Both of us have had our brief flings with PIRG that were not the best of experiences. Bonnie did it in Seattle last summer, and I did it in DC, the summer after high school. I really only did it for two days, but oh god, was it some horrible stuff, going door-to-door and trying to get people to give money to PIRG (Public Interest Research Group - a progressive public advocacy group that in seeming contrast to their stated progressive goals, exploits legions of young workers, making them serve as their foot soliders to beg for money, and paying them shitty wages all the while). I am utterly horrible at convincing people to give me money, and appearantly Bonnie is just as, if not worse at getting people to give money. So, that is our option right now until we get another job.
Another option for cash that I am going to call about when I get home is giving plasma. I just picked up the new Onion, and there is a huge ad in it saying:
EARN CA$Hby donating plasma?
EARN UP TO $225IN JUNE
ENTER TO WIN $500 CASH!
New hours beginning May 28 * It's fast, safe & easy!
Call or stop by for an appointment:
Badger Plasma Center
39 University Square Mall
Downtown Madison * 256-2110
People helping people, for life!
Thank god for capitalism.