Friday, May 19, 2006

The Letter Game

There is a fun game going around out there. Somebody gives you a letter of the alphabet. Then you have to choose ten words that start with that letter and explain why you chose them. You can play along too if you want. Leave a comment asking for a letter and then I'll give you one.

I asked Mama D for a letter and she gave me "Y". She said she wanted to challenge me because I am a teacher. Well, I took that challenge and decided to challenge myself a little more - being an English teacher and all. So I give you my "Y" list - all verbs AND in alphabetical order AND I will try to relate them to my life in some way. Yeah, I'm a little obsessive. ;)

1. Yak - Something I am really good at. I can yak for hours with Mark, a good friend, my family. I can yak about almost anything.

2. Yammer - Similar to yak, but with more complaining. This is what some of my students are doing right now. They are yammering on and on about the new cell phone policy in our district which says they cannot have cell phone during school hours next year and how "It's not fair" or "I'll bring mine anyway." Gotta love teenagers.

3. Yank - Maybe I'll yank their chain and tell them ipods are banned too. That will get them really yammering.

4. Yawn - Did you just yawn reading that word? I did. Think about a nice slow yawn. Are you doing it now?

5. Yearn - I yearn for another baby. A little tiny one to cuddle and hold. I yearn for new baby smell and new baby yawns.

6. Yell - Ok, who hasn't yelled in their life? I will sometimes raise my voice, but I try not to really yell. But you know what? Sometimes it just makes things better when you do.

7. Yelp - What my dog does when I accidentally step on him. I don't do it very often, but sometimes he gets under foot. And then he yelps to let us know we got him. Poor little thing.

8. Yield - I hope my beautiful grape tomato plant yields some yummy tomatoes this summer. I just started growing it from seed a few weeks ago. It has glorious little sprouts coming up now. I can't wait till it yields its crop.

9. Yodel - Can you yodel? I can't. Ok, I probably really can, but why? It's really not that pretty of a sound. Maybe it's one of those art forms I just can't appreciate yet.

10. Yoke - Are you evenly yoked with your spouse? I think Mark and I are evenly yoked. We carry that cart pretty well, being yoked together.

So there you go! Do you want to participate? Leave me a comment asking for a letter and I will give you one. And if you want a bit of a challenge, like all one part of speech or something, request and your wish shall be granted.

Don't forget "My Life Monday" for next week!

26 comments:

Thoroughly Mormon Millie said...

Gimme a letter, baby! Very cute idea!

LynAnne said...

Very creative! I would love to see your teens faces if you told them ipods were banned. You'd probably progress from yammering to full-blown temper tantrum :)

Heather said...

What a fun idea!! Send me a letter- I would like the challenge.

lammyann said...

I actually did yawn!!! lol very funny.
So, Vanna---I'll take a letter please. :)
Hugs

Gina said...

Cute post! Thanks for your encouraging words over at "working mom of 1" :)

Nikkie said...

You did great with the letter Y! That was fun to read :)

lammyann said...

:) Ok, Vanna--- Mines up if you wanna see. Did the old "Noun" challenge ty. :)
HAGD

Stephanie said...

LOVE your list Rachelle. You are good at Y. I think my favorite is #1. My previous cars plates had YKR on them. My mom said it suited me fine because I am a yaker.

ABC Momma said...

Good list! I have a D one on my blog today.

Lolly said...

I want a letter! Love your Y list!

Alissa said...

i totally resisted your "yawn". also, AMEN to the new cell phone policy!

itybtyfrog said...

Wow...you are so skilled in the letter Y. So glad I got M instead. You did a fabulous job!

EvaRob said...

I wanna play!!!

Maine Mom said...

Great job with the Y challenge! I want to play :-)

Gabriela said...

That's a fun one! I think I'm getting a letter from someone else, if not, I'll let you know.

Dawnyel said...

And I thought that "V" was hard!! LOL!! I think you SHOULD yank your student's chains about the whole ipod thing!! WHY do teenagers even need cell phones anyway?? I just don't get it! :)

handiemom said...

You did a great job with the letter Y! That was a tough one.

And I totally agree about the cell phone policy. There is no reason for them to have them in class.

Stay tough!

Nutella said...

Could I have a letter too? Or am I too late? Thanks! And thanks for reminding me how yelling makes you feel better...I think I might have a good yell :)

Lauren said...

Oooh, this one looks fun....letter me up? Pretty please? :P

scraphappymama said...

If it isn't too late, I would like a letter. I was very impressed with your "Y" list. Cute idea

txmommy said...

I love your Y list, no wonder you are an English teacher!

Butterfly Kisses said...

Hello there-
I was so excited to come across your site and see your my life Monday. I am going to start doing it on Monday's.
Oh, also this letter game seems fun. I'll take a letter.

Frog Legs said...

OOoOO!! I want a letter for tomorrow! :) That is pretty fun though. I love to yodel!! Well, when I'm alone- my hubby laughs at me *sigh*

Anonymous said...

Okay, give me a letter! LOL

Courtney said...

If I'm not too late I'd like to play too :)

Mama D said...

Man, did I ever get here late!! Sorry, my cheeks are red. You rose to my challenge as I knew that you would. Fabulous 'Y' words. Well done.