Thursday, October 19, 2006

Call Me

Supergirl enjoys customized ringtones. My opinion on the subject is that they're a cute idea, I guess, but not really worth paying any amount of money for since most phones already come with perfectly fine, minimally obnoxious ringtones (luckily we've moved on from the days of that nightmarish Nokia ring that everyone seemed to have on full volume for years).

Incidentally, it's fun when you're in a meeting at work and some random person's phone goes off and it's Tone Loc or the Golden Girls theme song or "HOW DOES IT FEEL WHEN IT'S LOVE? IT'S JUST SOMETHING YOU FEEL TOGETHER." Don't you love that moment when they're trying frantically to shut it off, but first they have to take it out of their bag, so for a couple seconds it gets really loud? It kinda makes you want to break it down a little bit, doesn't it? Bring out the funk and then get back to work.

Yeah, so anyway, I can just look at my caller ID and see who it is; I don't really need a song to represent the person. Which is not to say that I don't enjoy the fact that when I call Dave he has inexplicably chosen to have his phone play Check On It by Beyonce, and when I call Party Jen hers plays a song called What Happens in Mexico Stays in Mexico.

Although, actually, it would be sort of fun to have the ringtone fit the person. Wow, I stick to my guns pretty well. "I oppose this practice! Well, actually, it sounds kinda cool."

I'd want the whistle solo in Wind of Change by the Scorpions to play when Joe calls, because I laughed for about a month when he told me about giving the cassette single to a summer camp crush, hoping she'd feel the monumental significance of the song as much as he did. I'd have to use the Ghostbusters theme for Dave because he looks like a Ray Stantz-era Dan Aykroyd. Seriously, give him a proton pack full of ecto-something or other and it'll be all you can do to not think about the Stay-Puft Marshmallow Man. You're Beautiful by James Blunt for Melissa because no one does a better impersonation of that asshat. I Don't Want to Wait by Paula Cole for Mark because I sing him that "doo-doo-doo-doo" part from the Dawson's Creek credits when he's being a drama king. Shoop by Salt N Pepa for Party Jen because she can sing every word to it, and also because I wanna thank her mother for a butt like that. Stars are Blind for Carly, anything by Aaron Carter for Kate, and that CSI song for restricted numbers: whooo are you, who, who? I could do this all day.

Me: What's your ringtone when Husband calls? Wicked Game? [They're notoriously lovey-dovey. She calls him her sweet baby. In public.]
Supergirl: It's Some Song by Some Band that's really significant for us because our wedding videographer filmed us walking out of the church and then on the video he had that song playing and it was the most beautiful moment and when we saw Some Band in concert I just bawled when they played that song so it's just really really special for us.
Me: That's a nice story. I wonder if I could find any Bel Biv DeVoe.

12 comments:

dave said...

Ray when someone asks you if you're a god you say YES! =)

kate said...

hells yeah i'm the aaron carter song. i want the one from when he's like 14 and rapping (yes rapping) about his parents being out of the house. and it ends with "i'm not too young and i'm not too old." foxy papi!

Libragirl said...

My ringtone is Michael Buble. Rapping. It's sad, I hit the wrong ringtone. I wanted him singing Home for my parents ringtone.

guinness girl said...

Hee! This totally makes me want to upgrade my phone and give everyone personalized ringtones. You, my friend I've never met or spoken to, would get that Kelly Clarkson song with "every other undercover telling you what to say SAY" because I think of you when I hear it. Heh.

Oh, PS, I'm diggin' the new look! You should totally get www.malarkey.com if it's not taken.

Killer said...

I like to keep my phone set for "In Your Eyes" by Peter Gabriel. That way when it goes off I can hold it up and imitate Lloyd from "Say Anything".
That never gets old.

LC said...

Killer, that is a great idea.

I'm a vibrator kind of girl (not that way you freakos). I actually cannot stand my phone ringing.

Although I'd love to have the CSI song for unknown callers, Red.

Miss Peach said...

Tee hee. I love personalized tones, but not as a rule. It has to be perfectly related to the person. For instance, Darren's is "Always Look on the Bright Side of Life", because he's such an optimist. I'm teasing. It's b/c he introduced me to Monty Python via Life of Brian. AND becuase he's such an optimist. Darren, I kid because I love.

chillier said...

I feel really bad for The Who. Their song has been reduced to "that CSI song". God I hate the world.
Oh, but not really, cause my BROTHER KNOCKED UP HIS WIFE! Auntie Carly at your service, bitches.

Red said...

Dave, I remember I first heard the word "dickless" from Ray.

Kate, I may just use the sound of his teeth tearing into Nick's flesh as your ringtone.

Libra, that's great! Instead of Home you got like Hos and Bitches.

GG, ha, I still love that song! And I know, I need to go domain...

Killer, that's great. If work calls you should have it play, "I don't want to sell anything, buy anything, or process anything as a career. I don't want to sell anything bought or processed, or buy anything sold or processed, or process anything sold, bought, or processed, or repair anything sold, bought, or processed. You know, as a career, I don't want to do that." Yes, I copy and pasted, I'm good but not THAT good with the SA quotes.

LC, I keep forgetting to ask: Is this LC from Laguna Beach? If so, what's up with Jason?

Miss Peach, I love it! His ring for you should be that "moving to the country, gonna eat a lotta peaches" song from college. Har har.

Carly!!!!!!! YAY! We must celebrate!

Anonymous said...

Okay, so we're not calling our significant others "sweet baby" in public? Shit...

I have no personalized ring tones for anyone. Everybody gets "Rock Lobster."

Darren McLikeshimself said...

Oh, hi. And I'm "Anonymous."

LC said...

Red,

Bwah! No! Those are the intials of my name, but alas, then LC had to come and dramamize the whole LC significance.

I am the girl from www.isurecan.blogspot.com

A blog that I used to have. Well, I still do but just don't update as often.