Just About The Coolest License Plate-Based Coincidence Ever

So the plates came this week for our Ford Escape, and as “NML” lovers we were pleasantly surprised by the serendipitous combination of its three letters, obviously requiring it be paired with an appropriately-themed frame, which we picked up at Pep Boys on the way back from Costco and I installed this afternoon, like so:

While technically we have a menagerie of nine animals, it is the six furry ones with which we most often interact. The only thing that would have made the absolute randomness of this not-personalized personalized plate more mind-blowing is if we had received the one made 49 prior this one. The 840 would’ve matched our house number.

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Will Campbell arrived in town via the maternity ward at Good Sam Hospital way back in OneNineSixFour and has never stopped calling Los Angeles home. Presently he lives in Silver Lake with his wife Susan, their cat Rocky, dogs Terra and Hazel, and a red-eared slider turtle named Mater. Blogging since 2001, Will's web endeavors extend back to 1995 with laonstage.com, a comprehensive theater site that was well received but ever-short on capital (or a business model). The pinnacle of his online success (which speaks volumes) arrived in 1997, when much to his surprise, a hobby site he'd built called VisuaL.A. was named "best website" in Los Angeles magazine's annual "Best of L.A." issue. He enjoys experiencing (and writing about) pretty much anything creative, explorational and/or adventurous, loves his ebike, is a better tennis player than he is horr golfer, and a lover of all creatures great and small -- emphasis on "all."