Thursday, February 23, 2006

A Day at the Park

You'd be surprised how much material I gathered just in that first day of playing The Sims after adding all those new expansions. Actually, you probably wouldn't be. It only took a few hours, but saw and captured a lot of cool stuff in the process, so I'm set post-wise for a while.

Actually, I've been trying to let myself have just a little bit more fun with the game. Sometimes, trying to capture everything amusing or noteworthy that happens can get a little tedious, but I never know when the next great storyline will begin, so I have to be prepared. It's fun from time to time though to just ignore the camera completely and let things happen, otherwise this blog would take a lot of the fun out of it all.

Anyway, last time, we met the amazing (or not so amazing) Mr Scruffers, Peter's new fuzzy little friend (we mean a cat, not a fellow sim). There's not much more to say about that thread here...if you didn't read it yet, well, what are you doing here? Anyway, the family was getting ready to head off elsewhere, since there was still much of Old Town (aka almost all of it) that they hadn't seen yet. Let's see how they're doing.

Image hosting by PhotobucketThe Millers chat about this and that while Mr Scruffers plays in the street. Good thinking, since they just called a bus to come pick them up. Way to watch after your pet, Pete!

After a short trolley ride, the next stop was a nearby park. It kind of looks like it's seen better days...either the groundskeeper died and nobody noticed, or too many visiting pets have taken their toll on the turf. Whatever the case, it's not a very pretty sight. The gang quickly went their separate ways, in search of greener pastures.

Image hosting by PhotobucketGuy in Blue Suit: "You wouldn't by any chance happen to have a watering can on you, would you?"

Stu decided this would be a great time to spend a little time with Keri, since the two have hardly seen each other since they wed in the first couple posts on this site. they picked a nice not so secluded bench where they could plop down, relax, and enjoy a pleasant little chat.

Image hosting by PhotobucketStu: "I don't know...I think it's a dolphin? You think it's a whale? I still think it's supposed to be a dolphin."

Mr Scruffers was by far the most adventurous of the group. He located a kitty slide, which is something I've never seen or heard of before, and decided to give it a whirl. And so he did, again, and again, and again. Careful there, little fella, or you might lose your kitty treats, if you know what I mean! (and I think he does!).

Image hosting by PhotobucketMr Scruffers: "Meow!" (translation: "I'm the king of the world!")

Keri just couldn't resist Scruffers and his adorable antics...soon, the pair were playing around, and Keri had him rolling around in the dirt and grass while she tickled his belly. That's all good and fine, though I'm not sure that's the best way to prepare a cat for being introduced into your home for the first time...unless you don't mind a few bugs riding along on them. Looks like Peter should have invested in a bath table among other things.

Image hosting by PhotobucketKeri: "Who do I love so much I want to drop kick?"

I guess Stu just couldn't stand the competition, and quickly snatched his wife back from the loveable Mr Scruffers. It was then that he discovered that the rules of the universe had somehow been altered, and he was able to cuddle up with her on the bench and some other stuff that was previously unheard of. Yes, the world is indeed a strange and wondrous place!

Image hosting by PhotobucketStu: "I've lost women to other guys before, but there's no way I'm losing one to a cat!"

Peter took a stab at training Mr Scruffers a little bit while there was nothing much else to do. Seeing as how he's never owned a cat, and has no knowledge of animals, it was a daunting task, but he managed to make a little progress (at least I think so). He spent some time trying to teach Mr Scruffers how to dance, but since he had two left paws, progress was slow.

Image hosting by PhotobucketPeter: "That's it...better! Now let's try the Cha Cha!"

All good things must come to an end, and everyone was starting to get a little tired of the park, and just a tad homesick. And so, the shuttle came and took everyone back to their mundane lives back home, with the addition of Mr Scruffers, of course, who immediately began marking his territory in the house. Peter didn't seem concerned about this in the least, though, probably because it was Stu's house anyway. He was too busy launching fireworks with Bobby out in the front yard.

Image hosting by PhotobucketBobby: "I reckon we could send a monkey up in that thing!"

And so, our little visit to Old Town comes to an end, destined to be the first of many (though hopefully they won't be the topic of endless posts). Thank goodness for a break from Studio Town and all those snobs and weird clothes. Any place you can visit and bring home animals is alright with me. Be sure to drop in next time as the Millers test their party-throwing skills and mix it up with some of their new Old Town neighbors! It's sure to be a hoot (though maybe not for them, but I'm sure we'll get some laughs!).


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