I've been tagged by Nick Bradbury as part of the 5 Things People Don't Know About Me meme. Here's my list

  1. I've gained back 25 lbs of the 60 lbs I lost earlier this year. With the holidays and an upcoming trip to Las Vegas to attend CES I assume I'll be gaining another 5 lbs due to disruptions to my schedule and poor eating habits before I can get things back under control.

  2. I sold all my stock options when MSFT hit 30 last week.

  3. I used to smile a lot as a child until when I was about 11 or 12. I was in a Nigerian miltary school during my middle school years and some senior students didn't like the fact that I always walked around with a smile on my face. So they decided to beat me until I wiped that silly smile off my face. It worked. My regular scowl was mentioned as a dampener in more first dates than I'd like to admit while I was in college. I'm glad my mom decided to pull me out of the military school after only two years. At the time, I thought that was the equivalent of running away. Mother knows best, I guess.

  4. My dad is in New York this week but I turned down an opportunity to fly up and see him. I found out the details of his trip on Saturday evening which meant I'd have had to break of prior engagements such as baby sitting my girlfriend's kids and taking my intern on his farewell lunch if I wanted to see him. I'm sure I'll regret missing opportunities like this later in life.

  5. I have songs from every G-Unit Radio mixtape on my iPod.

I'm tagging the following bloggers to spread the meme; Mike Torres, Shelley Powers, Sanaz Ahari, Derek Denny-Brown and Doug Purdy


Wednesday, December 20, 2006 4:15:06 PM (GMT Standard Time, UTC+00:00)
Thats sad that you don't maybe smile as much as you did. I can understand why you don't, i think if i were in that situation i'd have not as much to smile about.

my conspiracy theory, you've sold all your stock options cause you're moving to goole/yahoo/elsewhere!

don't go dare.... you're in my top 10 fave MS bloggers.
Wednesday, December 20, 2006 7:49:28 PM (GMT Standard Time, UTC+00:00)
Hi Dare,

Don't let the door hit you on your ass on the way out.
Thank you for your cooperation.
Microsoft HR Dept.
Wednesday, December 20, 2006 11:31:39 PM (GMT Standard Time, UTC+00:00)
"I sold all my stock options when MSFT hit 30 last week."

Nice to see how optimistic you are about MSFT's future. With that attitude, can a senior executive role for you be far off?

Thursday, December 21, 2006 12:16:15 AM (GMT Standard Time, UTC+00:00)
It's always interesting to see other people's perspectives of the same data. I remember when I wrote the blog post at http://www.25hoursaday.com/weblog/PermaLink.aspx?guid=40ce0d9c-245f-4f6b-b00a-bf55aed61703 , and people called me an idiot for holding onto my options. Now I'm not a trustworthy employee for selling them.

Thursday, December 21, 2006 4:41:38 AM (GMT Standard Time, UTC+00:00)
I didn't say you weren't trustworthy - just clearly not very optimistic about MSFT's future. That's okay, you have lots of company among your senior management.
Saturday, December 23, 2006 9:29:25 PM (GMT Standard Time, UTC+00:00)
Hey, I'll be at CES as well!
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