This year, here in the U.S. Towel Day or May 25 is also Memorial Day (which is always the last Monday in May).
As the unofficial start of summer, it’s the perfect opportunity to do something geeky and vacationy.
Made of Sundays
We’re as of yet undecided – quite understandably – of what exactly we’d like to do. But just like the peeps in Hitchhikers’ Guide to the Galaxy, we won’t panic while exploring our options. 🙂
(The mirror decal photo is by Made of Sundays – visit their site for more!)
Note: I wasn’t paid or perked to mention this; just passing along a good thing.
My Towel Day celebrating fizzled: the candy from my stash that I thought was salmiakki fish (for Babel fish) weren’t fish at all but cars.
Ohwell. At least I was able to nom some salmiakki. Also, I spotted news from my old haunts (Turku, Finland) on the towelday.org site:
“In Turku, Cosmic Comic Cafe presents its 10th annual Towel Day. Yes, Cosmic Comic Cafe has been celebrating towelness for a decade already! Theirs might be the first and oldest ongoing bad poetry night on Towel Day, they started in 2006. Unlike everywhere else in this galactic sector, their poetry night is not a competition: anyone’s and everyone’s poem (including Vogons) will be recited immediately. You churn it up, we blurt it out! The poetry shows start at 20.00 and repeats every hour till 23.00. The DJ will provide entertainment between shows. The programme ends at midnight with the Most Evil Laughter in the Universe competition. Froods carrying a towel will get a discount on Pan Galactic Gargle Blasters. While waiting for the t-day, the Finnish Towel Day site and Facebook page will be publishing daily horrible poems dug up from the last year’s archive, and introducing Towel Day activities around the globe.” [original emphasis]
(Also, apparently in Pieterburen, Netherlands, the seal rescue centre is collecting secondhand towels. Aww!)
Bonus video from 2015: ESA astronaut Samantha Cristoforetti reads an excerpt from The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy seemingly upside down on the International Space Station:
Towel day on the International Space Station by European Space Agency, ESA
Any Towel Day activities you’re up to?
Cross-posted from Co-Geeking.
Yesterday was Towel Day. Sadly, most of my day was spent on ant control and disposal plus cleanup of infested areas – hence my towel pic.
Ants in the kitchen is the worst. Trying hard not to panic.