Saturday, February 5, 2011

matt += food;

Soooo. Well, I never posted about me getting out of the hospital, but I was there for three weeks, and was released about two weeks ago. I have been going back to work and research, but I have also been eating more. I have weekly doctor appointments to run blood tests. I have also been enjoying cooking more, and ya know, it's not that hard and it's not boring. It's not hard cause I'm not trying to be the next Master Chef. I need to keep eating, as my ultimate goal is to regain more health. So, for all of those that cared or offered to come out to see me, or sent me messages, or were legitimately concerned... much props.

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.



  1. Man, I borrowed that book from Adam and have only read about half of it. It's quite good so far. Hope you enjoy it.

  2. Hey little brother, glad to hear you're out and doing well. Email me and tell me what kinds of stuff you're cooking--will send you some good recipes. Can you get seitan there? And do you like it?

  3. I do like satan, err seitein. But, really, what I like doing is combining beans and veg and let them boil for a while. Or making stirfry with tofu and veg. An orgy of veg on the stove top! Much love.

  4. Matt,

    I loved the fact that you said you learned two things, then listed three. Maybe you left too soon? :)

    Seriously, glad you are out. You clearly need an Italian mother telling you to eat!

  5. Hahah! In my best defense, we index starting from '0'. So, I portrayed: 0, 1, 2 things :-)