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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, July 7, 2010

Today Is The Day


The Festival of San Fermin. Pamplona. The running. It starts today and ends in a week. Say what you will (or not) about the World Cup, for the next week the only place on the globe to be. Not too late to catch a last minute flight, eh? Pack up a bottle of the traditional motivational juice...

throw in your white pants and red shirt. You can buy the ceremonial red sash anywhere once you get there. You can watch the running every day here.


Come to think of it, better pack two bottles of the traditional motivational juice. I'll see you there. Someday.

7 comments:

Toad said...

Now be honest. while watching this don't you always root for the bull? I do.

Preppy 101 said...

It's insanity that has made its way on many bucket lists - must be on your??! I don't think I'll put it on mine ;-) xoxo

Main Line Sportsman said...

Wanted to go ever since reading "The Sun Also Rises" and "The Drifters"...both books weaving the stories around the Festival. I'll get there one day....

Ben said...

Haven't been to the Festa in many years. Not since the war. We were all tight. Fine meals though.

Okay, not really, but maybe I'll have to go fish my old copies of Sun Also Rises and Death in the afternoon, just to brush up on the prose. Clean up my verbosity.

Thanks for reminding me of this wonderful event.

Listening Tunes said...

I hope to see you there someday! I will be there one day myself.

Keith said...

I love to go to the running of the bulls at some point in my life.

Easy and Elegant Life said...

Stay low and move fast. A very good friend of mine, a Basque, says he will only stand the bulls as the drunkards stumbling in your way, like bad intel, are what will get you killed in the end.