The stress is nothing new - it's the start of a new Semester, and I always get stressed when things start in earnest. A few days away with The Mister will hopefully help. Mind you, I am taking my study gear with me.
Clarification: I wanted to clear up what I was talking about in my last post. I know that there are people out there who, due to the incredibly high housing costs (and power costs), would struggle to pay their mortgages on the Masterchef 'wage'.
I in no way meant to promote myself as a paragon of thrift - the only kind of thrift I am is a spendthrift - if I have it, I spend it. Nor did I mean to put down those who would struggle, due to the aforementioned costs.
My argument was with the guy who complained - he got a great experience and he, and anyone else on the show HAD to know going in how much they were going to get - unless they didn't read the contract they signed. If it was going to be too tight to maintain Real Life necessities, why would you do it?
So please, know that I meant nothing nasty by what I said - at least, not to anyone except the MC evictee. For him, I stand by my original thought - stop whining, you went in with your eyes open, you got a great experience, now get on with life.