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Skating the Microsoft Campus Redmond Washington are Seattle skaters, (back left), Rob, John, (front) Gen, Audrey, (back right) Portland skater Kim, Sue and Rosco from Seattle.

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A good time nor a skating paycheck not to be missed, Kim Bria and Nancy Hartman packed for a day trip to Seattle to join the Microsoft Butterfly promotion for a second year.

Slipping on the purple velvet lycra body suits and colorful wings is a humbling yet exhilarating experience.  This year our job was to help in promotion of the MSN Peak Performance Sweepstakes and DSL product launch on October 25, 2001.

Garbed with special label granola bars and bottled water, we put in promotional appearance at Staples and Radio Shack in Seattle Suburbs.   Handing out the free gifts and putting smiles on the faces of shoppers and motorists as we "flew" by.

We also visited the MSN Campus and swarmed through one of the main buildings, passing out the gifts and smiles to Microsoft employees.

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Audrey flies by,  joined by Kim on a pass through the MSN Campus parking lot

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In Transit, butterflies are stuffed into cars, wing to wing as we move to each of our destinations.

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Standing at the MSN Campus planning out the Migration are from left to right, Rob, Gen, John, Sue, Audrey, Kim and Rosco

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Wings filtering the breaking sun through butterflies Sue, Kim and Audrey

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Gen dances through the campus parking lot as the rain breaks and the sun spotlights her style.

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Radioshack takes in bugs, (front to back, left to right) Rob, Nancy Sue, Rosco, John Gen, Kim and Audrey holding the Flag.

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Kim and Nancy skate along the Promenade at Staples handing out granola bars

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Nancy (left) and Sue (right) filter the bright sun throughout their wings


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Good thing Butterflies can't read, as Kim and Nancy stand beneath the No Rollerblading sign


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Sue takes a break outside of Staples

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Rosco, skating the promenade as the debonair butterfly

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Our fearless leader Rob, demonstrates how to play "butterfly"
in case we find ourselves in a potentially dangerous situation