It just occurred to me, after the RTX date announcement, that I once again may not be able to attend. As much as I would love the personal weekend vacation, I won't be able to fork up the cash.

"But Brad... aren't you a full-time employee, doing something-something engineering? Surely you can squeeze it into the budget."

Perhaps...

But I've also officially started my application for the Graduate Program in Cinema Directing at Columbia College. If all goes according to plan, I'll be in school by this time next year.

At least I have a reasonable excuse, this time.