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Happy New Year, Rock M Family

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It probably goes without saying that this place is kind of like a family at this point. We alternate between getting along beautifully and annoying the hell out of each other, but we are united by a bond, and we (mostly) like each other at the end of the day. Each progressive year is Rock M Nation's best yet, and 2011 was no exception. There was plenty to discuss in the world of Mizzou athletics in 2011 (to put it mildly), and with an undefeated basketball team, a move to the SEC, etc., 2012 will likely be no different. I hope you continue to visit Rock M daily, and I hope you tell your friends about us. (The smart, witty ones anyway, ahem.)

Consider this your Happy New Year / New Year's Resolution thread. What are you hoping to accomplish in 2012? I've got two primary resolutions:

1. Continue getting better at cooking. Part of it comes with the "stay at home dad" territory, and part of it comes because, quite simply, cooking is pretty fun. (I made pasta carbonara last night, all by myself! Who knew pasta with no butter or cream could be that unhealthy??) It seems we buy cookbooks at the same rate that we change diapers (slight exaggeration), and I'm beginning to try to actually use them. (I share this with Rock M'ers because, well, there are, to say the least, quite a few food nerds here.)

2. Get back to working out regularly. I'm not worried about any sort of "get in shape" or "lose __ pounds" goal; I just used to work out 3-4 times per week, but that fell to 0-1 with the summer writing schedule and is still only at 1-2 with baby/writing. Time to improve on that.

Now it's your turn. Thanks for helping to make this such a fun, tightly-knit community, everybody.