narrated by: Linnea
Miner Hall was updated over the summer, now our second floor has a lounge area and finally we have some vending machines. Mom doesn’t approve of garbage food or the high prices, but sometimes a college student needs a late-night snack.
I’m also a fan of the new arcade games. The main floor has pinball, but I’ve never been a master pinball player. I feel that I at least get my coin worth when I play these newer games instead.
Two new freshman were assigned to Miner Hall, Simon and Milo. Both of which I knew from high school. Milo is my best friend, Itzel’s brother, and she’s not too impressed that he was assigned to her dorm. Simon did Astronomy Club with Itzel, and I always thought was rather fond of her on a romantic level.
I think it’s pretty obvious that Simon is still interested in Itzel. If he was hoping to make a move, he should have done it in high school though as she’s attached to Rafael now.
They are incredibly adorable together and totally kick me in the gut with jealousy. I wasn’t terribly unhappy to not date in high school, but I had thought that university would offer that experience. Now I’m a junior, and I’m taking pictures of my bestie and her soul mate instead of my own beau.
I had thought that me and Simon could share in woe of being single, but he seemed to jump right into the dating scene. He went to Duffy’s, met an adorable red-head, and are probably on their path to marriage.
I wish they wouldn’t rub it in to my nose, though I know that Simon isn’t thinking of me and my singleness at all.
Even Milo found a girl to pass his time with, and he used to be smitten with me. In high school, he was such an annoying younger brother, always tagging along with me and Itzel. But he’s grown up nicely, and I miss his admiration.
Speaking of paths to marriage, my sister is just a month shy of her wedding day. Paloma has been a gracious bride though, most likely due to her bakery being so new. She spends most of her time worried about the business way more than any wedding detail, plus they close on their new house immediately after the wedding and the bank details of that are overwhelming her. She almost wanted to just get married at the bakery, but Mom talked her into the lighthouse across the sound.
I’m so happy for her, though she thinks she can relate to my lack of relationship-woes. She had her first boyfriend in high school, and hasn’t been single much since, even if it was just one-night-stands. I have zero experience.
In the meantime, I’m working to get back in shape with the wedding being my deadline. I begged Paloma to work-out with me, and we even hired a trainer so that we would both be smoking hot for her wedding day. She had no weight to lose, but I felt like I’d gained a good ten since starting university.
All the effort paid off, I went down a size, just in time for dress fittings.
School life is going along fine. My professors love my eye for color and design, and many of my pottery pieces have been chosen to be showcased. I think it breeds jealousy in fellow students though, as some try to bash me personally when they don’t like my piece or point out my eccentric sense of style. It mostly doesn’t phase me though.
The guy who stands next to me in pottery was our trainer at the gym, and he’s been trying to get more familiar with me, more than I’m comfortable being with him. I know that Itzel would say that I’m being picky, but I’ve heard rumors that he’s a womanizer, and I’m not interested.
So, the freshman are doing fantastic, have adapted to the demanding class load, found respective girlfriends, and are well on their way to dominant the world.
While me and Itzel both came down with the flu at the end of the month. One sickness can really set back a semester, make some classes impossible to pass, and that isn’t mentioning my sister’s wedding!
Even though we aren’t entirely healthy yet, we have to work on our papers or we would never catch up.
Here’s hoping that the remaining months of my junior year involve better health, and maybe a date.
Notes: Feels so good to be back! I have missed the sims, blogs, and community! 😀
Paloma… while she rolled the want to marry Adam, I can’t say that she’s completely over Oliver. I’m afraid if I unlock her wedding want, that it would roll away and not return. But I’m not paying no mind to that, I’ll consider it a secret of her heart and not something she’d take action on.
I didn’t jot down their GPA’s, but this dorm is very studious (historically, it always is), and they all got a 4.0 or nearly. I don’t know why students at Miner Hall always roll homework/term paper wants, but they always do.
Linnea does want some romance in her life, but she rejected red hoodie, and that was about all that she had chemistry with, that she ran into anyway. He is a romance sim, so it was probably wise of her to reject his attentions. She was rather interested in Milo, but he’s dating Tae now, and Simon is dating Cassia. Those relationships were ACR initiated.
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