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19 July 2004 @ 07:31 am
I'm always an example.  
I ate of the unwashed tomato and verily I vomit. I'm diligent in washing produce; yesterday I forgot. This is the only likely culprit. Probably not e. coli, because of the vomiting. But still. Let this be a lesson, blah blah. Am hoping it's over, that it was just a one-off, short-lived thing. Am probably cursing self to another round or ten.

There are things I've been meaning to post about. Mental note to self: inventions, whom, cursing in the workplace, dreams of my mother, the Rosanna Arquette dream if I still remember it later.

Back to bed.
herself_nyc on July 19th, 2004 07:55 am (UTC)
Oh no! Feel better!
Anna S.eliade on July 19th, 2004 06:10 pm (UTC)
Thank you, baby. :>) I am.
saussy7spoons on July 19th, 2004 09:14 am (UTC)

Sorry you're feeling poorly. Thanks for taking one for the team.

*scrubs fruit*
Anna S.eliade on July 19th, 2004 06:10 pm (UTC)

I think we should just get rid of that dumb word. Hmm, maybe that's all I had to say on the subject. *g*

I am feeling better now, thanks. :>)
Anaxila / Babbles: Idiot Girls by amyzoncomanaxila on July 19th, 2004 01:32 pm (UTC)
:( Sorry to hear it. Bad tomato!

I made a questionable choice over the weekend on either some strawberries or a spot of potato salad that were both on the verge of "edible" vs. "discard", and I came down on the wrong side. Whichever one was the culprit, I was not of the happy. Sorry I didn't respond to your message yesterday, but this is why. Next weekend, then?
Anna S.eliade on July 19th, 2004 04:35 pm (UTC)
I'm sorry to hear you got sick too! (Your icon seems more apt than usual today.) Mine seems to have passed off very quickly, thank god--this morning with the nausea and the textbook cold sweats, etc, I was very worried.

I'm actually thinking of going away next weekend. Not sure where. Maybe I'll look into that Olympic Peninsula trip, maybe take some other kind of drive. But luckily we still have plenty of time to catch the ehxibit. :>)
Poppydearg on July 19th, 2004 01:51 pm (UTC)
On school summer holidays, I worked in greenhouses. You don't want too know what they spray on tomatoes and cucumbers.

I would recommend when washing lettuce etc. throw in a small bit of vinegar, as most pesticides etc. are alkaline based and this goes somewhere to neutralising any after effects.
Anna S.eliade on July 19th, 2004 04:39 pm (UTC)
Good sugestion. Thank you. :>)
ineke on July 19th, 2004 05:57 pm (UTC)
And here I thought that'd only happen if you ate, say, salad in Egypt. I'm, uh, a little disturbed. That said, though, I've never gotten sick from eating unwashed food -- which is perhaps why it often occurs to me that I should do it, but I rarely do.

I suspect that living in a filthy slummish warehouse has increased my tolerance to bacteria to near-inhuman proportions. So, yay.

Hope you're feeling better. Or at least, not quite so vomity. Vomitious. Er, you know.
Anna S.eliade on July 19th, 2004 06:09 pm (UTC)
E. coli's pretty rare from unwashed produce, I think; other than directly from raw meat, they say food illnesses are usually from unwashed cutting boards. But this wasn't that, thank god. It was very brief & I'm already better, though I had to skip gym. Grrr. Am still trying to decide if I'll go later. I'm feeling kind of wiped.
Pamgoosegirl9 on July 20th, 2004 08:23 am (UTC)
Hey, I'm so glad you are feeling better.

"E. coli's pretty rare from unwashed produce, I think..."

I read of a family that became ill from eating ready to eat salad. It seems that it was washed near an area where animals were penned, and that probably some water had splashed up and contaminated the lettuce. Wierd, huh?