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Cooking with The Sims 4

22 Sep

Hey there non-Simmers and fellow Simmers, The Sims 4 was released on September 2, and many Simmers have been cooking, partying, and doing what Sims (and their Simmers) do best in Willow Creek and Oasis Springs.  My play time didn’t begin until last Monday so I had a later start than I’d like. Sims intro The Sims 4 mood features makes the interactions between the Sims more amusing, and the build features make creating a house, or any building, faster and more intuitive.  Unfortunately, The Sims 4 received thousands of complaints from Simmers because of the new gameplay and features that are enjoyed in TS3 that won’t be available, or may never be available, or may only be available for a cost in TS4.

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Pancake Bob at Lost Lake Cafe and Lounge

2 Sep

PAX Prime 2014 came and went.  The Hubby and I are on our 7th year of consecutive PAX Prime attendance.  I say that with some pride because as conventions go, PAX is dedicated to gaming and gamers.  Although it’s not the only convention for gamers by gamers, it’s the only one we attend.  PAX debuted in Bellevue, Washington in 2004, and it took us 3 years before we attended one.  In 2010, we got a real treat at the Saturday concert when MC Frontalot and friends marched off from the stage to the beat of his “Yellow Lasers”. Continue reading

Hello The Sims 4

7 Aug

Like any loyal Simmers out there, I can’t wait to say “Sul sul” to The Sims 4!  Having been a player of The Sims since the rollickin’ early 2000’s and having experienced the game play improve with each new generation, I’m over-excited about The Sims 4.  I had a blast with The Sims 3 and even made short videos.  Missed seeing them?  Here, click on the links: “Cooking with the Sims“, “Summer Isle with the Sims 3“, and “How to make wine with the Sims“.  I also made a couple of private short videos as gifts for friends… they’re private so no links for you.

Promotion for EA Maxis’ The Sims 4 is ramping up.  The Hubby pointed my attention to The Sims 4 – Weirder Stories Official Trailer opening up with “the least most interesting Sim in the world”.  But hot damn, can he make pancakes.

I don’t know how to say pancakes in Simlish, but chumcha is pizza, and shurb for shake, while being “so hungry” is zo hungwah.  You can now say, “Hello, so hungry. Pizza. Shake.” in Simlish: “Sul sul, zo hungwah. Chumchah! Shurb!”  Okay, dag dag.

Stop Zombie Mouth

30 Oct

We always talk about food here, but we forget to talk about cleaning our pie (and candy) holes.  According to the Surgeon General, tooth decay is the single most common chronic childhood disease.  Tooth decay is not pretty.  To fight zombie mouth, follow the simple guideline of maintaining a nutritious diet and make sure to clean your mouth after every meal.

Need more help?  Here are some tips from the Stop Zombie Mouth campaign.  Click away on the image to learn how to prevent tooth decay.

The American Dental Association and PopCap Games have teamed up to Stop Zombie Mouth and are giving away fun freebies like Plants vs. Zombies™ as a sweet alternative to sweets.  The game which has a value of $19.95 is available for free from October 30 until November 10, 2012 so get it while you can.  You’ll need a game code to download the game, and the code is PEAH8R.

For the Halloweenies, Halloweeners, and trick-or-treaters out there gearing up for Halloween, remember to do as your dentist tells you to after you enjoy your hoards of treats… otherwise, “halitosis that is your prognosis”.  Click on the image to meet the Putrid Posse and to watch their colorful music video.

Happy Halloween and keep your mouth clean!

Sources:
American Dental Association: www.ada.org
Stop Zombie Mouth: www.stopzombiemouth.com/

Help Give Free Rice

5 Sep

Do good for others and do good for yourself by checking out FreeRice.com and playing an educational game.  I should warn you that it can be addicting.  It’s so addicting that I donated 2290 grains of rice by playing a vocabulary game.  Other game subjects include math, chemistry, geography, and even global languages.  Unfortunately, the 2290 grains I accumulated isn’t even enough to meet the daily calorie requirements, since there are only 48 grains of rice in a gram and DCR calls for about 400 grams, which means I should keep playing (and that more people should play too).  It’s a good thing the game also works as a learning tool.

FreeRice.com was founded in 2007 by John Breen, who then donated the site to the UN World Food Programme (UNWFP) in 2009.  UNWFP works around the globe and Freerice has distributed rice to many nations where rice is a staple part of the diet.  WFP gives an average of 400 grams of rice per person, per day which is meant for two meals that include other food items to meet the minimum of 2,100 Calories per day.

To learn more about Freerice and how to help fight world hunger, click the image below.