Saturday, May 28, 2011

Towel Day

Hey, Ya'll!!  Hope your Memorial Day weekend has started with some fun! (it's Saturday!)  ...speaking of...I'm Super Excited to announce the Next Contest!  (Since I *heart* a good contest and giving stuff away!)  Doesn't it just give you tummy butterflies and happy goosebumps to mail away a surprise?  I love it.  So I admit, I get a total high off mailing you stuff I like to make.  Is that weird or self-serving?  Let's just go with it.

Ok.  Here goes:  Contest is for one bath-size towel (you pick the color), and a big appliqued letter of your choice, with the name written across it.  You can pick fabric (color/style, whatever, or you can send me your favorite fabric if it matches your bathroom (or swimsuit!)) too!  You can also choose to do someone else's name, and give it as a gift.  ; )


Here are some picture examples:


You must be following this blog, and leave a comment with your first name, and be thinking what you would choose!  Would you choose it for you or a child?  Last name, first name, or nickname?  Color?  Fabric?  Thread color?  See, this is why I don't embroider or monogram nearly enough-all the DeCiSiOnS!!

I'll pick a winner with random.org next Saturday, June 4th, post it, and if I can find your blog or email address, I'll email you too! : )

and Get This.  I just now googled "towel" to help me with some utterly cool post title involving Towel (but you got this instead!), and look what I found!  I could've just given you the link, but Towel Day?  Too cool!

Towel Day

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Towel Day
Towel Day
Towel Day 2005, Innsbruck, Austria, where, by his own account, Adams got the inspiration to write the Guide.
Official name Towel Day
Observed by fans of the author Douglas Adams
Type International
Date 25 May
Observances carrying a towel throughout the day
Related to Douglas Adams, The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy
Towel Day is celebrated every 25 May as a tribute by fans of the late author Douglas Adams.  On this day, fans carry a towel with them to demonstrate their love for the books and the author, as referred to in Adams's The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy. The commemoration was first held in 2001, two weeks after Adams' death on 11 May 2001.

Origin:

The original quotation that referenced the importance of towels is found in Chapter 3 of Adams's work The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy.

A towel, it says, 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 vapors; you can sleep under it beneath the stars which shine so redly on the desert world of Kakrafoon; use it to sail a miniraft down the slow heavy River Moth; wet it for use in hand-to-hand-combat; wrap it round your head to ward off noxious fumes or avoid the gaze of the Ravenous Bugblatter Beast of Traal (such a mind-bogglingly stupid animal, it assumes that if you can't see it, it can't see you); 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-hitch hiker) discovers that a hitch hiker 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 hitch hiker any of these or a dozen other items that the hitch hiker 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 that has passed into hitchhiking 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.)
— Douglas Adams, The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy

And we just had May 25th (heehee)-we (Clyde Williamson and I) are on the same train of thought (mine is just arriving a little late..)!

So, get registered to win, and we'll have our own Towel Day! : ) 

ps-sorry I had to add word verification-I'm getting too many spam comments! : )

8 comments:

Reyna said...

I.AM.IN!

"Reyna"

Jen said...

Pick Me! Pick Me!! :)
Jen

The Ware's said...

So cute! Add me to the list! :o)

Stephanie said...

Ooooh, girl...this is the best contest ev-ah! I need some inspiration to re-do the kids' bathroom! I wanna win!!!!

Roselady said...

Wow -- I'm greedy. I win the cookies and I'm back for more! Count me in!

busymom said...

Yay! Glad ya'll are excited! : ) You can win as many times as you want-I don't keep score! : )
I'd love to make towels for all of you!! : ) Hugs!

Heidi / D-Tales said...

Holly!!! I LOVE this contest! You know how much I admire your talents. :)

My Madeline would go nuts for the "Stella style" towel.

And towel day??? Who knew?!

Hallie said...

Oooooh!!! I just adore all of your monogrammed goodies!! Count me in!! And my bday is the day after your giveaway ends so.....! :)