has found herself in a job this summer as well. No soccer camp for her, not that she was planning on going back anyway. But she had asked her parents for a new bedroom set. You know, since she's fifteen and all, she needed a more mature place to lay her head.

So her parents agreed, the only stipulation was that she worked off the amount of the new furniture at the bakery. Cameron only agreed because she thought they were joking. Well they weren't and now she was here with her mom about to open the store.

Cameron hopes that no one that she knows stops into the store, but of course someone does. It's that one boy... Orlando something. Out of all days he picks today to buy a cake or some candy. Cameron entertains the idea of running into the kitchen in the back to hide before he sees her.

But she's too slow. Her mom tells her to help him since she's busy with another customer. Cameron frowns, this was so unfair. She approaches the boy asking him what he would like. He's undecided which grates even further on Cameron's nerves.

"OMG! Hurry up and pick something already or I'll pick it for you!" She snaps.

Orlando only smiles before telling her he'll take a box of chocolates.

If her sales pitch is poorly lacking Cameron's cashiering skills aren't anything to write home about either. It's clear she sucks at both jobs and she knows it.

Orlando agrees.

And so does Nathan Novak.

Orlando is finally rung up and turns to leave when he spots that new girl, Lana Corbin. He likes her but is to shy to say anything.

Cameron heads over to him to tell him to leave when she notices Lana too. This day just goes from bad to worse, first Orlando and now Lana.

Now fat pregnant chicks are who Cameron expect to see at Sweets n' Treats not kids from school.

And the line just keeps getting longer and longer.

And Cameron still hasn't gotten the hang of the machine.

Dr. Snowden stops at the window debating if she should buy some chocolate.

In the end she decides against it.

Cameron even burns a berry pie she's made. She's going to hate working.

But seeing Viggo at the end of a very long day is all worth it.

So is making out in her new awesome bedroom.
Keegan got a job because I've decided that I will randomly pick teens to start working once they reach age 16. So in Keegan's case not only is he 17, but he wants some extra credits on his college application, so working a job will look extra nice.
He actually quite working at Bowl Time because he felt his wage was to low. Mind you Sanjay hired him at 55 an hr. And this was fair pay, but Keegan felt he was worth much more. So I had to tp him back on the lot where Sanjay was able to rehire him, for 110 an hr. ROFL
I then got the wage adjusted from Sim Wardrobe and adjusted his wage to 75 an hr. So now everyone is happy.
Suni and Oliver are so cute. They haven't tried to woohoo anymore. Which I'm surprised, but they do everything up to woohooing. LOL And they do it all on their own no help from me.
So to stop them from spending all day from making out I had Suni paint Oliver. She hasn't done this since AJ and I figured it was a bout time. Plus she and Oliver look as if they are in it for the long (what teens consider) haul for a while.
Cameron even though she is not 16 is now working at her mom's shop. I decided to remodel her bedroom, and I noticed how much it cost to do so. So I figured her parents being who they are would have her pay them back by working in the store.
Sweets n' Treats isn't doing as well as I had hoped, which also contributed to Cameron working there. But now that she's learned what to do she's having more fun at it.
On a side note. I noticed a few of my sim owned businesses aren't doing as well as I would like. So instead of only playing them when I play that sim's house I will play them maybe once or twice during my rotation. So they can actually start making money instead of losing it.