That reminds me, I learned to always get enough sleep before work placement (or work in general) because there was this one night which I pulled an all-nighter and decided to not go to bed since my work placement started in a few hours. I could not make it through half the day without half-assing everything and feeling like collapsing at any second.
I really want to take a German class(es) similar to what Ride took, but unfortunately, most of them are outside driving distance for me, I hate living all the way out in the middle of nowhere sometimes. Ich haben eine Deutsch WÃ¶rterbuch, welches wird reichen fÃ¼r jetzt. (I too, hope I didn't botch that.)
I've never been to Germany but I would really like to go someday, maybe sometime within the next decade if possible; once I have myself set up with work and whatnot.