I chose to spend the thousand-odd hours behind the wheel this summer listening to a "Learn German" audio course. So last night I had my first full conversation in German, so suave and debonair and worldly, ordering dinner in German. It was probably something like "Yes, I'll have the broiled ceiling fan with the helicopter on the side. And might I say, you look very umbrella tonight." (Raising glass) "Fire hydrant!"
Next up - learning Danish!