Well ya'll it's July which means it's that time of year again. It's Q5/Q1 - internal Microsoft-speak for we are still waiting for the final Q4 and full year numbers to be reported, but the new fiscal year has officially started. It's also that time of year when Microsoft employees spend the most of their time either on vacation or at internal conferences.

Well, I'm doing both.

Our fiscal year is 12 months, but most field sellers squeeze it all in between September and June. Most of the month of July and part of August are already booked solid for me and almost everyone else who works here. I'm taking some much needed time off AND I've got a few Microsoft conferences to attend. It's absolutely crazy. My poor dog is going to spend so much time boarding with my groomers he's going to think he belongs with them. I've also had to rearrange a several hair appointments (a diva has to look good). Thankfully I've managed to squeeze in some shopping, but I digress.....

I say all this to say that I'll be taking a break from regular blogging as I fly back and forth across this country for work and play.  Look for a new blog from me towards the end of July or the beginning of August. You'll hear from me sooner if something major happens or I come across some cool info I can't wait to share.

Thanks for reading my blog, bookmarking it, subscribing to the RSS feed, quoting and linking to from your websites, sharing it via Facebook, LinkedIn, Twitter, MySpace (yes people still use it) and e-mail. I hope you enjoy reading it as much as I enjoy writing it. I'm off now to watch all the illegal fireworks being set off in my neighborhood. Forget Navy Pier, I have a 360 degree show from my roof.

Happy 4th of July! Enjoy the rest of your Summer and I'll type at you soon :-)