The weekend started off pretty well. I successfully finished my second Stanford University class and attended the company holiday party. The holiday party at the Cheyenne Mountain Resort was really enjoyable. I missed the company holiday party by one day last year. It is hard to believe that it has been an entire year since the last time I went through a new hire orientation. Every once in a while a degree of synchronicity occurs that allows a uniquely informative moment to occur. For me the Stanford University advanced project management courses have been completely germane. The courses have both validated and have informed my journey within the workplace. Overall, my second Stanford University Center for Professional Development class, “Leadership for Strategic Execution,” went very well. Joni allowed me complete autonomy on Saturday to read, watch online lectures, and take quizzes in the living room. I would like to take a moment to celebrate my Bose Quiet Comfort 2 acoustic noise canceling headphones. I have had my Bose QC2 headphones since 2005. They have held up surprisingly well over the years.