Thursday, February 24, 2011

The License Plate Game - Or The Mind of a Crazy Woman!

Some people play the license plate game when they travel – meaning they look for all 50 states. I play my version every single day. I try to come up with a word or phrase using the 3 letters of a license plate. I do this mainly with our own cars, but have been known to do it to others, too.

We had the letters HEF on the tags of two of our vehicles when we first moved to Ohio. I called them Heffer1 and Heffer2.

We replaced one of the Heffers (donated to teenager) and got a van with the tag ANN (real easy there!).

When the first Heffer died, the second Heffer was donated to same teenager who killed the first (he was brutal with our cars – not so much with his own, though). My husband bought a Grand Am with the tag BHW. Seeing those letters, you’d think I wouldn’t get anything good out of them, but the first thing that popped into my head was “Big Hairy Woman”. Don’t know why, but it stuck (the first ones always do). And BHWs were all over our town as well as BHRs (Big Hairy Rabbit) and BHMs (Big Hairy Men). If it started with BH, it was Big and Hairy. Am I sick, or what?

We no longer needed a van, and I would have loved to have kept the ANN plate (it was just too easy), but I bought a replacement before selling the van, so I had to get a new tag. These tags were different. Bicentennial plates with two letters followed by two numbers followed by two letters. I was sure I’d get something unusable and dreaded getting plates. And when I did get the plates, I cringed when I saw DK WZ, because the first words that popped into my head were “Dick Wiz” (and yes, it stuck). It could have been worse. I could have had DK WD. I’ll let you guess what that one is!

We also have a Ford (you know - Found of Road Dead) with the tag DOA (I kid you not!!).

So, now that you know how totally nuts I am – you still gonna hang around? (I hope so!) Or do you do some equally crazy thing?


Todd R. Moody said...

Great post Stacy! I loved it!
We don't have names for our cars, it's a sad state of affairs.

Kristi said...

Cracking me up, Stacy!!! Is it weird that now I want to go around and name all of my cars??? Maybe I should have you do it for!

I actually just stopped by to make fun of you for not loving shoe shopping, really. I had NO IDEA what an oddball you really were. ;)

You know I have to hang around now, it's too interesting to stop.

Hope you have a good weekend!!!

Stacy McKitrick said...

Hee Hee Hee. Thanks guys!
My daughter told me I'm the reason she does the same thing. Well, since both kids resemble their father more than me, I guess it's only fitting they get SOMETHING from me!

Jennette said...

LOL too funny! Sometimes I think things like this at license plates, too. The retired guy who rents our mother-in-law apt. has a DOA plate! He drives like, 20 mi. below the speed limit, so I doubt he has any worries about that plate.

Part of mine is RED HT - for "RedHot." One of my coworkers thought it was Red Hat, LOL.

Stacy McKitrick said...

Jennette - Red HAT? I don't think I would have ever thought that. Unless maybe your car looks like a hat!

Erin Kane Spock said...

Our neighbor had a car with EAT on it. I notice these things too -- which does not mean you're not crazy. :)

Linda Leszczuk said...

Stacy - I thought Ford meant Fix or Repair Daily.
hee hee