WTF Wednesday, it’s Squirtle’s fault.

I had every intention of updating yesterday, I really did.  I got up, got dressed, and walked out the door bright and early.  I went out for a five mile walk and as I walked I played Pokemon Go and that’s when the trouble started.

I went on a bender.

Pokemon Go bender

A Pokemon Go bender!

Pokemon Go froze up about a mile in and I had to restart it at least 4 times.  It wasn’t going too good and I hadn’t found that many pokemon.  Because my bag was full the pokestops weren’t giving me all that many experience points but it all changed at a pokestop when someone put out a lure.  I found a Machop and then an oddish and finally a pidgey in a very short time.  I had to have more.  I needed rare ones.  I hatched an egg and a Squirtle was born.  I couldn’t go back.  I had to go on.  I had to have more.

Before I knew it I had missed an early conference call, forgot to go to the bank and I was late for an early afternoon meeting.  OOPS.  The good news is that I’m almost at level 15 and I’ve got over 60 pokemon.  So, worth it!

We have a mud jeep that we take to the cabin when we want to go 4-wheelin.  We also have ATV’s and motorcycles which is why MacGyver decided he didn’t really need mud tires for his truck anymore and he asked me to put them on Craigslist to sell.

They’re hardly used and in great shape so MacGyver said sell them for 400 bucks and make sure you say cash only.  So, I posted this:

craiglist adI got my first reply this morning:

Stupid people

I should have kept playing Pokemon Go…


WTF, it must be Wednesday!

Have you ever advertised something on Craigslist?

The gift that keeps on giving, 9 miles, and camping, Happy New Year!

It’s no secret that MacGyver is addicted to Craigslist. In fact, the last time we went down to our house in Venice, I put on the documentary Craigslist Joe, which he rudely scoffed at. Yet still, it’s the only documentary he has ever watched in its entirety. I’m pretty sure he even made me pause it a few times when he had to visit the restroom although he might deny it, but I digress, the point is, MacGyver is addicted to Craigslist.

He checks it at least 3 times daily. He checks in the morning, he checks after work, and he checks once again right before bed. Finding the best deal is like a drug to MacGyver and he loves it. I’m pretty sure he also needs it or he’ll go into immediate withdrawal.

Unfortunately or fortunately, depending on my mood, MacGyver checks craigslist from the laptop on his desk located in the den. He doesn’t unplug his laptop because that involves too much ‘moving of the things’ and so, at least 3 times a day MacGyver goes missing.

Since MacGyver is always perusing Craigslist for the best deals, I had what I thought was a brilliant idea. I bought MacGyver an iPad Mini for Christmas and I was so excited about it that I could hardly wait until he opened it on Christmas morning. Much to my delight, he loved it.

Within only a few hours of powering the iPad up, the Kid and I were showing him how to use FaceTime, which he only mildly enjoyed. MacGyver isn’t a fan of cameras that point anywhere in his general direction so there’s that. Anyhow, we downloaded some apps and the Kid gave him a brief tutorial so that by Christmas evening, MacGyver was an iPad using fool. It made my heart smile.

Isn’t it amazing how quickly things go south?

It didn’t take long.

Just 24 hours after I gave him his gift, he turned to me and said, “Do you think we could use a pirate ship?” To which I replied, “Absolutely Not.” He made a disapproving sound and went back to searching. And now I’m a little leery that he might just come home with a pirate ship and God only knows where we would put it.

funny craigslist image

It’s not just the ‘buy all the things that seem to be a good bargain’ thing that bothers me. He also stays on that damn thing from the very minute he walks in the door until bedtime. And just this morning, I woke up at 5:45AM and the usual snoring was absent. I went out to the hall and noticed the bathroom light on. I didn’t think much about it until 40 minutes later when he was still in there.

So, I gently knocked on door, “Hey, are you okay in there?” And MacGyver said, “Oh, I didn’t know you were up, I’ll be out in a second.” And sure enough, he walked out about a half a minute later, WITH THE iPad IN HIS HAND!

I’ve created a monster.

In other news, I finished up my year with a 9 mile run this morning which felt ah-mazing. And now, we are getting ready to hit the road. We ring in the New Year from our Cabin in Holopaw. So, I’ll see y’all in 2015!

Have a safe and Happy New Year my friends!

What are you doing to celebrate the New Year?
Do you or anyone you know use craigslist excessively? (I’m looking into self-help programs for MacGyver.)