ColdOkay, so there weren’t icicles on the eaves when I left the house this morning. But 49°F is freezing once you’ve lived in Southern California for over a decade. I’ve also never been able to run in anything but shorts, and I have to stick with something incredibly light — a t-shirt — if I’m going more than five miles or else the weight of my sweat becomes an issue. It took me a solid three miles before I was warm enough that I didn’t care about the temperature.

The sky was insanely gorgeous this morning. Venus and the crescent moon in the shocking clear dawn over the city were phenomenal. The Christmas trees and lights all over Century City and Beverly Hills were sparkling. Even the obese homeless guy that lives in front of the Bank of America on Pico seemed cheerful as he was stacking plastic grocery bags of yellow pages in his shopping cart.



Here are the tracks I heard on my run:

  • I’ve Just Seen a FaceBeatles, The
  • Tombstone BluesDylan, Bob
  • Jesus of Suburbia (live) (Carson Daly)Green Day
  • Somewhere Across ForeverStellastarr*
  • Such Great HeightsPostal Service, The
  • Bizarre Love TriangleNew Order
  • The Dirty GlassDropkick Murphys
  • Ana NgThey Might Be Giants
  • Handle with Care (live)Petty, Tom & the Heartbreakers
  • My Life Would Suck Without YouClarkson, Kelly
  • Crash On The BarrelheadOld 97’s
  • Dirt Off Your Shoulder / Lying from You (featuring Linkin Park)Jay-Z
  • New Way HomeFoo Fighters
  • Tear You ApartShe Wants Revenge
  • Light of Day (live)Springsteen, Bruce
  • SinnermanSimone, Nina
  • I Predict a RiotKaiser Chiefs
  • She Came in Through the Bathroom WindowBeatles, The
  • I’ve Been EverywhereCash, Johnny
  • Blue MondayOrgy
  • The Last SongFoo Fighters
  • Knockout (featuring Nicki Minaj)Lil Wayne
  • I’m Not Okay (I Promise)My Chemical Romance
  • I’m Shipping Up to BostonDropkick Murphys
  • From a Buick 6Dylan, Bob
  • Oh MyGin Wigmore
  • How’s My Driving, Doug Hastings?Less Than Jake

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