Thursday, June 16, 2011


Lately, it has been bugging me that I don't have any bumper stickers on my car.  I'm sure there are people who think they are ugly and tactless and gaudy and impossible to get off- but I just love them!  It's like introducing yourself to people in traffic. Anytime people invest money to put extra things onto their vehicles it defines that person... through their car. 
For instance, someone has a bike rack and a luggage rack and some Teton bumper stickers (or Colorado plates) you can guess that person enjoys the outdoors and probably eats granola and shops at Whole Foods.  They probably name their children Apple and Virtue.  They are just salt of the Earth people. 
Then you can take seeing a teal Chevy Cavalier with extremely tinted windows and blinging rims and a killer bass system and a big pastel pink Playboy Bunny vinyl on the back window.  You would draw conclusions from that too.
And Vanity plates!  I love vanity plates.  I like trying to figure out what the really crypted ones say.  Sometimes I can't figure it out before the light turns green so I hurry and write it down to work on later.  I keep a sharpie in the cup holder.
All my car says about me is... she has her license.  Lame dash O.  I keep thinking what would I put on my bumper?  Something Harry Potter I think.  Maybe.  That's a little childish I guess.  I'm not into the family stick people.  My family isn't that big.  I'm from Pittsburgh-but I'm not huge on the Steelers.  It's really a difficult decision.  Maybe that's why I haven't made the leap yet.  But I am on the look out.


Chris loves Julia said...

Now that I have seen (and understand) Harry Potter, I would LOVE to see a bumper sticker with a reference because I would feel cool--I know what that means now! Instead of rolling my eyes. I used to roll my eyes about EVERYTHING Harry Potter. There was a time when I wanted to buy a really old car and cover the whole thing in bumper stickers. I must have been a teenager because that makes me cringe now. I think that whatever you choose, it should not snub anyone. Because that wouldn't make a very good first traffic impression. AND it should be funny and intellectual like you. And as a republican, I would NOT vote for Voldemort.

Patty said...

Julie- I would not vote for Voldemort either. We are not Death Eaters. AND! I still encourage you to read the books.... please read that comment in a non-snubby way.

Kar said...

Hahahaha!!! I've often wanted to get a bumper sticker, but then worry that I'd think it was dumb later on and wouldn't be able to get it off. I did "bumper stickers" on facebook for awhile, but I don't even know if they have that application anymore. It satisfied my bumper sticker needs for awhile. Maybe I'll get you a cool one in China. And who even knows what it will say.

Emily Empey said...

I vote you totally do "the ass family" one! Hahaha!!

Anonymous said...

LOL I've never wanted to put a bumper sticker on my car, but I like reading other peoples stickers.