typical day: Angela Gobelin
22, 2003 - by Bimbo N. Loveless
is young, she is wealthy, she has got a passion for cats. Meet Angela Gobelin,
this month's featured Simmerville resident in our new series where artists
are ready to support one sim with personal clothing, art and wallpapers!
In this new series, each
month we will find out what is a normal day for one particular Sim. It
is a mix of a celebrity interview and a way to get to know the variety
of a Sim's life and personality. A couple weeks before each article release,
a handful artists will get to read the interview and will create a few
personal outfits, wallpapers and eventually other household items to match
the featured sim's personality and lifestyle. The first articles will feature
Simmerville residents, but later on any Sim living in a SUN participating
neighbourhood will be invited to apply to be featured in the "My typical
Being the first article,
the February article is a little more detailed than those to follow. I
visited Mrs Gobelin, while in the future these articles will be more based
on interviews via mail and phone.
Angela Gobelin - a busy
and wealthy cat woman
I must admit, I've always
been curious to meet this beautiful woman. Her name alone brings on associations
to something pleasant, and many Simmerville residents that I talked with
prior to this interview agreed to this description; she is quite nice but
a tiny bit shy, and doesn't freak out if she see some flies. Angela Gobelin
is the heir to a third of the Mervil family's property, she already owns
2 houses including the right to run the traditional Old Mervil Market in
visited her on a Tuesday, wearing my coolest outfit, but from the second
she opened the door I realized I couldn't beat her! She was wearing the
coolest Cobra tight pants and a matching top, moving like a superstar and
at the same time she managed to seem quite down to earth. In her hand I
noticed the first surprise; instead of a glass of champagne she was drinking
from a cup of water!
Angela Gobelin seems to manage
balancing her wealth with a down to earth attitude - I'm not saying I was
disappointed, just that she was different than I expected, more pleasant
in fact. Well, this is not the story about my first meeting with Angela
Gobelin, but about her typical day, alone. Enjoy!
Well, before I describe
a typical day, I'd like to introduce you to my very own past. I am one
of the 3 heirs to the Mervil heirloom. In case you have readers outside
Simmerville; the Mervils have resided this area since 300 years, and we
are still on top of the community. My father was Blurt Mervil, who died
4 years ago, my gorgeous mother died when I was 19. It's through my father
that 63 Mervil Highway is now my property, but due to the 30 years contract
that my Grandfather, Edgar Wilfred Mervil [:aka Ol' Ed Mervil], arranged
with the Tammers, I must wait another 2 years until moving into that house.
Here, Miss Loveless, would
you like some Llama Droodles with your water? Nah ah, please don't take
them all, dear... well, too late...
I grew up in Slemmon Heights,
in a gorgeous villa with 4 swimming pools and I recall one black and one
white piano in the beautiful rose garden. We used to hire our very own
musicians who would sit there playing the outdoor pianos more or less permanently
during the Summer months. I remember I loved to arrange tea parties for
my fifty dolls in our great garden pavilion, while the musicians played.
I lived in my very own fantasy world. My father and mother sent me to the
best educational institutions, but as I grew older I must admit I was never
interested in spending that much time on such things as career climbing.
I mean, I already was in a respected family, I had the goods and the income
that I would need. I now have my very own husband whom I love, and I even
got the two gorgeous Siamese cats. Being born into a certain social status,
if you know what I mean, can be a blessing, but it also requires a very
strong self discipline. I am somewhat less formal after my father died.
I have no brothers or sisters, only my very own Uncle Brion Mervil and
his two sons, all living here in Simmerville, but whom I hardly speak with,
and there is of course my Aunt Sheeba who resides in the family house at
Hello? Miss Loveless? Ah,
there you are in our bedroom! Please do not look around quite yet, I need
a rest first after inspecting Old Mervil Market all day. No no! Please
don't touch my silver candelabra, I don't mind the greasy finger prints
you might leave, dear, the Maid will remove them, but I'd rather get this
interview over with, so please come sit down over here, dear. Fine... let's
at 62 Old Farm Circle I and my dear husband live in a rather small house
while we wait to move into 63 Mervil Highway as soon as the current contract
expires, we decided to stay here for 2 more years. Our current house has
1 bedroom, 1 bathroom, 1 kitchen - too small as you just observed -, 1
study and 2 larger rooms where of 1 is our living room, this room, and
the other is our combined hall and dining room. Oh, and there is a small
room used by the gorgeous cats. In addition we have a nice patio and one
single pool, but at this time of year it's too cold to spend much time
out there, and there's ice in the pool, too. I don't really like this house,
because it's too small for throwing a good party and there is no room for
storing my art collection.
Oh my dear, I see you noted
that our net worth is only §26.000! That's all right, you don't need
to blush, dear, I agree it's a poor net worth. It's even directly misleading,
as it is just this one house and do not include the net worth of 63 Mervil
Highway and the Old Mervil Market, and not even my art collection that
are still stored in Slemmon Heights.
The start of a typical
Well, most of my days are
rather busy, but they can be quite different, so there isn't any such typical
day, really dear, but some activities are of course more frequent than
others. I get up early, between 5 and 6 AM. We always eat a solid breakfast
together, this is free zone hour, to put it that way. We do not eat more
than others, but we like to choose from a variety of food. And we like
to start the day with a relaxed meal rather than to stress to make it in
time for the car pool. I adore the small talk in the mornings. Any day
deserves a soft start when we can talk about anything but planning the
day. Then we check that the cats have food through out the day, and we
leave for work.
We don't have any children,
but two cats named Celtina and Celton. Well, Stewart and I have both been
too busy for children, and the cats are making a great substitute. But
I definitely want children, but first we need either to extend this house,
or move into my other house.
Managing Old Mervil Market
and breeding cats
We both work 9AM - 3PM,
that is I work only every 2nd day as a Sous Chef in a Downtown restaurant.
It's nothing I plan to go on with forever, I'm not that interested in food
although my favourite is exotic food.
when I'm not working in the restaurant, I spend time on managing the Old
Mervil Market or working with the gorgeous cats, Celtina and Celton. Celtina
is improving her dancing steps. Celton needs more time. My goal is to stay
home breeding cats, but I decided to work occasionally while I wait for
them to get better acquainted. They already breeded twice, but their current
relation is a problem.
I relay to the management
of the Old Mervil Market as my main job, this traditional Old Town location
is part of the Mervil family heritage, it comes with the house at 63 Mervil
Highway that is mine. My work is to make sure everything runs smoothly,
and both Farmer Bob and Tidy Heidi do a great job.
Although it has it's historical
charm, I do work on ideas for changing parts of it. After the Family Day
was introduced we have got some competition from other local markets that
are all trying to attract the more guests. We do still have the oldest
tradition though, and most farmers still come to us with their vegetables.
They say never change a popular market, but I will just add minor adjustments
in order to secure the business, and I will keep a record meaning it will
be an easy operation to eventually set it back to the original standard
if things turns out less successfully than intended. I find inspiration
in thinking that one day my very own children will operate that market.
When we return from work
at 3 PM, the gorgeous cats come greeting us, it's a valuable moment, and
we often stands at the entrance talking a little and eventually greeting
any neighbours passing by, before we go inside. I then check that our very
own Maid has cleaned the gorgeous cats' litter box, check their food and
play a little with them, while Stewart checks on our parrot. The parrot
is a real attraction to all the stray cats. They can sit and watch it for
hours, and although I adore most cats, I recently started to shoo those
strays. A bad thing to do, but they are blocking our kitchen door.
Most mornings we had a good
breakfast, so we normally have a late dinner. I normally prepare it while
Stewart gets a nap on the sofa, or he does some house keeping whenever
needed. We might invite Stewart's old Aunts Adelheid and Josefine over
for dinner, or some other neighbours. I have family here in Simmerville,
too, but I don't talk a lot with them, it's a pity but after my very own
father Blurt and my Uncle Brion fought over Grandfather's property, we
kind of lost contact. Besides, we were all in the Plague Hospital and our
memory was erased, so we will need time to rebuild any relation. I hope
this will improve as Stewart and I will move into 63 Mervil Highway in
2 years from now, which will make us even closer neighbours.
Evenings are spent on socializing
with Stewart and the cats, or I might work on any of my interests. My definitive
interests are politics, travels, cats and literature. I must admit I hardly
listen to music, or watch television. I am too busy with my gorgeous cats.
But classical music, strings in particular, makes a perfect atmosphere
while cuddling on the sofa or reading a book. I like reading, especially
about animals and Sim history. My favourite book is "My Simfrica" by Kasim
Bixsim. Fantastic! Yes, I am a bit romantic, but only for rare moments,
it's not my style officially, definitely not!
Subjects that I find rather
boring are technology and the outdoors. I'm not against fresh air, dear
- thi-hi, I just find it more practical to stay indoor. Especially now
We might go to Old Town in
the evenings, bringing the cats, and we normally visit Old Mervil Market
or any outdoor resort. This mostly takes place on days when I've not already
inspected the Mervil Market. If I ever go Downtown I prefer visiting clothing
stores or some exclusive restaurant.
We normally go to bed rather
early, because we love the mornings so much. On a normal day I will be
asleep by 10 PM.
Interior and design
I like working with interior
and to discuss fashion with my husband who happens to be a tailor. I do
care a lot about what I wear, although I don't want to base my life on
my wardrobe, so to speak. I don't have a particular favourite colour, but
in general I adore all colours and patterns that I can relate to animals.
I know I shouldn't say this, dear, animal lover that I am, but I simply
adore most kinds of animal fur and leather. For clothing, furniture, carpets;
it provides me with a good and basic feel. It needs to be kind of laid
back though, a bit luxurious wouldn't harm, as I'm definitely not a safari
kind of woman, thi-hi. Hunting elephants is not my deal, I'm more after
the very own soft animal qualities, than the wild thing.
How do you like my outfit,
Ms Loveless? Gorgeous, yes? Thank you. What? If you can have one of these
too? No, no offence, but do you really think you have got what it takes
to wear a snakes skin?
Well, my husband created
6 new outfits for me, some of them I've already used for a while. Hh certainly
has got me wrapped up with fur and skin! He knows how much I adore that
kind of clothes, thi-hi. He is really talented. I hope that other Sims
will like these outfits, too. They are really comfortable, but I think
they deserve a certain class.
was very happy with the walls BB-design produced just for us, too. As you
can see some of them are already up. This living room used to be rather
dark, now it has changed completely! Gorgeous that is, dear! I also love
the bedroom silk walls. That artist definitely got a good eye for the customer's
And I love both of the pictures
from that art gallery. I am quite interested in art, but most of my collection
is stored in Slemmon Heights. It's good to have some valuable art on the
wall again! Thank you, dear!
Thank you so much for all
this publicity, I really hope I helped with starting your new article.
Photo top: In the Gobelin
hall most meals are eaten, on this photo Angela Gobelin and websimtress
eat a meal, while Mrs Gobelin's 2 Siamese cats are on the photo, too!
Photo 2: From the living
room, Angela Gobelin and websimtress conversing in the sofa.
Photo 3: From the family
album, the cats Celtina and Celton have just breeded. This room no longer
Photo 4: The Goblins naturally
has a Maid, here working in their bed room where BB-design's wallpaper
is already up.