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.

Friday, November 1, 2013

Cadillac Day

I did something today that I have never done.  I bought myself a brand new car.  Not just a car.  A Cadillac.  With all the toys.  The first new car of my life.  Why not?  I'm old enough.  And I have worked very hard for this day.  Why not?

My Dad was born in 1925.  Unlike me, a real car guy.  As I drove off the sales lot, I couldn't help but think............

Dad would have been SO excited.  His eldest son going to buy a brand new Cadillac. 

He has been gone ten years now.

My long kept bottle of Chateauneuf du Pape is being broken out tonight.  It is a very special day.  Why not? 


Main Line Sportsman said...

Excellent choice. I have a 2010 CTS and it is a great automobile...drive it in good health and enjoy the performance and luxury!

Tucker said...

CTS Coupe? Sharp. Congrats and happy driving.

Tucker said...

CTS Coupe? Congrats and happy driving!

M.Lane said...

Thanks fellows! I still can't believe I did it!

My son the 16 year old was as excited as I was. He thinks I should treat myself more.

It is the sedan though not the coupe. I love the styling and I need the back seat space.


Ben said...

Congratulations! I understand it is a superlative automobile. Much better than an old Spitfire.

And your son is right.

Petunia said...

So great! Both the car and the wine ;) Enjoy!

M.Lane said...

Ben, ...as usual. I am totally in love with this car.

Petunia, I did! Not at the same time though....Nice to see you here again!

Thanks all!


Unknown said...

Your dad would've been so excited indeed! And as you said, you deserved this luxurious and stylish car after working so hard. What a great way to treat yourself, eh? Here's to your new, rad ride!
Arlyne @ Spartan Toyota Scion