A Day!

Yikes! My day has NOT gone as planned πŸ™ It started out with such great intentions, too. After I had breakfast I decided to go to the Farmer’s Market in Kissimmee, which is every Thursday morning and about 25 minutes from my house. It was wonderful. I got EVERYTHING (even the herbs: jamaican cilantro, basil and parsley) for only 20 bucks!!! Can you believe that?

I got:

4 sweet potatoes

a HUGE bunch of jalapino peppers

1 red bell pepper

4 pears

a big thing of green grapes

a bunch of carrots, the biggest I’ve ever seen

1 lemon, 2 limes

3 onions


a pile of red potatoes

2 plums


….for 20 dollars. It was fantastic. I will definitely be back. But then…the drama starts. I was driving back and rear-ended someone! This really never happens…I’m a pretty good driver even though I’ve had my fair share of speeding tickets when I was a teenager. I felt awful and we both pulled over and I had zero damage at all to my car but she had a tiny dent. So…she insisted we file a police report. I complied of course and when the cops got there they totally sympathized with me because, really, there was such a tiny dent in her car and she was totally fine. But then….she said her shoulder hurt and it all went down from there. The fire department came. The ambulance came. The state trooper came. I walked away with a $120 ticket and she drove away fine, insisting once the ambulance got there (that she demanded come), that she was okay and didn’t need to see a doctor after all. Lovely. Oh and then there was the armed robbery of the bank near the grocery store and the hour of traffic I sat in…….joy, it’s been a day.

I finally got home, HOURS later, and made a quick lunch of a veggie burger in a pita with FYH cheese and ketchup with an apple. I’m still full from it and I ate 3 hours ago….I guess I’m just still a little shaken up at the day. I did drink one of those POM ice teas (peach) though at the store and that sort of filled me up as well.


Since my day was spent waiting for the cops to come on the side of the road (it took 2 hours), I didn’t get anything done that I needed to and now I feel behind. I need to exercise away some frustrations clearly!

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  • Kelly
    May 1, 2008 at 7:34 pm

    Oh my gosh Jenna! I’m so sorry. This lady sounds shady….

    I bumped the back of a guy in a lexus once and he pulled over looked at the tiny and i mean TINY scratch in his bumper and goes “eh oh well, just go”. My car angel was on my side that day. πŸ™‚

    Hope your day gets better!

  • raybelle
    May 1, 2008 at 7:48 pm

    that’s a bummer, jenna! at least you didn’t get caught in a scam. the same thing happened to me a few years ago–no damage to either car but the woman complained of back pain and wanted to sue. fortunately, that never came to pass. apparently she was driving illegaly as it was.

    anyway, shake it off and go for a run or something. that always helps me clear my head.

    take care!!!! can’t wait to see the pretty cakes.

  • raybelle
    May 1, 2008 at 7:50 pm

    oh-speaking of cakes!
    im going to a graduate school/work party on saturday at my boss’ house. i am supposed to bring a dessert, but i am being SO indecisive because i love baking and dont have an too many opportunities–there are 1,000 different desserts i’d love to make.

    i was thinking a tiramisu–but can’t affored marscaopne for 20 servings.
    if anyone has ideas for a yummy dessert i can make for a crowd, i’d love to hear them (they can be healthy ideas too, i wont discriminate;)

  • Ruby Red Vegan
    May 1, 2008 at 7:52 pm

    ugh, just reading about that lady makes me so angry! i want to punch her in the face for you so that she’ll actually have something to hurt about. sorry about your semi-crappy day – at least the farmer’s market brought some good into your day!

  • Maritza
    May 1, 2008 at 7:59 pm

    What a crazy day! You deserve a pat on the back for being a team player and waiting for that woman. She sounds like a fruitcake and drama queen. I once got rear ended and the guy actually did leave a mark but, you know what, I told him it was no big deal. “So what” if you get a little mark? Yes it’s nice to keep your things nice but please, it’s just stuff. People put toooo much value on their belongings.

  • Becca A
    May 1, 2008 at 8:05 pm

    Yikes, that stinks Jenna! I hope the cops documented everything about the ambulance, she does sound shady.

    Atleast you got some great produce though and for a great price!

  • raybelle
    May 1, 2008 at 8:24 pm

    okay–my last post of the day!
    i just thought this article was too fascinating to not share–especially with so many vegan bloggers:

    (article discusses 3 male pro-athletes who have gone vegan)

  • BethT
    May 1, 2008 at 8:27 pm

    I too hope they documented everything! Gosh what a pain (the lady, and the whole experience). try to enjoy the rest of the day.

  • LT
    May 1, 2008 at 8:31 pm

    oh mt GOSH i can’t STAND people like that!!! What a little douchebag! I’ve been rear-ended a couple of times and just let it go b/c I believe in CARma (sorry, corny). Hope your evening is better than your day!!!!

  • Alli W.
    May 1, 2008 at 8:47 pm

    LT– nice pun. I am a big believer in such corny jokes, and my friends hate it.

    Jenna– UGH!! tomorrow will be better. I’m glad nobody was hurt (save for a fake neck injury?).

  • Leah
    May 1, 2008 at 9:00 pm

    Yikes, sorry to hear that! That happened to me once. The girl I rear -ended claimed that she had major injuries and wanted to sue me. Then I caught her working out at the gym and the case was dropped immediately! ha!!

    Hope you have a good rest of the day…

  • babycakes
    May 1, 2008 at 9:17 pm

    oh my gosh Jenna, you poor thing. I’m so sorry about what happened! I know it’s much easier said than done, but try not to let it bother you too much. At least it was a very minor accident and no one was hurt.
    Big hugs!!! Tomorrow will definitely be a better day πŸ™‚

    LOVE the farmers market produce!!! Farmers markets and fresh produce make me ridiculously happy. There is nothing better!

    sending good thoughts your way

  • Dorothy
    May 1, 2008 at 9:29 pm

    So sorry to hear about the rough day, Jenna! Hope the rest of the day turns for the better. (PS The veggie burger in the pita looks delish!)

  • Mel H
    May 1, 2008 at 10:14 pm

    yumm I love the farmers market! I always buy too much! I hope your day gets better jenna!!

  • Cara
    May 1, 2008 at 10:14 pm

    I am so sorry! That sucks! I hate getting into car incidents and what a crazy lady! At least the cops will be on your side if it goes through to insurance or whatever. Man, I really feel for you. Sorry!!

  • VeggieGirl
    May 1, 2008 at 10:26 pm

    Yikes!!! Sounds like that woman was looking to get money out of all this – hang in there; and I’m glad that you’re safe!!

    On a brighter note, your Farmer’s Market bounty looks incredibly fresh and delicious!

  • ibex hk
    May 1, 2008 at 10:44 pm

    uhh, I hate dealing with little fender-benders like that. I’m so sorry to hear you had a bit of a crazy afternoon, but your trip to the Farmers’ Market looks fantastic!!

  • Anon
    May 1, 2008 at 10:44 pm

    Well you had a bad day – maybe its a black cat that is causing all this bad luck.
    And by the way, whoever it was wanting to live with cats, please go get a life before you go completely cuckoo.

  • Romina
    May 1, 2008 at 10:52 pm

    I’m so sorry about your accident!! But your farmer’s market trip looks like it was great.
    I drove over a curb today and dented the bottom of my mom’s CR-V, whoops. Car troubles are so stressful!

  • Erica
    May 1, 2008 at 10:52 pm

    SUCH and aggravating story. well at least it’s over now… enjoy the rest of your day!

  • Courty
    May 1, 2008 at 11:17 pm

    I am so sorry, Jenna!! I hope the rest of your day gets better. Remember to take care of yourself!

  • Mel H
    May 1, 2008 at 11:25 pm

    how come anon posters always post cruel stupid comments? Is is because they don’t have enough balls to come out and say it so they have to hide who they are? anon- why don’t you get a life and stop being a hater.

  • Clara
    May 1, 2008 at 11:26 pm

    Anon – it was me who aspires to be a lady with 20 cats! go get a life?! neverrrrr! just leave me with all of my cats and food blogs please πŸ™‚

  • Clara
    May 1, 2008 at 11:32 pm

    in addition to cats, I also love sunshine burgers, and the one you had for lunch looks delicious with ketchup jenna!
    hope everything works out with the car situation. that lady sounds really annoying. give dexter a pat from me!

  • Kath
    May 1, 2008 at 11:38 pm

    Awwww Jenna so sorry about your day. Hope it gets better tomorrow!

  • bikergurl
    May 1, 2008 at 11:42 pm

    Awe, have a better night tonight and a better day tomorrow!

  • MOM
    May 2, 2008 at 12:19 am

    Jennifer ~~ You do know what I say about days like this….. You may want to share tht with your friends.

  • NJ
    May 2, 2008 at 1:36 am


    I sat in the bank robbery traffic too on the way to the YMCA. Sucks, but things happen I guess.

    Oh and I have rear-ended someone before too and AM a good driver I swear! Don’t sweat it too badly. One lady tried to sue my insurance for like, $300k in an accident years back. She didn’t even get checked out but was evidently near death days later… go figure! Some people are just… well, bad people.

    Anyways, God doesn’t give you more than you can handle. πŸ™‚