Sunday, July 19, 2009

"Booking"

My wife is a great booker. Thats a noun. " '\bu-ker\' ; n. Someone who engages in prolonged periods of reading the lives and stories of others either through the printed page or the internet portal known as Facebook." A great booker I tell you. I honestly wish that I could match her in this gift of hers but for some reason I just can't get motivated to do it. Its my only personal flaw that I'm aware of...although others say they've found a few. Like I was told the other day not to pick my nose in public...but its so dang dry in the AZ and it feels so good to get one of those itchy dudes out. But this blog is not about my picking...thats for the most part under control. Although there will be some other "picking" to come...

So like I said, Lauren is into books and Facebook. And I envy that. And I'm pretty sure everyone else besides my parents and I have a Facebook thing too. But at least my parents read books. Its so hard for me to get into a good book. And even more, the overwhelming task of getting a Facebook account and the amount of time I'll have to devote to the initial addiction which is sure to come (the "I have 4 new friends! Who are these new friends...click, click" etc. etc.) and maintenance of the site is daunting. Hauntily daunting. Like scary almost. Plus I dont know about everyone on the planet poking me and bein all up in my bidnass, ya know?!

But Lauren, she's a master. She can read a couple books a week and tell me all about them and be all excited to read them til the end. She just cuddles up with her blankie that she's had since she was 6 months old and intensely reads away. And in-between chapter breaks she can seemlessly Login to The Facebook and see everyone's life and pics and drama and live it up there too with lots of, "Are you serious's" and "She's engaged?!'s" a ton of "eww!!!'s" and some "Look at this!!'s"...to name a few.

I wish I was a booker is what I'm sayin. I read scriptures and I love the FoxNews and ESPN apps on my phone and I'll read those everyday...but apps are not books so the only book in those readings is the sciptures, which I must say to my credit is a pretty good book to read. I just lack that motivation to get down and dirty and "book" like so many of you guys that read these blogs do. Even my cousin who swore off Facebook as a foolish time-waster just signed up I heard...I wouldn't have known he did of course other that Lauren is now his "friend". As if they already weren't family. Gosh. Brock.

Anyhoo this is booking in action:

Notice the Booker's joy in her booking. And also how she picks her feet. There's the "picking" I said you'd see later. A subconscious thing she has I think. Just weird to me that someone so beautiful does that. Foot dust all up on that couch now.

In this next image the Booker has obviously come to a plot twist which she of course had already known would happen because of her intense skills in deducing these sort of things.


Here the Booker is trying to picture the hero as a muscle clad version of her husband. She doesn't have to try very hard. She knows how Pepsi tightens up his abs.


And finally, booking can be a "no joke" serious venture. Like they get mad for some reason when you steal their book and try to wrestle.

So, after all is said and done, I've decided to be like my wife and take up booking so I stop missing out. And since we just saw that new Harry Potter movie, and since I've seen em all and read none of the books, I've decided to read the final series-ending one. So I'll start tomorrow most likely. Except Facebook maybe another day... and Lauren just showed me the Harry Potter book... looks pretty thick.

10 comments:

Brock Nelson said...

Haa haaa, yeah i succumbed to the inevitable, "the facebook" got me, or veronica set a facebook trap and i willingly fell into it! the same shall be your fate my friend, some day in the not too distant future someone somewhere will hijack your phone and email and that'll be the end of the anti-facebook-ryanites. i predict that and a slurpee in your not too distant future, a coke slurpee to be exact, that'll be 14.95 for your furtune telling, have a nice day and come back soon!

Lyd said...

HAHAHHAHAHA You 2 crack me up. You're the best!! AHHAHA Yes Ryan. See, Brock even got one, meaning you will get one soon as well. It's the inevitable.

Nasty "toe dust" on the couch. I can't believe you said that! You're fired! haha

You need to write blogs more often. They are always so clever and make me laugh so freaking hard! HAHHA Love ya! :D

Ryan & Lauren Nelson said...

Ok this is Lauren now... Yes Ryan is pretty much dead for writing that about toe dust!

I did make him a Facebook, and all he has to do is confirm it in his email and it is done! I did it like 6 months ago! I can get onto his email and do it for him, but I think he would kill me... Maybe I should do it for revenge for writing about toe dust.

Lyd said...

DO IT!!!

Amanda said...

oh i miss you allllll (minus lauren's toe dust)

Jayci said...

I just added brock as a 'friend' tonight through the "who you might know" thing. it's odd, yet SO necessary... for the "booking" experience, of course. I'm glad my last name is Reeder! Good books are the greatest - which book is Lauren reading here? I like how thick it looks!! Enjoy Harry Potter. :) The closest Mark will probably ever come to those is in the movie theatre seat. But only if he has a soft pretzel or strawberry milkshake in hand. Otherwise.... he's no natural reader. Enjoy, enjoy!!

The Hinckley's said...

You two are so funny! I loved the post!

p.s. we went private on our blog. If you want to view it, send me an email at danilove03@yahoo.com and i'll send you an invite. Thanks.

Ryan & Lauren Nelson said...

Ya so I didn't think that people would really notice I wrote that Lauren makes toe dust. I guess it was a little insensitive of me. There may not even be real deal toe dust to speak of...probably tho. But I bought her some sweet jeans today so now who's the hero?!?! And yes, Brock and Jayci, I most likely will join you in Facebooklandia...I hope they have churros there and FastPasses. And I had a slurpee, it was excellent...

Chris & Jessi said...

You guys are hilarious. Booking is great but CHRIS absolutely LOATHES the idea of facebook, he refuses, I dont even do it he hates it that much.

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