Wednesday, April 13, 2011

42 Days Until Towel Day

It's Forty-Two Days until Towel Day!!! Of course unless you are a fan of the late Douglas Adams, (author of The Hitchhikers Guide to the Galaxy, Dirk Gently's Holistic Detective Agency, and many more)  that means little to you. If you haven't yet traveled the Galaxy with Arthur Dent and Ford Prefect or been rescued by Zaphod and Trillian on the Heart of Gold, then you probably don't celebrate this important day.


Towelday- Innsbruck

But if you are and if you have, then grab hold of your towel and get ready because in 42 days, it will be time to celebrate the man and his works.

Be sure to drop by DouglasAdams.com and http://towelday.net/ (one of my favorite hangouts)
Douglas Adams

What is Towel Day anyway???

Well, right after Douglas Adams died (May 11, 2001), fans were stunned. So, two weeks after his death, they decided to all carry around their towels- (to work, the store, school, everywhere!), because as you know, a towel "is the about the most massively useful thing an interstellar hitchhiker can have," (Hitchhiker's Guide) And fans do this every year. You can go to such places such as Towelday.net to post pics of you with your towel and play Towelday related games and chat. Some folks post YouTube vids as well. I've been known to do that. :)

6 comments:

교인애 Inae Kyo said...

Towel Day--- isn't that the day I wash the towels that the cat had kittens on?

Being careful of course to first shake all the kittens OUT.

Amanda Borenstadt said...

LOL

Yes, do shake the kittens out first!

But you bring up a good point. The many uses of the towel. We'll put that at the top of the list- a kitten birthing mat.

Joylene Butler said...

Sounds like fun, Amanda. I'm definitely checking it out. I have the purfect towel.

Amanda Borenstadt said...

Yay!!! Joylene! :)

Tony said...

Awesome! I have read his work but had no idea there was an official Towel Day. I wonder if my students will look at me crooked.

Amanda Borenstadt said...

LOL Tony. They might look at you crooked. Then again, you might start a fad. :)

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