geeky academic bumper sticker
I parked next to a old Volvo station wagon yesterday, in the shopping center that houses my Whole Foods/Starbucks/Cost Cutters/Una Mas (among other things). Bumper stickers abound, and they tend to be a hoot (and very liberal). This particular Volvo had a sticker that said "I ♥ Steinbeck." It was dark out, and I thought "that can't possibly say that," not because it's outside the realm of possibility that someone would ♥ Steinbeck, but because it struck me as a hilariously geeky academic bumper sticker; I peered at it and saw that it did indeed say "I ♥ Steinbeck." Other stickers included "Keep Santa Cruz Weird" (a sticker to support Santa Cruz street performers), but still....I wanted to stick around to see who owned the car, to make this story better, but alas I did not.