Madrid: I’m staying with a man I met on Craigslist… but this story is not what you think 

So I’m staying with a man I met on Craigslist. This is one my favorite stories.

Some of you might recall me answering a craigslist add in NYC several years ago about playing board games with The Game Master. Everyone thought I was gonna get murdered cuz it was me and a bunch of men and also cuz it’s Craigslist. So as a joke, I would take pics with these guys every week of them pretending to murder me and post them on my blog. This really upset my mom and slightly concerned by sister so she came with me one week. She loved them! And then we took pics of them pretending to murder her lol. 

The funniest thing about it is that The Game Master (what he called himself and had us call him) looked terrifying. Like Mr. Clean. In fact, he regularly plays prison guards and criminals on TV. But he’s gay (all of them were) and he was the most gentle human being I’ve ever met. And so so sweet. He just LOOKS like a murderer.



Well, the pics escalated into all kinds of photo shoot storylines – me marrying one of them (the gay priest grandpa officiated it), me having the game mater’s baby, and usually getting murdered at the end. Things went a little too far one day when he asked if he could dress me up like a baby and coddle me for a pic. It was totally a Joke but we agreed that it was also too weird and stopped all the pics after that. 


I really loved these men. We were like The Lost Boys it seemed. These lost souls searching for connection when we didn’t feel like we really fit in anywhere. I’ve never felt quite like that with another group of people before. I was the only woman and the only straight person so I often didn’t understand their showtune references during password and I got a crazy dick measurer for white elephant at Christmas. But I really loved these guys. Only saw them on Sunday’s for games here and there. And I became fb friend with a few of them. But I always keep them in my heart. 


Well, one lives here in Madrid! Him and is his husband are putting me up these two days. They made me breakfast, gave me this phat bedroom, and now we are eating pizza they made for me. I’m watching tv for the first time in 6 weeks. It’s a Michael Jackson documentary on Netflix and I’m kinda bored but whatever. I can’t think of anything I’d rather be doing right now. 
I’m tired of meeting new people. I desperately crave familiar and easy for once. And I need sleep. I took a 4 hour nap during siesta. 
I love it when my old adventures have second beats and tie in with my new ones. I’m blessed to have come across so many wonderful people in my travels and I hope to always continue to do so. 
For more pics, there are several blog post from 8 years ago about these Craigslist adventures. Here’s one.


https://melaniehamlett.com/2009/06/22/craigslist-game-party-5-gamemaster-meets-my-sister/

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