Monday, May 22, 2006

Marty and Kitty Do Downtown

Whew! If I thought last week, sucked, it didn't hold a candle to this past weekend. I can't begin to explain just how rotten it all was, so I won't bother trying. It's just amazing I have the energy to even do something fun like doing posts for this blog, but the show must go on (or so they say).

When last we checked in on the Wilsons and company, there was a big bash going on at the Wilson place. As with so many other parties, things were more or less over, but there were a bunch of folks just not taking the hint (and I've always been too nice to have my sims send them home). The family members decided to just try ignoring the guests and see if they'd leave. Meanwhile, Julie tried to explain to Katrina who the funny looking famous guy was who everyone had been making such a fuss over.

Image hosting by PhotobucketJulie: "Eh...that's just Drew Carrey. He used to be he just crashes parties for a living..."

As much fun as sticking around the house and ignoring people may have seemed like, not everyone was content to spend the rest of the evening doing just that. No, Marty had bigger plans for him and Kitty. He proposed that the couple call up a cab and sneak out of the crowded house for a little of the night life Downtown. That Marty...he thinks of everything...

Image hosting by PhotobucketKitty: "You mean actually leave the house? Oh,'re such a genius!"

And so, moments later, Marty and Kitty dropped what they were doing (which was absolutely nothing) and called up a cab. Well, geniuses that they are, Kitty missed the first one when it arrived, while Marty hopped aboard and was driven off, resulting in me still viewing the house with Marty off stuck in limbo somewhere. I managed to bring him back, and called another cab, this time making sure nobody was in the John when it arrived.

Image hosting by PhotobucketMarty: "Man, we need some lights out here! It's a good thing we glow in the dark!"

Marty instructed the cab to take them down to one of the beach front Downtown areas, and since it was late at night, this only made sense. It made even more sense that the first thing Marty did was head to the swim shop to buy himself some shorts. I've never seen Marty use the pool at the Wilson house, and all of the Wilsons hot tub nekkid, so I'm not quite sure where the logic there is...

Image hosting by PhotobucketMarty: "I don't these show too much calf? Kitty?"

Well, Marty had no one to offer him an opinion on his new trunks, as Kitty had gotten stopped outside the swim shop by an elderly lady demanding an autograph. Yes, that's Marty's cross to bear as a the husband of a famous person. I'm sure it's very difficult for him to have to sit around and watch Kitty have to sign autograph after autograph for rabid fans. He decided to go with his gut, and bought the shorts. Way to exercise your independence there, Marty!

Image hosting by PhotobucketKitty: "Thanks, but I wasn't in 'Titanic'..."

Marty decided to further exercise his ability to spend Kitty's money by heading off to the gift shop to see what sort of goodies he could buy. Despite the heavily stocked racks, the options were quite limited, and Marty had to choose between a teddy bear and a game called "The Sims". Well, since no self respecting 30 year old would be caught playing with a teddy bear, he opted for the computer game instead. Do self respecting 30 year olds play computer games like "The Sims?" Hey, what are you looking at me for? :-)

Image hosting by PhotobucketMarty: "It looks kind of lame, but I guess I'll take it..."

For those who are interested, Marty never did actually give "The Sims" away as a gift, rather, he opted to carry it around with him forever (his friend Kevin did the same thing after purchasing an iguana, then finding he had no place to put an aquarium for it). Despite having new shorts he could have broken in at the beach side pool, Marty decided to head on upstairs and check out what the bar was all about. Wow, an upstairs bar...what a totally new and novel concept! He'd never have found something like that back home!

Image hosting by PhotobucketMarty: "A shadowbox schooner? thanks!!"

Well in addition to having shadowbox ships (which Marty apparently hates), the bar was very blue. It had blue carpet, blue wallpaper, an aquarium with blue water, blue stools, blue tables, and a waitress with blue hair. I'm thinking whoever built this place has a thing for the color blue. In the spirit of his surroundings, Marty opted for the Blueberry Schnapps, and ordered Kitty a Blue Curacao, though he had absolutely no idea what that was at the time.

Image hosting by PhotobucketKitty: "So, what's so bad about shadowbox schooners?"

Well, admittedely, there were some advantages to hanging out in a bar downtown over spending (more) time in the one back home. First of all, everything is more fun when you don't have to sit around at home and do it. Second of all, there was no, "Hey, Marty...can you scrub the upstairs toilet while you're up there?" Most of all, when you order drinks at a bar, you don't have to do any of the strenuous mixing or drink carrying for yourself. No, that's what the bald bartender and blue haired waitress are for. Marty and Kitty enjoyed these new found freedoms, and chatted about this and that while nursing their blue drinks.

Image hosting by PhotobucketMarty: "Do you realize at this very moment someone could be robbing the house?"

When Marty and Kitty first arrived, the place didn't exactly seem to be hopping. However, when they were busy with their drinks and I got bored with watching them, I had a chance to wander, and noticed just how popular the place actually was. This was one of the first times I noticed random cars driving down the street. I kept waiting to see one stop and drop people off, but apparently cars are just used for driving by Downtown locations, not too them. The second thing I noticed was all the cool dudes standing around in the arcade...doing nothing, but trying to look cool doing it...

Image hosting by PhotobucketBobby: "No, I don't want to go get a cup of coffee. Can't you see I'm standing around trying to look cool?"

Well, as fun as sitting around in the bar might have been for Marty and Kitty, it eventually started to get a little boring. Marty tried to head out to the terrace for a little dancing, but Kitty apparently wasn't having any of it. No, she had only one thing on her mind, and that was heading off to the restroom (something that isn't usually helped much by the movement dancing involves). Well, she left the bar and went wandering for what seemed like an eternity looking for the bathroom, but apparently the game's path finding abilities were inadequete to locate the cleverly hidden outdoor toilets.

Image hosting by PhotobucketKitty: "They put the bar upstairs, and then hide the bathrooms somewhere downstairs...what chimpanzee built this place?"

Well, thanks to my guidance, Kitty did eventually find the restroom. By that time, both her and Marty had spent about as much time as they cared to at the beach front place, and they decided it was time to move on. Of course, there's much more to the story, and I'm pretty much out of time for now, so we'll have to resume in our next post (which I'm sure you won't want to miss). Stop by next time as we check up on not only Marty and Kitty, but a host of other familiar faces making the scene at the popular Downtown stops. Later!


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