4 January 2018

Resolutions

Normally I don't make New Year's Resolutions, But this year I have made five. I sincerely hope I have the moral fortitude necessary to maintain these resolutions through 2018 but I know it will be a struggle.

Let me share them with you.

1) I plan to eat more pies. I very much enjoy eating savoury pies but in 2017 I only ate 68 pies. This year I plan to eat many more pies than that.

2) I plan to create less blogposts. Last year I made 319 posts which is far too many. In 2018 I want to make sure that my blogpost tally falls below 300.

3) I resolve to brush my teeth both morning and night. Now this is something I achieved in 2017 but  it's easy to neglect one's oral hygiene - especially at night. I don't want my standards to drop.

4) I plan to eat a nice piece of fillet steak with fried onions and mushrooms. I didn't have one fillet steak in 2017 and so in a culinary sense I felt unfulfilled.

5) I resolve to drink more pints of Tetley's bitter. In 2017 I only drank 611 pints and in 2018 I aim to break the 700 barrier. I hope I can make it but if any bloggers wish to sponsor me it would add extra motivation to this particular resolution.

Have you made any resolutions yourself?

40 comments:

  1. You know me! I don't make resolutions. I just sort of go with the flow. I don't even make up fictitious (What a hard word to spell) resolutions!

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    1. You could resolve to learn the spelling of the word "fictitious" by heart.

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  2. I never make resolutions. On the other hand, I guess I make one resolution - and that is to never make resolutions!

    I'm about to grill a thick rib on the bone steak for my lunch...with mushrooms, oven-crisped potatoes, steamed spinach and broccoli.

    As for meat pies...they are regularly on my menu...I love them,, but don't keep count of how many I eat over the course of a year, of course!

    All the best with keeping count, Yorkie!

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    1. Please e-mail your lunch to me as an attachment! Sounds scrumptious.

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    2. Oh! Damn! I'd already eaten before I read your response, Yorkie! Sorry!

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  3. Red sent me.
    So, OK, these resolutions might even be fun to keep!

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    1. Are you Red's slave?...Thanks for calling by Linda.

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  4. I didnt make any resolutions. i dont need to improve anything at all, especially pie eating

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    1. When living the perfect life what is the point of resolutions Kylie?

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  5. Mr Pudding!
    I am sure I detect (not for the first time) your mischevious sense of humour at work. But seriously, you would want to drink any quantity of Tetleys?
    I am half Yorkshire (on my mother's side) and am proud of that heritage, other than it being the source of that most tasteless of dishwater. It is so lacking in flavour that is not even good enough to be horrible. Foul stuff. Begone!
    http://www.realaleguide.co.uk/id229.html

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    1. I was weaned on Tetley's bitter and have always given a large part of my annual income to the Tetley's movement. When I die I want a cask of Tetley's bitter and a glass tankard in my coffin..... Thanks for calling my Creaker

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  6. Red sent me over too. I resolve to read all the posts you write in 2018. Cheers. I added your blog to my blog roll so I won't miss one post.
    Joy

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    1. You have brought joy to my grey winter's morning Joy. Thanks for calling by. Happy 2018! May it be filled with joy!

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  7. No.

    And just to pad that out a bit I will tell you that I ate a few fillet steaks last year: all with my home made béarnaise sauce (delicious and exceedingly unhealthy).

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    1. A FEW fillet steaks! A FEW! You must have won The National Lottery!

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    2. I save on the Tetleys.

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    3. All that shaking up on the ferry to Lewis would spoil the dark amber nectar.

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  8. No resolutions for me but I'm amazed you actually keep count of the number of pies and pints you consume! Do you keep a record of it somewhere, like a spreadsheet or something?

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    1. Are you a psychic Sue? Yes there are spreadsheets for everything I consume and everything I do. There's even a spreadsheet for how long I spend working on my spreadsheets.

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  9. these resolutions sound pretty SERIOUS :)

    i wish you best of luck except for one about lessening the blogposts
    may you and family have blessed happy new year !

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    1. Thanks for calling by Baili. I am honoutred to have a visitor from Pakistan. As far as I know, you are my first! Have you made any resolutions yourself?

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  10. No resolutions for me, either. But let me start a readers' petition against your resolution to post less on your blog. Surely there will still be enough time for that between pies and pints.

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    1. My graph of annual blogposts is going up! I need to spend my energy on other things! By the way you only published 138 posts in 2017 - far fewer than in 2016! I blame OK for that.

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  11. I don't like the less blog posts much. You're one of the more interesting blogs out there and I would miss them.
    Briony
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    1. Of course I might break any of these resolutions. Most people do.

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  12. Ha! You're possibly the only blogger on the planet who has resolved to post LESS often. Aside from that, all your resolutions sound worthwhile.

    And thanks for your clarification on the tea vs. coffee situation on my blog. I'll never be an enthusiastic tea drinker, sadly, but fortunately for the planet I don't drink a GREAT deal of coffee. :)

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    1. Perhaps you should switch to covfefe instead.

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  13. How did you get Nos. 1 and 4 past Ian?

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    1. His veganism is just a rebellion against his meat-eating childhood. Besides, he doesn't visit his father's old-fashioned blog.

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  14. They sound good to me. Let us know on 1 January 2019 whether you achieved your goals.

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    1. It's January 4th and I haven't had a single pie yet this year.

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  15. About the only resolution I can keep is to promise to continue to be up to no good.

    I recommend a tourtiere- a Canadian meat pie.

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    1. If ever I get back to Canada I shall seek out a tourtiere. Thank you Mr Kendall.

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  16. I'm signing the Librarian's petition!

    No resolutions here; none that I wish to make public anyway. Telling people my resolutions ends up making me feel too much pressure to keep them. I do better when they are in my head only. I know that's the opposite of prevailing theory, but I've always been a stubborn as a donkey. Now you know some of the source of my blog name.

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    1. Donkeys do have other characteristics. They bray endlessly and eat carrots. Their aroma is well, very donkeyish. Male donkeys are jacks and females are well...you already know it.

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  17. I have resolved to take a closer look at your blog, Mr. Pudding.

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    1. I had better watch my p's and q's then Catalyst!

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  18. No resolutions. Fun post.

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  19. Now why would you write less blog posts? I can see how well loved you are.

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