Saturday, April 07, 2007

The license plate game

Just for fun. Do you remember taking a long drive with your parents and trying to "collect" license plates from the different states as the trip progressed? The idea was to see how many different states' licenses you could see.

I want to do the same here. From my StatCounter program, I can look at the most recent 100 visits to this blog and see which state they came from. But, I miss a lot of them because I can't be checking every hour for the latest group of 100.

So, I'm going to the start the list of "licenses" that I have seen. If you are reading this, and you are from a state that isn't yet listed, post a comment and tell us which state, and I will add to the list. It will be fun to see how long it takes to get all 50 states, plus DC. (Note to Cambridge and Northhampton residents: You do not live in separate states. Nor sovereign nations. You might live in separate worlds, but you are still part of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts!)

We will also play this game for the provinces and territories of Canada, following the list of US states. Ditto for the states and capital territories of India, following Canada and the US. And, also, Australia. And, finally, in honor of my home town, the boroughs of New York City!

Here's the list of US States so far:
Alabama, Alaska, Arizona, Arkansas, California, Colorado, Connecticut, Delaware, District of Columbia, Florida, Georgia, Hawaii, Idaho, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan, Minnesota, Mississippi, Missouri, Montana, Nebraska, Nevada, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New Mexico, New York, North Carolina, North Dakota, Ohio, Oklahoma, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, South Carolina, South Dakota, Tennessee, Texas, Utah, Vermont, Virginia, Washington, West Virginia, Wisconsin, Wyoming (All 51, as of May 4!))

Canada
Alberta, British Columbia, Nova Scotia, Ontario, Newfoundland and Labrador, Quebec, Saskatchewan (still missing Manitoba, New Brunswick, PEI, Yukon, Northwest Territories, Nunavut)

India
Andhra Pradesh, Gujarat, National Capital Territory of Delhi, Jammu and Kashmir, Karnataka, Kerala, Maharashtra, Orissa, Tamil Nadu, West Bengal

Australia
Australian Capital Territory, New South Wales, Queensland, Northern Territory, South Australia, Tasmania, Victoria, Western Australia

New York City
Brooklyn, Manhattan, The Bronx, Queens (missing Staten Island)

26 comments:

Anonymous said...

Please add the Golden State of California to the list.

Paul Levy said...

Done!

Dr. Eytan RAZ said...
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Paul Levy said...

I already did that below, at http://runningahospital.blogspot.com/2007/03/welcome-world.html.

Although several people in Boston consider the North End section to be part of Italy, I don't think it counts as a one of the 50 states, for purposes of this post . . .

Paul Levy said...

And, happy Passover. There are some wonderful recipes for Italian charoset. See my Panamian version below.

rjcox01 said...

Please show that the great state of Georgia is present too.

steve, UK said...

read this from th
e United Kingdom

Paul Levy said...

Georgia is on. Thanks!
I have listed England and Scotland separately on the post below. No offense, but I am a traditionalist on that one!

Anonymous said...

Missouri here.

Paul Levy said...

Thanks!

BEN said...

I am reading from North Carolina.

Hedgehog Librarian said...

Cheers from Iowa

Paul Levy said...

Thanks to you both.

Anonymous said...

Greetings from Delaware, home of tax-free shopping (at least that's what the road signs say as you enter the state).

Anonymous said...

Representing the beautiful northwest ..please add Washington to the list.
Thanks
LMJ

Edna said...

I'm a Utahn!

Paul Levy said...

Thanks to all three of you. We are making very good progress!

When we get all 51, we are allowed to stop driving and get some ice cream . . .

Anonymous said...

Sin City here.

Anonymous said...

Anybody from Africa?

Ian said...

You have a reader in Argentina.

Paul Levy said...

I think Sin City was near Seattle, so we are covered. Or did you have another one in mind.

I'll mention Argentina in the posting below.

Paul Levy said...

and, yes, we have visitors from Africa. See the post below.

Monique said...

please include my hoemtown-Sunnyside, Queens--NYC

Anonymous said...

Sin City meaning Las Vegas, NV but it looks like that is covered. Great blog!

Anonymous said...

Kansas here. Enjoying the blog.

Anonymous said...

And waiting patiently for summer to arrive in Anchorage Alaska! You're getting close. Enjoy your blog.