OK. I really have no excuse. I can practice Japanese any time, all day and all night, with my mother.
Years ago, I bought a cassette tape set of learning how to speak Japanese. My sister Patty took it and I haven't seen it. Ever. I didn't even get to open the box.
In the past 18 months or so, I've bought DS games to practice speaking and writing Japanese. I go back to playing Bejeweled instead.
Saturday, I bought Immersion Japanese, a four-disc set that's supposed to be "fu and easy to use" and is "as effective as Rosetta Stone."
I'll let you know how this one works.