Thursday, 22 January 2009

You just don't do it for me, friend

Round 11: College (Ben, Caterina, Filippo, Mina)

Instead of living in the dorms, Ben Nihill and his girlfriend, Caterina Moretti opted to pool their scholarship money and rent a little house on campus.

Their own house affords them a bit more privacy than in the dorms and a LOT more privacy than at home with their parents, where Caterina's sister, Arianna, is still stuck.

Ben and Caterina were fairly conscientious students but neither of them were above sweet-talking a professor to get out an assignment or term paper on the odd occasion.

Ben was thrilled to be living with another Fitness Sim again. He'd missed having a Tai Chi partner ever since his brother Charlton went away to college. If things went well with Caterina, he wouldn't have to worry about that again. Caterina was even more accomplished than he was.

Seeing they couldn't rely totally on their charm and have no room for a computer in their house, the couple spent a good portion of their time at the library.

Ben often took the opportunity to do some extra research.

Caterina was usually too stressed out after typing up term papers to do any more study and was very grateful for the pool hall next door!

Ben was very worried about his older sister, Collette, after hearing of her pregnancy and then that Galen, the father of her baby, had reconciled with wife Georgette. Any day he didn't hear from her, he called her himself to make sure she was okay.

After getting off the phone, he usually sat on the couch and ranted about Galen to Caterina, who listened patiently.

Caterina made sure to keep contact with her family too. She received frequent phone calls from her parents and sister and her brother Filippo visited all the time.

Ben was good friends with Filippo too but he sometimes forgot he was his girlfriend's brother.

There were things about his sister that Filippo just didn't need to hear.

Over in the dorms, Mina's engagement had inspired her to get fit. So for the first time ever, Mina set foot in her dorm's very small gym. She was glad she was alone in there, because it was soon pretty obvious she'd never used a treadmill before.

Filippo, meanwhile, was quite taken with one of the dormies, Corrinna. Nothing serious yet, just some flirting but they both have a little crush on one another.

Flirtation with Corrinna doesn't mean Filippo viewed woohoo with other women as off limits though. He just couldn't resist Mina.

He kept his eyes open for any other girls who might take his fancy too.

Which was probably a good thing, because Mina was not intending to break things off with her fiancé Pascal. He still came up to visit her most weekends.

It didn't seem to bother Filippo at all.

So close to graduation, Mina decided to start taking advantage of the pool. She held midnight games of Marco Polo every night...

...and ended it with some hula dancing, even though Suffolk University's weather was never really bikini weather, especially at night.

She was actually quite sad to be leaving when it came time for graduation. Into the real world now, where she'd have to get a job and work for a living.

  • Ben and Caterina will. not. stop. woohooing! It is unbelievable. They do it at least twice a day. They are 3 bolters, with an attraction score of 122. I am scared of what will happen once Mina and Pascal are in the same house together - their score is 153!
  • Ben has maintained a 4.0 GPA, while Caterina has a 3.5. They're both Philosophy majors because neither of them could be bothered to tell me what they actually wanted to major in.
  • Mina graduated with a 3.6 GPA and Filippo is still maintaining his 4.0. I've plopped Mina into Pascal's apartment, so we'll see what they get up to. Presumably a wedding, but Raffaella and Lukas were engaged for years (and had one child) before they got married, so we'll just have to wait and see.


  1. LOL, gotta love sims that don't know when to quit! They are young adults, after all.

    I'll be interested in seeing how Mina and Pascal pan out...

  2. Heh, me too. I wonder if that was written into ACR - young adults being more inclined to woohoo more often!