People seemed to be doing introductory posts, so I thought I'd do the same.
I'm from the US so I speak English. I've always been interested in other languages, but for some reason, I don't really care that much about learning how to speak them. I'm more interested in the written and grammatical aspects (even though I hate grammar when it comes to English). I don't really know how to explain it that well, but I think the closest way is to say that I 'm interested in learning languages for the sake of learning them rather than actually using them. But that's not quite right either.
Anyway, I was born in Arizona and ended up learning a little Spanish in preschool, but I don't remember any of that. In school, I took half a year of Spanish and six and a half years of French, but due to a bad substitute teacher I had for almost my entire last year of French, I actually forgot a fair portion of what I had learned.
In high school, one of my best friends was half Japanese and was fluent in the language. It is because of her that I became obsessed with almost everything Japanese, but especially the language. I wanted to take Japanese in college, but I haven't been able to fit it into my schedule so far and it isn't looking good for my last two years.
Also, my dad is planning on moving to Ecuador in a few months (we're actually on a trip there right now), so I feel like I need to learn Spanish, though I'm not that interested in learning it. I know it makes more sense to learn a language like Spanish, but I just find Japanese more interesting because of the grammar, sound, and written form.
I just recently got the first few levels of Rosetta Stone for both Spanish and Japanese, so I am hopefully going to have time to learn some while I'm in school this year, but I'll probably have questions along the way.