I have been consuming People Chow part-time. At the very least I whip up a full batch and divide it in half, consuming each half while I am at work (e.g. 1/2 Monday, 1/2 Tuesday) and eat traditional food for dinner.
Yesterday I went to work and consumed 1/2 of a day of People Chow. My wife and I ended up going out for dinner and I ate a cheeseburger and mashed potatoes.
Around 3 AM today I woke up to an unholy ritual taking place deep in my gut. Cultists were hard at work summoning demons in my digestive system, the likes of which I have not seen in years. Eruption after eruption of evil magic spewed forth. My internal thermometer was blown to bits, and I felt colder than a witch’s titty in Antarctica in the middle of winter. Yet my core temperature was 98.5 F, pretty close to normal.
It is around 10 hours later, and the black masses have slowed but not stopped. My temperature is no longer out of whack: I am back to my always-warm self (shorts weather is anything above 50 degrees F, at 70 F I require air conditioning to survive).
Right now I have three theories about what happened, and I could use some advice.
- I had some sort of stealth stomach flu that did not alter my core temperature.
- Dinner was tainted and gave me food poisoning. My wife also had a cheeseburger but felt fine.
- My People Chow was tainted and gave me food poisoning.
I am using the Eco Vessel bottle to drink from, and the Takeya Airtight Pitcher for storage in the refrigerator. I run the pitcher through the dishwasher as often as possible (and I hand wash the gaskets to ensure the pitcher is 100% clean even around the edges). I actually have two more pitchers coming tomorrow so I can have a rotation between the fridge and dishwasher. However, I have not yet been thoroughly cleaning the bottle. It is huge, and until about 30 minutes ago when UPS showed up I did not have a bottle brush long enough to clean it. So I would rinse and shake thoroughly, adding a drop of soap. But it always has a Soylent smell despite being stainless steel. So I suspect the bottle might not be clean.
I know the instructions say not to run the Eco Vessel through the dishwasher, but do you guys think that would work? Or should I focus on using my new extra-long bottle brushes and stick with that? Maybe use a drop of bleach to sanitize?
Is there anything else that might have caused this morning’s satanic rituals? I really want to avoid a repeat performance if at all possible.