Monday, May 21, 2012

Ringtones


I’m not sure if it’s a sign that I’m maturing or just lazy, but since I switched from a Droid to an iPhone last month, I have not set any specific ringtones.

*GASP!*

With my Droid phone, I had a ringtone for everyone who frequently called me. Misti was Adele’s “Rolling in the Deep” because she mentioned that her sweet baby loved Adele, and, frankly, so do I. My husband’s was basically any song that I liked at that moment – Incubus’ “Dig,” Bruno Mars or even (gulp) Nicki Minaj (I shake my head in disappointment in some of my music choices).  My mom was, by her own choice, “Bad to the Bone.” My dad had my favorite ringtone, though – Johnny Cash’s “A Boy Named Sue.” He used to sing me that song as a kid and then said he wrote that song himself because I couldn’t believe that song was actually a hit.

Believe it or not, there were some times when my ringtones have made me turn red. When I’m at work, I would usually try to keep my phone on silent or at least with a quiet ringer, but sometimes I would forget. So, naturally, it was a bit embarrassing when the "King of the Hill" theme song or Cake’s “The Distance” lyrics blared out of my phone at quite inconvenient times. Such as with a student. Or with the dean of my college. Sigh.

So that may be the reason why I have yet to add ringtones to this phone. It’s just simpler. And another reason may be because I have yet to learn all the fancy smancy apps on this new Apple product. Actually, that’s the real reason.

Plus, I’ve got to find the perfect ringtone for Kyle. I usually try to find a song we both like fairly well, as he’s the one who calls me the most. Due to my current fancies, my choices would go toward Florence + the Machine or Lana Del Rey. Neither are really his pick of the barrel. Maybe Civil Twilight…

Again…first I have to learn how to WORK the iPhone. Anyone want to help? ;)

7 comments:

Mari said...

I'm no help! I have a cheapie little cell phone that I rarely use and it just uses the standard ringtones. Someday, I'll get a good one and by then you can help me!

Sommer said...

90% of the time, my phone is on silent but you can bet that other 10%, it'll ring and it'll be embarrassing. my current ringtone is beastie boys "paul revere" in honor of MCA...my boss got to hear that once and she laughed at me. it used to be "beast of burden" by the rolling stones in honor of ella. that was a pretty safe one...maybe i should revert back...

Brooke said...

i made jay change my ringtone to "sexy and i know it" but he said it was embarrassing when i called if he was with clients, so he changed it

misti said...

I've had an iphone for over a year, and I still don't know how to work this piece. BUT on my old phone, you were Journey's "Don't Stop Believing"! It definitely went off in a patient's room one time. I choose to think they found it comforting.

Tara said...

When you do it all figured out, I want to be Tiny Dancer.

Rena said...

After my Ecuador mission trip in August, I'll be switching from my Droid to an iPhone. So get to working on those apps so I can get all the tips from you. You know all the "experienced" iPhoners can't be busy with us rookies.

septembermom said...

I'm clueless with those things. Gratefully, I have my techie husband and teen son.