Towel Day

If you inspired the name of my blog, the least I could do is acknowledge Towel Day here on 42. Whether it is to wipe dry the ol’ wet, or the forethought of a young wise owlet, or der Anhalter singing O Welt, carry a towel we all shall.

Now if you will, I have a deadline to meet. No, I do not like the whooshing sound they make as they fly by. A translation awaits. And the only way the Babel fish can help is by being up for grilling. So here I disappear, with a puff of logic.

R.I.P., Sir. You are missed. So long, and thanks for all the fish!

55 responses to “Towel Day

  1. You are missed. We were talking about you today you know why. #happytowelday.

  2. Happy Towel Day @gau3! Remember you on this day without fail every year. Miss you and hope to see a book from you soon.

  3. Happy Towel Day, g! Miss you. Lots.
    Don’t panic! And don’t stop writing. Twitter isn’t the same without you (at least to me.)

    ~Ford Prefect
    a loud and proud fan.

  4. Ma’m, we’re having a party in Pune today in honour of Towel Day. Please attend if you can, many people including me will love to meet you!!!

    Don’t Panic!

  5. mark the day! b is heee(re);-)
    truly readable writing :g
    don’t know ’bout others…but, our gowdas are the true followers of the great DA.
    Hitch Hikers…they were born.
    luke! the dark forces are strong….use the towel!


    • Whoa, if it isn’t the B-man himself!! Yes, hitchhikers they were born…and hitchhikers they shall remain. Amen to that! -g

  6. I didn’t even remember what this meant. I read the book when I was 14 at the urging of my first “boyfriend” and it still reminds me of him. Even though we only “dated” for two months. Even though that was 15 years ago. Even though he cheated on me. Even though I only read the first book. I still love it. Ah, memories! Happy Towel Day.

  7. I thought I made a clever observation but I see @rajashri did so before me. I discovered that a funny blogger can look quite cute behind a KORG :-). Awesome work, g! You are just as deft with notes as you are with words. Hope to see you next year – and till then really soon, on the blog. Waiting for your next post :)

    • Wow, the cute guy behind the KORG never told me he blogged – good to know! ;) Thanks so much for your nice words; really didn’t think anyone would make a connection. But thinking about it, this is quite an expensive way to get a reader to de-lurk, don’t you agree? Hope to see you more often :) -g

  8. Stunning performance!!! All of you! I read your blog regularly, but when I read your bio I knew you must be the same Gauri :) You guys rocked!

  9. For a moment, nothing happened.Then, after a second or so, nothing continued to happen.


    PS:- the good ones were already taken(thanks to you I might add ) :P

    • Lol. I thought someone might bring this one up: “In the beginning the Universe was created. This has made a lot of people very angry and has been widely regarded as a bad move.” :) -g

  10. A towel day??? :O :roll:

  11. i have not read adams and I had no clue about towel days – somehow towels remind me of that stupid scene in the movie sawariyah…

    but then it was also my birthday…

    • Haha, from the looks of it I should consider myself lucky for not having seen Sawariyah! And hey a very happy birthday to you, Maddy!! Did it occasion some good Malabar Biryani? :) -g

      • actually not – but that is another story which i will get to another day – we follow the Malayalam calendar for birthdays. So a ‘small veg feast’ was eaten a couple of months earlier !!

      • Oh ok. Wow, a couple months earlier?! Yes, please add the explanation to that story too! :) -g

  12. Hell!! Now I understand why my towel slipped twice that day! Poor thing was trying to remind me and I completely ignored it. :|

  13. I need a towel to wipe my brow – i think i am lost.

    O well!

    • :)
      Towel for that works too. If it’s any consolation, you didn’t miss much in this post – but I dare say you’ve missed something if you haven’t read any of his books. Thanks for the comment AD :) -g

  14. oops! have to read the book. Guess I’m not as geeky as I profess to be!!!

  15. I still working on understanding the difference between Friday & Fried Egg.

    Missed this on the Towel day as I was’nt to wel.
    Don’t Panic.

    • Huh? What’s the difference between Fried Egg and Fried Egg? Aah, one comes after a Thursd Egg, the other comes before a Saturd Egg. Got it!
      Hope you’re well now – have a Friday for breakfast; it should help ;) -g

  16. Damn! Another towel day just whooshed by unnoticed! Happy belated towel day.

    • Yep. Like all things unnoticed, this one did too. Except, with a whoosh that loud, it takes skill to really miss it! HTD to you too :) -g

    • :)
      “He hoped and prayed that there wasn’t an afterlife. Then he realized there was a contradiction involved here and merely hoped that there wasn’t an afterlife.” -g

      • A towel in hand keeps this nasty cold away.

        (okay I just wanted to use comment thread feature on yours, G) :))

      • :)) I still prefer the compactness of editing the comment. Thought I’d try this out. Especially since one can reply to any other comment. -g

  17. I knew it, that’s why I was grabbing for a fresh towel yday morning after a shower and then threw it in the laundry for wash! What can I say, I threw in the towel on Towel day. Dougie will be missed, he has inspired so many!

    • lol :) Careful now, what you probably also threw is a gauntlet to some of his fans – and they’ll have every reason to throw the book at you. But yes, for all that throwing, we only ended up missing – him. -g

  18. “You are disoriented. Blackness swims toward you like a school of eels who have just seen something that eels like a lot.”

    Douglas Adams could have chosen to be a philosopher, but I suspect that would have been too easy for him.

    • But wasn’t he? He just kept it low lest someone gave him back the “Very deep. You should send that into Reader’s Digest, they’ve got a page for people like you.” :-| -g

  19. ah he rocks. “There is an art to flying. The knack lies in learning how to throw yourself at the ground and miss.”— i LOVE that line. quote it at all adventure sport enthusiasts.

    • Haha, yes that one’s a gem! This one never ceases to amuse me either: “Don’t try to outweird me, three-eyes. I get stranger things than you free with my breakfast cereal.” :D -g

  20. Happy Towel Day
    May 25, 1961 – America was asked by U.S. President Kennedy to work toward putting a man on the moon before the end of the decade.
    May 25, 1977 – “Star Wars Episode IV: A New Hope” opened and became the largest grossing film to date.
    May 25, 1983 – “The Return of the Jedi” opened, setting a new record in opening day box office sales.
    May 25, 2008 – NASA’s Phoenix Mars Lander landed in the arctic plains of Mars.
    Galactic coincidence?
    Cheers :-)

  21. Posts like these inspire me not to throw in the towel when hitch-hiking in the blogosphere!

    • Presumably you’d rather have a post throw a wet blanket on your hitchhiking experience first. Oh well, one can only try ;) -g

  22. What? Did I miss it? Happy Towel Day, G. Paper towel too? :O

    • Nope, well in time :) And yes, a towel is a towel paper, or cloth. Your question makes me wonder – if a paper towel is made of paper, what’s a hand towel made of? -g

  23. Dang, today’s towel day. And here I blew the whole day celebrating second shelf in the cupboard day.

    • Don’t let that weigh down on your conscience – as long as that was a linen cupboard with towels on the second shelf. If not, I’m seriously offended :O -g

  24. Oh dear. Aren’t we cool? I honored Square root day and Pie day but I missed dedication to the most useful thing a final transiter can have! Well, Archimedes day is coming up, get ready Gauri!
    – Priyank

    • Whoa, you actually made that on Pi/Sq. Rt. days? Super-impressed! The most those two days got out of me was tweets and an email to a couple friends. Nice :)) -g

  25. gee wiz, frood

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