These things always happen at the most inopportune times. My mother, brother, and girlfriend are all outside of the country. I have no one to tell about this. Even though I'm not "in", I'm really, really close. It's like there's an upcoming boss battle. But I've fought this boss before. And I know where it's weak.
I just made the switch from Mozilla (technically Seamonkey, I guess) to Firefox. I am already impressed by the shortcut/keyword system. As of now, if I type "mefi [search term]" in the location bar, it will do a search for articles containing the search term since day one on Metafilter.com. This is as easy as right-clicking in the field I want to search from. Soon, I will be setting up my IMDb search, and AMG searches (maybe amga for artist, amgs for song; or I could just do artist, song, etc.). Then, I can start playing with all sorts of widgets and greasemonkey scripts. Yay! Edit: AMG, Wikipedia, and Dictionary.com already added. Hot jazz!
Tonight, I took out my dad's practice pad and set up some pillows as a rough drum kit and I pounded out Jacob's Ladder (the one with the time signature that goes 4:4, 5:4, 6:4. 5:4, 4:4 or some nonsense) to an actual thunderstorm (which no doubt masked the noise of my drumming so Señor Crankypants downstairs didn't bang on the ceiling). Then I put on Natural Science like three times (it's over 9 minutes long) and pretended to be able to drum that, too. Because Natural Science was playing in my car on the way home and I had to pull over so I could finish drumming the song on the steering wheel. It's one of my all-time favorite drum lines.
I miss my dad.