Back from my "staycation"


I took last week to chill-out (as much as is possible for me) and I admit spending a lot of time on the couch including one full day watch a marathon of the Janice Dickinson Modeling Agency (don’t just….it’s a vacation!). I also admit to getting a little obsessive with the label maker. Let’s just say that nobody will open my linen closet or look under a bed and have trouble figuring out what’s there. Sometimes I annoy myself.


Anyway, back at work and I’m circling the drain a bit. No excuses about the dearth of blogging activity. It’s hard to come up with something witty to say when you’ve got a hundred other things swirling through your brain (like how come you “drive” a car but “ride” a motorcycle?). Also, not blogging during my time off was intentional.


Anyhoo, I am back and thought I would, in the spirit of corporate wonkery, share this site with you. My team is focused on providing competitive intelligence to our dev centers and a big part of most dev centers is R&D (aka MSR or Microsoft Research). So now I have somewhere to send people when they want to learn specifically about those types of opportunities in our global offices.


So more to come now that I am back. Once my head stops spinning for sure.

Comments (3)

  1. Wine-Oh says:

    I think shows like Janice Dickinson can only be stomach’ed in marathon or tivo form. My new guilty pleasure is The Cho Show. Also big into Mad Men (which was also watchable in marathon form this weekend) and a bit more intellectual.

    Thanks for sharing that link. Very interesting site. Do you think other departments at Microsoft will follow with their own dept site? Or have others already done so.

  2. I think that a Staycation sounds wonderful – give me 2 straight weeks with no blackberry, career site updates, new launches or conference calls…time to just soak up the husband, squawking kids, and barking dogs that I see WAY too little — yeah, that sounds just about perfect.  

    …Of course with my luck – we’d get hit with a hurricane (Hello hurricane conga line Hannah, Ike and Josephine – ugh).

    Glad you’re back 🙂

  3. HeatherLeigh says:

    Hey Wine-Oh, others have done so. If you go to the parent site, I believe there are pivots by role and by group. If you have some time to kill, you may enjoy poking around there a bit.

    Shannon – I read your facebook updates and I don’t know how you do what you do. Well, you are younger than me…that’s one part of it! I have to admit that I do have a dog head on my lap right at this moment. He’s probably thinking "hey, why are you making that noise and staring at that light box on your desk?" It was a bit of a relief to come back to work. I know….that’s sick.