I got an email asking me if I planned to come to the GBR next month, and telling me that I could bring my registration form and fees with me if I wanted, since it’s so late in the game.
I looked up airfare, and a round-trip flight to Reno from Memphis, even taking one of those “o hai we r gunna stop in five sitties” flights costs upwards of $800. That’s not in my budget for the calendar year.
It was suggested that I ask people for their frequent-flyer miles, since there are folks who get them but don’t use them for whatever reason. I thought, “Okay, that might be a viable option…”
Then I checked my planner (which is like my lifeline right now – if I didn’t have this thing, I would epically fail every single thing I tried to do by forgetting to show up), and it turns out I have Very Important Things I have to do that weekend here in town.
So, once again, I’ll have to miss the GBR. Last year I didn’t know about it in time, this year I’m just busy (and poor).
Maybe next year.