Connor Novak and Lila Sitko are 30.
(Josh is 29 and Oliver is 27)
(Josh is 29 and Oliver is 27)
Narrated by Connor Novak
I'm Oliver’s superior at work now, which is incredibly pleasing to me.
I graduated before him, with a perfect GPA, so as far as I can see, this is the way it always should have been.
Lila seems to think that should mean Oliver and I should be best buddies now but I don’t see why that should be the case.
She says Oliver and I are actually quite similar but I really don’t see it. I'm pretty sure she just wants me to stop complaining when we have to go out with him and Sophie.
But I don’t think I need to be friends with everyone I work with and apart from that, I just don’t really like the guy.
We’re civil to each other and that’s enough. I don’t need any more friends. I have plenty for my liking.
Lila has a lot of good friends but I really only catch up with Josh regularly.
We still meet to play basketball when we can, which we’ve been doing weekly since we stopped living together.
When Josh and Elspeth first found out Sophie would be moving out, he was a little bit panicked at the thought. They’d be a proper couple then, not just sort of living together, like they are now.
He’s obviously got used to the idea, because he’s now quite excited at the thought of her leaving and having Elspeth to himself.
Sophie’s taken the longest time to plan a wedding of anyone I've known though, so she’ll still be with them until the end of the year.
Elspeth and Josh both like Sophie but they’re still counting the days. I was pretty sure Josh would come around to the idea eventually.
When Lila and I decided to get our own place, I didn't really need to come around to anything. It just seemed like we were at a point in our relationship where moving in together was the right step and fortunately, we were right.
We've finished all the work we wanted to do on the house, so we have a bit more freedom with our weekends these days.
Lila usually brings home a bit of work today but I like to spend some quiet time with the newspapers on the weekend anyway.
We just reserve that time as our alone time and come together later on to do something as a couple.
I don’t think either of us are exactly a breeze to live with but we complement each other really well.
It’s really rare that we argue. Most of our disagreements are about fairly petty things. Cleaning and tidying up is a big issue, namely that I don’t do it very often.
Things have been going really well for us.
Lila has been hinting for a long time now that she wants to get married.
Well, to be more accurate, she moved past the hinting stage a while ago has been fairly upfront about where she wants us to go from here.
I admit I've been dragging my feet on getting engaged but it’s not because I don’t love Lila or want to marry her.
It’s really just the whole idea of planning a wedding. It sounds overwhelming and not fun at all and I just don’t care about any of that stuff anyway.
But the more I think about it, the more that I think it’s really not a reason to put off getting married.
I'm not much of a romantic and neither is Lila. But I still had the impression that she wanted something a bit more momentous than “all right, let’s get engaged then”.
So even though I never pictured myself doing it, I ended up doing the whole official proposal thing anyway.
Lila was thrilled and obviously, she said yes.
We went to dinner the next night to celebrate and she launched right into talking about wedding plans!
I don’t know why I was worried about wedding planning, because it seriously sounded like Lila’s been planning it in her head for the past couple of years.
I wouldn't be surprised if she has some kind of scrapbook somewhere, with visual examples. I don't think I'll get much input, even if I wanted to.
Not that I'm complaining. I'm quite content to leave her to it and just show up on the day.
Lila finds long engagements ridiculous (and has said as much to Sophie, who’s been engaged for 3.5 years now), so she wants to have our wedding before the end of the year.
So she wants to go with October. I don’t mind when it happens, as long as everything can be done in time, which Lila insists will be no issue.
Seeing Lila is planning the wedding mostly on her own, I'm planning the honeymoon for us. We both want to go to Takemizu Village, so I'm researching accommodation and attractions as we speak.
We'll be on our honeymoon when Lila turns 30 in early November. So far, the wedding and the honeymoon are shaping up really well and Lila and I can't wait for either.
- Connor and Oliver actually are pretty similar. They have similar interests and their personalities are fairly closely aligned too. But Connor is serious and Oliver is playful, so I can see Connor just finding Oliver a bit irritating any way. And he’s stubborn, so he’s not going to admit they have anything in common anyway. ;) But this picture cracked me up so much.
So different. So very different. ;)
- Connor didn't have an engagement or marriage want, but he didn't fear it either, so I went ahead with it. Lila has had an engagement want for a while, which was replaced by a marriage want once they got engaged. Connor rolled a marriage want about a day after the fact. They both want to visit the Far East, which I think is cool. I find that destination a little boring in game but it seems like the kind of holiday these two would want to take. More of a cultural thing than lazing around on the beach or roughing it in the wilderness.
- October is two months before Sophie's wedding, which is cutting it close. If these were different sims, I'd probably not have set the date I did. "Maybe I shouldn't hold my wedding so close to my friend's" is not a thought that would occur to Lila though (and she is DONE waiting, on top of that) and Sophie is my most laid-back bride ever and I can't picture her caring. So We'll have two weddings around here, in fairly quick succession. :)