Monday, July 27, 2009
When I first moved to Maine from NYC, I was struck by how many vanity plates I saw while driving. There seemed to be more cars here with vanity plates than I ever saw while driving the Long Island Expressway. As it turns out, Maine ranks sixth in the nation when it comes to the percentage of motor vehicles with vanity plates, and New York is not even in the top 10.
This spring and early summer, I was driving about 70 miles per day to and from work, and so I began to really notice what people had chosen for their license plates. I'm now keeping a list and have decided to share with you a few of the vanity plates I've seen on the roads here in Maine. I don't have a vanity plate myself. Do you have one? If not, what would yours say? I used to want WORDZ (because I'm a writer), but now I think I'd choose something else. Maybe something about Maine, like the one I saw recently, LUV207. (207 is the state's area code.) Or perhaps something about the ocean, since I'm nuts about the coast. Maybe COASTIN or GO2SEA. Anyway, here is a list of some of the vanity plates I've seen.
DEAD [as in Grateful?]
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