Tuesday, June 24, 2014

9-copy book

I had thought that my previous book aka my dissertation sold 10 copies.  Ended up, as per the following blurb, it sold 8 copies.  As a result, I only need to sell 9 copies of this Ratology boook to break my own record. GSD!

Tuesday, June 06, 2006
The Check
Got a check in the mail today. Eight copies of my dissertation, which contained 90 percent statistically insignificant results, were sold. A big fat check—$10.15 I was paid. lol.
Just don’t ask me about the return on investment for the calculation of ROI is postponed till the time when we reach a ratio of greater than zero. lol.

Tuesday, June 10, 2014

From the view of a normal: What it be like to be psychotic?

Just watched the clip where Anderson Cooper experimented with auditory hallucination, one of the classic psychotic symptoms, and his take on it.

Anderson takes part in an experiment to help understand how people live with mental illness

The simulation as seen on the clip does a good job in representing what it be like to live with voices. Personally, when my voices got to be at the level that Mr. Cooper had to experience, my mental health condition would have been very bad with the presence of thought broadcasting and "telepathy" coexisting as well.  It's gotta be tough for him to pull it through.

At the same time, I suspect that the comment Mr. Cooper made about how he couldn't wait to turn the voices off absolutely resonates with all who live with symptoms like auditory hallucination. 

Sunday, June 8, 2014

What did I bring with me into the psychiatric ward the first time I was hospitalized?

I found an old textbook that I had great difficulties locating online nowadays if not simply everywhere else:

Haag, S., Cummings, M., & Dawkins, J. (2000). Management information systems for the information age. New York, NY: McGraw-Hill/Irwin

Afterwards, this question came to my mind, "What did I bring with me into the psychiatric ward the first time I was hospitalized?"

Apparently, although I didn't even bring underpants with me into the psychiatric ward, let alone other types of clothing, I somehow might have gone into the Club Meds with Management information systems for the information age by Haag, Cummings, & Dawkins (2000). (Ask me not why or how on earth this exact book is still in my possession after my move from New York. 8-O 8-X)

The ugly handwriting on the paper was mine. Yes. 8-X
In this picture, you can find my daily journal in the psychiatric ward, the textbook text I referred to in the first paragraph of the journal, and the digitized text on the screen in the back.