Sunday, September 28, 2008

The Stricklands Wk17/Hoofin' It Home


Title: Hoofin' It Home

Lot: Strickland Homestead - Martin, Joslyn, Sacha, Decotah with dogs Buffy, Prince, Skippy and LuLu

Last Visit: They Still Don't Have A Clue - Martin Strickland lamented the fact that he had to repaper the house and put down new flooring, and repair the graveyard where all the Strickland founders for Prosperity Falls are buried. Joslyn went on a dog adopting spree and the Stricklands were blessed with new puppies. Martin was abducted, but no pregnancy ensued.



Martin's family tree



Joslyn's family tree

Hey it's me - Decotah. Like, I left for University a few weeks ago, but I am here to do this virtual diary entry for dad. He has so much goin' on at the house, like well, I said, "Ok, I'll do it." After all, all I have is classes. Ya know, what is up with that. Well, anyway. Dad is over havin' to repaper the house. He says at his age why is a guy doin' that? It was all mass confusion anyways, I think that is really what dad's problem was. I think it is a good thing 'cuz the same stuff was still on the walls that grandpa Chevy had put on there.

The first thing I have to tell ya is mom became the education minister of Prosperity Falls.




Yeah, my cousin Bubbs Strickland helped mom out with that, not like she needs help with anything, but it don't hurt to be on the receiving end of the Good Ol' Boys system...I guess it was shortly after that I had a birthday.




See, this picture has cousin Bubbs (AKA Mr. Knowledge) in it...then mom, then my older brother Sacha, then dad. I couldn't make up my mind what to wish for, so I just blew out the candles...to heck with it. I figured what happens, happens.




DECOTAH STRICKLAND
Aspiration: Popularity
LTW: 20 Simultaneous Best Friends




After I grew up a little I realized it wasn't kewl to have a chubby belly, so I got to work on the treadmill and got rid of that. I didn't want to go to University and have the chicks look the other way when I came walkin' down the sidewalk!




Speakin' of the chicks....before both me and Sacha left for University, we saw a little action. Sacha was actively dating Briah Bostic. I guess they met through a set up with the Prosperity Falls matchmaker. Me, at the time I didn't have nobody, and I was feeling lonely. So I called up an old friend from my 'play date' days....




Yeah, me and Ketrina McClelland dated at little. One night I took her to the Rapid Rollers Skating rink, and boy I lost my wallet to a pickpocket. This was after my date with Ketrina was over already. Here is what happened.











After gettin' all crazy with me and stuff the guy just tipped his hat, and said "Thank You" and was gone...when I went to call the taxi to go home I realized he had lifted my wallet. I ended up hoofin' it home...no money. Ketrina was already gone.




But the night wasn't a total loss. Ketrina liked dating my handsome self so much she brought me a present. I took that bad boy rack system to University with me, right? heh Me and Ketrina aren't seeing each other at school. I am fallin' head over heels in love with Pinki Baer. But you will see us in University pretty soon.

Ah well. Anyway, speakin' of University. Mom decided that me and Sacha need some better edu-ma-cation before we went to University, so she called the headmaster of Prosperity Falls Private school to come over and visit. Sort of an entrance interview to see if me and Sacha would make their school look good, whatever. *rolls eyes*




This guy was sorta strict when he came over to the house. But I guess he liked us and all, me and Sacha got in his school with no problem. Right after this, mom's dog Buffy died.




That was a real sad thing and all. Mom was at work when it happened, and dad buried Buffy really quick in the family plot in the back yard before mom came home so she wouldn't have to see Buffy like that. The other dogs got real upset.




They howled and howled for the longest time.

Anyway.... *sniff* Dad met a really kewl chick.




Dad is like, "What kind of samples to you have for me to look at??" Turns out it was somethin' really kewl...




That woman gave dad a brand new plasma TV. Well, now it is like dad put it right up on the wall and gave me Grandpa Chevy's old TV. I got it along with the rack system at University. I be stylin' now!

It is the craziest thing. After Buffy died, mom and dad insisted on the rest of the dogs getting jobs. I had never heard of that before.








Mom was real happy the dogs were makin' money. She is like now they can pay for their own food! She said it was like feeding an army with those dogs.




I guess workin' wasn't so hard on LuLu, she still found time to have her and Skippy's pups, Tiny and Teeny. Dad sent 'em right to Animal Control to be adopted before mom could fall in love with them.

It was right about that time that me and Sacha left for University.




Sacha left before I did. Buy-bye Sacha!




Then my sleek well toned self took the plunge and called the taxi to take me to Uni. Here I am now~! But I have to tell you things that happened after I left. It was crazy.

Mom had that 'thing' happen to her that happened to dad last week in the back yard.








Dad laughed at mom about it, but she didn't think it was funny at all. No siree. (Editor - there have been four abductions on the Strickland telescope, and NONE of them resulted in a baby. There was one teen, one elder, one full house that is no room for a baby, and now a female).

OH well, I guess that is it. I have class to go to. See you next time!


ODD PICS OUT:



A great portrait of Grim. Say cheese!



Ouch!!!!


Ghost hauntings:



HiYa Chevy! What's cookin'? Not chicken, I hope!
Chevy doesn't scare anyone. He stays on the upper level of the house and haunts the apartment he shared with Kirstee. That door is kept locked and nobody can go in there. Thus, nobody sleeps in his bed. He is happy.



The founder of the Strickland family in Prosperity Falls, Landell. HE scares people.



Buffy the Dog


ACCOMPLISHMENTS THIS ROUND:
Uhhh....new TOC for Joslyn...Edumacashun. She now is in the Gaming Career track. Just for the heckuva it.



Saturday, September 20, 2008

The Bostics, Week 17/The Big Skeleton In The Bostic Closet


The Big Skeleton In The Bostic Closet

Lot: Bostic Homestead - Dovie, Andre, Yasika, Zeon, Trudy, Braelen, Briah, Shalanta, and dogs MaryLou and Leroy

Last Visit: They Still Don't Have A Clue - Zaed and the King of Anatoth continued to discuss the problem with Alien X and the failure of the flux capacitor, and Zeon Bostic's lack of any memories concerning the Mission. In the meanwhile, Zeon Bostic and Trudy Strickland became man and wife, and took a vacation to Twikki Island, where Trudy became pregnant, and incidentally ate some cheesecake. The twins were born back in Prosperity Falls, Braelen and Briah. But alas, the house the Bostics were living in was not Seasons compatible, and the twins were constantly threatened with seizure by the social worker because of being cold. They were boolpropped to child age. This round, we see the Bostics in a new house. The Bostics are also the first family in the Falls to reach over one million simoleons cash on hand. I'd say they have been quite prosperous.

Andre Bostic is available for download as an adult.




Trudy's family tree
Trudy is a Popularity Sim with an LTW to become a Holl of Famer, which was met. She now wants to become Mayor.




Zeon's family tree.
Zeon is a Popularity Sim with an LTW to become a Celebrity Chef, which has been met. He switched to the Dance career. He now wants to have 20 simultaneous pet best friends. I don't think so.





This house is available for download. It has 3 bath, 4 bed, music, living, dining, family rooms, kitchen. $76,283. Room to park 3 vehicles. I have all expansion packs and EP's.

This entry starts round 17.

Prosperity Falls Gazette Society Page
by Lotsa Gossip

Hello Prosperity Falls! Well, I have something new and very exciting to offer you this week. It appears the oldest family in Prosperity Falls, the Bostics, have become our first millionaires. Yes indeedy! They have built a fine new mansion on the edge of town, away from everyone and everything. I was fortunate enough to get a tour of the house, shown to me by the butler for the Bostics, Christian Hourvitz.




This house has a music room with gilded walls and a fine marble floor, parquet flooring in the entry way and family room. There are two fireplaces, one in the living room and one in the family room, fine paneling through out, and three lovely bathrooms decorated in a way that only the rich would do. The dining area is restful, done in cool greens with lots of plants. My goodness, a person could eat with their enemy in that room and be at ease! The doorways from room to room remind me of colonial times. So that is it, my friends! If you see a member of the Bostic family on the street, stick those elbows out and get some rubbin' done! Until next time!

Alien Chatter:

Jati: The Bostics are doing well. Our relative Zeon has plenty of room to house many children.

Quavi: Ah yes, but will he? How deep is his memory loss?

Jati: Ah, that remains to be seen at this point. Some have gotten their memories back. Myself, Xuan, and Zaine. Others have not...at all. It seems to be hit and miss. My cousin Raleigh seems to remember.

Zaed: My son, my son...as long as Zeon produces DNA, all will be well. We are becoming numerous now....your problem, Jati, will be running the Mission in the Bostic house without the help of someone who knows about it. My sister Yasika knows nothing, her memory loss started as soon as she aged, before the failure of the flux capacitor. It seems Yasika's children have the mental capacities of normal human beings. There are no gifts there.

Jati: Yes, father it is so. But they have the physical DNA. That is important.

Quavi: I can see it happening, as our kind expand on earth, some of us will have different levels of DNA and gifts.

Xuan: I can't stand this. Why don't you guys just come out and say it already. This Mission is not going in the direction anyone thought it would. Number one, the Bostics are the richest people. Not us. Number two, the Stricklands have multiplied more than anyone in this town. Not us. Number three, the Capeharts, well, they are just plain kewl snowleopards. We are not cool at all. We try to take over people's lives and spy on them and *alien cuss word*. AND....our own Mission equipment doesn't even operate correctly. Look what a mess the flux capacitor made out of everyone's lives.



Briah

Why don't we just drop this whole Mission thing and let people live their lives in peace and harmony....have fun, live, and love???

*Alien ears swivel in Xuan's direction. A moment of silence.*

*Xuan mentally chews his nails*

Ruby: You really think, Xuan, the whole mission should be dropped??? GAWD you are too funny!!!! *Ruby grasps her sides in laughter* HAHAHAHA!

Jati: Nay, my cousin. The Mission will go as planned. I will continue to make reports to the King, you will procreate with Ruby and Infinity. Marriages will continue to be arranged. That is all.

*Xuan drops his head in despair. Why can't they see?*


Zeon Bostic here. Ummmm what is this thing? Ah yes. *cough* I plan to keep this virtual journal since we have hit this threshold, and have moved into this grand house. I love living off of old money. Heh. Anyway, here is what has happened with the Bostics lately.



My Aunt Dovie took the cure for vampirism from the old gypsy woman. She was turned a while back by Count Orlando Moniff. But it was all for naught.........




A few days later Death knocking at our back door......




And took Aunt Dovie while she was in the middle of a skilling session with Braelen. Mom thought it funny Aunt Dovie was passing away, and laughed. Mom and Dovie never got along. They fought. But I digress. I am jumping ahead of myself.




One of the first things we did after moving into the house was get the kids a coupole of dogs. this is MaryLou...




And here is Leroy. I hope they have puppies someday.




We use the music room for learning. I have all sorts of gadgets...err...hm. Well, they are uhh...mission objects??? What is that? I dunno. Anyway, I started teaching the kids on 'em.



Trudy helped as well. Our kids will be well learned. She keeps this plant light in the kitchen.

Mom took up flower arranging.......




And eventually became very proficient at it. We have all kinds of flowers around the house now.




Dad took up tinkering around on an old bench, said he was gonna build a robot.




So far the coolest thing he has built is this sentry bot. It gets the sims that wanna steal our newspaper and knock over the trashcan....... and believe me it seems like we get hit all the time.

Right around this time it was Braelen and Briah's birthday.




Briah Bostic
Aspiration: Romance
LTW: To Become A Hall of Famer






Braelen Bostic
Aspiration: Fortune
LTW: Work 6 Pets to TOC






Right after the twin's birthday, Trudy and I discovered we were gonna be parents again! We are so excited...with the twins nearly grown, it will be great to have a baby in the house again.



Bein' that Braelen decided he wanted to continue making money for the Bostics...and to care for our fortune in the future, he took it up on himself to call the headmaster of Prosperity Falls Private School to do a home visit for entry to the school. Braelen is already showing signs of becoming a responsible young man.




Despite the fact that Braelen decided to wear his bathrobe and slippers during the headmaster's visit, Mr. Jitmakusol found Braelen and Briah to be a good risk for the school.




The kids were admitted immediately! Braelen was relieved. He knew he would need the credentials from that school for college. Briah cared less.




And that was when Aunt Dovie passed away. Even in her death, she left money to Chantell, the child she *ahem* 'gave up' for adoption all those years ago. That is what we call it. We don't talk about all that. That is a big skeleton in the Bostic closet. Aunt Dovie was quite wild in her younger days. What about Chantell? We don't know where she is. She is grown up by now. Maybe she is looking for us.




Our family grave yard is growing....We buried Aunt Dovie beside Grandma Ramey, Great Aunt Pachionetta and Great Grandpa Marquez. Speaking of the family grave yard. Grandma Ramey and Aunt Pachionetta came out to visit us, and to see the new house.




Hello Grandma Ramey!




Great Aunt Pachionetta scared dad over and over again. I wonder if those two got along years ago? Or it could be that maybe Dad and Mom are sleeping in her old bed. heh. Could be. Who knows?




Briah called the same gypsy woman that Aunt Dovie did to get a blind date. I tell you, having old money helps. Briah gave the old woman quite a bit of cash just to date Sacha Strickland, who lives just down the road. They got along very well! Very well indeed. Briah had a good time with him.




I reached the top of my career. I must say, I look good in the uniform. The women swoon over me!




Dad reached the top of his career, *again*. He had made a bad decision about wearing a costume to work...come on dad....and he got a temporary demotion. But he bounced right back, and brought in a nice amount of money for the Bostic bank account. It seems like to me it cost the company more money to demote and promote him, than if they would have just left him alone.




And the big thing that Trudy did was give birth to my second daughter, Shalanta. Ah she has the skintone of a Robbins!!!! The twins left for college...and...I guess that is it! I will see you next time!

Jati: Very good indeed!!!!


Accomplishments this round: Plat headstone for Dovie, TOC for Zeon, one new Sim, Shalanta.