Once, when I was doing my PhD, one of my friends asked me not to have too much of fun. I asked him why. He told me that the total amount of fun a person can have in his life is a fixed quantity; so, if you have too much of fun and exhaust your quota, for the rest of your life, you can not have any. Now, PhD Comics chimes in with more or less the same thought!
You already had your recession!