Happy New Year and all that.  I spent the long weekend at Myrtle Beach soaking up rain or sun - depending on the moment you checked. 

I’ve been out of Fargo for a year now, after nearly 30 years living in Minnesota and North Dakota.  I wasn’t timid about the winters growing up.  I’ve slept outdoors in the dead of winter (in an igloo and not), ice fished in 40-below temps and done the whole “run from the sauna into the snow drift” thing (poor-man’s polar bear club) more times than I can recount.  Growing up Minnesotan was all about snow, ice and fun.

But this year I spent New Years in a pair of shorts walking the beach and playing mini-golf with the kids.

I’m hooked.

The Indigo Girls said it well … “When god made me born a Yankee he was teasing”.

So if you didn’t enjoy your New Years weekend as much as I did … why not consider a change?  We’re hiring.  (If the direct link does not work – visit http://members.microsoft.com/careers/search/default.aspx and search for the “NC – Raleigh” location and the “Visual Studio” product.  Leave the other defaults and click “Search Jobs”).

[My regularly scheduled rant is coming shortly]