Friday, December 12, 2008

Jon Acuff's Birthday is December 19!


December 19 is National Jon Acuff Birthday Day. In order to celebrate Jon's birthday we need to send him some cards ASAP. 10 cards would be nice. 50 cards would be exceptional. But 200 cards - well that would be downright annoying. So that's why we're shooting for 200. To pull this off we have to work together and do 2 things:

1) Send Jon a card, or two... And it doesn't have to be a birthday card. Got a leftover Sympathy card in the bottom of a junk drawer? Perfect! Have a Christmas card you just got in the mail? Scratch out your friend's name and write yours in. Whatever option takes the least amount of work for you, pursue that option. (Please be sure to include your user name, too.)

2) Put the word out on your blog! Tell people what we're doing and how they can get involved.

Here's Jon's address:

Jonathan Acuff
PO Box 4522
Alpharetta, GA, 30023

And just in case some of you are thinking, "This is stupid!", I have one thing to say: YES, you are correct. And that's why we're doing it.


We've got to work fast! Post on your blog today!

28 comments:

michaelkestler said...

Anyone know how old he is?

Mandy Leech said...

I'm totally doing it.

katdish said...

Hey there,

I'll put a link on my blog. (Read by at least 5 people every day!)

Helen said...

Done!

Donna said...

in a perfect world, he'd be thirty....

wv: carde

yes, i'm not joking......carde......

as in Jon is about to get carde........

Kemma said...

This is great. I saw your title and thought "Whee@! Birthday!" and then I thought "Boo. I have no appropriate cards..." But you have made everything All OK, and I can send him the birthday card that I was going to send my grandmother for her 94th birthday... last spring.
wv: subili. Not overtly. With a subtleness not normally associated with greeting cards. As in "I'm making him feel old by subili sending him a great-grandmother card".

MadHatter said...

Count me in!!

Dog snob said...

What a great idea Stacy!! Jon is very lucky to have such a wonderful friend like you :)

Mandy Leech said...

There were some nice choices in my stationary drawer. I'm pretty sure he'll enjoy them.

Brenda said...

I'm in! It'll be on my blog tomorrow!

Pete Wilson said...

I love Jon. Great blog and even better guy. I'm in.

First time on your blog (which I found through Jon's blog). Look forward to reading more soon.

Jocelyn said...

I'm jealous Pete Wilson reads your blog. Hee hee.

Great idea!!

Beth said...

Too funny. I might recruit my 4 year old to help with this one. Hope he likes Disney Princesses....

Anonymous said...

Wahoo...the kitty card is in the mail.
I did this to my sister when she turned 40...she got over 100 cards in the mail. some from people she knew and a bunch from people she didn't know. it was very fun.

~lois

teamstrand said...

it's like a contest...and i will win.

Dog snob said...

I got a link posted on my blog :)

Candace Jean July 16 said...

I've posted for all 3 people who read my blog. It isn't going to be much of a secret now that you have it on FaceBook! Jon will be standing by the mailbox with a big Santa bag just waiting for all the skittles.

Amen to Jocelyn on the Pete Wilson thing. Holy. Cow.

wv: prediu as in "I'm prediu Stacy for going to such great lengths to harass Jon."

photoqueen said...

Oh, I'm totally doing this. Every time I get to read Jon's blog at work, it's both good (a welcome distraction from tedium) and bad (I have to hold my laughter in, which everyone knows is unhealthy). I'll put this on my blog tomorrow.

Stacy, I just recently found your blog through Brenda's. I'm a big fan of sarcasm. I'll be back. :)

Beth E. said...

Hahaha...I love it!

LeLe said...

Great idea!

Prodigal Jon said...

Jon is going to be 33. This isn't Jon...but his wife Jenny, I don't comment much so I just use his identity.

Kristan said...

Turning 33

Carrie said...

Done and done. Great idea! :)

jenn3 said...

I'm in! Copying the address now.

heartafire said...

Thanks for the heads-up, Stacy!


I sent a beautiful sympathy card....

...sort of ironic that he's turning the same age Jesus was WHEN HE DIED.........hmmmm....

April said...

Thanks for organizing this! Just the thought makes me smile. I sent an awesome card out today...

Anonymous said...

I sent 3 cards that I made into postcards because there were no envelopes to send them in. Each one has "happy birthday" in a different language!

Curtis Honeycutt said...

Sent mine on Saturday. I used a wedding thank you card and wrote in "for being born" under "thank you".

wv: "jingl". No lie. I wish I was making this up.