March 2nd, 2012

Alien Elvis

Reflective license plates

When renewing my tabs, the state Department of Licensing required that I purchase new license plates. My old ones are over seven years old, which meant that the reflective coating has worn off, according to them. So new ones (costing $20) it is!

I thought of a way to extend the life of these new plates though! I could add glitter to make them even more reflective!

Oddly enough, I have some leftover blue glitter that almost exactly matches the hue of the blue lettering on my plates.

crossposted from King Rat.


I Win Con or Bust - 2012

One of my favorite charity efforts is Con Or Bust, which, in association with the Carl Brandon Society, sends fans of color to science fiction conventions. I love it for its single-minded-ness as well as the fact that I think it's a worthy goal to diversify science fiction. The effort is funded through donations and t-shirt sales, but most of the money comes through an annual auction held on their LiveJournal community. People donate all sorts of things for the auction, but there are usually quite a number of books. This year's auction ended on Sunday. I bid on a number of items and ended up winning a bunch of books.

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The auction is still over but they are still selling t-shirts and taking donations. I picked up one of the shirts at WisCon last year. Nearly every time I wear it someone strikes up a conversation with me over what it means. It's a great conversation starter.

Con Or Bust shirt (red)

Cross-posted from Read Irresponsibly.