Tuesday, June 11, 2013

Karma, Baby!

Dear person who ransacked a bunch of cars in the neighborhood last night:

I hope you're happy with your stolen loot.  That I-pad and laptop you snatched from hubby's car? Owned by and protected by his company, will be replaced with new ones before day's end. Other than aggravation and embarrassment (I know, I know, one shouldn't leave stuff in the car!) to him, no big loss.  You should know that the cops got some excellent fingerprints from our cars and the neighbor's next door. Next time you decide to go on a crime spree, you should either wear gloves or at least don't mess with a brand-new, shiny dark blue Camaro whose owner keeps it in mint condition and just had it washed. Yours were the only prints on it.  Tiny hands, by the way, the officer got a full palm print.  Either you're a girl or..well, you know what they say about men with small hands. Just sayin'. If you've got a record, I imagine they'll catch your sorry self pretty damn quick. If not, you'll slip up eventually. What goes around comes around. In the meantime, we go on with our happy, law-abiding lives, and you continue to be a loser.

In other news, here's what I've been eating:

Yesterday's lunch was a "taco salad" made up of leftover taco ingredients from the night before.

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"Leftover" Taco Salad

Dinner was a super-simple Pasta e Fagioli inspired by Happy Herbivore. It's so easy, you really don't need a recipe. Combine pasta, white beans of your choice, and sauce. Done!

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Pasta e Fagioli

Breakfast this morning, another Happy Herbivore recipe, Chocolate Banana Oatmeal, because if you can have chocolate and bananas for breakfast at under 300 calories, why not? Just not every day, ok? 'cause that would be as stupid as the guy who broke into our car. But, I digress..

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Before we head outta here, I plan to stop by a local athletic shoe shop to buy some new sneakers. I've always been a fan of Reebok, they were the only brand that fit my feet properly, but for some reason that's changed. Either their quality has gone down, or my feet have changed because the last pair I bought is awfully uncomfortable! I decided that I need a professional fitting from a real shoe store, and it'll make me feel good to buy local. Besides, a new pair of running shoes will come in handy for running down the idiot who broke into our cars..just kidding. I'm moving on now, really, I am...

Hope your day's off to a better start than mine! Have a good one.


  1. I'm sorry to what happened to your husband. It's not just the theft, but the feeling of your property being violated, and the info on the computer that needs to get replaced, etc...

    That jerk who did that is the lowest rung of nematode.

    :-) Marion

    1. Thank you, Marion. Eventually he/she will get caught, karma's good that way. :)

  2. ARGH! As someone whose car was recently vandalized (still working on cleaning out the gas tank - *sobs*), I understand how you feel and what you're going through. :( I'm so very sorry this happened to you guys. I am happy, on the other hand, that you guys were able to get prints! Lucky! That's a big plus! I hope they catch the asshole(s) that violated your personal property. Karma will catch up with them.

    I love Happy Herbivore recipes. They're wonderful!

    1. Thank you! It sucks, and you do feel so violated! Fortunately we live in a really safe town, I'm thinking these were young kids fresh out of school for the summer, too much time and not enough money on their hands. Hope your car is back to normal soon!

      HH's recipes are good, so easy and lacking "weird" ingredients. :)

  3. Ugh. Sending good vibes your way. Why can't we just live in a world of good harmony? :(

    Love HH. My mentor teacher bought one of her cookbooks as a gift to me back when I did my student teaching. I agree with your comment above, "no weird ingredients." I appreciate that, because in my rural locale some of the more "exotic" ingredients used in vegan cooking are hard to come by.

    1. Aisling, I don't know..sigh..so much easier to live in good harmony!

      Exactly! Even if Wal-mart is the only option (as sometimes happens when we travel), you'll be able to find the ingredients to make a tasty meal. :)