With the holidays coming up, I hope you'll be flying someplace interesting. If not, you can relieve some of the boredom at home by taking an online mini-course, or reviewing some of your old DVD courses left over from training days -- just be sure they're not too out of date as to airspace changes and other updates to FARs. If you are going somewhere, especially someplace new, it might be wise to use one of the courses to upgrade your knowledge bank on elements of your upcoming flight that you know are unfamiliar. If the trip to grandma's is a well-worn path, use the list of course topics to consider some of the out-of-the-box possibilities that could present themselves unexpectedly this time around. Like, what if ATC actually gives you an intersection hold -- for real this time?