No, I did not spend the evening making up songs about the MBTA or anything

Alewife, Alewife
The newest red line staaaa-tion
Un-der-ground
In Cam-bridge-town
Near Fresh Pond Reservaaaa-tion!
Cree-py red neon lights sway and glow
To and fro
Abooooovvve meeee
Alewife, Alewife
The destination of this train!

This train is bound for Braintree, this train
This train is bound for Braintree, this train
If you wanna go to Dot then well
You're probably SOL
Cuz this train is bound for Braintree, this train!

This train is bound for Heath Street, this train
This train is bound for Heath Street, this train
If you wanna go to Kenmore Square
Take the B, C or D, I don't care
Cuz this train is bound for Heath Street, this train!

This train is expressin' to Ruggles, this train
This train is expressin' to Ruggles, this train
I'll say it five or six times more
But at Mass Ave you'll a-pound on the door
This train is expressin' to Ruggles, this train!

This train won't be stoppin' at Bowdoin, this train
This train won't be stoppin' at Bowdoin, this train
You'll hafta get out at State Street
And walk a couple feet
Cuz this train won't be stoppin' at Bowdoin, this train!

This train is actually a bus
This train is actually a bus
...da da dada da da daa...
... ... uh ... da da da da da...
This train is actually a bus.

Of course the YouTube links I previously had to the original tunes have been removed. The first one is to the tune of "Edelweiss" from "The Sound of Music" and the rest are to the tune of "This Train is Bound for Glory" (traditional African-American spiritual).


Only weird people are interested in my bed

I've bought and sold a lot of things on craigslist over the years. All of the sales have gone smoothly. I can't say the same about my current attempt to sell a bed frame.

Here's who's replied so far:

1. Dude says he's interested. Wants to come over and check it out. We set up a time. As I always do when people are coming over for the first time, I advise them to use google maps, as many other mapping programs and printed maps have outdated maps of my immediate neighborhood that show old street names and show one-way streets as still being two-way streets. He calls half an hour after he's supposed to have gotten there, saying he got lost, but now knows where to go. He shows up, maps in hand, says he got lost not in my twisty residential neighborhood, but rather was driving all around Boston for an hour trying to find Mass Ave and Tremont Street to get over to me. So he looks at the bed frame, says he's definitely interested, but has to come back with a bigger car. Says he'll e-mail me. Two days later, he hasn't, so I e-mail him to see if he's still interested. Never hear anything back.

2. I get an e-mail reading "does it come with the matres." I specifically said in my ad that it's a bed frame, and even specified that it has everything you need to set it up except for the mattres(s) and box spring.

3. One person says they're interested, wants to know how much I'll charge to drop it off in [neighborhood]. I give them a price, they say fine, they ask if they can come over that afternoon. I say I'm not free that afternoon, but give them my address and several times I'm available during the upcoming week. Don't hear back for two days. Send another e-mail. Nothing.

4. One person says they're interested, asks if they can come see it on a certain day. I say that's fine, give them my address, give them some time ranges that work for me. Never hear back. Send another e-mail the next day and the day after. Didn't ever hear back.

It is really that tough for people to just e-mail me once they decide they're no longer interested? Every other time I've bought or sold stuff on craigslist, people have been great about keeping me updated.