Thank Grog It’s Firday!
I mean it. I REALLY need a weekend off. But, we’ll get into that in a bit…
The big surprise, is EA surprised me, and allowed me to skip writing a DID (Designing In Downtime) post on Wednesday…because there was no Downtime! Boom!
Just when we were CERTAIN that we wouldn’t see anything until at least the first of week of October, we get this mini-update, filled with…uhm…let’s see…what is it filled with again?
I get it. It’s the start of Halloween, and the writing is pretty funny again…but, dammit…THEY STOLE MY SPLOOSH!!!
Let me explain…
I already had M’nthter and the Sunken Temple. Remember? It was FREE, during THOH 2015. I love(ed) this decoration/character. No. It wasn’t a full character, it was basically a skin for the decoration, that changed when you tapped it.
And BOY, did it change!! A little tap of the Sunken Temple…and SPLOOOOOSH!! A giant water spout and a super loud Sploosh sound effect, and there was M’unthter! Dangling from the spire.
It was simple. It was cool. And best of all, you didn’t have some huge-ass monstery thing wandering around your Springfield to get it.
So…imagine my surprise, when I bought the R’lyeh Bermuda Triangle Lair for TWO HUNDRED DONUTS…only to find that my Sploosh is gone…and the RBTL (I refuse to type R’lyeh Bermuda Triangle Lair a bunch of times) is just a freakin’ swirlie! A SWIRLIE INSTEAD OF MY SPLOOSH!! That’s completely full of Cthulhu!
Look. Here’s the thing…(I’m slowly turning into Joe Biden)…I am happy that there is new content. It’s great! And once again, the writing is funny!
But, so far the “new” is feeling kinda old (loads of retreads). And, to make matters worse, they have complicated yet one more simple pleasure in life…the Sploosh. Yes…apparently I can kind of make him sploosh if I send him on a 12-hour task. But, before, I could make him sploosh whenever I wanted, without all of the folderol!
It was simple. Tap and Sploosh…no need for a bunch of extra tapping to get the sploosh.
And now…I have wait for the RBTL to show up? It’s just a swirlie most of the time? Come on. This is not cool! No Sploosh and just a swirlie??
I am just not happy. One might even describe my mood as cranky! I really hope that the upcoming THOH is way more than recycled, or lackluster stuff. Life is complicated enough without people messing with your Sploosh! Simple pleasures should not become complicated. I don’t care how old you are!
Oh…and for all of you “clever arm-chair psychologists” out there who think I am writing about more than just the sploosh in the game…I’ll have you know, that I may be 65, but my sploosh works just fine, thank you. I require no folderol or additional outside influences to create the desired hydraulics.
TMI? Well THAT’s WHAT HAPPENS WHEN YOU MESS WITH MY SPLOOSH!
Many of you (mostly Alissa) are asking how “the big project is coming.” I am happy to give you the “Good News/Bad News” I lived through yesterday.
Yesterday was a “red-letter day” in the Miller household. I FINALLY found time to finish all of the flooring in the bathroom…the last major hurdle before putting all of the moulding back in place, and touching up any of the paint/spackle/caulking etc. It came out pretty damn nice…especially when I went back and looked at all of the “Before” pics.
I was really pleased, knowing that I had a few days off before I had to deal with the first stages of the kitchen.
And, then the phone rang.
I should have known…because I have learned that if the phone rings when you are feeling good about something, it’s going to be bad news. I’m not pessimistic. But, I am pragmatic.
It was the delivery company for the kitchen cabinets. They called to say that they had an opening in our part of the state, to get our load out earlier, by combining it with a couple of smaller orders…and that the truck was going to show “sometime today.”
But…I’m not touching them until Monday. This afternoon, Deb and I are taking off for three days to spend time at our favorite beach town, Neskowin, Oregon. We will be participating in the Annual Miller Golf Tournament…which this year, will be more of a putting contest, as almost all of my siblings are in some state of physical disrepair. I will win by default, as I am the only one who can swing a golf club right now. I can’t see it land, due to the need for cataract surgery, but, I can still hit it a ton. A few weeks ago, I won a match play round in league by 8 strokes…and didn’t see a single ball hit the green. “Nice shot!” means little if you can’t see it. But, I digress…
However, the best news, is that Deb is back at school. Off of crutches and the walker. Almost back to her old self! So who knows…maybe while we’re at the coast, we’ll look for my sploosh.
Have a great weekend. Keep on Tappin’! Life is better with a sploosh…