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July 23, 2008

Embracing My Inner Nerd

So what, I couldn't stand my state-issued license plate. Never could remember it to save my life. I know it's hard to believe, but this was the first thing that came to mind when I thought about a new one, and it was available. I think I was actually surprised to learn it was still available, although in hindsight, I realize how additionally nerdy it is to admit that.

The puzzled looks I get, of course, far outnumber the acknowledgements.

In fact, I hadn't had any acknowledgements, tacit or otherwise, until about a week ago. I was walking back to my car after a meeting and saw from afar an envelope under my wiper blade. Naturally, I thought it was a parking ticket, and was annoyed. But up close, I saw it was just an empty envelope someone put there onto which was scribbled:

I thought that was kinda cool. And by cool, I mean exceedingly nerdy.

Naturally, my car was parked outside the campus engineering building at the time. I'm just saying.


Taradino C. said...

XYZZY is already taken in Washington, but PLUGH is still available.

Rubes said...

I actually did check PLUGH as well, and not surprisingly it was also available here.

Andy Kosela said...

Excellent, someone really had a sense of humor. I always liked UNIX license plate.

Chris said...

Hilarious! I'm stunned that someone else caught the Colossal Cave Adventure reference.