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.

Sunday, October 24, 2010

Prep Time

I am having a routine medical screening procedure tomorrow. Something that almost everyone over fifty endures without blinking an eye.

Not me. I am not happy about it. Not one little bit.

I admit to only one significant medical event in my life. As a result, I am a real diva when it comes to "routine medical screening procedures". Especially when they involve FASTING. For the better part of TWO DAYS. Along with other unmentionable horrors. This particular Epic does not take well to being food and drink deprived. GRRRRR.

Wait. The instructions for today say I have to stay on "clear liquids only".

The last time I looked, Vodka was a liquid. And a clear one at that. Hm. Stay tuned...


Some Chilean Woman said...

Just be thankful you're not a woman and have to have Pap Smears done once a year!

Good luck tomorrow!

Silk Regimental said...

Ah! Done this test three times... all I can say is "endure it" and then it will be over

I'd go with the vodka too.

Sharon said...

Been there...done that...twice! I'm the ultimate chicken. The worst part for me tho is the IV! Look at it this way...you can have a wonderful meal AFTER the procedure and the drugs they give you are divine!

Lucky Dog / The Commish said...

M. Lane,
Just went through that myself. Woke up before I was supposed to. I was warned about that. I didn't give a damn at the time b/c of the IV, but that freaked me later.

Hope all went well for you!!

Best Regards,

tintin said...

It always looks like they're welding back there.