Dear Blogging and all things Internet community,
I plead from the bottom of my heart to do ONE thing and one thing only from now until January 1st, 2013. PLEASE STOP USING THE WORD EPIC.
Do you even know what it means?
"A long poem, typically derived from oral tradition, narrating the deeds and adventures of heroic or legendary figures or the history of..."
The Odyssey is EPIC. The dude was away from his wife for 20 years!!!
What is it that you have done or eaten or seen that is heroic or legendary?
The first time I ever heard the word epic used in a sentence to describe something athletic related was on a climb in Provence climbing from the village of Bonnieux up to the hilltown of Buoux. We passed by what I called "The Grand Canyon of Southern France. It was a majestic view! But not EPIC.
However, this omelette I am about to consume, is TASTY, but alas, is NOT epic.
That 3,000 yard swim I did last night, was HARD and CHALLENGING, but I'm sorry, was NOT epic,
Me beating Michael Phelps in a 100 butterfly race, would be considered IMPOSSIBLE, but still not EPIC. Him eating me for lunch if he were a zombie would be quite horrifying, yet funny, but alas, NOT epic.
Cervelo's new P5 could be considered one of the prettiest things known to man, but is NOT epic.
Di2 is one of the most wanted things I could ever want on my time trial bike, but still does not come close to being Epic.
Bacon in my opinion will NEVER jump the shark.
I thought EPIC could follow in the foot steps of bacon, but as hard as I want it to, it can't. Bacon wins and is above all things EPIC, needless to say.
So if you will oblige my desperate call for what I am asking, PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE put the word down, for another 11.5 months.
Maybe 2013 will mark the return of EPIC? But in the meantime, I don't want to even think of the word.
Just a guy who simply says, "Thanks!"