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Broke-Ass of the Week – Plug1 from What I’m Seeing

Updated: May 04, 2009 19:41
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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 time around our Broke-Ass of the Week is Plug1 from What I’m Seeing.  I sat here for awhile trying to think of a good way to describe his site, but truthfully, it’s not nearly as good as what he says about it.  So here it is verbatim:

     WHAT IM SEEING dot com is a San Francisco photo-blog focusing on history, current events, and day-to-day life through the lens of our cameras.  It was born out of an early conversation in which Plug1 & Plug2 expressed a sincere interest in getting to know The City and its people in the most intimate way possible: by walking the streets daily with cameras in hand.      Our snap shots focus on America’s dream metropolis: San Francisco – in all of its splendor and variety.  From abandoned waterfront warehouses to mile high Fi-Di skyscrapers.  Our definition of “straight photography” is keeping one finger on the shutter button, and both feet in the street.


Name: Plug1.


Age:  33.


Occupation: Picture Taker and Photo Blogger 


What neighborhood do you live in?: Potrero Hill’s North Slope.


Best money saving tip: Monthly Muni fare evasion.


What do you refuse to spend money on?: Cover charges, premium beer, haircuts, Giants tickets, my wardrobe.


Most expensive thing you’ve ever bought: A nice engagement ring for my wife, Plug2.


How’d that feel?: Great, especially when she said 'œYes'.


Favorite cheap eat: Tu Lan, Lee’s Deli, El Farolito, Cha Cha Cha (Mission location).


Favorite dive bar: Hi-Dive, Connecticut Yankee, The Ramp.


Best deal you’ve ever gotten: $7 haircuts at the Barber College on Sixth Street.


Favorite free thing to do: Walk the streets with camera in hand.


If you woke up a millionaire, what’s the first thing you’d buy?: A 2-BR house in Potrero Hill for Plug2. 


Despite not having money, do you still love your life: Yes. I live in the most beautiful of cities and am surrounded by great friends.


Do you own my book?: No, you’ve not sent me one yet.


Best hangover cure: 2 ibuprofen, 1 Gatorade, and a 2 hour nap


Are you a hipster?: Emphatically no! I dress more like Chevy Chase in National Lampoon’s European Vacation.

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Broke-Ass Stuart - Editor In Cheap

Broke-Ass Stuart - Editor In Cheap

Stuart Schuffman, aka Broke-Ass Stuart, is a travel writer, poet, TV host, activist, and general shit-stirrer. His website is one of the most influential arts & culture sites in the San Francisco Bay Area and his freelance writing has been featured in Lonely Planet, Conde Nast Traveler, The Bold Italic, and too many other outlets to remember. His weekly column, Broke-Ass City, appears every other Thursday in the San Francisco Examiner. Stuart’s writing has been translated into four languages. In 2011 Stuart created and hosted the travel show Young, Broke, and Beautiful on IFC and in 2015 he ran for Mayor of San Francisco and got nearly 20k votes.

He's been called "an Underground legend": SF Chronicle, "an SF cult hero":SF Bay Guardian, and "the chief of cheap": Time Out New York.