So… This happened:
Dear Mark Vaillancourt,
Congratulations! We are pleased to present you with the 2014 Microsoft® MVP Award! This award is given to exceptional technical community leaders who actively share their high quality, real world expertise with others. We appreciate your outstanding contributions in SQL Server technical communities during the past year.
I am so proud to receive this award from Microsoft. I can’t adequately explain how gratifying it is to know that my contributions to the SQL Community are seen as being so valuable as to be recognized by Microsoft.
I need to thank Microsoft as well as the many many fine people in the SQL Community who set an excellent example for how to make an impact. There are too many people to name without risking missing someone.