My first MVP award was on July 1, 2003. I received an email this morning that I have been awarded an MVP (Developer Visual Basic) again. This is my 5th. I am always a little surprised since I never really know year to year what the criteria is. I just do what I do and if that makes Microsoft happy, I find out on July 1st.
I was smart this year to spend every last dollar of the past year’s Microsoft bucks before the end of June. When I was down to $5, I found these cute little “beanie baby” type MSN butterflies for $2.50 each. They will be a fun thing to give to someone’s kid. Not bad for a non-shopper like myself. My nephews got some pc games and Office 2007 Home & Student edition. I was able to get copies of Office for my sister as she expands her business. It’s nice that I can share this benefit with my family, whom I steal time to go to conferences, run my user group, etc. Before the airlines got more strict with their carry-on rules, my husband’s benefit was that I brought home a 6-pack of local brew in my backpack when I did INETA speaker trips to user groups around the country.
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