There probably isn't really any question, because we are so broke that it's irresponsible to even think of leaving town for a couple of days, much less spending $200 on registration, much much less whatever it would cost if I COULD find a place to stay. But the thing is, I can get there without spending any money. The thing that kept me from going last year, air-fare, is not a factor for this year.
I want to go. I really do. Wonderful friends will be there, and great learning opportunities will abound...I just can't seem to make it all come together. Which is probably a clear sign that I shouldn't be thinking of going.
But I want to go. Did I mention that? Help me dither, internets. Isn't it fun? And if you happen to have an empty apartment on Michigan Avenue just sitting there going to waste, drop me a line.