Wednesday, December 30. 2009
It was time to get the latest road observations off the recorder. Here are some that made the cut….
Vanity plates are the most frequent observation from the driver's seat.
There are those drivers who earn a living as DRM MKR, CPN747, DRVIDEO, TCHSKUL or CLNEMUP
Some people are paid not to work like EXAIR4S
Or WYYWORK if you don’t have to
Then there are those where a hobby is the focus: BHUNTIN, TOYGEEK, SRFZSNO, HOSLVER (horse lover – I hope), 1ORBNJO (one man banjo band?)
For some it is about the vehicle: XSPOWER (on a Corvette), HMMALNG (on a Hummer), BZBZBZY (sporty Mercedes), BREEZY (on VW convertible), ITZ ME (on a compact pickup), MTHRLWD (Mom’s taxi(?) is a Ford Excursion)
A philosophical message appears as KRE8T
A personal admission can be good: I AM NUTS
If you have offended anyone, there is this nagging reminder RU4GVN.
Clever business names were JACK THE CLIPPER (a barber) and THINK TWICE TATTOOS
A raggedly dressed guy at an intersection begging for hand-outs holds up a sign with the single word IMAGINE. Hmmm.
Friday, June 12. 2009
MACS EX – the ex needed an identity. More likely EX is a car model belonging to Mac.
GRTPMKN -- on a white car. Perhaps an illusion to Cinderella's coach.
ITHTUNU – Sorry. But I didn't.
2UGLY -- on a Honda Element. That is what the teenager told Mom when she bought the car.
BIOBTL -- on a diesel powered VW bug
MUCH MPG -- fast moving Toyota Prius was not achieving the goal
JL SEGUL – Jonathon Livingston Seagull philosophy for the owner of this car. A quote from the book that I like: The gulls who scorn perfection for the sake of travel go nowhere, slowly. Those who put aside travel for the sake of perfection go anywhere, instantly.
INKERS -- on a car in tattoo business with a bumper sticker: WE TURN NORMAL PEOPLE INTO FREAKS EVERY DAY
4WHTLTN – on a white SUV Lexus
DZOMBIE – why is this on a Lexus
CJONGO – and she was moving
Can't decode this one:
4NORA2K – foreigner a 2000... foreign or a 2000...
More without comment:
"PLAVADA"...."BNYHNTR"...."42NDST1"...."HI MILG"...."EYELOVE"...."ALL SWAG"
"DOGGYDC"...."89 GATOR"...."4LZRD"...."SEAMEGO"...."SVNCEES"...."FUDG RPL"
Friday, April 17. 2009
AVECXO -- Truly original.... With a hug and a kiss.
TECDUDE -- on an SUV. For me, tech is computers. Perhaps, tech might be automobile tech.
RUFLUS -- But it's not a convertible.... or "are you flu s"
WEKAMP -- on a truck pulling fifth wheel
TEEBIRD -- on a Lexus SUV. That is just plain wrong.
RCKNGMA -- There seemed to be a little swing in that car.
DGTL DAN -- As opposed to analog?
BFLMNGO -- “be flamingo” ...or... “be flame and go” ...or...?
KEPROKN -- keep rockin'
XYLITOL -- The driver is sweet as sugar, but with half the calories.
LUCPOPO -- No idea... or... all you see po po
H8RMTRL -- on Hummer. No idea.... hater empty rl ... hate rmt rl
More without comment: "LUV4LIF" "THEJET" "KING PN" "CATL8EE" "N2READN"
"WADADAY" "ELSBELS" "VISE ED" "XFYRTK"
Bumper Sticker: WE ARE CREATING ENEMIES FASTER THAN WE CAN KILL THEM
On license plate holder: MONEY ISN'T EVERYTHING BUT IT KEEPS THE KIDS IN TOUCH
Great Business Names:..... GIANT BEAVER TREE SERVICE....... MEATHEAD MOVERS
Ya gotta wonder department... CALIFORNIA MEN'S COLONY is the name of a prison near San Luis Obispo. This is taking political correctness too far.
In closing... a homeless RV in a Santa Barbara grocery store parking lot...
Sunday, March 22. 2009
It took a long time to rewind the recorder to the beginning. Real obvious was the first vanity plate spotted. It was from Bisbee, Arizona. It was last November when I was in Bisbee. Perhaps I should report the recordings more frequently. Yes I should. But will I?
This is an abbreviated selection of the best, the clever, the unusual – according to me.
BZBBRBR – Bisbee Barber, (first entry on the recorder)
BBYHMMR – on a Honda Element
MYT42N8 – Mighty fortunate on a Porsche Carrera
GAZINUP – An astronomer?
TEAMPNR – Rodeo event specialty?
IMAPST – Okay. But leave me alone.
CHKN BIZ – Raising them or fast food chicken
BUX TWK – Buck owns the truck
I DKTR – A doctor or an eye doctor?
GTRBOY – Californian graduated from University of Florida?
RUSMRT – on a Smart car
Not near as clever, but added without comment:
DYR WLF......RD2ROL......SUBMNR......PLAYIN......THTS ME......TNBELLE......ITSZDAY
CIAOKTY......TRYSCBA......JUSCHLLN......WRM FZ E......GRMAOF6
Other notes from the recorder:
Overheard mother speaking to her daughter, “Your social life improved and your grades went down.”
Harley-Davidson rider groups have to have jackets. Spotted this jacket on a rather large rider, “BIG BELLY HAWGS”. Wonder what the criteria are to qualify.
A business: CHURCH OF STEEL – BODY PIERCING AND TATTOO
A “punny” dog day care business: CAMP RUN-A-MUTT
Tuesday, December 2. 2008
JOS AURA -- Assume it was a Saturn, but it went too fast.
TAX GUY -- CPA?
TAXXDOG -- Same parking lot had this one. Dog licenser?
MI TWUCK -- Belongs to Elmer Fudd
BYE Z 71 -- Perhaps the successor to a Z71?
GODEEP4 -- Brett Favre fan?
B WEIRD -- Good advice
PLN2WN -- On Green Bay Packer Logo Plates
CME4HMS -- Real estate sales?
PIANST -- Profession
YNG 8 HRT -- That's good.
N 2 PACK -- Probably Packer fan
NUTCASE -- Drive carefully near this one.
WILD1 -- Another one?
BLK GLD -- Oil makes the payments on this Texas car?
Idol worship at its worst...
Spotted a sign in Oklahoma as I entered a city:
"Home of Carrie Underwood -- 2005 American Idol"
Clever Business Names...
RIVER OF INK TATTOO
On a church's marquee...
GOD WANTS YOU TO HAVE FINANCIAL FREEDOM
(the cynic in me would finish that with, "Leave your money here at the church")
Wonder what the story is behind this spotted in Wisconsin:
WHEN I GET OLD, I'M GOING TO MOVE NORTH AND DRIVE SLOW IN THE LEFT LANE
AT LEAST I CAN SMOKE IN MY CAR
I'M ALL THAT'S LEFT OF A BIZARRE CHILDHOOD
Tuesday, September 23. 2008
BILBO B -- The Hobbit lives in Milwaukee
WINOT ME -- Why not?
R TURTLE -- On a class C RV
X TRCKR2 -- Ex-Trucker? Ex Star Trekker?
HKMHRNS -- The vehicle has some logo with horns on it. Some school mascot.
4CHAIN8 -- Fortunate
MEDE8R -- Mediator
MUNDANC -- Turning "Mundane" into a noun?
MOONDNC -- Mooning the Democratic National Committee
MSBHAVE -- On a blue VW bug with a bumper sticker: WELL BEHAVED WOMEN RARELY MAKE HISTORY.
WINDRIG -- No sail on this vehicle. Perhaps into kites.
THE48S -- On a Class A RV no doubt traveling the lower 48 states.
R YLWTRK -- Yup. It was on a yellow truck.
WTADAY -- Agreed!
2TROLLS -- Two elderly people in a sedan
AH CHEZE -- Lover of Wisconsin cheese?
GOOFIN -- on a mini car
Unable to interpret or respond to these....
AU DGR 62 -- Something French?
MOT T 3RD -- Third generation...?
MU X 2 -- Two cats or Greek letter times two?
YEN SID -- A yen for Sid?
More without comment....
LIZZARD ... IM DICK ... MARKR MN ... WEENR DG ... MC PNUT ... CWBYSFN ...
ISO4FUN ... RTTWLR ... OSIRIS ... AD LADY ... 1HDHNTER ... BLUESMN
MULIGAN ... EAGLE IN ... VOCALZ ... 4 WILDZ
EAT MORE COOT
ON THE EIGHTH DAY GOD CREATED BAGPIPES
ONCE A MARINE ALWAYS A MARINE.
And on the same vehicle:
THERE IS NOTHING THAT CAN'T BE SOLVED BY THE USE OF HIGH EXPLOSIVES
Billboard had this message: BE KIND TO STRANGERS. VISIT YOUR IN-LAWS.
SMUTHER PLACE was a clever name for a bar near Two Rivers, Wisconsin
Sunday, August 17. 2008
MVRCK -- Self identification?
DOREMI -- Music type?
NATA2D -- Could this just be gibberish?
VETVXN -- Lady drives blue Corvette convertible
PRESSON -- If you are in the car? ... Press on.
TIMEOUT -- The car might be the place for this -- getting away from it all. Turn off the cell phone.
HAV2RUN -- See ya!
XTRM XS -- Extreme excess? Sounds like an oxymoron term. Or is it extreme "exes"?
THNXNO7 -- Denver Bronco license plate guard. John Elway was number 7.
MO Z N2 -- Beneath on the license guard it says "COLORADO"
JUANITAS -- 'PRAISE THE LARD' (Juanita's is a Mexican restaurant in Boulder)
MY CARBON FOOTPRINT IS BIGGER THAN YOURS
I'M STRAIGHT, BUT NOT NARROW
FORGET THE WHALES. SAVE THE COWBOYS
IF YOU THINK EDUCATION IS EXPENSIVE, TRY IGNORANCE.
YES THIS IS MY TRUCK. NO I WON'T HELP YOU MOVE.
VEGETARIAN. INDIAN WORD FOR LOUSY HUNTER.
Clever Business Names:
STINKIE FINGERS BAIT
SCARRED FOR LIFE TATTOOS
Spotting a road kill, I had to wonder:
Do vultures and crows dine on road kill skunk.
Saturday, June 14. 2008
WRMNDRY -- on an RV - beats tent camping
CNSRVIT -- Probably a Toyota Prius. Couldn't ID as it whipped by.
ONTHLUS -- Even with a driver behind the wheel.
LUVUBYE -- What Mom says when she hangs up the phone!
CYZMUP -- "Size 'em up" on these Iowa plates
TEE AT 9
Bumper sticker in Durango: EAT. SLEEP. MOUNTAIN BIKE
SILVER TWINKIE -- This Airstream's name is posted on the back. There is a similarity.
Wednesday, April 30. 2008
BLUENV -- Auto color looked "true blue"
CNT PUT -- Golf clubs on top of vehicle (or couple's initials)
WILDPNY -- On a Mustang of course
BGGIRL -- Gal drives raised suspension truck
3XALADY -- "Three Times A Lady" -- the song
SQRLRN1 -- Squirrely Registered Nurse?
MTN MAN -- Spotted one day
MNTNGRL -- Spotted another day
VENTI -- Ford F-150 is largest of four in the garage???
Spotted in Sedona at the Cathedral Rock trailhead
Making fun of the family decals on rear windows
In lieu of a paint job?
Tuesday, March 25. 2008
MUYMINI -- on a mini-Cooper
TXGRL -- Hawaii plates. What's a Texas girl from Hawaii doing in Arizona?
LIMEY4U -- obviously an ex-pat from England. Car had a "GB" tag.
JAVAWGN -- Was this guy selling, drinking or is the car powered by Java.
5KDSL8R -- on a Chevy Suburban. The plate says it all.
FLTGDSS -- The plate guard said, "I would rather be flying"
THESOFA -- On a Mercury Grand Marquis. My curiosity: what is the ID on car two in that garage.
HUGDALY -- Good advice. (Spotted in Escapees Jojoba Hills)
HOWUDON -- Fine. Thank you.
MOHOGO -- On a class A RV.
REAL WOMEN DON'T DRINK LIGHT BEER
EXACTLY WHAT ARE CONSERVATIVES CONSERVING
Sunday, December 9. 2007
NEVER KICK A COWPIE ON A HOT DAY
Great Business Name:
DELANEY'S LOST SOCK LAUNDROMAT
Semi truck and trailer owned by the AGGRESSIVE TRUCKING COMPANY. Curious what the aggressive may be referring to.
Sign of the times:
WE SELL LOCKING GAS CAPS
SPUDBUG -- on a VW from Idaho
XXQUZME -- Okay!
VEGI JET -- assume the VW was diesel powered!
ARMYTNK -- on an original Hummer
NAAWDEE -- on a blue pickup
LANDYAT -- on an RV
And more --- XS ENRGY, DAFFYDK, GRMCRKR, WRASKAL, DADILAC, IBTYPIN,
WHOOEE, FLYNNUT, TA DAA
Thursday, August 9. 2007
COWS -- Wyoming rancher?
XOXOXO -- Might be a bit too friendly. But it might be a way to stem road rage.
BOOKBUG -- Of course it was a VW!
PRSRVIT -- Ecologically minded driver
AERONOT -- Pilot?
CAPECOD -- On old beat up car with Montana plates. Or was that the effects of salt spray?
LOSTTXN -- Nostalgia on Montana plates
SOOOEY -- On a Harley Davidson
CRMUDGN -- Telling like it is!
A Holiday Inn board says something like "Best Guest Rated Shower" Does that mean one guest complimented them on their shower? Their showers do not have water savers?
An ATT billboard ad stated that they had fewer dropped calls. How could that possibly be measured among the various providers of cell phone service.
Weird RV Pet
When I stopped at a freeway rest area in Montana, I was just pulling out of the parking lot when I noticed a lady getting out of an older RV with Florida license plates. She was standing at the bottom of the steps calling to a pet to come out. It did. It was a chicken. Then the lady headed to the grassy area with a bag that she was rattling. The chicken (hen) followed obviously looking to get whatever bird treats were in that bag. I watched a few minutes more as treats were scattered on the ground and the hen dutifully pecked the ground. Since it looked like a long wait for me to see the return trip, I decided to head on my journey.
Can a chicken be house broken? A hen as a pet for fresh eggs? Why else a hen for a pet?
Friday, July 20. 2007
Wednesday, June 13. 2007
ALWYSL8 -- Set your alarm!
SWTLIFE -- Yes. It is!
JNSNALI -- On a GMC Denali -- probably belonging to Jen
WNT2FLY -- an SUV stuck in traffic
TXGPSY -- vehicle towed behind RV with Texas plates
GOSKAGO -- loves Jamaican music?
SCARLET -- hoped to see the red head for this car in a parking lot!
BOOKIE -- profession or owns a book store
TRNQLTY -- not likely driving freeways
Others without comment: UBETCHA -- H82LOOZ -- GO HOME -- LVELVIS -- BETUNOT -- MTNWOLF
"I THINK. THEREFORE I AM DANGEROUS."
Billboard on I-25 in New Mexico:
"Raton -- Accommodating Travelers Since 1821"
Hopefully, some upgrades have been done.
Sign on stock trailer:
"Sweaters on the Hoof" (Probably Alpacas or Llamas)
Crane truck driven by a woman:
Norma's Crane Service The logo: a baby carrying stork
Sunday, April 8. 2007
Driving near a new subdivision in Casa Grande, AZ, the sign was Ocean View Street. The water was a huge pond dug in the desert with a few palm trees on its shore.
HERMINI -- on a Cooper. Could there be a "HISMINI"
LV2GAIT -- on a Honda. Seems more appropriate for a Mustang
RLRSK8R -- looked like a car to me
FOCUSUP -- on a car that had been rear ended
ONAQWST -- on a Toyota -- not a Nissan
BRRR -- on Wyoming plates spotted in Phoenix
XSKULLX -- skull and crossbones?
FDXPIL8 -- Fed-ex Pilot?
And more: "GYPCWMN"...."SAGEGAL"...."LIVN FRE"...."LA CREM"...."4R2SONS"...."SASYSIS"
And a few more... While parked at Catalina State Park, the Southwest Pinzgauer Association was parked in group camping when they weren't out on a four wheel drive road. Of the 15 vehicles present, several had vanity plates:
The one in the photo "6X6PINZ".... and... "ROBSPNZ"...."PINLNDR"..."6X6 SUV"...."UBER PNZ"
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