have you ever put a roommate wanted ad on craigslist?
well i did last week...
and to my surprised i got a crapload of responses. must have been my witty copy writing skills - see thats why i get paid the big bucks kids.
i never thought i was going to be a person who put an ad on craigslist for a roommate.
but i'm in a tough situation.
my current roommate bird is moving back home to lakewood. i love my apartment, my neighborhood, my neighbors and my downtown family. i'm not ready to take the plunge into the housing market even though I KNOW it is the perfect time to. so basically i needed to find someone to fill the second bedroom in my fully furnished and awesome apartment. like quick.
plus, i'm lazy and i don't want to move.
my friends that i reached out to to live with me had either just resigned their lease a month prior or were stuck in their lease for a few more months. nothing was lining up for me.
so i thought what the hell, i'll throw out the bait and see what kinda fish i can reel in.
little did i know that 90% of my applicants would be male. which i don't have a problem with, i guess i just didn't think the response would be so male heavy. ha. male heavy.
i even got a response from a dude i kinda know - or he knows a lot of my friends. his email to me ended up being the most ridiculous response ever, and i totally called him out on it once i outed who i was. i totally should have strung him along for a few emails.
damnit for me being nice.
one of the first emails i received was from a guy named nate. he seemed normal enough, but he only wanted a place for the summer.
initially i thought that wasn't going to work but then the wheels got a turning and if he moved in for the summer then my friend steph could move in end of august when her lease in the building next to mine was up.
yes... this could work.
so we traded emails back and forth.
and considering he could keep up with my banter that was a very good sign.
i then did my version of a background check - googled his name (he was in some weddings which means at least someone likes him), myspace (he looked cute and normal), facebook (yeah i don't have facebook) - so the internet gave me a gist of his general background.
i gave him my full name to google search me, and we became friends on myspace.
i even gave him my blog link.
when he emailed me back saying that if he could be a plum head of the week he was most definitely in for being my roommate, i knew it was worth at least a meeting.
so my new summer roommate nate just left.
he is totally cool!
and not an ax murderer.
i had my neighbor georgia peach on watch duty to listen if i screamed then her and nameless would have to come and rescue me.
instead they just came over, met nate, and gave their neighborly approval.
i'm a good judge of character and i think it's going to work out just fine.
also, maybe he has a hot friend i can make out with. kidding! - kind of. (i know you're reading this nate!)
as much as i am going to miss living with bird. i think this is going to be a fun experience.
who knew craigslist would turn out to be the solution i was looking for.
so i'm curious, has anyone had a super bad (like you think i'm nuts), or super good experience with CL?
do tell, do tell.