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Thank you, Mr. Bow Tie Guy

Bow Tie CarToday I happily took my son along with me to the comic book store to pick up the second issue of Jeff Lemire’s great new mini-series, Trillium. While I was helping little man out of his car seat, I couldn’t help but notice a smartly dressed man leaving the store, who happened to be looking our way and smiling. Of course, I thought to myself, “That’s right, my son and I ARE totally cute going to the comic book store together! And then we’re going to Wendy’s for Frostys!” A second glance, however, revealed that he was actually just admiring my front plate, because he too, was donning a sweet bow tie of his own. Even better!

After driving around for nearly six months since my car’s makeover, this genuine, unsolicited nod of approval just made my day. So, thank you, Mr. Bow Tie guy. Keep being cool.

Frosty time!

Frosty time!


Introducing…Simon and his Red Bow Tie

Poll: My Car’s New Look – You Decide!

Honda front

Last spring, while en route to a gaming event, my Honda Civic was rear-ended by another driver. Fortunately,  no one was seriously injured, and insurance covered just about all of the damages, except for my Honda front plate logo that I had just purchased. Rather than replace it with the an identical plate, I viewed this as an opportunity to find an even better license plate that would capture the character of my car. I searched and searched and still couldn’t find the perfect plate, so I decided to wait and try find something at the New York Comic Con, but that too was a bust. Now, several months later, I still have yet to decide on a new front plate. My car is running around naked, and that is where you come in. Since I can’t decide on my own, I’m going to crowd-source the decision.

I sat down for one last web search and narrowed it down to four potential winners. Below are the plates that are in the running. Follow the link to see the actual image. Voting will end next Sunday night. Thanks for your help!!!!

A Peacock. Perhaps not a very masculine choice, but I once had a profound encounter with a peacock.

Peacock and I

A Red Bow Tie. I named my car Simon, and if it were a person, a bow tie would suit him perfectly.

A Sailfish. Majestic, yet kitschy.

A Clipper Ship. I know, another sea theme….but I like nautical motifs, and I couldn’t find a decent Aquaman plate.


The fate of my car is on your hands, internet. Will it be a peacock, a bow tie, a sailfish, or a clipper ship? Vote well.