Have some blog payola

The Valleywag figured us out. We’re controlling bloggers just by flying them to Redmond. Your mind is under our control. (Insert evil laugh here). Oh, sorry, got a little out of control. Blame it on the payola I just got. Hanging out here with about 10 geeks. I’m well pickled. Sat in the hot tub for more than an hour. My fingers are all wrinkly.

Anyway, I’m under Laurent’s mind control. Oh, now Euan Semple, who works for the BBC is trying to control my mind (he’s sitting on the floor right in front of me and writes a blog titled “the obvious”). Resist! Resist! There is no way I’m gonna do the “four things” thing. No way. No how. Heh.

At least not until someone gives me some of that blog payola!! Heck, I even had to carry my own bag into this shindig. Heh. And while sitting in a hot tub in the moonlight with five other geeks is a spiritual experience you still gotta run across the snow back to the house. Damn that’s cold.

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Hello from the wifi hot tub

We’re not quite in it yet, but will be in a few minutes. Here Pierre Devos is warming up the hot tub. That should be an experience. Five geeks all sitting in a tub. Sorry, we have a pact: no photos. 🙂

The skiing here is awesome. I’m so out of shape, though. Here’s a picture down the slope at Villars where Laurent Haug took me to.

I hear the founder of IKEA lives directly beneath these slopes. I can see why. Stunning natural beauty. That’s Geneva in the background under the blanket of fog.

Oh, and the chalet we’re staying in? It’s 400 years old and has a weblog built into the house. Seriously. There’s a timber that has writings on it going back hundreds of years in a reverse-chronilogical format. No RSS feed, though. 🙂

Thanks to Pierre (a friend of Laurent’s) for inviting us up to his Chalet. Sometimes I get to have remarkable experiences. Today is one of those days. Thanks to both Laurent and Pierre! The view off of his porch is stunning.