This week started normal enough. The holiday weekend had me playing catchup a day late, with all the appointments leftover from the week before. I typically like to try and schedule all of my annual checkups and maintenance, mechanical and health wise, the same week so I can get them out of the way. Oil changes, termite inspections, blood draws, dental cleanings- everything NOT fun, all crammed into one week. So, when Tuesday rolled around, harkening the official launch of the latest PC game installment in the Sims game series, #TheSIMS4, I was ready to get my Simlish on in an alternate reality of my own design.
By 2 o'clock, standard SIMS time, I was past create-a-character and moving into my new flat with Build Mode. I had a few options to purchase ready-furnished homes, or even pre-made rooms, but decided to meticulously sort through the thousands of in game options and place my basics one-by-one. I was engrossed on the beautiful visuals of the game's new sorting system, and found it easier than ever to narrow down my item of choice with interactive mini-menus. The interface was colorful, intuitive, and easier than ever. And down the rabbit hole I went...
When I awoke I was on a couch watching a British period drama that reminded me very much of Downton Abbey; I wondered, did Simlish have regional accents? At five o'clock an alarm informed me that it was time to head into work as the International Crime Syndicate, an old lady scuffed my shoes, and I decided to let it slide as I created a diversion in the back alley of an Italian restaurant. By the time I arrived home with my measly $54 Simoleons, 8 hours later, I needed a bubble bath to calm my inner child. I giggled relentlessly as I splashed water on the blue tile floor, and resolved I would not clean it. I fell asleep and slept until 10 AM, then gave myself a pep talk in the mirror, downed some pancakes, and headed into the local bar to shoot the breeze with some otherwise strangers.
What Daughter Says: I don't mind turning into my SIM, after as it turns out, she has a nicer butt.
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