Back from Phoenix. It was a long, but very fun trip this weekend. Friday was busy with interviewing and learning about the company. Lots of literature and goodies were handed out to add to the cramming of my suitcase. Everyone that I met was really nice. I’m particularly interested in two of the positions that I interviewed for, but we’ll see if I get any offers. Friday night, some of the company’s employees got a group of us that were interviewing together and took us out for an evening of fun. We went into the Tempe area, where there are a lot of bars and clubs. There’s an Irish pub. It was so wonderful. I had Strongbow and Guinness on tap. We went to a few other places, but that one was hands down my favorite one.
Saturday was a little more laid back. I got to sleep in a little bit and then there was a tour of the nearby area as well as some apartments around the Phoenix area. More literature was handed out, this time about Phoenix. Saturday afternoon was spent just driving around exploring on my own. That evening, I met up with Amy and Jeff’s friends Kara and Matt. Awesome people. We had a really good dinner and I got a chance to ask lots of questions. Saturday night was once more spent out and about with some of the same people from Friday night. This time, though, I wasn’t a DD and drank a wee bit too much.
Sunday morning, I woke up hungover. All I can say is Jaegerbombs are really, really bad. Don’t try them. They’re the work of pure EEEEEEEVVVVIIILLLLLL. I guzzled water, showered and packed my bags and checked out of the hotel. Thankfully, there was a Denny’s right next to the hotel. The french toast was very tasty. My stomach thanked me and decided to be less cranky after that. The drive back to the airport was uneventful.
This leads me to the big surprise of the weekend. I got my tickets and noticed that I was sitting towards the front of the plane, but I didn’t think anything of it. I had flown regional jets out to Phoenix and I figured that that was what I was flying going back. Nope. As I got onto the plane, I started to look for my seat and couldn’t find it. I asked the stewardess and she pointed to first class and said, “Oh, you’re up in first class.” I was completely shocked. I thanked her and quickly found my seat. I checked my ticket once more, just to make sure. Yep. 2D. That was my seat. Cool. All I have to say about First Class is that it is down right luxurious. I got to drink out of real glass and even had room to curl up in my seat as I am prone to do. Oh the luxury to be able to fly like this. I got first class from Atlanta to Huntsville as well, but that wasn’t too big of a deal since it was only a 30 minute hop.
I’m back now, none the worse for wear. I’m tired, but relaxed. Now to just wait and see if I get an offer. *crosses fingers*