What is it about developers that requires them to practice poor hygiene?
I went to a Microsoft developer event and the sour body odor stink was
nigh unto overwhelming. Besides that, I think it’s mandatory to have
some sort of respiratory issue requiring you huff and puff like you’re
working out the largest crap of your life.
This isn’t the first time I’ve noticed this phenomenon, and I think
it’s high time someone did something about it. Maybe that’s why they
hand out t-shirts - as a subtle hint to folks that they need to change
clothes sometimes. If that’s the case, I suggest the hint is too subtle.
Perhaps it’s time for “Microsoft soap-on-a-rope” or “Deodorant 2003.”
(My suspicions were confirmed on this point when I more closely
investigated the tag on the shirt I got from the event. See for
Oh, and I don’t claim to be a fashion guru, but I’m pretty sure the
Hawaiian shirt, khaki pants, and Birkenstocks-with-no-socks combo does
not fall under “haute couture.” (There were two of those there.)
I went to Mr. Bill’s Trivia again last
night with Andrew and Susan and
crew. Always a good time.
Andrew laid off the beer a bit this time so he didn’t go shouting the
answers to the questions for the world to hear, but Susan spilled her
drink in her lap after getting worked up about one of the questions so I
almost had to cut her off.
It was confirmed once again last night that Jenn and I think pretty
much the same thought process entirely. It began with a conversation
Andrew and I had about reality TV:
Andrew: Do you watch reality TV?
Travis: Yeah, Survivor and sometimes American Idol. You?
A: Both of those. Oh, and Average Joe.
T: Is that the one where the guys wear the masks?
A: No, it’s the one where the lady has to choose between a group
of average guys and a group of models.
T: Who’d she choose last season?
A: The model.
T: Of course she did. Was there ever any doubt?
*** Time passes… conversations change, the trivia game
continues, and somehow someone starts talking about reality TV
Jenn: So you like reality TV?
A: I watch a couple of shows. Average Joe…
J: Is that the one where the guys wear the masks?
I think you see where that’s going.
I ended up eating way too much - a huge nacho, an order of cheese
sticks, an order of potato skins, and three iced teas - and this morning
I can still taste the potato skins. I really need to just cut back when
Anyway, that was a good time. It’s always fun to hang out with those
guys. Plus, Andrew finally won something at the trivia game ($1 off
his meal), so his bad luck streak is broken.
Super Diamond is coming Saturday, March
13, to the Crystal
Ballroom and both Jenn
and I are thinking this group needs to go experience the Surreal Neil.
Andrew’s firmly against it, which will make it all that much more fun.
Doesn’t look like we have a hockey game that night (is the season over
already?) so it’d be cool.
In entirely other news, it turns out Hasbro is releasing (or
re-releasing?) the “original trilogy” line of Star Wars action
figures. I never got a Millennium Falcon and I’ve always wanted one. I
don’t know what I’d do with it, but I want it. Maybe I’ll have to get