Poor is the new “Bitch”

1 Aug

This is not a financial blog. If you’ve come here for advice on money, RUN! I know about as much about money as I do open heart surgery. So why The Poor Girl? Well, “poor” is an adjective that too many of us can relate to these days. But being “poor” is more than the lack of funds in your bank account; it’s a state of mind. It’s a word that so many of us run from, hide from and try desperately to disown. Not anymore, my friends. With the economy being what it is (or from what I see on The Today Show, aka my news source) “poor” is something I believe we should own. Ina Garten is my personal God, I worship her the way some people worship saints. My obsession with her has very little to do with the fact that she cooks and all to do with her overall lifestyle. Ina has a Fish Monger. When she wants to buy eggs she goes to a chicken farmer. Ina is not a Poor Girl. I bring her up not to make all us long for the time and energy to make our own chicken stock (apparently the cans are not good enough) but because we can have our own “Barefoot” lifestyle as long as we’re willing (or forced) to make a few adjustments. This blog will hopefully celebrate the new “Poor”. It will give that word power the way “Bitch” was given a total makeover. This is about shopping (yes, spending), attempting to cook for ourselves, the new cocktail hour (we’re poor, we must drink) and maybe even a tip or two on saving money (not from me of course, but maybe you’ll have some ideas?). The new “Poor Girl” will embrace basic skills we’ve gotten away from. Together we’ll learn how to fix things and make things while doing it all on a budget. This is about becoming the best Poor Girls we can be.

-The Poor Girl


One Response to “Poor is the new “Bitch””

  1. mike and kelly August 2, 2010 at 5:53 pm #

    funny and interesting site. Quirky with an intelligent and cutting edge voice. Can’t wait to see more. So-o-o are cupcakes out and the cake is the new cupcake?

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