Category Archives: Smart Car



I was just thinking about my BCHVEG license plates yesterday… wondering if they would EVER arrive since the DMV cashed my (second) check on November 7th.  Well…. when I checked my mail today, there they were, all shiny & beautiful.  I took them down to Sofi (my Smart Car) & put them on immediately!  See…


I guess I need to get serious about this blog now, since I am officially the Beach Veg*n.  So you tell me… what would you like to see here?  My Recipes?  Recipes I’ve tried? South Bay restaurant reviews?  Surviving in a non-Veg*n world?  Regular weekly features?  I’ll be coming up with a plan this week, so keep your eyes here & on my Twitter page @BeachVeg!




Today I got some great news!  My BCHVEG plate request has been APPROVED.  Thanks A. Correra!

I received a letter stating that my plate request was approved, and asking me to submit another application to complete the process.

See kids, persistence pays, as does asking nicely.  Remember that!

Now, everyone go out & get a California ARTSPL8… well, everyone in California that is!

Is eating plants offensive …or is it the living at the beach part?


Beach Vegan

In August, when I renewed the registration for my Smart Car, I also decided to apply for a personalized plate.  The configuration I chose: BCHVEG.  Celebrating my lifestyle as a vegan living beach life to it’s fullest!  In fact, my decision to get this plate inspired me to start this blog.  Alas, today I received a rejection letter from the California DMV, stating that my choice of letters is offensive.  OFFENSIVE?  What could be offensive about a herbivore who loves listening to the sound of the crashing waves?  Nothing, that’s what.  Now while I realize that the letters could be misinterpreted to mean something else, dirty minds will do that to any set of letters.  I thought long & hard about the right message for my Smartie, and BCHVEG was it (plus, I had already registered the domain name & the Twitter account to go with it!)  I wasn’t about to accept defeat so easily, so I wrote a nice letter to A. Correra, the manager for the Special Processing Unit for California personalized plates.  The letter explains my reasons for wanting the BCHVEG plates, and the importance of allowing me to display my message.

Fingers crossed, we’ll see if kindness works best…