When I was eating my breakfast at work Monday morning, the Microsoft developer evangelist Daniel called me on my cell phone. “Have you checked your mail?” he asked and I could hear in his voice that he was smiling more than usually. “Yes, of course” I replied, “Why?”. “You won the 2009 MVP award in ASP.NET”.
“SAY WHAT, for reals homes? That's awesome, but I didn't get the e-mail”. He assured me I won the award anyway, we hung up and I was really happy that I won the MVP. However, I did have a problem with the missing e-mail. What if Daniel was misinformed or some other mix-up had made me overly exited on false premise. I would be devastated if that was the case, since Daniel got me all worked up. Well, Daniel reassured me a couple of times during the day about the validity of his claim and that made me relax a bit.
Still, without that e-mail I wouldn’t know for sure…
Later that day I found the mail in Outlook’s spam filter, so now it's official.