<p>The biggest surprise – Marla spontaneously cleaned the stove! I was eating dinner when it happened. I dropped my fork on my plate, splattering sauce all over my desk, and lunged for the P button to pause the action. I caught it just in time!<div align=”center”><img src=”/images/2009/11/1109-01.jpg”></div>
<p>I’ve also been busy building and re-building and sketching floor plans and re-building her new home. Not coincidentally, I believe I have amassed the world’s second largest collection of reference pictures (screenshots) of the <a href=”http://venturefans.org/vbwiki/Venture_Industries”>Venture compound</a> living quarters.<div align=”center”><img src=”/images/2009/11/1109-02.jpg”></div>
<p>We were struck by an animation glitch. I often hear about this one on the Sims 3 blogs and boards. Instead of rolling over in bed, your Sim will stand up for a while.<div align=”center”><img src=”/images/2009/11/1109-03.jpg”></div>
<p>And when she went swimming, she alternated between swimming and standing atop the water!<div align=”center”><img src=”/images/2009/11/1109-04.jpg”></div>
<p>Luckily the resetSim cheat seems to have fixed it.
<p>That night at work, Marla FINALLY swiped a Mysterious Mr. Gnome! I’ve wanted one for AGES!<div align=”center”><img src=”/images/2009/11/1109-058.jpg”></div>
<p>And when she left work that night, she was promoted to Criminal level 9, Super Villain! Check out the awesome new outfit!<div align=”center”><img src=”/images/2009/11/1109-06.jpg”></div>
<p>I miss the Furry Crime Syndicate hat. But those gloves are HOT.