Fan X: Snarky, you haven't posted in ages! How come?
Me: The short answer: Because I don't feel like it. The long answer: I've been dealing with a lot of stuff. There is the ongoing situation with my mom and busyness at work, but my maternal grandfather passed away unexpectedly. He was my last living grandparent. I have also been dealing with my own health issue that requires most of my time.
Fan X: Wow, you've got a lot on your plate. At least you are having fun playing the game.
Me: Not really. I haven't touched the game in about three weeks. I am very frustrated about the direction EA is taking this franchise. I am not happy about Katy Perry's Sweet Treats at all. I don't like real-life brands being mixed with the game. It's just a quirk of mine. I have also heard rumors that EP7 is about magic, and I was hoping for weather. So, I just don't feel inspired to play the game right now.
Fan X: So you are abandoning The Sims community?
Me: No, I am still reading some great blogs by fellow simmers. There's Mao's Aperture Valley, HTRootbeer's Twinbrook Fields, Orangeplumbob's Different Rain. And there's still some TS2 favorites, like Carla's Sullivan Sims.
Fan X: When are you going to update your own blogs?
Me: The short answer: When I feel like it. The long answer: With my health issue, I need to focus on reducing my stress. I beat myself up a lot about not posting regularly, so I have to stop doing that. I make no promises as to when the blogs are going to be updated. The Lazlos probably will not be updated anytime soon. I did finish playing through Sunset Valley for my Mega Maxis blog, so I'll get those posts up eventually.
Fax X: You like to play games for fun. What are you playing now since you are not playing Sims?
Me: I'm still enjoying Civilization V. It's nice to play a game without having to worry about taking screenshots and blogging. And there's something deeply satisfying about dropping a nuke on Montezuma after a bad day.