I have invented a new term:
Carpe Degrium /Car' pe De gree' um/- seize the educational opportunity!
I thought of it as I sat shivering outside last night, watching for meteors with Marina. We had finished watching the Olympics and the news came on, where it was mentioned that the Perseid meteor shower was happening right now, so if you were still awake, you might as well go out and have a look.
Marina had better luck. She saw three. I saw one small one and then decided to call it a night. I'll wait for the Leonids and bring hot cocoa and properly bundle up. I like seizing an educational opportunity, but I also like to be comfortable. I must be getting soft as I get older.
How about you? Do you ever carpe degrium?