Animal Crossing New Leaf US: By “we” I mean me

Usual OT Ramblings

I’m going on “vacation” starting this Saturday to add insult to injury with my already stressed studying. I use the term vacation in quotes because I’ve defined the term to mean somewhere new, fun or that I generally want to go. In reality this was supposed to be a trip to the in-laws for Thanksgiving, but thanks to my stupid test date of the Sunday following Thanksgiving there isn’t enough time to actually stay for Thanksgiving and get back in time to take the test…so I deem it a failed trip already. Of course this could just be doom and gloom pre-test me talking.

All this is to say that starting next week updates could be sporadic, missing entirely, or desperate pleas for help.

I’m probably not getting back until the 25 or 26. Then I have my test. Then I have a month or more of moping to do as I wait for my results. Did I mention also that on the week prior to my test they’re putting a new roof on my condo? No studying at home during the day that week.

To my happy place!

New Leaf is often my happy place. Visitors or no. Exciting holidays or not. At least everyone is happy to see me when I show up even if they do want me to catch them bugs or be their interior decorator.

Bug catcher extraordinaire Vella is on it. Although I hope you like monarchs because that's all I see around.

Bug catcher extraordinaire Vella is on it. Although I hope you like monarchs because that’s all I see around.

Octavian is making friends already! And he dances pretty well for having so many legs!

Octavian is making friends already! And he dances pretty well for having so many legs!

A little later Julian asked me to take Octavian a package. He wanted it delivered in strict secrecy. Unfortunately Sheldon was still hanging with Octavian. I delivered it anyway. No one seemed to care.

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I'm not sure if that shirt really suits him. It's so last month, but he seems happy so I told him it looks wonderful.

I’m not sure if that shirt really suits him. It’s so last month, but he seems happy so I told him it looks wonderful.

I had Saharah on Saturday as well. I only got Vella’s house done. It wasn’t the greatest job, but I’m not looking for anything in particular. I got a sidewalk out of the deal.

It's a little brighter, but I don't like it...

It’s a little brighter, but I don’t like it…

Sunday, bloody Sunday

Joan is messing with me. For weeks and weeks her prices have been over 100 bells a piece. This week when I’m worried about studying, packing, and cleaning before leaving on a trip and therefore don’t have time to dote on the stalk market she’s selling for 94 bells apiece in Hanabi and 91 in Kasen. Evil sow! Evil. I didn’t buy. I need to at some point cause I need to turn a profit for the gold badge, but it’s gonna have to wait until December.

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That’s a lot of books

Tia wanted a petition signed for “Read 100 Books a Year”. I went over to Kasen to get it signed and had the most difficult time getting all 6 signatures. Everyone was hiding from me. Maybe they’re illiterate? I finally tracked down Lillian/Bunnie in the museum and forced her to support Tia’s cause. After all that all I got was a tall mini cactus. Boo!

Yup and I'm pointedly ignoring Yumi's leftover stash of candy.

Yup and I’m pointedly ignoring Yumi’s leftover stash of candy.

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Ah Kitt, my bad penny, thanks for the help.

Ah Kitt, my bad penny, thanks for the help.

Whitney is settling in nicely over in Kasen.

Whitney is settling in nicely over in Kasen.

Huh? The blue glow makes me look rosy? what? Um. thanks I guess.

Huh? The blue glow makes me look rosy? what? Um. thanks I guess.

Yes! Finally.

Yes! Finally.

SLOPPY!!!

I get incredibly excited when I spot a piece of sloppy furniture in Re-Tail. Yesterday morning as I went to pick up a piece of gold furniture (it turned out to be my 6th or 7th gold clock) I noticed an odd looking lamp. It looked a little askew. A little messy. A little awesome! It was a sloppy lamp put up for sale by Felicity. (I love you even though you haven’t given me your picture!)

I haven’t had many sloppy pieces in any of my games. Most of my sloppy furniture was given to me by generous visitors. Thank you so much! I’ve started switching out the balloon furniture in the basement and putting in sloppy furniture. I’m not close to a full set. I put up the old wallpaper and floor since I don’t have either of the sloppy pieces. I still need:

  • Sloppy Bed
  • Sloppy Clock
  • Sloppy Sofa
  • Sloppy Stereo
  • Sloppy Wallpaper
  • Sloppy Carpet

I only have one townie in Kasen that has a piece of the sloppy furniture in his house, Kidd. He has the sloppy table. But I already have that and I don’t know if I sent him something of the same size if he might put it up for sale? I wish I knew how to get the rest of the set, but I haven’t found a good method. Anyone out there know something I don’t?

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As for Today

I woke up sleepy Felicity.

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I had a pretty cute camper.
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I noticed that the fishing tourney is the day I leave on vacation—which could be good as I’ll be stuck in the car for 6-8 hours but may be bad because for those 6-8 hours I’ll also have the cat stuck in the car too and she doesn’t travel well.
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I dug up a rare mushroom! Cha ching! Those sell for a bundle.
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I lost at hide and seek somehow…I found everyone but Shep. I don’t know where he was. I think he climbed up in a tree or something.
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And that’s about it. I’m sundowning. Stupid time change makes me sleepy.

P.S. I received a US copy of Animal Crossing New Leaf from Nintendo. Thanks, Nintendo!