24 June 2006

Hope You Enjoyed Yourself

Cliff Arnall, a scholar at a British university, has developed a formula that can be used to calculate the happiest day of the year.

"He used what he considers a 'simple equation' to reach his conclusion: O + (N x S) + Cpm/T + He.

O stands for outdoor activities, N for nature, S for social interaction, Cpm for childhood summers and positive memories, T for temperature and He for holidays and looking forward to time off."

Based on this information, yesterday, June 23, was the happiest day of the year. So I hope you enjoyed it. It's all downhill from here. (January 23 is the saddest day, according to Arnall's equation.)

Personally, Thursday was a much better fit for this equation for me. The Boss Lady toasted me at lunch as the "Queen of Everything"...I received a card and healthy gift certificate to a local nursery as a "thank you" from my department...and I got to go to a lovely garden party at the end of the day, boosting the O, N, and S factors. School ended on Wednesday, so that increased my ranking for Cpm and He. Some people thought that Thursday was a bit on the chilly side, but I thought it was quite nice.

It was a pretty great week, all-in-all. There was lots of positive energy and I was able to lose 300 pounds of hideous fat on Friday, although I think my friends are going to miss reading all of the very entertaining letters that have been sent to me over the last few months. But I am grateful, as always, for the good people I know who seek out truth and examine both sides before reaching conclusions...people who believe in what's right and not in what's petty. Let's see if we can find a way to improve on June 23. It can't be all bad if Bambi I and II show up in your yard on June 24, right?

1 comment:

Stephen said...

So, the saddest day of the year is basically my birthday. I'm cool with that.

The calculation probably differs in the southern hemisphere.

I'm with Scotty. When Kirk 'punished' him by confining him to quarters, he said, "Thank you captain. Now I can catch up on my technical journals!"