This week, sitting in for Cee, is Emilio over at Photos By Emilio. He is asking the questions for Share Your World, So here we go:
Have you ever been pulled over by a cop?
My first speeding ticket EVER was 11 years ago when I was in my late 40’s. I was driving a Mini Cooper at the time and sometimes found myself going a bit faster than I should – and on a local highway there sat a cop who pulled me over. I always cry when I am scared, that’s just how I roll, and this time was no different. He was very nice when he approached and saw me crying already, and when he came back to my car after checking my ID he said he couldn’t believe I had NO violations on my record EVER. He wrote the ticket for only going 15 miles above the speed limit, when in truth I had been going 40-yes, 40 miles over the speed limit-well it was a highway- telling me it would result in less points on my record. I ended up going to court and paying more than what the actual cost of the ticket was, because this way there would be no points on my record at all.
What have you always wanted? Did you get it?
I can’t really think of anything that I really wanted and didn’t get, as spoiled as that may sound. I started working in my teens so if I wanted something my parents did not think was a necessity I would buy it myself. I bought my first car when I was 21, using money I had saved and taking a loan from a local bank. I am grateful for the things in my life that I have.
What is your perfect pizza?
Ah pizza- being gluten intolerant for close to 18 years I have forgotten pizza. I have tried gluten free but it is pretty awful. People have recommended Cauliflower crust pizza- also not a substitute. My favorite was with lots of cheese, and a cheese filled crust too.
What inspired you this past week? Feel free to use a quote, a photo, a story, or even a combination.
This week 511 cyclists rode 180 miles over 2 days through 3 states, to raise money for an organization called Chai Lifeline. Chai Lifeline provides seriously and chronically ill children and their families with support and encouragement during illness. For two weeks of every summer, hundreds of children are granted the ultimate camp experience in Camp Simcha, returning home with renewed hope, determination, and the thrill of simply being a child rather than a patient.
As a volunteer in a local hospital and also having had a friend who benefitted from Chai Lifeline’s services, I can attest to the fact that it is an amazing organization that is there in every way possible for families going through unbelievably trying times when a child is sick with cancer. The riders this year raised a whopping $8,371,703.61. I followed the riders on Instagram this year and watched the video as they rode into Camp Simcha after travelling all those miles to greet the campers. It was very moving. Here’s a glimpse of the ride.