|This is how I envision Mahak.|
Thank you, Scott, for planting this seed in my head.
In other news, my computer at home is cranky. It boots up, and then freezes. There is obviously something in the whole process that is corrupted. And I can't really run any good diagnostic programs, because the ones I need to run won't run in Safe Mode. I've uninstalled a couple of programs (including Avast, my anti-virus software), in the hopes that they were the corrupted ones. This all started not long after a new version of Avast came out. But, it's still not working. So, yesterday I decided to upgrade to Windows 7. It's something I need to do anyways, and Michele is a student right now, so she can get a really good deal on it ($60 or so). I hope that fixes it. If not, it's off to the Geek Squad!
Related to that, we're thinking about getting me a new laptop, and making my desktop the "Family" computer. But that won't happen until I figure out what I am going to do about grad school. I have completely lost any semblance of interest in the program I was in, so I am dropping that. But, being an online student (my life just does not allow for a traditional school), my options are limited. We've decided that I should pursue something just for me, rather than something career-oriented. I'm looking at a Masters in Military History from Norwich. I think that would be way cool.
My wife is taking my 15-year old and her friend to Warped Tour today. It's a bunch of neo-punk bands (very different from the punk of my youth, but the spirit is still there). Funny thing is, my wife is very into fashion and what is currently cool (not only personally but professionally, as she's a hairdresser), so she is dressing pretty much like my daughter is, with her own flare added. Normally, when moms attempt this, it's disastrous. But Michele pulls it off well, and honestly, it's not that different from her normal look. I'm looking forward to hearing about it, and how many teenage boys try hitting on her. She looks a lot younger than she is.
Other than that, life moves on. Looking forward to Captain America this weekend. I'm bummed we won't be able to hit the first showing on Friday like we did with Thor. But, it's ok. I just get giddy when I think about how cool this movie is looking to be.
What are you guys up to?