Share Your World: Emilio Style

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.

14 thoughts on “Share Your World: Emilio Style

  1. Well…I’ve been stopped 3x in my life. No tickets ever. Lucky I guess. Once I was speeding up a hill, once he said I rolled through a stop sign. And a few weeks ago I pulled over to let a police officer go by and he didn’t, he pulled in behind the guy behind me who had been right on my tail. I wasn’t sure if the cop was pulling us both over so I stayed pulled over. He talked to the guy behind me, did his license, then came up to ask my why I stopped. I said I wasn’t sure if he was pulling us both over and he laughed and said no. Whew!

    Pizza. I hardly ever eat it..but I sure love it. Just about no bad pizza in my mind.

    And the bike riders were AWESOME! What a great video too! Great bunch of people for sure.

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    • That is funny with the cop pulling over not for you and so lucky to never have gotten a ticket! Glad you enjoyed the video-aside from riding so many miles for a great organization I found the camaraderie between the riders touching too.

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  2. The bike ride is definitely inspiring. Awe inspiring. I only use a stationery bike at the gym and stay on only about ten minutes! So if you were going 40 mph over the speed limit and it used to be 55 mph on highways, I don’t know who holds the record. You? Or my wife?

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    • The speed limit was 50 on this highway, and I had accelerated to get into the lane I needed to be in and get out of an exit lane- he literally caught me before I had a chance to slow down. I now drive a Scion- slow and steady!

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  3. 40 miles over?! Lisa–you need to ride with those bikers! Wow. What a great thing they do…that’s a huge amount of money to raise. So heart warming.

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  4. It’s so awesome that the bike riders do this! Our world needs so much more of this. Sorry you can’t eat pizza, my fav is Pappa John’s. I believe it’s a positive thing to awake each day being grateful for the blessings we have. And oh yeah, I’ve been pulled over more than once, enough said! Be well, you two! ❤️

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