A pysychologist in England has declared today, Jan 23rd, as the most depressing day of the year. He used some kind of complex formula that takes into account the fact that the holiday bills are rolling in, the weather and the fact that it's a long stretch until the next long weekend as some of the factors contributing to this day being the most depressing of the year.
Now, I suppose that I could go all gloom and doom about this and give in to the depression. But you know, despite all these depressing stats mentioned, I still can find a few random things to be positive about in the world. Saturday night, the Vols played a phenomeonal game against Florida, upsetting the then-number-two-and-going-for-number-one Gators before a sold-out, rocking crowd at Thompson Boling Arena. Simply an awesome sight to see and man, Bruce Perl is really just doing a great job as coach. Last week, Pat Summit got her 900th win as the coach of the Lady Vols and tonight goes for 901 with a one vs two match-up against Duke. There's new episodes of 24, Lost
this week. Also, should the day go just OK, I've still got a bit of leftover birthday cake and ice cream at home.
OK, sure these aren't life-shattering, world-changing events of happiness but as Sheryl Crow once wisely said, "If it makes you happy, it can't be that bad." So, while this may be the most depressing day of the year for some, I'm going to try and buck the trend and at least have a positive outlook for a bit. And hey--if the wonderful traffic in Nashville couldn't suck the positive spirit of the morning, I think we're off to a pretty good start.
posted by Michael Hickerson at 1/23/2006 07:34:00 AM