I think that Alaska has more personalized license plates than any other state, certainly more per capita. Every other car has a chatty plate. I think they are a hazard. I spend so much time trying to figure out what they mean, and why!
The other day I was in traffic and in front of me was a car that sported a plate that said LUVGOD, and behind me was one that said PRA2GOD. I have seen TRILL, AKFISH, HUNTR, HUNTER, FSHBOY, AKGIRL, MNGIRL, KNOGOD, NOGOD, BRATTY, GIRLY, 2FAST, 4U2TRY (really), PALIN(not kidding), AKCAMP, KCATCH, 5RDHDS,(family of redheads) YOLK(this is a yellow VW Bug), ALUMN, DOGMOM, PRAYON, TRPHWF(Iwant this one), BADMOM(why would you admit this), SK8ER, HKYMOM, GOALY, HILBLY, REDNEK(ooh, be proud), ROTTEN. I will keep track so I can regal you with tales of more at a later date.
And bumper stickers, they are everywhere: Palin/McCain, Obama, Drive like You Stole it (Huh?), Ron Paul, I love the Chugach, Why Couldn’t I Be Rich Instead Of Well Hung (yep, guess which license plate was his?), Super Sperm (again, why?), Choose Hope, Choose Life, I Love the Goddess, I Am The Goddess, MidWives Help People Out (I love this one). Go Green, Never Drive Faster Than Your Guardian Angel Can Drive, If You Are Going To Ride My ***, at Least Pull My Hair (really, this is your statement to the world?), Driver Is Armed, I Value This Car More Than I Value Your Life, I Brake for Chocolate, Moose are People too (hmmm, perhaps a biology lesson is in order), Friends Don’t Let Friends Eat Farmed Fish.
And then there are the Mudflap girls: you know what I am talking about, the silhouettes of the VERY curvy girls that you used to see on the mudflaps of the 18 wheelers. I have always been a bit creeped out by these, I could never figure out why anyone would put these on their trucks, they are just SO tacky. I really didn’t think they could get any worse. But, I was wrong. Now they are everywhere, really everywhere. In sticker form on the the back windows of cars, trucks, and still on the mudflaps. And there are new and even more tacky versions of this charming little girl. One parent at school drives a truck with a SheDevil on the left side of her rear window, and a SheAngel on the right. Both of these Shes are impossibly stacked and wearing seriously high heels, the SheDevil is carrying a whip. (this inspired a very lively discussion with the boys and the girl) And now there is the FatGirl Mudflap Girl. Yep, the reclining silhouette of a woman built like me. Big huge thighs, belly resting on said thighs, a beauty complete with double chin. Let me tell you right now, if Dave EVER came home with one of those on the truck….
Anyway, lots of rambling tonight. I had no plan when I wrote this post, obviously! Just wanted to share.