The Sims 2: Apartment Life Expansion Pack

I have to admit, I am very very very very weak when it comes to the Sims in almost any and every format it comes in. I swore to myself that I wasn’t going to get anymore expansion packs because The Sims 3 is on its way and I need to save up to upgrade my computer so I can play that. As well as play Spore.

But I was weak, I went to the EA store last night and saw that the Apartment Life Expansion Pack was being released today… so I pre-ordered it. Which means when I get home tonight I get to download it and decide if I want to continue with the family I just started (I had to uninstall and reinstall everything about a month ago due to a huge malfunction) or start a new one in the new city that is coming with the expansion pack.

In either way, it should be fun to play and interesting. I really want to see what it would be like to play the apartments in the University area of The Sims 2 worlds. It would make it easier to have multiple sims in the same building yet not all in the same play area. I will let you know though.

I do have to hand it to EA though – they do listen to their players. If you go to their forums on and bring up your thoughts and ideas, they sometimes come to fruition. I know that the Apartments is something that many forum members wanted Apartments and there you go. I know a few years back I brought up my desire to see a sewing machine and get the ability to make the clothes you want instead of always having to go to the store then when Freetime came out – you could. It just takes you an entire lifetime to be able to do it. One of my characters has been sewing since she was a teen and still can’t make anything but potholders. Maybe when she graduates college?

Once I get the game going and play it over my long weekend off of work (was suppose to go to Dragon*Con) and I will let you know how it is.

Random Star Wars References – 1

I have been wanting to do this for awhile and just haven’t. Its odd and random when you come across a Star Wars reference in some way in the popular media and I thought it would be fun to start tracking it. Why? To really see how many odd references you can find just in your daily life of watching movies, tv, reading books etc… Today is the first one (I will do another post later on back tracking some of the ones I have found in the past):

The Holiday
What reference: Jack Black playing the piano for Kate Winslet and showing her a piece he had written, he plays the Star Wars theme. (At another point, he talks about the Jaws theme as well.) She doesn’t mention Star Wars just says its John Williams not him.

If you have any that you know of yourself – please post a comment and I will add them in another post as well. If this is good, I will make a page for it.