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Brace yourself for worst day of year

 
 
Reply Sun 23 Jan, 2005 08:13 pm
- Be warned. Today (Monday, Jan. 24th) is going to be the most depressing day of the year.
By using a complex mathematical formula, psychologist Cliff Arnalls has calculated the misery is about to peak in four days' time.

Fading memories of Christmas, mounting festive debts, foul weather, failed New Year resolutions and the long, dark nights create the perfect mix for gloom, says the Cardiff University expert who specialises in seasonal disorders.

© Reuters 2005. All Rights Reserved.
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Merry Andrew
 
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Reply Sun 23 Jan, 2005 08:21 pm
Where can this sage be found? My Voices tell me I must kill him immediately.
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Joe Nation
 
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Reply Sun 23 Jan, 2005 08:24 pm
I thought I was feeling a little lowgy today.


JN
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edgarblythe
 
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Reply Sun 23 Jan, 2005 08:24 pm
Oh, no. We must sheepishly follow the guru.
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PDiddie
 
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Reply Sun 23 Jan, 2005 08:31 pm
Jeebus, edgar, you're just a shining beacon of enthusiasm.

I'm sending my unused Prozac out to you tomorrow via hotshot courier. Be sure and take double the recommended dosage.
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edgarblythe
 
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Reply Sun 23 Jan, 2005 08:39 pm
I do what I can for humanity.
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DrewDad
 
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Reply Sun 23 Jan, 2005 09:05 pm
Wasn't the Inauguration on Thursday?
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ossobuco
 
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Reply Sun 23 Jan, 2005 09:21 pm
First thing I thought of...
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sozobe
 
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Reply Sun 23 Jan, 2005 09:22 pm
See, I find this oddly uplifting. I'm definitely deep in winter doldrums, and it's nice in a way to think it's a mathematically inescapable! Everyone's depresssed! :-D
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squinney
 
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Reply Sun 23 Jan, 2005 09:27 pm
This is great news! I like the fact that my worst day of the year will soon be over. For the rest of the year I can say "Whew! Today was difficult, but not nearly as bad as my worst day of the year back in January!"

See folks. it's a good thing!
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gustavratzenhofer
 
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Reply Sun 23 Jan, 2005 09:41 pm
I have never been depressed in my life.

Is there something wrong with me?
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littlek
 
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Reply Sun 23 Jan, 2005 09:42 pm
that swamp water must have lithium in it.
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gustavratzenhofer
 
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Reply Sun 23 Jan, 2005 09:46 pm
Or maybe I'm not old enough to have reached the depression stage of life.

When does that happen?
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Magus
 
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Reply Sun 23 Jan, 2005 11:14 pm
The eternal optimist, Edgar sees the cup as half-full.
"The worst will soon be over!"

Despite all the potentialities of the remaining 341 days...
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edgarblythe
 
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Reply Mon 24 Jan, 2005 05:50 am
Down with down-ness, I say. Full speed ahead. Damn the torpedoes. You may fire when ready, Gridley.
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Merry Andrew
 
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Reply Mon 24 Jan, 2005 06:32 am
Lovely morning. Just crawled out of my sleeping corner, looked out the window and -- behold! -- the world is a winter wonderland. It doesn't get any better than this.
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msolga
 
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Reply Mon 24 Jan, 2005 06:48 am
Just 12 more minutes to go here. Nearly over! Phew! Very Happy
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dlowan
 
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Reply Mon 24 Jan, 2005 07:03 am
Well, I can certainly vouch for it that today was one of the most awful days I have had in a long time!!

I am still reeling.

And - it is half an hour to the end of January 24 th here.

Mond you - the dqrkness thing doesn't apply here...
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msolga
 
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Reply Mon 24 Jan, 2005 07:08 am
Hooray, it's over!! Razz


A horrible day at work, Deb?
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dlowan
 
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Reply Mon 24 Jan, 2005 07:15 am
Oh my yes.
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