Friday, May 23, 2014

Do You Have Your Towel On?

Dear Diary:

This Sunday, May 25, you have a chance to celebrate Towel Day 2014.  Last year, I wrote a post about the history behind the occasion. 

Again, the very generous Uccello Poultry has designed free towels to be worn.  Thanks Uccie.  This year she made one for men so I coerced Sam to put one on and join me in a picture.

Towel Day is celebrated in memory of Douglas Adams, author of The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy.  The story takes place on an ordinary Thursday at lunchtime.  But soon, Arthur Dent finds out it's anything but ordinary.  His house is demolished as is the Earth, making way for a new hyperspace bypass.  He and his friend, who has just proclaimed he's an alien, are thrown into space, while only wearing towels.  They are holding a book that has DON'T PANIC written on the cover.  I read the story quite a few years back but I decided I would read the book again in tribute to this day.  It's still a fun book to read.

Today, in Kenilworth, New York, the Branch Library will be recognizing Towel Day a few days earlier.  They will be giving away free copies of the guide "until supplies run out (or the world ends, whichever comes first)".  They will also be handing out emergency towels in case any patron forgets to bring one.

Another honour this year, is from Alessandro Sbrogio, who is a big fan of Douglas Adams.  He has written a music piece for Towel Day.  You can hear it or download it on this page

Of course there are lots of celebrations all around the world.  You can find out what's going on in your area on the official Towel Day page.

As it says on the website, "On Towel Day, carry a towel.  Where? Everywhere". 

And remember, DON'T PANIC!

Good Night for now.

Sam is wearing:
Skin: Clef de Peau (T5)
Eyes: Ikon Promise (storm)
Hands: SLink AvEnhanced Male hands (relax)
Feet: SLink AvEnhanced Male feet (flat)
Hair: Redgrave Cruz
Towel: Pop Shop 2014 Towel Day wrap around towel for men FREE (SL Marketplace)
Glasses: Role Optic Arcadi

I'm wearing:
Skin: LeLutka Lola (light)
Eyes: Ikon Sunrise (deep hazel)
Hands: SLink AvEnhanced hands (casual)
Feet: Gos Boutique Barefeet (flat)
Hair: Alli&Ali Hair Miley
Towel: Pop Shop 2014 Towel Day wrap around towel for women FREE (SL Marketplace)

Pose: Rack Poses