Today Is The Most Depressing Day Of The Year

blue Monday the most depressing day of the year

Today, Monday January 21st is known as “Blue Monday” or “The Most Depressing Day of the Year.”


Blue Monday ( the third Monday in January) is well known in the UK where it was originated. The “holiday” was actually invented as a marketing scheme for a travel company back in 2005 and it stuck.

Let me be the first to agree that “Blue Monday” makes perfect sense. It’s cold outside, everyone is depressed because they just got their Christmas credit card bills, there is nowhere to go and nothing to do and it’s Monday -

Note: Disregard the above paragraph if you like winter sports.

Now, if you are one of those anit-Obama Republicans, then today is probably more like Blue Monday on a Lance Armstrong blood transfusion. Back when Clint Eastwood was talking to a bar stool in Tampa, you probably were trying to figure out what you’d be wearing to the ball. But that was then and this is Blue Monday – It’s cold, it’s miserable and Mitt Romney is working in the back office of Marriott.

I’m a guy who generally sees the glass half full, so I for one will mark the “Most Depressing Day Of the Year”,  ”Blue Monday” on my calendar as a day to  be celebrated er… observed.

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