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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.

Sunday, October 19, 2014

The Best Cocktail Shaker EVER


It should surprise no one that I collect cocktail shakers.  Not a big collection, maybe half a dozen or so.  But this penguin is the greatest shaker I have ever seen.  The tip of his nose screws off to allow for pouring.  I found him at an antique market in Atlanta a couple of months ago.  He was tarnished, dirty and forlorn on a shelf behind a bunch of stuff.  But with a good soapy bath and a rub down with silver polishing wipes he is now returned to his former glory.  Swanky.  The next time I have guests over for martinis.....he is back in the game.  Cheers! 

4 comments:

Ben said...

Congratulations on the find. The little joys are often the best.

Kim said...

I just found one of these at a market in Charleston SC. He is the COOLEST shaker ever. Do you know anything about the value. I paid $12 and I think it's a steal!

M.Lane said...

Kim, I don't really know a value but you DID get a steal since I paid over $45 for mine! Good catch!!

Thanks for reading The Epic.

Ben, you are very right.

ML

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