Welcome to The Epic! I am launching this blog as a manifesto for and a guide to living well. The title and motto of the blog are taken from the Epicureans, at least some of whom believed in the notion that not one minute of the future was guaranteed to them and that as a result they had the duty to live life to its fullest every moment.

I believe in discovering fun and pleasurable things wherever I find myself each day and I am told I have a knack for unearthing them. My hope is that by sharing in my pleasures and some of my ways of finding them you will begin to collect all the riches that lie in the moments of your life. They are there. Take them! All our lives should be.....Epic.

Wednesday, May 19, 2010

The Epic Dictionary: "Tipple"

Tipple [TIP-uhl], verb:

1. To drink intoxicating liquor, habitually or to some excess.
2. To drink intoxicating liquor, repeatedly, in small quantities.


1. Intoxicating liquor.
2. A device that tilts or overturns a freight car to dump its contents.

All tipplers recognize these definitions as absolutely true by strict application of the scientific method and reliance upon (perhaps somewhat fuzzy) historical memory. When one begins, with best intentions, to tipple under verb 2 but (usually stimulated by certain lounge songs, less than inhibited company or a tropical locale) has sallied forth well into verb 1, one can discover, completely to one's surprise mind you, that one has encountered a literal or metaphysical version of noun 2. Which has come coasting up rather rapidly from behind.

Perhaps the same publication provides a useful definition of "hangover cure"?

From the Word of the Day, May 18, 2010.


Turling said...

I love this post. I should print it, frame it, and put it behind the bar.

Keith said...

Hey there. Thanks for visiting and commenting on my blog. I really appreciate it. I'm very excited to be back blogging. It's also great to be able to check out blogs like yours that I like a lot. Take care. I hope the rest of your week is wonderful.

K.S.Anthony said...

The cure is worse than the condition which it seeks to relieve: the cure is sobriety.

~Tessa~Scoffs said...

oh my aching head.

James said...

It is amazing what ills can come from a tipple!

Anonymous said...

I have a great cure for hangovers!
Sobriety doesn't have to be as boring as we tend to make it... of course I'm biased.