Previously on 100 Days of Awesome:ANASTASIA (V.O.): A complete waste, I tell you. He’s squeakyclean. In terms of WTDs, I mean. Not in terms of wanting a ringon his finger first.ANASTASIA (V.O.): Well, okay, so it wasn’t a complete waste. Ifyou know what I mean.
Hello, and welcome to 100 Days of Awesome, starring the made-of-Awesome Tsvirkunov family. They are currently running at nineobjectives accomplished for nine days of trying, and if some of thatinvolves the community lot rule, well, that’s perfectly legal.You may notice the new cover. That’s due to a change in thefamily composition. Hopefully, this cover will be around for awhile yet.The 100 Days Challenge was created by Callista over at the oldBoolprop, and the only change I’ve made is to decide that it’s okayfor Sims to go to work or school.
GEORGIANA: Mamaaaaaa! Wan ow noooooooow!ANASTASIA: All right, all right. I’m getting up. Cool your jets,huh?GEORGIANA: Wan ow nooooooooow, Mama! Nooooooow!
ABBEY: Why don’t I take over here, Anastasia? You can go backto sleep.ANASTASIA: But Georgie wants out.ABBEY: I’ll take care of her. You stay in your room. You can takecare of today’s task.ANASTASIA: And what’s that?ABBEY: Someone needs a visit from the Social Bunny.
ANASTASIA: I only said yes because they promised that if I gotthe Social Bunny to visit, then I could do the community lot tasktoo. Buy a cheap date and get it to a Dream Date? Pffffff… Noproblem!
ABBEY: I usually ask for a community lot task at the same time asa regular task. I think it’s legal, as long as we do our best tocomplete the task. Sometimes I ask for an alternative, too. I mean, Iknow Anastasia is looking forward to a date, but I’m not sure youcan call the matchmaker from a community lot. If it’s simply notpossible, then our alternative task is to make friends with a serviceSim. But we only use the alternative task if the original one isphysically impossible. I want to be clear about that.
REBECCA: But Mom, what will we do if Anastasia doesn’t end upwith a Social Bunny in time?ABBEY: Why wouldn’t she?REBECCA: How long does it take for a Social Bunny to show up?ABBEY: I don’t know, but how hard can it be?REBECCA: I don’t know either, but we don’t want to lose thepoint just because we’re overconfident.
ABBEY: You have a point. Let’s set a deadline. Say, nine p.m.?REBECCA: And then what?ABBEY: And then, if there’s still no Social Bunny, I’ll go to acommunity lot myself and try calling for a date. If that doesn’twork, I’ll… I’ll make friends with a service Sim. Somehow.REBECCA: But you’re so Shy, Mom! How are you going tomanage that? Can’t I do it for you?
ABBEY: I’ll be fine, sweetie, really. I’ll have twenty-four hours --I’m sure I can manage something in that amount of time. And ifdating is possible, you couldn’t do that. Which is the primaryobjective anyway.REBECCA: But --PONG: No dating other people, Rebecca. Please?REBECCA: Oh, all right.
ANASTASIA: Going jogging for a few hours. Nice and solitary,and it’ll wear me out so I sleep and don’t see anybody. Don’t talkto me, okay?
ALLYN: While New Mom is out running, I’m going to teach Percyhow to Come Here. (to Percy) Come! Come here, Percy! Come tome! Come on! Over here!
ALLYN: Yay! You made it over! Good dog! Good doggie! (toAbbey) Isn’t Percy smart?ABBEY: Yes, sweetie -- it only took ten minutes to respond.ALLYN: Are you being sarcastic?ABBEY: Sorry. I suppose your mom and your aunt are rubbing offon me. But if you keep it up, I’m sure Percy will learn. Would youlike some dog treats to help with the training?
ALLYN: No thanks. Dog treats are for dogs that aren’t smartenough to figure things out. (to Percy) But you’re smarter thanthat, aren’t you? Good dog! Good doggie!
REBECCA: I think the whole “social isolation” thing is getting toAnastasia…
(Smoke alarm blares)ANASTASIA (OFF): What’s going on?ABBEY (OFF): Everything’s fine! It’s safe!ANASTASIA (OFF): Can I come out and see?ABBEY (OFF): You stay in your room!ANASTASIA (OFF): What happened?ABBEY (OFF): Nice try, kiddo! We’re not talking to youanymore!
ANASTASIA: It’s not fair. They all hate me. I hate being coopedup in here. Why can’t I go out and see people? (sigh) You knowit’s bad when Mr. Brickles starts looking good…
PONG (V.O.): I wouldn’t have thought it would be that hard. Ireally wouldn’t.ABBEY (V.O.): Oooh, she’s yelling in the back yard! What’s sheyelling about?REBECCA (V.O.): She doesn’t like the broken sprinkler,apparently. She’s being quite emphatic about it. Oh, now she’shitting it with a hammer.PONG (V.O.): Where’d she get a hammer?REBECCA (V.O.): Search me. Mom, what time is it?ABBEY (V.O.): Ten p.m. (sigh) I guess I’d better get going, huh?
ABBEY (V.O.): I borrowed Rebecca’s phone for the evening. Icouldn’t call the matchmaker, but that why I went to TropicanaToo. It’s not my usual type of place, but it’s got both a deejay and abartender. They’re service Sims, right?
ABBEY (V.O.): Unfortunately, I couldn’t get near the bartender tohave a conversation, and you can’t talk to the deejay while he’sdeejaying.Note from esmeiolanthe: I fixed the not-matching bar and counter at the end ofthat particular gameplay session. Sorry!
ABBEY (V.O.): But there’s more than one way to skin a cat, right?I just called up Descartes’ old boss, from when he worked a fewshifts in the cafeteria in college. From when Descartes worked afew shifts, I mean. The boss still works there. It was kind ofawkward, since I hadn’t seen him in, oooh, probably fifty years.And we kept having not-so-great conversations. But still…
ANASTASIA: Hey, this isn’t bad at all. I should cook more often,because I’m really good at it.
REBECCA: It’s been a pretty good day, actually. I gave Percy abath, Pong helped Winifred with her homework, Anastasia gotsome gardening in, I’ve got some salmon going… It’s nice to havedays like that sometimes.
ABBEY: Rebecca? Aren’t you going to take care of today’s task?REBECCA: Yeah, okay. As soon as I finish washing this pan.ABBEY: Maybe you should leave the pan for a minute. It’s justthat it’s getting late, and I don’t want you to get distracted.REBECCA: 6:15 is late? Okay, I’ll handle it.
Why do birds suddenly appearEvery time you are near?
Just like me, they long to beClose to you.*REBECCA (V.O.): Easy peasy.*“(They Long To Be) Close To You,” recorded by the Carpenters
ABBEY We really have been lucky with the tasks we’ve been setrecently. With adequate preparation, we should be able to handleanything, but how do you know what to prepare for? But our latesttask will be not only easy, but fun! Especially for the kids.
ABBEY: What kind of cake do you want this afternoon, Allyn?ALLYN: Can I have any kind I want?ABBEY: Of course you can! It’s your birthday.ALLYN: But it’s Georgie’s birthday too.ABBEY: She’ll have her own cake.ALLYN: Two cakes?! Oh boy!
ABBEY (V.O.): It’s great to see the kids having so much funplanning.WINIFRED: What kind of cake are you going to get?ALLYN: I don’t know yet. One with lots of frosting, though. Likethree inches of frosting. And maybe some sugar flowers.ABBEY (V.O.): Well, time to take care of today’s community lottask, I suppose.
ABBEY (V.O.): I’m supposed to give a townie a makeover, whichis why I came to Makeshift Clothing. Well, that and because Allynand Georgie are going to need some new clothes this afternoon. Iknow the business isn’t much to look at, but it’s got a vanity and aclothing rack, and what else does it need, really?
ABBEY (V.O.): I’m sure a townie teen or a townie adult would beacceptable, and the only difference between them and a dormie isage.* I just hope the producers agree.ABBEY: You know, your look is a little contradictory.DORMIE: Yah?ABBEY: Well, the clothes say “free spirit,” but the hair says “theMan.” Would you maybe like a little help?DORMIE: Dude!*Note from esmeiolanthe: If any of my readers think that making over a dormieis cheating, please let me know and I’ll remove the point.
ABBEY: There, see? Now it’s more all of a piece.DORMIE: Dude, this is sweet!AABEY (V.O.): I did say we’d been lucky in our tasks, right?
ANASTASIA (V.O.): They’re my kids, so I got to do the inviting.It was kind of a random selection of guests, though. I invited afriend of mine from college -- hadn’t seen her in too long, andpeople are always up for cake, right?
ANASTASIA (V.O.): Georgie’s father, of course. He’s not realinvolved, and we’re both okay with that, but now that Georgie’sgetting older, she has a right to decide if she wants to get to knowhim better.
ANASTASIA (V.O.): I also invited a couple of Allyn andWinifred’s friends. Georgie seemed more interested in them than inher dad. Well, that’s cool too.
ANASTASIA (V.O.): I just can’t believe Allyn’s a Teen now.ALLYN: Arrrgh, this outfit is terrible! New Mom, can I gochange? Please please please?ANASTASIA: Sure.ALLYN: Thank you!ANASTASIA (V.O.): I’m not old enough to have a Teen.ANASTASIA (V.O.): No, really, I’m not. Do the math.
ANASTASIA (V.O.): Still, it was a Good Party, and that’s all thatmatters.PONG (V.O.): All that matters is that it was a party. It didn’t haveto be any good.ANASTASIA (V.O.): Are you saying that any party thrown by mewould be anything less than a Good Party?PONG (V.O.): Er, no. No, of course not.ANASTASIA (V.O.): I didn’t think so.