Ugh, now I'm addicted to this damn game AGAIN. Years ago when The Sims came out, I had for inexplicable reasons a paralyzing addiction to the game. This lasted for a good while until finally I was released from its grasp by the sudden realization of all the game's shortcomings and boredom with its finer points. Well, this new version is leaps and bounds better than the first, and I gotta say, all my complaints from the first one are gone. There goes my free time.
for an awesome account of some of the things you can do in this game. It's a funny article too.