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, February 23, 2011

Make Mine Mead

No. Not THIS Meade. [Robin of CNN].
THIS Mead is what I am talking about. Sort of like a dry Sauternes with the Viking kick of over 12% alcohol. I have a certain pastime which.....let us say...is oriented toward Lord of the Ring-type adventuring. After eighteen months of effort, I achieved a certain distinction. I was saving a bottle of Ragnar's Reserve for the occasion. Perfect for celebrating overwhelming victory. I am putting in a case order. Today. Who knows when the next overwhelming victory may occur?

Procurement Note: Check out http://www.honeyrunwinery.com/. The photo of the vintners proves without question to me that they are some of my favorite people. If I make a wine pilgrimage trip, no Napa Valley bastion of me. I'm sailing my longboat to this place!


Suburban Princess said...


I have loved mead since the first time I was handed a bottle while sitting around a campfire. Bards spinning tales, armor clinking....

tintin said...

I made my own Mead for a high school project. Man, it was bad. I'll have to give this stuff a shot.

M.Lane said...

Princess, I have always found SCA fascinating and in a way madly romantic. I had to Google LARP. I don't have enough free time to invest in either one although I admit the notion intrigues me.

And, I find your campfire story juxtaposed with your blog logo also fascinating. Pink and green tabards, perhaps? Thanks for the comment!

Tintin, it should come as no surprise that while you were attempting Mead my HS class was making BUTTER and CHEESE. I kid you not. I think you will like it. It would suit all those of Viking heritage. Or of Viking spirit.


Suburban Princess said...

If only pink had been an option!
My heraldry is/was green, purple and gold.

Some aspects of SCA are madly romantic....but other aspects are why I gave up on it. It often attracts an element I dont find attractive.

David V said...

I was over served Polish mead one night at a week long SCA event in PA.

I was a bit slow into my armour the next morning.