Friday, 31 December 2010

New Quiz Resolutions

Well, here we are, dear friends, the last day of the year, and the last LAM post of 2010. Its become something of a LAM tradition for me to share some new year quiz resolutions with you, so without further ado, here they are : -

Lets start with a carry over from the last two years.

• I resolve to stop saying that any team who beat us in a straight pub quiz must have cheated, even when they have actually been using their phones in front of us.

Yes, for two years I have started the year with all good intentions with regard to this, and never made it stick until at least my birthday in June. So I will try harder this time round.

• I resolve to not close the door to appearing on some other broadcast quiz, but only to apply to something because it might be fun.

• I resolve to keep working on my weak areas as I have been since joining the quiz league this Autumn.

• I resolve to try harder to attend at least one or two grand prix events this year.

• I resolve to try even harder not to criticise a quiz unfairly , even when the questions are not especially to my liking. .

• I resolve above all else to enjoy my quizzing throughout the next year as much as I have enjoyed it this year.

That’s it for 2010. Its been a great year, and I hope it has been so for all of you. Thanks for your support and all of your comments on the blog throughout the year. Have a wonderful 2011.


drgaryegrant said...

Hi Dave, I'm delighted to see 'attend one or two quiz Grand Prix' on your New Years Resolutions and I look forward to seeing you there. I was in Ghana so didn't see the final, and forgot to Sky+ it! I gather the 'flapping and squabbling' the Radio Times alluded to may though have been me berating you and Neil for being quiet during the wall - sorry if it came across as such, think I was just getting desperate as had no clue myself! It was an absolute pleasure and a massive privilege to be in a team with someone of your stature and your calmness, quiet humour and encyclopaedic knowledge made you a perfect team-mate. I hope that 2011 brings you enjoyable quizzing, and hopefully another successful run in a high-profile quiz. Will keep reading the blog, as I'm afraid that I too, am a self-confessed quiz addict, and need all the fixes I can get. One day scoring over 100 in a Grand prix or winning a TV show WILL happen - one day...

Londinius said...

Hi Gary

Ooh, you don't half make me blush ! I'm just a quizzer, but thanks for saying it !

I'll confess I cannot get the iplayer going on my equipment so I can't comment any more on the final. Put it this way, I had no recollections of any problems with the team i the final apart from the fact that we'd all have liked to have done a bit better !

Please - it was a lot of fun, and I enjoyed playing in a team with you and Neil more than I have enjoyed any other TV experience. Let me know when you're next going to a grand prix, and I will see if I can attend.

Have a great 2011