Wednesday, November 28, 2012

Screenshots from my Virtual Families game

Ok, so I've wanted every Sims 3 game for awhile now, but they are pretty expensive so I don't think I'll be getting some anytime. In the meantime, I found this fun game called Virtual Families, that is kind of like the very first Sims game that came out in 2000, but just a little simpler. I've been playing it for awhile, but I haven't even got through one legacy yet. Today, I decided to show you some screenshots of one of the little families I've been playing with, just for fun:
Here is the dad, Garth, and daughter Riley fixing the birdbath together.
Finished fixing the birdbath! Yay!
Looks like someone needs to use the potty, lolz

Aw, look, Mommy is telling Riley a story, how cute!

The family gathered in the living room to watch television. Not quite sure what they are watching though.

So apparently we get a trophy for turning off the tv? Sweet.

Ok, so instead of freaking out, just fix the stupid thing! Good gracious!

Good girl Riley, you do your homework so you can get good grades in college and make your mommy and daddy proud

....right, you do that

I bought them a grill, you know, because I can.
I don't know if you can see, but she has a basket full of dirty socks.

Nellie, the family cat relaxing on the bed

Ew, yeah, you throw that fish out.

I hope someone fills that gopher hole up soon...

Riley measuring her height. She doesn't look any taller to me, though.

What's this now...

The whole family with the new baby!
And look! It's another girl who I will be renaming as soon as she ages.

Ok ok this is obviously not part of the game but I wanted to show you the wallpaper on my computer. It's the poster for the Doctor Who 2012 Christmas Special. 

That's all for now!


Tuesday, November 27, 2012

Ho Hum

Where has the time gone? How have I let countless weeks slip by without posting? I'll bet you guys are wondering what has been going on with me and my life. Well never fear! I'm here to give you a wee bit of an update.

Alas, another Thanksgiving has come and gone. My brother came home that week, so the whole family was together for the holiday. We had a very nice time.

As you may have noticed, my blog is in the festive-mood. I've been remodeling it for Christmas, but its nothing fancy at the moment, just a new theme and some music. Along with a countdown at the bottom. Just a bit of a work in progress right now.

Christmas! Yes my favorite holiday is coming! At the moment, I have no idea what I'm going to get for my family members, but I'm sure I'll think of something soon. I have a good while to save money and ponder. I think my family is getting our Christmas tree next week. I pray to the good LORD that my dad will have enough sense to buy an artificial one this time, because I am not in the mood to haul in a huge fir tree into the house, and besides, I'm kind of allergic.

I finally managed to finish a book this year. The book you ask? "The Hunger Games". Yes, I've already seen the movie, and I've got to tell you, I liked the book more up until the ending. I hate endings. They are always the worst part of a book. Right when you are enjoying it, the words "THE END" come across the page. Oh well, I guess that is what sequels are for right?

On a bright note, we found out the gender of the next baby. Drumroll please....







Yes, I'm getting another sister. I'm not upset, I mean, I wasn't even caring about the gender. At my mom's age we all just want it to be a healthy pregnancy with a healthy baby. And so far, everything seems to be ok. My mom showed us some ultrasound pictures, and it seems this little girl is already very active. I think we have a future soccer player in our family.

After nearly several months of waiting, I finally got to see "The Avengers"! And let me tell you, it was AWESOME! Probably the best movie I've seen all year! Of course the opening was action packed, then it slowed down for a bit, but the action picked up quickly and I loved the whole thing! Wonderful acting by each, they casted the characters perfectly. I am looking forward to every Marvel movie following this one. Which, by the way, Iron Man 3 already had its first trailer. And I'm slightly  scared by it.

I also got to see "Dark Shadows".  It was laughable, I really enjoyed it. And I'm wondering if I'm the only person who did, because I've looked at other people's reviews and they say it was the worst movie they had ever seen. Those people have a problem. It was a great film.

So...have I watched any other films that have come out recently? Nope. I'm just waiting here in my nook for "The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey" to come out. But then, as I'm not allowed to visit the theater thanks to my strict and weird parents(just kidding, I love them! But my dad is partially weird), I'm going to have to wait for it to be released on DVD.

A few of my followers are Whovians(Doctor Who fans), and I'm just curious as to how you all fared with the Season 7 Fall Finale? Well, I can honestly say...I cried. Yes, I cried. I never usually cry at movies and tv shows but as soon as the Ponds took the plunge off the building, tears were shed. And then, boom! They are back alive! And I'm mad because I got embarassed in front of my family! But to make a long story short, wait, nevermind, I'm not going to spoil what happens to them in the end if you haven't seen the episode yet.  It was sad, let me tell you. It was sad.

Ok...I think I've talked long enough. So...bye.


Tuesday, November 6, 2012

And what a sight!

For the past few days, I've been hearing several helicopters flying around. And today, I found out the reason why.

We went to music lessons today, you know, the basic routine. Then I find out from my sister's music teacher that very close by, they are filming one of my favorite television shows, "Revolution". If you don't know the plot of this program, allow me to explain it, or better yet, allow me to let the folks of IMDB explain it:

"Our entire way of life depends on electricity. So what would happen if it just stopped working? Well, one day, like a switch turned off, the world is suddenly thrust back into the dark ages. Planes fall from the sky, hospitals shut down, and communication is impossible. And without any modern technology, who can tell us why? Now, 15 years later, life is back to what it once was long before the industrial revolution: families living in quiet cul-de-sacs, and when the sun goes down lanterns and candles are lit. Life is slower and sweeter. Or is it? On the fringes of small farming communities, danger lurks. And a young woman's life is dramatically changed when a local militia arrives and kills her father, who mysteriously - and unbeknownst to her - had something to do with the blackout. This brutal encounter sets her and two unlikely companions off on a daring coming-of-age journey to find answers about the past in the hopes of reclaiming the future."

I would totally recommend this show to you guys. It's pretty action packed and will keep you on your seat every minute.

So, back on track. I got very excited. So after lessons were finished, my mom drove us past the area where they were set up to film. It was actually right in the middle of town, in the old stockyards. And we get there, and lone behold there are lots of cars and trailers and lights and stuff set up. It was really neat! I was almost hoping one of the actors would appear so I could get a picture, but sadly, the weather is really nasty today, so I'm guessing they were probably all keeping warm in their trailers.

Nothing else much is going on. I thought this might be an interesting post for you all to read. And like I said, do the check the show out if you aren't watching it already!

~the Authoress