I’ll be there

I still am a bit disappointed that I had to miss SVP this year, but fellow paleo-blogger Amanda has suggested that everyone who wants to attend the 2008 meeting put a little progress bar on their blog to remind themselves to start saving up for the trip (you can make your own using this word cash meterthis word cash meterthis word cash meter). I’m setting mine at $1,500, and although registration is only a fraction of this amount, I’m going to need to save a lot for gas, hotels, food, extra activities, the money I won’t be making since I’ll have to take off from work, and the armful of books I’m sure to come home with. Indeed, I’m setting the bar high ($1,500 is about 1/20 of my annual income) so that even if I come up short I’ll still be able to get there, and I would recommend that anyone else who is planning on going do so as well.