Ask the Tick: How many legs?

There are 7 girls in a vanpool. Each girl has 7 backpacks. In each backpack, there are 7 big cats. For every big cat, there are 7 little cats. How many legs are there in the bus? The Tick answers, courtesy of Cha Cha* entity count leg count total leg count girls 7 2 14…


Ask The Tick

As you might recall, I ride the Tick, the Northwest’s premier vanpool, to work. I have decided to start a new, very popular feature of my blog called "Ask the Tick." In this very popular new feature, you will pose a question and I will put it to the members of the Tick to answer…


Clockwork orange

I just looked in the mirror and realized that in my mad rush to catch the Tick this morning, I didn’t finish getting ready and I only have mascara on one eye.


To Infinity and Beyond!

Have I mentioned that I am a member of The Tick, King Country’s premier vanpool? Have I mentioned that if you are reading this in the hopes of learning something apropos to certification or the MCP program, you should think again, because all I am posting is my vanpool pick-up schedule? 


Northwest’s Premier Vanpool Divided by Clock Adjustment Debate

  —–Original Message—–Sent: Thursday, March 29, 2007 8:00 AMTo: TickSubject: RE: Warning — set Tick official clock forward   That would require an additional minute.   Sounds kind of reckless to me. You sure?     —–Original Message—– Sent: Thursday, March 29, 2007 7:52 AM To: Tick Subject: RE: Warning — set Tick official clock…

Reminder about tomorrow (Feb 15) Exchange Cert Live Meeting

A. We’d love to have you attend this live meeting tomorrow (which is today for some of you). We will cover the new E12 exams, associated training, and implications for people planning to work with Exchange 2007 or who hold an MCSA: Messaging or MCSE: Messaging certification. As usual, 2 meetings. Register for February 15, 2007, 7:30 AM PST…


I tell you what! It’s early.

I drove a friend to the airport this morning at 4:10 a.m. PST and decided to come right to the office instead of going home and waiting for my vanpool (did I mention that I love my vanpool? did I mention that it is the Northwest’s premier vanpool?). So, here I am, at my desk, and I…


My vanpool is called The Tick.

My favorite thing about working at Microsoft is my vanpool. It is called the Tick and is unquestionably Microsoft’s premier vanpool. In fact, it might well be the premier vanpool in all of King County, “America’s Leading Public Vanpool Provider”! I haven’t been riding very much because my pick up time is 6:45 a.m., a time at which, as a rule, I prefer to…