Friday, September 11, 2009
Cassidy Creek, art student, fan of popping, locking and dropping
How do you save money?
"I’m pretty bad at saving money, but I manage when I need to, mostly by hitting up places with good specials. If I go out, I’m a big fan of Free State’s $1.75 beers on Mondays and Jazzhaus’ $1.50 anything on Tuesdays. But I also limit myself to a certain amount of money at a time. Whenever I hit my quota for the day or week, then I have to sit at home and mope around. It’s awesome. Plus, I always try to make and sell things, like ceramic plates—well, I don’t sell as much as I make. My mom taught me that. She used to always make clothing for my dolls as a kid. At the time I felt pretty uncool because it wasn’t store bought or mass produced. Now I realize how cool that is to have a personally made thing. A good example is that I’m currently repairing some furniture for my house—a couple of retro kitchen chairs that my old roomie left behind and a killer record player/end table piece. August move out is a glorious time for cheapos like myself."
How do you splurge money?
"I’m saving up for some sort of trip to a real tacky place, like Vegas or Coney Island. Someone recently told me that the next time I was in Vegas I should get a case of beer and sit in a seedy wedding chapel, watching people get married all day. For some reason that sounds like a hella awesome time."