Thursday, November 06, 2008

Crucial, life affecting decisions

I am strangely at peace today. Though I was not thrilled with either candidate, I am glad it is decided. It was very exciting and hard not to get caught up in the historic aspect of the victory. And I have decided to adopt Shepard's philosophy of life which he learned in preschool--You get what you get and you don't throw a fit! So life is good and it's time to move on to more important decisions like my cell phone ringer.

I love personalized ringers. It is my greatest joy of cell phone ownership--to decide what ringer I would like for each of my family members and friends. I recently got a cool new phone and have to start from scratch with my ringers. I have already downloaded Alan's ringer--it's always been 'Sexual Healing' by Marvin Gaye. It's perfect for him but has caused some uncomfortable moments like when I was standing with the car mechanic and Alan called. I couldn't get to the phone fast enough and it kept singing "When I get that feeling, I want sexual healing..." The guy glared at me with a creepy smile and I could just read his thoughts, "Heh heh, you ain't a virgin, is ya?"

What I am stressing over now is what I am going to download as my all-purpose ringer. My most recent one was the theme song from "Halloween." But now that Halloween is over I am going to use that ringer for work. The two ringers I am considering are "Stronger" by Kanye West or "So What" by Pink. What do you think?

So after I make this most momentous decision I will move on to individuals--my mom, dad, and two sisters (they will be called JaJa and JuJu.) For my mom I was thinking 'Tara's theme' from Gone with the Wind 'cause she's a strong little southern belle. My dad will definitely have to be 'The Imperial March' from Star Wars.

I have two older sisters and they are more problematic. I used to have the theme from 'Cops' for my oldest sister JaJa because she is the grand dame of the Jerry Springer faction of my family. She has three daughters and, when they all lived together, they were very fond of calling the police on each other. When my middle sister JuJu heard my ringer for JaJa she thought it was hysterical. Good thing she didn't know that my ringer for her was 'Crazy Train.'

Decisions, decisions...I'll think about it tomorrow. After all, tomorrow is another day.


Big Al said...

How about "Hot N Cold" by Katy Perry?

I swear I'm going to use "Crazy B*tch" by Buckcherry as your ringer... :-)

J. Hi said...

Big Al--you are soooo romantic. hee hee

Anonymous said...

I have had a ton of ringers in my day. My mom's is "Mother" by The Police. I'm getting tired of it. My tone for my wife is The Bob Newheart Show theme. I think TV themes are working their way to the top of my lists. My general ringer is a song called "Banda Dominguera" by Groupa Control. I get lots of looks.

Tough part is finding a song that won't annoy the crap out of you if you have to listen to it over and over. My SIL has birds chirping. Very relaxing. There are also some great sounds at The Free Sound Project. Of course Meg Ryan's fake O in When Harry Met Sally is always an option. I've never heard that on a phone.


Anonymous said...

Hey chica,

I just caught up on most of your recent posts and I was laughing so hard at times that co-workers passed my office giving strange looks.

Now I must tear myself away for a 4:00 pm client. Damn.



J. Hi said...

Knot--yeah, that's a good point. Need to pick ones I can tolerate over and over. I like the Latin one, do you do the dance when your phone rings?

K--Glad you came by, come back!

Melissa said...

i'm so glad that i don't have a phone number you can put in your cell. i'd hate to think what you would choose for it. now after you figure out your ringers, you have to figure out our "mix tape" for when we go cruising in the mini van.