I’m back from my long hiatus. I see that Maxis has been cranking out the content, too! As well as the bugs…
Anyway, the Detective career from the Get to Work expansion caught my eye, and I thought it might be fun to recreate one of my early Sims 3 sims, the tomboy cop Meredith Gallegos. You can read about her Sims 3 incarnation on the forums, starting with the next-to last post on this page… http://forums.thesims.com/en_US/discussion/749684/play-and-share-continued/p40
I moved her into Sandtrap Flat in Oasis Springs. It has room for a pool in the back yard, and a really nice interior layout with all the rooms meeting up at the front door in the center of the house. Plus, extra space in the living room for skill objects. It’s a really well-designed starter house for a single or a couple.
After confirming her job as a Police Cadet, her first order of business was to head out for a nice jog. This was interrupted, though, by the arrival of Johnny Zest on her doorstep to welcome her to the neighborhood. How nice! Meredith stopped to chat with her new neighbor for a while. A passerby on the sidewalk caught her eye…
She’ll have to get to know that kid later. What sports fan could pass up the chance to be friends with Bobby Orr?
Once Meredith and Johnny had become Friends, I felt that was a good time for her to say goodbye and resume her jog. But Johnny interrupted her again a few minutes later, this time with a phone call inviting her to his birthday party.
Cool, a party invitation on her first day in town! A chance to meet more friends. Yeah, jogging can wait; her new friend’s birthday party takes precedence.
Oh. He’s not a guest, either; he’s here to do the catering.
Wow, Meredith really is the only guest. Johnny goes and plans a birthday party for himself, hiring a caterer and everything… and the only person who shows up is a last-minute invitee who didn’t even know him before this morning. That’s sad.
Also sad… Johnny threw out that last-minute invite to the cute girl who’d just moved in next door instead of cancelling his otherwise unattended party, probably in the hopes of getting some lonely birthday sympathy nookie.
Ugh. Not happening, Bob. Not happening.
Afterwards, Meredith had to pee, shower, and eat. Johnny watched a little TV, then got up and helped himself to a bowl of cereal. I appreciated this, because Meredith really didn’t want to try making dinner for the two of them with her still-zero Cooking skill. She got herself a bowl of yogurt, and they chatted amicably over their quickmeal dinners.
Johnny took care of the dishes (nice!), and then left. It would’ve been fine if he’d wanted to stay a bit longer (and Meredith had taken a Steamy Shower, just in case), but this was cool, too. Meredith was finally free to do some jogging!
“Look at me; I’m Ridiculously Photogenic Guy! Er, Gal.”
Once her Fatigue dipped into the yellow, I waited for her to approach her house again, then ended her jog and sent her to bed. She had a big day ahead of her tomorrow.