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OMC the DMV & ME

Posted on 2012.07.16 at 16:15
Current Location: 67114
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My first car was TEXAS DDD-67. Easy for me to remember because my car was a 1968 model and I was born in 1969. It true you never forget your first. Guys are funny that way I guess. I remember also the plate which finally replaced it, TEXAS 526-TCG. And my Neon's VIRGINIA ZUZ-3119 which became TEXAS VYL-31G. These things happen. I asked her if she remembered her first. She just gave me "that look."

My wife and I oncesaw a commercial when we were living in New Jersey of an infant strapped into a car seat singing the praises of his "big bad dad" as he crooned extolling virtues of his father for considering his safety by purchasing a Mercedes Benz ML-class SUV. My wife thought it was the cutest commercial ever. I asked her if she thought it was targeting male or female demographics what with a singing baby and all. She answered, "female of course." Interesting. "For what product was the commercial attempting to market?" She didn't know.

My powder-blue Jag was UK TGT 480R which was easy enough to recall because of the targeteers at the 480th Reconnaissance Technical Group, my follow-on assignment from Britain.

My wife's Saturn was purchased in Wichita so my name has been associated with a Kansas plate before, but the very next we registered it in Texas - then she got Missouri plates a couple years later. Me, I always try to just keep Texas plate and a Texas license, but the NO-FAULT insurance debacle is toying with my plans. No worries, I'm still getting the windows tinted on the Land Yacht in Texas. I've already let McKinney Auto Glass & Tint I'll be in town next week.

But today, getting the front-end alignment before my trip, they somehow broke the air conditioner. So...still leaving early Friday, I just hope its in a car with refrigerated air. At least its legally tagged now.

ehowton, Kansan.


jobu121 at 2012-07-16 21:45 (UTC) (Link)
Nice my friend very nice.
Does McKinney Auto glass and tint do a good job?
ehowton at 2012-07-16 22:17 (UTC) (Link)
This will be the 3rd car I've had done there. When I had my first car done I opted for the 3-year tint as I didn't want to shell out the cizash for the lifetime tint. When I picked up the car they said, "we ran out of the other stuff so we gave you the lifetime tint for the 3-year price" and let me tell you, it was the most beautiful job I'd ever seen. When I gave that car to drax0r some six years later, the tint job still looked fan-fucking-tastic.

When I got my next car done (story here) I asked for the lifetime. They told me they stopped applying the 3-year and do lifetime only now.

When I called ahead they said they shut down the garage - they go to the car now, which is advantageous for me for several reasons, only one of which is the new lower price now that they don't have to pay rent :)

michelle1963 at 2012-07-16 22:04 (UTC) (Link)
Very cool! How much extra did you have to pay for that tag?
ehowton at 2012-07-16 22:21 (UTC) (Link)
While I don't mind broadcasting my prior tag numbers, I do play all current information fairly close to the chest. That and I don't want some gruff Kansan showing up at my front door because I "surprised" him with a lane-change indicator prior to *actually* changing lanes.

The tag is entirely contrived.

Though I do appreciate your unwitting lauding of my skillz :P
michelle1963 at 2012-07-16 22:48 (UTC) (Link)
It really was VERY GOOD! I even considered photoshop and looked closely. Excellent. :-)
codekitten at 2012-07-18 11:23 (UTC) (Link)
i STILL can't tell!!!
ehowton at 2012-07-18 16:02 (UTC) (Link)
I should totally get some Kansas "EHOWTON" plates for realz. What an egocentric prick I am!
codekitten at 2012-07-19 14:10 (UTC) (Link)
i was thinking when i read this post that you must be a sight with your OMH, OMC and then those plates!

you should totally do it so people aren't sure if you're being ironic or not...which is always hilarious to watch and see them try to figure that out...oh and add in a cigar to boot!

Edited at 2012-07-19 02:13 pm (UTC)
ehowton at 2012-07-19 14:49 (UTC) (Link)
You are always spot-on. Yes, I love that past time. Recently, I let my daughter paint my toenails *sparkle* blue and waited half the night of our party (once everyone was comfortable & half-drunk) before I pulled off my shoes and socks and walked around Hobbit-style the rest of the evening. Talk about the men being tight-lipped and uncomfortable! Hysterical.
codekitten at 2012-07-20 11:33 (UTC) (Link)
I LOVE IT! that is one of my all time favorite games as well.

i wish i was a fly on the wall at your party...hilarious!!!
(Anonymous) at 2012-07-17 17:36 (UTC) (Link)

Электроды / электроды уони 13 55 - Metizorel.ru

Ищете стоимость электродов?
Компания Мегапром предлагает купить маркировка электродов от лучших производителей на территории России.
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Вся продукция сертифицирована и имеет необходимые маркировки.
CeltManX, Devlin O' Coileáin
celtmanx at 2012-07-18 14:01 (UTC) (Link)

Re: Электроды / электроды уони 13 55 - Metizorel.ru

You should buy these Russian electrodes!!!!

Edited at 2012-07-18 02:02 pm (UTC)
ehowton at 2012-07-18 16:00 (UTC) (Link)

Re: Электроды / электроды уони 13 55 - Metizorel.ru

I totally should. Then shove them, one at a time, right up my ass!
CeltManX, Devlin O' Coileáin
celtmanx at 2012-07-18 21:22 (UTC) (Link)

Re: Электроды / электроды уони 13 55 - Metizorel.ru

I didn't know you went that way...but what ever gets you off by all means go ahead. As long as it doesn't involve children or animals I'm fine with it.

Edited at 2012-07-18 09:22 pm (UTC)
CeltManX, Devlin O' Coileáin
celtmanx at 2012-07-18 14:00 (UTC) (Link)
WOW!!! The Kansas DMV must keep the state penitentiary prisoners in a back room for you to get a customized plate that fast. It looks just as good as my icon.
ehowton at 2012-07-18 16:00 (UTC) (Link)
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ehowton at 2012-07-18 16:00 (UTC) (Link)
Yes. It reminds me a lot of your Interceptor. Only with...mud flaps.
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