Tuesday, April 19, 2005


What does that mean? URTHEIS. I saw it on a license plate this morning. Even now, a cup of coffee later, I don’t get it. I like personalized plates that I can understand… and if I can’t understand it I like some directions nearby. Really, it’s about the only time I truly appreciate bumper stickers. UROLGST accompanied by a bumper sticker that says “Peeing is Fun.”

Help me out here people…. What is URTHEIS?


LadyBug said...

Oooh, I HATE it when I can't figure one out.

I don't know, maybe...

"You are the eyes?"

(It doesn't really make sense, but it's the only thing I could come up with, except for "earthy eyes" or "you are the is", which makes NO sense.)

Homestead said...

I was going with "Urt, he is" because, well, one of my son's many personalities is "Urt." Urt likes to play in the dirt & grunt. But then I realized this complete stranger probably did not know the many nicknames of Sweet Boy....

LadyBug said...

How 'bout "You art, he is"

Aw, hell. This is DRIVING ME CRAZY.

I wonder sometimes if there are a few people who get crazy, nonsensical license plates, just to confuse the rest of us. It's like some sick, twisted little game for them.

Of course, I could be paranoid.

Homestead said...

Someone wise once said, "Just because you aren't paranoid doesn't mean they aren't out to get you."

Susie said...

I'm thinking U R the IS. Might be some variation of "you are the (sh)izz. But without the s-h. Yea, that's it. It's a compliment, directed at you, personally.

Hmmm, or like I am that I am..
I am the am, and
U R the is. Very existentialist.

Clearly, I am clueless. (CLULS)

Mamaramma said...

I don't know, but it makes me think of urethra (sp?), and I wouldn't want that on my license plate!

SierraBella said...

Beats me!
your theist ?
A member of the clergy who didn't realize there was no room for that final t?
Now my head hurts!

Anonymous said...

I love it! That's my frineds vehicle (Jeep Cherokee, right?) It stands for Your the eyes, a grateful dead song.

Homestead said...


So I guess technically LadyBug figured it out first.... too bad there wasn't a prize.

Many thanks to "anonymous" for letting me in on the joke.... oh, and tell your friend to at least put a dead head sticker on there somewhere to give me a clue next time....

Greenthumb said...

How funny ...I was going to say U R the EYES, but I had no frame of reference for the DEAD. Snow gone yet?

Anonymous said...

from Anonymous II, tipped off to your discourse from aforeposted (is that a word?) Anonymous I.

It is truly heart warming to know that the goal of my license plate selection is being reached on a daily basis.

I wanted something that was a part of me but i didnt want it easily figured out. So, I guess its working.

p.s. dead head stickers on cars are easily the #1 reason for police harassment, so, uh... no thanks, i'll remain... yours... truly.....

anonymous II
proud owner of URTHEIS

"Sometimes we live no particular way but our own,
And sometimes we visit your country and live in your home,
Sometimes we ride on your horses, sometimes we walk alone,
Sometimes the songs that we hear are just songs of our own.

Wake up to find out that you are the eyes of the world"

LadyBug said...

Can I just say? I am so very proud that I actually figured that one out.

PROUD, dammit.

Susie said...

I am ashamed. I am married to a Deadhead. I'm not ashamed of being married to a Deadhead. I am ashamed that as the wife of a Deadhead, I didn't get that. I should've asked him.