Wednesday, April 08, 2015

It's your life. Enjoy it any which way you want.

"You blogged twice today. On shit and on education" the friend commented.

"Shit and education. Aren't they synonyms?" I replied.

Yep, that is the level of my humor!  But, hey, it's my life. I enjoy it my own way.

Different strokes for different folks.

This morning, I was on my way to work.  As always along the back roads.  A gorgeous spring morning it was.  A pleasant 49 with the sun trying to break through the clouds.

I stopped at an intersection as the light turned red.  A white car slowly eased past me into the left-turn lane.  I am not a car maniac, but I know enough to recognize some big names.  This was one of the biggest names of all: a Bentley.  Yep, a Bentley. In the back roads, outside of Eugene, Oregon!

The car had a canvas top, which made me wonder whether that was a convertible.  Imagine that--a Bentley convertible in the back roads outside of Eugene!

It looked like this car:


Of course when ordinary cars have customized licence plates, you think this Bentley would not carry one?  It said it all: 4NJOYN.

Get it?  For Enjoying.

Meanwhile, I derive my enjoyment from quipping that shit and education are synonymous.  No wonder I don't own a Bentley! ;)

This being a big-data world, I wondered if I might even be able to get information on who owns that Bentley.

The Oregon DMV has an answer to my question:
If I give you a license plate number can you tell me who owns the vehicle? No, personal information in motor vehicle records is protected and only released to qualified entities under Oregon's Record Privacy Law (ORS 802.175-802.191). These are generally agencies and businesses such as law enforcement agencies, government agencies, insurance companies, and attorneys. Personal information is name, address, telephone number and driver license, permit or identification number.
The ever curious mind wondered ... what can Google tell me?

Well, maybe somethings are better left mysterious.  At least, according to this writer with an awful sense of humor and who drives a dull and boring vehicle!

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