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I pledge not to blog about NaNoWriMo. (oops. Dammit.)

Well, just for a minute, then. I did take the step yesterday of adding my name to the rolls of the Certifiably Insane, also known as NaNoWriMo Participants–and even went so far as to publicly admit to my foolishness with a participant-badge on the side of my blog. [def. NaNoWriMo Participant: (n.) crazy-ass writer who thinks she can finish a 55,000-word novel during November.] That said, I sense there will be plenty of NaNoWriMo buzz in Blogland without me adding my own manure-pile of it, so I’m resolved to stay mum on the topic till it’s over. Tune in after Nov 30 for a recap if I’m still capable of coherent thought. (Or maybe by then I will have stabbed myself in the eye with a pencil. Wait, I don’t OWN a pencil. Damn the inconveniences of iPad-dependency!)

Today’s REAL topic? “Vanity plates.” (Hmm, there may be a subtle subliminal segue somewhere in there…) We’ve been having fun “collecting” personalized license plates this week, so I’ll share the favorites. I’ve mostly ignored the plates of people’s names–personalized, yes, but not so entertaining. (I plead guilty on this one; our plates say KANAGRL. Of course, the back of my husband’s neck also says “Kana Girl”–evidently I have a compulsion for labeling things that belong to me…)

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15 thoughts on “I pledge not to blog about NaNoWriMo. (oops. Dammit.)

    1. Or the defense attorney’s client… ;) That one we didn’t get to ask (saw it in a parking lot), though I CAN report that “GOTDNTS” actually belongs to a guy who repairs dents–but he confesses that everyone reads “donuts”… We’ve had a couple fun conversations while “collecting.” ;)

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  1. Love the vanity plates, sometimes they are hilarious. Different counties on them can be funny too. I waited in line behind a van with a Georgia plate on it from Butts County. :)

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  2. I love them too. In Virginia there are all kinds of plates, including one apparently to support kids that has a red hand print and the words “Kids First”. Well, one day I saw a Kids First plate that said “GO POOH.” Since it was coupled with the red hand print, I wasn’t really sure if the driver was a fan of A.A. Milne or worked as a proctologist!

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  3. I’ve noticed most states have seven spaces on their plates, which makes for good personalized plates. Here in MO, we’re stuck with 6 letters, making it more difficult. I have an affinity for Hello Kitty, but I’ve already seen HLO KTY on someone’s plates. Booo!!

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    1. Ha, I’ll let you know!! ;) And you can let me know. (Or we’ll meet in that Writers’ Coffee-house in the sky to say “nope, now we know”…) It’s my first go at it as well, so I’m just pulling on my adventure-boots and hitting the trail. Should be EDUCATIONAL if nothing else. ;)

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  4. Have you done NaNoWriMo before? I am excited/terrified, especially since I burned my hand badly today (see my blog post for details on the sheer stupidity of it). Yes one-handed I will write that novel while homeschooling and caring for three kids under the age of 4 all while undergoing treatment for the pencils I am bound to shove in my eyes. lol Good Luck!

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    1. Holy [insert word we don’t say in front of the kids]! hats off to you, girl! This is my first run at it too, so “excited/terrified” pretty well sums things up. :)

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