Sunday, June 28, 2009


If Poker Chick is MIA, it's just because she's trying to figure out how the hell to write a funny logline. However she's never too busy to plan for Vegas! Note - especially to those in California, it's not too late to get in on the hotel steal and book some 4th of July fun. C'mon, everyone's doin' it....

Saturday, June 27, 2009

Can you trust people to "get" food allergies?

We encourage you to read this post from our friend at Please Don't Pass The Nuts. For those without food allergies trying to understand how to handle food allergies yourself, perhaps it will provide some perspective as to how attentive you need to be at every single situation involving food outside the home.

Friday, June 19, 2009

Oh test scores - come out, come out, wherever you are!

Results will be sent home 3-4 weeks after the test, they said.

If you recall, Poker Chick has promised to chronicle the craziness of getting your kid into Kindergarten in New York so a first step: an IQ test for FOUR YEAR OLDS otherwise known as the ERB. And we were advised to have mini take it early, in the spring. So she did. 5 weeks ago. And Poker Chick is here to tell you: they lie.

You're smart readers. You've done the math, haven't you? Then you know where this rant is going. It's going to why put a mother through torture! Poker Chick is checking the site every day for those scores while simultaneously berating herself for even thinking about them since she truly believes the thought that one test on a FOUR YEAR OLD can give you any kind of idea of how smart they are is redonculous. And furthermore, while this test is needed for only every single private school in Manhattan, Poker Chick is trying to go the public route.

So here she sits, waiting for some outsider to validate her child's brilliance through a testing process she doesn't believe in and for a school she probably won't go to.

Welcome to Kindergarten in New York. It's not for the faint of heart.