Hey! I registered on the site so I could message you, I'm flying to Seattle this weekend to finish up the last steps of the SPD hiring process. I"m also 30, and working in IT, and live on Long Island.
Figured I'd drop a line, since we have such similar circumstance!
Give a shout, firstname.lastname@example.org, or on AIM as aphazia0 (that is a zero at the end) as I'm on AIM from the office 3:30-midnight. I leave tomorrow morning for Seattle, but will have my laptop out there.
Have you been going through the hiring process, or did you decide not to do it?
Talk to you soon,