OrangeI have been absolutely nuts for oranges and orange juice lately. I remember when I was a little kid I would go through phases during which I craved OJ like mad, but it’s been probably twenty-five years since the last time that happened. But now I’m drinking two or three glasses every morning and eating an orange (or two or three) every day, too. And after I run or lift weights, I don’t even want water; I just want OJ. Lucky for me they’re absurdly inexpensive here in LA right now. We can get a big bag of seedless Navel oranges for $3.99.

Anyway… Here are some of the things that were on my mind while I ran this morning:

  • Is it possible to get too much vitamin C in your diet?
  • How am I going to deal with Mother’s Day this year? I’m already feeling like I’m getting gut-punched by ads constantly.
  • What are the chances of an average person getting struck and killed by a meteorite?
  • How could I have possibly gone so long not realizing that, “Handle me with care,” is the verse in the chorus of The Traveling Wilburys song Handle with Care?
  • How many heartbeats do we get?
  • Will my child(ren) respect / love The Beatles?
  • Is the first Rocky a perfect film? Why did I prefer Rocky II when I was a kid?
  • Why in the world is there a circa 1970 grey sedan up on blocks on the side of the road in the middle of Beverly Hills?


Here are the songs I heard on my run today:

2024-03-20: Broken links in this post have been removed and/or updated.

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