She's Met My Hero It's a bit of a back-story but the vanity plate wasn't my original plate. After about a year of driving I realized I wanted to upgrade to something EV-related and went back-and-forth over choices. I was going to do "4Q OPEC" but then an opportunity came up to do a presentation with students and I didn't think the plate would send the right message. More internal debate and it was about tax time and H&R Block's $9.99 commercial was getting a lot of airplay and NINE started to resonate with me. I immediately went to Kurt Vonnegut's ICE NINE, with ICE having the dual EV meaning but it was already taken. Then I thought of the german word and realized the even closer link with EV's in the form I settled on and it was a done deal. Vonnegut was a seminal author in my youth so I was glad to be able to take Evie to the Kurt Vonnegut Memorial Library in Indianapolis to snap this picture. Nice place inside; the staff took a minute to realize the connection and asked for a picture as well. He was a remarkable man with a remarkable story. Just wanted to share the occasion.