I went out on Friday night only had three drinks and still managed to have more fun than I've had at a small, loud, crowded, viciously hot (as in: "I've sweat half of my body weight" hot) downtown Boston bar in quite some time. One problem: It was SO loud, that my ears haven't stopped ringing...and ringing...and ringing.
This scares me slightly because it's never happened before. Sure, I've been to loud concerts and even louder birthday parties for small children, but I've never experience actual pain in my ears from the noise. It's freaking me out.
Successful Recruiting Firm #1 finally called me on Friday to let me know that they are "still in the process of reviewing my status" and need to call another reference this week. It's slightly unsettling because here I was bragging about what a great company they are, how efficient and well thought out their hiring process is, and they can't even get it together to call my most relevant reference in the two weeks that I've given them the name three times. Maybe I can use this as a way to get a sweeter offer. Something like "I feel like you have incompetent people working for you and that is quite unsettling to me as I want to work for and with capable, non-retarded people who don't fuck shit up. But if you give me $10k more a year, I'll consider it."
That would totally work.