Saturday, February 19, 2011

Round 1: Landgraab 1–Tough Love

Nancy: Illiana, I just got off the phone with Mr. Amin, and he is very unhappy with our promotion campaign for his new resort. Tell me something, did you proofread the brochures before you mailed them?…You did? Then explain to me why we had a huge typographical error on the cover of the brochures. Do you know what the difference is between the Simharian word for Indulge and word for Woohoo?… It’s one letter, Illiana! Guess which letter we left off the brochure? Our brochures certainly don’t say “Go Indulge Yourself!”

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Illiana, I won’t tolerate shoddy work by anyone on my staff….don’t get me that excuse about being tired because of your new baby. I have two new babies, Illiana, and I always bring my A game. I expect nothing less from my team. This little mistake has cost us greatly. Do you know how hard it is for a Simerican company to get a foot in the door in Al Simhara, let alone a company run by a woman? Mr. Amin was very forward thinking and took a chance on us. We let him down. You let me down. I’m sorry, Illiana, but you’ve left me with no choice.
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I am re-instating Thornton as Vice-President. You are hereby demoted to Division Manager. Straighten up, Illiana. or your next move will be to the employment office.
Me: Harsh, much?
Nancy: *sigh* Mistakes like that cost us millions of Simoleons.
Me: I think I hear one of your daughters crying.
Nancy: Chloe, you will cease and desist this instant. You are a Landgraab woman. Landgraab women don’t let a silly thing like a wet diaper get them down.
Me: Geez, Nancy, they’re only babies.
Nancy: The sooner they learn, the better.
Meanwhile, Malcolm and Geoffrey both got opportunities to make new friends.
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Geoffrey: Nancy, I need to entertain a city official to get funding for the hospital’s new neo-natal wing. I thought we could throw the girls a birthday party and invite him.
Nancy: A party tonight, Geoffrey? That won’t work. I need to work on my Simharian because I’m going to have to go grovel to Mr. Amin in person if I want to save this account.
Geoffrey: ENOUGH, NANCY! I’m tired of you putting your job ahead of your family. More importantly, you put your job ahead of your own health. Look at you, Nancy, you’re tired. I don’t even know how you’re remaining upright at this point. Go to bed, Nancy. I’ll take care of the girls and the party. You can worry about Mr. Amin in the morning.
Nancy : But, Geoff-
Geoffrey: GO TO BED, NANCY!
Me: *snickering* He sure told you!
Both of the Wolffs were invited to the party since Thornton works with Nancy and Morgana works with Geoffrey. Theodore Lum, however, didn’t show up.
Morgana, you know your husband dislikes children. Put the baby down and step away from the crib slowly.
When it was time for the girls to grow up, Jamie brought Sophie to the cake. I’ve never seen a guest bring the baby to the cake. 
You will also notice that Nancy got out of bed. She had to because Geoffrey got called back to the hospital for an emergency. That dude worked a lot in this 24-hour period. When I switched to the family at 6 AM, he was already at the hospital. He came home around 7 AM and had to go right back at 9 AM for his regular shift and then he got called back around 10 PM.
Anyway, here’s Sophie. She looks like Malcolm.
And here’s Chloe. She takes after Geoffrey.
Here’s a bonus pic of the girls. Chloe looks like she’s going to nab Sophie’s bottle. She may be more like her mother, after all.
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Hank is still working on that Heartbreaker LTW.
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Meanwhile, his baby mama is getting serious with someone else.
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Poor Gunther. I think he hoped he had a shot at the Vice President job too, but it went to the Thornton.


  1. I think "Tough Love" is a very appropriate heading. " Chole, you will cease and desist this instant. You are a Landgraab woman. Landgraab women don't let a silly thing like a wet diaper get them down." Too funny!

  2. Anon, yeah, Nancy doesn't strike me as the type to coddle anyone. Not even a baby.

  3. Great update! Was that brochure all in your fantasy or is it an in-game chance/feature

  4. Jungfrun, once I saw that Thornton had ousted Illiana from her position, I made up the brochure story to explain why.