License plates

Since the middle of summer, I’ve been playing the License Plate Game: try to spot a license plate from every state in the U.S. by the end of the year. Greg and Virgil have been doing this for several years, using their Palms to keep track of their progress, and I decided to give it a try. I think I’ve done pretty well, considering that I started playing after half the year was already gone. But on the last day of the year, I’m still two states short — I haven’t seen Idaho or South Dakota. Unless a double miracle occurs in the next six hours or so, I’m not going to complete my 2003 checklist.
So I’ll start over with a new checklist tomorrow morning. I just wish I hadn’t seen an Alaska plate yesterday on my way to work. Argh! I’ll need that one tomorrow, but right now it’s useless. (I actually saw plates for Idaho and South Dakota a few days ago, but they were expired plates for sale in a truck stop. The rules of the game state that the plate has to be attached to a vehicle. So those were equally useless.)