Tuesday, August 29, 2006

The Third Week





Are You Lonesome Tonight? by Norah Jones - 3.64 MB


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Hey, here I am reporting in for the third week. If I look happy in this picture, I am. I just received the good news I got promoted again.


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Yep, I am now on the swat team. Well, the news from this promotion made me feel good for only a little while. Everybody managed to stay alive this week, but moods were starting to get pretty low.


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Things started out pretty normal, despite Jennifer's death last week. The residents have started different passtimes to spend time together since Jennifer is gone. They can no longer play chess together since there is only chair. The game of choice has switched off from rock-paper-scissors to red hands and punch me. Dern, Marilyn and Joy found this to be fascinating.


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Seems like Joy is the instigator to keep things interesting, keeping interactions going. That is what I paid her to do here.


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Worries started setting in. Now Freddie not only has the limited facilities to worry about in the bathroom, but now he also endlessly worries about finding a significant other. I feel so badly for him.


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Even my love muffin is worrying. I cannot get really close to him right now. I have decided to limit my interactions with him because he distracts me from my goal: To become a Captian Hero.


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Things started breaking down this week. Well, the shower and the toilet broke down the first couple of days here. Like I said before, I haven't bothered fixing those. Everyone gets a kick out of mopping up the bathroom floor. But I couldn't take the kitchen sink flooding the kitchen floor. It took me a while of banging on the sink with a wrench, but I finally fixed it.


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I got brave and decided to try and fix the TV too. Boy, what a mistake that was!


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The thing gave me quite a shock! I had to eat something before cleaning up. I was nearly starvin'!


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I over heard Pretend President George and Harry havin' a discussion. George was trying to get Harry to believe that everyone had been handcuffed and brought to the Cretin against their wills.


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Harry told him there was absolutely no justice in that. How could people be held against their wills?


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George said, well maybe the cops would arrest the Guys who were responsible for being so mean and putting everybody in here behind these doors.

This made me feel really bad. I have done what ever I could with the materials I had to work with. The residents have a really nice chess board, beds, and a bass guitar. I guess there is only one thing I should be doing.


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Joy tried to tell me whilst I was takin' a shower. She did look a little stressed, but I didn't pay her any mind. She seemed to want to tell me something, but I let it go over my head.


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Joy started showing the same low moods the rest of the people here were showing. I was so wrapped up in trying to get promoted, I didn't pay attention to her. It was as if I lived alone...


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Right about that time, Harry did get a great mood boost. He completed a self study course on the bass guitar. That made him happy for a while.


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Maxed out creativity skill.


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I started feeling sick and calling off work. Maybe I wasn't doing well in the emotional department either. It was affecting my stomach.


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Harry and George got into another discussion. The started talking about the fire that killed Jennifer. I guess they were more concerned about it than I thought. I thought they had just forgotten all about her.


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Well, I should have known better than to get my hopes up. The only thing George could say about it was good thing we weren't all in a high rise building, or we all could have gotten trapped on the upper floors and killed.


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Norma Jean started up her shenanigans again with Harry. Her female sense kicked in when she realized I was easing off spending time with him. But it was hard for me to be mad at her.


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She was only looking for a little comfort. The lonely bug had bitten her too.


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Pretend President George was not immune.


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Even crazy Alice Cooper was showing the signs. Everyone was feeling really down in the dumps. It strengthened my resolve to make Captain Hero.


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Freddie started takin' his turn on the bass guitar. Here Cassandra Widow from Wen's unblogged Black Widow Challenge gives Freddie a nice tip, while Harvey Howdyschell from the ISBI Challenge looks on.


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Freddie actually started singing a song...in a pure and sweet simple voice.....

*clears throat*

"I've paid my dues -
Time after time -
I've done my sentence
But committed no crime -
And bad mistakes
I've made a few
I've had my share of sand kicked in my face -
But I've come through!"

Wow! I was amazed....Freddie was actually singing something that didn't have the beat of Davey Jones in it. I was intrigued. Maybe I would get to hear the whole thing sometime...

Until next time!




Sunday, August 27, 2006

The Second Week



Suicide Is Painless by Nick Drake - 2.64 MB

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Hullo. It is me again, ASimWen. I guess I will update you on my second week here at the Cretin. I thought everything was going well. I have been exercising to build body skill for my job in Law enforcement. I had worked myself up to the Vice Squad last week. I found out I needed to really get my bod in shape if I wanted any more promotions. I started giving that treadmill a workout.

The other residents of the Cretin have been doin' their thang. Mostly entertaining themselves somehow, since nobody other than visitors or myself seem to know how to turn on the TV. If I don't turn it on in the mornings before I leave for work, well. You can only imagine what the residents will do to entertain themselves.


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Of course we know about pillow fights. Here Alice and Harry become best friends whilst playing. Harry makes Alice's 5th best friend. He got 10,000 aspiration points!


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Joy got her 5th best friend somehow. Although I don't see anybody around her talking to her. Hm. She must be talking to someone off the range of the spy camera. This happened while I was at work.

Gad, those two got their 5th best friend before I did. After all, I have to spend time at work...while they don't.


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Despite the hugging episode Harry had with Norma Jean last week, I still can't keep myself away from Harry. We fell in love this week. I just go GAH-GAH around him. Maybe one of these days we can really get together.


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I finally made my fifth best friend with Joy. I really needed the aspiration boost 'cuz I was starting to fall behind with job promotions. I only got two this week. Now it is getting harder 'cuz the skills are more demanding. It will take some time.


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One of the things the residents do is play rock-paper-scissors. I never knew it could be some much fun. I played it alot as a child.


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More rock-paper-scissors! Dern, I need to look into that!


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Everything was normal though until Friday. Even though I had left cookies out on the counter for my charges to nibble on that morning, Jennifer decided to cook herself a grilled cheese sandwich anyway. The stove caught on fire an hour and a half before I was due home at 4 pm.


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Poor Jennifer. She was so panic stricken she couldn't think. The first to arrive on the scene was my beloved Harry.

This was part of my strategy for the challenge. The stove was placed in a small room by itself only two blocks from the door. A side door leading to the outside is off to the left in the photo. As you will notice, Jennifer is blocking the doorway so no one else can get in. Luckily, everyone panicked out in the main kitchen area, and didn't think to run outside to the side door to get in to join the the fire dance.



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Next was Norm Jean. Wow, the spy cameras worked great. I got to see everything that happened.


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Joy arrived to help Jennifer, but there was nothing she could do.


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This picture breaks my heart. Norma Jean unkowningly looked right into the spy camera with a bescheeing look on her face. It made me cry. By this time after about an hour, the fire started to spread.


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Harry was finding the entire episode really tiring.


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Jennifer got too close to the fire and caught her apron strings on fire. I knew she was a gonner. By this time the stove had burned to ashes.


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I finally arrive home and immediately call the fire department. I had big news but it had to wait. I had earned §10,000!


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And I had earned my next promtion!


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I also brought a friend home.... ASimWen Version 1, my cousin who also lives in Other Challenges town. She recently appeared in Rachel's Odd Couple Challenge.


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See me in the background there to the left of the photo? I am on the phone. I was too late. Grim came for Jennifer.


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I have got to talk to ASimWen about this. How it feels to have Grim take over your body for a few seconds. She managed to run into the room somehow while the fireman and Grim was there.


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After I cleaned up the mess from the fire and got a new stove installed, me and Wen talked shop. We compared our techniques on how we arrest bad guys.


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Then we got to talking about one of my favorite subjects....Harry. *sigh* She agreed he was dreamy too.


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Jennifer didn't lay in her grave in the back yard very long. She haunted the next night, Saturday night. She only scared one time...Joy. Heh. Well, Joy responded by promptly peeing her pants. Freddie was right on it cleaning it up as soon as Joy ran inside to shower. That Freddie is a cleaning machine!


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Heh. I never seen anything so funny in my life. But it made me miss Jennifer.


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That evening to lift everyone's spirits, I decided to throw a house party. Here Heloise Howdyschell from the ISBI Challenge comforts Freddie. He told her all about Jennifer's firey demise. Heloise responded with tellin' Freddie all about her mother's eaten by flies death. Heloise survived it. She assured Freddie he would survive the loss of Jennifer.


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Life is slowly going back to normal. I don't curtail the use of the stove from the residents. Why? It would only make things seem even more wierd. I just try to keep plenty of food out on the counter when I am not home. Here Alice is cooking his favorite thing, toaster pastries.


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We end this week with another promotion for me. I am on the seventh level now of my career. The promotions will come slower now. But I am workin' on it.

See you next time!