At any rate, 僕の日本語はまだ。。。あまり上手じゃありませんから, I've been getting a little frustrated with the 日本語. It's largely my fault, since I've barely been studying, and I can work on that. But. I really think I need a tutor to make real progress at this point -- I need to really use it, and use it a lot. I suppose 会話 is good and all (even if I don't often get a whole lot out of it, at least it's motivation). So, I plan to start putting (at least) half-an-hour a day (maybe before I go to bed or something, I've been going to bed sooo early lately, and not exactly getting up at the crack of dawn, either. Too much sleep... Well, honestly, I function a little better on slightly less sleep, even if I'm extra-cranky in the mornings that way).
Another part of that is that I'm picking up with the tutoring again in Deutsch this week after a hiatus of several years. And as part of that, I'm thinking about picking up a full set of Pimsleur CDs for that (which would put me back $600 should I go through with it, although I can recover a fair amount of that unloading the CDs on EBay or something when I'm done). The Japanese set has helped a lot (and would help a lot more if I got back to consistently using them, considering I bulled my way about half-way through them before I started backsliding six months ago or so). She also tutors Spanish, so I've been idly thinking about picking that up, too, but I want to see how the rest goes, first.
And maybe Chinese classes come fall (maybe even Korean for the hat trick)... I suppose it's something I'd like to get back to being semi-obsessive about, since it's what I want to do, long-term. Ah, well.
Anyway, back to cursing at the f*cking program that keeps giving me an error that makes absolutely no sense.