brit_columbia (brit_columbia) wrote,

Whine and cheese

Well, I just deleted FAKE First Year Together: A New Day (May) from Mediaminer because I lack the ability to navigate that site. I tried to post chapter 16, but it put chapter 16 at the beginning and called it chapter one and then all the other chapters were out of whack.  Then I SWEAR I just clicked 'delete' once on chapter 16 because I thought I would try again, and both chapter 16 and chapter one disappeared.  Then I tried to repost chapter one, but this time, it went on after the last chapter posted and MM labeled it chapter 15.  I realized that MM would never let me replace one chapter with another or put the chapters back in order, or even make changes to the title/blurb of the story. Finally, I realized that the only thing I could do was to delete the whole thing because I couldn't just leave it there missing chapter one.

Why is MM so hard to deal with?  Maybe it's me. (Hope not)  Except I haven't had any problems posting at AFF, FFdotnet, my LJ and Destiny's Gateway.  Every chapter of every story I have ever tried to post at MM has been stressful and difficult.  For example, over there, the title of Negotiations is "Negotiations chapter 1" and the only way I will ever be able to change that title, is by deleting the whole story.  I even contacted them about that one, but of course no one got back to me. Plus, MM has never allowed me to leave a review for any other writer there, or I would have been all over Grumpy Demon's Fake In Love series.  I suspect that MM and my two browsers don't like each other.  And then there's the fact that I still lack internet savvy.

I haven't totally given up on MM forever, but I just don't think it's worth the hassle.  I'll never post there again unless I can get someone to coach me through the process. *Sulk*

On to happier news.  Today I'm having a dinner party and all my cooking and food prep is done!  And fifty percent of my laundry. That means I'll have time to go out for coffee and return the horribly stinky, disgusting cheese I bought by accident.  I'm not allowed to eat any cheese because it's one of the things I gave up for Lent, but I bought it for my party. When I unwrapped it, the smell practically knocked me flat!  I was surprised because I thought I had bought Havarti, a mild creamy yellow cheese that everyone likes.  I checked the wrapper and it said "Havarti Tilsit".  I can't serve that to my guests.  It'll stink up the whole room!  I called the store and they said I can exchange it.  *Note to self: Memorize that word 'Tilsit' so you never buy it by mistake again.

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