The interview went very well yesterday. I talked to two people. First was the VP, who is relatively new to the company. He seemed energetic and smart. I liked him almost instantly. The second person was someone I’d be working with closely if I got the position. She used to work in one of the groups I work with now, so it was easy to talk to her about what I currently do. I’m a little concerned about how that half went. There are some things I said that I felt I could have said in a better way. I’m usually pretty smooth in interviews, but when you ask me why I want to change jobs…well, as you can tell by yesterday’s post, I’m having some issues with that one right now.
I figured if I haven’t heard anything indicating when I’ll know for sure by the end of today, I will send a (polite, interviewee-like) e-mail asking when a decision is expected. We’re about to start projects for the next release here, and I’m currently the advisor on one feature and the lead on another. I don’t want to get too far into a project just to end up leaving it.
In other news, I’m going to the dentist soon. I saw The Princess Diaries 2 on DVD last night, courtesy Netflix. (One of HWHNYBN’s relatives got me a 2 month Netflix subscription as a gift…very cool gift idea which I may steal.) The movie was light-hearted fun. Anne Hathaway is just adorable, although that I have to say that with her resemblance to Julia Roberts and Garry Marshall’s directing, I kept getting Pretty Woman flashbacks. There was an intentional in-joke reference to Pretty Woman at one point. The only thing that bugged me is that I felt like too much time was spent on some scenes. It’s hard to describe without giving things away, but basically, two scenes happened with items that were focused on long enough that it made me suspect knowledge of their existence was important. But, it wasn’t. It didn’t matter at all and could have been completely skipped. Watching the deleted scenes lent no explanation, but the deleted scenes were still cool. Garry Marshall did an intro to each deleted scene, and since this movie is intended for pre-teen girls, his intro’s were very basic discussions (clearly intended for a younger audience) of why he liked the scene but couldn’t keep it or what-have-you. Oh, and for the record, I want to hug Julie Andrews all day long, except I’d be afraid to muss her.