HAPPY TOWEL DAY!! On the 25th of May, fans across the Universe celebrate the works of Douglas Adams. Born on March 11, 1952 in Cambridge, England, Mr. Adams passed way too early on May 11, 2001. Towel Day is celebrated a fortnight after his passing.
If you have not read “THE HITCHHIKER’S GUIDE TO THE GALAXY” yet, I suggest you do so. Start tonight if you can. And for heaven’s sake– remember to always carry your towel with you! For as it says–“A towel is about the most massively useful thing an interstellar hitchhiker can have.” I have dutifully been carrying mine around all day. For just a simple example– I made brownies this morning, and the towel has been invaluably instrumental in catching the crumbs and preventing their escape to the floor all day. I don’t know how or why anyone tries to get by without one, actually. And to remove some stress for you I’ll give you a head start. The answer is 42. But you will have to read the book to find out the question and what I am talking about.
I love Douglas Adams quotes. Many people know this one– “I love deadlines. I love the whooshing noise they make as they go by.”
But my personal favorite– “Solutions nearly always come from the direction you least expect, which means there’s no point trying to look in that direction because it won’t be coming from there.”
Followed by– “If you try and take a cat apart to see how it works, the first thing you have on your hands is a nonworking cat.”
Now, grab your towel, sit down with the book and get busy. The sun isn’t getting any younger, you know!