June 26 08

(firstly, i must give a shout-out to my fellow green team members this morning. i promised (hi, Gerry!) if we won our first game, i’d mention it. and sure, we only had seven players show up, and sure we had to snag three players from the red team…but it sure felt good to actually WIN once. and yes, there was that teensy little strike out i had. and no, it wasn’t pretty…but i did play pretty well the rest of the game. AND i did bake chocolate chip cookies…)

so..question of the day…how do you feel about vanity plates?

the reason i ask is because yesterday i was driving behind a car that had the plate “LEXUS” which i thought was rather bizarre, especially since he was driving a HONDA.

now, i must tell you, i come from a long line of embarrassing vanity plates. my mother has always had “MINA” on her plate, which, i guess, isn’t so bad, since that’s her name. my dad, on the other hand, has a vanity plate on each of his cars. some are initials. one, which i cannot understand, is “G500” which , putting the make of your car as you plate is almost as ridiculous as the Lexus plate on the non-lexus. (my next plate is going to read “CIVIC”)

but the very, very, very worst is this.

on his porsche.


could you just die? seriously?

(it might be worse than Steve Sanders’ 18A 4RE plate on his Corvette. i’ve never been able to like Steve since i saw that. No, it’s not his bad hairline and the plugs…it’s all the vanity plate…)

i spent my entire childhood being mortified by the fact that my dad had delivered everyone’s baby. and i mean everyone. he used to take us out for breakfast…a woman would come over and say hi…”Dr. Mintz! do you remember blah-blah? he probably looks a lot different now, huh?? hahaha!” he would take us mini-golfing and some woman would come over and be all “hi, Dr. Mintz! blah-blah, this is Dr. Mintz! he delivered you!” he would take us to a movie and some random woman would come over and say “Dr. Mintz! I’m seeing you on Monday! isn’t this a small world?” (um. not small enough, apparently.)

and then littleAli died. right there.

(by the by, he has since changed it to this:

which, less brutally, says Mintz)

so, i hate them. but every once in a while i come across one that makes me pee a little.

  1. You crack me up! We don’t have personalized plates but my hubby is a firefighter so we do have an emblem on our plates, but that’s it.

    The story about your dad cracks me up. For about 3months after my son was born I ran into the dr that delivered him everywhere. When he was only a few days old he was behind me in line at the grocery store. He actually recognized me and started the conversation.

    Comment by Ruby on June 26, 2008
  2. OMG, that would make me die. Almost as bad as if he was a proctologist and had ASSMAN.

    I had ASU DVL2 in college. Since I went to ASU. And we are the Sun Devils. And now that plate is hanging above my closet in my house.

    Because apparently I’m a frat boy.

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    Comment by Kristabella on June 26, 2008
  3. I’ve always wanted a vanity plate with my name. I had this idea that since I had failed so many driving tests, when I finally passed I deserved my own license plate.
    But, when I finally passed (really) I was engaged … and driving my fiance’s car and he didn’t want my name on his license plates.
    Maybe when I drive my own car.
    But, seriously, I can never get personalized anything with my name. So I thought a license plate would be cool.
    Oh – and I would never approach my OB/GYN. That seems super weird to me.

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    Comment by LD on June 26, 2008
  4. Oh my gosh… you crack me up. I saw a car parked outside of Beachwood with the plates GLDDGGR yesterday

    Gold Digger. Ha.

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    Comment by ohmommy on June 26, 2008
  5. that timmay plate is a classic!

    Comment by Giblet on June 26, 2008
  6. I used to work with a guy who drove a blue corvette that had the play “1GQ2NV”. He claimed he was being funny. We all thought he was a jerk and maybe his money would be better spent moving out of his parents’ house or something.

    Comment by Erin on June 26, 2008
  7. i’ve always wanted a vanity plate, but can’t come up with anything good to put on it!

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    Comment by pgoodness on June 26, 2008
  8. hahaha! you are so funny Ali.that story about your dad was so funny…

    Comment by LAVENDULA on June 26, 2008
  9. Y2KSHO
    husband’s friend’s plate

    Which, I must take time to mention, is not a friend I particularly like. Just don’t.

    father-in-law’s plate

    But I think vanity plates are stupid, since, at least in California, they go with the car. If you’re going to get a vanity plate, that leads me to believe you wouldn’t want anyone else to have it. Meaning you could NEVER sell your car.


    Like that’s going to happen…

    Comment by Mari on June 26, 2008
  10. Oh lordy. I think I peed a little, too.

    You know what drives me insane? Is when someone has a license plate that I KNOW is personalized and I can’t figure out what it means.

    18A 4RE ???? Don’t get it. Am dumb.

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    Comment by Kristie on June 26, 2008
  11. Oh my gosh, totally peeing a little! I have to show that to my hubby, Timmaaaay is his pet name… hehe
    I would have been mortified by your dad’s plate too. Poor little Ali.

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    Comment by Kristen on June 26, 2008
  12. Mine is SVRSPY. People ask me what it means and I say, “I’m a Russian Spy…or am I!?”

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    Comment by Scarlet on June 26, 2008
  13. Timmay LOL Best plate ever.

    I am with Kristie, I hate when I see one that I know means something and I can’t figure it out. I’m fortunate I haven’t rear-ended someone trying to get close enough to read their plate.

    I had a purple truck in HS that we called the Purple People Eater and I was in the process of ordering a plate that said 1I1HORN when a tornado destroyed it. I think that was God saving me from the embarassment I would have later when I came to my senses.

    Comment by AJ on June 26, 2008
  14. There’s someone who drives around north toronto area with a plate that says MOYLE (or possibly MOHEL – i don’t quite remember). I always giggle.

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    Comment by Naomi (Urban Mummy) on June 26, 2008
  15. OMGOMGOMG I laughed so hard at the Timmay one I peed a little!

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    Comment by Becca on June 26, 2008
  16. You’ll have to explain the 18A 4RE one to me.
    One of my cousins wanted a vanity plate but everything she wanted was taken – so she ended up with a vanity plate with a random series of letters on it. But HEY! It’s PERSONALIZED!

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    Comment by Rebecca on June 26, 2008
  17. My boyfriend in college tried to get FLATUL8 but (thankfully) it was denied by the DMW.

    Everyone needs to back off my man, Steve Sanders. “I ate a Ferrari” is classic! And he eventually gives it up for a minivan.

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    Comment by thecoconutdiaries on June 26, 2008
  18. your dad’s license plates totally made me pee a little!

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    Comment by Haley-O on June 26, 2008
  19. Hey – what’s with all the uncontrolled peeing today?! 🙂 And I agree with y’all…that stuff is funny ;P

    Comment by Tova on June 26, 2008
  20. This was awesome. You crack me UP, girl!

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    Comment by Angella on June 26, 2008
  21. my sister has PRFXNST on her car.

    i have a number of dance friends with vanity plates, but most of them are weird enough that non-dancing folks don’t get them: MAZURKA, XWALTZ, REDOWA, LNDYHOP, and (my favorite) ZWFAKER. good stuff. 😛

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    Comment by Lara on June 26, 2008
  22. my sister and her husband used to have ones that said sk-fk…(say it out loud without vowel sounds…)

    they were stolen twice

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    Comment by Swirl Girl on June 26, 2008
  23. OMG…the Timmay plates made me loose my soda!

    Comment by Nap Warden on June 26, 2008
  24. My college roommate was an OBGYN’s kid. She was also quite traumatized.

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    Comment by slynnro on June 26, 2008
  25. Oh my god, that last one is HILARIOUS!

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    Comment by Queen of Shake Shake on June 27, 2008

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