I'm happy to report my California Ale starter is truckin' away at the moment. The other vial is a Belgian Wit, which I won't be able to use for a few weeks, but all things considered I think it'll be fine. Indeed, when I really think about the issue like a rational human being, it would probably take a lot longer than one or two days at ambient temps to significantly impact a sterile culture in nutrient broth.
Back to brewing! It's been too long!!