Happy Towel Day!

Don't Panic! - Happy Towel Day [Entirely Made by Me]

I missed the Towel Day, which was to be cel­e­brated on the 25th of May. Which is in fact. a very sad thing to hap­pen, but yeah… I’ll take care not to miss it the next time around! 364 days left for it, after all! :-O

You can also know if it is Towel Day, just to keep your own check! :) Apart from that, one impor­tant ques­tion that might come to you is — (or at least it came to me!) as to why the 25th of May. As I men­tioned, the offi­cial site of the Holy Day, says:

Many other dates for cel­e­bra­tions had been pro­posed. For those with an excep­tion­ally long atten­tion span: the 42nd day of the year (“Happy Adams Day”), 42 days after his death (“Sec­ond Day of Remem­ber­ing”), the 11th of March (his birth­day, around which from 2003 on a yearly “Dou­glas Adams Memo­r­ial Lec­ture” is held), the Fri­day before the 42nd week-end day of the year (occa­sion­ally falls on 25 May, as it did the year he died), etc.

Of all these dates, May 25th turned out to be the one that gained a sig­nif­i­cant following.

As the uni­verse that Dou­glas Adams cre­ated was full of absur­dity and ran­dom­ness, it may be a fit­ting choice after all. And if you need an addi­tional rea­son: if you add the hexa­dec­i­mal num­bers 25 and 5, and con­vert the result to dec­i­mal, you get 42!

Thrilling, eh? The FAQ answers most ques­tions most ques­tions of any­body. Even non-geeks. But still, for who­ever doesn’t want to go off this site to read some­where else (Thanks for the love!! :D), why the towel at all? Once again I quote, but this time, the HitchHiker’s Guide to The Galaxy:

A towel (…) is about the most mas­sively use­ful thing an inter­stel­lar hitch­hiker can have. Partly it has great prac­ti­cal value — you can wrap it around you for warmth as you bound across the cold moons of Jaglan Beta; you can lie on it on the bril­liant mar­ble sanded beaches of Santrag­i­nus V, inhal­ing the heady sea vapours; you can sleep under it beneath the stars which shine so redly on the desert world of Kakrafoon; use it to sail a mini raft down the slow heavy river Moth; wet it for use in hand-tohand-combat; wrap it round your head to ward off nox­ious fumes or to avoid the gaze of the Rav­en­ous Bug­blat­ter Beast of Traal (a mind­bog­gingly stu­pid ani­mal, it assumes that if you can’t see it, it can’t see you — daft as a bush, but very rav­en­ous); you can wave your towel in emer­gen­cies as a dis­tress sig­nal, and of course dry your­self off with it if it still seems to be clean enough.

More impor­tantly, a towel has immense psy­cho­log­i­cal value. For some rea­son, if a strag (strag: non-hitchhiker) dis­cov­ers that a hitch­hiker has his towel with him, he will auto­mat­i­cally assume that he is also in pos­ses­sion of a tooth­brush, face flan­nel, soap, tin of bis­cuits, flask, com­pass, map, ball of string, gnat spray, wet weather gear, space suit etc., etc. Fur­ther­more, the strag will then hap­pily lend the hitch­hiker any of these or a dozen other items that the hitch­hiker might acci­den­tally have “lost”. What the strag will think is that any man who can hitch the length and breadth of the galaxy, rough it, slum it, strug­gle against ter­ri­ble odds, win through, and still knows where his towel is is clearly a man to be reck­oned with.

Hence a phrase which has passed into hitch hik­ing slang, as in “Hey, you sass that hoopy Ford Pre­fect? There’s a frood who really knows where his towel is.”

(Sass: know, be aware of, meet, have sex with;

Hoopy: really together guy; frood: really amaz­ingly together guy.)

Hope you too, by now, regret hav­ing missed Towel Day. Read about it, and you could also check about the com­ing of the Towel Day, in min­utes and sec­onds, here. [Do Remem­ber to remind me the next year! ;)]

P.S.: You can down­load the .psd of the above image– as proof of the fact that I myself hand-crafted it. :) Nice, eh? Hope it some­how, some­where helps you in your life.… 😉

Here goes the link.


My _Business_ Cards, entered for a contest!

I had made two pairs of cards for myself (you see, I had started think­ing of myself as highly impor­tant, and the sort… :D). They were the first entrants into my DA page. Then came along this cool con­test I got to know of, in which all we had to do was sub­mit a card of our own name, and say a wee bit about the con­test, either on our twit­ter accounts, or on our blog. So, here we go.

This con­test has been spon­sored by Uprint­ing, lead­ers in Can­vas prints and busi­ness card print­ing; they will be giv­ing 1000 free busi­ness card prints and one 18×24 can­vas print to two win­ners.

This is a lucra­tive offer and one good way of cel­e­brat­ing the fes­ti­val of col­ors with some cre­ativ­ity.

The Front of my First Fun Card

The Front of my First Fun Card

The Back of my First Fun Card

The Back of my First Fun Card

The Front of my Second Business Card

The Front of my Sec­ond Busi­ness Card

The Back of my Second Business Card

The Back of my Sec­ond Busi­ness Card

Hope you like them. :)