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Wednesday, January 21, 2009

Blue Monday

Grrrrr!!! I missed knowing it was the most depressing day of the year on Monday, January 19th.

According to Cliff Arnell, a former part-time tutor at Cardiff College, a school that barely wants to acknowledge he was even an employee (their press release after Mr. Arnell made his depressing finding known was..."Cliff Arnall was a former part-time tutor at the university but left in February"), the Monday of the last full week of January has the honor of being the most depressing day of the year. Wikipedia expands on this further should you care to read the pseudo-science on the pseudo-encyclopedia - Blue Monday

Apparently the formula looks like this:

W + (D-d) x TQ
M x NA

The variables are (W)eather, (D)ebt, (d) monthly salary, (T)ime since Christmas, time since failure to (Q)uit a bad habit, low (M)otivational levels and (NA), the need to take action.

Now, it has been quite a while since my last algebra final (which I did get an A- on) but I am not entirely sure this equation makes any mathematical sense. But hurray for some guy to come up with the formula anyway.

So let's see, other potential non-sensical formulas -


Where the variables are (E)xpenses = (P)ay(C)heck + 40. Now this just has to be scientifically true, because no matter how much money I make I seem to always be $40 short by the end of the week.

Where the variable are (H)appiness = (L)oveX(H)ubby-(B)ossX(A)rseness/(K)ids-(L)aundry-(D)ishes

Oh, and here is one more...


Where T is time and B, W, R and E are Blogging, Working, Reading and Everything else equals zero. Yes, I know it doesn't make any sense, but neither does the Monday of the last full week of the year being depressing make any sense.

1 comment:

Simply Heather said...

Wild you...this is an odd and really great post. I love it actually...

I'm having a bit of a grumpy day inside for some strange reason...hmmm...maybe it's time to do it. Yes, it probably is...I've felt the nudge nearly every day.

I know God will use it here too, won't He though?

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