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Well, my fangirl_tour  entry is *FINALLLYYYY* up.  I seriously underestimated how long this was going to take to put together and problems with hardware made it that much harder.  It took all morning and the better part of my afternoon, I had to take my Mac and reboot it into Windows in order to be able to paste my reviews into LJ, Firefox kept crashing and I had to edit my entry 3 effing times in order to get everything right.  I just hope that it actually looks OK, that none of the links are broken and that the transfer from Mac to Windows into LJ didn't  utterly bollux up the excerpts so that they are unrecognizable to the authors. Sigh. My daughter has learned that her mother swears like a stevedore when frustrated.  I think I've probably gone into negative numbers in 'Mother of the Year' points, as I left her to fend for herself for most of the day.  AND . . .  I haven't even gotten to bake therealsnape 's Nutella cake yet!!  ::wails::  I wonder how Nutella would taste stirred into some Jameson's . . . .  Off to the showers to go soak my head.



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Oct. 17th, 2010 07:25 pm (UTC)
The fangirl tour looks wonderful; the art is such a great choice with the stories. And amen to Kelly doing a sequel.

And Slytherin awards you 20 Mother of the Year points for:
a) teaching your child interesting vocabulary;
b) giving her time to do her own things;
c) learning her that into each life some rain, rather than cinnamon-nutella cake, must fall.

At least you fed the fangirls.
Oct. 18th, 2010 10:04 pm (UTC)
Thanks - both for the back pat and the points. I surely could use them both! :-D
Oct. 17th, 2010 09:11 pm (UTC)
Oh, my dear, my sympathies! There's no frustration quite like the frustration of computer entries that won't work. Back in the days when I tried to use LJ's software to convert links, etc., instead of doing it all by typing in the HTML code, I had a similar miserable time posting my first Tour recs. But even without the posting problems, they do take a long time to get together.

Sounds as if your daughter has learned all sorts of valuable lessons today -- self-reliance and the realities of adult life. Emerson would be pleased /g/.

I think spoonsful of Nutella alternated with Jameson's sounds perfect.

Looking forward to the recs post.
Oct. 18th, 2010 10:15 pm (UTC)
It would have been infinitely worse if you hadn't told me about photobucket - and I am *still* sufficiently dense that it took me about a hour to upload the art. I am never, NEVER using the bulk uploader again. it would have taken less time to load each item individually. gggrrrrrrr. ::takes calming breaths::

Sounds as if your daughter has learned all sorts of valuable lessons today --

Including how to swear in three different languages. Sigh. And to think I was certain I'd be such a good influence on my child. XD

I think spoonsful of Nutella alternated with Jameson's sounds perfect.

I think that's a better idea than mine. ::g::
Oct. 18th, 2010 08:44 pm (UTC)
Damn it.

Now I have to go buy nutella and whisky.

Computers are God's punishment. I built one for my brother and the effin' thing is driving both of us nuts, mostly because he forgets to tell me something he did just before it screwed up.

When your daughter is ready for the advanced course of foul language, give me a call, I won't charge you anything.
Oct. 18th, 2010 10:27 pm (UTC)
Now I have to go buy nutella and whisky.

If you do, you should use Kelly's idea . . . when I tried mine (just for scientific purposes, you understand) it came out sort of like sludgy Frangelico, and most of the Nutella did not dissolve. Still tasted good, though.

You built your brother a computer? ::iz in awe:: Holy cow, you must *really* know some unique swear words!! Messing around inside of the box is a whole 'nother level of fury. Outside is aggravating enough for me. ::g::
Oct. 19th, 2010 05:25 pm (UTC)
I feel your pain!

And I will check out your entry this weekend when I can give it the thorough attention it deserves.

I've already skimmed it and am intrigued =^) And am wondering if I should try doing this...
Oct. 19th, 2010 08:30 pm (UTC)
And am wondering if I should try doing this...

Oh definitely!!! It was a lot of fun to do, even if posting was a pain because of my setup and general ignorance about matters technical. I think there will be another in the Spring!
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