Sunday, January 31, 2010

Day 20, January 31, 2010

Hopefully this driver and yesterday's don't run into each other. He might not find the request to be so reasonable.

Saturday, January 30, 2010

Day 19, January 30, 2010

Seems like a reasonable enough request to me.

Friday, January 29, 2010

Day 18, January 29, 2010

I love a good self-referencing onomatopoeia.

Thursday, January 28, 2010

Day 17, January 28, 2010

I'm betting her kids are real well behaved.

Wednesday, January 27, 2010

Day 16, January 27, 2010

I'm all for irony, but this just seems a tad bit cruel to me:

Of course, maybe when this driver went with the Horse Enthusiast license plate, he didn't mean live horses.

Tuesday, January 26, 2010

Day 15, January 26, 2010

In other words, carry on.

Monday, January 25, 2010

Day 14, January 25, 2010

If you're going to bother doing it at all, then you might as well:

Sunday, January 24, 2010

Saturday, January 23, 2010

Day 12, January 23, 2010

Today my friend Rachael is leaving for a multi-month trip to Bolivia. I don't want to get all sappy and sentimental, and it's not like she isn't coming back in the spring. Plus she knows she's not allowed to get traded into white slavery or end up in some Brokedown Palace-style Bolivian prison where she has to sleep on a tatami mat for the next 20 years. So I'm going to wish her a safe and fantastic trip, try not to worry, avoid the long, drawn-out goodbye, and instead just say this:

Friday, January 22, 2010

Day 11, January 22, 2010

Earlier in the week when I posted the PCE MAKR plate in honor of MLK Day, Michelle, who has a history of killing my dreams when it comes to license plate interpretations, pointed out the possibility that the plate might actually be meant to say pace maker, as in, the feeble old man requires a pace maker to continue living. Personally if I had a pace maker I don't think I would advertise it, but then again, I might be exceedingly grateful to it and looking for a way to show my gratitude. Anyhoo, I found a peace-themed plate that I think Michelle will have a harder time arguing with:

Thursday, January 21, 2010

Day 10, January 21, 2010

This plate brings me back to last spring, when I had two classes with a guy I not-so-lovingly referred to as Runner Guy. Runner Guy was one of those former military types who wore his former military status on his sleeve, and in one of our classes together we each had to create a blog. His blog was ostensibly about running, but what he really talked about was how disgusted he was to have to share this planet with soda-drinking, video-game playing, gym equipment-hogging fat people. He literally had one post about how he felt sorry for a treadmill machine because the girl on it was fat and not running hard enough. I guess what I'm saying is, though Runner Guy is not the owner of this license plate, I'm pretty sure the owner of it is, like Runner Guy, a major dick. I hope they're both fat now.

Wednesday, January 20, 2010

Day 9, January 20, 2010

Not only am I not excited, but when I first saw this I thought it was meant to say "are you exhausted?" So there's that.

Tuesday, January 19, 2010

Day 8, January 19, 2010

I too love Costco. Not enough to advertise it on my vehicle, but to each his own.

Monday, January 18, 2010

Day 7, January 18, 2010

Today is Martin Luther King Day.

Peace making seems to be the right spirit.

Sunday, January 17, 2010

Day 6, January 17, 2010

...on a Sunday afternoon

Friday, January 15, 2010

Day 5, January 16, 2010

Shit talking, vehicular style.

Day 4, January 15, 2010

Can I get a....

Thursday, January 14, 2010

Day 3, January 14, 2010

Points for authenticity.

Wednesday, January 13, 2010

Day 2, January 13, 2010

Don't we all?

Still, this level of commitment to one's phobia is impressive. Even the plate's border is on board with the smack talking.

Tuesday, January 12, 2010

Day 1: January 12, 2010

Yes, vanity license plates: it's your time to shine. Enjoy the spotlight.

You're So Vain

Every obsession needs an outlet, and drivers in the state of Virginia definitely have an obsession: vanity license plates. The personalized plate mania has rubbed off on me; I notice them every time I drive, everywhere I go, and I photograph them for your viewing pleasure. The plan: find, photograph and share a different vanity plate every day for one year. Crazy and pointless? Probably, but hopefully, fun too. After all, who doesn't love a little narcissism?