The license plate I had on the most recent Grand Amy version of the AmyMobile,
Was the license plate I’ve had since 1984.
The first car that had that license plate was a 1972 Army green Ford Maverick.
A fairly ugly ass,
But incredibly reliable,
Obviously my lack of interest in stylish cars goes a long way back.
We called that Maverick the Incredible Hulk,
And what was kewl about it was the last three letters on the license plate were HLK,
To each new car,
I took the license plate.
And over the years,
It became incredibly,
Probably not legal in the end,
I’m fairly certain of it.
I have a bunch of cop/deputy/trooper friends,
So I asked several of them if I could get a ticket for having a faded license plate,
The response almost unanimously was:
“Could you? Yes, you could. Though it’s far more likely I’d be giving you another speeding ticket and a warning on the license plate. Though for what it’s worth … consider yourself warned on the license plate. 🙂“
I wouldn’t blame them if they did give me a ticket though,
The plate was in sad shape,
And I was faced this time trying to decide what to do,
When it came to licensing the new AmyMobile.
I had just paid the plate fees a few months back on the HLK plate,
So it made some financial sense to transfer the plate over to the new AmyMobile.
And from what I was told,
All I had to do was ask for a new plate,
And they’d give me a replacement plate at that time,
One that could be read and was actually useful.
But I didn’t want to turn the old plate back …
I sorta wanted to be able to keep it,
It was one of the few things of Joe that I hadn’t yet tossed.
I didn’t want to get into the whole confusion thing about how that plate was in Joe’s name,
And I want to transfer it to a car in my name.
Not to mention,
Timing wise I had a bit of an overlap,
As I was acquiring the new AmyMobile before turning back the Grand Amy,
And I wanted to start driving the new AmyMobile right away,
Considering I was so many miles over on the Grand Amy.
But I couldn’t do that until I returned the Grand Amy since I still needed plates on the Grand Amy to drive it to the dealership.
I checked with the Secretary of State and they said I could purchase a temporary plate for like $15 or so,
Which could solve that problem,
And I was considering that.
With the HLK plate,
All my other cars had something special about them,
At least in my mind,
And I wanted the new AmyMobile to have something special about her plate as well,
Which wasn’t going to be the case if I just got a randomly assigned new plate.
A vanity plate could solve the delimma,
But I’m not into vanity plates because they are,
Well … vain.
If I got a vanity plate that didn’t look like a vanity plate,
Just like a normal plate,
‘Cept there could be a special meaning to me,
Then the problem would be solved, and …
All would be kewl.
Well done Amy-wan ! 🙂
So that’s what I decided to do.
My first thought was to get the HLK numbers on a vanity plate,
That’d be nutty.
But then I figured it’d create that same confusion problem with the old plate being in Joe’s name,
And me trying to get a new plate with Joe’s old number.
Not to mention,
That was Joe’s plate,
I needed a new plate,
With my own special digits ! 🙂
So as I was waiting for my number to be called,
I created an incredibly simple,
Da Amy Kode,
For my new license plate.
It’s a total of 5 digits,
Not necessarily read as five numbers.
It totally personalizes the AmyMobile,
Though doesn’t present vain.
When you get the answer,
You’ll have to agree …
It’s Amy. 🙂
Take a guess if you’re up for it,
Otherwise I’ll share the digits wth ya later !!! 🙂
(Though those of you that I’ve already told the answer, don’t play. That wouldn’t be fair.)
Mwah removing the license plate from the Grand Amy.
And Mwah putting the new license plate on the Grand Pricks.