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.

Thursday, September 22, 2011

7 And Counting

Passport, check. Airline ticket [Business Class], check.  Perfect hotel researched, found and booked, check.  Pull out battered copy of Liebling's "Between Meals" and carry it with you everywhere you go, check.  Deep restaurant, cafe and locale reading, underway.  Preparation for the life of the flaneur.

Seven months to go.  I am beside myself with excitement. 


Petunia said...

That's so exciting!!! Trip of a lifetime. Can't wait to see the fuzzy photos from epic bars posts that come out of the trip :)

Ben said...

Anticipation is, what, half the fun?

Stu said...

sounds like you have a long 7months ahead, gives you time to plan luggage and what to wear on the plane to guarantee you get bumped up a class.

CashmereLibrarian said...

Really?!!!! I am so excited for you (and the Irish Red-Head, I assume ;-))!

Lucky Dog / The Commish said...

You Lucky Dog!

Uncle Beefy said...

Hey, Mister! Um... WOW, HOORAY, FANTASTIC!!! I'm thrilled for you! I hope it is everything you hope it to be in your mind. I was terrified it might disappoint but, alas, it did not. So, I'll be hoping the same for you. Although, I will be feeling most confident that my hoping will be useless anyway. It's glorious! I'll be itching for you as the months sail by! :)

William Widmaier said...

Not that you asked, but I thought I'd volunteer two of my favorite places you might want to saunter over and enjoy a meal at... both not on your usual tourist list.
1. Vangenende - old bel-epoque style brasserie full of locals. On Blvd. Saint Germain. Generally large portions of old school French fare at reasonable prices.
2. Aux Chien Qui Fume - Old Paris resto founded in 1740 that once served the workers of Les Halles and now has a more middle management audience. Good classic Parisian food. Open late, more upscale than Vagenede, and featuring a rather unique conversation worthy decor.

M.Lane said...

Petunia, aren't there international laws about fuzzy bar photos?

Ben, LOL you are correct, sir.

Stu, I have locked down the Business Class already. I agree though that I have received upgrades by being nicely dressed for travel.

Cashmere, I can't believe I am really going!!!! Alas, I am going solo since the IR's ongoing medical issues keep her from traveling. She actually insisted that I finally do this trip. How great is that?

LD, I try!

Mon Oncle, I thought you might weigh in on this one!!!!! But you didn't mention all the CHEESE I plan to eat...

William, I am writing these places in my notebook TODAY. Thank you so much for thinking to share them with me. I can't wait to try them.


Turling said...

Excellent. I will beat you to the punch being there over Christmas. Can't promise there will be any wine left. But, they're French, they'll make more.