Could not think of an appropriate title for this post - so, we will just skip that part.
A strange piece of information - might be true - might be just one of those things editors put in the paper to fill space... I dunno. But, they SAY Virginia has more vanity license plate than any other state. Well, I have no idea if that is true or not - but I DO know they (DMV) have nearly a wall full to choose from... local plates - the Eastern Shore has a little map of the peninsula running thru the middle of it, and most, but not all, plates have an ES on it. There are plates for the various colleges and universities - even some out of state ones. Penn State, for example, is there... and I think Duke... but I don't remember any others. The military have a whole section. There are plates for hunters, watermen, wildlife lovers, horse lovers, mallards, butterflies, shriners, masons, Knights of Columbus, boaters, autism, Redskins (the team, not a derogatory nastyness) various vets, bass, brook trout, bears, eagles, (not teams, the critters) diabetes, the civil war (any uncivil wars listed?) bowlers, bicycle enthusiasts, boaters, breast cancer, organ donors, parrotheads, and CPAs... well, gee, you name it - and it looks like if you have an idea, they will start a whole new series, just for you. You can see some of them at http://www.dmv.virginia.gov/webdoc/citizen/vehicles/plate_search.asp. Please note, this is only one page - there are more catagories... see the note at the bottom of this page.
What started this interest in vanity plates? Someone sent this to me, and I am glad I have outgrown this stage of life... but I thought, hmmmmm, that might have been fun...
Anyway, that looked like fun... but I don't spend my money on vanity plates. It is interesting to note who the people are who DO have vanity plates... often the people who can least afford them. Come to think of it, I don't know anyone who is what most people would call "well off" who has one of these. And I have never been tempted - until I saw the Support Tibet plate. But, the money spent on that plate would do better going to the Support Tibet foundation, wouldn't it?
But it is interesting how people spend their money. But that is a whole 'nother post, isn't it?