11 Apr 2013

The Perks of Being Unemployed

To the ones who have had some trouble holding down a job, or the ones who have had extreme difficulty actually landing a job to hold down, or the ones who simply just cannot work, here’s some good news. There are actually perks to being an unemployed citizen; a person

Joanne Rae - Coinless Wanderer 0
31 Jan 2013

Lazy? Broke? Need to Lose 5 Pounds?

Before you dismiss this article as the blog equivalent of a late night infomercial from which you’ll probably end up spending at least $75 on “miracle” makeup powder (I’m looking at you, Bare Escentuals), hear me out. I recently found myself on the pudgier side of the scale (THANKS holidays,

Patricia Scull - Patty the Pauper 0
18 Sep 2012

Sashay Away to FREE Zumba Classes Every Wednesday in Williamsburg

I, like many others, love myself a little Latin flavor. I also– like many others– enjoy gyrating in a semi-slutty way, while wearing stretchy pants, and a ponytail, and sweating out all of my toxins in a roomful of other ladies doing the same thing. What I’m describing here is

Carrie Laven - Pretty Penniless 0
20 Jun 2012

BODYFUN : Exercise and Meditation through Dance

My recommendation for Wednesday, June 27th: Step 1: Put on those sweat pants or shorts or whatever the hell you want, and get over to the Body Actualized Center at 9 pm. Step 2: Feel slightly awkward and overly concerned with not looking like an idiot for approximately two minutes.

Jules Owen - Wandering Wastrel 0
04 Apr 2012

An Ode to Guys with Potbellies

Straight ladies and gay gents:  think about what makes a man attractive to you.  Is he passionate about life?  Does he respect you?  Does he make you laugh, and make you think about deep, philosophical shit?  If you got knocked up and had a baby, would you not mind that

Carrie Laven - Pretty Penniless 1
07 Mar 2012

Notes on a Nerd’s First Hardcore Show

Last weekend, I went to my first-ever hardcore show.  I was a serious geekazoid as a teenager, so I was too busy trying to get the high score on the next AP Bio test to buy black socks, become straightedge, and be in the throes of a steamy hardcore love

Carrie Laven - Pretty Penniless 0
30 Dec 2011

Broke-Ass Mom Resolves

I’m not sure I believe in New Year’s Resolutions.  I feel like they are just an additional way to feel bad about yourself by the end of the year.  Then you can look back and say, “Shit, I said I was going to lose how many pounds, and I’m up

Jennifer White - Mommy No Bucks 0