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Teenage angst rant, climate-engendered dolour, and Chocolate Biscuits by Palinite14 on 24 January 2005 7:47pm
 
I bet some of you will have heard this story about how scientists have determined that Jan. 24 is the most depressing day of the year; apparently a combination of debt, bad weather, ages till pay day and it being a Monday conspire to make today make you want to emigrate/hide under the covers/consume the entire EU chocolate biscuit surplus. Well, having personally experienced January 24 2005, I can tell you that it was indeed monumentally depressing.

Why? Well:

1. At 6.35am, I awoke, to discover that it was indeed going to be a bad hair/face day.


2. At 8.21 am, I found out that I had left my saxophone at home, causing me to miss my lesson.

3. At 10.28 am, I found out that we will have to wait another 2 weeks before we know whether or not our dog is going to have puppies.

4. At 12.26 pm, I found out that it was aubergine stew for lunch.

5. At 12. 35 pm, I ate aforementioned aubergine stew.

6. At 1.05 pm, I went to Art, where I discovered that our Standard Grade Preliminary exam is indeed based on still lifes. Grrrr.

7. At 2.30pm, I had Latin.

8. At 2.31pm, I found out that I am likely going to fail Latin, due to my non-production of very important essay.

9. At 3.50pm, I had IT, where I stared at a computer for 45 minutes tapping in information about food and furniture with a whacking great air conditioning unit blowing air down the back of my neck.

10. It is now 5.04 pm, I have to go and wait for a bus in the dark, and it will be late.

11. Tomorrow is Tuesday.

12. In addition to Latin, I am also failing Maths.

13. I am desperate to find out what was thought of the piece of writing I gave to someone on Saturday. It was the first writing I'd done in about a year, and I really want to know their opinion of it, because right now talking to them about writing is the only thing that motivates me.

I'm sorry to dump all this angst on a previously sunny and cheerful forum, but this is just one of those days that makes me throw up my hands and go 'AAAAAAAAAARGH!!!' (Right, now that I've got all that out of the way, I can go home in a serene and happy frame of mind. Or maybe not.)


Damn those Cardiff University scientists. They doomed this day from the outset. :)
 
Re: Teenage angst rant, climate-engendered dolour, and Chocolate Biscuits by George on 24 January 2005 10:05pm
 
Sounds like you needed a "Ferris Beuller" day off.
 
Re: Teenage angst rant, climate-engendered dolour, and Chocolate Biscuits by Wisey on 24 January 2005 10:43pm
 
Interesting. I work in a legal insurance company. We basically do most of the cases ourselves (we're trained lawyers), but sometimes we also pass them on to other lawyers who work with us. Some of the time you get quite a lot of people just shouting at you, if a case isn't covered by insurance, if there is nothing to be done etc. And today was one of those days where every phone call turned into some sort of insult competition. I had the impression that every caller tried to be more insulting than the previous.

Ah well. I usually blame it on full moon, hehe.
 
Re: Teenage angst rant, climate-engendered dolour, and Chocolate Biscuits by George on 25 January 2005 5:14am
 
Yes, ineresting. At my school, where I'm a teacher, we hit a yearly highly for illness and absences today. Personally, I'm sick as a dog with a cold. I just bought a "gallon" of Nyquil and I'm going to take tomorrow off!! HAHHH!!!

I would prefer a bottle of brandy, but my wife would find it.
 
Re: Teenage angst rant, climate-engendered dolour, and Chocolate Biscuits by TwoSheds on 25 January 2005 2:52pm
 
>I would prefer a bottle of brandy, but my wife would find it.

Does this sentence mean:

a) Your wife disapproves of the consumption of alcohol and if found, would dispose of it

OR

b) She'd drink it all herself ?
 
Re: Teenage angst rant, climate-engendered dolour, and Chocolate Biscuits by George on 25 January 2005 6:40pm
 
A. is correct. Disapproving of such a disgusting vice, she would prefer to see me wallow pain if she had the chance.
 
Re: Teenage angst rant, climate-engendered dolour, and Chocolate Biscuits by kazzzz on 25 January 2005 9:32pm
 
Buy her a bottle of Tequila George..then she won't touch your brandy!!!
 
Re: Teenage angst rant, climate-engendered dolour, and Chocolate Biscuits by Ken Dunn on 26 January 2005 1:03am
 
I don't think a scientist would have come up with such a postulation for January 24th. My guess would label the person as a psychological statistician.
 
Re: Teenage angst rant, climate-engendered dolour, and Chocolate Biscuits by montypython4ever on 26 January 2005 10:38pm
 
Don't worry, Palinite14, usually when something goes really bad something very good will follow! I had a project due in science class today and it was mandatory to use a powerpoint presentation. As it turns out, my computer won't download any type of powerpoint and though I explained this to my teacher, it still was mandatory. So, I was just in school a few hours ago, but due to a snow storm we were let out early. Luckily for me, I am now able to try to find a solution to my problem because I don't have to present my project today! I find that as a good thing following what was severely bad, or could have been severely bad. Anyway, I guess you should just look on the bright side of things! Does that help? (Hint: Watch Monty Python (any one)-- it'll do you good, because I always feel better after I watch them!) :)
 
Re: Teenage angst rant, climate-engendered dolour, and Chocolate Biscuits by sarahs on 3 February 2005 10:43pm
 
I heard that as well - that 24 January is the most depressing day. I thought it was rubbish, but instead, I did have a really bad day that day!!
 
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