Saturday, August 28, 2010
No time to mourn in the Abernathy house.. it's birthday time... Again! The teen years of Endora and Agatha were pretty uneventful. School, skilling..... school. As we get back to things we find that Endora has won the title of heir ... and Agatha will be leaving the house as soon as she is old enough. Happy Birthday to our new heir!! ... and we also add a trait.. Family Oriented!
Nettie - Yowzah girly!!
Endora - Gross mom.. shush up... although I am kind of hot ...
Agatha arrived home just in time to have her birthday.. right after Theo gave her a stern talking to about constantly being caught out after curfew... she pretty much packed a bag that night and headed off for the bright lights and fast life that is Sunset Valley.
Endora pretty much continued with life as usual.. TV ... though the Gnome's interest in the cooking channel freaked her out a bit. She realized she really didn't have many friends and decided to get together with some of her school chums and see if sparks ... well ... sparked!
She called up Allen Berrios, he was such a cutie in school ... but when he showed up he wasn't quite how she remembered him.. the two realized that they were actually complete opposites and he spent about 30 mins at Endora's house before running away whining that he hates water and had to be at work anyway. What a loser.
But that didn't bother Endora much.. she went out and got herself a more grown up make up over... ok maybe not more grown up...but she still looked GOOD! She also realized that there were guys all over town.. just wandering around... sadly most seemed to have white hair. She did spot one cutie though and headed off in his direction....
Endora - Hey there hotness ... what's your name?
Brady Egan - Uhhhh, names Brady lady...
Endora - Lady? yeah .. umm hey do you like Nectar? I've been studying Nectar Making ... planning my first trip to France soon...
Bobbie Egan - Uhhh, excuse me miss but my son is only just in high school!!
Endora - Oh.. uhh, yeah.. that's right ... but I just aged up myself.
Bobbie Egan - I don't care, you are still an adult, pushing the evils of Nectar on my son so get lost!
Endora wasn't sure what she had done wrong, but she decided to hit the local bar.. that's where grown ups met other grown ups right? Unfortunately there was literally not ONE single sim in the bar that day.
Back at home Nettie tries to encourage Endora,... maybe she needs to get away to meet a guy? After all she met her true love in France.
That night Endora dreamed of hot muscled French men...and grapes....
The next evening she packed up her bags and headed for the airport... France here I come!!
Endora had never been to the families French Vacation home, it was dreamy and had all the luxuries of home! She wasn't sure she ever wanted to leave.
But as fun and beautiful as France was Endora had a job to do.. she was here to really get down an dirty with her Nectar Making training. And that's just what she did. She spent her days gathering grapes ...
... and making nectar in a small Nectary in the countryside.
Thanks to the comfy home setting Endora was really able to maximize her time in France and get alot of nectar making done while there.
Following her second trip to France, Endora sold all of the Nectar she had made and was surprised to find that all her nectar combined increased her job level from level 1 to level 6!! Of course once at level 6 she realized that the amount of Nectar she actually has to make and sell is pretty substantial. She decided to renovate Gramp's Dark Room and had a basement put in under the old shed.. it made the perfect Nectar Cellar. Theo took over the upstairs portion of the old dark room and made it into a brightly lit art room so that he and Nettie could sculpt without that damn red lighting.
Endora has just started to grow her own grapes and other fruits for her Nectars... the household Gnomes seem to love hanging out at the garden with her.
Of course it's not all work and no play... Endora enjoys a good frolic in the sprinklers as much as any other sim.
... and no matter what anyone thinks.. stomping grapes is alot of work... no matter how good you look doing it !
Endora realized that she needs to really sell her product if she's going to succeed as Twinbrooks finest Nectar Maker. She decided to throw her first of many Nectar tasting parties.. just to get the word out. She had Gramp's Vespa painted purple.. like her Nectar's .. and hit the town with posters advertising her new line of Nectar and inviting people to come and sample her wares ... and her Nectar!!
The party started off slow.. Endora hadn't realized that Nettie was also going to play matchmaker. How embarrassing.
But .. surprise surprise... Endora did meet a nice young man at the party named Luther Broughton. At least he wasn't still in high school! He sure seemed interested, and he was a cutie.
Endora also met Gino Cornett, he was nice enough but for some reason all he wanted to talk about was trash... weird? It didn't go unnoticed by Endora however that the whole time she was talking to Gino, Luther was watching.
Sure enough Luther made his way back to Endora before the end of the party. Endora is sure to be seeing more of Luther in the future... she wonders if he's ever been to France......
That night Endora went to bed exhausted but excited too... good thing she was asleep when Nettie decided to sneak in and lay next to her sleeping daughter ... nightmares about garbage were bad enough without realizing your mom had snuck into bed with you!!
Endora and Agatha enjoy their last few moments as toddlers ... having a stare-off!
Agatha entered childhood with added trait of Friendly!
..and Endora added the trait Never Nude!
The girls go through childhood pretty much independently .. Agatha spent most of her free time playing tag and chatting on the computer.
Endora was more apt to be found in watching TV or playing with her ducky in the tub.
A quick renovation turned the nursery to a kids room, of course there wasn't much room, just enough for two twin beds really.
Theo is the star of the team.. ummm apparently an ALL GIRL TEAM!! Sports in Twinbrook sure are unique.
Travis continues to time travel, especially having cheated death.. he didn't want to waste a minute of the extra time Old Grim had given him. Of course the game can't seem to keep anyone straight.. since the game seems to think Travis is Theo here.
...BUT this does make me realize something ... this whole time traveling thing might be why suddenly my sims seem to have switched jobs without my knowledge. If Theo really did do something in the past it may have altered his future.. thus the whole sudden 'I'm in the military' issue. I'm really going to have to keep an eye on this time travel stuff and what sort of hidden consequences might be occurring!!
Theo doesn't really seem bothered by his sudden change in professions. The important thing to him was to fulfill his LTW of Physical Perfection. He is completely content with only working one day a week and spending all his free time bustin' rocks.
Of course not everyone in town was thrilled with Theo's career change. Judging from all the thumbs down he's been getting around town all I can guess is that alot of Llama fans are none too happy that the team lost it's star player.
Netting finally manages to wrap up her LTW.. She reached level 10 of three different skills... Logic, Charisma and Sculpting earning her the title of Renaissance Sim.
Of course she didn't let her Career Goals go unattended either. And thus we complete the Educator Career from our Challenge.
- Reach Top of Career ~ Check!
- Give Lecture Once a Week ~ Check!
- After Reaching Top of Career Give 3 Great Lectures per Week Until Death or Retirement
(**I never saw a 'great' option or result following any of the lectures but Nettie did give a Lecture everyday following work which made 3 per week) ~ Check!
- Max Logic and Charisma Skills ~ Check!
Just a couple days following her promotion to Superintendent Nettie spun into the grey and decided that she'd earned an early retirement.
Theo was only two days behind Nettie when it came to birthdays, he was thinking of retiring as well but they figured what with just working one day a week as an astronaut why bother.
Watching the kids enter into their elder years really effected Travis. He hadn't seen or talked to his family in awhile and missed his parents passing. He decided to revisit his childhood home and his younger brother Jason.
The house was just like he remembered it, right down to Great Grandma Mallory's purple and yellow bedroom.
Jason and Travis caught each other up on their lives, Jason got married but never had any children. Travis told Jason about his children and his travels through time... life had been good.
Just as they sat down for dinner the unthinkable happened. Good Old Grim made an appearance.
Travis was sad he hadn't had more time with his brother, but he was glad that Jason didn't have to pass on alone.
Of course witnessing Jason's passing also reminded Travis that is living life on borrowed time.. and with this renewed realization Travis decided to enjoy all that life had to offer. Carrie would always be his true love, but...he couldn't help it that the women found his Neanderthal looks enticing... right?
He was a little nervous but the maid had been flirting with him for weeks now so.. he offered to take her on a date.. to the PAST!
I'm not sure what happened on the date but the following day a male maid showed up and the family never saw her again.
Travis also spent much of time in his garden and playing with family.
..until finally his day came. Grim showed up some weeks later and without another odd little flower Travis went happily to the here after to be with his Carrie..he hoped she also dug his new threads.
...and just a wrap up of our family tree so far.. me and Photoshop had a bit of battle with things but whatever.. LOL Endora puts us at Generation 6 for this challenge!!