This is a picture of me with the Ohio State University mascot Brutus on my Segway. In the fall of 2008 I decided that it would be a good idea to take out a $5000 loan to buy a Segway. As I found out later, when I ended up in the psych ward, excessive spending is all part of a manic episode. In less than 2 months I spent around $14,000 with credit cards and loans. Let’s just say that at least I was not approved for the $30,000 loan I applied for a few days earlier for a 2004 BMW M3. If you or anyone you know has bipolar disorder they can definitely talk to me about it. I’ve experienced the worst of it and it has changed my life forever.