Hi all. I've been playing the Sims since the original was released. All these years and I still love it. <br/>I'm a writer in my spare time, more for me though. I've never tried to get anything published. I LOVE to read, especially Stephen King and Dean Koontz, but animals are my passion. I have 9 cats, 5 dogs, a guinea pig and various aquatics. All of my animals, except one dog, are rescues. It's hard work sometimes but I wouldn't have it any other way.<br/>I have 2 kids, a girl and a boy. And I have 6 grandkids. The oldest, my only granddaughter, is 7 now. Yes, I'm "old" to you youngsters. I'm 44 now. They say with age comes wisdom. I'm still waiting for the wisdom part.<br/>I'm perpetually stuck in the 80's when it comes to music. As for hair and clothes, all I can say is "What were we thinking!?" Tons of aquanet into the ozone that decade.<br/>So I imagine you're bored silly by this point and there's not much more to say about me or my crazy life, so may I now say: Happy Simming!