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 spiritâ€¦probably not.
Wanna be a Broke-Ass of the Week? Holler at us here and we’ll send you the questionnaire.
This time around our Broke-Ass of the Week is Plug1 from What I’m Seeing. I sat here for awhile trying to think of a good way to describe his site, but truthfully, it’s not nearly as good as what he says about it. So here it is verbatim:WHAT IM SEEING dot com is a San Francisco photo-blog focusing on history, current events, and day-to-day life through the lens of our cameras. It was born out of an early conversation in which Plug1 & Plug2 expressed a sincere interest in getting to know The City and its people in the most intimate way possible: by walking the streets daily with cameras in hand. Our snap shots focus on America’s dream metropolis: San Francisco – in all of its splendor and variety. From abandoned waterfront warehouses to mile high Fi-Di skyscrapers. Our definition of “straight photography” is keeping one finger on the shutter button, and both feet in the street.
What neighborhood do you live in?: Potrero Hill’s North Slope.
Best money saving tip: Monthly Muni fare evasion.
What do you refuse to spend money on?: Cover charges, premium beer, haircuts, Giants tickets, my wardrobe.
Most expensive thing you’ve ever bought: A nice engagement ring for my wife, Plug2.
How’d that feel?: Great, especially when she said â€œYesâ€.
Best deal you’ve ever gotten: $7 haircuts at the Barber College on Sixth Street.
Favorite free thing to do: Walk the streets with camera in hand.
If you woke up a millionaire, what’s the first thing you’d buy?: A 2-BR house in Potrero Hill for Plug2.
Despite not having money, do you still love your life: Yes. I live in the most beautiful of cities and am surrounded by great friends.
Do you own my book?: No, you’ve not sent me one yet.
Best hangover cure: 2 ibuprofen, 1 Gatorade, and a 2 hour nap
Are you a hipster?: Emphatically no! I dress more like Chevy Chase in National Lampoon’s European Vacation.