So it’s the night before our first challenge, and I can’t sleep…I know I’m going to be up all night and only get a good 2 or 3 hours of sleep.  Remember that when you see me looking like a zombie in during the first challenge. 

The house they have us in is absolutely ridiculous.  I think I’ve gotten lost twice now already exploring.  I nearly got stuck in the elevator…yeah, that’s right – the elevator.  Took it all the way up to the top floor where there’s a viewing deck overlooking Puget Sound.  I will have to remember to go up there for sunset.

When I first got here, I wasn’t sure I had the right house.  I rang the front door but no one answered…I ended up walking around the house looking for an entrance like a burglar.  I guess they didn’t hear me inside…I wouldn’t either the place is so huge.  Fortunately, I bumped into the owner who was looking for his lost cat and he let me in.  Funny interaction though…”Yeah, uh…I’m here for a MS reality show…no really, I’m not a burglar.”

I still feel like I’m in a twilight zone episode…am I really, actually participating in a reality show?  The way I see it though, any amount of personal discomfort will be worth it in the end for a chance at becoming a Microsoft employee.