Saturday, April 28, 2012

Round 3, Lot 3 - Caliente

All who live here - Dina, LTW - To Become Head of the SCIA, Nina, LTW - To Have 20 Simultaneous Loves, John Caliente - Grow Up, George Caliente - Grow Up

First Wishes:

DINA: Minnie gets a promotion, and teaching the cats various commands
NINA: Make friends with Douglas, Minnie gets a promotion, talk to somebody, get a logic skill point
JOHN: Play with Nerissa, make BF with Charles Broke, get a skill point, and reach cleaning level three
GEORGE: Infant.

Well the first thing that happened, John ran out the door to school, so any wishes for him will wait. Nina convinced Minnie and Andy to mate, so more kittens are on the way for the neighborhood, then she left for work as a Home Video Editor. Dina went to bed, her energy was bottomed out.

Nina arrived home from work when I wasn't looking, I was working with John to get some wishes out of the way for him, when a notice pops up. Apparently Nina answered the phone. It was an invitation to go out on a date. Well, bein' that she is a Romance Sim, she immediately agreed, even though she was dog tired from work. She had dated this guy last round.

When she had public woo-hoo with him, (remember the wish to woo-hoo is never ignored in Pleasantview) she spun up engagement. What the heck? First Don Lothario, and now Nina. Good grief! What is happening to all the Romance Sims?? Soooo alrighty then! She will get engaged. But it will probably not carry through to marriage. Erm. Look at all those marriage fears she has!

So the deed is done, Nina is engaged to what's his name....Nery Hutchins. She immediately influences the Count to bite Abhijeet Deppiesse's neck, just because. I am ready for vampiric activity in this hood. And I don't like Abhijeet.

Mr. Big and The Diva also fall in crush, all on their own. I thought it was cute.

John fulfills wishes by getting a new womrat and playing with him.

John's half brother George grows up to toddler...George's daddy is Daniel Pleasant. Looks like he's got his mom's pretty green eyes.

A-HAH! Minnie the workin' mom cat gives birth to three more kittens...Tad, Doris, and Jean. :) Nina calls animal control and has them carted off right away.

On Wednesday, Nina and Don's son John grows up. Just what this neighborhood needs, another Fortune Sim! His LTW - To Become A Prestdigitator. Erm. At least it isn't Own 5 Top Businesses. *relief* But oh my goodness, what a handsome boy! *fans self* He wanted cleaning skills upon grow up, and to teach Minnie a command. Plus, he wants private school! I am not surprised by that.

On Friday, George grew up. Isn't he a cutie pie? His first wishes were to make friends with Dina, get 7th logic skill, make BFF with his mom, and scold Minnie. When I saw "scold Minnie", I thought, what the heck??? Hummmmm..then when it came time for everybody to sleep, the expensive sleigh bed upstairs was a pile of rubble. Bad Minnie!

Nina! What were you doing while Minnie was destroying the bed? The ONE AND ONLY DOUBLE BED in the house? Erm? Whut? Surely not gardening....OOoohhh okay I understand. There are four people crammed into the tiny Caliente home, and only the double bed and the single bed. Ahem. Well, since I played the Asylum Challenge where everything is in shortage, I figured out how to play a house with shortages everywhere. There is always somebody up all night since sleeping space is a premium. Heh. It was YOUR night to stay up, huh Nina???

On Friday George and John play water balloon together to fulfill a wish for George, and to bring up John's fun before the headmaster paid his visit. The score was 95....with zero points in the schmooze department. BJ Ryan didn't wanna hear anything anybody had to say. Sparkling salmon was served, thanks to the natural ingredients put in the fridge due to Dina's gardening efforts. BJ LOVED that, he gave it 45 points. Naturally once the boys got into private school, John rolled 'go to college' and hasn't lost it. He will be going.

I love this scene of Nina having breakfast with her boys on Saturday morning before an excursion to the park. George had a wish to go fishing. Dina has been difficult with her wishes. Due to prior wishes of getting Minnie and Andy jobs, they were never around for her to fulfill teaching them commands. And, it seems she wanted them to learn things that had nothing to do with their jobs. Grrrr! So my only other alternative was to grab her wishes when she hit a streak of wanting to buy things, then selling them the next day. Oy! It was apparent that she wasn't going to look for a man.

Dina occasionally threw wishes to skill, when it came to promoting for her job. I grabbed them when they came up. Here, both George and Dina want a logic point. My intention with this hood was to use the String Me method for job promotions, but that is pretty tuff to do when the Fortune or Knowledge Sim wants to skill, skill, skill and it will fulfill wishes to get them!

Nina's LTW is to have 20 loves. So she has spent quite a bit of time making friends from the wishing well. Here she happens to get all girls. Erm. Eventually, she will fall in love with 20 Sims. She is about halfway there now.

While making friends with these Sims, the 'network' interaction came up. I love to see this. Usually it means my Sim will bet getting a promotion, or getting something uber expensive to have as a sample. yay! This particular network notification will help move Nina toward TOC, which is points for the Prosperity Challenge.

John has a wish to see Andy get promoted. Well buster, it will be your responsibility to teach him the needed skills then!

Late Saturday afternoon, Nina rolled a wish to woohoo with 10 Sims. This doesn't usually roll unless the Sim is darn close to the goal. So she went downtown to get a woohoo from this young man, Daryl Chan, at the Spa. Let's hope Risky doesn't see fit to make her pregnant, as she consistently shows a fear of it. She goes home.

At this point, my laptop loses connection with the router. GRRRRRrrrr....and I can't update this blog whilst I play. So I go off to figure it out. Windows 7 can't fix it...but anyhow, I forget to pause the game. Hrumph. when I finally get the connection going again, it is a real time hour later, and late Sunday afternoon in the game. And the game is paused because Minnie and Andy's kittens were born, and the game is waiting for a response from me to name them.

So here they are. :) Named after some of my favorite old time movie actors/actresses. (Walter Pigeon, Ginger Rogers, and Eve Arden) lol Nina picks up the phone and has them shipped off to the pound.

And here is where we leave the Caliente household for this round. Dina working in her garden.


Dina: Seemed to fall off the map this round. Since she broke things off with Don, she seemed really one dimensional. Buy things, skill for job, wish for the pets to get promoted. Hum...I think I will have to find a way to spice things up for her next round. Ends the round with - Max hobby enthusiasm in Nature, max cleaning skill, get a juicer, and Andy gets promoted.

Nina: Was tons of fun as usual. Lots of dating, woohooing and making friends. Really doesn't give a whit about her job, but is currently showing a wish to TOC in Slacker field. She will get it, because her friend promised it to her. Ends the round with - TOC in Slacker field, make BFF with Lainey and Robin, and woohoo 20 Sims.

John: Not so much wishing to buy things in the Fortune Sim way, but did spin up wishes to make money, for the pets to promote, and skill. Threw a couple of wishes to do things with his little brother George. Ends the round with Make BFF with Dina, Minnie and Andy get promoted, and buy an MP3 player.

George: Wanted logic skills, to go fishing, and interactions with Minnie and Andy. Ends the round with - Get an A, give love to Minnie, give love to Natalie (kitten from last round) and play computer game.

All in all, a fun round~!


  1. Wow, great round, lots going on. Abhijeet the vamp eh? Good stuff! John is very cute as is George. It's all going well!

  2. It is interesting to see what comes up, and it does away with always wondering what to do with some sims. Gotta try this.

    1. That's what I figure. Esp. the elders we just tend to plant in front of the painting easel or something. Nice to see what they actually want!

  3. Very fun round. That John is very very handsome. I'm George probably will be too.

  4. Another pet named Doris! I noticed you had one in another house too, since our RL rabbit is named Doris :)

    1. Ha! I tend to name the pets after actors/actresses that are on the TV at the time while I am playing. Makes it easier for me, and I really don't care what the animals are named. In Prosperity Falls, I had a major character named Doris. LOL