Wednesday, January 2, 2008 1:16 AM
My last post which alerted the world to my MVP-ness was a bit...unlike me. I mean, for one thing, it was a one sentence type of post...when do I *ever* post a one sentence post? But you need to understand my condition at the time: stayed up all night playing board games and pool with friends, then went for breakfast and didn't get home and into bed until after 7AM. So below is the post that I *would* have posted earlier if I hadn't been such a zombie at the time I got up to check email quick before heading back to bed.
Well its that time again. January 1st is somewhat like Christmas, where all the good little boy and girl geeks will run to their inbox and check to see if they've been granted a metaphorical golden-ticket in their chocolate bar to be part of Santa-Ballmer's chosen Most Valuable Professionals. In fact, within the next few hours I'm sure that we'll see an onslaught of blog posts crop up on the main GeeksWithBlogs feed sharing the joyous news of those that received the nod.
Well my friends, my loyal blog readers, and those who are forced to scroll through this while going through the main feed, I bring you tidings of great joy: I have been selected as a 2008 MVP in ASP.NET and am joining the chorus of bloggers here posting a proverbial chorus of "Hallelujahs" on the main feed.
In all seriousness though, this is really a great honor and I am quite humbled at receiving it. I also need to thank those that really helped make this happen: the amazing people that I've counted as my friends in the industry and who've helped me grow personally and professionally. There's way too many to name here, but if you're from Alberta, or involved in a Canadian User Group, or you post here at GWB, or you've attended Dev Teach, or you're part of the Canadian INETA contingent, or your first name rhymes with "Lasha", then its a good bet that you know who you are and know that this means you.