Animal Crossing New Leaf: Days 142-144

Stalk Market

Sooooo generally when I unload all my turnips in the middle of the week I get lazy about checking. Couple that with pre-trip running around and there are great gaps in stalk prices such as:

Day 142 – Friday

AM: No idea
PM: 69 Bells

Day 143 – Saturday

AM: Again. No idea.
PM: 64 Bells

Day 144 – Sunday

Closed.
Joan sold turnips for 95 apiece and it took all of my strength of will and common sense not to buy any. I intend to be way to busy to check prices twice a day or seek help from my fellow ACNL friends when the market heads south.

Day 142 – Friday

I had Redd today. Unfortunately I already had the original (how is that even possible?), so if anyone wants to trade for it, remind me after I get home April 16th or later. But until then—drumroll please—it’s time for another installment of 迷探偵 (lost or nuisance detective) Yumi and her great search for legitimate art.

Nike — this one is fake. You'll remember I got the original last week and its wings are less bat-like.

Nike — this one is fake. You’ll remember I got the original last week and its wings are less bat-like.

David —You'd think I'd be able to tell this is fake. If you look closely, he's got a towel draped over his shoulder. The original...doesn't.

David —You’d think I’d be able to tell this is fake. If you look closely, he’s got a towel draped over his shoulder. The original…doesn’t.

I am too lazy to look up what this one is called. Suffice it to say it's fake because the woman in white is huge compared to the original.

I am too lazy to look up what this one is called. Suffice it to say it’s fake because the woman in white is huge compared to the original.

Which brings us to tada! the real painting. All the googly looking fingers are real. If they're pointing it's fake.

Which brings us to tada! the real painting. All the googly looking fingers are real. If they’re pointing, it’s fake.

Badge Master!

"Oh it looks like you wan't a badge" Well, yeah...

“Oh it looks like you wan’t a badge” Well, yeah…

I got the remake expert badge!

I got the remake expert badge!

Remake expert badge (the silver one)

Remake expert badge (the silver one)

Concerning blue roses

So, I finally looked in my guide and in the April issue of Nintendo DS + Wii. It seems that to get blue roses you cross red roses with fertilizer. I’m not sure if there’s a particular configuration that will yield better results. You’ll have to stay tuned to find out.

According to the guide you make blue roses with red roses + fertilizer. Let's see if this works...

According to the guide you make blue roses with red roses + fertilizer. Let’s see if this works…

Obligatory Nelson sighting

Nelson says I'm a lucky girl. Eeep! (really it's cause he gave me a shirt)

Nelson says I’m a lucky girl. Eeep! (really it’s cause he gave me a shirt)

Day 143 – Saturday

Today we were on a great suitcase hunt for my husband so I didn’t get to sit down and play until around 6pm.

When I logged on I found out that it was Mikachi’s birthday. I had no idea. I found out that she likes fancy clothes so I went to the Able Sisters to see if there was anything suitable there. Fortunately the first shirt on display was fancy so I snatched it up, bought some wrapping paper at Nookington’s and went over to party.

"Tangy came over and brought a present too"

“Tangy came over and brought a present too”

"How did you know what I wanted? This is just what I was looking for!"

“How did you know what I wanted? This is just what I was looking for!”

Party Cats

Party Cats

The spring polka-dot shirt went over like gangbusters. I’m still traumatized from Shinobi’s birthday party when she said she didn’t like what I bought her.

The Blue Rose Saga

No blue rose. I only planted 4 red roses and put a fertilizer in the middle. Today I had a white rose and a pink rose. I don’t know how that happened…Will try again tomorrow.

I didn't put that white one there. And now there's a pink one?

I didn’t put that white one there. And now there’s a pink one?

Day 144 – Easter Sunday!

Today is bunny day! I walked outside and there were strange rocks and cracks in the ground everywhere! Most of them contained Easter eggs, though some were the usual fossils and ores. 😉 There are 6 different types of Easter eggs:

Ground egg (you dig it up like a fossil)

Ground egg (you dig it up like a fossil)

fish egg (you fish it out)

fish egg (you fish it out)

undersea egg (you dive for it)

undersea egg (you dive for it)

rock egg (hit a rock with a shovel for it)

rock egg (hit a rock with a shovel for it)

tree egg (shake out of a tree)

tree egg (shake out of a tree)

sky egg (shoot down a balloon)

sky egg (shoot down a balloon)

You give Zipper T. one of each of those eggs (one at a time) and he gives you an easter basket.

Easter Basket (that weird thing behind it is a go piece I believe)

Easter Basket (that weird thing behind it is a go piece I believe)

After that it’s egg gobbling time! You eat the eggs and from within them you get a regular ticket (exchange for furniture), a special ticket (exchange for his Zipper T.’s picture) or candy (booby prize). Unfortunately I got a lot of candy. Unlike Festivale you don’t get duplicate furniture until after you’ve gotten the entire set. This makes the event much more enjoyable IMO, though I was stressing about packing and cursing each candy I pulled out of my Easter Egg delaying my completion of the set.

regular ticket

regular ticket

boo! booby prize candy!

boo! booby prize candy!

Ooooh! Big win! The special ticket

Ooooh! Big win! The special ticket

Zipper T.'s picture

Zipper T.’s picture

Unfortunately there weren’t any cute cardboard cutouts in town today. It was just Zipper T. standing in town square. He dances when you give him a special ticket though.

He's "Happy! Happy! Happy! Happy!" He reminds me or Richard Simmons for some reason. I think it's the visor.

He’s “Happy! Happy! Happy! Happy!” He reminds me or Richard Simmons for some reason. I think it’s the visor.

You can almost see his zipper as he turns around. But it's hard to catch. LOL

You can almost see his zipper as he turns around. But it’s hard to catch. LOL

Here are shots of the full egg set in Taiga’s house. I think the only new addition to it is the wall television. It’s pretty adorable if you’re in the room at the top of the hour. The clock “cuckoos” and a chick jumps up and down in its egg.

Oh! And from now through the end of the month the Sakura clock is available as DLC at the post office. I picked it up this afternoon.

The Sakura Clock DLC (above Taiga) in the egg room (Totoro and Airou are patterns)

The Sakura Clock DLC (above Taiga) in the egg room (Totoro and Airou are patterns)

complete egg set + extra table

complete egg set + extra table

You can’t put the easter basket on a table. I tried. Multiple times.

watchin' tv on the "long chair" Why couldn't it just be called a sofa?

watchin’ tv on the “long chair” Why couldn’t it just be called a sofa?

Kaizo’s Corner

Yeah, he’s not getting much action from me for a bit. But: here’s his take on the “dot liner” remake. You can change it either yellow or pink.

dot liner post-remake (yellow)

dot liner post-remake (yellow)

I’m outta here!

Tomorrow I drive down to Los Angeles bright and early to drop off the cat (Sophie) with my mom. Whereupon she’ll hopefully get a show bath and be all pretty when we get back (and pissed off about not having an assortment of cardboard boxes or being the only cat). My mom breeds and shows persian and himalayan cats.

Our flight leaves on April 2nd in the afternoon bound for Narita airport. I’m so excited!

And I’ll officially be back on April 16. When will I resume posting? Probably not for a couple days after that. We’ll have to drive back up north coupled with jet lag…I hope to at least post some pics while I’m gone. Maybe one a day? Depending on internet connection.