Apr 8, 2015

I have a question for you...

Can I send you some mail?
Not like creepy ransom letters or anything.
I save those for a special few
 (Justin Timberlake, Adam Levine, the cast of "Saturday Night Live," and John Goodman.)

This may seem a little odd (even for me)  but recently I've been finding a lot of joy in sending mail to people.
I love finding the perfect card and adding a little something extra inside.
Not like meth...more like a mix CD.

Yeah I know, it's 2015 and most people probably use their old cd's for coasters or mini frisbees, but I still love them.

CD making was an art form in high school and college.
It was up to you to include a solid 15-18 songs to keep your friends entertained.
It was also an excellent opportunity for you to impress said friends by belting out a high note, or proving that you were the greatest rapper alive (within the 2 or 4 doors of your car).

One of my favorite people to send mix CDs to is my friend Stef.
Here we are at her wedding...

We're close. I promise. 

I love to throw in some of my new favs she may not know, some oldies but goodies, and some terrible songs that I hope make her laugh on her longer commute home. 

Her call to me with her latest album review is also one of my favorite things. 
Sharing music is just a fun way to keep in touch with your biffs near and far. 

Knowing how much fun I have making them, paired with the fact that I recently read a YA novel (I'm 28), Eleanor & Park, where the main character made mix tapes for his awkward friend on the bus, I became inspired. 

I made a couple of playlists with different themes:

+Boy Band Jams

+TRL Jamz

+Sweatin' to the Oldies

+Hill People Music (country songs)

+First Dance Suggestions (probably not all serious suggestions)

+Modge Podge

I don't always buy the radio edit versions of songs (because I'm a rebel) so if you've got a sensitive ear--you've been warned. 

Trust that I'll include a track list with your CD. 
I don't want you getting in your car, cranking up the radio and then the sweet sounds of Ja Rule's raspy scream, scare your small child in the back. 

If you're interested in a little snail mail, email me at ohjonesblog@gmail.com and let me know:
+Your name
+ Your address
+ What playlist(s) you want

And I'll send them your way. 

Plus I'll be taking part in National Card and Letter Writing month which I love

I hereby solemnly promise not  to use your address for evil. 
I wouldn't even know how to start. 

And who knowsthis could crash and burn. 
Or it could literally lead you to finding the best song ever
See what I did there?

I'll see myself out.


  1. Is this for realsies? Because its straight up brilliant.

  2. I want in on this! I love getting snail mail. Emailing you now!

  3. I love love love my CDs! The first dance CD is of course my favorite but always excited to see what jokes you slide in there. Looking forward to a lifetime of CDs from you.

  4. I was directed to your hilarious blog for the Bachelorette recaps and couldn't help clicking more posts! Are you still doing this?! Sounds like so much fun!

  5. I can't stop reading your posts! Is this still a thing?? A mix cd from you would be 14 kinds of amazeballs!