what is the appropriate time frame to follow up on a job interview
Agreed...if they REALLY wanted you and wanted to snatch you up, you would've heard from them in a shorter time frame than they originally gave you (imo).
The job I just got a couple months ago - I went to the interview and they asked me during the interview if I had many others lined up, so I told them I had one next week. At the end of the interview (it was a Tuesday), they said they'd probably know something by Friday since I was the last interview.
They called me 4 hours later and offered me the job. LOL
You seem like a nice person. I have no room for that in my life.