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    maudit anglais
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    January 24th: Most Depressing Day of the Year(?)

    Now I know why I didn't want to get out of bed this morning...a scientist has confirmed that January 24th is the most depressing day of the year.

    http://www.guardian.co.uk/uk_news/st...396977,00.html

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    Being in Pittsburgh today I can't help but agree.

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    Quote Originally posted by biscuit
    Being in Pittsburgh today I can't help but agree.
    Other than the fact it's about 44 degrees in my office this morning....I'm in a great mood!
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    OK but look at the bright side, the misery peaked at 12 noon and we are swingin' on the upside.

    Speaking from the Town Next Door to Jacksonville -- SuperBowl fever is sure to lift our spirits!

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    Cyburbian GeogPlanner's avatar
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    I would have never known the difference...it's all depressing to me. But I guess today, I have an excuse. Time to take care of a few things and blame it on Blue Monday.
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    It mentioned that today us a public holiday in the US??? Not on my calendar... but it is Wellington Anniversary in New Zealand. Where is JNL to explain this holiday to us?

    But it is partly sunny here, we had a good snowstorm this weekend, but I am still out of it. :-/
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    Hmmmmmm.

    Most depressing day of the year.
    Rumpy's birthday.

    Coincidence?

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    Yeah, this really is a bad day for me. I wish I had a blog so I could direct you pages and pages of indulgent, narcisstic, wallowing in self pity, Wagnerian histrionics.....but I don't have a blog. So instead, I shall leave the Throbbing Brain with the following famous poetic offering, just to show you it doesn't have to be a dark and gloomy day to feel suicidal:

    Whenever Richard Cory went down town,
    We people on the pavement looked at him:
    He was a gentleman from sole to crown,
    Clean favored, and imperially slim.

    And he was always quietly arrayed,
    And he was always human when he talked;
    But still he fluttered pulses when he said,
    "Good-morning," and he glittered when he walked.

    And he was rich,—yes, richer than a king,—
    And admirably schooled in every grace:
    In fine, we thought that he was everything
    To make us wish that we were in his place.

    So on we worked, and waited for the light,
    And went without the meat, and cursed the bread;
    And Richard Cory, one calm summer night,
    Went home and put a bullet through his head.
    People will miss that it once meant something to be Southern or Midwestern. It doesn't mean much now, except for the climate. The question, “Where are you from?” doesn't lead to anything odd or interesting. They live somewhere near a Gap store, and what else do you need to know? - Garrison Keillor

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    Quote Originally posted by Gedunker
    Hmmmmmm.

    Most depressing day of the year.
    Rumpy's birthday.

    Coincidence?

    Junk science.




    I just wanted to say that again
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    January 24th? What happened to February 14th? And December 24th? Those have got to be more depressing than today! I'm feelin' fine today!
    Stupid numerologists... they just don't know what else to do... maybe they could predict the time of their deaths... and stop bugging here

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    Quote Originally posted by michaelskis
    It mentioned that today us a public holiday in the US??? Not on my calendar... but it is Wellington Anniversary in New Zealand. Where is JNL to explain this holiday to us?
    I was on holiday, obviously... Wellington Anniversary is a public holiday to mark the anniversary of the arrival of the first British settler ship, Aurora, in Wellington in 1840.

    More about the first settler ships

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    It's not the worst day of the year here.. it's beautiful outside, I've been married for just over 2 months now, and it's a great Monday.
    When Jesus said "love your enemies", he probably didn't mean kill them.

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    Not here either,
    unless you count paying for APA & AICP dues out of your own pocket, I just wrote the check.
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    Why don't you knock it off with them negative waves?
    Why don't you dig how beautiful it is out here?
    Why don't you say something righteous and hopeful for a change?
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    No. Just some parts wake up faster than others.
    Broke parts take a little longer, though.
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    Yep, it's here again. Where I'm at it definitely looks and feels the part today outside too!
    People will miss that it once meant something to be Southern or Midwestern. It doesn't mean much now, except for the climate. The question, “Where are you from?” doesn't lead to anything odd or interesting. They live somewhere near a Gap store, and what else do you need to know? - Garrison Keillor

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    Cold and rainy all day long.....the day is definitely living up to its reputation.
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    I'm too stressed out to even consider being depressed right now.

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    That Explains A Lot

    The roads are slick. The temperature is hovering just above absolute zero Kelvin. The cats staged a major screaming fight every hour on the hour last night. The better half is blaming me for everything short of it being my fault there is too much nitrogen in the air to suit her.

    So maybe my life doesn't suck today. It just that it is January 24th.
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    Yeah, despite the sun and the heat wave (30f high temp today) I have been down and depressed all week. I don't know what it is, but perhaps I just need to fast forward a couple weeks or something.
    You get all squeezed up inside/Like the days were carved in stone/You get all wired up inside/And it's bad to be alone

    You can go out, you can take a ride/And when you get out on your own/You get all smoothed out inside/And it's good to be alone
    -Peart

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    My husband got the taxes done last night so I am not so bad today.
    It is all a matter of perspective!!!

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    OK I must be the freak as I am in a GREAT mood today, I could crap rainbows I think

    -I got some alone time with the other half last night
    -The dog did not wake us up at 5am
    -I head to Fla for a quickie vacation in 30 days
    -Its not snowing and its not below freezing
    -Im much better off than I was a year or two ago
    -No debt from the holidays

    Yup I'm in a good mood
    "They who can give up essential liberty to obtain a little temporary safety, deserve neither liberty nor safety." Ben Franklin

    Remember this motto to live by: "Life should NOT be a journey to the grave with the intention of arriving safely in an attractive well preserved body, but rather to skid in sideways, chocolate in one hand, martini in the other, body thoroughly used up, totally worn out and screaming 'WOO- HOO what a ride!'"

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    Quote Originally posted by PlannerGirl View post
    -Im much better off than I was a year or two ago
    -No debt from the holidays
    Good points. I suppose that I should be in the same boat...

    I'll add:
    -Paid off one credit card in FULL
    -Two dogs (one is new to the house) are getting along well
    -I no longer drive to work
    -I have only purchased one tank of gas this year so far... (and don't plan on buying for another month).
    -My wife is coming home on time and happy from her new job (something that is very nice to see).

    So I guess it isn't ALL bad... I'll keep trying...
    You get all squeezed up inside/Like the days were carved in stone/You get all wired up inside/And it's bad to be alone

    You can go out, you can take a ride/And when you get out on your own/You get all smoothed out inside/And it's good to be alone
    -Peart

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    I'm in a good mood as well:

    *Paid off a credit card with xmas airline tickets on it
    *MrTresmo is getting paid AND reimbursed soon, so double money also going to paying off bills
    *Have a potential new job that would keep MrT from spending 3 hours a day in the car
    *Thesis is sooooo close to being done
    *I found out there is a rail trail in a nearby city where I can FINALLY go rollerblading


    The weather is for crap though. Chilly and overcast. I'm hoping for sun in the next few days.

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    Way to hungover to be depressed...I am just sleepy .....

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    Quote Originally posted by Jaxspra View post
    Way to hungover to be depressed...I am just sleepy .....
    Expected you to say "My liver hurts."

    No complaints so far today.
    AIB others about credit cards - I am still debt free.
    Oddball
    Why don't you knock it off with them negative waves?
    Why don't you dig how beautiful it is out here?
    Why don't you say something righteous and hopeful for a change?
    From Kelly's Heroes (1970)


    Are you sure you're not hurt ?
    No. Just some parts wake up faster than others.
    Broke parts take a little longer, though.
    From Electric Horseman (1979)

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    • Outside it's a puffy blue cloud sky and sunny.
    • Inside I am computing while waiting on an oil change (the four-wheeler has 205K miles; might be something to this regular maintenance stuff)
    • It's Thursday and a short week
    • Got my closet reno almost done last night
    • Tomorrow is payday

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