Sunday, November 28, 2010

You're So Vain, You Probably Think This Car is About You


Okay, so I did something wild and wacky... and got personalized license plates. I put them on today but haven't driven anywhere yet.

Vanity plates amuse and delight me on other cars, but I've never imagined having them on mine. And instead of choosing something clever or cryptic, I've just identified myself in a semi-cute way on mine. Eeek.

Short of telling the blogosphere exactly what's on my plates, let's just say I'm readily identifiable. Sooo, if I ever want to do any on-the-go nasal excavation, run red lights, or yell at my kids, there will be people in my town who will know it's me. Eeek.

I've never been one for flashy displays. Perhaps this stemmed from my utter misery when my boyfriend Steve brought back a heart-shaped lapel pin for me from the high school church choir trip. I really liked Steve, who was a hot-tamale senior to my awkward sophomore self. Alas, we never kissed. You can read more about my thrilling teen dating history here.

Oh how I missed him during those 3 days while he strummed his guitar and sang with the church girls who could actually carry a tune. But even my ardor for Steve could NOT compel me to wear a "Steve's Girl" pin on my jean jacket. No sirree. I guess I didn't want to be labeled. You know,"Nobody puts Baby in a corner," or on a lapel for that matter.

But maybe I've been looking for a little flash. After all, my beloved red car was out of stock when I went car shopping. Maybe personalized plates are my version of red.

In truth, I did not care for my old plates and couldn't bear to keep them for the next dozen years. They prominently displayed the letters "MF" on them. I may be a "M" but I've never considered myself to be an "MF."

I just hope I can get up the nerve to leave the house at some point.

If I do, you can bet I'll be on my best behavior.

12 comments:

Christy said...

Okay, it's killing me - what do they say?! I just emailed you - you better respond soon! And, get out of the house, will ya! See and be seen and all that!

Kristina P. said...

I hope it says ILUVBIEBER.

Ellen Stewart (aka Ellie/El/e) said...

In IL, such plates cost more when acquired and every year when they are renewed. So, I just enjoy others' and keep with my random numbers and letters.

If you have paid more to have them, um, you have to show them off.

Brenda Susan said...

Ha! That's why we never put a christian FISH sign on our car when everyone was doing it! Hubs is or used to be a pretty aggressive driver so.......

Have fun letting the world know you are there!

K A B L O O E Y said...

Ooh, now I want "MF" plates. And to know what yours say. I wouldn't have wanted to wear that lapel pin either. Please text me your license plate? Purty please?

K A B L O O E Y said...

And wait. You'll show your picture, state your name, show pix of the kids, but not display your vanity plate?

purejoy said...

yeah… i'm with kablooey…
i'm too cheap for the plates myself… but i often muse over what they'd say. ILOVELF just doesn't seem appropriate in the summer {well… unless you're me}. i love the little indulgences in life. hope you get brave and can enjoy your vanity plates soon! you crack me up!

the Hawks said...

I love that song!!! Can't wait to hear what it is:)

Texan Mama @ Who Put Me In Charge said...

Let me guess... is it..

NA C?
Like, Anna See?

Probably not.

And, I have to ask, what does the picture have to do with this post? Just curious.

Lynn from For Love or Funny said...

I like the comment above mine - NA C - very clever!

Anna See said...

Hee Hee! NA C. Didn't think of that. The picture? Completely random. :)

Kate Coveny Hood said...

I'm dying to know! E-mail me.