Broke-Ass of the Week – Marissa Barker
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 don’t know much about Marissa other than she’s a broke-ass, she likes beer, and gets down to Dee Dee Bridgewater.. Sounds like our kind of person. Read below to get her tips on brokeitude.
Name: Marissa Barker
Occupation: Admin Whore/Aspiring Something Else
What neighborhood do you live in?: Noe Valley, SF
What are you listening to these days?: The Dee Dee Bridgewater station on last fm.
Best money saving tip: Put whatever you can in savings every month. Don’t touch it. Pretend it’s not even yours.
What do you refuse to spend money on?: Cabs. I only take them when absolutely necessary.
Most expensive thing you’ve ever bought: My trip to Europe last year.
How’d that feel?: Totally worth it.
Favorite cheap eat: This tiny place between the Twin Peaks bar and Castro Theatre on Castro Street. I have no idea what it’s called because there’s no sign but they sell a bunch of quick, cheap food. It’s great to grab a $1 hot dog before a movie.
Favorite dive bar: Trad’r Sam in the Richmond. The purple drink is the best.
Best deal you’ve ever gotten: Lip balm I was essentially paid to take when I got way too much change back at an Urban Outfitter and didn’t realize it until after I had left. Please don’t tell anyone (that this happened or that I shopped at Urban Outfitter).
Favorite free thing to do: Bring a book to Dolores Park or Washington Square and not read it because there are too many interesting people and cute dogs to watch instead.
If you woke up a millionaire, what’s the first thing you’d buy?: An apartment so I’d never have to move again. I hate moving.
Despite not having money, do you still love your life?: Of course.
Do you own my book?: No. But in broke-ass, moocher fashion, I’ve borrowed it from my roommate.
Best hangover cure: Chicken fried steak from Toast on 24th Street.
Are you a hipster?: Nopester.