Here in New York, if you want to pay extra, you can have a personalized license plate. Of course those 8 letters/numbers have to be approved first. There is a banned list of words you CANT put on your car.
With so many directions most of us are pulled in each day, it's not uncommon to forget to renew your car registration. Now, the DMV is giving you an oppportunity for a temporary registration online, until your permanent registration arrives.