Origin Problems

I upgraded to Windows 10, and now I can’t get Origin to work properly. I uninstalled & attempted to reinstall Origin, but it’s not working. I can’t play the Sims without Origin. We’ve been pretty busy, and when I sit down to take a break, I want to play a game, not fix Origin, so it may take a little while before things are running smooth again. I think I still have a bit of write-up to do, so I may be able to post those shortly.


Bachelor 4.3: Accepting Contestants

Update: All Bachelor Contestants will be saved to the in-game (online) Gallery so a cloud backup of each Sim will exist.

I’m still looking for more input on the future of the blog after my computer meltdown. However, so far we have a tie between rebooting the previous series and only doing shorter challenges. Both of these options would allow for a Bachelor challenge.

I’m now accepting contestants for Bachelor 4.3. You may resubmit the same contestant information by choosing the option in the survey. If your re-submitted Sim was made by me from scratch, I will need to remake them- so they will likely look different.

I will only be using SEVEN sims for this challenge…to keep things quick and easy (more than 7 requires multiple households). You are encouraged to submit multiple Sims. If I have more than seven, candidates will go through a selection/casting process based on a variety of to-be-determined criteria (mainly related to compatibility with the Bachelor).

The new form has been updated! I’ve added a few new questions related to clubs and body shape, as well as rewording some questions in the Bachelor-specific section. Let me know what you think!

If you don’t like the below embedded form, you can go here.

Meet Bachelor 4.2!!!

Okay readers, you now have a goal. Design the perfect life partner for this guy…

Cannon Griffin is looking for someone to love, someone to cuddle with, someone who will appreciate his romantic gestures. A romantic at heart, Cannon desires to live in a grand mansion filled with art and a grand piano, and outside there will be gardens with fountains. He does have a practical side, though, Cannon is very business savvy and intelligent. He has a lot of energy and enjoys exercising. His hobbies include collecting minerals, camping and backyard astronomy. His plans on making his money as an eSports gamer. Cannon is interested in both male and female Sims. He definitely wants at least two children.

Cannon Griffin won the vote by a landslide (even when ignoring the votes submitted repeatedly by the same person…I’m guessing you were just very excited about him).

Remember to go here to submit contestants! It’s easy and fun. If you have any questions, let me know in the comments!

Update on Community Town: I’m currently mid-week with The Smith Family. Hope to have an update out by the weekend. 🙂

Round 5: The Smith Family

This is the middle of Round 5 of our Community Town. We are focusing on the neighborhood of Newcrest. You can learn more about the game, and submit your own character, here.

I apologize for the delay in posting, I’ve been playing a bit less due to personal reasons. When I finally was ready to make a post, my primary computer decided to lose the ability to connect to the internet. I still am very interested in this challenge and will play/post whenever I am able, so I hope you continue to follow along.

08-22-15_10-01 AM

John Smith decided to work on his ability to cause mischief this week. He went to the park and gave the ladies there some fake bad news, lied about his job, and invited them a fake party.

08-27-15_8-10 PM

Colleen and Megera like to chat whenever they run into each other outside.

08-27-15_8-12 PM

Here we go! Will the Geo Council return our samples this week? Or will Colleen need to switch aspirations?

08-27-15_8-15 PM

In order to find new types of fossils, and new breeds of frogs, for her collections, Colleen needs to start traveling outside her local neighborhood.

08-27-15_8-18 PM

This week she visited a few places, such as Oasis Springs.

09-08-15_9-45 AM

Is it just me, or is John putting on the pounds? It must be Colleen’s cooking! Everytime I come back to visit this house, he looks a little bigger…

09-08-15_10-37 AM

Unfortunately, he won’t have time to work until his days off! He was hard at work this week becoming an assistant nurse.

09-08-15_10-38 AM

John has started going on house calls!

09-08-15_10-47 AM

John and Colleen are close friends, but there is no hint of romance there. In fact, the Doctor has been shopping around for potential boyfriends for Colleen when he’s at the hospital.

09-08-15_1-06 PM

On his day off, John went to the gym for the first time.

09-08-15_1-09 PM

He did all kinds of exercises until he was too tired to do anymore.

09-11-15_8-39 AM

John normally runs out of the house in the morning before eating, so he’s forced to have something at work…usually a pre-made BLT sandwich, or a microwaved pastry. He complains about both.

09-11-15_8-58 AM

The Geo Council sent Colleen back elements extracted from Colleen’s geological samples! Her element collection has begun! YAY!!!!

09-11-15_8-50 AM

Back to collecting those rocks! And in heels!

09-11-15_8-58 AM-2

The fossil collection in the backyard has grown considerably.

09-11-15_8-58 AM-3

And has now expanded into the front yard (they need a bigger piece of land).

09-11-15_9-23 AM

And yet, Colleen still digs (this time in flip-flops…girl does not know proper footwear for hiking).

09-11-15_9-23 AM-2

John is back to the gym on his other day off this week. He was getting really annoyed with the woman in the background. She wouldn’t stop talking.

09-11-15_9-25 AM

Colleen continued to have adventures while John was off being a doctor.

09-11-15_9-31 AM

Veggie burger break!

08-22-15_9-58 AM

Round 5 Results: The Smith Family


  • Aspirations: Renaissance Sim (2), Chief of Mischief (2), Nerd Brain (1), Public Enemy (1), Joke Star (1)
  • Career: Assistant Nurse (Doctor 5)
  • Skills: Logic (7), Mischief (5), Charisma (5), Programming (4), Comedy (3), Handiness (3), Cooking (3), Fitness (3), Piano (1), Video Games (1), Gardening (1)
  • Friends: Colleen, Nina, Nancy
  • Enemies: Lola, Bella
  • Inventory: joke book, plumbing parts, element sample, roses, patient sample


  • Aspiration: The Curator (3/4)
  • Career: Self-employed Collector, Frog Breeder
  • Skills: Cooking (5), Mischief (3), Comedy (3), Video Games (2), Fishing (2), Logic (1), Charisma (1), Gardening (1), Mixology (1), Fitness (1)
  • Friends: John, Megera
  • Collections: Frogs (17/25), Fossils (11/15), Elements (10/15)
  • Inventory: potatoes, strawberries, onions, lilies, frog