It’s been a busy Monday and an Anniversary.

First I went to work and it was actually somewhat busy for a change. Then I left work early to head to my second interview with the unnameable (thanks to an NDA) big .com company in Ann Arbor that went very well indeed. Nothing is official yet, but I’ve got good reason to believe I have landed the job. I should know for certain tomorrow and I’m pretty excited about it. It seems I know just enough Linux that I’m a good fit without knowing so much that they can’t train me to do things their way. Plus my potential boss has already done his homework and found my blog and it ended up being a positive as he likes people who are different and I’m pretty different. The work environment sounds refreshingly casual, I can wear jeans and t-shirts to work, and there’s lots of opportunities to learn all sorts of news things and expand my skill base. So that was all good and I came home with a very positive attitude.

Then I took my wife out to dinner and a little shopping because today is our seventh wedding anniversary. I brought her a bouquet of daisies and tulips and spent the evening out doing what she wanted to do. She picked up a few books at Borders and bought me a couple of pairs of jeans for the new job and then we had ice cream at a local shop. Her anniversary gift to me, which proves that I made the right choice in deciding to marry her, was a pre-order of Grand Theft Auto IV Collector’s Edition. Now I just have to be patient until it comes out on the 29th.

So, yeah, a pretty damn good day all around. I’m feeling good and things are looking up. With a little luck I’ll be getting back to posting on a regular basis here too.

15 thoughts on “It’s been a busy Monday and an Anniversary.

  1. HIP, HIP, HOORRAY! HIP, HIP, HOORRAY! HIP, HIP, HOORRAY! (for those of you in Rio Linda, that was three cheers).  LOL

  2. congratulations on the anniversary. now you have to remember she exists after your new game comes. and good luck on the potential job. i hope you get it.

  3. A big .com in Ann Arbor with an NDA and a casual dress code?

    Well I can guess… and if I’m right congratulations!

    And if I’m wrong… Congratulations anyway!

  4. I have been lurking for some time and just recently registered but I am glad to hear how well things are going for you. Congratulations on the new job (hopefully) and your anniversary!

  5. Aw, geez – mushy straight people stuff! Ew!

    Okay, so that was really cute and romantic. I really hope you get that new job, Les. You and Mrs. SEB deserve it.

  6. Congrats on your potential new found success and happy 7th anniversary.  In today’s day and age, that is quite the accomplishment.

  7. I’ll keep my fingers crossed on the job.  I really hope it works out for you! Congrats on the anniversary too! 😀

  8. As of today I’m officially hired. Seems the background check didn’t turn up anything too horrifying so I’ll be starting on Monday. Initially I’ll be working 2nd shift (4PM to 12:30AM) for training, but I’m under the impression that will change at some point. Not that it matters as I’ll pretty much work whatever hours I have to to cement my position.

  9. (4PM to 12:30AM)

    Bit harsh on the family, but if thats what it takes to get a job.  Are there rolling shifts to allow you to work days? Hope there is a shift allowance for the crap hours.

  10. I’m told by my boss-to-be that he lets the three of us (one per shift) work out who works when and I’m told by the contract house I’m actually employed by that we switch off shifts every three weeks.

    Either way I’m not worried about it. The fact that I’ll have medical insurance for my family for the first time in over two years pretty much means I’ll work whatever the hell shift they want me to.

  11. I have been a long time lurker(over 2 years) but I didn’t know your wedding anniversary was on the same day and year as mine.

    Congrats on your anniversary and new job.

    oddbean

  12. Oh man, I came in here hoping to find good news and I did!  That’s way awesome, Les!  Glad to see something positive happen in my old home state – and to a very cool dood!  *grins*

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