Broke-Ass of the Week – Bartender and Blogger Melodie
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 week’s featured Broke-Ass is Melodie. A bartender in the NYC area. When asked what she’d like me to include in her intro she said:
“Please hype that I’m a bartender with a bartending blog. I use it to meet people and get into events for free. This is my blog, Drinking is a Sport.”
Unfortuately for me, it’s a sport I’m good at. Let’s she what she has to say about being a broke-ass.
Occupation: Bartender/usher at the local PAC
What neighborhood do you live in?: The Dirty Jersey, Woodbridge to be exact
Best money saving tip: Always buy on sale and use coupons, don’t be afraid to sidewalk shop and use craiglist free listings
What do you refuse to spend money on?: Concert tickets, I will volunteer and work shows I want to see, then network while I’m there to make more music connections
Most expensive thing you’ve ever bought: 3K for my car
How’d that feel?: Like I got shot in the stomach, I’ve been broke ever since.
Favorite cheap eat: 25cent wings at happy hour
Favorite dive bar: Big Nick’s Burger & Pizza Joint on the UWS is a favorite for food and beer – Just order Big Nick’s Mug
Best deal you’ve ever gotten: $1 bolt bus ticket to boston
Favorite free thing to do: The beach early morning or late night, when it’s free. The library, free lectures, free museums.
If you woke up a millionaire, what’s the first thing you’d buy?: Probably a bar, it’s the best way to network.
Despite not having money, do you still love your life?: Yes, it makes things interesting
Do you own my book?: No, only because I haven’t been able to find it in a used book store.
Best hangover cure: Strawberries and champagne or really, really greasy food
Are you a hipster?: I’ve been a hipster since the day I was born, my parents are diy hipsters.