UPDATE: The winning comment number was 82, belonging to reader Amy. She has been contacted.


I’m giving away three items that I’ve recently linked to.

Consider it a late Christmas gift to one of you.

One lucky winner receives these three gifts that I received in my mailbox. Sure, I could keep them, but what good is that for you?!

— A girl fit medium Mario Lemieux Foundation shirt. If it’s not your size, I bet you have a Penguins fan in your life it would fit.

— A pack of adorable hand drawn Pittsburgh skyline note cards with envelopes. You cannot currently purchase these as the artist is on vacation until February 2011.

— A PIT Jet Set moleskin journal with four 412 note cards.

To enter, leave a comment, one comment per valid email address. So you have something to say, what is the one resolution you’ve made for the new year that you’re most likely to keep?

While I’d like to say it’s my six-pack abs resolution, crunches hurt. So I’m going with my resolution to finish a screenplay, no matter how shitty it may be. I will get to “The End” in 2011 even if it means the last page says, “And they all died. The end.”

You have until tomorrow, January 4 at 5:00 p.m. to enter, at which time will choose a winner. If your comment goes to spam, no worries. I’ll periodically check and fish them out.

Good luck!


  1. lovesthenorthside
    January 4, 2011 8:28 am

    this year i resolve to throw out more stuff than i bring into my house…kinda like out with the old, in with the new and then some. failing that, i plan on gaining 5 pounds: something i know i can do!

  2. Snoots
    January 4, 2011 8:36 am

    My resolution is to have no resolutions.

  3. laurenhbg
    January 4, 2011 9:19 am

    Seeing as my credit card bills are through the roof due to a minor shopping problem…I resolve to only shop once a month. :)

  4. katsbynp
    January 4, 2011 9:26 am

    My 1 resolution I will keep this year is to be positive at least once a day.

    The other is to complete the half Marathon in May

  5. Stef
    January 4, 2011 9:30 am

    My resolution is to be more adventurous in life.

  6. PSU Girl
    January 4, 2011 9:45 am

    My resolution is to meet and seduce Max Talbot… ;-)

  7. Christine
    January 4, 2011 9:46 am

    To be more active.

  8. Katie
    January 4, 2011 9:49 am

    I resolve to get a job in Pittsburgh so I can move back.

  9. countnancy
    January 4, 2011 9:50 am

    I usually forget my resolutions within 24 hours of making them, but this year I have resolved to start doing my taxes by the beginning of February!

  10. Jeremy
    January 4, 2011 9:55 am

    To get into some semblance of shape other than round so that I can complete the Pittsburgh Marathon.

  11. Michele
    January 4, 2011 10:00 am

    My resolution is to stop spending so much time cleaning/organizing/worrying and spend more time playing and enjoying my family.

  12. Christen
    January 4, 2011 10:06 am

    My resolution is to get our finances in order!

  13. Bob Handyside
    January 4, 2011 10:21 am

    I love your blog.

    I resolve this year to keep my new vehicle from hitting a guard rail after I totaled my truck on Route 19 in West VA on December 26th while traveling from the Burgh back to my home in GA.

    Ice on the roads and a rear-wheel drive pickup don’t go well together ;-)

  14. Legallypgh(Kathy)
    January 4, 2011 10:29 am

    Losing ten pounds by Easter. The family has a weight loss contest going, and I will not be the loser!

  15. Manda
    January 4, 2011 10:30 am

    My resolution is to run a 5k, finally!

  16. Craig
    January 4, 2011 10:42 am

    I resolve to win one of these contests.

  17. Steph
    January 4, 2011 10:52 am

    Lose weight; I resolve that this is the year to finally drop the pounds.

  18. Margaret
    January 4, 2011 10:56 am

    I resolve to have more crushes on more Penguins players. Can’t have too many, ya know!

    I also resolve to continue the healthy eating I’ve adopted after Thanksgiving. I’ve lost 13 lbs since 12/1/10 and I’m gonna keep on keepin’ on (or keepin’ off, I suppose)!

    Welcome back, Ginny!

  19. Ben
    January 4, 2011 10:58 am

    My resolution is to be nicer to people. Even those that annoy me.

  20. Elle C.
    January 4, 2011 11:01 am

    My resolution is to spend more time at home with my family after work, rather than commit myself to participate in various professional organization functions/meetings, etc. Family first!

  21. AmyLa
    January 4, 2011 11:02 am

    Eat more vegetables. :)

  22. Jagoff
    January 4, 2011 11:09 am

    My resolution is not to make resolutions since I never keep them anyway.

  23. Suz
    January 4, 2011 11:09 am

    To stop patronizing fast food establishments.

  24. Melanie
    January 4, 2011 11:20 am

    To buy a new house in 2011.

  25. Heather
    January 4, 2011 11:20 am

    My resolution is to yell less (at my son and my boyfriend) and try to actually get down on the floor and play with him more instead of sitting at the computer or watching TV.

  26. Lisa
    January 4, 2011 11:34 am

    To read more books and watch less crap on TV!

  27. mis
    January 4, 2011 11:35 am

    To eat better (boring) and to have a more positive outlook on things.

  28. katiesge
    January 4, 2011 11:42 am

    I resolve to stay the same as I am. So far, so good.

  29. Amber
    January 4, 2011 11:46 am

    To win a contest. ;)

  30. Lori
    January 4, 2011 12:05 pm

    to do pilates three times a week :)

  31. Julianne
    January 4, 2011 12:17 pm

    To run a marathon injury-free.

  32. sarah
    January 4, 2011 12:23 pm

    work out at least 3 times a week

  33. Sarah
    January 4, 2011 12:26 pm

    I am going to join a gym!!

  34. TracyinSC
    January 4, 2011 12:26 pm

    My husband and I have resolved to start eating dinne together at the table with the TV off… for the nights I cook anyway. Cereal night doesn’t count :)

  35. Mia
    January 4, 2011 12:26 pm

    hmm…resolutions I’m likely to keep. Well, I’m hoping I’ll actually do that novel writing thing this year, but let’s face it. It hasn’t happened in the last three years so I don’t know why it would happen this year. I think I’m going to go with become full time at my job and not have more money going out then coming in each month!

  36. Shelly
    January 4, 2011 12:29 pm

    To get rid of the boxes in my attic and basement that contain items that I have not looked at in 5 years. Whatever is in them, I clearly don’t need right? And the show Hoarders is my motivation to do it. Scary stuff……

  37. Danielle
    January 4, 2011 12:30 pm

    My resolution is to do more to help the less fortunate and to make people happy.

  38. Dan
    January 4, 2011 12:31 pm

    my resolution was to have less negative thoughts this year

  39. T
    January 4, 2011 12:43 pm

    I resolve to unpack the boxes in the basement; the ones from when we moved 3+ years ago. Ahem.

  40. Linz
    January 4, 2011 12:48 pm

    I resolve to volunteer.

  41. George
    January 4, 2011 12:52 pm

    To do more charity work in 2011

  42. megan
    January 4, 2011 12:56 pm

    This year, I’m going to choose happiness. Worry and stress belong in the previous decade.

  43. Diane
    January 4, 2011 1:08 pm

    I am going to enjoy. If I have to be at work, I’ll enjoy it. If I am home with the kids, I wil def enjoy it. Just enjoy life.

  44. Atomic John
    January 4, 2011 1:13 pm

    To be a better husband & father to my wife and kids.

  45. Lauren
    January 4, 2011 1:17 pm

    I am going to make more time to stay in touch with family and friends…picking up the phone or droping a card in the mail for those not close, setting and keeping lunch/dinner dates even when I am tired and stressed.

  46. Mark (aka Loopy)
    January 4, 2011 1:21 pm

    Eat more fruit.

  47. Jen
    January 4, 2011 1:28 pm

    I resolve to be happier in 2011. 2010 wasn’t a good year for me, so I’m just going with being being happier about everything.

  48. Right Wing Nutjob
    January 4, 2011 1:37 pm

    Find a better job.

  49. JennyMoon
    January 4, 2011 1:40 pm

    blah blah blah I just want to win!

  50. JH
    January 4, 2011 1:45 pm

    not so much a resolution, but just a general way of life… I want to spend time with my loved ones