This is Blue Monday, the “official” Blue Monday of the year, according to usually unreliable internet sources. The idea is to not make today depressing despite dreary weather, holiday bills and the stark realization that you are going nowhere at work. Shorthand: take action. Laugh. Be strong. Get a hyacinth macaw to liven up your life. If you want one that requires no care, try porcelain parrots at Neiman Marcus for $2,495(free shipping)–that way you stimulate the economy. Or, like me, go for a long walk with dogs and be thankful you have blue Mondays.