Behind The Butter

A Sad Tale, Part II

Remember when this happened?

I do. And guess what? It just happened again.

Today, I was actually parked in a public parking lot with lots of other cars when it happened. I had gone out for a two hour hike and hidden my wallet and watch in the car, just in case. The area was well lit and no one (that I noticed) saw me leave the vehicle. I never would have thought someone would actually violently break into a car in the broad light of day, in a public place….but that’s what I found when I got back.

Luckily, they didn’t find my wallet but they did take the watch my mother gave me when I turned eighteen.

Above all though, I just feel so violated….again. Watches and car windows are replaceable, but I can’t stand the fact that someone actually smashed my window and was crawling around inside.

I’m going to stop whining now. Thanks for listening to my second sad tale….at least it’s Friday!

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  • Cara
    September 24, 2010 at 1:01 pm

    Oh that’s horrible ! I’m so sorry about the watch! Was there a lot of damage to the vehicle?

  • Lina@GreenLivingNY
    September 24, 2010 at 1:01 pm

    I am very sorry for you!!!! File a police report maybe there are cameras and they will find the person that did this!

  • Jessica @ How Sweet
    September 24, 2010 at 1:02 pm

    I can’t believe that. 🙁 I hope you weekend turns around.

  • Christina
    September 24, 2010 at 1:02 pm

    Ugh! That stinks! Well, go bake yourself some cupcakes with Italian butter cream. better yet, have the boy bake them. lol Prayers sent your way 🙂

  • Allie (Live Laugh Eat)
    September 24, 2010 at 1:03 pm

    Oh Jenna, I can’t believe this happened again. How could someone be so heartless? I hope they find whoever did this to you. Sorry about your watch.

  • Jil @ Peace, Love & Munchies
    September 24, 2010 at 1:03 pm

    Terrible!!! Uhg…I cannot believe people.

  • Therese
    September 24, 2010 at 1:04 pm

    Oh my gosh! AGAIN?!?!

    I don’t understand it.


  • Vanessa @ The Weekly Yogi
    September 24, 2010 at 1:04 pm

    Sorry to hear. That’s so scary! I would be frightened too but I hope everything will be okay in a few days. 🙂

  • chrissy
    September 24, 2010 at 1:05 pm

    omg, that’s terrible. i can’t believe that happened again, i’m sorry.

  • Beth @ Beth's Journey to Thin
    September 24, 2010 at 1:05 pm

    What a nightmare! I’m so sorry!

  • Averie (LoveVeggiesAndYoga)
    September 24, 2010 at 1:06 pm

    Omg I am soooo sorry Jenna! I have had my car broken into twice in Chicago and was also the victim of a home invasion and subsequent violent crime. The feeling of VIOLATION is huge when these things happen; it’s a sadness, a darkness, and a feeling of, well, just violation, that one carries with you for a long time. I am soo, soo, veryyyy very sorry for you. And of course, for the watch.

    Major hugs and peace. And good luck dealing now, with the cleanup, the car insurance claims, the police reports, ugh…you don’t need this!


  • Shannon, Tropical Eats
    September 24, 2010 at 1:06 pm

    oh my gosh what is wrong with people?!?!?!? really hope everything is ok.

  • Heather (Heather's Dish)
    September 24, 2010 at 1:06 pm

    girl, i am SO sorry that happened again! what is the deal with people?

    all i have to say is what goes around comes around. when our apartment was broken into in dallas the guy took over $25K in camera equipment. he’s now in jail for a VERY long time!

  • Toronto Girl West
    September 24, 2010 at 1:07 pm

    Under the circumstances whinning is certainly permissible.

    That sucks though. Clearly, it calls for wine. 🙁

  • Caitlin @ Amuse-bouche
    September 24, 2010 at 1:08 pm

    Last summer, some kids thought it would be fun to throw a cinder block at my car when it was parked right in front of my house. Nothing was stolen but the repairs were expensive and yes, it really does feel like a gross violation. I’m so sorry this happened to you! I remember how awful it felt. Hang in there and indulge in a wonderful dessert this weekend.

    • Julie
      September 24, 2010 at 2:44 pm

      Wow… that’s really f888ed up.

      • Dani
        September 24, 2010 at 4:45 pm

        A couple years ago some kids threw a brick at my car too! Luckily it missed the window by inches but I can’t fathom why people would find that amusing or okay to do!!!

  • Sarah for Real
    September 24, 2010 at 1:09 pm

    Ugh and even after you hid everything!? I’m so sorry! I totally hide stuff all the time, maybe I’ll have to start locking it in the glove box. I’m paranoid like that.

    The worst part when my window was broken is that they stole something worthless, but I end up paying $150 for a new window. Guess that goes on my karma tab?

    • Christine
      September 24, 2010 at 1:15 pm

      Same thing happened to me two weeks ago… they took my mothers (old) cell phone and *I think* a pair of Forever 21 fake diamond earrings–though it’s possible I just lost them. 😉

      I was in a parking garage THAT I PAID FOR at a concert. I try to justify it by saying I got such a great deal on the tickets (underface value) that if you add in the car repair cost to the tickets–I only over spent like $30…but still!

      The crazy part is my laptop was in the trunk–but they never went back there!

      The ride back home was so COLD!

      Ugh, sucks.

  • heather
    September 24, 2010 at 1:09 pm

    We live in San Francisco and this has happened to us…Im a little surprised it happens up where you live though. It sucks!!

  • ida
    September 24, 2010 at 1:09 pm

    How crazy that your car would get broken into twice! I don’t think there was anything you could have done differently. I hope someone saw something and decides to report it. Sorry about the watch.

  • Lisa
    September 24, 2010 at 1:11 pm

    That sucks! I luckily haven’t had that happen to me but I did have my purse stolen a few years ago. It was such a horrible, violating experience!

  • Charles
    September 24, 2010 at 1:11 pm

    Grrr… I’m sorry this has happened to you twice!

  • megan @ whatmegansmaking
    September 24, 2010 at 1:11 pm

    oh i’m so sorry! That’s terrible 🙁

  • Jessica @ Jessica Balances
    September 24, 2010 at 1:11 pm

    That is crazy that the same crappy thing would happen twice in such a short amount of time! Wow. I’m sorry. BUT, think of how fortunate you are that you can take a two hour hike in the middle of the day on a beautiful Friday. 🙂 I would love that!

  • AllieNic (Frisky Lemon)
    September 24, 2010 at 1:11 pm

    I’m sorry that this happened to you!

    I definitely agree that this situation calls for some wine….or another visit to the Whole Foods Beer Extravaganza…

  • Mindy @ just a one girl revolution.
    September 24, 2010 at 1:11 pm

    Jenna, that sucks!! I am so sorry!! 🙁

  • Lauren at KeepItSweet
    September 24, 2010 at 1:12 pm

    ugh that is really crappy, so sorry to hear that happened again!!

  • Jennifer (keepitsimplefoods)
    September 24, 2010 at 1:14 pm

    Sorry lady. I know EXACTLY how you feel. The same thing has happened to me three times in my life and it is the worst. The best advice I can give you is to try never to leave anything even remotely enticing on the seat. And def get yourself a stiff drink.

  • Amanda
    September 24, 2010 at 1:14 pm

    Jenna, I am so sorry! That is terrible! I will definitely keep you in my prayers 🙂

  • Andrea
    September 24, 2010 at 1:14 pm

    OMG! I”m so sorry…I think you need to go home and bake something…STAT!

  • Jasmine @ Eat Move Write
    September 24, 2010 at 1:17 pm

    Holy cow! I’m so sorry. I have never heard of anyone getting broken into twice in such a short amount of time. I’m so very sorry. You poor thing. <3

  • Kathryn
    September 24, 2010 at 1:20 pm

    I’m sooo sorry! Sending positive thoughts your way…

  • hippierunner
    September 24, 2010 at 1:25 pm

    Oh my gosh, Jenna! I hope that is the last time that ever happens to you! Glad they didn’t find your wallet.

  • April
    September 24, 2010 at 1:26 pm

    Oh Jenna, I am so sorry! I understand the feeling of violation when you know someone else has been in your car. I hope the fixing isn’t too expensive! 🙂

  • Jessica
    September 24, 2010 at 1:28 pm

    man jenna – that is awful.

    sometimes i just don’t get people – what are they thinking, seriously??? why would you do that???

    they will get theirs, i believe in karma!

  • Andrea
    September 24, 2010 at 1:28 pm

    Oh my goodness! Why you?! This happened to me at a park in broad daylight with tons of people around, I would have never thought it to happen either and I know exactly what you mean about feeling violated. Thank goodness they didn’t find your wallet! I think it’s time to invest in a high tech car alarm, one that talks really loud and obnoxious when someone gets within a foot of the vehicle 😉 that should do it!

  • Babycakes
    September 24, 2010 at 1:31 pm

    Oh my god. I honestly don’t even know what to say. I am so sorry this happened to you twice. HUGS. You are in my thoughts, dear Jenna!

  • Chris O.
    September 24, 2010 at 1:35 pm

    I remember when something like this happened to me. I felt the same way….violated. It was really weird driving my car home that night (I had a 90 minute commute), thinking about the person who was in my car. Sorry that happened to you, again. What a shame.

  • Natalia - a side of simple
    September 24, 2010 at 1:44 pm

    Ugh, Jenna, I’m so sorry. You need a glas of wine. And nutella. Actually, you need two glasses of both.

  • kelly
    September 24, 2010 at 1:50 pm

    That’s horrible, Jenna! What are the odds? I am so sorry 🙁

  • Lauren @ Health on the Run
    September 24, 2010 at 1:56 pm

    oh my gosh — I’m so sorry!! I can’t believe this happened to you again!! 🙁 I can’t believe how awful people are. I can totally understand the feeling of being violated and I’m sorry this has happened twice within a very short time frame. Hope your weekend gets better!

  • A Teenage Gourmet (Sami)
    September 24, 2010 at 1:59 pm

    My brother had his car windows smashed too, TODAY. I’m sorry Jenna. 🙁

  • Caitlin
    September 24, 2010 at 2:01 pm

    Aw, sorry! I wish I were surprised that is happening in such a nice area, but when I swam in a really rich town in the Bay Area this used to happen all the time, too. I hope you feel better! I also hope for zero more car thefts.

  • R @ Learning As I Chop
    September 24, 2010 at 2:03 pm

    I am really sorry. Have Almanzo take good care of you tonight

  • twelvedaysold
    September 24, 2010 at 2:08 pm

    I totally know the feeling. Not so long ago, someone took off the catalytic converter on our old truck. Just came by in the middle of the night and stole it. On Mother’s Day, no less!

    It makes you go “where’s the humanity”!

  • Brooke
    September 24, 2010 at 2:10 pm

    this has happened to me too. it’s horrible! my louis vuitton purse was even stolen. however, the assailant was a young boy who didn’t know the value of what he had just taken and discarded my purse in the woods. so, with tears in my eyes, i happily got it back.

    i know how horrible this is. so sorry.

  • td
    September 24, 2010 at 2:15 pm

    I’m really sorry this happened to you twice this year. I have the same car and I think the fact that the center console and the cubby area right around the driver’s side door has no cover makes it pretty easy and tempting for thieves. I hope your car insurance premium don’t go up as a result of this.

  • Lea @ Healthy Coconut
    September 24, 2010 at 2:16 pm

    I’m sorry this happened to you…even more sorry that it happened the 2nd time.

    This happened to me before and I completely know the feeling of being violated. I got my car fixed and got a good detailed car cleaning in and out done by professionals and I still didn’t want to be back in my car.

    Hang in there

  • Mary @ stylefyles
    September 24, 2010 at 2:18 pm

    WTF. That is such a bummer! I can’t believe your car was broken into twice in a few months. I honestly don’t even know what I would do if I came back to see my car like that (fingers crossed I never find out). Sorry about your watch

  • katie hery
    September 24, 2010 at 2:20 pm

    omg that is awful. well at least this means good karma can only be coming your way. have a better weekend!

  • Tamara
    September 24, 2010 at 2:23 pm

    Get yourself a viper car alarm….If you have an iphone they have an app that you actually use your phone as your key to unlock/lock the car and I believe it will let you know if the alarm is going off(and you can lock the car no matter where you are)…..and get the person who installs the alarm to put extra horns so that it is ridicuosly loud inside the car when the alarm goes off…such that you couldn’t stand to be in the car when the alarms is going off. My hubby does that for a living and both are cars are so loud inside it’s intolerable to be in/near them when the alarm goes off

  • Tasha - The Clean Eating Mama
    September 24, 2010 at 2:24 pm

    First of all, how shitty. Gah, people need to get real hobbies.
    Second, the first thing that popped into my head is – maybe this wasn’t an accident. First time it happened, maybe. Second, seems a little suspicious. Now, I would never ever tell you what to share or what not to share on your blog because I freakin adore it… but there are some real creepy people out there. I know what kind of car you drive, what town you live in and of course what you look like. Anyone that lives in that particular area could easily target you out.
    I am sure you have gone back and forth on the whole privacy issue with your blog. It just sucks that there are people out there that could be so heartless and cause pain to honest, good hearted individuals.
    Just be safe, Jenna. Hope your weekend turns around!

  • Katie
    September 24, 2010 at 2:29 pm

    aw, what a downer. sorry hun!

  • Susan
    September 24, 2010 at 2:30 pm

    That stinks!

    Just curious, where were you parked? I also live in SR and want to warn my friends.

  • Kristina @ spabettie
    September 24, 2010 at 2:32 pm

    GAAH, I’m SORRY ! I don’t know when the first one happened, but … poo! It is crazy how people do things like this in daylight! (well, at all, I mean, Come ON!)

    sorry… so glad they didn’t take your wallet – at least you don’t have to deal with All That!!

    To commiserate, this happened to me TWO times in TWO weeks!! (back in college…)

    Hope the rest of your weekend is MUCH Better.

  • Julie
    September 24, 2010 at 2:38 pm

    Sucks. Sorry to hear about that- I can totally relate. My poor little honda has been rear-ended twice, (both times while I was stopped AT THE SAME LIGHT), hit from the front while parked in front of my house, broken into, AND stolen and driven for more than a week before it was recovered. : (

    It just feels gross to know that someone else was *^^%#ing around with your car. When my car was recovered after it was stolen, it had someone else’s clothes, hair, cigarette butts…. Just gross. And, like you, I *bought* the car myself so it’s like a double blow because you work so hard for it. Violated is the perfect word for it.

  • Sara @
    September 24, 2010 at 2:44 pm

    Geeze, that’s terrible!! I’m glad you’re not hurt or anything, but I’m sorry about your watch and car! I wonder why they targeted yours…so weird!

  • Daisy
    September 24, 2010 at 2:50 pm

    what the f*ck is wrong with people

  • Amanda
    September 24, 2010 at 2:55 pm

    I’m so so sorry that really sucks….I’m sending happy thoughts your way that you have an amazing weekend

  • Nicole@TheSaltedKitchen
    September 24, 2010 at 2:57 pm

    UGH!! That’s aweful! I’m so sorry this happened to you!! I’ll be thinking of you and keeping you in my prayers.

  • midgetkeeper
    September 24, 2010 at 2:59 pm

    Wow, unbelieavable. I’m sorry 🙁

  • Krystina
    September 24, 2010 at 3:07 pm

    Jenna, that’s awful! I’m so sorry. 🙁

  • eatmovelove
    September 24, 2010 at 3:29 pm

    That’s not whining. That’s acceptable. And that picture after of the cup is calming by the way 😉

    That sucks. Trust me, these type of “double takes” – misfortunes – or WTF’s – happen to me regularly. Your dealing with it better than I.

    Do you live in a safe area? Although that doesn’t even matter anymore…seriously, when people are desperate, have lost their moral value, feel they “deserve” something, or are painfully lost and confused…it’s amazing what they will do…it’s all kinds.

  • Jae
    September 24, 2010 at 3:31 pm

    Oh no Jenna! How can someone be so heartless? My heart goes out to you!

  • Paige
    September 24, 2010 at 3:32 pm

    WOW. Well…surely your weekend can only improve? Right? So sorry this happened to you AGAIN!

  • Ashley
    September 24, 2010 at 3:39 pm

    Get a car alarm and relish in the fact that Karma is a Betch. Those bad guys will get what they deserve one day…

  • Jamie @ Food in Real Life
    September 24, 2010 at 3:39 pm

    I’m so sorry! That is terrible! I honestly think its the violated feeling that is the worst part. I’m glad they didn’t find your wallet, but sorry about the watch. As my Nana would say, I hope that person gets a cramp in their sleep!!!

  • Lizzie
    September 24, 2010 at 3:43 pm

    Not to go all Law and Order on you, but is there any chance they could have left some sort of fingerprints behind? Often people who do something like this (especially in broad daylight) are very desperate, probably not too smart, and regardless of how many breaks they get, they WILL eventually trip themselves up. I’m sure the police have all this covered though. Just a thought.

    Hope you have a MUCH better Friday night. I’m so sorry about your watch!

  • Lizzie
    September 24, 2010 at 3:46 pm

    Now THAT is a very funny wish! 🙂

  • chelsey @ clean eating chelsey
    September 24, 2010 at 3:51 pm

    That totally sucks. I am so sorry – Why anyone would be so malicious is beyond me!

  • stacey-healthylife
    September 24, 2010 at 3:55 pm

    That is so crazy that it happened again. Get ride of that car it is cursed. 🙂

  • Camille
    September 24, 2010 at 3:57 pm

    No way!
    Grr, that makes me so angry 🙁

  • Marie
    September 24, 2010 at 4:04 pm

    I’m so sorry this happened to you for a second time! Here’s hoping that some HUGE blessings come your way soon!

  • The Wife of a Dairyman
    September 24, 2010 at 4:20 pm

    It’s unbelievable how people stalk parking lots near hiking areas! Same thing happened to me in a parking lot near a hiking area in Penngrove. I didn’t have my purse in the car but they got a few of my nice jackets and my hair cutting shears. Hope your weekend goes better…

  • Nikki @ Balance and Moderation
    September 24, 2010 at 4:36 pm

    Sucks. That happened to both my husband and my cars in front of our house. They ended up catching the guy a year later. I remember feeling very violated of my personal space – very unsettling. I’ll keep you in my prayers.

  • Jennifer @ Frost Bites
    September 24, 2010 at 4:38 pm

    So sorry to hear about that…I will keep you in my thoughts and hope things get better for you…

  • Trish
    September 24, 2010 at 4:39 pm

    I’m so sorry! You have every right to be sad, frustrated, annoyed, angry, etc.

  • theemptynutjar
    September 24, 2010 at 4:41 pm

    i spent thousands of dollars on a car in september…bcuz i crashed my old one in june…i just learned it won’t pass safety inspection…its junk….
    i am a mess
    i am completely shattered.

    • Dani
      September 24, 2010 at 4:49 pm

      I’m so sorry to hear that!

    • J.C.
      September 24, 2010 at 6:33 pm

      ENJ–And how does that relate to Jenna and her situation? Good lord, move on, girl. Everything’s not about you.

      • JessicaE
        September 25, 2010 at 6:14 am

        agreed so much.

  • Dani
    September 24, 2010 at 4:48 pm

    I’m so sorry this happened to you once let alone twice! I’ve had a few things stolen from me and a brick thrown at my car so I know what you mean when you said you felt violated. It just always seems so unfair when it happens because I would NEVER do that to someone else! But karma’s a bitch and whoever broke into your car just racked up a huge cosmic debt!!!

  • Chelsea @ One Healthy Munchkin
    September 24, 2010 at 5:01 pm

    I can’t believe it happened again! I’m so sorry about your watch. 🙁

  • Nancy in Naples
    September 24, 2010 at 5:03 pm

    Very upsetting to hear this has happened to you again, Jenna . . .

  • Lori
    September 24, 2010 at 5:05 pm

    I am so sorry to hear this happened again to you…it is a terrible feeling. Someone broke into our home recently while we slept upstairs and our daughter was downstairs on the computer…it took some time to get over that feeling of being violated.

    a fan in Stratford in Ontario

  • Amber K
    September 24, 2010 at 5:15 pm

    People are so awful! I am so sorry you’re having to go through this again. 🙁

  • Liz
    September 24, 2010 at 5:21 pm

    Sucks!!! Unfortunately, this happens quite a bit. This same thing just happened to a coworker (in New Hampshire) who was off on a hike. Broad daylight, full lot. Someone on their way up asked my coworker and her husband what kind of car they had… at the point when they learned of what happened to their car, they had 3 hours of the hike left before they could get to the car! And apparently, for them, it was not the first time. I don’t know what kind of person would have the balls to do this – I guess they just do it so quickly and then move on.

  • postcollegecook
    September 24, 2010 at 5:29 pm

    I am so enraged by this. Sorry it happened to you twice! Total depravity is the only thing that explains incidents like this.

  • Moni'sMeals
    September 24, 2010 at 5:36 pm

    I am so sorry Jenna! That really gets me angry but floored! WTF!!!!
    I am feeling for you 🙁

  • Amanda
    September 24, 2010 at 5:50 pm

    That really sucks! In a well-lit area???? WTF! I’m sorry somebody busted your window AND took a special watch. I’m sorry you feel so violated, there’s not too much you can do about that. At least they didn’t find your wallet, that would have been a much bigger mess.

  • Zetetic Gamin
    September 24, 2010 at 5:50 pm

    SAD! So sorry this happened!! It feels so awful when our sense of safety is violated! People be [insert epithet of choice here].

    Sending you virtual hugs. And cupcakes!

  • Allie
    September 24, 2010 at 6:12 pm

    oh wow, that’s just horrible, and i’m upset about it, so i can’t imagine how you feel.

  • Taylor
    September 24, 2010 at 6:16 pm

    Ugh…people suck!! I had my car broken into this spring and I totally know what you mean about feeling violated. Hope your weekend cheers up!

  • Jess @ MTL Veggie
    September 24, 2010 at 6:20 pm

    Wow, I am so sorry to hear that has happened to you again!!
    Sadly, this is a very common occurrance in Montreal- especially if you’re in the downtown area. I never leave anything in my car ever just in the off-chance my car will be broken into.
    Maybe you should consider a car alarm? It won’t prevent a broken window but it will prevent anyone from sticking around to see what’s inside after they’ve broken it?
    Again, so sorry to hear that. Sending you a big hug!

  • Tammy (Defining Wellness)
    September 24, 2010 at 6:30 pm

    I can’t believe that happened again! I’m so sorry, Jenna. That’s a total bummer.

  • Marie-JourneyToBodyZen
    September 24, 2010 at 6:45 pm

    Wow, that is just so shocking! Reminds me to keep my doors locked, even when I think that no one could possibly want anything inside. I wish you a much better tomorrow!

  • TraciJ
    September 24, 2010 at 7:19 pm

    Seriously, that sucks! So sorry to hear about the 2nd break-in and the loss of your watch. Some people have some “nerve”………Hang in there, Jenna!

  • Julia
    September 24, 2010 at 7:29 pm

    Wow. That really really really blows. Im so sorry. And I totally know how you feel about being violated. I lived in a neighborhood once where people went out of their ways to vandalize cars because….get this… they think its FUNNY. WTF. Some people…..I swear! Good reminder for me not to leave valuables in my car…. I do that often since I basically live out of it.
    I sure hope the rest of your weekend is absolutely phenomenal.

  • Clearly Composed
    September 24, 2010 at 7:32 pm

    I grew up where you are living now and it just makes me sad to know that is happening in my old stomping grounds. I am so sorry and I hope only good stuff is coming your way. 🙂

  • hilray
    September 24, 2010 at 7:33 pm

    =[ I am so sorry! Feeling that way is the worst feeling.

  • Heather
    September 24, 2010 at 7:34 pm

    Ugh, so sorry to hear that happened, chin up!

  • Annie@stronghealthyfit
    September 24, 2010 at 7:56 pm

    Don’t worry about complaining- that sucks! I hate not being able to trust people.

  • Salah@myhealthiestlifestyle
    September 24, 2010 at 7:58 pm

    Oh Goodness! That is so frustrating! I hope thingsstart to look up for you!

  • Cyndi
    September 24, 2010 at 8:02 pm

    That is such a violation! Yuck!

    Try to move on I’m sure it’s random.

  • Jillian @ Reshape Your Life
    September 24, 2010 at 8:21 pm

    That sucks! I can’t believe that’s happened to you TWICE now! At least they didn’t find your wallet… Or wait for you to come back!

  • Lindsey @ SoundEats
    September 24, 2010 at 8:21 pm

    Oh my gosh, so sorry! I can’t believe this happened to you again. 🙁 It truly amazes me (in a horrible way) what some people will do in broad daylight. A couple months ago we were walking in a shopping plaza in the middle of the day, and this man tries to get in this old woman’s car (she was in her eighties). Apparently he couldn’t move her fast enough or something, and he ended up taking mace and spraying her in the face and stealing her purse and driving off. Who steals a purse and sprays mace in the face of an over eighty-year old woman in broad daylight!? Good news is, they caught the idiot. But still. People are crazy.

  • Hillary [Nutrition Nut on the Run]
    September 24, 2010 at 8:22 pm

    I can NOT believe this happened to you AGAIN, especially after such a happy photo post. GRRR!

  • Jessica @ The Process of Healing
    September 24, 2010 at 8:29 pm

    Oh girl!!!!!!!!

  • Amy
    September 24, 2010 at 9:56 pm

    Sorry this happened to you again! I hope you think twice about leaving valuables in the car though – hidden or not!

  • Kim
    September 24, 2010 at 10:14 pm

    Oh my goodness, I’m sorry this happened to you again. Please please stop leaving stuff in your car!

  • Anne
    September 24, 2010 at 10:27 pm

    Oh no! Have nothing to say – except I’m very sorry to hear that….:-(.

  • adrienne
    September 24, 2010 at 10:28 pm

    I’m so sorry this happened to you – again. I hope that these awful occurrences have not left a bitter taste in your mouth for Sonoma county. It really is a great place to live, as you know, but Santa Rosa has gotten a little rough around the edges lately. Whenever I go for a walk or hike in Anandel, I try to hide my purse the best I can, but that won’t stop someone from doing to me what they did to you.
    I feel terrible about your watch….people can be so heartless.

  • Katie
    September 24, 2010 at 11:32 pm

    Awww, hugs! This happened to me twice in the same week when I first moved to California. It is a terrible feeling! Don’t let it bring you down, there are still good people in this world 🙂

  • elise
    September 25, 2010 at 12:25 am

    what. the. eff. is wrong with people!?!?! ugh. so sorry love.

  • Stacey (The Habit of Healthy)
    September 25, 2010 at 1:46 am

    Oh my gosh, that’s horrible!

  • Sarah (Running to Slow Things Down)
    September 25, 2010 at 4:42 am

    How awful! Some people just have way too much time on their hands. I’m so sorry you had to go through all of this again. 🙁

    September 25, 2010 at 6:40 am

    WTH!!! this is rediculous! what is wrong with some people… im so sorry!!! <3

  • Deborah
    September 25, 2010 at 6:44 am

    I am so sorry to hear that. It happened to me in college. Now if I leave anything valuable (which is rare) I put it in my trunk and then lock it with the key which is a safety feature so you can’t open the trunk from the latch inside if the car is broken into. I hope this helps for next time, but I know you will always remember that watch your mother gave you. 🙁

  • lena
    September 25, 2010 at 8:02 am

    so sorry to hear about your car again! hope his conscience will prick him for as long as he continues his misdemeanor!

  • Judith
    September 25, 2010 at 9:40 am

    I agree with all the sympathetic comments, what a terrible thing. As a lifelong Bay Area resident, I always thought you live in a safe area, that is Santa Rosa is not known for its crime rate.
    Anyway, I tend to agree witht the post about your public persona and your blog. There are definitely strange people out there, maybe someone is stalking you. It can’t hurt to be overly cautious, talk to the police about the possibilty.
    Take care, mom of 2 daughters 🙂

  • cathy b. @
    September 25, 2010 at 10:02 am

    I’m sorry. It really is too bad that things like that have to happen to good people! *big frowny* Wish I could hand you a piece of the rustic carrot coffee-cake I baked this morning, and make it all better! 🙂
    Cathy B.

  • Alexa @ The Girl In Chucks
    September 25, 2010 at 10:09 am

    Sorry to hear about your car, that blows. 🙁

    I believe someone would do it though.

    I lived in Pacifica, CA when I was a kid. One day my mom told me to go out and clean our car. I can’t remember why. But I cleaned up the whole thing and while I was in there, I found a handful of change. Our middle console in the front seat had change holder spaces, so I just put the change in there. Sure, it was visible, but I was 12 and thought no one would break in for 47 cents.

    I was wrong. No more passenger side window for us. 🙁

    Hope your weekend goes much better!

  • sarah k. @ the pajama chef
    September 25, 2010 at 10:20 am

    oh no! that stinks. it’s a good thing you’re ok though!

  • Cynthia
    September 25, 2010 at 10:36 am

    That really sucks. I am so sorry that happened to you . . . again! Stupid people.

  • Kris
    September 25, 2010 at 12:19 pm

    I’m so sorry, but I agree w/ the posters who mentioned your lack of privacy due to your blog. Please don’t leave valuables in your car, and espec be careful when you are out hiking — don’t hike alone! Take care Jenna.

  • dragonfly180
    September 25, 2010 at 3:10 pm

    wow, sorry to hear this! time to invest in an alarm system? at least that would make them leave quickly. sorry you lost your watch. i have had things stolen from me, and i agree. it’s not the stuff gone that really bothers you. it’s the fact that someone feels like they have the right to take your stuff w/o consequences. it makes me really angry. i hope your weekend has gotten better.

  • Mary
    September 25, 2010 at 6:33 pm

    I’m SO sorry about your watch and your car! That’s a terrible thing!

  • Pam (IIN Health Coach)
    September 25, 2010 at 7:18 pm

    I’m so sorry, that really stinks! Someone broke into my car at the gym several months ago, they literally stole my lunch and ruined my day.
    Just know that their life is not as wonderful as yours and you will move on and keep being a wonderful person despite this incidence. So sorry girl.

  • fernando
    September 26, 2010 at 2:00 am

    Ever thought of becoming a minimalist? :/

    This is mind boggling, as you live in what I’ve always thought was a safe, affluent part of No. Cali. Perhaps you should live vicariously through the movie “Man on Fire”.

  • Mary (What's Cookin' with Mary)
    September 26, 2010 at 10:17 am

    Just got to reading this post ?! I am so sorry to hear about this Jenna 🙁 I am sending good vibes your way.

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  • Nicole
    September 27, 2010 at 10:56 am

    Wow! I’m just reading this post but I can’t believe is the second time in such a short span that your car was broken into, I don’t think my family in New York has so many issues…maybe you should invest in a car alarm?

  • Sana
    September 27, 2010 at 2:18 pm

    Sigh.. Sometimes people just suck.

  • Kristen
    September 29, 2010 at 7:32 am

    I’m so sorry this happened to you! I was visiting San Francisco this weekend and someone stole my wallet from my purse (that was hanging from my shoulder). I was just crushed, and freaked out about how I was going to get back on the plane to come home to Indiana without my ID.
    Thankfully, everyone I dealt with was wonderful, I’m home in Indiana as I type this and all I have to do is replace a few things.
    I’m so sorry about your watch. That is not replaceable 🙁