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Tuesday, December 05, 2006

NH: Kind of a Fraud

Nope, I didn't win any prizes. Not even the turkey painting. Which is too bad, really, because I have the perfect place for it right over my bed. Whatevs, maybe I can score that one of Viggo the Carpathian- that would totally set the mood for romance in the bedroom.

Eww. I just grossed myself out a little.

Anyway, I was just looking at my last post and it got me thinking about good ol' New Hampshire and our state motto, "Live Free Or Die". Then I thought about how this afternoon I have to sneak back into my town under the cover of dark because as of last Sunday my car is officially not registered and not inspected. Of course, I'm going there specifically to register it, but try telling that to the cop that pulls you over. That'd probably be the most excitement they had all day, getting to impound my poor little Civic. But I digress. What I was thinking was, if NH's motto is true shouldn't I be able to live registration free? Inspection free? Shouldn't I be free of paying town and state fees every year? I mean, I don't want to die, so living free is really my only alternative, right? Why am I not living free?!

Phew. I got a little carried away right there. The thought of spending over $300 every year on vehicle registration fees at Christmastime really gets me going. I guess I shouldn't complain too much- I'm getting some snow tires out of the deal. And probably a Mom-cooked dinner. Seriously though, New Hampshire, you're not free at all. In fact, you're really kind of a liar. You better step your game up or Massachusetts is going to steal all your hicks and make them metro. Just sayin'.


Anonymous megan rocks hardcore!

Vacationland. enough said.

11:39 AM

Blogger Kirsten rocks hardcore!

have you ever seen this

"Vermont is New England. In New Hampshire, even in the Old Man of the Mountains wants out."

12:04 PM

Blogger NancyPearlWannabe rocks hardcore!

Oh, Maine. I almost forgot you were Vacationland. It's so true- whenever I think "Maine" I think "Vacation!!!!!!!!!"

And also, "Lobsters!!!!!!"

12:05 PM

Blogger Kirsten rocks hardcore!

grrr, this:

12:05 PM

Blogger NancyPearlWannabe rocks hardcore!

Aww, K, that article was harsh.

"Granite State natives are a mentally-challenged lot of easily confused white people who think buildings with elevators qualify as tourist attractions and spend enormous amounts of money in tattoo parlors or gun stores."

I would say it's true, but it's only a very small portion of people that are like that. I swear.

12:09 PM

Blogger Noelle rocks hardcore!

I always loved the severity of "Live Free or Die." Up in NH, they don't eff around. But is it leagally binding?

1:17 PM

Anonymous megan rocks hardcore!

I think southern NH and northern NH should be different states. Different flags, different mottos, the whole shabang. the Dakotas did it...

1:23 PM

Blogger NancyPearlWannabe rocks hardcore!

North New Hampshire and South New Hampshire! It would totally work.

Noelle: that's right, we don't eff around. Living in NH is serious business. As to whether or not it's legally binding... well, that can always be tested. Maybe I'll just never register my car.

1:54 PM

Anonymous Micah rocks hardcore!

Are you being serious about $300 registration fees? I just re-registered my vehicular....$52! Crazy east coasters!

1:41 AM

Blogger NancyPearlWannabe rocks hardcore!

Micah: $300 would have been cheap. It actually cost me $358, and then another $50 to inspect it. Yay, tax free NH!

4:07 PM


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