(I think this should be a new series of blog posts. Dear World being posts aimed at 'them'...the anonymous random people you see day to day but do not know and cannot personally address.)
That thing you're driving? It's still a mini van no matter how ridiculous and boxy you try to make the front end look. Accept that you drive a mini van. Own it. Stop trying to fool yourself and those stuck at the red light with you that what you are driving is anything BUT a family-friendly, kid-toting, "The stroller, cooler, and folding chairs are in the back, now let's hurry so we're not late to soccer!", semi-nerdy but completely functional MINI VAN.