Who is Craig, Anyway?

I have a little confession to make… Craigslist is kind of a secret obsession for me. I think it is so much fun to laugh at the “best-of” section, read some of the haikus (yes, I do this from time to time…), see what good garage sales are coming up, and look for great bargains on furniture for sale.

Now normally I don’t seriously look for furniture because 1)I normally can’t afford the things that I want, 2)I don’t have the right place or space for the things I like and 3)I have no way to transport these items… Until today. I’ve recently been driving my mom’s minivan, a.k.a. the swagger wagon (thanks to my friend Seth for the awesome name!), and it is perfect for toting around just about anything! And “anything” would just so happen to include the fantastic baker’s rack that I bought today!

Isn’t it fantastic?!? This is my very first Craigslist purchase, and it is awesome. The very best part? It was only $30! (Well technically there was a penny in one of the drawers, so I guess it was only $29.99). Technicality aside, that is such a steal! I need to take a second here and give a shout-out to one of my favorite couples, The Calefs, for letting me borrow Cameron for the afternoon! He was nice enough to come with me to pick it up, make sure that I didn’t get stolen or murdered while at a stranger’s house, and then help me carry it up to my top-floor apartment.

I haven’t quite decided if I want to leave it or paint it, but either way I am loving it! I hope that my roommate loves it too, since it will be a surprise addition to our apartment when she gets home Monday!

Also, on a side note, did you ever wonder who the Craig behind the Craigslist is? I wondered that today and thanks to the internet, I now know the answer! Wikipedia showed me that some guy named Craig Newman started Craigslist in California in 1995. 1995! That seems like it is waaaay too long ago to be true… but if it was on Wikipedia, then obviously it is a fact!