Posts Tagged ‘alaska’

Spring ahead, fall into depression…

October 28, 2008

 

Is it just me, or does it seem like EVERY SINGLE THING IN THE WORLD SEEMS TO BE GOING WRONG?  And I’m not just talking about the World Series.  In the news, there’s the financial, uh hiccup, Obama’s getting backrubs and high-fives from the “media”, and remarkably tubby men are getting chicks.  (And I’m not.)  Oh, and Led Zeppelin might go on tour and make a record, with a stunt cucumber in Robert Plant’s place.

Or perhaps it’s just the season to be sad.  Some claim to suffer from seasonal affective disorder, a malady that doctors have categorized in the needus modollas family of disorders, along with fibromyalgia and chronic fatigue syndrome, (also known as not feeling like going to work).

I was interested to learn that some doctors treat SAD with light therapy, presenting the likelihood that somewhere, right now, a doctor is saying “after four years of undergraduate work, four years of medical school, and four years of specialized training, it is my considered opinion, that you should buy a lamp.”

During my time in Alaska, where days grow desperately short, it seemed that folks preferred booze therapy, which is often followed by making it with your cousin therapy, which is not recommended by the AMA, nor, surprisingly, the Academy of Country Music.

Oh well, cheer up, the NBA season starts tonight, and they don’t start fixing the games until the playoffs.  And if you’d prefer to cheer down, here’s a sad, but well-researched and written story, about a guy who gave up.