Broke-Ass of the Week: Natasha Tanksley-Perry

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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This week’s broke-ass is Natasha Tanksley-Perry.  She’s a student at the Academy of Art hella loves fruit and Mexican food.  My kinda girl.  Let’s see what kinds of tips she has for her fellow broke-asses.

Name: Natasha Tanksley-Perry

Age: 22

Occupation: Advertising and Comic book illustration major at Academy of Art & part-time retail slave.

What neighborhood do you live in?: Mission

What are you listening to these days?: the war on drugs, those darlins, the weeknd, titus andronicus

Best money saving tip: Buying fruit at the mission markets around my house has saved me an arm and a leg & then there’s always $2 Tuesdays @ Roe restaurant and lounge. $2 drinks & 2 for 1 appetizer plates!

What do you refuse to spend money on?: Cable television, water, and porn.

Most expensive thing you’ve ever bought: 27′ imac

How’d that feel?: Like bliss.

Favorite cheap eat: $1.75 tacos from Vallarta on 24th and Treat. They’re incredible and Open til 2am!

Favorite dive bar: A tie between Homestead and Bender’s

Best deal you’ve ever gotten: Black Sabbath “Paranoid” LP on vinyl. $11, Treasure Island Flea Market

Favorite free thing to do: pass all the beautiful dogs in Precita Park and then hike to the top of Bernal heights.

If you woke up a millionaire, what’s the first thing you’d buy?: A black 1945 Ford Pickup, an english bulldog, then send my mom on a vacation.

Despite not having money, do you still love your life?: Always. I have my family and friends so I’ve got all I need.

Do you own my book?: My bad.

Best hangover cure: St. Francis Fountain’s’ eggs florentine w/ a poisettia or a sausage w/ a pomegranate cider from Rosamunde’s Grill.  Followed by hours of watching ancient aliens on netflix instant with my roommate.

Are you a hipster?: Mehh. I mean, I’m more hip than unhip – that’s for sure.

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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".