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Tuesday, November 28, 2006

So I'm a Little Sensitive

Email sent to support@pokerstars.com

Subject: Inappropriate Chat

I guess because I beat him in a hand he felt it was OK to chat inappropriately. I would like action taken please.

Table: 9
Hands: 7215010311, 7215020726, 7215036920, 7215043483

I am MissT74.

PokerStars Reply:

Hello misst74,

Thank you for taking the time to bring this to our attention.

I have looked over the chat logs, and agree that some of this player's
remarks were inappropriate.

Our goal at PokerStars is to be a fun place to play, where everyone
can feel comfortable. I have sent this player a warning asking that
he/she refrain from this type of behavior in the future. If this
warning goes unheeded, chat privileges will be revoked.


PokerStars Support Team

Hence my reply:


I'm extremely disappointed. As a known female player, I find it regretful that PokerStars finds that being called a "cunt" is excusable with a warning.

My apologies for misunderstanding your site's chat abuse rules.


Tanya Peck

If we (players and sites alike) don't take the steps to control abusive chat, or punish abusive chat, then what's the point of even TRYING to control it???

Grand Opening Weekend

Well, the holiday weekend has past, as has our Grand Opening Weekend.

We survived, getting everything that needed to be done...done...at 11:30pm Thanksgiving night. Working hard always feels good, IMO, even though it leaves you feeling physically exhausted.

The weekend did not generate anything CLOSE to the revenue we had hoped, but being the ever so optimistic person that I am, I'm not "worried" or anything like that...YET. It takes months to get out of the red in ANY new business, so I'm trying to help the partner see that and not get discouraged.

It can be hard sometimes when both parties feel that way, so I'm trying to be the cheerleader, although it gets pretty damn old pretty damn quick.

The marketing ideas keep going through my mind though and I know we will find one that will be the "winner" and bring in the business that we were hoping for this weekend.

In a nutshell: Could have been better, but could have been worse too.

I'll post the pics I took in a day or so, the store looks slammin! I love our decorations and the way the clothes fit in the store. I think we did an awesome job, now we just have to get the people IN the damn DOOR!!

Tuesday, November 21, 2006

RagZ for TeenZ

"Quality Resale Clothing Store Featuring Designer Labels"

This is it, the big week, the week my new business opens.

So about 8 months ago I had the idea of bringing a store to Kingman that was similiar to Buffalo Exchange. For those that live in Phoenix or Las Vegas areas, you are familiar with them, but for those that aren't, I'll briefly explain.

Buffalo Exchange is a consignment store for used clothing. You take your unwanted clothes in, they buy them off of you giving you 1/2 cash, 1/2 store credit. You would then shop in their store, buying resale clothes, paying 1/2 cash and 1/2 store credit. MUCH better clothes then what you would find in your local Goodwill, but still "resale" nonetheless.

I think their business model is a great idea and so I was going to try and adopt a similar version on my own. However, I decided to forget the consignment part and just sell used clothing! Not that big of a deal, nothing mind boggling there, but the kicker that comes in to play is the type of clothing that we'll be selling.

Kingman is a very rural community with only about 6 clothing stores to choose from, and absolutely no store in town sells designer labels. Truth be told, even if a store did sell the labels, Kingman also has a lower economy so it may not be possible for the majority of residents to purchase name brand clothing at the prices they sell for.

Sooooo, I decided to bring Tommy Hilfiger, Abercrombie & Fitch, Aeropostle and others to Kingman in the form of resale clothing, so that more people can afford to buy. When I say people I refer to teenagers, as that will be my target market.

It's worked out pretty good so far with Cherissa and her friends being my sounding board and letting me know when a particular piece of clothing was "Hot" or "Not".

We open on Black Friday, the day after Thanksgiving, and will be giving away movie tickets to the first 100 customers and also having a Ipod Nano giveaway. Hopefully this will send the teens to our store this weekend in droves!!

So there you have it, the news and details of my new business. Today is Tuesday, only 4 days left. The store is coming together, but still so many small details left to be done. The goal is to be done by Wed PM so that Thursday can be spent celebrating Thanksgiving.

Once the store is ready to go, I will take pictures and post them. I'm very excited about this and can't wait to see how the first weekend goes.

Next stop?

RagZ for KidZ

: )

Sunday, November 05, 2006

The Book

As announced tonight on ITH (www.internettexasholdem.com):

"I am pleased to announce our next book project and newest ITH author. The tentative title of the book is The World Poker Travel Guide written by our very own Tanya Peck. This book will be every poker player’s guide as they travel around the world looking for the best poker rooms to play.

I am very excited to have Tanya working with me on this project, and for those who know her, you know she is the perfect woman for the job. Congrats (and thanks) Tanya!


Yes, yours truly has been commissioned to write a book that will be published under my own name (co-authered possibly by Matthew Hilger) in 2007.

I am, of course, ecstatic, and very honoured that Matthew has the faith in my abilities to write to actually publish me.

I view this as being the opportunity of a lifetime. I have secretly wanted to write a book for the past 4 years, but knew that without the proper connections, it would be very, very difficult. I now have the connections, and as long as I make my publisher proud, I know that I can then write the book that I've been wanting to write for 4 years.

This current project is a guide to poker rooms, so I will be traveling around the US and reviewing the most popular poker rooms. I will make it a priority to make sure I publish trip reports on my journey, and will post where I'm going and when so that any invites for home poker games or dinner or heck, just an apple martini, can be accepted.

I thank Matthew Hilger for this opportunity and know for a FACT that I will do him proud as that's just the type of person I am. Motivated and Driven.

(By the way, this has nothing to do with the new business that opens in less then 3 weeks, I will talk about that later. :)