Aged Oak #ab783f Antique Maple # ce7c42 Brazilian Rosewood # 724132 Chestnut # 794923 Cherrywood # c57a41 Hickory # 7b5940 Honey Maple # e1af70 Mahogany # a95241 Red Elm # 976250 Walnut # 734e34
I have been using these color codes a lot lately for flooring, but they also look good on furniture/windows/baseboards too. Just remember to fiddle with the color a bit when using different wood textures, some look good, others don’t.
I’m picturing the Shao’s as at least juniors, though in gameplay terms they’ll probably be starting college at the same time as the Drakes. Quiyue is the rebellious daughter of a corporate bigwig, and her husband Martin is a collegiate sports star with political ambitions.
Since I like to raise my main sims couple from toddlers, I’ve decided that in University Life their parents will be in college. In the case of Claire and Sheldon Drake, they had a kid in high school but are one of those inspiring cases where they still graduate and go to college as they planned. That they’ve gotten married and are still together is pretty cool, too, though obviously not as important.
Also pictured is Sheldon’s mother, Angela, who will also be getting her degree after an eventful and fulfilling youth and middle age.
“Martin wasn’t planning on being a dad before finishing college, but since Qiuyue’s father is willing to pay the bills, at least he’s up all night changing diapers in a swanky townhouse instead of a tiny dorm.”
Neil Tyson once lamented that the Saturn V rocket, a vehicle once heralded as the first generation of a coming era of interplanetary rocket travel, was taken for granted by a world looking to the future. And instead of the first of its kind, it was the last.
We haven’t surpassed the Saturn V. The largest, most powerful rocket ever flown by anybody, ever, the thirty-six-story-tall Saturn V was the first and only rocket to launch people from Earth to someplace else in the universe. It enabled every Apollo mission to the Moon from 1969 through 1972, as well as the 1973 launch of Skylab 1, the first U.S. space station.
Inspired in part by the successes of the Saturn V and the momentum of the Apollo program, visionaries of the day foretold a future that never came to be: space habitats, Moon bases, and Mars colonies up and running by the 1990s. But funding for the Saturn V evaporated as the Moon missions wound down. Additional production runs were canceled, the manufacturers’ specialized machine tools were destroyed, and skilled personnel had to find work on other projects. Today U.S. engineers can’t even build a Saturn V clone.
Sure, what was impossible yesterday can be made possible today, through the hard work and application of science. But we must also remember that if we don’t keep stoking the fires of curiosity, what was possible yesterday can be made impossible today.
Otherwise, much like failing to point the end with lots of fire toward the ground, we will find ourselves “having a bad problem and you will not go to space today”.