Sunday Night Open Thread

Hey Howdy Hey Tappers!

How are my favorite Addicted Tappers this evening?  Everyone enjoying their weekend?  Do anything special?  Anyone suffering from TSTO withdraws from all the glitches and lock outs?

Anyway enough rambling from me….it IS Sunday and you know what that means, right?  No, no it’s not time to open presents Wookiee…you’re birthday’s over buddy!   Nope it’s time for another Sunday Night Open Thread!  (this is very quickly becoming our favorite time of the week by the way!  You guys have some AWESOME things to say!)

Here’s where you can talk about anything you want to talk about…TSTO Related, Simpson’s Related or ANYTHING.  Just no Add me requests…those should go here.  We’ll give you a few suggestions (like most Sunday’s you can talk about the current episode of the Simpsons) but for the most part you’re free to talk about ANYTHING your little Tapping Fingers desire…just keep it PG.

So…here is your Sunday Night Open Thread.  The Season Finale of The Simpsons airs tonight, what will happen in the new episode?  We also had an episode tie-in hit our games this past week.  How will the new items come into play in the new episode?  Watch along with us and find out!  Easter is over…and with the Easter removal came the dreaded lag/lockout glitchs.  Vent your frustration with your fellow tappers!

So chat about the Simpsons, TSTO, update fun, NFL, NHL, NBA,  MLB or any other 3 letter leagues you can think of!  Can’t wait to chat with you all, you know we LOVE hearing from you!

Have Fun!  And happy Sunday!


556 responses to “Sunday Night Open Thread

  1. I’m passing out now, see you all on the flip side, still can’t get Origin desktop to let me add friends, even though it shows I only have 96 :/

  2. I’ll be MIA for the most part the rest of the week & the weekend. Family time & dr’s, & oh ya… my VET! We came to the conclusion we missed each other I think. There will be ground rules in place this time though. (his response to me was just “ok” LOL. It really sucks when you let a relationship go too fast, or too far. I have truly missed him though, after work today, I was walking to my car & heard a Harley… made me sad & brought tears to my eyes. I decided to text him & tell him I was thinking about him & hoped he was having a good week, he text me back & said he was seriously also thinking of me right then. The rest of the story is yet to be determined… I’m extremely happy, but pooped, right now. The grandkids wore me out tonight after work, and it’s only Wednesday! I hope I make it to Saturday night, I so want to hug him right now!

  3. Helloooo…. is there anybody out there? Just nod if you can hear me…

  4. Yep, that’s true Silly… I see you’ve taken the “2 can play at that game” road 😛

    • Can 3 play?

      • We can only play with someone who is both of our neighbors… we’re playing “tag, you’re it” LOL I think we’ll have to see who else is our mutual neighbors Silly… hmmm, let’s see, there’s Freak… and…. hmmm, I’ve got this friend who’s a real beach bum, but I know they would lose too easily, and that wouldn’t be any fun… Who else we got Silly?

      • HECK YES!!!…….oh…you’re talking about spray can tag…meh…sure.😜

  5. Alissa, what’s the record for number of posts in one thread? We must have beat that record by now LOL!

  6. It’s prank Monday (still Monday on the west coast) and officially
    🎉🎉🎉…………..”Runicgem Day”…………..🎉🎉🎉

  7. Cyber thanks for the add. I must say you have the most elaborate Sf. I really like what you did. I still have to check out you Kl.

  8. RUNICGEM!! I can see a picture of you!?! But, it’s and when I tap it to make it vanishes…..LOL. What kind of sorcery or dark magic is this?

    • Wait! Now it’s correct…..and it will enlarge…… kept your word and all is right in the TSTO Kingdom🎉….LOL. Nice to put a face to a name…..and to finally meet you, Sir.👍

  9. Quick shout out to my newest “friend”……..kirkrummer…….glad to have you part of my neighborhood😊……also…..WOW!……what a great SF & KL. Exactly my style of design….really enjoyed the visit and look forward to many more.👍

  10. bill_fish_on: Bill, I keep getting kicked out of your town. Are you okay?

    • Not Bill, but Hey!!! How’s my favorite deleted/readmitted friend???

      • Really? Well, always a pleasure to hear from you. Hmmm. Wonder why the system won’t let me visit your town??

        • I was able to get in your town earlier, but you are still DHaman ?!?

          • Hi. I have no idea what my handle is…My name is Donna Haman. I think Freak sees me as Donna. I was going to change it to crybaby (because I’m so good at that) but I already have people confused, myself included. BTW, I love visiting your town.

            • Thank you 🙂 I wonder why your name is different for everyone, I could see if it didn’t change over for the last change, but for you to have 3 different names??? Maybe you are royalty & don’t know it? 😉

              • My first two names were assigned by the system. I tried to change it to Missterry but didn’t use the right procedure. I’d best leave as is and avoid even more confusion. go to exercise class for seniors 3 times a week, have a great time. Old people are lots of laughs! Some of those people are even in their 90s.

              • granmamaDar

                I love old people! My ex-mother-in-law, who I still see regularly (she *is* my son’s grandma), just had her 90th b-day last Oct. We play cards (she’s sneaky & likes to mess with us to see if we are paying attention), and she’ll cook meals when we visit, she’s a blast! I love her to death, I wish she’d been this cool when I was married to her son, we might even still have been married LOL

        • You have been…you did not two hours ago…Or…I’m mistaking you for another mystery…lol…Donna???…(plz be donna)…(it sucks getting a girls name wrong)… 🙂

          • Did you say something CyberSilly?

          • Ya. It’s me, Donna. Haven’t changed my name to crybaby yet. Can’t figure it out Every time I try to visit bill_fish_on I get kicked back to the game opening icon. It’s all over my head. Duh.

            • We are all lagging and crashing…slow going in some towns…nice to “talk” to you again… 🙂

              • granmamaDar

                I was just visiting from my IPhone while waiting for my grandson’s class to be let out, first time since I’d gotten “that thingie that’s bigger than what I was using” , and the lag on it was a LOT less than the tablet, but it’s a Droid. I’m definitely not getting a Droid phone, my son just got his from Amazon yesterday, he loves it, he said he liked the droid he had before we got the IPhones a lot better. I’ll stick with my phone, I have never had any problems with it in over a yr & 1/2, and I don’t want to figure out how to use another device. Have I ever mentioned I don’t like change? LOL

              • I love my Android phones…won’t go to iOS. Just more flexibility with Android

              • granmamaDar

                I just want to play on it, not bend it silly 😉

              • That’s the best way to play…didn’t you know?! 😉

              • granmamaDar

                ummmm, not going to comment due to the fact I keep catching doodoo from a certain young man 😉

              • lol

              • Wookie is doing schoolwork.

              • granmamaDar

                Yes, and Wookiee just had his 34th b-day… so I think the young man is definitely not him (sorry Wook)

              • I’m still young!

              • granmamaDar

                Ya, for an old man 😉

              • But oh so young at heart.

              • granmamaDar

                That’s all that matters, right? 🙂

              • Indeed… alright, computer turning off for one last cram session. Nighty nite.

              • granmamaDar

                Ditto, ready to drop here …..zzzzz

              • freaknstein8

                So you don’t like the tablet then???

              • granmamaDar

                I do, but the lag is worse on it. I like that when someone calls or texts me & I can’t ignore it that it doesn’t interrupt my game LOL… darn people, how dare they interrupt me while I’m playing… my son kept messing with me earlier about his new Droid, I think we text each other back & forth at least 20 times LOL. he kept saying his phone was better than mine & see, it was taking so long for me to reply to his texts… I told him I was trying to do 3 things at once 🙂

              • Breathe think and type. Watch out.

              • granmamaDar

                Yes, dearie, you might want to try that 2nd one 😉

              • freaknstein8

                Only three??? 😉

              • granmamaDar

                Yep, only 3 😉 Too bad Ryan can’t do #2 LOL

              • granmamaDar

                There is ONE thing I wish I was doing. … now what was it… hmmmmm

              • Its called a tablet. If you can use that on the android system then it is pretty much the samething on a phone. If you understand the tablet you will get the phone too. I think that android is easier to understand then an iPhone. So I just leveled up to 19 yeah!! I love how Willie told me to get a girlfriend.

              • lol…yea Ryan just visited your town.and JUST noticed the FEMA section. Had myself a little giggle lol

              • Yeah I did that last night when I was tossing and turning. I woke up at four because I had a dream that ea discontinued the game…so I had to check…couldn’t go back to sleep.

              • lol well thanks for the giggle in your cold night sweats!

              • granmamaDar

                My my, that nightmare must have scared you to death LOL

              • I think we need a “Your TSTO Dreams revealed” section of this site!

                FYI…g-madar Bluestacks should work now… 🙂

              • granmamaDar

                LOL, that would be funny!

                Awesome possum Alissa, thanks for the heads up, I was really starting to like Bluestacks before “the event” occurred LOL

              • “the event that shouldn’t be named”

              • granmamaDar

                Yes… that is what it shall be from now on… the “E” word is now banned from this site… as it is said, it shall be done 😉

              • G-mama has spoken!

              • granmamaDar

                LMBO Alissa

                Off with their heads!

              • granmamaDar

                Ya ya ya, I know Ryan, Freak already informed me of the fact it’s a tablet… LOL I like my phone, have never had any problems with it, and, just like Explorer, I **don’t** like change. It’s a waste of my time to figure out a new device when I already have a perfectly good one I already know how to work 🙂

              • So get an iPad. Its just like your phone except no voice calls or texts.

              • granmamaDar

                Can someone please tell this young man (for the umpteenth time) I DON’T LIKE change LOL

                Besides, my son said this tablet did the same exact thing as my phone except make phone calls… he didn’t mention texts, but I’m sure those also. So why on earth… nevermind Ryan, it is clear I am wasting my time… LOL

              • I was just saying the iPad is just like the iPhone system. Like the android tab is like the android phone. I am just concerned about you starring at that little screen. Sorry to fluster your feathers.

              • granmamaDar

                Hahahaha… I hope you aren’t getting “butt-hurt” as my son calls it. I don’t know the difference between all these devices, and still get a little flustered at the tablet, for instance, I don’t know how to turn on the confirm spend on the donuts… there’s no “settings” like on my phone. Are you telling me that the IPad is not like a Droid, why hasn’t anyone bothered to tell me this before???? Good grief, inquiring minds need to know this stuff. So, I need to ditch this tablet & buy myself an IPad? I can’t even take screen shots with this thing! I had to take a picture of the screen with my phone the other day just to submit pics LOL!

              • Sorry for the delay I was watching the voice. Yes an iPad is almost identical to your iPhone in the way that it works. Put down everything and go buy one.

              • BOOOOO HISSSSSSS…Lol

                I LOVE my Android devices gDar. LOVE LOVE LOVE them. It all really depends on what you use it for. iPads are more simplistic…basic…not so much going on. Androids seem to have more capability and options. It all really comes down to what YOU want in a device.

              • Oh dort start that again, she’s gonna throw a hissy. Hey GMA maybe bunny can help you with your tab issues.

              • 😛

              • granmamaDar

                Hey Bunny, wanna come out & play tag with Silly & I? The only thing is, you have to be our neighbors 🙂

              • Well…add me then. 😛

              • granmamaDar

                I had to uninstall the desktop mgr, so I can’t 🙁 I can only delete a neighbor & add one who sends me a request 🙁 Besides, you can’t be the only “Bunny” LOL

              • wont you be, please wont you be my neighbor…

              • granmamaDar

                OK, so I found “my apps” on this thing, & it’s set for auto update, & it shows TSTO as being recently updated. Where on earth are the settings for it though? I blew some donuts earlier speeding up stupid crops! Royally PO’d me LOL (well, not really royally) LOL

              • Your confirm donut spend is within the game if that is what you are looking for.

                You go into your menu where you can buy buildings, decorations, etc. Open anyone of your choosing. In the top right corner of the box all those items are in, you will see a lil video camera and an italic “i”.

                If you click on the italic i it takes you into your settings screen. There you can see the audio for characters, music, and settings for notifications and confirm donut spend. Make sure confirm is set to ON.

                There is also a way to get to it through the donut purchase area. Same concept. Lil i in top right corner.


              • granmamaDar

                Thank you Bunny! I’m sure I knew that from before, but forgot that was where you did it at 🙂

              • granmamaDar

                (starts singing) all I wanna do is tap all night…

              • I gotta feeling that your not the only one……

              • granmamaDar

                who? what? where?

              • granmamaDar

                Thank you Ryan! I’ve been so confused over what the difference was & nobody ever explained it to me. Now it makes sense. Where’s the cheapest place I can get an IPad around here? Fry’s electronics?

              • I would try there if not sams or best buy.

              • granmamaDar

                Sam’s bad, Best Buy bad… LOL

              • granmamaDar

                Still not talking to me I see. Go ahead, go pout in the corner even though you **know** I was only messing with you 😛

              • I wasn’t ignoring you or pouting. It was time to sing and its the finale.

              • ***he says through his tissues and tears*** 😛

              • OK miss fake an internet outage yesterday to avoid us. Poor Alissa got stuck with the craziness.

              • You’re welcome. You are so right. I was busy stalking. Somewhere out in the deserts of AZ. Got some good pics for my collection. 😛

              • granmamaDar

                That wasn’t ME! I don’t have a tattoo there!

              • Speaking of which, that canyon behind me in the avatar, well that is one of my favorite places to go here in AZ and I found out tonight that it is on FIRE!! I am mad!!!

              • Awww 🙁

              • granmamaDar

                What’s on fire here????

              • Oak Creek Canyon, AKA the road 89A North of Sedona that goes to flag that has the crazy switch back that leads up to the outlook.

              • granmamaDar

                We used to go camping at Oak Creek Canyon a lot when we were kids. I really miss going up on the rim.

              • They are calling it the slide fire because it is right by slide rock.

              • granmamaDar

                Well that sucks, I always like driving up to Sedona & looking at the scenery along the way. I hope they get it put out soon. At least it didn’t happen when we had those wicked winds last week!

              • From what it sounds like, they are having high winds and that is making the fire spread faster. I know that when I went up last year there were tons of trees that they had cut just laying on the ground.

              • granmamaDar

                I was hoping for a bike ride there in a few weeks. Now we’ll have to figure somewhere else I guess. (Oh, it’s back on with the vet, but there are “rules” being put in place this time.) I really enjoy his company, & miss him 🙁

              • granmamaDar

                OOh, that hurt LOL

              • granmamaDar

                Did you win? Glad you aren’t upset, I joke around a lot, and hope nobody takes what I say too seriously… I usually say “but seriously” when I’m being serious LOL

              • No…. Im bummed. First my vaca spot is on fire and then Christina Grimmie didnt win. I am not having a good day. Funny thing is I was going to go camping up there this week, but I didnt because it was the finally and I wanted to see who won. I guess if I would have gone I would be packing up coming home anyways.

              • granmamaDar

                or your butt would be on fire 😉
                Have you ever been tubing down the salt?

              • Yeah I used to live in the ev and we would go a few times a year. We were those people that went down in the huge rafts that hold like eight people and would be blasting music.

              • granmamaDar

                That was you? Sorry about the tubes, dude 😉

              • me either. 🙂

              • granmamaDar

                Thank you 🙂
                Dumb kids never listen to us, even though we’ve already been there 😉

      • Did I get deleted? Didn’t feel the pain.

      • Miss “G”, did you look at Runic’s picture yet? He posted it just for you and Bunny.

      • Hi Donna, sorry to butt in, I might be able to shed some light for you. From reading this, and other post, I think the confusion lies in the name game…….allow me to explain. The name you use when you play TSTO is DHaman…..this is what freaknstein8, granmamaDar, and your daughter see when you visit their towns and they look at their friends list. This name can’t be changed from within the game, but can be changed if you have Origins Desktop Manager downloaded on to your computer. The name you once had on this blog site…FUNDTREEHOUSE….is the name WordPress gave you when you opened an account (with them). WordPress is the blog hosting site used by the TSTOaddicts staff to create this blog we all enjoy. Your current name..missterry…is, as you know….the name you changed it too. Remember, the name you use here, when you post comments, has NOTHING, to do with your TSTO game name. I hope this helped a little.👍

        • Well you just butt in anytime you want. You are sooo helpful! Some of what you said was starting to come thru the fog, but I am saving your comments. (Put a flag on it). How did you know Stacey is my daughter? She’s the guilty one who got me addicted! I’ve been trying to add you and runic to my friends list but have been making multiple attempts ’cause of error messages such as “no match found” or Origin Friends list is full”. I have<90. Just have to keep trying. Didn't mean for this to get so long. Thank you Very Much Again.

      • Glad I could help clear the fog.😊 I only know about your daughter because you mentioned in an earlier post that she still see’s your original name on her games friends list. The name I choose to use when I post….Cybersilly… not the name I use in my TSTO game. That name is cybersilly684. Sometimes, when you use the in game search… does not work well. That’s why I use the ORIGIN Desktop Manager. It works great, and gives you way more options. Once again, glad I could help.👍🎉

        • Mentioning Stacey was a long time ago. Good memory. It seems the multiple device users encounter more problems – either that or I’m stodgy and refuse to get up to date. I play on only one device – my ipad mini. Hey! I’m taking credit for my adaptability…. I’m 82 years old. Most of my senior friends are afraid to touch a computer – the dummies. 🙂

      • The reason you get the “full” message is because I am usually at the friend limit, which is 100 friends. The Origin in-game program is a little unstable at times. That’s why you get error messages. I stopped using it for this reason.

        • Did you say you’re on the West Coast? Are you talking Californey? OOOOEEEE. I lived in Bellevue, WA for 20 years. Wish I could go back.

      • Yes ma’am, born and raised in beautiful So. Cal….(was even once a surfer boy)😉. You say you’re 82….Wow….that is just wonderful. I hope to see as many gaming days as well. It would be an honor and pleasure to lend you assistance ANYTIME you need it. Just “reply” anywhere I post a comment (I’ll be there for you).👍

      • OK….I did a little investigative work and have found that your TSTO game name is ACTUALLY……dhaman12…….I cleared a spot just for you in my game and sent you a friend request. I use the same picture next to my name as I use here (when I post). Looking forward to calling you my “new” neighbor-eeno!😉

    • The reason you are getting kicked out of bill fish on’s town when you visit is because their game has a problem on the EA side, not in their device they use to play. And not only are they locked out of their own town, but all their friends are locked out too. I have two friends on my friends list that I can’t visit (with the same problem). It seems to be effecting about 2% to 3% of the gamer community right now. Just avoid visiting them for now until EA fixes the problem.😉

  11. Go to bed Silly so I can finish violating your town 😉

    • You saw how fast I tagged you back…..too funny. I got the push notification and grabbed a taxi to your town (the driver got lost 3 times, but it was worth it).LOL😉

      • Yes, and I went back & tagged Moe’s, then left that last tap for later, went back to finish you off & you’d already cleared Moe’s again, (which got me), so I tagged it again LOL

      • I didn’t use a taxi, I used Bunny’s limo (shhh, don’t tell her)

  12. So recap from Sunday open thread.

    Everyone liked the last episode.

    Cybersilly accused Ryan and Bunny of Flirting

    granmamaDar uses Internet Explorer because she is scared of trying Chrome

    ryanmcm82 is having personal issues with wordpress and refuses to feed bunny

    Bunny is now Energized and 15 steps ahead of the game, even after the Bunnywater from her hot date last night. Also is wing woman for granmamaDar’s strategy of using this as a dating site and trying to get everyone to put up photos.

    Alissa scooted out of the forum with out even saying goodnight

    Freak was hiding in a stealth castle all by himself baking cookies.

    A few people caved in and updated their accounts to show pictures and some brushed off the requests with Ill do it later, or you will never get one.

    There was 1 reader on from the UK tonight.

    So what did you guys think of tonight’s open thread? Did I forget something? Sound off in the comments below!

    • WanderingCaveman

      I think there was some sports ball talk early on in the comments that you forgot to mention : P

      “Freak was hiding…….baking cookies”
      You NAILED the recap😆😆😂😆👍

      • Trying to say you didn’t have a hand in last night, hoping nobody will notice? LOL

        • Mwah!?! I no not to which you speak. I was asleep ALL night. Gasp!! Did someone hack into my account and post mischievousness? Oh my….I’ll have to look into this matter. Thanks for the heads up.😜

      • I baked those cookies early…said I was goning visiting…hiding???

        • Ya, Freak is always teasing us with food, but he said he had to go visit. At least he wasn’t lurking in the shadows like SOME people (cough..silly…cough) 😉

          • Hey, I lurk some now and then… 😉 …but that part of the evening is my visiting time…I was late seeing a lot of you guys…bumped some til this morning…thinking of what to put where my castle was… 🙂

        • Just having a little fun Freak. Everyone knows that’s when you make your But you must admit……it was a funny line.😉

          • 🙂 was fun…saw we are yummy…couldn’t respond, no reply buttons…I taste like chicken…I’m told…lol…of course dipping sauce choice plays a factor…the freak factor…lol…yeah, that was lame… 🙂

    • Lol to clarify…Alissa fell asleep while tapping towns with her phone in her hand and woke up with a dead cell phone battery at 4 this morning.

      • TFF (too furry funny). Sorry to laugh, but I’ll admit I’ve woken up before with my phone laying in front of me & my reading glasses still on, having left some of my neighbors hanging for visits 🙂

        • It’s a recurring nightly thing for me lately lol. That’s what happens when you leave tapping for late at night. But in my case it was actually lying in bed, usually ends up being the end for me. Can stay up all night if needed as long as I’m not in bed lol…but over the weekend I hurt my back doing a TON of yard work & Spring Cleaning inside the house (old injury from a bad car accident I got in when I was a Freshman in College..where a tractor trailer decided it’d be a good idea to run me and my little Ford Focus over) so laying down was the best place for me. Of course it also was the best place to fall asleep lol

          • Ouch, I can relate, I’m having my 3rd epidural of steroids in my back Thursday afternoon. The TENS unit they prescribed for me to use at work is great when I don’t pull out the leads. I still haven’t figured out how to tape those stupid wires up so they stay together & I am still functional LOL Don’t make the mistake I did & keep letting it go, you are young & can help correct it before it gets to the point I’m at (they wanted to do surgery, I had choice words for them short of saying KMA lol).

            I promise I’ll click on more ads so you don’t have to work so hard, ok? 😉

      • ….”leave tapping for late at night”……😳 ah…um……nvm.

    • LMBO, I definitely give you an “A” for effort Ryan, but you did miss some key characters, so go back & do it again or I’ll have to knock a few off your grade 😉

    • Hysterical!

  13. I’m maxed! Good night, all!

  14. EvilKitten812

    I see I missed all the fun again 🙁 I gotta quit my job or somethin! Ah well- thanks Freak for the awesome signage! Always fun to visit your town 🙂

    • Kitties unite!

    • You should have been here kitten it was fun 🙂

      • EvilKitten812

        Sundays are an added bonus on my check, so I work as many as I can. And usually when the party is getting started here, I’m hitting “crunch time” but at least I can still get all the laughs when I get home lol. You guys always crack me up.

        • Sundays are the same for me, time & a half, so I work them so I can work less hours during the week & have time for more fun things 🙂

          I get the feeling when our new contract comes up next year that’s one thing we’ll lose. First they dropped it to fifty cents an hour, but I was grandfathered in, then a few contracts after that, they took the bonus away altogether & I was grandfathered in again, but only 20% (or is it 30%? guess it doesn’t matter), of the shifts can be picked by us old-timers. Fortunately there’s only a couple people with more seniority than I have, & we choose our own shifts from what is available. I can pretty much pick my own schedule, so if they give it up, I will take the weekend & Mondays off. Why work one of the busiest days of the week when it’s no benefit to me. I’m also taking the week of Thanksgiving off, no more turkey/tennis elbow for me LOL. Don’t know why I didn’t do it in the past :/

      • EvilKitten812

        Our contract hasn’t changed the Sunday pays yet *crosses fingers* but they did switch our schedules over to being computer written (which BTW is an absolute horror!) I am one of few ppl in the store that are full time, so I had an option at being “unavailable” one day a week. I picked Friday. Friday and Saturday are the worst days there, and we can’t pick a weekend day. But if anyone ever hears the words “eschedule” – find a new job lol. Ever since it took over I am always understaffed and left with untrained ppl @ night. If I didn’t have almost 10yrs in there, I would probably look elsewhere.

        • Fortunately ONE of the things our contract has kept for us is seniority & select-a-sched. If I had to work nights after almost 28 yrs, I’d be PO’d.

          LOL, already been down the esched road, you are correct, it’s a nightmare.

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