Previous Day: Sunday
The day begins with an exhausted contestant heading off to bed.
Erick wakes up and quietly exits the sleeping area, grabbing a bowl of animal crackers as he passes by the fridge.
“Neither of you have gone to bed yet? Are you two crazy?” Erick can’t begin to fathom why some sims aren’t taking this competition more seriously.
Greta merely smiles as she excuses herself from the table and proceeds to clean up. Erick pauses in the middle of a bite at the sight (since he has a good view) as she continues on down the hall toward the other end of the house.
Quinton leans his head around the corner from where he is washing his own bowl and shrugs his shoulders at Erick. “Maybe she prefers privacy. I don’t know, man, just taking a wild guess here.”
The other contestants straddle waking up and discussions as to when the next challenge will start fills the air but is paused when they see Kelsie get up … head to the showers … then back to bed for a power nap.
While she naps, some watch movies and others grab refreshments.
Mikaela selects a microwavable pastry since the popcorn is from the batch made yesterday. Otis notices and gets another cup of kernels popping. She smiles her thanks but declines to wait for it to finish.
Another night owl goes to take a power nap.
Time passes while the well-rested keep themselves busy …
Right as challenge excitement begins building again, the third night owl scoots off for a power nap.
(Addy’s Note: If this had been a recording, you would have heard me muttering about these sims! I planned on starting the challenge as soon as all were awake but … these three … took turns returning to bed for naps!!)
As soon as Quinton stirs (around 12:47 pm), the moderator quickly gathers everybody together and announces the next challenge. “No more delays,” she says with a stern look at several sims.
The second challenge is …
Goal: The sim who finishes their large painting first will be awarded 10 points!
They look at their blank canvases and then one another, hoping for inspiration to strike.
It’s pretty obvious that the same muse visits most of them.
Brittani takes a long time to decide what she wants to paint … probably because she plans to do something different from everybody else!
And the winner is …
“Another win for #TeamErick!” gets tweeted.
Otis finishes 2nd (again!), Mikaela is 3rd and Kelsie rounds out the top four. She is feeling energized by her decent finish and celebrates with sit-ups.
Quinton claims the 5th spot with Jermaine right behind him. Brittani finishes moments before Greta does.
All alone, Greta takes a moment to admire each piece.
They’re Poor Quality and most likely will be snubbed by snobs & perfectionists (but it’s the thought that counts!) so each contestant opts to keep theirs as a memento.
Value of each painting:
Erick – $88
Mikaela and Jermaine – $83
Brittani and Kelsie – $79
Otis – $75
Quinton – $74
Greta – $72
(Interesting how Erick in 1st has the highest value and Greta in 8th/last has the lowest value.)
The afternoon passes much like the day before.
Quinton is such a coffee addict! He never finishes the cup he has in front of him before pouring another one but … looking at his face, the caffeine buzz doesn’t seem to be helping him out much.
The evening activities are similar to those in the afternoon.
Things start slowing down as sims head off to bed.
Brittani and Otis appear to have a Love/Hate relationship … she hates that he loves being horrid to her.
(Otis has the Mean trait but this is the first time I’ve been able to catch him acting up.)
With things getting a little awkward, more sims head off to bed.
Brittani walks away but instead of staying away from Otis, she grabs a bowl of popcorn and begins chatting with him.
As long as they chat everything is fine between these two sims and things only go south when Otis periodically peppers the conversation with gross jokes and insults.
Otis calls it a day and Brittani finishes her popcorn before turning in. He may have made her angry but she keeps a smile on her face at the end of their exchange and considers that a small victory.
(Addy’s Note: As you might recall, Brittani is Childish and Hot-Headed whereas Otis is Mean. It’s interesting how they choose to single each other out for “conversational sparring”.)
Day 2 Tally
It will be interesting to see who prevails during tomorrow’s challenge.
Will Erick win again or will another sim stop his momentum?