February 07, 2008


I'm officially too old for my new cell phone.

I went to set the ringtones, and absolutely none of them are appropriate for my age group. This one's techno. This one's gangsta. Eww, this one sounds like s-e-x. The "oriental" one, that's just racist. I have it set on just plain ringing like a phone because I cannot imagine using any of the provided files.

I am a fogey...

Posted by Sarah at February 7, 2008 05:45 PM | TrackBack

Fear not, fair lass....there is more truth than you know in the phrase "Life Begins at 40"

Yes - you are out of the focus demographic...which actually means you get a bit more peace than you might imagine.

And there is a bit of satisfaction in knowing that the people for whom the cell phones are preloaded with tunes are in all probability using cinder blocks and/or milk crates to some utility in their apartments - and you, in your house, are not.

Spend a dollar...download Diana Krall. It's an amazing thing when it shows in the young'uns faces that a bucketful of expletives can't hold a candle to slow jazz sung, not spoken, by someone with real talent.

Witness, Tony Bennett.

Posted by: Tim Fitzgerald at February 7, 2008 09:18 PM

I feel your pain. I use a certain free website for ring tones. I upload my favorite songs and sounds to them and they send it to my cell phone as a message file. I then download it and save it.

I even loaded the "red alert" alarm from Star Trek just to use as the ring tone for my boss. She was always a crisis in motion on any given day.

If you're interested, let me know and I'll pass the site on to you. Seems to have worked well so far and it's free.

Posted by: R1 at February 7, 2008 09:46 PM

I currently have the Austin Powers theme as my ringtone. And before that I had one that said, "Patriot! This is Captain America! Your country needs you!"

then I lost the phone with the Captain America tone and by the time I got my new one I could not find it online again.

I nearly cried. It may sound silly, but I loved hearing my phone ring.

Posted by: airforcewife at February 7, 2008 10:17 PM