Monday, 18 January 2010

Blue Monday.......

According to scientists, today is the most depressing day of the year.

How did they work that out?

Well, they have a formula which goes thusly..........

\frac{[W + (D-d)] \times T^Q}{M \times N_a}

where weather=W, debt=d, time since Christmas=T, time since failing our new year’s resolutions=Q, low motivational levels=M and the feeling of a need to take action=Na.

Apparently the date was calculated by using many factors, including: weather conditions, debt level (the difference between debt accumulated and our ability to pay), time since Christmas, time since failing our new year’s resolutions, low motivational levels and feeling of a need to take action.


Not sure about that.

I did a quick 'back of an envelope' calculation based on my own set of circumstances using the formula and got the answer 17 9/13ths, which is of dubious practical use.

In other news, we've started emptying the office. Which has definitely proved the theory that every action has an equal and opposite reaction, as both the sitting room and dining room are now full of 'stuff'.

So there you have it.

Mathematics and physics explained and demonstrated in one post.

It's going to be a long week.


Debie Lyons said...

I just call it January apathy lol Debie xxx

rosanna said...

We are painting our hallway and living room..... I share your thought And I cannot remember why we made up our mind to this task....Pure masochism! Thinking to you...Rosanna

Kim said...

I think they were wrong- I think it was yesterday as I spent the day on the couch dozing on and off and telling my husband I was cranky and blue. Winter blahs hit me yesterday! Thankfully, a good walk in the brisk air this morning has that out of my system so today I am good- no blue monday :) How exciting to be working on your office- hope the week is not too long- think of how wonderful it will be to no longer have to work on a tray :)