You know what’s cool? When you haven’t had a real conversation in German for about two years, and then you meet someone who speaks German and you’re not just able to do the whole “how ya doin’” routine, but you can carry on a conversation for a half hour, discussing everything from public relations to typical vacation activities. I don’t mean to brag, but I was pretty darn proud of myself today. Of course, it helps that Joshua Bilmes keeps sending German books my way. I’ve been able to read a few, and that does wonders for keeping my German