so you know those stress tests where they assign numeric values to stressful life events? like this one? well, their list is long, but not very comprehensive. here’s mine, for the last 12 months:
lying weasel x-roommate small claims court thingy.
changed operating systems on main computer.
started really getting that old vision thing where you can’t focus upclose.
my baby started kindergarten.
major dental work/debt.
those server moves – remember the server moves?
semi-major car screwuppage.
shaved my legs — twice. maybe even three times.
became really subversive.
i always feel like somebody’s watching me. really.
traumatic, unprecedented pant size.
unemployed a freelancer.
losing my DSL provider (let’s assign the ‘death of spouse’ point value to that, shall we?).
daughter in france for the holidays.
the holidays themselves.
so how much would that be? do i win?