Well, the next time I drive to work it'll be 2003, so that means I'll no longer have the nice parking spot that I won in last year's charity auction. Doh!

I bid again this year but gave up when the price when over $500. It's for a good cause and all, but that was more than I wanted to part with. I guess I got a better price than I thought last year--only $305! Something tells me that I'll never be so lukcy again.

(In case you're wondering, I do have California plates on my car now. It's just that I took that picture back in the Spring before I was properly "motivated" to register my vehicle. Long story.)

Posted by jzawodn at December 30, 2002 06:12 PM

Reader Comments
# Derek said:

Do you get to choose what's painted in the spot?

I'd've paid $500 to be able to have "Asshole Yahoo's Parking Spot" painted there and put the Miata in there. (for non-Yahoo readers, I was sorely tempted to put that on my business card at one point in time, because it seemed I was the resident asshole *grin*)

on December 30, 2002 06:40 PM
# kasia said:

That's a big parking space..

on December 30, 2002 06:44 PM
# Derek said:

That's actually the point. The entire parking lot - brand new mind you - was painted in such a way that even my teeny tiny Miata got dinged by neighboring cars all the fscking time. The only way to not get dinged was to be Asshole Driver (which I finally did, taking up two parking spots) or to pay ludicrous amounts in charity auctions to get reserved spot(s).

on December 30, 2002 06:47 PM
# Dan de Isaacs said:

Hmm. Your plates remind me that I should probably get my NC DL soon. I've only been living here for 2 years now.

on December 30, 2002 07:45 PM
# Jeremy Zawodny said:

Yes, you can pick what you wanted painted on the spot.

on December 30, 2002 08:00 PM
# Blaine Hilton said:

Don't you love the designers? They design something, in this case a parking lot and then they go on to the next project. They never do park in their parking lot.....

on December 30, 2002 08:00 PM
# Jeremy Zawodny said:


Derek was the resident asshole. We still refer to him now and then. :-)

on December 30, 2002 08:05 PM
# Eric said:

I spy Ohio plates on that car, Jeremy! The reason I'm commenting is, I just moved out to the Bay Area from Ohio recently and haven't yet registered my wheels... What're the rules? How long do we have before we have to declare ourselves? What's the registration process like? If it's anything like Ohio's, it involves lots of line-standing at the nearest DMV, lots of long form-filling, and interaction with a staff that knows little about the process... ;)


on March 31, 2003 11:25 PM
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