Friday, July 9, 2010


Last weekend in Maine I noticed that nearly everybody, and their brother, has a vanity license plate. In Massachusetts we don't usually see many vanity plates, and I'm not really sure why. I asked Hubby, a native Bostonian since immigrating from Ireland when he was a wee lad, why the lack of vanity on the vehicles of the Commonwealth. He told me that it was super expensive and that "secretly we all believe putting a vanity plate on your car is toolish".

Growing up in Maine I saw lots of "toolish" plates. I always wanted one, but didn't really know what I wanted to put on it. Now, I barely drive and could care less about what's on my license plate. When driving is concerned basically all I am thinking about is how to get out of it. I like to say I'm a world class passenger, a navigator at heart.
Any who, back to Maine. I saw a lot of vanity plates when I was there and thought it would be a fun subject for a blog entry. I took pictures of each one I saw with my trusty iPhone. My mom got into it as I knew she would and started pointing them out to me. She wasn't half as selective as I was with the criteria for good vanity plate vs bad vanity plate. I had to reject several of her discoveries.

Here's what I ended up with. There are a few good ones but I have a clear favorite, which I will post last.


Anne said...

very clever blog idea! hmmm...what would i put on my vanity plate...i used to say that if we ever got a boat i would name it "anne's tin can"...but i don't know how i could shorten that to fit on a license plate...

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