Life: November 2007 Archives

Beware of Colors

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I just went out on the front porch to change some light bulbs, and Sophia looked out the front door and said, "Careful, Daddy! It's dark outside!" After the first part, I was expecting some lecture on how it's dangerous to touch light bulbs or to stand on a chair, but she was concerned about the lack of light (which was what I was out there to remedy).

A minute or so later, as I was screwing the cover back on, she looked out again and said, "Careful, Daddy! It's cold and dark and yellow and red outside. And it's green outside too!" Maybe we should put a sign up warning people about the dangerous colors lurking about outside our house.

October License Plates

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I never run out of things to blog about, but most of the things I want to blog about take more time than I have. So it's nice when I get an idea to blog about something stupid that takes very little time. All I have to do is keep track of which license plates I've seen during each month, and I get an easy post at the beginning of each month listing the license plates I saw the previous month. Maybe after a bunch of them, if I keep it up, I can actually do some statistics of what I tend to see.

So here are all the license plates I noticed during the month of October:

California (for some reason there are lots of these around Syracuse; I see a few every day; this wasn't true until this semester), Connecticut, Florida, Georgia, Illinois (another common one in our neighborhood), Indiana, Louisiana, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New Mexico, New York, North Carolina, North Dakota (which I may never have seen before), Ohio, Oklahoma, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, South Carolina, Texas, Utah (not all that common around here, but at least two are in our general neighborhood), Virginia, Vermont, Washington (palso retty rare around here), West Virginia (also rare for me), District of Columbia (this is one I hardly ever see), Ontario

I saw one European-style plates also, but I have no idea what it was. It was on the front of a car with a U.S. state plate on the back, so it probably shouldn't count anyway.

This is without doing any serious traveling during October. When we travel, we usually see a lot more states and at least one other Canadian province. I expect December to be high. I've already got eleven for November, though, so it's off to a good start.



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