STATELY, PLUMP BUCK MULLIGAN CAME FROM THE STAIRHEAD, bearing a bowl of lather on which a mirror and a razor lay crossed.
Read Ulysses [Yes, all 800 pages on line]
Have a scone
If you don't have the time here's Ulysses for Dummies (fun but simple graphics)
I notice that the BBC has a guide to the Ulysses cliffnotes as well as some nasty comments about the book that they received by e-mail. One of which includes:
"Man goes for a walk around Dublin. Nothing happens."