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Re: New Years Resolutions

Postby Greatest Cockney Rip Off on Tue Jan 01, 2019 6:14 pm

Start taking and dealing drugs. I think it's about time.
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Re: New Years Resolutions

Postby Cuenca 'ammer on Tue Jan 01, 2019 7:12 pm

Greatest Cockney Rip Off wrote:Start taking and dealing drugs. I think it's about time.


you are Clint Eastwood and I claim my 5 dollars !!!!!!

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Re: New Years Resolutions

Postby Greatest Cockney Rip Off on Tue Jan 01, 2019 7:17 pm

Cuenca 'ammer wrote:you are Clint Eastwood and I claim my 5 dollars !!!!!!

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Re: New Years Resolutions

Postby DasNutNock on Tue Jan 01, 2019 10:30 pm

Get better at life. I’m good at lots of things, all of them sensible, important, logical and ****ing boring. I’ve completely forgotten (or never learned) how to enjoy the things my tedious diligence enables. Holidays, socialising, just doing stuff - I seem to be crap at it all. I’m genuinely concerned that life’s passing me by as I focus on fiscal prudence and ultra-caution.
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Re: New Years Resolutions

Postby Greatest Cockney Rip Off on Tue Jan 01, 2019 11:43 pm

DasNutNock wrote:Holidays, socialising, just doing stuff - I seem to be crap at it all. I’m genuinely concerned that life’s passing me by as I focus on fiscal prudence and ultra-caution.


I realised that after a good few mates and family members died (some very young), and the missus had a very close call with cancer. After that, I decided I'd concentrate on the important (family etc.) and enjoy myself, work to live, not vice-versa and take risks - calculated risks, but risks nonetheless. Life has been relatively good since then I have to say I do laugh at some of the things I used to get stressed about and take serious. Realise what's important, realise that you're only around for 3 score and 10, and that isn't a long time in the grand scheme of things.
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Re: New Years Resolutions

Postby Cuenca 'ammer on Wed Jan 02, 2019 2:31 am

Greatest Cockney Rip Off wrote:realise that you're only around for 3 score and 10, and that isn't a long time in the grand scheme of things.


I was 3 score and 10 in October !!!!!

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Re: New Years Resolutions

Postby Samba on Wed Jan 02, 2019 5:36 am

Greatest Cockney Rip Off wrote:realise that you're only around for 3 score and 10, and that isn't a long time in the grand scheme of things.

Cuenca 'ammer wrote:I was 3 score and 10 in October !!!!! :shock: :shock:

It was nice knowing you, Cuenca...
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Re: New Years Resolutions

Postby pablo jaye on Wed Jan 02, 2019 8:22 am

DasNutNock wrote:Get better at life. I’m good at lots of things, all of them sensible, important, logical and ****ing boring. I’ve completely forgotten (or never learned) how to enjoy the things my tedious diligence enables. Holidays, socialising, just doing stuff - I seem to be crap at it all. I’m genuinely concerned that life’s passing me by as I focus on fiscal prudence and ultra-caution.


As my gran once said ...’there’s no pockets in shrouds’. This is how I live, I don’t go overboard and live to my means - for example, we had been overpaying our mortgage but cashed in the overpayments and have just spent new year with my two oldest pals andfamilies in Glasgow. An experience that I’ll never forget and was well worth the expense.

As for resolutions ... lose a heap of weight and read more rather than pissing around on the inter web.
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Re: New Years Resolutions

Postby westham,eggyandchips on Wed Jan 02, 2019 8:36 am

NY Resolutions are a waste of time. No one sticks to them.
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Re: New Years Resolutions

Postby sendô on Wed Jan 02, 2019 1:46 pm

sendô wrote:So I'm going to try and stop using alcohol as a means to dealing with work related stress. Perhaps I'll switch to crack or heroin, not sure yet.

Apparently "Dry January" is a thing, and frankly I've drank waaaay too much over the last month or two, do why not give it a go whilst no-one else is doing anything of interest and I have no spare cash.

In my entire adult life - in fact since I first started getting into pubs when I was 16 - I don't think I've ever gone an entire month without a drink. I'm not entirely sure I have the self discipline to do it. I suspect some point next week I will have a crap, stressful day at work and head straight for the pub. :|

Burnley Hammer wrote:Not sure why people wait until january the 1st. If someone really wanted to do something then why wait?

I'm not sure people do wait do they? I think it seems to be more that it's a convenient time, because we generally all over indulge at Christmas, and are all skint in January.
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Re: New Years Resolutions

Postby S-H on Wed Jan 02, 2019 1:50 pm

They reckon going one month off the booze is worse for you in the long run, as after January you tend to end up drinking more, than you previously would have to compensate for the time you've been off of it.

Just try to cut down, not drinking at home(at least during the week) is a good start.

Just to add, I'm terrible at not having a drink, my will power is non-existent, think I lasted twelve days the last time I tried.
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Re: New Years Resolutions

Postby sendô on Wed Jan 02, 2019 1:51 pm

^ I've already worked out that 1st Feb is a Friday, and was mulling over in my head setting up a night down the pub with a few mates.

If I can manage Mon - Fri each week without drinking I'll be doing well enough.
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Re: New Years Resolutions

Postby Mille Miglia 1991 on Wed Jan 02, 2019 2:35 pm

Well Happy New Year everyone first and foremost!

I’ve thought about some resolutions, I’m getting married end of March so a losing weight goal was put in place. However I’m not a fan of general gyms and then it hit me, why not make a return to boxing.
So I’m heading back to the ring, set a goal for first 6 months of the year to get back in shape with the weddings, stag dos and honeymoons to take place during this time. Then second half of the year I’m gonna compete in hopefully 2/3 bouts and continue this for a good few years again. It’s the only thing I’ve ever enjoyed that was for me.
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Re: New Years Resolutions

Postby r99c on Wed Jan 02, 2019 3:44 pm

Anyone got a link to last year's thread before I write some down in this one? Would be intriguing to see what I wrote.
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Re: New Years Resolutions

Postby The Gibbins on Wed Jan 02, 2019 3:44 pm

Without being cliche one of them is getting fitter.. i kept myself ticking over in 2018 but with changes at work and travelling my running mileage was very low in comparison to most years. I want to start getting back into Marathon mileage and do one abroad later in the year as London has just got silly now with applications.

On another note, learn to drive...at the age of 30 :oops:
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Re: New Years Resolutions

Postby DasNutNock on Wed Jan 02, 2019 3:56 pm

The Gibbins wrote:On another note, learn to drive...at the age of 30 :oops:


The wife passed her test aged 37, a few weeks before daughter #2 was born. And thank f*ck she did.

It's a load of hokum when people say it gets harder to pass as you get older. I don't know any 17 year olds who had better levels of concentration, patience and a willingness to listen than they had when they were in their 30s.

Book some one off lessons with a few local instructors. Consider integrating lessons into your commute, if you can. Find one you like, pony up for 20 lessons or something (don't be pushed into booking 2 hour lessons, though they can be useful, especially when you get closer to test day). Expect to fail your first test, but at the very least use it as a reference, so you're better prepared next time.
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Re: New Years Resolutions

Postby The Gibbins on Wed Jan 02, 2019 4:26 pm

Thanks :thup:

I was thinking of doing one of those intense courses but then taking all that time off work wastes days i might need back later in the year. I also don't like intense courses for anything, not just driving, as its there to fill your brain up just to pass rather than properly grasp something. I will end up getting lessons in, i have no excuses now as i work from home and have a decent shift pattern when im not on call so i can easily fit it in... and get the girlfriend off my case!
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Re: New Years Resolutions

Postby DasNutNock on Wed Jan 02, 2019 4:30 pm

The Gibbins wrote:i have no excuses now as i work from home and have a decent shift pattern when im not on call so i can easily fit it in... and get the girlfriend off my case!


Book some appointments today. Get at least a single hour from 3 different instructors - they might offer you a discount if you explain you're trying a few places. You may also need to wait a while before you can get stuff booked with any of them, but if you can avoid the usual busy times (and it sounds like you can), you should be in a good place. 2-4 hours a week would be a good place to start, and see you potentially sitting your test in spring.

Have you got a test centre near by? Even getting someone to drive you round the usual test route will help.
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Re: New Years Resolutions

Postby Samba on Wed Jan 02, 2019 8:13 pm

S-H wrote:think I lasted twelve minutes the last time I tried.

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Re: New Years Resolutions

Postby S-H on Wed Jan 02, 2019 8:30 pm

^^^^ Crikey that's entering PB territory..
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