According to Microsoft, I’m awesome.
Who am I to disagree? I’ve actually been an MVP for a few years, but the stackable acrylic award only started last year. I’m not sure when I was first awarded, but it was around the same time as Debra and Jon, so maybe they remember.
There was a time when I would get some pretty awesome gifts from Microsoft. I carry a laptop bag to work every day emblazoned with the MVP logo. And my USB stick is a leather-bound doodad with an MVP logo. As the program grew, they had to scale back those kinds of gifts. Even if the program hadn’t grown, I’m sure the current economic climate would have nixed those gifts. No matter, I’m just happy to be a part of the Excel community and a little acknowledgment from MS can’t hurt.