Tuesday, June 9, 2009

To Facebook or not to Facebook...

So you all know that we're on the fence about Facebook. Eventually we're going to start a joint account and we'll link the the blog and add all of our fun writerly friends, but we're just not ready to let our worlds collide. Yet.

Anyways, I finally got sick of my friends telling me to join and broke down and opened an account for myself. To celebrate the occasion Lisa and I have spent the past 2 hours laughing at the random updates people feel the need to share on Facebook. Good times.

Austin stopped for McDonalds on the way home from work. Yumm...big mac. (Really? Who cares? And...eeew.)

Leah just saw two pink lines! Can't wait to tell my boyfriend! (Umm...congratulations? Should you really be sharing this on Facebook before you tell your boyfriend?)

Marty is taking the road less travelled. (Seriously? Out of all the Facebook crimes, vague, introspective updates have got to be the worst.)

So, we decided to make up a few of our own status updates for Facebook.

*Lisa Roecker is unable to stop watching Gerard Butler sing Gallway Girl in PS I LOVE YOU and believes this might be a sign of deeper issues at work.

*Laura Roecker has high triglycerides and just polished off a sleeve of oreos.

*Lisa Roecker's biggest fear is that she'll be found passed out on the couch with a melted container of Edy's ice cream, an empty bottle of wine and her finger on the F5 key of her computer, refreshing her e-mail.

*Laura Roecker has sheet marks on her face after napping all afternoon.

*Lisa Roecker sleeps with her Blackberry at night.

*Laura Roecker is still wearing her pajamas and is about to wear them to bed again.

*Lisa Roecker lurks on writing forums and would recognize almost every single member from a certain Absolute Write thread if she saw them on the street.

*Laura Roecker is in the car, and (as always) checks to see if she has enough money to buy a frosty. She never does.

As you can see this turned into something of a sisterly competition (girl fight!!!). You guys are far more entertaining than we are, so post your best Facebook updates in the comments and we'll choose the funniest to use as our very first update whenever we get our page up and running.


Nayuleska said...

You're brave! I still refuse to join facebook :) And twitter! Twitter may happen when I get published (no ifs, only whens!), but not facebook. No no no no no!

Tara said...

Great post and competition!

I'll enter the contest shortly (after I take care of my motherly duties of feeding the kiddies breakfast).

Danyelle L. said...

You guys are hilarious!

Danyelle: The chipmunks are subdued, and it's quiet. Too quie--

Corey Schwartz said...

Ha! But there are things you might share with your friends and not with the public at large. Like when my three-year-old son got up one morning and said, "Mommy, I am pretending my penis is a gun." THAT is what Facebook is for :)

PurpleClover said...

DON'T JOIN FB!!! It will deprive you of much needed sleep and time that you should be spending with your family or on your book!

I know! Because I FB!

Vicki said...
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Vicki said...

Okay, so that wasn't off to a great start. I hit enter before I was through.

So many of my author friends keep telling me to join facebook, but really I just started a Twitter account. Between the blog, webpage (which is horribly past due), and Twitter I'm thinking I'm good.

I found your site from http://judicoughlin.blogspot.com/ and your reply had me laughing so I had to check you out.

Great blog!

Kelly H-Y said...

You two are hilarious! I haven't joined Facebook yet ... I'm resisting for as long as possible!

SF and Katie said...

y'all crack me up!

I think my current update says, "Katie thinks yellow nail polish is not becoming. (who says becoming anymore?! i've obviously been writing too long today...

My current fave is my friend Roger who wrote: Roger just finished a Luna bar and now I'm beginning to spot.

Of course he's a boy - and hilarious. so there.


Sara Raasch said...

My biggest Facebook status pet-peeve is when people start in third person then switch to first. Like "Sara has writer's block. My characters are plotting a revolt." Even typing that made me cringe. So just make sure you stick to third person all the way through, lest I be forced to leave you sad-face comments. You know-- :(

Tess said...

I don't have the energy to facebook. Or desire. Maybe that will change someday...maybe if my ms gets snapped up (still haven't heard back from 1st round of publishers and it has been one WHOLE week!), then I will have to. But not yet.

ps - long time since we've heard status news on your ms. Any nibbles? maybe it's in a hot auction and you aren't allowed to say yet....

Creepy word verification. it is: arousner

that's just gross.

Joanna said...

Joanna is turning an ugly shade of purple as she chokes on the foot in her mouth for making UN-witty comments, heartless comments on Lisa and Laura Write. Ack!

Little Ms J said...

You must FB. I love it. And I'm super tired (up at 3:45 for a flight) so I have nothing witty to add, but if you send me a friend request I'll totally accept and post much funnier updates.

lisa and laura said...

Yuna - I totally understand you're aversion to all things FB. There's just something about the person who sat next to you in Biology class finding you and friending you and subsequently updating you about what they've eaten for dinner that's creepy.

Tara - That was a long breakfast! Although I think the real update you sent me yesterday is more entertaining than any you could make up.

Danyelle - Ha! Chipmunks are scary..

Corey - Laura literally called me on the phone to read me your comment. Hilarious.

P-Clo - What? You don't think we need yet another computerized time suck?

Vicki - Welcome! So excited to have a new reader!

Kelly - You will succomb eventually. Facebook = Zombies and very few people win standoffs against zombies.

Katie - One of the reasons I love you so much is BECAUSE you use words like "becoming" And your friend sounds hilarious.

Sara - I couldn't agree with you more. That just sounds so wrong! How can people write like that?

Tess - Submissions = Hell. No news here. If we ever do have a super-secret auction we'll totally incorporate "the eagle has landed" into our post that day, so you know something exciting is going down. Good luck on sub. E-mail us if the waiting starts to make you crazy. We've discovered lots of entertaining ways to pass the time...

*Gives Jo mouth to mouth and shouts dramatically to Laura* "We can't lose her, she's to amazing AND she's the Query Tracker Prom Queen. Aspiring authors everywhere will blame us!"

LMJ - 3:45!? Insanity. I love that you are a high powered, kick ass woman executive. Now that I'm officially a desperate housewife I plan on living vicariously through you as much as humanly possible.

Sherrie Petersen said...

I think my best FB post was "Sherrie woke up to the sound of bones crunching." The cat dragged a gopher in to munch on at 5:30 in the morning. How's that for a start to your day? :)

I love FB, but omigosh, MAJOR time suck!!

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