“What was that?”
“What was what?” I ask.
“There it is again! It’s like an animal or something.”
“Oh, no, I’ve just got a Wookie in my purse,” I say.
:Blank stare: “You what?”
“Chewbacca now tells me when I have a text.”
:Flies Star Wars geek flag high:
So we are not a Mac household. Hubs and I both prefer PCs. But we do both have iPhones and he has an iPad. With the implementation of this latest iOS and the iMessaging, it gets a little crazy when all the text notifications come in. I mentioned I wished you could change the noise and he was like, “You can.” Really? Shows how much I’ve bothered poking around under the hood of my iPhone. That actually solved the great 4 month mystery of why I kept hearing a clown horn at the office. One of the student workers has that as his notifier. Anyway, so hubby pointed me to where you could get new notifier tones and ringtones on iTunes yesterday, I had a field day.
They have a WHOLE BIG SECTION of Star Wars noises. I thought about going with one of R2-D2’s noises, but I decided that repeated notifications at that same pitch would get old. So I went with a quiet Chewie for texts. Sort of a Wookie wimper. This makes me long for the days when my college laptop had Star Wars noises for EVERYTHING. There’s just something about hearing “Scruffy looking nerf herder!” when you have new mail that makes me grin. Not like I couldn’t set that up again, if I really wanted.
Once I secured my new notifier (paid, of course, but 99 cents isn’t bad), I hopped on over to the ringtones. I knew exactly what I wanted and I was thrilled to find that they actually had it–Django Reinhardt’s Minor Swing. A jazz classic and one of my all time favorites (I didn’t think I’d be able to hear Miles Davis’ Kind of Blue in my purse). It always makes me want to dance. Some of you may remember Johnny Depp playing this in Chocolat.
I love being able to personalize notifiers and ringtones and computer noises. It’s one of the ways we can really say something about ourselves and our personalities in modern society where boocoodles of people all have the same phone or computer as us–a way of saying This is mine.
What about you? Do you use the on board ringtones/noises or do you personalize? And if you do, what do YOU have that screams “This is me!”