29 April 2015

Y Is For Yikes!

During April, we're participating in the Blogging from A to Z Challenge. Every day (except Sundays), we’ll be doing an alphabet themed post starting with “A is for Adventurous” and ending with “Z is for Zinc”.

One of the tips when I signed up for the Blogging from A to Z Challenge was to plan as many of your posts as possible before April rolled around so that you didn't have to panic each day about what you were going to write. I had themes sorted for every letter before the kick-off of the challenge. But, for the life of me, I couldn't figure out what to write about for Y. It was starting to feel like a real Yikes! moment. 

So I asked our blog readers for suggestions and we got some great ones. But then I started worrying about which suggestion to go with. Yikes again! 

I've never been to Yellowstone. Scott has been there and I would love to visit one day, so maybe we'll blog about Yellowstone properly once we've visited there together. I have been to Yosemite - one of my all time favorite National Parks!

Yaks are adorable, but I don't know too much about them, so I thought maybe I should leave that one to someone more knowledgeable. Of course, I'm not really too knowledgeable about many things and that's never stopped me before from rambling on about a subject. 

Several people suggested Yacht, which I thought was really interesting. All sailboats in New Zealand are called yachts, but when we mention that we're looking to buy a new yacht in the States, people suddenly think we have lots of money and are in the market for some sort of super-yacht. Trust me - we don't have the money or inclination for one of those. 

Since we've been in the South for a while, my mom suggested Y'all - moms are the most dedicated blog readers, aren't they? Sometimes, I find myself saying "y'all" without thinking about it. I worry that Southerners might think I'm trying to insult or make fun of them whenever I say "y'all" with my Cleveland accent. I'm really not - it's just when you hear enough of something, it kind of seeps into your subconscious and comes out unexpectedly. 

And then there's the movie Yentl. I remember really enjoying this movie. I love musicals and when you add in Barbara Streisand, then you really can't go wrong in my books. Now I want to watch it again. 

Someone suggested Yellow Flowers. I like looking at flowers. When you've had a stressful day, there is nothing more relaxing then looking at flowers. Nature has a way of cheering you up.  

Do you know much about Y-valves? They're an important feature on boats so that you can switch where that stuff that goes down the toilet flows to - either out to sea or into a holding tank. Not the most pleasant thing to think about, I know. But if you own a boat, you have to think about it nonetheless. 

YOLO or you only live once. A great name for a boat or an RV and a good reminder that life is short and to live it to the fullest.

Once of our blog readers suggested You Rock because he likes our blog. That made my day. Sometimes I wonder what people out there think of our crazy blog or if they're even reading it. It's so nice to hear from folks that they like what we're doing here.  

Someone, who is also in Florida, thought Yikes! could describe how insanely hot it has been here lately. There just isn't enough cold beer to make this heat bearable.

Do you see what's happened here? Somehow, Yikes! has turned into Yippee! I've managed to write an entire blog post about absolutely nothing really. Just random musings on wonderful suggestions from our blog readers. Yippee! for blog readers!

Only one more day to go - tomorrow it's Z for Zinc. And then the challenge will be over - Yippee!

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