- I learned a new term this week. You probably did too since I heard this term covered on NPR and on more than a few TV news shows. These shows informed me that I have apparently been indulging (or overindulging by definition) in binge watching. Binge watching is when you watch several episodes of a TV show consecutively in a marathon fashion. Binge watching was easy to do when they started selling full seasons of shows on DVD. Now it's even easier with the ability to buy full seasons from iTunes and the like and to directly stream show after show through the web. I binge watched seasons 1 & 2 Downton Abbey before Christmas so I would be ready for the Season 3 premier in January. That was important. I have recently binge watched several House of Cards from NetFlix. Now that I have the bingeing habit, I need to know how to purge. That's what usually follows a binge, right?
- My oldest son's middle school registration for next year's classes is underway. He will be in 8th grade and has selected Latin as his language of choice. I think it's a good choice for him. Knowledge of Latin increases students' English vocabulary through the study of English word derivatives from the Latin, so says the course catalog. I'm just hoping for an expansion of my son's Middle School vocabulary; we can tackle the rest of the English language later. Until then, I thought we might get a jump on Latin so I translated a few of his most frequent phrases:
Etiam quisquis means "Yeah, whatever."
Ego obliti means "I forgot."
Ego odi domum opus means "I hate homework."
All to which I respond, Multum te amo arguo meaning "I love you too much to argue."
(one of my favorite go-to phrases from Love and Logic)