Tuesday, September 29, 2009

The Quinns Part 3


Although they don’t have much money to spare, they bought Sleven a Paint easel, which he uses constantly.


Johnny is now an adult. He continues to work really hard at his job as a manager of a rock band.


Johnny works long hours and gets home really late at nights. But when he’s home his youngest son, Kaine, still prefers to get attention from her mother only.


Norah is now also an adult. She’s glad that she’s had her kids at such a young age. She was thinking of having another one but for the moment decided to wait.


Sleven is now a teenager. He looks a bit like “Spike” from Buffy The Vampire Slayer. He is now selling some of his paintings in order to pay for night classes. He also wants to learn to write.


And Kaine is also growing up. His traits so far are: Friendly, Evil, and Couch Potato. I wasn’t able to pick them since he didn’t grow well enough.


I’m not able to upgrade my video card on my laptop and since I can’t afford a new laptop for now, I will play it this way, I suppose. I’m really enjoying Sims 3 now that I installed more Ram. At least I’m not constantly lagging.

I am aware that this isn’t much of a story. It’s more of a journal for My Sims 3 as I play and learn new stuff in it.

Wednesday, September 23, 2009

The Quinns Part 2


Sleven was already a toddler and Johnny still wasn’t making a lot more money from work. He’d had a small raise, but it wasn’t a big help.


Sleven was a good child and Norah read to him often.


It wasn’t long before Norah got pregnant again. This time she didn’t keep it from her husband. She told him she was expecting again. She explained that it would be good for Sleven to have a brother or a sister. She learned gardening and planted some vegetables in order to help with money.


Although Johnny was concerned for them financially, this time he got to enjoyed the pregnancy.


It wasn’t easy being pregnant and having to take care of a toddler, but Norah managed to mooch money from friends and go the spa to massage her aching back.


When the time came for the baby to be born, she was fortunate that Johnny had been home so he could stay home with Sleven while she went to the Hospital. It seems that Sleven could see the baby already coming out.


Sleven didn’t know what to expect when they told him he was getting a little brother or sister and he hid in his toy box.


Another son was born. They named him Kaine.


Johnny threw a party at home to invite all his coworkers and boss.


To help make ends meet, Johnny played for tips in the park. He brought Sleven along to give Norah a break.


Kaine was growing up fast and was growing more attached to his mother. He didn’t even like it when other people came close to his mother, including his own father.


While Sleven had his father’s gray eyes, he had his mother’s blond hair. Kaine had the opposite and had his father’s black hair and his mother’s green eyes.


Sleven grew up into a beautiful child and started Elementary school. His traits so far are: Friendly, Artistic and Hypochondriac.


Tuesday, September 22, 2009

The Quinns Part 1


Right after High School, Johnny & Norah decided to get married.

Johnny’s Traits: Good Sense Of Humor, Charismatic, Party Animal, Brave, Handy

Norah’s Traits: Inappropriate, Friendly, Easily Impressed, Mooch, Family-Oriented

Johnny wants to be in a band and constantly practices on his guitar, while Norah is not in any rush to find a job, however can’t wait to have lots of money. Although both are somewhat different in their goals, they got along fairly well.


When Norah approached the subject of starting a family, Johnny freaked out. They had just got married and he wasn’t ready to start a family so soon. They were both so young and still had lots to do before they would be ready to have a child, not to mention financially.


He tried to talk her into getting a job, and she finally agreed. He wasn’t ready to give up his dream of being in a band. He knew he had a talent for music and he didn’t want to let that go. But it would take some time before he would make enough money for them to live comfortably.


They had bought a small two bedroom house with cheap furniture and Norah wasn’t happy with how it looked. Johnny tried to make her understand that she would have all she wanted, but for her to be patient and give him time.


Once he got her to understand that they had to wait, they were able to enjoy each other’s again without the stress. He had always known that she was a bit spoiled, and he loved to spoil her whenever he could. But they were on their own now and couldn’t count on anyone for financial support.


It was a few weeks later when Norah found out that she was pregnant. Although she had promised Johnny that they would wait, she had still stopped taking her contraception. All the young married couple around seemed to all have children and she wanted one of her own so badly. She didn’t think it was a big deal.


She was so thin that she hadn’t started to show much even after 4 months. She feared telling him, but she knew she had to eventually.


Johnny kept practicing every chance he got. Norah really enjoyed listening to him. By then she had a part-time job and she hoped it would be enough to help support a baby. She figured it couldn’t be that expensive to support a baby. It wouldn’t even cost to feed it since she planned on breast feeding.


One night as Johnny was cooking, the kitchen caught on fire. He tried his best to extinguish it and Norah called the fire truck. But although it saved the house, the kitchen was ruined and they needed to fix it. Having had to insurance, they had to take it out of what little savings they had. It wasn’t a good time to tell Johnny that she was with child, so she decided to wait some more.


For the next few days they had to eat outside on the barbecue while the kitchen was being remodelled. Their old appliances had to be replaced, the walls painted, and new floors laid. All they could afford to eat most nights were hot dogs.


Norah was trying her best to learn to cook in their new kitchen. She wanted to take a course but they couldn’t afford it right now. Johnny teased her that all the cooking she was doing was making her gain some weight. She still didn’t have the heart to tell him the real reason behind her weight gain.


She was approaching her due date when she decided that she had waited far too long and had to tell her husband about the baby. The months had flown so fast and there was always something that came up whenever she wanted to tell him.


Then finally she started going into labour. She panicked not knowing what to do. Her husband didn’t even know he was going to be a father yet! It was late in the evening and Johnny was still at practice with the band.


Finally she called his cell and told him to meet her at the hospital, then she called a cab for herself.


He met her at the hospital. He was crazy with worry. Then between cramps she told him that she was about to give birth to their baby. He wasn’t sure whether to believe her or not and for the first time he noticed that she had only gained weight around her middle.


She delivered a boy. On their way home Johnny wasn’t talking as he followed from behind.


Once home, he finally held his son for the first time, then told her it was a stupid thing to do. He was furious at what she had done, and to have kept it a secret from him for all this time. He wasn’t even sure how they were going to financially get by.


But although he was upset at what she had done, the fact still remained that they had a son and he was here to stay. He was the most beautiful thing he had ever seen. They named him Sleven.


They managed to buy him a crib and Norah added some cheap wallpaper in his bedroom. He was so tiny and rarely cried. As planned she was breast feeding him and things were going good.


But soon Norah was tired all the time and complaining about not having time for herself to even sleep enough. Johnny was tired as well. He was spending more time at work in order to make more money. No matter how much money he was making they always seemed to need double the amount.


Norah decided to borrow some money from a friend and went to have her hair done and buy some new clothes. She loved taking care of Sleven, but she hadn’t taken care of herself in so long that she needed it. At first Johnny had been upset, but after seeing how beautiful she was, his anger had vanished. She looked even prettier than the first time he had seen her. Plus she seemed in a much better mood, so he decided not to make a big deal on the fact that she had borrowed money that she knew she couldn’t pay back any time soon.


Norah got a job and hired a babysitter. He was a young man who was still in school and came highly recommended by friends. [Apparently in Sims 3 there are no more old Nanny, which makes it a little interesting.]



I've started playing The Sims 3 just now. I bought the game as soon as it came out in June 2009, however I couldn't play it because my laptop needed more ram and I was lagging way too much. I just added some ram and now the game plays fine, although I need a better video card so the graphics won't be too good, but it's still playable for me.
Since I just opened this blog now, it will take a few days for it to look half decent. I also have a blog where I post about My Sims 2.