For those of you who aren't aware, I sometimes post missives from Sue on my blog. This is one such item. I thought you would enjoy it - Trees
So without further ado...here's Sue.
Experienced first ever computer-induced trauma yesterday evening:
One of my Christmas gifts was the Sim Family computer game w/ every expansion pack you can get included. I should have known it would be too advanced...
Within less than 30 minutes, my first family became so unhappy with their living conditions, that their house was visited by a clown who would NOT leave. If you know me at all- you can guess I find the following to be nightmarish: Precious Moments figurines, anything people refer to as "precious" or "tender", crowds of slow-moving people who reek of fried food (hello- State Fair) and clowns. Clearly I could NOT let events continue. I exited the game without saving it, effectively ending their lives. Trust me, it was the humane thing to do.
Next family. Life was good. Nice farmhouse, good jobs, fun couple with one young boy. All was well until I had the man cook dinner. Minutes later the stove was on fire. The woman ran into the room screaming in a panic. I tried to have her put the fire out with the extinguisher, but she kept flipping out and then wouldn't fork over the entinguisher to the man. Tragically she went up in flames. The man refused to exit the house and soon was engulfed too. It was horrible. I got the boy to run out of the house, but then he kept running back in. I started freaking out too. Yelling "Oh, shit. Fire! Get out, you stupid people! Oh. No! Shit! Why won't you leave?! Get Out!!!" Panda Girl ran to my room- poised to dial 911 wondering if I had somehow set my computer on fire on something. I couldn't figure out how to stop the game. Got more & more upset thinking I was going to have to watch the little kid go up in flames. Panda Girl had to jump in and help me end the game.
Clearly I am not cut out for this Life Creation stuff. Too much pressure. Maybe I should stick to Tetris?