(Yes---the partner count is so high, this had to be split into two parts. In fact, it comes with its own practice problems. The midterm is in two weeks. Good luck!) There are moments that change who we think we are. There are moments we lose countless hours of sleep reliving, and when our body … Continue reading The Jensen-Liu Family: Aileen and Shu Rack Up the Partner Count Until Everyone is Uncomfortable, Pt. I
The last we saw of Charlie, he was chipping away at the remnants of the metaphorical umbilical cord, only to discover it was the belay keeping him from freefalling into polite society. Polite society is dreadful. You have to talk to people you're not related to, and who aren't Cruz, in polite society. You have … Continue reading Charlie J.E.: Charlie in Charge
(Shout-out to all the armchair physicists: throw your best title-inspired bastardization-of-Sturm-Liouville-Eigenvalue-Problems-or-generalized-coordinate-system Danger Zone "actually" theory at me in the comments. Aim to beat the current title-holder, a donation collector in front of a grocery store who responded to "I'm sorry; I don't have the time right now," with "Actually, Einstein proved time doesn't exist." Come … Continue reading The Jeong-Espinosa Family: Everyone Gets Older Again, Which is a Vacuously True Statement Due to the Linear Passage of Time
"Dad, you're sure messing with Mom's kitchen is a good idea?" "We're not going to mess with her kitchen," Mike justified, "she is." Mike had been planning his 35th anniversary prank for ages. Charlie was lured under the guise of installing pressure sensors on the robot vacuum, but he was really the bait: Claudia wouldn't … Continue reading Claudia! Duck!
Small children are claiming to see a woman wandering the parks at night. Some say she lives in Sylvan Glade. They say her clothes, mat, and stool are her sole possessions, and she only takes from nature what she needs to survive. They say she devotes 16 hours each day to burning off tapas. They … Continue reading The Creation of A Legend
When we last visited Aileen and Shu, they were both on a quest for self-discovery, and ended up discovering other people along the way. In fact, this mother-son duo plays a certain game-within-a-game so often, we named it: the Sleepover Standoff. The rules are simple. Sim families can only have one additional partner stay overnight … Continue reading The Jensen-Liu Family: The One Habit of Highly Permissive Parents