>Apparently this past Monday, Januarry 22, has been officially designated by a psychologist as the most depressing day of the year. It has been singled out by Dr Cliff Arnall, psychologist and former tutor at Cardiff University, who has used mathematical equations to reach his verdict. This event consistently occurs on the 3rd Monday in January. Bollocks. Wish I’d have known. I had a rather pleasant Monday and here I was, misled, and missed out on the opportunity to have a really shit day.
So this psychologist fellow, his equation takes into account six factors: weather, debt, time since Christmas, time since failing our New Year’s resolutions, low motivational levels and feeling a need to take action.
Taken together, they calculate to equal “Blue Monday.”
I find it amusing that the Monday following the week the Doomsday Clock shaved a couple minutes off of our mortality has been designated in such a way.
I, however, have suffered no ill-effects from this serotonin-affecting phenomenon. In fact, yesterday was quite pleasant as I got a copy of Office for Mac so I would have a decent word processor. I’m just one of those fortunate souls who are gifted with melancholy on several other days of the year.
I learned just recently, in light of my recent obsession with Pi, that March 14th is National Pi Day.
Preparations must be made.