Hey, you mentioned in your other post that your mom is in the military. What about following that tradition? That's something you join with a serious commitment. You have to be tough to handle that. Now THAT'S a second family; those guys hang tight. It has an initiation rite: boot camp. Plus, you'd get a salary and respect. You'd get to travel. Yeah. What about the military? I bet your mom would be proud of that... and so would a good chunk of the country.