Slip, slip, sliding back down in the hole. When you study for a particular test for hours to find out that, while studying for said test, you missed the deadline to turn in an assignment for the same class. Grade 0%, because you were studying. Sometimes the universe has a funny sense of humor. Cosmic irony isn't just something you find in Greek tragedies, it happens to you, today. (Maybe tomorrow; today you're still humming and grinning from the Christmas carols last night in the library.) But sooner or later, it all catches up to you--even the unintentional things. To you, it's not funny at all. To someone else, though, to someone who didn't care, you can't help wondering if there's a little black humor in it. Why is my life sometimes a bitter joke?