Howell Lanes Bowling Alley a Bowling Night NoCC Build by SimDoughnut
is a fairly accurate recreation of my childhood bowling alley, Howell
Lanes in Howell, NJ. It’s where I had birthday parties as a kid, and
later bowled in a league as an adult before moving out West to
Minnesota. Howell Lanes is also where my childhood friend Parker
Bohn III learned to bowl, and eventually went on to become a highly
ranked professional bowler on the PBA tour.
Lanes, wasn’t a very swanky Bowling alley, in fact looking back on
it, it was a bit dodgy. That was okay though because we went there to
bowl, not to be mesmerized by the aesthetics. Howell Lanes featured a small
Cafe, a Bar, a Pro Shop, and a room where we could kids could play
Pinball, and later video games. I’ve included all of these features
in this build.
build sits on a 40x30 lot, is set as a Bar, and I originally built it in Newcrest. You
can find the Howell Lanes Bowling Alley in my SimDoughnut gallery
while in game. This is a NoCC build, so just use the tags #bowling
#howelllanes, or #bowlingnight to find it.
hope you enjoy the build as much as I did creating it. It brought
back a lot of fond childhood memories, as well as happy memories
spent there with my own children.
listen… I want greedy to be the next single as much as the next person, but I also don’t wanna see articles online like “death by ariana grande: first note of greedy catches local driver so off-guard that they cross 4 lanes of traffic and crash into an oncoming truck” so this is tough for me
Asce flinches on instinct at the voice, then realises it’s
ringing a bell. He’s not sure why, no memories spring to mind. But the deep-rooted
sensation of fear that insists he’s in danger must have been well conditioned
into his subconscious for a reason.
Then the fist descends upon his head and he
Today I had my pickup truck bed loaded to the breaking point with things to take to the landfill (clearing out a hoard)- broken, moldy furniture, broken garage door, and other bulky odd-sized stuff.
I’d packed it well and strapped it all in but I was worried that to the casual drivers around me it’d look unstable as hell. The road I took starts off as a long busy two-lane highway and there’s never a chance to pass anyone until the road becomes 4 lanes with a drivable middle lane that eventually becomes a turning lane as you approach businesses.
As luck would have it, I ended up with a douche-bag in a new BMW trapped behind me on the long stretch. I was doing just above the speed limit and he was up my butt, despite my having broken furniture dangling like two feet from his grille. I couldn’t wait until the road would widen and he’d surely zoom past me and scowl for ‘holding him up’.
Sure enough, we reached the spot where the road widened and I saw him jerk into the left lane as soon as I yielded to the right slow lane. He started to pass me, entered my blind spot and then… I didn’t see him. I thought he was overtaking me slowly so he could see what I was hauling, or I was preparing to be flipped off as well.
The thing is, there was no nowhere to turn left yet, no roads or business at that point- and I watched my side mirror- if he’d turned somewhere (again, nowhere to turn yet) slowed down or even gone into the developing turning strip down the middle, I’d have seen his car fall behind me.
Credits to: Vault32
Remember Seeing A Movie Years Before It Was Released
Being born in the early nineties, I loved watching the ’Land Before Time’ movies. I remember being about 6 or 7, I was sick and in bed. My mom had a friend over and he brought me a movie to watch. It was a Land Before Time movie. So nothing weird about that.
Well, fast forward about 4 years or so and I’m dropped off at the sitters and everyone is watching the new Land Before Time movie. Sweet! A new one, except this seems familiar. I’m pretty sure I’ve seen this before. I know I’ve seen this before. There are always parts of movies you remember very well and for me this was when the long-neck elders fight the two T-Rex. So that part arrives and I start telling everyone what’s going to happen.
The sitter or her daughter that helped out asked if I’ve watched this already. I said, “yeah a long time ago”. I get told that’s not possible, it just came out the week before or whatever. Yet I specifically remember watching it years earlier. Every now and then I think back on this and it still perplexes me. Maybe my mom’s friend was a time traveler that had a love for kids movies. Maybe it was a glitch- who knows.
Seeing Old People Young
For as long as I can remember, I will walk into stores, buildings, parks, fields, and if there is a person there 30 or older I always see them younger.
It usually happens for a few moments, like flashes of young and then I really stare at them and shocked to see wrinkles and liver spots. Like, I was totally checking out that grandma when she looked 20 something and now she’s 80.
Not sure if this is a glitch in the matrix, and before anyone says bad eye sight, I do wear contacts but my prescription is always up to date. And I am always within good seeing distance of the person.
Like, I’m not sure how to properly describe it. I see them exactly how they were when they were younger. Doesn’t happen every single day but it happens enough that I’m used to it. Sometimes I see young people as old but it’s very rare.
Starting To Question Whether Life Is A Simulation Or Not
I was living in Florida for a while (back in 2014 and 2015) due to work. While I was there, I had been engaging in my own personal philosophical thought process about the nature of our reality. For a couple of days I really was wrapped around this question and it was sort of consuming my thoughts over those days, particularly whether we were living in a simulation or some type of video game. Well nothing new there, right? Scientists and philosphers have been throwing that idea around for a while.
Well, two experiences occurred that made and make me questions my current reality as it stands and happened in similar time frames. Each seemingly innocent, but when put together seem to connect. All of these events occurred after I started thinking intensely about the possibility of reality being a simulation.
First: I was working out with a trainer and a group of coworkers when we started doing squats. I started doing squats and the trainer stops and sort of laughs. Then he makes a joke about how I look like a Sims character. That’s innocent enough, right? I’ve seen the game and I got what he was referring to. I laughed.
But then he says it one more time, but this time he says it in a serious tone “Did you hear that, Tim (which is my name)? I said you look like a Sims character.” The inflections in his voice was odd, it was more like he was hinting at something rather than making a joke and waiting for my reaction. Perhaps it was nothing but it was odd, but everybody else around me didn’t react or even laugh at the reference. It was strange.
Second: So, I enjoy creepypastas and I like listening to them. So, I started listening to this creepypasta and found it pretty good. Now the night before and that night, I had been thinking intensely about reality and all that.
Well, as I scrolled down the comment section I notice this guy’s comment (Pete Detrick) who says “Tim, you’re in a video game.”
I’m blown away but I’m skeptical, thinking it’s just a coincidence and he was just replying to some other person’s comment. But as I’m scrolling up and down, I notice he isn’t replying to anyone on the comment section. His statement is just out of context and oddly out of nowhere.
I could imagine the person was perhaps making a comment about the story itself but the main character in the story never mentions his name being Tim or even has a name. (Oddly enough the story is about a person who commits suicide and enters some alternate reality).
Okay but like, has anyone talked about this before? Sector z readjusting to everyday society after being undelightfulized. Itd be full of cuteness and angst.
-Ashley and Constance finding out what Instagram and Snapchat are, taking constant selfies together.
-They even manage to take a few surprise photos of Bruce while hes walking, or the blur of Davids crazy bangs when he turns fast and they snap the picture, or when they turn on the flash and see Lenny’s eye shining in the light like a cat and caption it something like oH my GoD"
-Cute updates of things theyre doing just because they have the liberty to do it. “Sunday 1:21 pm: we all went out to lunch at this place called Inside Out Burgers? I ate so much i cant move!~ Bruce.”
- those poor children learning what tumblr is
- Ashley watching a few YouTube videos and deciding she’s going to try and do Constance’s makeup (much to Constance’s complaints since Ashley has no idea what any of the makeup items are)
- Videogame nights! Tell me Bruce wouldnt be the most competitive little shit when it comes to fighting games
- Them having weekly group dates where they just go out and do things they missed out for years on. Ice cream dates, movie parties, trips to the park, swimming at the beach, amusement park rides!
- Pizza night! (Maybe just half anchovies though)
- Sparring sessions. Full of teasing and playfullness especially when Constance decides to sweep David off his feet
- Hanging out with other kids. It’s really awkward at first but soon they are talking to more people besides each other
- Late night rages and broken phones thrown at walls
- Crying fits when movies or shows bring up abuse and they need to call each other from separate houses asking to meet up
- Social anxiety and pure terror anytime one of them gets lost in a crowd. David trying looking for them since hes so tall but couldnt find them and ending up having an attack
- 4 am phone calls because of night terrors, or message on “read” for 25 minutes and the fear of “what happened to them did something happen are they hurt did someone hurt them did he hurt them what happened”
- Frustration just from being so behind in styles, trends, jokes, cliques, music, anything. It’s like everyone knows a joke but wont tell them because they are the joke
- Therapy sessions. Really extensive therapy sessions and lots of medicines
- Panic whenever they see a member of the Sector V, especially when it’s just one of them seeing all 5 of the sector members then it is like ice in their veins