Broke-Ass of the Week

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

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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  1. Oliver Hartman - Resident Bargain Whorespondent

    Fan of your Chevy Chase steez. Emphatically.

  2. Maximus Sunburn
    May 5, 2009 at 1:12 pm

    Best hangover cure: 2 SOLPADEINE Plus, 1 tube pull, 1 mug of hot green tea.