Hang Out and Play

Let's normalize just working for a paycheck

June 25, 2021 Hang Out and Play Episode 15
Hang Out and Play
Let's normalize just working for a paycheck
Show Notes Transcript

Happy Friday friends! Hang out and play The Sims 4 with us! It's one of our very favorite games that has brought us a lot of hours of comfort and joy over the years so we're excited to finally be playing it with you all. This week we're talking careers and whether or not they have to be a key part of your identity. It's something that's been on our minds a lot lately and we only had time to just barely scratch the surface, but we hope you find it interesting! Let us know your thoughts on our socials.

About this weeks game:
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"Unleash your imagination and create a world of Sims that’s wholly unique. Explore and customize every detail from Sims to homes–and much more. Choose how Sims look, act, and dress. Determine how they’ll live out each day. Design and build incredible homes for every family, then decorate with your favorite furnishings and décor. Travel to different neighborhoods where you can meet other Sims and learn about their lives. Discover beautiful locations with distinctive environments, and go on spontaneous adventures. Manage the ups and downs of Sims’ everyday lives and see what happens when you play out realistic or fantastical scenarios. Tell your stories your way while developing relationships, pursuing careers and life aspirations, and immersing yourself in an extraordinary game where the possibilities are endless."

Karly  
Hey there, welcome to our podcast where we try to figure out life together one video game at a time. I'm Karly. 

Sam  
And I'm Sam. grab a snack, grab your controller, and let's hang out and play. 

Karly  
Hey, buddy. 

Sam  
Hey, dude. Feel like I was a little out of touch with that little out of practice.

Karly  
It - I feel like I haven't talked to you in like six months.

Sam  
I know, when was the last time we like recorded? Have we even recorded in June?

Karly  
I don't think so. 

Sam  
No, I don't think so either. Because honestly, I was concerned I wasn't gonna have access to audition anymore because it's through like the licensing is through the school. But since I'm not a student anymore, I really don't think access to it so tonight when I was logging in, like I was a little worried that I wasn't gonna have access to it.

Karly  
Yeah, I feel like when did you go home?

Sam  
Last? No, not this. Not this past weekend the weekend before. So like a week and a half ago?

Karly  
Yeah, I don't think we recorded this month. 

Sam  
Oh, man. 

Karly  
Wow. 

Sam  
Wowie. 

Karly  
I miss you. 

Sam  
I heckin miss you. 

Karly  
And like when have when was last time I saw you? It's been weeks for that too. 

Sam  
I think when we recorded. 

Karly  
Despicable. 

Sam  
Honestly. Hate that. 

Karly  
Honestly, honestly.

Sam  
I'm just adjusting the game options for the game that we're playing the music and the sound so it doesn't distract me.

Karly  
I'm very excited about this. 

Sam  
I know. I'm surprised it's taken us this long to play. 

Karly  
I know. Everybody. 

Sam  
Do you want to? I know. Do you want to tell them what we're what we're playing. 

Karly  
Yeah, the time has come. We are playing the Sims.

Sam  
Yeee. I'm really excited. Except I haven't played in so long. And I'm like, okay, who are who? I don't think I don't think I really even played with these people at all. I think it just made them.

Karly  
I so first thing I have a couple things. First of all, I know we had like potential future guests who want to play the Sims as well. Fear not the Sims is truly my favorite game we will play it again. Um, and second of all, I was telling our friend, Lexi that like sometimes, I think I'm not that mentally ill, I think I'm like doing okay. But then. So when Lexi came over to my apartment last, we spent all day playing the Sims. And I made a sim named Zoe. And she made a sim named Emery. And of course, they ended up together, but I started them I wanted to play like a legacy challenge. And if you've never played like a legacy challenge, it's just like a fanmade challenge where you play through 10 generations of the same family. 

Sam  
Okay. 

Karly  
But like in order to play that, like the whole point of that is like your original Sims have to die. But I was so attached to Zoe and Emery that I was like, I can't play them, they're gonna die. And that makes me so upset. I can't let them go. So then I was like, I'll just make a new sim in this world. But then I'm like, nope, because I have aging on in the background too. And I can't play a legacy challenge in this world because they will also die. So the only option here is to make a whole new save file, so that I can play a legacy challenge with aging on for everybody the way I want it, but they can still live forever because my heart couldn't bear to lose them.

Sam  
I mean, that's fair. That's definitely that's happened to I don't think I've ever played enough for my sims to die of natural causes keyword there, natural causes.

Karly  
I have a few times I've never gone all the way through 10 generations but I've gone through a couple but I am very much in love with the sim I'm currently playing. 

Sam  
Great. Love that.

Karly  
I did the thing when you do like create a sim where you like get to like answer the questions and like build your sim for you. 

Sam  
Yeah, fun.

Karly  
She came out perfect. Her name is Dominique. She's beautiful. The career it gave her was Gardener, which I think is really my vibe. And the traits that gave her was family oriented which like perfect, foodie, and gloomy.

Sam  
You know, it be like that.

Karly  
And right, I kind of like when sims have like one negative trait though. I think it's fun. 

Sam  
Oh, yeah, for sure. 

Karly  
And her like

Sam  
No one's perfect. 

Karly  
Truly. And her lifetime aspiration is to have a big happy family. Like that's perfect. Anyway. 

Sam  
Yeah. 

Karly  
It's been like three days that she's been alive and she's already in love has a boyfriend. 

Sam  
Wow. 

Karly  
I mean, it must be nice to be a sim. 

Sam  
I mean, honestly, can't relate. 

Karly  
I mean, same. But anyway. Are you making a new sim? Are you playing with a pre existing family? 

Sam  
No, I'm playing with my pre existing sims that I literally I think had just made and then didn't do anything with them. Yeah. 

Karly  
Is one of them named Sam? 

Sam  
Probably. Stay tuned. I don't know if I just did like random names. I might have done that too. Okay, let's see their names. No, I didn't. My girls name is Paisley. 

Karly  
Interesting. 

Sam  
Yeah. 

Karly  
Okay. 

Sam  
I know. Truly - oh, I need to get rid of this TV. It's hideous. Come on, people. Take a shot or put money into a jar every time I go to pull up the cheat code bar but accidentally take a screenshot instead because I can't remember the controls.

Karly  
Yeah, yep. 

Sam  
Rich in seconds. 

Karly  
Take a shot every time I'm trying to spin the camera and I pull up the map. 

Sam  
Oh, God. Okay. Let's see. What do you people want? What's our relationships? You guys? I think you guys are together, right? Yeah, you're sweethearts. Okay. Cool. Cute outfit. What are what are some of our wishes, buying an instrument view a piece of art? Oh my god. You are so needy. We're not, we're not buying an instrument.

Karly  
My sim wants to level up in her gardening skill and make out with her boyfriend. She loves a simple life. We love her. 

Sam  
I love that. 

Karly  
I'm thinking so here's my plan for this little recording session. I want to level up her skills so that she can get another promotion then I'm going to have her boyfriend move in with her and then he's going to propose to her. 

Sam  
Ooooh. 

Karly  
Cause I'm not playing on long lifespans. So we got to get this show on the road if they're gonna have a kid. 

Sam  
True. That's right. I mean, you only have you only have so long. 

Karly  
Yeah, she has. I'm playing on normal. So she has 15 days until she ages up but like, I want her to be able to like not, you know, be an elder when her kid is like in elementary school. 

Sam  
Yeah, absolutely. 

Karly  
So she wanted a bee box though. So like, I obliged because I am merciful and I like my Sims to be happy but she's gotten attacked by her bees like seven times while making this one floral arrangement. And like you asked for this, I'm sorry. I don't know what to tell you your buddy. 

Sam  
Feel like you're - why didn't this house come with a dishwasher? 

Karly  
Also, I went a little bit wild. There's a sim sale right now. I've gotten many new packs in the past week and a half. 

Sam  
Like what? Tell the people tell the people. 

Karly  
Okay, so I got snowy escape because our dear Lexi has a friend who could get me a discount. And then I got the nifty knitting pack. And what's it called the dream home decorator pack which is brand new, but right up my alley. Can't wait to play that career. And the next month I will be immediately purchasing the cottage living pack because it's my dream. 

Sam  
Yeah. 

Karly  
It's gonna be just cottage core lesbians and I cannot wait. 

Sam  
I love that. 

Karly  
EA has taken so much of my money. 

Sam  
You know, that's fine. 

Karly  
We all have our hobbies. 

Sam  
We all have our hobbies. 

Karly  
This feels so nice just to be hanging out playing video games, because let me tell you last week sucked. 

Sam  
Well tell us what happened. 

Karly  
Just work. Just work wasn't great. I work for a fairly small company. It's great. I love you know, who I work for and my job and everything. It's not that it's just, every once in a while, it gets overwhelming. Because if you're like, if people are out, and you're the only one there, which is what happened to me, there was just so much. So much happening. 

Sam  
Yeah. 

Karly  
And it was just really overwhelming. And I don't know, it just was a time and a half. 

Sam  
I'm sorry, friend. Has this week been any better? 

Karly  
Um, I mean, sort of, but it's also very early in the week. So give it time. But I feel like that's a okay ish segue into what you wanted to talk about today. 

Sam  
Yes. 

Karly  
If you wanna jump in.

Sam  
I want to talk about this notion that our careers have to be our identity, or you have to do something that you're passionate about, or it's frowned upon, right? Or this notion that you need to constantly be in your dream job in order to be successful, like. 

Karly  
Yeah.

Sam  
Maybe like I don't. I mean, I used to think I, like knew what I wanted to do, I used to know have an idea of like, turning something that I was passionate about into a job. And now I'm just like, let's normalize just working for a paycheck. Because like -

Karly  
Yes. 

Sam  
I just want to be able to work to be able to do the things that I like to do, like, let me work so I can buy a gaming PC, let me work so I can afford to go on vacation. Like I don't have to be in love with my job. And I think like I'm just getting to that point where like, I don't want to I don't want to love my I don't need to like, absolutely love my career be in a career that defines me, if that makes sense. And for those that are like, you know, one of my best friends is a therapist, and that's wonderful. Shout out to Lily. Lily!

Sam  
Lily!

Sam  
And that's great, like she knows what she wants to do. And she was able she enjoys it and loves that. Just not everyone's that lucky. And that's okay. And I just yeah, normalize that.

Karly  
Yeah, I agree. And also a couple things. One if everybody only did what they were passionate about, then it society would just collapse because unfortunately, you know, you need people in jobs that really aren't that desirable. Like. 

Sam  
Yeah. 

Karly  
Is being a waitress all that glamorous? That's - okay. Is that the best example? No, but or like anybody in like the service industry? Really? I feel like 

Sam  
Right. 

Karly  
The vast majority are not there because they want to be there. They're there because they could get a job and they need it to survive. 

Sam  
Right. Right. Also 

Karly  
And 

Sam  
Oh, go ahead. Sorry. 

Karly  
No, go ahead.

Sam  
I was just gonna say side note tangent that I want to talk about because it happened twice. In a span of like 48 hours while we're on this.

Sam  
Is that Rosie sneezing? 

Sam  
It's her like coughing. 

Karly  
Oh, baby love. 

Sam  
Poor baby love.

Karly  
Poor baby love, allergies are getting everybody. 

Sam  
Honestly, managed to stay away from COVID. But allergies took me out last week. Oh my god, I was home and I was like completely miserable, like the first day and a half that I was home. That's a whole nother story. But while we're on the subject of service workers, anyone who's not nice to service workers, y'all can get effed. Y'all can step on an eternity of Legos for the rest of your life. You guys can constantly be getting called with spam callers and telemarketers. I want every miserable thing that could happen to you happen to you if you are miserable and mean to service workers. I had two instances at restaurants where I literally was saying, 'please', and 'thank you' and 'no, you're okay, take your time.' And my waitress is being like, 'Oh my God, thank you so much. You're you, you're so kind.' And I'm like, I'm literally doing the bare minimum. I'm literally I have manners. Thank you, like, who? I?

Karly  
And you know, what really gets me about that is that people will be like, 'everybody should have to work a service industry job at least once because then they'll get it'. And I'm just like, I have never worked a service industry job. And I would never be anything but patient and kind and tip because that's just what you do. Like, you shouldn't have to be that person to understand that you should be a good person and be nice to somebody and treat somebody with like, dignity and kindness.

Sam  
Right. And like the one the first instance me, my dad, we're driving home or driving back to Florida from New Jersey, in my brand new car.

Karly  
Okay, stop bragging. 

Sam  
Listen, it has a seatbelt. I did this for all of us.

Karly  
Okay.

Sam  
But we were driving and we stopped in South Carolina. And we got, we got in kind of late. We got in at about 8pm we went to Cracker Barrel, which was closing at 9pm. And I felt terrible, because I was like, Oh my God, we're going to be like one of the last people there. Like I hate being like those people. But it was like very busy. Like, we still had to wait for a table for a few minutes, which you know, no worries. But around the same time that we got there a party of 12 had also shown up. 

Karly  
Oh my god. 

Sam  
Yeah.

Karly  
Absolutely not.

Sam  
So our food took a very long time to to get there. But me and my dad, we're totally fine. You know, I was just happy to honestly be out of the car. You know, we got our biscuits and our cornbread. I was drinking water. And our poor waitress like kept coming over and being like, 'I'm so sorry y'all' like, you know, 'is there anything I can get you?' And we were like, 'no, it's okay.' Like, 'no worries, all good'. And she kept checking on us, like every, like five minutes to every 5/10 minutes. And then our food finally got there. And you know, she put the check down and she was like, you know, we must have said something like, oh, like, 'thank you so much'. And she looked at me and she was like, 'y'all are really so pleasant. I really appreciate it'. We were like 'no, no worries' and she was like, 'No, y'all are really just really pleasant.' And I was just like, she left and I looked at my dad like my dad who hurt her? I am ready to fight in the parking lot of a Cracker Barrel right now, who hurt this young girl? Like who yelled at her? Who you know, and it was because it wasn't her fault. Like, it was just the circumstances they had a group of 12 that they were cooking in the back for like, you know, no worries. We weren't in like in any hurry and like, was I starving? Yes. But like, again, not her fault,

Karly  
Right. 

Sam  
And like complaining about it wasn't gonna make it come out any faster. So, you know, just be nice. Be nice people.

Karly  
Yeah. People are the worst.

Sam  
They are. Anyway, we can go back to again, careers and jobs not being you know, you're passion and it being okay. I just wanted to do that side note because, again, we were talking about it.

Karly  
I just think that. I'm trying to think how I want to word it. I think that the concept of you have to turn your passions into your career and monetize the thing that you love otherwise, you're like wasting your life is nothing more than capitalist propaganda. 

Sam  
Yeah. 

Karly  
To be quite honest. I think if you are able to do that, that's great. Like you said, You're very lucky. And I'm happy for you. However, I'm passionate about a lot of things. I don't want to monetize them because it will kill it for me. 

Sam  
Yep. 

Karly  
Like, I love art. And when I was in high school and stuff people used to tell me oh, you should go to school for like photography or painting or stuff like that. I'm like, but like if I turn these things that are like a calming, like comfort activity for me, now there's pressure on it. Now I have to stress about it. And like that I lose my comfort activity, because now it's my job. 

Sam  
Yep. 

Karly  
And I just think people should be allowed to just leisurely enjoy things without having to worry about it being the thing that pays their bills. And I think people are finally starting to sort of awaken to the fact that like, we're all being exploited. And like, we're all forced into, like this bullshit system where we have to basically give away our lives to barely make ends meet. 

Sam  
Yeah. 

Karly  
You know, because we have no other choice. So I have no interest in my job being my identity. It couldn't be farther from my identity. 

Sam  
Yep. I mean, same. 

Karly  
And I like my job. 

Sam  
Well that's good. I like mine sometimes. 

Karly  
I mean, is my job my dream job? No. Is it what I ever thought I would really be doing at 29 years old? No. But, you know, I work with good people. I you know, I think I work for a good company, and I'm able to get by on what I have. So that's about all I'm looking for right now. 

Sam  
Yeah, absolutely. 

Karly  
I don't know. Like, I just think you can like your job, but get far more far more fulfillment from like other things. 

Sam  
Yeah, absolutely. 

Karly  
When you were in school, though, do you feel like like, that was what you had to do? 

Sam  
Yes.

Karly  
Was like? Yeah. What did you think you were gonna end up doing? 

Sam  
Um, I wanted to work in the music business, I wanted to work either as like an artist, like working for like a, like an artist management company, or work for a record label. I thought about tour managing for a hot minute. And I really liked that a lot. I liked the idea of it. And then, when I, and that's like, like, from really, when, when the when it connected in my brain that I could do something like that, I think it was like at the beginning of my junior year. You know, I, I loved the idea of that. And I was so excited about it. And then when I came down to Florida, and did my first college program, that kind of threw a wrench into everything, because I was like, oh, like, I want to work for Disney for the rest of my life. I just, it just like opened up, like ideas that I hadn't even like, considered or had thought about. 

Karly  
Yeah. 

Sam  
And then, you know, I stopped working at Disney. And I didn't really like I was kind of like, not in a place of being stuck. But I like everything then at that point that I thought I had known about myself, like I didn't know anymore, and I didn't really know what I wanted to do. And that's still kind of where I'm at currently. Just like, going through the idea of like, I don't really know what I would like to be doing with my life.

Karly  
Yeah, to be fair, though, I think that's another thing. I think we put too much pressure on, like the idea of figuring out like, what you want to do and like committing to it forever. 

Sam  
Yeah. 

Karly  
Because I think that's just so unnatural for so many people. 

Sam  
Yeah. 

Karly  
Like, you can like, generally speaking, be like, I love music. I want to do something with music, but there's a million different things you can do with music. 

Sam  
Yeah. 

Karly  
Or like, I want to do a job that helps people, well, you can do that in a million different ways. And I think like if you find a track that you love, and you're happy to stick with it until you retire, that's great. But I also think there's literally nothing wrong with wanting to explore around and do different things because you only get to live once so like if you're interested in multiple things, then you should get to do multiple things. 

Sam  
Right. Absolutely. 

Karly  
Capitalism man. 

Sam  
Honestly. 

Karly  
Like if it were up to me, we wouldn't have to work to survive.

Sam  
We talked about this a lot, but like we would absolutely be in a cult if like persuaded enough. 

Karly  
Hell yeah. 

Sam  
Like we'd live in a commune.

Karly  
Yeah. We talk about I feel like every single episode we bring up Abe. 

Sam  
Yeah. 

Karly  
But I'm bringing up Abe began because when Abe and I are like sad and like daydreaming, we always talk about how like, how great would it be if we just like, bought like a big plot of land and like all of our friends who like feel the same way, like morally, politically, whatever. So we could just all hang out together and like, we'll each have like our little like, our little houses or whatever, but we'll share the land and we'll grow plants and have animals and like, we'll just like have each other, like build our own little community on our little farm. Man, what a dream. 

Sam  
Honestly.

Karly  
I just think I caught the concept of having to give your whole day for like, barely any money to be able to pay bills that are like, ridiculously high so that like none of us can buy a house. 

Sam  
Right.

Karly  
None of us can do any of the things that were promised to us when we were kids. Like we were all sold such lies that you know, do good in school, go to college, you'll get great job. Buy a house. Settle down. Have a great life. We're not getting any of that. 

Sam  
Nope. 

Karly  
So like, whatever. I guess I'm just going to try to have fun with like my $2 that I have. 

Sam  
Right. "I got you a dollar."

Karly  
"Oh, you got to be quicker than that." One thing. It's kind of like a side tangent, is that okay?

Sam  
Yeah, absolutely. We can do whatever we want. This is our episode. 

Karly  
Hell yeah. 

Sam  
Hell yeah. 

Karly  
I think when, when I was in, like middle school, high school, I had, like, I don't know, big ideas. I don't even really remember what they were. But, um. 

Sam  
It be like that sometimes. 

Karly  
I, I think I wanted to do something like artsy creative. But I don't know if I ever like got far enough to plan out what. But anyway, once I hit like, college and sort of learned more about the disability community, and learned more about like, what it's really like, for disabled people looking for work. Like, all of that flew out the window. 

Sam  
Yeah. 

Karly  
And it's sort of, it could be a whole series of episodes. But to put it simply, if you are disabled and rely on SSI, or Medicaid, or any of that stuff, you're basically forced into poverty. And unless you are extraordinarily lucky, it's really hard to escape it. Um, so like, I can only earn a certain amount of money before I would, would lose SSI and then my insurance, I can only ever have $2,000 in my account at any time. So like, it sucks, but I do think that it helped me to quickly let go of the idea that my job had to be my everything. 

Sam  
Yeah.

Karly  
Which the circumstances behind it suck. And it's not good. Like, there's no positive really way to paint that, but I do think it was kind of freeing in that I just had to let that go. Like, I don't really have that pressure that I know some other people have about, like, needing to figure out what to do with their life. Like I'm like, well, they're only gonna let me do so much. So I want to hang out with my friends and make memories and just enjoy my days. And that's kind of my priority is just just want to enjoy my days. That's it. 

Sam  
I agree. Also, so we're playing Sims, side note, and 

Karly  
Yes, I want a Sims update.

Sam  
I forgot. I'd forgotten til I like logged in that I have wicked Sims installed. 

Karly  
I forgot you had wicked whims. 

Sam  
Things are just very graphic. 

Karly  
I'm so sad I can't see what's happening. Why don't you - 

Sam  
You shouldn't be, you should be very grateful. 

Karly  
Um, why don't you tell the good people about your wicked whims mod that you're playing with? Explain - what it is wicked whims? 

Sam  
No I don't want to, you can look it up. No, it's just very, very graphic. It's almost like you're creating a porn, because you're in charge of it.

Karly  
Yeah. You're the director. 

Sam  
You're the director. It's very graphic. It's wicked whims gives Sims atomically correct body parts and shows them all out in the open. Currently, my sims are in the 69 position on a bed. 

Karly  
Nice. 

Sam  
Earlier, my one son was getting a blowjob on a toilet, so it's very uh interesting. 

Karly  
I mean good for them. 

Sam  
I mean, yeah, I guess. 

Karly  
Good for them.

Sam  
 Yeah. I mean, I'm not getting any so my sims might as well be. 

Karly  
Same. Just because we're alone, doesn't mean they can't thrive. 

Sam  
Exactly. Got to play on my fantasy somewhere I guess. 

Karly  
Sam got that mod when she was at my house. It was really hard to get it installed. And boy, what a journey that was. 

Sam  
Honestly. 

Karly  
Good to know. It's still kicking. 

Sam  
Oh, yeah. 

Karly  
That's funny. 

Sam  
Oh, yes.

Karly  
Um, my sim is not having quite as much excitement. She is once again uncomfortable because she was attacked by her bees again. She has not been promoted yet. She's really close. She just needs to level up one more skill. And she's gloomy in the rain. That's her day. What a mood. 

Sam  
Oh, you know what? My sims are living their best life. They don't have a job. They're just literally having they've been having sex now for like, almost two hours.

Karly  
The stamina. 

Sam  
Honestly. 

Karly  
I mean, impressive. Oh, no, the bills are in. 

Sam  
Ugh. 

Karly  
I hate it when the bills come in bills are so expensive on the Sims. I mean, I know bills are expensive in real life. But wowie. So friend, question for you. 

Sam  
Yes. Answer for you. 

Karly  
You can get deep with it or not, however you want to go with it. But since we're talking about how we don't like focus our identity around our job, what do you think, are some of like, the main things you do focus your identity around?

Sam  
I think for a long time. And by a long time, I mean, probably up until like the last six months to a year. I focused my identity a lot on like, external negative things about myself, right? And I'll give an example. Like I used to put a lot of focus, like on my weight, and then like, convinced myself that like, I'm not valuable, because like, I'm a bigger girl, like, and it's taken me a really long time to escape that narrative and to focus on, like, what makes me a good person, like, intrinsically right? Like, I am trustworthy. I'm a good friend. I'm funny, I'm loyal. I'm caring, right? Like all of these intrinsic things that are valuable. So that's really kind of what I think kind of turned my identity and what makes me good person, right? Like, am I am I happy with how I treat others? Am I happy with you know, how I live my life day to day? Am I taking care of myself mentally? Emotionally? You know, things like that, if that makes sense. 

Karly  
Yeah. 

Sam  
Does that answer did that even answer the question? I feel like I just kind of rambled?

Karly  
No, I think it did. Yeah. 

Sam  
Okay. What about you? 

Karly  
Um, similar. I think I too, had like a lot of like negative things that I focused on. The interesting thing for me is that when I was younger, I had a hard time seeing being disabled as anything but bad. And like, thanks, society for that. 

Sam  
Right. 

Karly  
And then when I got older, I worked really hard to change that. And now I think just like being a disabled woman is a really big part of my identity. And something that I still, like constantly have to work at, you know? 

Sam  
Yeah. 

Karly  
My cat is mad because my door is open or closed, I mean. Hi Pippin. Um, but yeah, so that's one thing. Um, and I think I think it's not like the things that I'm interested in necessarily but like I think I take a lot of pride I guess in like being passionate about different things and being creative and being a good friend. Things like that. Like I guess just being like, the kind of person that kid me wanted in their life but didn't have if that makes sense. 

Sam  
Yeah. Oh my god the welcome wagons here. And my sims are literally half naked. 

Karly  
No. Oh my god. The Welcome Wagon really speaks to how you are as a Sims player. 

Sam  
Why?

Karly  
Like how you treat the Welcome Wagon like. 

Sam  
Oh, yeah. 

Karly  
Like, I know a lot of people will just skip it. Like, send everybody away. 

Sam  
Yeah. 

Karly  
I hate the Welcome Wagon. But I even in a video game need to have people like me. I always invite them in. And I always cook and serve them a meal. And I thank each person individually for coming. 

Sam  
Oh, this is a sure is a group. Like who's coming down? Are we coming down? Where are you? What's happening? Stop talking. You got to introduce everyone to oh my gosh. Y'all. Y'all are a wreck. Introduce yourselves to the Welcome Wagon. Invite them all inside. They're waiting here. They brought us a what do they bring? Like a fruitcake or something? Yeah, gourmet fruit ca- log. Made by Bob Pancakes.

Karly  
Oh my God. Bob Pancakes made me one too. 

Sam  
Aww, wild. 

Karly  
He told me. He told me it was a family heirloom, which really does not make it seem appetizing. But you know, to each their own I guess. I love the Sims. The Sims is like, I mean, I know we all like go through like our Sims phases where like, it's all we play, or we never touch it, but. 

Sam  
Yeah. 

Karly  
I find this Sims very soothing. Maybe it's because I can buy a house and fall in love so easily.

Sam  
I mean, that's facts. My homegirl I know she's gotta welcome people. But homegirls gotta take her shower. She literally has a like moodlit thing because -

Karly  
I'm scared. 

Sam  
You should be. She needs to take a shower after she slept with her husband. 

Karly  
I mean, at least she is taking care of herself. I'm so glad we got to hang out again. 

Sam  
Oh my gosh, I know. Let's never take that long ever again. 

Karly  
God, you know we will, we're a wreck. 

Sam  
Yeah, I know. Wait, what did you just? What? Elliott Par has identified the tree fish a new type of fish reported in certain fishing spots. Great information about the recent discovery in the notebook to learn more click below. 

Karly  
Interesting.

Sam  
Okay but he he didn't even go fishing.

Karly  
He just knows these things.

Sam  
And it's rare. Hmm. Interesting. Well, he's just like talking to a new neighbor and learned about that. 

Karly  
Interesting. 

Sam  
Interesting, anyway. Yes, let's let's never go this long ever again. 

Karly  
Do I Do I dare ask? 

Sam  
No. 

Karly  
What are we going to play next time?

Sam  
Um, maybe that's when I'll play Kingdom Hearts. Maybe hopefully I'll be finished the first one and will have moved on to the second one or moved on to the next game. I'm really close to the end. I have like, just like four more battles or so.

Karly  
Nice. Nice. 

Sam  
Yeah, I got angry at it last night though. So I stopped playing. Lost little bit of progress. But no worries.

Karly  
That's really fair. I'm not gonna lie to you. I'm on a Sims kick. So getting me to play anything else for a while gonna be tough. 

Sam  
Well, I mean, that's fine. 

Karly  
I do want to go back to Subnautica. 

Sam  
God same. Absolute same. 

Karly  
But Subnautica's just so stressful.

Sam  
Yeah, but I feel like it's a nice game like you can put that down and pick it back up very easily I feel like. 

Karly  
It's just swimming around and catching stuff so. 

Sam  
Exactly. 

Karly  
Yeah. Well, I guess we'll, we'll see. 

Sam  
Yeah, I'm gonna go eat some dinner now. 

Karly  
Nice. Nice. It's only 9:34pm

Sam  
I know, this is on par with who I am as a person. 

Karly  
Yeah, well. Well. 

Sam  
Okay. 

Karly  
I love you.

Sam  
 I love you. 

Karly  
Bye. 

Sam  
Bye.

Sam  
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