I didn’t realize the finding a roommate would be so hard!

Somehow we managed to write the best Craigslist ad ever. Or maybe it’s just the time of year. Joey says that people move a lot in November because of Mercury being in retrograde or something.

Regardless, we have had an overwhelming response to our ad.  I’ve filled the available room twice and never had this experience.  Every other time there was a clear winner — the lesser of the evils.  This time, I love everyone.  I want to live with everyone.  They are all so intriguing and so chill.

Living in the SF Bay. So many cool people. Most of the time it’s a blessing but today it’s a curse.

For my future reference, here’s the ad:

We have a huge room for rent in a beautiful two-bedroom apartment near MacArthur Bart. The bathroom and kitchen are shared. The room is big enough that you can have a living space/office and a bed area–the closet is big enough to fit the bed. The dimensions of the room are 15.58 x 14.83 and the closet is 7.5 x 5.33 feet. The monthly rent is $675.

Shared fully equipped kitchen and big bathroom. TONS OF LIGHT. Hardwood. Coin-op laundry on-site. Shared PG&E and wireless comes out to $80 each/month. Available end of November, potentially sooner. Month-to-month lease. $1250 deposit.

Location: Centrally located in a cute Temescal neighborhood! We are close to MacArthur Bart (the transfer point!), Piedmont, Temescal shops, freeways, downtown Oakland. . . only about twenty minutes to downtown SF via Bart!

About us: We are a couple (Jen and Will) in our early thirties. We have a male tabby cat named the Guster who is 65 in cat years. He’s awesome. He eats twice a day, and won’t let you forget it. We work from home a lot and entertain a lot (we have many friends in the area). We share our home with a large family of plants.

We keep the house clean and are looking for someone who is also committed to keeping the house clean, but we don’t mind a few dishes in the sink. We recycle and compost whenever possible. We have extensive backgrounds in cooperative living and understand the value of working together.

About you:
You keep busy and are independently wealth or otherwise gainfully employed. You like to cook–or maybe you don’t. Maybe you have a cat. You like to cooperate and appreciate what comes out of working together. You are OK with us having a beer fridge and full bar. You pay rent on time. You may not know us already, but we will get along great. More than anything else, you want to live in a bomb-ass apartment.

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