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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I had the pleasure of meeting Adam Nace, this week’s featured Broke-Ass, at The Fish Bowl after a softball game once. I lost my glove in the bar that night, but it was okay, because I learned a lot about The Beastie Boys, Denver, Harry Potter, and whiskey. Dude’s legit. If you need proof, just look at the hat he’s wearing in his photo. Told you.
Name: Adam Nace
Occupation: PR for GAMA-GO
What neighborhood do you live in?: I hang my hat in the Inner Richmond. I’m on the cusp, really. Technically, I’d call it the Outer-Addition-Upper-Haight-Rich.
What are you listening to these days?: A dash of Eddie Money and a smattering of The Streets, a shit load of Beastie Boys and some Death Cab For Cutie if I’m feeling all sad bastardy.
Best money saving tip: Have only one vice. I like to drink. I’ll take a tumbler of whiskey on the rocks over just about anything if I’m paying for it.
What do you refuse to spend money on?: Shitty chain restaurants like Applebee’s, TGI Friday’s, etc. I’m soooo glad we’ve collectively decided to rise above that kind of garbage in the City.
Most expensive thing you’ve ever bought: The car that I just sold. It was a necessity when I lived in Denver, but it was a black hole for parking tickets here in SF.
How’d that feel?: It felt great at the time, but not nearly as good as it felt to get the hell rid of it.
Favorite cheap eat: Street meat. Doesn’t matter if it’s a sausage from a kiosk in Prague, chicken on a stick in the Costa Rican jungle at 4:00 am or a danger dog in the Mission after too many bourbons; street meat gets it done.
Favorite dive bar: I seem to find myself at the Bitter End on Clement at least once a week. It’s not terribly divey, but I’m in with one of the bartenders, so my tab generally ends up being lighter than it should be.
Best deal you’ve ever gotten: I was upgraded to the penthouse suite at Mandalay Bay in Las Vegas on my 21st birthday because they had overbooked the rest of the hotel and couldn’t honor my original reservation. A $3,000 a night room for $300 a night? Fuck yes!
Favorite free thing to do: A bike ride. No parking meters, no gas & no insurance on a bike. Plus it keeps your buns lookin’ tight!
If you woke up a millionaire, what’s the first thing you’d buy?: An around the world plane ticket. For every cool thing I’ve seen, there are 100 more out there that I haven’t yet.
Despite not having money, do you still love your life?: Absolutely. I live in a world-class city with more young, creative & talented people thanI can shake a stick at. What’s not to love?
Do you own my book?: I’m borrowing it from a friend (Broke-ass pro-move).
Best hangover cure: In chronological order, you’ll need 3 Advil Liqui-Gels, black coffee, dim sum, a beer and a movie you can ignore.
Are you a hipster?: Nah.