I took this photo in Washington, D.C. in October 2011. A few days later the National Institutes of Health told me they believed they had accidentally infected me with malaria. They made me stay overnight in a hospital suite. I had my own nurse. In the morning they let me go at 7 a.m. so I could catch a flight back to Austin to see Deer Tick perform there, and to see a girl I liked. I stayed there for two and a half years. I never went back to Baltimore.