Arnall developed the semi-serious formula — 1/8W+(D-d)3/8xTQMxNA — to calculate the gloomiest day of the year in 2005 at the request of the British travel industry.
In the formula, W is weather, D is debt and other money (d) due in January and T is the time that has passed since Christmas.
Q is the period of time before individuals decide they have failed to stand by their New Year's resolutions and M stands for low motivation levels. NA then represents the need to take action to change the situation.
So anyway, I was actually having a pretty good day until right before I went out to go to work today. I had moved my car onto the road so that the plows could clear out our lot and since the only spot to park was in a no parking spot, GUESS WHO GOT A TICKET!
The upside is that a) it was only $30 and b) there's a chance I might get off and not have to pay it. When I stopped in at the city to pay the ticket this afternoon, I gave the lady at the clerk's desk my sob story about having to park on the road while the plows were coming and that there wasn't anywhere else to put my car except the no parking spot. It turns out that you can contest the parking tickets and write a little essay about why you should be let off. I did so and hopefully I'll hear back within a week about whether they buy my reasons for having to park where I did.
Again, worst case scenario, I'm out $30. I'll definately never move my car onto the road unless I can either find a legal spot or see the plows in the lot...
At least the rest of my day was pretty good. Tomorrow we get to go sit in on Garrett's class for a little bit, so that should be interesting!