“Develop an interest in life as you see it; the people, things, literature, music-the world is so rich, simply throbbing with rich treasures, beautiful souls and interesting people. Forget yourself.” ~Henry Miller
I got a fantastic pullout loveseat for my office for $20 off of Craigslist and I think I’ve been enjoying it as much as some people enjoy a new car. Really. I tell everyone. I got such a great deal. It’s so comfortable. And it’s loaded – new covers, fluffy pillows, twin bed under the hood. It’s a sweet little loveseat.
Forget the sweat and frustration of trying to get it into my office. And the eventual dismantling of my door frame. That’s all over. And now I’m sitting comfortably while knowing I can give a friend a lumpy, tilting bed for a night or two. Probably just one. I’m pretty sure one night on this thing would be enough to send anyone to a hotel or to our sofa, sofa bed, or the click-clack.We have more guest crashing areas than we have guests.
On to the point though … Craigslist rules. It’s perfect for the armchair yardsaler that I am. Yeah, I like pre-owned junk. Other people’s stuff is so great. Here are a few postings I especially loved:
A full sized Noid cut out? How big is full sized? As big as a human? And wow, how much do I not want that creepy pizza marketing mascot from the 90s (correct me if I’m wrong) named Noid because it rhymes with Avoid?
Speaking of life-sized things I want to avoid, here’s a 6ft tall old man waiter:
It sells for $550 online, so the person who bought this for $1000 originally got ripped off. If you’re wondering if the waiter is ethnic, here’s a closer look:
Yep. The stereotypical old-but-not-ethnic waiter. Speaking of debatable ethnicity (click image to enlarge):
Asian nudes? Really? I can’t see the one on the left very well, but the one on the right has a very Native Indian look. And classic Nudes? Is that really what you want to go with as your ad line? Here’s are some classical nudes:
This posting describes her as Hot! That’s valid, I suppose. But Asian? I’m still not sure.
Dick Hallorann might have liked this painting. Too bad he and Scatman Cruthers are dead.