<p>Gus is 103 now, but that doesn’t excuse him from his toilet-plunging duties. <div align=”center”><img src=”/images/2010/03/318-07.jpg”></div>
<p>This blank stare is the look of a Sim who has just attained her Lifetime Wish. SO LAME!<div align=”center”><img src=”/images/2010/03/318-06.jpg”></div>
<p>Kay’s wish was to earn §4,000 in royalties from her writing. I knew that she would hit that goal as soon as she finished writing <i>A Study in Plumbob</i>. I watched carefully as she wrote, and dropped into Speed 1 (the slowest speed) as she inched towards the finish line.
<p>As soon as she finished the book, the game played a little fanfare. I hit the Pause button to savor the moment. Sadly, I didn’t realize that the “37,000 happiness points awarded” animation wouldn’t pause when I paused the game. I guess you really have to be quick on the draw to catch that damned thing!
<p>But seriously, couldn’t she at least crack a smile?!
<p>On the up side, having attained her Lifetime Wish left her free to pursue the various Opportunities the game keeps handing out.<div align=”center”><img src=”/images/2010/03/318-08.jpg”></div>
<p>This was an unusually odd Opportunity. The police station phoned her and asked her to bring over a plate of cheeseburgers. (???)