Thursday, May 28, 2009

Census - Round 2006

64 Sitizens - 18 Households - 9 Owned/Occupied Community Lots (*most current)
Records maintained by Emerita Valdes, Homemaker Advisor
The following information was recorded:  March 2006 - February 2008

Total Playable Sims by Age:

Elder: 0
Adult: 24
YA: 0
Teen: 9
Child: 5
Toddler: 4
Baby: 0
Pregnancies: 5

By Aspiration:

Family: 7
Fortune: 7
Knowledge: 5
Popularity: 7
Pleasure: 3
Romance: 4
Grow-Up: 9

By Zodiac:

Aries 2
Taurus 1
Gemini 5
Cancer 3
Leo 3
Virgo 3
Libra 2
Scorpio 5
Sagittarius 2
Capricorn 7
Aquarius 3
Pisces 6

By Residence:

Willow County: 42
Camden Park: 0

Total Playable Households:

Single-Family: 9
Multi-Family: 0
Apartments: 3

Non-Playable Playables: 4

Wednesday, May 27, 2009

STCunningham - September 2007

Sabien, Sr. is 51, Tomika is 51, Rashid is 18, Marchon is 16, Sabien "SayJ" Jr. is 8, Scot is 3.

When Rashid wasn't playing his precious video games...

He was making damn sure he finished his car up before school started. This was his Senior Year and he couldn't wait to pull up in front of Simmington Hills' College Preparatory School (CPS) to show off his pretty ride. "I'll take the long way around, take Magnolia to Pine and make that right onto Cedar. All the kids'll see me coming!" He boasted to Marchon. Rashid had put his heart into getting this car to look and sound exactly like he wanted her to - LOUD.

Calendar - Round 2006

This calendar only picks up where the new Time Relevance system started.  Everything before this was under the old period system.  Journal entries are marked in this blog as "Simdays".

This hood's current simdays are (Simdays 24-25).  This Round lasts from March 2006 to February 2008.


Community Events are highlighted in yellow. Marisa Bendett handles all event planning, please contact her at if you would like to schedule an event.

Fall 2007

(Simday 25)


*Spencer Farm; Harvest tomatoes*



Winter 2007-08


January (2008):

February (2008):

Tuesday, May 26, 2009

NOTES - Politics - September 2007

Revised Round 2006 - October 2007

Time Relevance System

I’ve been wrestling with changing our time relevance to something a little ‘warmer sounding’. I wanted something that actually reflects where we are in time, instead of referencing a Period #. ( Period #s were used because I thought it was easier to see how many rotations we’ve made around the hood. With 5 simdays in a rotation, Period 5 meant that we’d be approaching 25 simdays in the hood.)

I’ve talked with a handful of my Mayor friends from Apple Valley to Harper’s Cove to Riverdale, over this issue. My interest in time relevance was renewed after seeing Lakeside Heights. My good buddy Mayor Antwan Snowden of Riverdale told me his plans, and I eventually decided I would do the same thing. No more “Period # talk”, in the future.

We now have Rounds to signify our rotation around the hood. A Round is another word for rotation. Each Round is broken down into 24 months, and random households will be played during each month in the simyear. There's no set way to decide which households will be played each month, it just depends on what is going on.

There were two major issues I had to take into consideration before changing our time relevance:

1. Where do we start and,
2. How do we make it work?

Well, when did we start? December 10, 2006, human time (ht). Starting from the RL year our town was founded, we'll mark our Rounds starting with 2006. Each Round lasts for 2 simyears.

We have a Calendar Page to reference where we are in the rotation, and to mark any special events coming up. Each entry is linked to its blog update, for convenience.  Located under "About Simmington Hills" on the top right, there is a link to the Calendar page.

How could we not pay homage to when we first started? And while we know that it doesn't seem like we've moved that far along if you're looking at the simyears at face value (starting in 2006, and only being in simyear 2007 currently)...It's still been a long time. We make note of how many actual Simdays we've been in existence on the Calendar page. I’m excited that we’ve reached 25 simdays. That's 25 simyears of existence! And it truly feels like 25 simyears, too.


Also read Laura's "Time in a Bottle" notes.

It works like this: We visit each household for 2 simdays, which equates to 2 simyears in our world. (1 simday = 1 simyear: we all age at 6 pm, every simday.) So currently we are on Round 2006, which lasts from March 2006 thru February 2008. The next Round will be Round 2008, from March 2008 thru February 2010. (The Round number is the simyear that the Round begins in.) Aging is played OFF all the time. I manually age my Sims now. I keep up with their ages on Flashnote and list what they should be for each simyear.  Thanks to Carla of Sullivan Sims for these ideas!  It's been a tremendous help!

Simmington Hills’ seasonal order is, Spring - Summer - Fall - Winter.

March - April - May = Spring
June - July - August = Summer
September - October - November = Fall
December - January - February = Winter

Round 2006: March 2006 to February 2008

(Simday 24) 2006-07 March, April, (Spring), May, June, July, Aug., Sept., Oct., Nov., (Fall), Dec., Jan., Feb. (SB)

(Simday 25) 2007-08 March, April, (Spring), May, June, July, Aug., Sept., Oct., (Fall), Nov., Dec., Jan., Feb. (SB)

*(Spring) and (Fall) indicates Uni semesters. (SB) stands for Spring Break.

You can see above that there are two Fall semesters and two Spring semesters within one rotation.* That is because you break each college grade level into their segments, and play the semesters one at a time.  ie. (Fall 2006) is Freshman semester 1, (Spring 2007) is Freshman semester 2.  (Fall 2007) is Sophomore semester 1, and (Spring 2008) is Sophomore semester 2, and so'll end up with a Sim that's been away to college for 4 simyears, if they graduate.  :)

-Sen. Sabien Cunningham, Sr., Spokes Sim