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Broke-Ass of the Week – Allan Hough from Mission Mission

Every week we feature a different person from the community shedding a little light on their life of brokeitude.Who knows, maybe you’ll learn something about the human spirit…probably not.

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This week it’s Allan Hough, the man behind SF’s wildly popular, Mission centric blog, Mission Mission.  Allan also writes SF Weekly’s I Heart Street Art blog and contributes to The Onion’s Decider.  Yet despite being a being a successful writer, he’s still a broke-ass (damn that sounds familiar).  Let’s see what kind of knowledge he’s got to drop on us.

Name: Allan Hough

Age: 28

Occupation: Professional writer

What neighborhood do you live in?: The best neighborhood.

Best money saving tip: Cease desiring material things.

What do you refuse to spend money on?: Pieces of scrap metal. There’s so much just lying in the street, ripe for the taking.

Most expensive thing you’ve ever bought: The rent, motherfucker.

How’d that feel?: Not good at all.

Favorite cheap eat?: Bacon Xiao Long Bao: dumplings filled with bacon, pork, and bacon broth. $5.50 at Lung Shan on Mission Street. And $0.50 of that goes to charity.

Favorite dive bar?: Pop’s. Remember? I wrote a thingabout what a good time we had there together.

Best deal you’ve ever gotten: Dicky Davies charged me just $40 for an epicly badass painting he did of a forest fire.

Favorite free thing to do: Dolores Park.

If you woke up a millionaire, what’s the first thing you’d buy?: That big-ass former church turned single-family homeacross from Dolores Park. 

Despite not having money, do you still love your life?: Yep. Money ain’t shit.

Do you own my book?: Fuck no. I don’t read books.

Best hangover cure: Eat a banana cream pie tartlet and a chocolate croissant, drink a tiny bit of coffee, and then go back to sleep for four hours.

Are you a hipster?: Well, I am wearing a fanny pack.


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I've been called "an Underground legend": SF Chronicle , "an SF cult hero": SF Bay Guardian, and "the chief of cheap": Time Out New York, but to those familiar with my work, I'm just "that douchebag who writes books about cheap stuff and drinks a lot".