Started Off With A Bang

Friday the 13th started off with a bang. Someone smashed Scott’s car windows and broke into his car overnight. There was absolutely nothing in the car to take, but apparently the thieves thought there was.

We woke up to broken glass everywhere and we’re getting estimates on how much it’s going to cost to fix, but we’ll have to satisfy our insurance deductible first.

 When I wrote the post late Thursday about the sprinkles incident and klutz day, and also referenced broken glass, I should have knocked on wood or something because it turned out to be some gnarly broken glass foreshadowing.

There was only one thing that was going to make me feel better:



I tried a new recipe and it almost worked. It’s so close to being where I want it, and I could probably post it.

But it’s not quite 100% perfect so I’m going to hold off until I make sure it’s exactly right.

One thing that is exactly right is watermelon. I’ve been eating tons of it and am still in love with every juicy bite.

I made more of the Pumpkin Spiced Brown Rice Tempeh and Cranberry Salad (vegan, gluten free if GF tempeh is used)

It’s actually hot for San Diego. Low 80sF and some humidity, so a quick stir fry made for an easy dinner. Compared to the rest of the country, that’s cool, but for us, it’s toasty and I love it.

If I would have had any Dark Rum Cookies on hand, that would have been dessert.

Thanks for the giveaway entries (there’s 2 going on):

PB Crave Peanut Butter Giveaway

Magimix by Robot-Coupe Food Processor & Juice Extractor Giveaway

How was your Friday the 13th?

I’m just glad it’s over.

Are you up to anything fun this weekend?

I’m going to enjoy the nice weather, run outside and get all sweaty and love it, spend time with the family, and try to perfect the chocolate recipe I’m working on.

51 comments on “Started Off With A Bang”

  1. I think chocolate makes everything better :-)

  2. OMG Averie! That is so scary!! I lived in a bad part of Baltimore couple years ago and my car was broken into. Smashed open my passenger’s seat window and stole amy GPS… and my make-up case. Apparently they wanted to look good while running away. My GPS was hidden but they saw the GPA stand on my dashboard. It was terrible! I’m glad everyone is safe though! I didn’t have any bad luck on Friday the 13th… although I did wake up hungover from a few too many beers on Thursday night. :)

    Are those broken up pieces of TJs pound plus bar?? LOVE those things!!

    • The funny part of all of this is that I don’t consider where we live to be bad at all; in fact it’s pretty darn nice. It’s urban, yes, but as urban goes, it’s definitely nice urban and I swear it was just a smash a window to smash a window situation. Sounds like your weekend was FUN! Pound Plus = never am without :)

  3. Hot is 80 in San Diego?! I need to move there. I hope your luck has turned around for a while!

    • Coastal San Diego is usually about 75 to 80 max in the summer. The ocean keeps it cool; likewise we get a colder winter than most people imagine. They think we just rollerblade on the beach all day here in bikinis year round, Three’s Company style :)

  4. That is terrible! Hopefully the car isn’t damaged too badly. When I was in college my brother was visiting and overnight some kids (I assume) smashed his windows to take some change that was in a cup holder. The person who did it had to have injured themeslves, over literally pennys, judging by the blood on the door and splattered throughout. Funny how little worthless things mean a whole different world to others….

    • It truly takes all types, doesn’t it. I honestly suspect this person was just punching windows for the heck of it b/c there was nothing! visible of value and nothing of value in Scott’s quite old car. Seriously don’t get people, same with your bro’s car!

      • That is just horrible. I don’t understand how someone could feel ok about doing something like that for sport. This year at Passover dinner at my in laws my car was egged. The person who was throwing the eggs hit my car with such force that it actually visibly damaged the pain on my car. I have a several inch section that at some point will wind up rusting. Wish you luck with the insurance adjusters!

  5. I’m so sorry to hear about your trouble. My husband’s truck was stolen the summer before last and before they took it they tried to break into my car and broke off my door handle in the process. We eventually got my husband’s truck back but it took several days. Everything, of course, was in the truck, his tools for work, his cell, his wallet. Nearly everything had to be replaced. Good luck and remember that there are many, many more good people in the world than destructive people.

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