I just booked my Kalamazoo plane tickets! Well, Chicago plane tickets. I'm then going to get Amtrak there, or else get a lift, which is a possibility at this point. After the conference I'm spending a couple of days in Chicago, because I have never been there and I'd rather see a bit of it besides O'Hare!
For any Brits here - try ebookers.co.uk. I got a really good deal there today. I think I must have viewed about 10 different flight portal sites, combing them over for cheap flights. I'm lucky in that I will probably get most of the flight money back (touch wood), but only up to a certain price, so I was pleased to find something that matched that.
I've also paid for my registration, so my account currently has a big hole in it, but that means that now I can pretty much relax for a couple of months until I need to do things like buy insurance. Oh yeah... And write my paper. ;)
Also, finding out that a few of my friends will be on the same flight as me, I suggested, tongue in cheek, that we get some t-shirts. What would be a good slogan for a Kalamazoo t-shirt, do you think? Love to hear your ideas - the sillier the better.