In our last chapter, the residents have a fun time by the pool, until Sonny suddenly ends up in the water. Did he fall in or was he pushed? No-one knows for sure, but several suspect that Midge may have pushed him in. Rocky looks pretty “buff” in his llama swimsuit, Krysta was embarrassed most of the day, and Midge seems to be unbeatable in Don’t Wake the Llama. Veta has the urge to clean the dirty dishes lying around, even though, she herself is filthy. Louis, Rocky and Sonny all have their first day of work. Randall goes on a wild cooking binge while Louis is gone and Deirdre samples Randall’s cooking and feels quite ill.Well the day starts early at the Happy Hollow Asylum. Yep, for some reason at 3:30 am, Veta decides she needs to go for a swim. Look likes she is about to trip into the pool. Hope she doesn’t drown, because no-one else is up.Oh wait! I think I see another sim through the window. Why yes, it’s Rocky. It looks like Rocky is taking the dirty dishes for a walk because he just goes from room to room holding the pile of dishes. He never does wash them. I guess he “air dried” them.The next sim up is Midge, who wanders into the kitchen and turns her nose up at the smelly dishes. You see, Rocky didn’t wash them. They are still there. So, Midge, come on, give a hand…wash those dishes. Do you think she does it? Nope.Midge just heads over to the Don’t Wake the Llama Table. Oh, but what’s this? Midge seems sick today. She is “pressurized” from illness. Will this affect her game today? Will she need to go to emergency or will Louis find a way to treat her with an at-home medicine? This doesn’t sound like the start of a good day for Midge.Midge decides that a little swim might clear her head, so she joins Veta and Krysta in the pool. Not sure about clearing her head, but she might get a far more serious disease from swimming in that water. Louis, when you get enough simoleons, please hire a pool service.Randall is awake now too, and he wants to join the pool party. Swimming does not get you clean Randall. Shower, Randall, shower!Oh come on Randall, DON’T drink the pool water. Midge doesn’t seem to care one way or another as her head is still pressurized.But what about those dirty dishes piled in the kitchen? Oh thank you Deirdre. At least someone is being helpful and cleaning up.And some sims are making more messes. Yes, it’s Rocky. Looks like he brought some reading material this time. How long have you been in here Rocky? Ewww…..And of course, poor Louis gets up because he really needs to use the toilet only to find it broken. Hmmm…..wonder who used the toilet before this? This is not a nice way to wake up having to fix an overflowing, stinky toilet.Hmmm…or maybe it was Sonny and just having Rocky be the “fall” guy. Sonny is reading the mischief book autonomously. Nice color Sonny, you are camouflaged with the couch.After Louis finishes in the bathroom, he decides to head to the shower room and take a nice, relaxing shower. Ummm…yah! Maybe this is why no-one is taking a shower and think they can swim that dirt off.Where is Deirdre or Veta when you need them? Nowhere to be found. And so it’s up to Louis to clean the shower. This is one gross shower. Louis you need to make a duty board, not that anyone will read it or do any of the things that need to be done. But just for your own sanity, make one.While Louis is cleaning, Deidre has decided to make herself some breakfast. Oh no! Please don’t have a fire. They must be running low on food, so hurry up and clean that shower Louis and then get cooking. Ok, will you look at that on the counter behind Deirdre…it’s the roving pile of dishes. They magically just keep reappearing. Sheesh!Meanwhile, in the living room, Sonny and Krysta are secretly practicing Don’t Wake the Llama. Maybe this will be the day one of them wins against Midge. Oh no, they wouldn’t take advantage of the fact that she isn’t feeling well. Oh nooo…..never. *wild maniacal laughter from Sonny*Midge doesn’t seem to notice as she is too caught up in Randall’s jokes. In fact, she is feeling quite better. Laughter is indeed the best medicine. But seriously, I think that you both need a shower. Please go….sooner rather than later.Oh, it looks like Midge is helping to clean up. Oh wait, she just brought the stack of dirty dishes into the office and left them there. Out of sight, out of mind. And yes, this is the same pile of dirty dishes. They are on a roadshow.Having finished his shower, Louis heads to the kitchen and starts making some fruit salad. Umm….Deirdre, you left your pan of grilled cheese on the stove. Unfinished. And then all at once, Louis hears a scream coming from the shower room. Isn’t this like deja vu from yesterday?Well almost. It’s like all the sims found out that the shower was clean and there was a stampede to take a shower. Today, Midge walks in on Krysta. Definitely not Midge’s day today. Midge also has the “stuffed up” moodlet from suffering from a cold.Looks like Randall wants to help cook in the kitchen, only problem is that there is salad everywhere other than in the salad bowl. Ok, well, thanks for trying Randall.Deirdre has discovered the magic “8” ball and sees another prediction coming on, but the darn thing is dirty. She can barely make it out…a crown on the ground. What the heck does that mean? Now she has to clean this cube, too. Deirdre wonders if she is the only one who cleans up around here. Don’t blame Deirdre if she can’t see the predictions clearly in this dirty magic cube ball.Well, Deirdre, no, you’re not the only one who cleans. Thank you Krysta for cleaning the toilet, a much worse job than cleaning a magic cube ball.
The afternoon drones on with dirty sims wandering the halls babbling to themselves. Sonny and Rocky then head off to work. And not long after, a shriek is heard from the kitchen. Oh no, now what?Apparently Veta thought she saw a spider. She hates spiders. Louis thinks that when he gets his promotion, he is going to do a thorough cleaning of the asylum and get rid of all those spiderwebs. Hiring a cleaning service would be great, but the asylum management won’t allow it, so it’s up to him.Louis has filled up the fridge with food and achieved a milestone. He is now a Captain Cook and is at level 5 of the cooking skill. To complete his next milestone, he has to make a gourmet meal and earn silver at a dinner party. His next day off is Thursday, so maybe he will have the dinner party then. He decides to get a head start and reads a gourmet cooking book.
Meanwhile, Randall is sitting at the Don’t Wake the Llama table and….wait for it….challenges Midge to a game! Yes he does. Oh Randall…why?But then the weirdest thing happens. Not one move was made, look at the game, it is still intact, but Midge gets up from the table! Randall wins the game by default and Midge gets the “Llama Poser” moodlet from leaving a Don’t Wake the Llama Challenge. I couldn’t believe it! Does this mean that Midge actually lost her first game? Why the heck did she get up?Oh then I see another moodlet. No wonder Midge stepped away from the Don’t Wake the Llama game, now she has a fever. Poor Midge, she is really sick. Is this the premonition that Deirdre saw – the crown on the ground? Is Midge’s reign of champ at the Don’t Wake the Llama game over?
Author’s Note: This is the problem of not being able to control all the sims. If I could get Midge to drink some orange juice, that might help. But how? I can’t control her to go to the fridge and get one. And I can’t have her order the medicine and drink it. Hopefully the illness won’t last long.Well, Randall isn’t too worried about Midge. All he knows is he beat her by default and he is ready to sing and dance up a storm. Who knew that Randall had a devious streak in him to challenge poor Midge when she was as her weakest. It looks like he can’t wait to tell Sonny when he gets home.
Speaking of which, Sonny and Rocky both got a promotion to Petty Thief and a bonus! Woot! The Happy Hollow Asylum is rolling in the simoleons now!
There is also a notice that Sonny swiped an object at work. Hmmm…wonder what it was? Oh shucks, can you believe it? Some dirty dishes! Sonny, are you sure that these are not the same dirty dishes that have been touring the house? Great, more dishes to wash.As Louis turns to head back into the kitchen, he takes a quick look at Midge, who is sitting on the couch. She is looking super mad! Um Randall, hide when Midge gets better. Louis thinks she might be thinking about some payback time.
And with that, we leave the Happy Hollow Asylum for another day.
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Lot traits today were Sunny Aspect, Homey & Filthy.
From the club points earned, I bought the mischief social boost and mixology skill boost.
Today, Louis had the day off and I was going to have him take the residents to the park, but then things were broken and they were running out of food. So, needless to say, they didn’t make it there.
No new friendships or frenemies have developed and no-one had anything of value in their inventory.
And now on to the discussion of…..There’s Something About Midge…..
I wanted to tell you about something weird that happened. Weird as in possible glitch in game. So, when the casting call was made, karababy52 submitted Ridge, who then turned into Midge. Still a new sim, right? Well, I don’t know about that. While I was playing Day 3, all of a sudden I see a moodlet for Midge “enjoying solitude” from the Loner trait. What Loner trait? Midge doesn’t have the loner trait. Her traits are insane (now erratic), kleptomaniac and snob. So where did this Loner trait come from? I looked back at Ridge’s traits and suddenly had that “aha!” moment. (yes, super sleuths, Ridge had the Loner trait…)
Have a look at this evidence (untouched photos – lol):
Needless to say, I repaired and up-dated my game. So, when I say these sims have “secret” traits, it really is true.