The classic Five Stages of Loss, also known as the Five Stages of Dying, are: Denial, Anger, Bargaining, Depression, Boredom, and Acceptance. Wait, that's six. Where does Boredom come into the picture? Answer: after about thirty minutes, if the picture in question is 50/50, the new 'Cancer Comedy.'
They tell you to write what you know. But once you hit your mid-thirties and your days are a random melee of friends' kids and feeling grumpy after that run you forced yourself to take, it becomes increasingly hard to find something to write about.