>Today is Monday. Mondays have always sucked. This one sucks more than most because the majority of people are heading back to work for the first time after the holiday season.

Like I said. Mondays suck.

But I’m trying to not be as pessimistic in 2009, so we have to look on the bright side.

So it’s cold, everyone is broke and I still haven’t seen Benjamin Button. What can there possibly be to be happy about?

Well if you are in Calgary, two of the best radio station contests start again today. Energy 101.5‘s Beat the Bank and Vibe 98.5 Pays your Bills are both aiming to make paying off your holidays debt a little bit easier. I’m pretty sure the radio stations in NB are giving away salad bowls or towels, so I guess you have that to look forward to.

Another great thing about today is that it marks the one of the first days that the TV schedule is back in full swing, which means no repeats!

The Bachelor also returns tonight. I don’t usually watch this show, but I’ve decided that I’m going to watch new bachelor Jason as long as their is an african-american in the running to win his heart. Luckily, with this show, that usually means I only have to watch the first week.

We also get new episodes of Gossip Girl tonight!

On Tuesday, Scrubs returns with two new episodes, only this time on ABC! 90210 is also back and so is The Biggest Loser and Privileged.

Wednesday sees the return of….um…let’s see here…uh Knight Rider. Okay, scratch Wednesday, go see a movie or do laundry.

But Thursday has new episodes of 30 Rock and Grey’s Anatomy!

2009 is off to a great start so far. Don’t forget later on this month we also welcome back 24, Lost and the new and improved American Idol!!!

Mike Morrison