No, I have not been falling asleep to Spanish tapes. In fact, I haven't even tried to learn any Spanish. Instead, I have been dreaming in Spanish. Despite having no real reason to speak Spanish since my senior year of high school, I have two dreams that had significant amounts of Spanish in the last month.

The oddest part about this sudden influx of Español is that my speaking ability was much better while dreaming than while awake. Then, while riding the train to work this morning, a group of three men came into my car and began singing songs in Spanish. Somehow, I recognized words that I don't think I've ever used. Baffling.

It's fairly likely that I'm not actually acquiring additional vocabulary purely through my dreams, but that doesn't stop this from being entertaining. If I start speaking French in my dreams -- a language of which I only know a handful of phrases -- then I'm going to supsect my self of sleep-studying. Either that or my girlfriend is playing me language tapes while I sleep.