Broke-Ass of the Week – Jeff Hunt from Muni Diaries

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.

 

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 Jeff Hunt from Muni Diaries.  When I asked him what he wanted people to know about his site, he had this to say:

 

We want Muni Diaries to be the place people go to tell and read stories of the crazy and sometimes-poignant shit that happens on Muni and BART. We’ve all got stories and we’ve all heard friends and coworkers spin yarns of their own. Muni is too much a part of life in SF not to be a treasure trove of great stories. Stranger than fiction, often.
     And in terms of being broke, we don’t “work” for muni diaries. We chip in for web-hosting fees, and do what we can at our various day jobs to edit posts, get news up on the site, and maintain the site’s twitter account. The compensation comes in the joys of comments and reader-submitted posts. So, yeah, send your muni and BART stories to us today!

 

If this sounds up your alley, you should totally check out  the first Muni Diaries live event.  It’s called Riders with Drinks and will be happening at the Make Out Room on Friday June 12th.  Click here for more details

 

Name: Jeff Hunt

 

Age: 35

 

Occupation: There’s some debate, but here’s the mouthful: Online Course Caption Transcriber. I write closed captions for hearing-impaired art students. Yay!

 

What neighborhood do you live in?: Mission.

 

Best money saving tip: Have a Jewish maternal grandfather. Short of that, buy used, and haggle.

 

What do you refuse to spend money on?: Sex, notwithstanding the cost of having a girlfriend.

 

Most expensive thing you’ve ever bought: If you agree to publish this after Wednesday, May 13: An engagement ring for my hopefully soon-to-be fiancée.

 

How’d that feel?: Heavy, and reverberating.

 

Favorite cheap eat: Tie: Any Lee’s Sandwich and any Taqueria Cancun taco.

 

Favorite dive bar: Doc’s Clock in a heartbeat.

 

Best deal you’ve ever gotten: Three-course prix fixe recession-dinner, with wine pairings, at Jardinère.

 

Favorite free thing to do: Ride my bike, respectfully and lawfully, I might add.

 

If you woke up a millionaire, what’s the first thing you’d buy?: My debt.

 

Despite not having money, do you still love your life?: Despite, or because of? Either way, totally.

 

Do you own my book?: I don’t read things that aren’t online. But if it means you’ll post this, I’ll buy it. Used, of course.

 

Best hangover cure: Coffee+go back to sleep+shower+more coffee+one more time going back to sleep.

 

Are you a hipster?: Is that a band? Are they playing? Is it a secret?

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Broke-Ass Stuart - Editor In Cheap

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".
  • http://brokeassstuart.com Broke-Ass Stuart – Editor In Cheap

    Hey Jeff, quick question, what did your lady say?

  • http://twitter.com/munidiaries Jeff

    YES! so it’s cool for you to publish this now ;)

  • http://brokeassstuart.com Broke-Ass Stuart – Editor In Cheap

    Mazel Tov! Honestly at this point, considering this is now on the internet, it would be a little awkward if she hadn’t said yes :)

  • Adam M

    Congratulations, you two! I like to think that bright blue drinks at the House of Shields had something to do with your current happiness. Sending you a million best wishes.
    Adam

  • Dan Phillips

    Gita has never looked sexier!

  • http://www.munidiaries.com Tara

    It took a couple of minutes of disbelief, but I finally said yes ;)

    So proud of my broke-ass!

  • http://www.munidiaries.com Tara

    Also, I am unaware of these alleged girlfriend “costs”!

  • http:www.whatimseeing.com plug1

    congrats, you two! cant wait to finally meet you at the drink up in June.

    til then…

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