Yes, you read correctly. There are advantages to having a cold. At least for me. There is some strange natural law that seems to say you can only have so many maladies at once - or my body gets so busy fighting off the cold-virus that it forgets that it is afraid of other things - or something. The result is anyway that I can eat whatever I want* at the moment, or so it seems. I am taking advantage of it and eating things like pizza, pasta with tomatosauce, and similar delicious dishes. I'd like lasagne but it's such a big project to make it from scratch just for me so I guess I wont.. but hmm :)
* "Whatever I want" equals (this time around) tomato-based food, mostly, since that it the, to me, biggest deprivation.