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Thank you for your continued patience.

I did manage to free up some space in the media library of this blog. We’ll be okay for a little while, but we’ll encounter the problem again in the not too distant future. You can help me upgrade the blog by donating to my Patreon (it’s under the name of my main site, Crazy Cat Nerd).

I was delayed further by the passing of my very dear cat, Harree. 😥 I wasn’t in a Sim space last week. And I’m still coming out of it.And it doesn’t help that I’m addicted to Stardew Valley, which has a way of cheering me up and relaxing me in a way that the Sims doesn’t.

I am working on a blog post, and hope to have a post up by the end of the week. More next week.

An update was just released for the Sims, and if I can get Origin to work properly with Windows 10 (I just upgraded, possibly another reason for post delays), I’ll update the game. The update includes an Easter egg hunt. Despite my intentions, I failed to participate last year. Let’s see if I can manage this year.

Bachelor 4.3: Episode 11- And then there were four…

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And welcome back to The Bachelor! In this episode, we have our round three eliminations. We started out with 7 contestants…in Round 1 we said goodbye to Ansuya. In Round 2, we said farewell to Raven. Who will be next?

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Everyone has arrived in the garden, awaiting Dalton’s decision.

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I just want you all to know that it has been amazing getting to know all of you. You are all thoughtful, kind, attractive ladies and I’m a lucky guy.

And the first participant moving on to round 4 is….

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Dalton: Sabrina, I think we continue to connect on a very real level. Our relationship has a lot of potential, and I hope you’ll join me in this next round.

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Dalton: Karissa, it is very obvious that there is chemistry between us. I hope our relationship can continue to grow deeper as well.

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And the third participant…

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Dalton: Erica…

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Erica: Sorry about the plate. I was *really* hungry.

Dalton: :::laughs::: It’s fine. Erica…well, you make me laugh, and I feel like we could easily be best friends. I hope you join me for the next round so we can see if there is a spark between us.

And finally…

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Dalton: Penelope, I feel like we need more time. Our wavelengths don’t seem to be in sync, but I find that intriguing. Will you give us one more shot?

That means the person going home is…

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Sorry, Sabrina. You seemed shocked by this! Sadly, Dalton isn’t the prince you are looking for. Perhaps next season?

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Some of the potential partners decided to snag a few extra minutes with the Bachelor after the ceremony.

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Dalton practiced more of his guitar playing while Karissa and Erica made up lyrics about the pain of having to move furniture in order to properly vacuum.

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Dalton: Speaking of furniture…

Erica: I know! We need a basketball hoop.

Dalton: Not what I was going to say… 

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Erica and Dalton exchanged some flirtations.

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Sabrina and Dalton watched the Simolympics while eating burgers for dinner.

 

BACHELOR 4.3: EPISODE 10-Weenie Roast

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It’s time for another episode of the Bachelor. In this episode, we’ll see the round three party.

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Vivian Lewis was hired as the grillmaster. This is the second event she’s been hired for, and she has under performed at both. She didn’t even touch the grill!

Dalton is wondering if just hot dogs are sufficient for dinner, or if they should be roasting veggies instead.

Sabrina is wondering what a weenie roast has to do with finding her one true love.

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Dalton made up an adventure story to tell to the group about Pirates. Karissa and Simone seem to be the only ones who are interested.

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Sabrina makes sure to get in some flirting before the party is over.

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Later, while chatting around the campfire. Sabrina brings up one of Dalton’s favorite topics…sports.

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Sabrina and Simone discuss tomorrow’s eliminations. Who will be sent home? Surely it cannot be one of them.

Who do you think will be sent home in the next round?

 

BACHELOR 4.3: EPISODE 9-First Kiss

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Welcome back to the Bachelor! Last episode, Erica won our round 3 group activity and earned some one-on-one time with Dalton. In this episode, Dalton will choose one participant to join him on a date.

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Dalton chose Karissa for his third one-on-one. We know there is chemistry between them, but is there the potential for more?

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Dalton: Are you into music? I play a bit of guitar.

Karissa: I’m into the band Larry and the Llamas.

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Dalton: I’m into all kinds of sports, even boxing.

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Dalton: Have you traveled a lot?

Karissa is thinking ‘say something romantic’.

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Dalton: You know, I find you extremely attractive.

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He always needs to use the rest room at the most inconvenient times.

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After their conversation, they spent some time on the dance floor.

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We also had the first kiss of this series!

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When they returned to the farm house, Dalton was feeling both romantic and inspired. He went up to the attic to do some painting. I think he is working on a recreation of the scene from Lady and the Tramp…he is not a painter.

 

BACHELOR 4.3: EPISODE 8- The Garden Grows

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Welcome back to the start of the third round of the Bachelor! Dalton, the handsome do-good-er who only eats Grilled Cheese when it’s raining and prefers cupcakes over sports cars is searching for his soulmate!

In round 1, we said goodbye to Ansuya. In round 2, we said farewell to Raven. Who will leave this round?

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As we’ve mentioned before, Dalton loves the great outdoors. He likes camping, hiking, fishing and gardening. He’d prefer a partner who doesn’t mind getting her hands dirty once and awhile.

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As such, today’s challenge was a gardening activity! The participants planted seedlings in the yard of the farm house. The participant who enjoyed themselves the most would win some alone time with Dalton. Karissa was the first to dig in.

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Simone and Penelope each did their share, but Sabrina preferred to observe and drink a cocktail.

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As you might have guessed, Erica left everyone in the dust (or potting soil!) when it came to this activity. Not only did she enthusiastically work her own plot, she assisted others, and discussed gardening with anyone who was interested. By the evening, many contestants were exhausted, but she was invigorated.

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Dalton: I think this series of the Bachelor has been pretty drama-free so far. I was warned their could be some issues. Have you noticed anything?

Erica: Not really. I think everyone gets along pretty well. 

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Erica: So, I heard you are a huge fan of cupcakes?

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Dalton: Your eyes are like swirling cups of coffee and your skin is the vanilla foam on top of coffee.

Erica: Are you new at this whole flirting thing?

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Erica: Tell me something about yourself.

Dalton: I don’t like bugs.

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While Dalton was reminiscing about his days in highschool, Erica attempted to pull the same move Penelope tried last night.

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Dalton didn’t fall for it, but he didn’t get too upset either. He just politely extricated himself, and went to use the restroom.

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Who gets up at 8 am and craves Mac n’ Cheese for breakfast? That guy!

Who will get the 1 on 1 date this round? Find out in our next episode!

 

Martin Bowling: Episode 12

If you haven’t read about Martin Bowling before, go here. If you are looking for the most recent posts concerning Martin, go here.

I’m going to be posting occasional videos on my Opi’s Sims’ Facebook Page: https://www.facebook.com/OpisSims/?fref=ts. I put a tester video up recently of Martin’s dance moves. If people like the videos, I may do them often for both stories. 🙂 The stories will still remain here in their entirety, the videos will be like bonus content!

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Raelyn was disappointed to discover only one other person was in the Garden Gnomes club. She was hoping to meet a couple people her aged who liked to be outside…instead she got this random dude (and her own dad, as Martin remains a member).

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Benjamin wants to throw really amazing parties, but in order to do that he needed two things: 1) lots of acquaintances he could invite, and 2) money for supplies. He made progress on the first by going down to the library and introducing himself to everyone he met. The latter he solved by getting a job at a retail store.

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Now that his kids were older and could manage themselves, mostly. Martin began to focus more on the Martineers. They had lost many members over the years due to old age, and he needed to recruit.

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He held a meeting at the pub, and introduced himself to several other people, but he couldn’t find anyone with the right personality.

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Benjamin and his mother watched Lost Dog’s Journey Home together during breakfast on the weekend. From the scenes it looked like it was the Sims version of Homeward Bound.

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Jade has been working hard towards getting a promotion.

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By the end of the week, Benjamin was able to throw his first house party. It went okay, but he wants to strive for better.

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Little Isaac helped clean up the trash after the party, despite being really grossed out by it (he’s squeamish like his dad).

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Speaking of Martin, he is wondering if there will ever be enough extra funds to hire a handyman, or maybe even buy a new toilet that doesn’t break on a daily basis.