Monday, 28 September 2009

Parting of the sensory

Round 21: Summer 2013

Linnea Lane is 53
(Cordy and Luc are both 20)

Narrated by Linnea Lane

I finally decided that unless I wanted to be alone for the rest of my life, I would have to get over my hang-ups about younger women.

Does it make it less sleazy if she was the one who approached me? Well, that's what I told myself.

But anyway, I figure if they don't mind, neither do I. I feel good. I feel young. Like I'm back to my old self.

Of course, I still have undeniably middle-aged problems to cope with. Like paying for college for Cordy and Luc. I'm all paid up now but that $4000 really hit me where it hurt.

Luc came to visit the other night and I found he'd put a gold ring through his nose! That was new. He wants to be a rock star and he feels facial piercings are befitting of his chosen career.

Cordy came too and she greeted me considerably less warmly. She just nodded to me silently and went to sit on the couch.

We all followed and whenever Luc wasn't keeping the conversation going, it was fairly awkward between us.

Cordy and I have never got on as well as Luc and I, ever since Debbie and I divorced. Maybe even before. Though Cordy was so young then, it's hard to say. But our relationship has soured even more since Cordy started dating Eliot and I voiced my concern about them going too fast.

Cordy wasn't at all interested in my advice and Luc told me she's actually still a little put out about it. I hope we can get past this (I've made a promise to myself not to offer any more relationship advice to her) but she's definitely not happy with me right now. She spoke quite happily to Luc but ignored me unless I directly spoke to her.


  • No more empty nesters, please! Yawn! Luc will be moving back home next round so this will be the end of it, hopefully. If he gets on academic probation and falls behind, I don't know what I'll do. I could move Cordy in but Eliot will be back in the hood by then. I don't see her choosing to live with her mother (who she doesn't get along with), over the boyfriend.
  • Speaking of the Linnea/Cordy dynamic, Cordy is the only Sim I've seen get negative relationship points from chatting on the couch. I didn't even know you could! I've mentioned before that Linnea and Cordy are friends - BFFs, even - but they just don't get along. I see them as the "they love each other but they don't like each other" types.
  • This went up early (I always write them around this time and release them the next morning my time) but I'll leave it anyway, seeing it'll already be showing up in your feeds. I can not publish correctly for the life of me today! Tomorrow, we'll continue with the Autumn 2013 birthdays.


  1. It's sad that Cordy can't get along well with Linnea, but some people just never really get along well with their parents. :( I'm glad that Linnea is putting aside her hesitation about dating younger women. If they're adults and they don't mind the age gap, then she shouldn't either. ;)

  2. I agree with Shana, it is sad about Cordy and Linnea. The way you write them, it really makes sense though.

    Luc is very much like Linnea. And of course Linnea would have an issue with Cordy and Eliot considering her experience.

  3. Good, I'm glad their relationship makes sense to others. I'm never sure if the story I'm playing out for them in my head translates as well when I put fingers to keyboard.

    It is sad and it's interesting that mother and daughter get along worse now than they ever did when Cordy lived at home. I guess Cordy was tolerating a lot while she had to live with Linnea but now that she's away from home, she doesn't have to. I don't think Cordy approves of Linnea's lifestyle (meaning the romance Sim lifestyle, not the gay lifestyle, just so we're clear!) any more than Linnea approves of Cordy and Eliot.

    Luc is very much like Linnea, physically and mentally (physically, Cordy is a redheaded Debbie). I hope he can learn from Linnea's mistakes though. I think Linnea would be kind of depressing to know if she was real!