The Sonia Show

Writer. Podcaster. Beer drinker. Old movie watcher. Mother. Goober.

Better put a ringtone on it


Yeah, so, let’s talk about ringtones.

You won’t be surprised to learn that I have a “Star Wars” ringtone on my phone. It plays the Cantina Band music when it’s ringing. It plays some R2-D2 sounds when I receive a text, and a Chewbacca roar when someone leaves a message.

Basically, it’s a nerd alarm. As if my glasses and general appearance weren’t a big enough tip, it alerts everyone within earshot that I’m a huge dork, and you could totally take my lunch money from me.

This is probably David's favorite photo ever. He titled it "priorities," and it clearly demonstrates how much I love my stupid phone.

This is probably mighty, mighty good man David’s favorite photo ever. He titled it “priorities,” and it clearly demonstrates how much I love my stupid phone.


When I am in the office, I usually turn my ringtone off. I don’t want to bother one with my nerdery. Sometimes I forget, but I’m good about remembering 75 percent of the time.

I am fascinated by what people select as their ringtone. I assume that people like to personalize their phones like I do, and their ringtone says something about them.

One of my coworkers has David Bowie’s “Changes” as his ringtone. I had no idea he was a big Bowie fan, but there you go. Another coworker has a Nickelback song as her ringtone. Well, maybe it’s Nickelback. It could be Collective Soul or Lifehouse or Silverchair. I don’t know what band it is but I do know that ringtone sucks, and I fuckin’ hate it when her phone rings.

What do you have as your ringtone? And what’s the worst ringtone you’ve heard?


Author: The Sonia Show

I'm a writer/podcaster/mother/goober in San Francisco who likes to drink beer, shop, laugh and make other people laugh, watch old movies, feed my unhealthy obsession with pop culture, kick breast cancer's ass, go on adventures with my mighty, mighty good man David and my awesome autistic son, Calvin, wear orange and root for the San Francisco Giants, participate in general jackass-ery, talk about TV, eavesdrop on strangers' conversations, make nerdy “Star Wars” and “Simpsons” references, and post personal things about myself on the web for all to read, which makes me some sort of literary exhibitionist.

4 thoughts on “Better put a ringtone on it

  1. I have the Imperial March as my ringtone. It wasn’t easy, as I have a Windows phone and Microsoft would prefer it if I had some simple, non-intrusive sound that they provided. But even the wealth and influence of Bill Gates is insignificant when compared to the Force…. BWAH HA HA HA HA! er, excuse me….

  2. You should never underestimate the power of the Force.

  3. I have a fart noise for my ring tone. I love when it goes off in an elevator.

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