Forget all your troubles, forget all your cares Sally and Eleanor go Downtown

News flash! A large and complicated downtown area has just sprung into being near (for some value of "near") Neighborhood One!

Sally Raptor, matriarch of one of the neighborhood's First Families, immediately went to investigate this unprecendented phenomenon.

Sally flirting with a barkeep She felt pretty much right at home. In particular, her lover Joanne Kim was flirtably tending bar, and her attractive but unavailable neighbor Jane Danvers was as swoony as always. One property of this section of Downtown: it's so dim that good photographs are practically impossible! Bad news for blackmailers.

Sally singing at the karaoke machine Sally rocks the house. First time she's seen a karaoke machine. She had fun.

Sally's daughter Gina also heard the news bulletin, and came down (without bothering to change into anything respectable) to check the place out as well.

Gina singing, Sally dancing or watching or something Mother and daughter. And some college kid in the background. And really awful lighting.

As Sally left to look for food, a certain amount of chaos erupted behind her.

All sortsa complexity in a dim nightclub My, my! Whatever Amin was doing to annoy Ivy, it eventually resulted in a full-blown fight (which Ivy lost). I like how Jane's thinking of babies and ignoring the badness.

That previous image also reveals one of our first sighted Downtownies. We are happy! The Townie Project so far doesn't seem to have resulted in any new normal townies being generated, so finding hordes of interestingly dressed new people Downtown pleases us.

Anyway, on the theory that it's good to be able to see what you're eating, Sally tried a better-lit place for dinner.

A waiter takes Sally's order "Is the salmon fresh?"