Notes on Craigslist perusing this week: there's someone in Hopkinton trying to sell a whole lot of Playskool toys; it's easy to pick up Dave Matthews tickets if you want them; and a nativity scene can be yours (even a glowing one) if you should do a search.
There is also someone in the MetroWest area offering you an opportunity to make money by printing your own money, legally. Patch didn't feel comfortable passing along that link.
That Santa's stacked, and that's a fact—ain't holding nothin' back
David in Westborough is trying to unload a unique stacking ceramic Santa that is professionally hand-painted for $25. He'll only take cash, and you must pick it up.
This smoking Santa comes from a non-smoking home
We can't confirm that the David in Westborough with the stacked Santa is the same one with this smoking Santa, but the chances seem high. This ad's got a vintage, rare Santa musical smoker for sale. This Santa has lived in a non-smoking home. Made by the "famous" Halzkunst Christian Ulbrich in West Germany, the smoking 10-inch Santa plays "The Reuge" while insense smoke billows from his mouth. It is suggested for those of you who are looking to recapture the true meaning of Christmas.
For the feline who would like some privacy when using the little kitty's room
Perfect for the cat lover on your Christmas list, this homemade, sturdy, litter box hideaway or kitty nook is for sale in Marlborough, for $20. "My kitty adors it, but I am afraid she fails to understand that it just doesn't fit in our new tiny home."
Free coal for naughty kids
This person in Framingham is ready to part with a galvanized barrel of coal. The ad reads, "free coal in old trash can. good for burning or if you have lots of naughty kids..."
Had it not been your birthday ...
You were already celebrating your birthday with a friend at the Lazy Dog in Marlborough. This guy was hanging with his small group of friends at the bar. Every time he glanced your way, he says you were looking back. "I would like to have a chance to meet for drinks and conversation. Let me know."
Just add crabs
A Marlborough poster is selling a "hermit crab lot" that includes a 10-gallon tank, food, water bowls, a log, coconut hut, sand scoop, green sand, shells and a lot more. You just need to add the hermit crabs.
Hip-hop teacher needed in Natick
Can you teach hip-hop? An experienced teacher is needed to teach three classes in Natick beginning in January. Must have teaching experience.
Putting those special gifts to good use
Recently, this person in Framingham noticed some special gifts he or has, and has begun studying energy healing. The person needs a psychic mentor to help focus on these gifts and give advice. But then, you already knew that.
Help bring Phatso home
In Milford, Phatso, an old English sheepdog, went missing in the morning of Dec. 5. She is microchipped and her family misses her very much. She is brown and white and weighs around 60 pounds. There is a reward for her return.
This beautiful dog only has until Friday to find a home
According to this post from a Grafton person, Amelia needs to find a home ASAP and will be "euthanized if not spoken for." She has a broken leg, which, according to the post, will be amputated for free if she is adopted.
This guy was on a shuttle that picked you up at your job on Speen Street in Framingham, and both of you were headed to pick up your recently-fixed cars. He thought you were "wicked cute" and would love to chat and "go from there."