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.

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  1. Taradino C.
    Posted July 23, 2008 at 4:30 PM | Permalink

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

  2. Rubes
    Posted July 23, 2008 at 9:36 PM | Permalink

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

  3. Andy Kosela
    Posted July 24, 2008 at 1:12 PM | Permalink

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

  4. Chris
    Posted August 6, 2008 at 10:07 AM | Permalink

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

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