BTW, I had no idea that I would acquire so many books while being in the crazy-house. Much props to my advisor, friend, and professor for bringing me a copy of Douglas Hofstadter's Godel, Escher, Bach. I have not completed it, but got just under halfway through while being re-fed. I must say, as much as it sucked to be held against my will, I needed it. Technically, I was only against my will for one night, but I have a feeling if I were to have tried to discharge myself, I would have gotten another Section 12 (involuntary) status; thereby preventing me from leaving. I must say I did meet some really cool people. Cool people are interesting. That could have been said in reverse, interesting people are cool. It is a commutative relation.
I did learn two things when in the hospital:
- If you carry around a large book about science, you might be perceived a genius.
- If you can access facebook via a proxy, you might be perceived as a hacker.
- Sultanas are seemingly the equivalent to raisins in America.