March License Plate Report

Eek! I knew yesterday was the first of a new month — I even paid my rent on time! — but it wasn’t till today that it dawned on me that I hadn’t issued a license plate report for the month just passed. I’m drowning in work, I’ve been running around too much, but the real reason is that I’m in total denial about April’s arrival because once April arrives the days of tax procrastination are numbered, even to a chronic tax procrastinator like me.

Gulp. March is gone. It was a pretty good month for license-plate spotting, though I’m still wondering where the hell Ohio is: Indiana, Nevada, Texas, Pennsylvania, and Arizona are now accounted for. Here’s what the map looked like at midnight, March 31:

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About Susanna J. Sturgis

Susanna edits for a living, writes to survive, and has two blogs going on WordPress. "From the Seasonally Occupied Territories" is about being a year-round resident of Martha's Vineyard. "Write Through It" is about writing, editing, and how to keep going.
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7 Responses to March License Plate Report

  1. Hal Davis says:

    The ones that aren’t Alberta and Manitoba.

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    • Don’t forget Saskatchewan!

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      • Hal Davis says:

        That’s inbetween the other two, and doesn’t move. But Alb. and Man. are my Canadian equivs of N.M. and Ariz.

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      • Aha. I used to mix up Alberta and Saskatchewan.

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      • Hal Davis says:

        ==I used to mix up Alberta and Saskatchewan.==

        That’s just crazy.

        The other day, without benefit of map, Liz and I were trying mentally place Wyoming, Colorado, Utah and other squarish and rectangular states. Once I glanced at your license plate map, it all fell into place — except for Ariz, and N.M., of course.

        Don’t fret too much. That’s a frequent NYTimes correction.

        And when they’re not transposing the states,

        ==Correction: May 15, 2010
        A map on Wednesday with an article about contrasting immigration policies in New Mexico and Arizona misidentified the capital of New Mexico. As a listing of state facts with the map correctly noted, the capital is Santa Fe — not Albuquerque, which is about 60 miles southwest of Santa Fe.==

        http://www.nytimes.com/2010/05/12/us/12newmexico.html?_r=1&pagewanted=all

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  2. susan robinson says:

    Probably what you and Travvy should do is put your laptop in your car and you four tour the states (like NEW MEXICO) that you haven’t gotten license plates for yet, and get them once and for all and not have to wonder all year. You could do your editing from the road. Great idea? All four of you would get a real upfront lesson in geography.

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