I’ve been pulled over by a police car three times in my life. I’ve also received one parking ticket, which turned out to be the most expensive “I’ll just stop and run into that cafe for a cup of coffee-to-go” ten minutes of my life. Lesson learned: when you see a quarter lying on the ground right outside your car, take it as a sign that you really should put some money into the meter. Yes. Lesson learned.
Anyways—so far—I have not received a speeding ticket, and I’d really like to keep it that way.
Yesterday came pretty close though.
As I was driving along, rolling over the peak of a hill, I suddenly saw a sign that read “school zone: 20mph.” As soon as I saw the sign, I saw a police car. And as soon as I saw the police car, the police car saw me.
The most embarrassing part of this story isn’t that I was forced to sit and wait in my car while people slowly drove on by, peering into my window. The embarrassing moment occurred when I accidentally handed the police officer my credit card instead of my drivers license. He returned it with a raised eyebrow and a grunt, “sorry, this won’t work.” I think I must have looked pretty silly at this point, as I laughed hysterically, telling him I was horribly sorry. He honestly didn’t look very amused. 😉
Anyways, turns out that this particular police officer didn’t feel the need to give me a ticket. He just sent me on my merry way with a written warning.
Thank goodness for happy endings.
Thank goodness for police officers who enforce the speed limit in school zones (even if it was at the very top of a hill, completely catching me off guard.)
Thank goodness for police officers who don’t write me a $200 ticket.
Thank goodness for a reliable car that drove me home at the race car speed of 15 mph. 😉
Thank goodness for fresh new mornings.
A Tropical Awakening
Pineapple and coconut go together like peanut butter and jelly. This breakfast has a bright and sunny personality, so I highly recommend eating it on a cold, gloomy, winters’ day. Instant smile!
Fresh pineapple carries far in this morning bowl of chilled oats. However, if canned pineapple is what you happen to have on hand, I imagine it would be quite delicious as well. And if you have the extra juice to spare, add just a touch in order to really up the exotic flavors. Enjoy!
- 1/2 c. uncooked old-fashioned oats
- cinnamon and nutmeg
- 1 c. fresh pineapple, diced small
- 6-oz. plain yogurt
- toppings: Pom seeds, shredded coconut, walnuts and Natures Path Pumpkin Flax Granola
- Combine oats, cinnamon, nutmeg, pineapple and yogurt in a medium bowl. Stir well.
- Transfer to your breakfast bowl and top with pom seeds, coconut, walnuts and granola. ENJOY! 😀
Question: Have you ever been given a written/verbal warning or a ticket?