This just in: I’m a girl!

A gentleman just came up to our booth at TechEd and was asking about the guy who blogs about training and certification. And I said, I do, is it me? And he said, no, it is a guy but then I said my name and he said oh, wait, it is you.

This just in: I'm a girl.

Comments (14)

  1. R says:

    I think I can tell by your writing style that you are girl…

  2. R says:

    On another hand… maybe you can put a picture to avoid confusion… lol… j/k

  3. Lukas Beeler says:

    So obviously this guy never watched a webcast.

  4. Larry West MCSD, MCPD, MCTS, etc. says:

    Or perhaps he watched a webcast and thought that Trika was the MCT in the photograph.

    (You are the "not an MCT," aren’t you? Just checking 🙂

  5. Wait! What? You are a girl? 🙂

    </pseudo surprised>

  6. Andy says:

    There’s no mistaking Trika.

  7. Y-E-Me says:

    Because a man would describe himself as ‘a booth babe’? – I wouldn’t like to be one of his male friends…

  8. Trika, you’re HAWT!!! The guy had to have been legally blind to have not known that.

    Don’t let it get ya down. 😉

  9. Murray Wall says:

    I am the guy who happened to think you were a guy, I now stand corrected 😉  But the time I met was online as she answered a post for a free mcp beta exam, thanks bye the way, I passed the 237… Not having seen or heard her, she was just virtual and was unsure of the name.  Next time I see you I will buy you a beverage  See you at margarettaville


  10. says:

    Murray… I was just teasing. Congratulations on 237. See you tomorrow!

  11. Funny, Murray…but you have to understand that you will now go down in history as the guy that mistook Trika’s gender. 😉

    Congrats on the Cert.

  12. Mike Cavel says:

    Trika I knew you were a girl…

    You certainly don’t look anything like what I imagined. And I won’t bother you any more about my cert, but I will look you up on Thursday and give you some tips on the Vista exams.

  13. hdierking says:


    nope, that’s all I’ve got…


  14. says:

    I thought you might enjoy this exchange on our Microsoft internal certification e-mail list this morning. I responded to a question to a big group of people and a gentleman wrote back:

    "Dear Sir, I wanted to ask is there a way to upgrade from MCSE 2000 to MCSE 2008?, or the 2000 certified must upgrade to MCSE 2003 then upgrade to MCSE 2008? Thank you for your time."

    Then, to my rescue, came this response, from someone else on the list:

    "FYI, Trika is not a sir."

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