Somewhere in Rhode Island

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GREETINGS!! This great page includes a slew of useful, yet perhaps trivial, information relating to the ever-growing city of Providence and it's surrounding area (Rhode Island). Relish the links and pictures that will hopefully give you a bit of insight about the state and its charm. 'Tis Summer is unusually cool, 70's all week for highs!

State of Rhode Island General Laws

Click for Providence, Rhode Island Forecast

Special Events:

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WaterFire, a marvelous success here in Rhode Island. Be sure to check the website in the Spring of 2000 for a new schedule. As a volunteer for WaterFire, I suggest that you make an effort to come and enjoy the sights and smells of the fire, not the water--oh, and don't throw your trash in the river, it needs all the help it can get!

Check out Providence's Fleet Skating Center in Kennedy Plaza, 'tis quite nice! Two Mr. Potato Heads have sprouted there.

Rhode Island is sprouting Potato spuds everywhere. Many are in Providence, some in Warwick and Newport and a bunch scattered elsewhere. One should have the name Spuddy Ciance. Click Here to see my new Potato page. My Potato Page gives detailed directions to see every potato!

The Marvels of Chowing Down in RI

Please think of me as your food connoisseur for the duration of your journey through my thoughts on some fine Rhode Island eateries. Sorry, but I have moved this section temporarily to the Eats page.

Click on this link and you'll be magically transported to my Eats page.

Gotta See It to Believe It

Each month, I will include a list of vanity Rhode Island license plates that my brother or I see on the road. Recently, I have noticed there is a surge of Rhode Islanders splurging for these customized plates. We only have 6 available spaces on our license plates, but people are using them wisely (well, not everyone) and for $120 per 2 years, it provides them with extra attention that they normally wouldn't get with their car. Massachusetts folk are also starting to get on the bandwagon with this new trend.

Fall and Early Winter 1999:
TRASHE, WANABE (WA), LEAPER, EIRE, SMARSH, FOOTS, MORONY, ICI, TAFFY, MARKA, COSIMO, NAVI, ROLLIN, HOTS, GUITAR, WHYME, TEDIBR, TRIMS, LIFTWT, BUYUSA, JORGE, SHCOVE, PANIC, SHORTI, MATTED, CRPOOL, QTICKL, CELTCS, JIMMY, JOEJOE, CALVIN, LSCAPE, PRADOS, BRIE, LRYBRD, WESSON, EYE, NILES, FULLER, HOUSES, DECIBL, BRANDS, FRISKY, HOTTOP, COACH, NOFEAR, ICEDAD, OUTATIME (NY), SWEDEN, SISTA, CHAUFR, LEAKS, HSPRIT, TONKA, TONER, BODY, ZOE, PASSAT, MSTURF, MISSRI, AOK, SMILIE, FORMS, INSECT, SCROLL, SAMSKY, LUVGUN, BZYMOM, CHIEF, FLUFFY, GOLDY, RESUME, DAZZL, BOOT, GLDGRL, AMAZIN, FREEDOM, AVANTE, SUPERW, HOMRUN, XPORTS, BUMPIN

Plates seen during the Summer of 1999:
CRAZY, SURF, THEDUF, DMITRI, CARMEL, COSMO, PUPTUB, RINGS, DOLCEV, DOORS, LETGO, GUSTER, ESPRSO, LEAPER, QTFACE, SHORE, BREWED, VERDE, TANTO, CHIPSZ, BIGRED, ABLADE, TRAFIK, STONEY, WARPNT, ATWOOD, NOSFED
JONNY Z
(CT), BLUBUG(Mass)
HOTLPS, CREST, BASKIN, LINUS, WINDY, TAPPIN, ROSIE, ROSIES, BRONZE, FOOL, BUCKS, THUMPA, MODELS, RITAR, BOMBS, CHOWDA, RIVERS, PEA, BAHBAH, APPLES, TOWN, PAPPY, SUNOCO, CARS, SAILNG, WPOOH, FRAT, MOVIE, KAOS, SURF RI(this one had a space between the words, perhaps the inmate who printed it liked it), UNCLE, PHONE, ISEEU, COFFEE, NYYANK, BEAR, MADMAN, SURFRN, SURFUP, WARGYM, GRAMMA, ELITE, LILSIS, SKIPPA, MSSPAZ, WIRES, BASEBL, CUSTER, TYPE, LUBDUB; ISAWYA and LILKIM (Mass.)
FLEX (I wonder if he meant the shampoo?? Ha), PORKE (on a RI motorcycle), PSALMS, MGADTH, LZEP, NIKE, HEINZ, CLASIC, BETHEL, PROMAX, GOBC, DOVE, JOKING, FACES, THEANO, NORM, PRMIER, MSZIPP, SCRMBL, DITTO, OHWEE, CARBON, NOPAIN, JEWEL, MRTNT, VEAL, JOCOOL, BACK, BURTON, CHENZ, LECLAN, ARTFLO

NEWBUG, TRUBLE, & ALLOYS (Mass.)


Here's a puzzler: NOTRMP. What does this one mean?? No Tramp, perhaps?

Some classics: PLAYA (this could either mean "beach" in Spanish or that the guy who owns it is a "player"), UNWIND, GOD, THUNDA, BOPPA, TUFGUY, NONFAT, STUPID, MRPOWR

The prize for the worst RI vanity plate goes to the white Jaguar with the plate EXQME. I've seen EXQSME, but can't understand what the man with the Jag was thinking when he ordered this plate--maybe EXQZME is out, too. As an aside, I have seen both plates in North Providence.

Providence Place Mall

Here's the dish:

Well the Mall is now 1 year old. Can you believe that? Already, it feels like it just opened. Probably because the mall is still not completely done. But if you park at the mall and buy something, you can walk out to beautiful downtown Providence. As you can see on my Potato Page many potatoes are either a walk or a trolley ride away. Yeah. Check out my thoughts on the mall

This mall has three main floors of shopping, one floor of street level shops and restaurants, and soon-to-be opening a Hoyt's movie theater with a IMAX theater. Parking in the Mall's garages is going to be costly if you don't purchase anything in the mall. It is a big combo of Warwick, Rhode Island, and Emerald Square Malls, as well as some Boston area shopping complexes. Some new additions to lovely RI are: J.Crew, Bebe, Steve Madden, The Sharper Image, Cheesecake Factory, Old Navy, BCBG, Aveda, Swatch Watch, etc.

A plethora of Rhode Island sites:

Events in Providence:Find out what's happening today, next week, or next month in the lovely city of Providence. By the way, it's the part of the "Mayor's Own" website.

Cable Car Cinema : Find out what movies are playing at the theater with the couches on South Main Street (in Prov).

Eat RI: Here you can find RI restaurants by city or type of food.

VisitrhodeIsland.com . This is the most up to date sight for potato information. Its where I found all of the pictures used on my Potato Page . Check Visit Rhode Island.com for the lastest Potato vandals.

Avon Cinema: There are foreign films and many independent films at the Avon Cinema on Thayer Street.

Local Weather : WPRI channel 12's weather report.


A comprehensive sight for the state of RI. It contains everything about Rhode Island and it has a Search feature. This is a grreat website!


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