When I had that birthday last weekend, one of the birthday wishes I got on FaceBook was from a dear high school friend, Maria Mangano, who said, “Sending you all kinds of wonderful birthday greetings and wishes, Paul! Carpe every diem!”
My first thought was to start singing “Carpe every diem!” to the tune of “Climb Every Mountain” from “The Sound of Music,” but quickly realized that only scanned if you pronounced “carpe” as “carp.” That would be gauche, so I sang in using only my “inside voice.”
Instead I wrote back, “Thanks, Maria! To paraphrase Mark Watney, I’m going to carpe the shit out of those diems!”
I like it. I’ve decided that will be the official new motto of “Paul 6.0!” (Oh, yeah, decided to add the “!” because it’s bitchin’!)
“I’m going to carpe the shit out of those diems!”
Remember, when it’s on T-shirts all over the world, you heard it here first.