Wednesday, June 01, 2016

My Appalachian Trail Poll

It's been just over three weeks since I asked people to suggest a trail name for my Appalachian Trail hike.  As predicted, I received only a few suggestions.  I received seven suggestions from three people.  I'd hoped for more but ... I apparently have few readers and many of the ones I have are not interested in giving me an AT name.  Kind of disappointing as this was a wide open opportunity for hilarity that few took advantage of.

I whittled the names down to one suggestion per person, added one of my own, and put up a poll at the top of the sidebar on the right.  I also added an option for "Let the AT name me".  The choices are:

  • Jello - an inside family joke.  I do like eating jello but I don't do it as often as I used to.
  • Pilgrim - a reference to my walking of the Camino de Santiago.
  • Shuffle Monkey - From a good friend of the Wife.  Not sure about it but it does make me smile.
  • Chigger - another inside family joke.  The Wife doesn't believe in chiggers.
The poll will be open until the end of June when I expect to see measly three or four depressing votes.

NOTE:  This poll is for my edification only.  The final decision of an AT name will be solely up to me and may not be one of the names listed.

2 comments:

  1. The origin of Shuffle Monkey is as follows: Shuffle, because that's what I expect you to be doing about 3/4 of the way down (or is it up?) the trail. Monkey, because everything's better with monkey. Well if Shuffle Monkey doesn't win it better be Chigger. But seriously, when do I receive my prize?

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  2. Goatgirl could not be righter. Shuffle Monkey is brilliant.

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