Thanks to everyone for their good wishes and positive thoughts about my job interview. While the interview wasn't a complete slam dunk, I think I did pretty well... a sort of B or B+ performance. Some of the prep work I did was helpful, and let me give solid answers to a couple early questions. I am grateful that bulk of the questions lay in familiar areas of expertise.
I can't really rate my effort too well this morning though. I awoke at 4:30am this morning to find that my brain was checking and re-checking my answers. Fatigue and paranoia are taking their toll on my objectivity. I just have the modest goal that one of these phone interviews will actually lead to an in-person interview one of these days. I have no idea if my phone interview will get me there... but here is to hoping.
In a conincidence that one might take to be a good omen, I finally got a call from the body shop yesterday afternoon. Repairs to my car are finally finished. Mrs. Geek and I picked my car up immediately following the job interview. The final repair bill made my eyes pop out a bit -- the total cost pretty much hit the estimated value of my car minus its salvage value. Total cost to me was about $600 with the deductable and rental car fees. I breathed a big sigh of relief once I got behind the wheel of my car again.
There was also another possible good omen for yesterday: rainbows. Mrs. Geek and I saw several on our way to the body shop and rental car place immediately following my job interview. It's been a very wet month of March around here, with alternating days of sun and rain for the last few weeks. That does leave me wishing for drier, sunnier days... but rainbows are lovely too. I'll take them as a sign that the planets were properly aligned yesterday... I need all the good omens I can get lately.
on 2006-03-30 at 7:45 a.m.
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