How to fight back against a mean case of the Blue Mondays

 
 

Feeling a little down today? Kind of blue? Well, don’t blame yourself. Instead, blame science. Yes, science. You see today is scientifically proven to be the most depressing day of the year. There’s a formula and everything. They call it Blue Monday, I call it a challenge. Sure, it’s gray and cold and the holidays are 340 days away, we can still find plenty of reasons to be cheery today. Like, for starters, how about this?

Yeah, that’s the new official poster for The Runaways. And, in case the moisture dripping off a glistening cherry was too subtle an imagery for you, I think what it’s trying to say is, “SEX!” The film about the seminal all-girl rock band starring Kristen Stewart and Dakota Fanning debuted yesterday at the Sundance Film Festival to largely positive reviews, particularly for its two stars.

Still need more cheering up? If find that imagining I’m this SAG Award being held by Christina Hendricks in this picture does wonders for my mood. But then, I have a very active imagination.

Have a hardcore case of the blues? Turn to the world’s No. 1 lesbian goodwill ambassador Ellen DeGeneres. Take her advice to relax and take a deep breath. And then try speaking whale.

Finally, when all else fails and you just can’t shake the sads, refer to the “In Case of Emergency Break Glass” case on the wall and bust out the Shiba Inu Puppy Cam.

Once again, the puppies should be used only as a last resort because they will render any viewer completely incapable of saying anything other than “Oooh” and “Awww” and “Who’s a good puppy? Who is, who is?” for the rest of the day. You’ve been warned.

So, ladies, what are your surefire cures for the winter blues? As a public service, please share them in the comments.