Tuesday, May 31, 2005


4:00am. After several days of sleeping in until 6:30am, I am bright-eyed. I still haven't unpacked from my trip home to visit the parents for the holiday and I pick through the dirty clothes trying to find the least offensive tank top and workout pants to wear. I really need to do some laundry.

6:24 a.m. I'm set up in a pretty nice neighborhood just north of Chicago. My Subject today is a 6'6" tall black man. Should be pretty easy to spot him, anyway. I am relieved when I arrive to see that two vehicles are blocking the garage. Good. That means that he won't be entering a vehicle where I can't take video of him.

I scour the area for places to set up outside. Two enormous pine trees in the yard next door would work. And a large hedge that lines the perimeter of the property. Very good. I wonder if I should drive along the next street over to see if I can get a good view of the backyard. If he's not active by 10:00am I will do just that.

Subject's house is in an elbow cul de sac. I park facing away from the residence, turn off my engine, and hop in the back of the truck. I take out one of those silver reflective vehicle interior protectors and place it in my windshield...just a little added insurance against prying eyes. Not that somebody won't call the cops on me, mind you. But at least they will be calling the cops because there is a strange car parked in the neighborhood, not because they see some lady peeing in the back of her truck.

There is no activity so I get out my bag-o-vitamins. I now take a grand total of 20 pills each morning. One multivitamin, two CLA (powerful antioxidant), two omega-3s, grape seed extract, green tea extract, lycopene, alpha lipoic acid, CO-Q-10, six potassium, 2 Prilosec (wonder why I have a bad stomach?), DMAE (good for your skin), and calcium.

Don't look at me that way. I know I have issues. I know you could feed an entire third world country with the amount of money I spend on supplements. I'm just quirky is all.

After my Vitameatavegamin™ breakfast, I am stuffed. I settle in with my guitar and wait.


Higgy said...

Dang - and I thought I took a lot of pills in the morning (11) - 1 multivitamin, 2 calcium, 2 fish oil, 2 flax seed and 4 psylium husks (fiber).

I feel like such a rookie!

DIetician said...

Isn't that what food is for?

Tamara said...

*looks at Polly's photo*

*hurriedly copies supplement list*

Jeff Meyerson said...

What Tamara said.