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Happy Thanksgiving!

Hey Howdy Hey Turkey Tappers!

It’s finally Turkey Day here in the US!  And you know what that means…Turkey, Mashed Potatoes, Apple and Pumpkin pie, football, stretchy pants, and insane sales at the mall!

You may notice things a little quiet around here today (you can always check out the details of the Blargsgiving Event here, as we take the day to celebrate the holiday with our families.  Although…..Super Safi will likely be lurking around the comments, as Canadians celebrated Thanksgiving last month.  So like a lot of you, Safi will be working today too!

However, we couldn’t let a day dedicated to being thankful go by without a special THANK YOU to YOU…our AMAZING readers!  We are so thankful for each and every one of you that take the time to read our posts and comment.  So from Patric, Wookiee, Safi and myself…THANK YOU!!  You guys rock and we couldn’t do this without you!

Here at Addicts, we’ve all been blessed in so many ways and we hope you have too! In this year from Hell all around the world, please take a moment to remember you are not alone and, despite what the world may be telling you, you have a lot to be thankful for…even if it doesn’t always seem that way. 

Happy Thanksgiving Tappers (whether you celebrate or not, we all celebrate through TSTO)!

THOH 2020 SPOILERS

Note: The updates should be available in your App Store at this point.  So be sure to check your store and update accordingly.

Hey Howdy Hey Tappers!

The THOH Event has hit the files, which means it will be available for download on the app store soon.  Just a reminder, IT WILL NOT GO LIVE IN TSTO UNTIL TOMORROW (11AM ET).  So don’t freak out if it’s not live yet.  It’ll go live on Wednesday October 14th at 11am ET. 

Anyway, now that it’s live in the files we can share some SPOILERS!  So for those who were looking for those spoilers, here’s your chance!

I will say prior to the spoiler warning, this is a typical Multi-Event.  Runs from tomorrow (Oct 14th) until November 18th.  Here’s the schedule:

Act 1 starts 10/14
Act 2 starts 10/23
Act 3 starts 11/01
Act 4 starts 11/10
Event ends 11/18

And now what you’re waiting for…the SPOILERS…

WARNING SPOILERS BELOW.  IF YOU DON’T WANT TO KNOW, DON’T CLICK BELOW…

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Checking In…

Hey Howdy Hey Tappers!

I’m sure by now most of you have noticed there’s no TSTO update this week (at least as of this posting).  And I’m also sure some of you have noticed there hasn’t been a new post today.  I’m sorry for that.  Things are absolutely crazy in my life right now, in particular at work, and with no new TSTO update dropping this week I’ve been working to try and calm that craziness down a bit in lieu of TSTO posts.  (and I really didn’t want to drop another Caption This! on you, not two days in a row)

I promise I’ll get a musings post about Game of Games 2 written up and posted for next week. Beyond that, to hold you over until another update, Patric has a new Bob Spills the Beans edition of Friday Filler going up tomorrow; Safi has a new round of Bracket Battle for Saturday, and a musings post for Monday…so we’ve got plenty to keep you entertained until there’s new game content!  (we hope!)

Thanks for your understanding and feel free to use this post as a Thursday Open Thread!

-Alissa

A Memorial Day Moment

Hey Howdy Hey Tappers!

In the USA it is Memorial Day. A day when Americans remember those who fought for our country and freedom that are no longer with us. A time to mourn the loss of those no longer with us, but to also appreciate all that they have done for us to protect our freedoms.

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A few years ago Wook took the time to lay out his thoughts on Memorial Day as a Veteren of the US Air Force, definitely worth the read and can be found here.

Take the time and enjoy the day my friends, but please remember why you get to enjoy the extra time in the first place.

Here at Addicts we’re taking the day.  Mostly, I’m taking the day.  Going to sit outside and watch my kids run through the sprinklers and play.  In the age of social distancing the best thing any of us can do for our mental health is (to paraphrase Zac Brown) to put the world away for a minute, pretend you don’t live in it.  Let the sunshine wash those Covid blues away…

To all our readers who have or continue to serve in our US Armed Forces (and Armed Forces around the world), thank you.

If there is someone special you’d like to honor in the comments, please share.

Saturday Quarantine Fun!

Hey Howdy Hey Tappers!

Sitting at home on a Saturday?  Bored out of your gourd at the quarantine?  Have a little fun with LEGO!

Riley and I just started this LEGO challenge using her Duplo blocks…

A different LEGO build for every day, something for kids and adults alike…provided you have the LEGOs of course!

We just started this today, so day 1 was to build a new Roller Coaster, and here’s Riley’s creation…

Not too shabby for a four-year-old!

So if you’re looking for something fun to do today, and every day for the next 30 days, consider the LEGO challenge!  It’s a lot of fun and sparks some creativity! And if you do the challenge please share your builds in the comments below!

 

5 Things I Can’t Wait To Do When This Is All Over…

Hey Howdy Hey Tappers!

Every day more and more of parts the world are joining the global time out to stop the spread of COVID-19.  An effort to “flatten the curve”.  And, much like school days, we all have to sit in this time out until EVERYONE listens! So the longer people gather in large groups, the longer the time out is going to last.

That all being said, now that we have more folks joining the US in the “time out”, I thought we’d take a break from what’s currently going on to talk about what we can’t wait to do when this is all over.  So here are the things the Addicts crew can’t wait to do when this is all over…

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I’m Back!

Hey Howdy Hey Tappers!

Just a quick note to let you know that I’m back from a wonderful (and much needed) Disney World vacation!

Looks like Pat did a great job keeping you all up to date with the Black History Month update, so I’m going to play a little catch up myself and see where I need to fill in.

So look for my very detailed posts starting Monday, and I’ll try to crank out as many as I can for you guys.

And yes, I have some thoughts about this event.  I’ll share them, as well as details about our Disney trip, with you in Thursday’s Musings.

Until then, use this post to let me know what info you still need on week 1 of this event and I’ll try to work on those first.

Enjoy the rest of your weekend!

-Alissa

P.S. You can find more photos and videos of our Disney trip on my Instagram (@AddictsAlissa), just tap the circle that says Disney 2020. But I’ll share more photos and details with y’all on Thursday. 🙂

Merry Christmas!

Hey Howdy Hey Tappers!

It’s Christmas!  It’s Christmas! Santa was here!!! Woo-hoo!!!

You may notice things a little quiet around here today (you can always find the latest on the Christmas Update here), as the Addicts celebrate Christmas with our families.

Basically, we are pre-occupied today and hope YOU are too. I think all of us need a day to step away and just relax, unwind and enjoy those around us. So you won’t see much going on here. Your comments will likely sit in moderation for a bit. Pretty much it is going to be a quiet day on the Addicts sites while we….BRACE YOURSELVES…take a day off. SHOCKING I KNOW!!!

No worries, we promise all won’t be lost in a day. We always have our eyes and ears open. Even if you do not see or hear from us, does not mean we aren’t watching out for you. We will return after the holiday with any changes and more info about the Christmas Event.  So for today….ENJOY THE SILENCE!

Also, Act 3 hit today.  I had a post preplanned to go up at 10am ET. You can find the info about act 3 here.  (or just by scrolling down below this post) I’m not going to be anywhere near this site…but at least you guys will have the info you need, for those who want to get a jump start on Act 3.  For the rest of you…enjoy Christmas.  If you don’t tap today you’ll still do just fine with the prize track.  Slow down, and enjoy the day! It only comes around once a year! 🙂

Well, that’s it from us.  But we want to take a moment to wish you and your families a VERY Merry Christmas!  Have a great day everyone and be safe!

Merry Christmas from the Addicts

P.S. If you want to see how Riley and Sam (aka the Tiny Addict and Baby Addict) spent Christmas Eve and today..check out instagram. 🙂

Ugly Christmas Sweaters and Another Addicts Shop Sale

Hey Howdy Hey Tappers!

So, last week we ran an Addicts Shop sale for Black Friday.  I had hoped to have some Ugly Christmas Sweater designs finished and approved by the time the sale went live, unfortunately, they took a bit longer to get approval on than I would have liked.

So….because of that hold-up, and the fact that the shirts were FINALLY approved yesterday afternoon…I’ve decided to run another Addicts Shop Sale! All items are 10% off (the biggest discount they’ll let me give)!  Now is a great time to add some Addicts Swag to your wardrobe, or to get that special gift for the Addict in your life!

And the shop is now featuring 4 new Ugly Christmas Sweater designs…all Simpson/TSTO themed of course!

You guys may recognize some of the themes…

       

I’m particularly a fan of the Golden Goose one…I know a bunch of you are wishing EA would drop the GGR under your TSTO tree!

So check out the Addicts Shop here, and grab your TSTO swag! 🙂

Use the code HOLIDAY19 to get your discount in the shop!   Sale ends December 14th!

And just as a quick note on the Addicts “swag”…I created this stuff because I enjoy doing it and the stuff makes me laugh/smile, and I thought you all would enjoy it too!  🙂

P.S. I’ve also extended the sale in the Laugh it Up Shop as well…

Use the code CHRISTMAS2019 for the discount in the Laugh It Up Shop…sale ends December 14th! 

I don’t have any non-TSTO Ugly Christmas Sweaters, BUT there are a few fun and festive Christmas shirts! 🙂

Like these two…

Addicts Shop Black Friday SALE!

Hey Howdy Hey Tappers!

Happy (almost) Black Friday!  To celebrate the crazy sales of Black Friday we’re offering a special Black Friday sale in the Addicts Shop!

All items are 10% off (the biggest discount they’ll let me give)!  Now is a great time to add some Addicts Swag to your wardrobe, or to get that special gift for the Addict in your life!

The Black Friday Sale is available in BOTH the Addicts Shop and the Laugh it Up Shop, and the sale ends December 2nd! So grab those items while you can!

The way the store works is, I needed to set up two different codes for the Addicts Shop and the Laugh it Up Shop.  So for the Addicts Shop the code is BLACKFRIDAY2019 and for the Laugh It Up Shop the code is BLACKFRIDAY19.

Happy Shopping!

Addicts Shop

If you click the design you like for pricing, color, size options, and to purchase.

Discount Code for the Addicts Shop BLACKFRIDAY2019




For those of you that just like funny shirts, not necessarily TSTO related, I’ve also created the Laugh It Up Shop. The Laugh It Up Shop is full of stuff designed to make you laugh.  (Laugh It Up Media is the parent company of  TSTO Addicts) 

These are more seasonal designs, and stuff that’s just meant to make you chuckle.  If you click the design you like for pricing, color, size options, and to purchase.  Laugh it Up Shirts are available in Men’s and Women’s designs.

Discount Code for the Laugh It Up Shop BLACKFRIDAY19





Remember, the sale ends December 2nd! 

Happy Shopping!