quit your job, sell your soul, whatever you have to do to attened. It is and was worth it.
Or just take the T from Quincy Center to South Station, ride a Greyhound 4.5 hours from South Station in Boston to Penn Station in NYC, take the Newark Lines Shuttle from Penn Station to La Guardia, fight security lines in a city on high alert, then relax in Midwest Express' leather two across seating from La Guardia to Milwaukee. Then fly back into the worst blizzard in twenty five years.
(OK, don't really FIGHT the security lines. You'll get your ass kicked.)
And yes, it was worth it.