I've been wanting to learn a foreign language for some time now. A friend told me recently when he was preparing for graduate school he began learning Japanese because he thought learning another language would sharpen his mind. As he is very successful today I'm guessing he might have been right.
But which language? Spanish should be the logical choice as there are Spanish speakers everywhere here. To me, though, it's just not a very pretty language to listen to. I took it in college and after two years mastered little more than ordering eggs and beer and hurling various assorted familial insults.
I narrowed it down to German, Italian, and French. Since K had several years of French in school and could probably help me, it's the one I chose. For now I'm using an online app, but if I steadily progress and stick with it I'm going to invest in a Rosetta Stone*. (A good luck charm wouldn't hurt, either.) After 4 days I already know that French boys eat red apples and French women are rich.
I'm pumped! At this rate I'll be speaking like a regular Frenchie before you know it. I can already feel my mind being honed to a razor's edge. Y'all better stand back. ;)
*Anyone have any experience with Rosetta Stone? One to five, how many stars?