I got up in the morning from temporary housing and put on my 3 piece business suit to start my first day of work at a relatively small computer company near Seattle called “Micro-Soft” or something like that. Within a day I’d been ridiculed for my choice of dress (“You’re wearing a ne-ne-ne-ne-necktie?”) and had to sign a dozen or more forms, been handed an employee directory and shown to my new window office – a converted conference room, but still a window office. I shared the office with Joe King (yeah, that was his real name) for about 2 weeks until I got my own office.
I’ve spent the past 25 days giving a year-by-year recap of my career at Microsoft, today’s been a bit of a whirlwind. I was originally going to recap the highlights of the past 25 years but instead I think I’ll just write about some of the events of the day.
My group had a lunch where we celebrated with a “Windows Mixer” cake decorated by Steve Ball:
I received my 25 year service award – the thing weighs about 30 pounds (it comes in a footlocker!).
And if you’ve seen the sound team, you know that we almost always have a video that goes with every event…
EHO and Kristin Carr, two of my co-workers wearing their “Larry Look-Alike Kits”:
My boss, Noel Cross with his Larry Look-Alike Kit:
I also was fortunate to have several of my co-workers from years gone by come by and share in the celebration, it was amazing seeing them again after several years.
Today’s been an awesome day, and I’m really looking forward the next 25 years!
Edit: Ok, blogging while slighly intoxicated is a bad idea.