|I like the clear white glass, 3" x 6"|
How many frugal acts can you spot in Today's "Broke Girl Daily Diary?"
I doubled up by $aving gas, car wear and fitness center dues by cycling the six miles r/t to the discount tile outlet. Collected $15 at my front door when I sold an old 2Wire modem I no longer use to Avi via Craigslist. (I misheard on the phone, and called him "Javier" when he came to the door. "Nope, it's Avi; Not Mexican; I'm from Israel," he said.)
|1-hr photo shoot in my kitchen nets $150 "location rental fee"|
Highlight? As I cycled on Logan Boulevard past the Target store, I spotted a woman holding a sign, "Hungry + Broke" who had a stack of luggage and a dog with her. I couldn't brake quickly enough, so circled back to ask her gingerly--not wanting to be intrusive--whether I could take a picture of her sign. She had no problem with that, and said I could take a picture of her and her dog as well: Lena and Shaaka (I thought at first she said the dog's name was "shotgun" given my poor hearing).
|I think Lena's my Broke Girl Avatar. She was nice.|
I didn't stay long, feeling a wee bit like I was intruding in her living room--which I was. After given Lena the entire contents of my wallet (nah, not that generous--I only had three one-dollar bills), I asked her, if she wouldn't mind, telling me her average day's take. "Money, you mean?" I'm not sure what else she thought I was asking.
"Well, we get maybe $20 or $30 a day."
|Lena with her protector Shaaka (that's my bicycle, lower left)|
BTW--as much as I bring it up, I almost never give money to homeless people. For example, I've never given coin to the guys who stand sentry at the door to the Post Office, nor those who intone at the entrance of a CVS or Walgreens, "Maybe on your way out?"
Lena and I talked a bit about hitchiking, and what sort of driver will pick up a a twosome with a dog. At which point, I said, "Were I ever to hitchhike, even though I'm afraid of guns, I'd be sure to pack one."
"Yeah," she said, "well that's the dog."
|Shaaka, the Happy Continent-Trotter|