Monday, July 30, 2007

It's not just Poker Chick

Train molestation abounds. An article from AM New York talks about subway pervs in NYC. To see the original post this relates to, click here.

Saturday, July 28, 2007

The Pet Peeve List

It's here, Poker Chick's list of Pet Peeves! This link will always be on the navbar and will be updated from time to time. This is a group list, so what irks you?? Bring it on: the good, the bad, the ugly, the annoying the un-PC...don't watch a no-no and suffer in silence! Write to Poker Chick and vent, baby!

  1. Fat, shirtless old men smoking cigars on the beach. 'Nuff said.
  2. Crocs. They're good for kids, good for water, not so good for grown men on the town. Especially egregious in construction-orange.
  3. 1980's-clad men (black hat, earring, etc.) grabbing their crotch while in line at the bagel store. Dude, not appropriate over or under the pants, and we definitely didn't need to see both. Now you can have all the "Mr. Confident" 'tude you want, but Poker Chick guarantees that everyone around you was still grossed out.
  4. Being called "Mom", "Mama", "Mummy", by a first name, or anything else other than "Mommy". This one's obviously not for everyone but we know PC is not alone in this one!
  5. Speedos. Anyone wearing speedos in public. Put it away, pal.
  6. People with no sense of personal space. Stop touching me!!
  7. Old ladies in drugstores. Poker Chick clearly missed the law of physics that doesn't allow a woman over 65 to spend anything less than 15 minutes at the checkout counter.
  8. Dogs in purses. Even worse when it's a fancy purse.
  9. Parents also in costumes when trick or treating with their kids. OK, you want to put on a tiara or nose to get in the spirit, that's cool. Full fledged witch or Star Trek character, now you've crossed the line to big loser.
  10. People with NO CONCEPT of personal space. What's wrong with you?
  11. Tourists in New York over "the holidays".
  12. People who use oppressive terms like "holiday spirit" and think it makes them sound liberal, inclusive and PC.

Sunday, July 22, 2007

What's New With Poker Chick?

So what's been going on whilst we await the Toronto review? A few words to sum up the weekend....pull-ups, toddler undies, dissertation discussions, central park, pms pimples, nighttime marching bands, Harry Potter, and newfound obsession with both "Man vs. Wild" and "Facebook" (specifically, poking and the travel map feature..over 150 worldwide destinations!) Oh yes, and if any local friends know the best intersection to buy a gun in NY, please share....

Wednesday, July 11, 2007

New post below. Updated post here. And the newest addition: summer reading (also on right). Hey, technology is fun!

Games People Play

Everyone plays mind games with themselves they'll never admit to. Think about it, you're bored, waiting for the subway and you think to yourself "bet one comes in 10 seconds" and you count "10...9...8". Or you sit at a sidewalk cafe and play "native or tourist?" in your head. So here's the latest game....

You're starved. You haven't eaten anything that day and it's 100 degrees out. You decide to stay in the building and open your wallet. There's $4 inside. Are you upset? Of course not! It's another opportunity to play the crowd-pleaser "how much can I buy with what I have?"

Poker Chick scoured the cafeteria. Enough food to be sated for four measly bucks? In Manhattan? It can be done!

One cheese sandwhich on whole wheat bread
"Deluxe" with lettuce, tomato pickle and chips
A fresh peach

Grand total: $2.96!

A few inconsequential people have been known to call Poker Chick cheap. Ahem. Not cheap. Just entertaining.

What embarrassing mind games do you play?