So we’re down to a little more than our last week of Soylent, and our next order is placed but I’m not completely sure it will get here quite in time to avoid a gap. In an effort to stretch our supplies a little bit, we’re using up as much remaining conventional food as we can. We stopped by a grocery store yesterday and Shannon elected to also buy some Lean Pockets (little microwaveable sandwich-like thingies) to aid in the cause. They’re an item she would have from time to time in the past, along with various other frozen foods (if you don’t know already, neither of us likes to cook at all). She ate one last night, a couple hours before bed.
This morning, she told me she had an observation to report. “After I had that lean pocket I was in the worst mood. It was so instant, and so awful. I just wanted to stop the world and get off. I felt that the cats didn’t love me, in fact I just felt all around unloved. I haven’t had any frozen foods in 4 weeks, and haven’t had anything like that as far as mood. I’m not sure I ever want to eat frozen food again.”
Now of course, she does have the rest of the lean pockets to use up (3 left now) and will eventually do so (for science!) but I’m definitely going to pay close attention to see if this repeats in the future. Her mood has been all around so remarkably good and stable since Soylent, this was an extremely unusual and surprising event.
I really can’t help but wonder what would happen if all world leaders started consuming Soylent…