this week's theft: a wooden coffee table I'd put on the porch to go with the double papasan chair. the table itself was a bit beaten up, but a nice older piece that would have looked great had I cared to restore it. I removed from the trashpile of a neighbor moving out, so I'm not too upset about it, but still, the brazenness/chutzpah someone has to come on my porch and take stuff really peeves me. I will add that you couldn't see the table from the street; you'd have to be on the porch at my door to know it was there to steal.
the other thing thats been stolen from me since I moved in May? 3 or 4 brightly colored bowling balls, serving as yard ornaments. 2 disappeared one day, then another 1 or 2 the next, so I got wise and put the remaining 2 in the backyard.
things that have not yet been stolen from my yard/porch:
25 lb. bag of potting soil (duh, but probably no less awkward to steal than the bowling balls)
one white lawn flamingo (other 3 are in backyard)
one tacky ashtray (that was on the now-stolen table)
one non-retro ugly vinyl covered chair (where the thief placed the ashtray when stealing the table)
the papasan chair
one portable orange TV (yard ornament)
2 tiki torches
more updates as more things get removed...or added, which would also be interesting.