Today was "Blue Monday," supposedly the most depressing day of the year. Whoever thought of that is pretty clever ... it's a whole new marketing opportunity. I saw a Cineplex ad today for a Blue Monday movie deal. However, I was in decent spirits today and didn't feel the need for a cheap movie. I spent my evening ... wait for it ... working on my Pop Tarts puzzle and watching Gilmore Girls! Crazy, I know. I was out and about all day today though, so I earned it.
I spent the day going to different businesses that were nominated for the Chamber business awards and taking pictures to use for promotional purposes. I do this almost every year and it's pretty cool to get a behind-the-scenes look at places. One interesting place I went to today was Mother Earth Recycling. They recycle things like electronics and mattresses. I watched them de-construct a mattress; they recycle almost every part of it. Apparently Winnipeg sends 300,000-400,000 mattresses to the landfill every year and this company is trying to get people to bring them here instead. People are resistant because there's a cost of $15 to bring your mattress to them, as opposed to $10 at the landfill. Knowing your mattress parts are being recycled is surely worth $5. Now I want a new bed just so I can recycle my old one. Oh, and because we've had our bed since 1995. Not even joking. We got our money's worth. It's time.
Anyway, it was a fun day of talking to people and touring places and snapping pics (a small sampling below). I went into the office for a while between appointments, so the whole day was a high point.
My low: Besides walking around, I did no physical activity today. My day is a hundred times better when I exercise. Well, a hundred times is a lot. Maybe 50 times better. Still a lot.