I think I will schedule my exam for Tuesday at lunch. This will allow me to work on the hands on follow up on Monday at work. With luck, it will go well. I feel decently confident knowing the information for it.
In addition, I will most likely purchase my ticket to N+I in Las Vegas. I checked and a Sun-Thurs flight and hotel was just under $250. That is hard to beat given I will spend maybe $100 in food. Of course, that will put me on Freemont St. but I read Binions in now open again (as of April 1). Harrah's is advertising some of the WSOP stuff until later this month but I think there is nothing the week I will be there.
Sadly, as usual, no one I know is going or can go. I expect N+I will be small and non-eventful as it was last year but it is the last big event (other than Networkers in July) and I really need to get away for a few days. Plus, if the exam goes well, I will feel much less guilty about going. Maybe I can buy the trip after I take the exam.