Monthly Archive for December, 2005
For the love of pho / We scour S.F.’s Little Saigon to find the best Vietnamese beef noodle soup – Reading this article is a lot more effective than just wandering around the Tenderloin trying to pick a Pho joint after Google Local SMS suggests “Pesticide Action Network North” in response to “vietnamese, san francisco, ca.”(0)
Whether it’s because people in the bay area think they’re even more clever than their neighbors or because there’s just more disposable income floating around, the fact of the matter is there are a lot of vanity plates to be seen in these parts. (Or maybe it’s just the fact that I spend 17 days a year in my car commuting.) I believe I’ve finally seen enough plates to declare the worst vanity plate I’ve ever seen:
I was driving north on 19th and had just passed Noriega when it happened: A giant black Range Rover cut in front of me without signalling. But before I even had a chance to get very upset about the fact that my view of (anything) had been obstructed, I saw its license plate: ERRANDS. “Are you kidding me?” The thing is, now that I think about it, I think they actually meant it. I don’t believe anyone who could afford that gas guzzling waste of space (much less anyone who actually lives in the bay area and yet still bought that thing) could have saved up enough irony over the course of their entire life to select that plate ironically.
That said, today I encountered a runner up: A BMW 3-series whose plate read MMMONEY.