Category Archives: The Sims 2

A New Lease of Life!

On somewhat of a whim last night, I decided to permanantly change this very website from tomsbrain2ya.wordpress.com to the rather more simple (and I don’t know why I didn’t think of this three years ago) thomasmcnab.wordpress.com – it is after all MY NAME!

I’m considering more changes, and have been working on uploading a lot of new pages. Despite being over seven years old, you can now finally read my Sims 2 fictional series The Caliente Affairs over at My Fiction. There are currently five episodes of Season One uploaded, which unravel the complicated lives of the Pleasantview residents. If you aren’t familiar with the history of The Sims 2, then all you need to know about my series is that it’s basically like an animated version of Desperate Housewives. Click below to read the episodes I’ve posted…

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Updates During Cancer

You see, we’re currently in the Zodiac sign of Cancer, and also my latest video project for JimmyTeens.tv about the Treatment of Cancer Patients has been uploaded, so the title is a play on words! Check it out, I filmed this two weeks ago at St. James Hospital (which is where I’m a patient at for two days of the month).

I’m really proud of the way it turned out and want to thank Cat, the Youth Support Co-Ordinator, for letting me shoot and edit it. Hopefully I can do more films for Jimmy Teens in the future! The other update is my Sims 2 series, The Caliente Affairs, that has been on-going since 2005, but I’m only just now in the process of uploading it to my website. You can check out a preview of how it will look when all 19 current episodes go live, via Twitpic.

No Truths to Confirm

I’m currently listening to Russian radio, in preparation to hear the premiere of t.A.T.u.’s first major English song in three years, You & I (the song that should signal their comeback to the mainstream charts and wake up the public to the fact they still exist, but given they have no international label it may take some time). It’s going to be one of the few English-only language songs included on the album Veselye Ulybki (Happy Smiles), also their first completely new album in three years. I’ve literally been tracking it’s creation every step of the way, loving all the little snippets and singles I’ve heard so far. I have to say I’m far more excited about the Russian language songs than their English counterparts, mainly because their better lyric-writing group (the ones responsible for their major hits) are only involved with a few of them (You & I). The translated songs written by the other writers (only one of which I know at the moment, White Robe) don’t seem to hold as much meaning. If I’ve got you interested click here to listen to the song. It’s set to be played at 5pm GMT (a direct link to the song has now been added).

So why the cryptic blog title? Well, I haven’t confirmed my truths lately. Here’s what’s been happening: I discovered on Wednesday after my transfusion my Hickman Line (see my History) has got a puncture in it and unless it can be repaired I’m going to have to have a new put in. We’re waiting for news on whether it can be repaired until Monday and if not then I’ll be in hospital Thursday and Friday. It got me a bit upset but I’m okay with it now, it spurred me on to do some work and I got my first new episode of The Caliente Affairs in almost two years online the same day I found out! I’ll keep you updated from now on (if I can get my iPhone to work at the hospital, it hasn’t lately).

UPDATE: GOOD NEWS! I have just got the phonecall to say a repair kit has been found so hopefully everything is set for Monday and I won’t have to have an operation!

Too Much Life!

I’m in a dilemma! The Sims 2: Apartment Life EP is on it’s way to me, but I’m so booked up with appointments I can’t honestly say I can’t see me playing it fully until next weekend! The upside is though that the good and bad appointments are equally measured so It’s not like I’m going to be waiting in a waiting room torturing myself with what I could be enjoying. What’s on the cards (hmm, a phrase for Susie Dent’s Origin of Words and Phrases!):

Monday: Band practice (what’s the proper way to use the word practise? I think it’s the verb). Oh yes, I’m joining a band – songwriter.
Tuesday: Hospital in the afternoon followed by a possible trip to see The Dark Knight. (possible opportunity that morning).
Wednesday: FOUR appointments and a friends’ Birthday. And the day I’ll likely watch 90210!
Thursday: Cinema trip to see The Strangers.
Friday: Big Brother Final in the evening – although I’m not supporting anyone in the final so I might just watch the very end to see the closing montage.

I’d say expect a vlog, but I’ve got out of the habit of doing them so you’ll probably just be stuck with the normal blogs.