Thursday, July 10, 2008

Then How Come I'm Not Smarter?

Today is my birthday. And so I figured, what do I get myself? Hmmm... and then, I found it. The perfect gift for me, because I don't need or really even want anything. And because, yes, I am now the age of Life, the Universe and Everything. I think I will stay here for a while. Don't be surprised if I start celebrating the anniversaries of my 42nd birthday. Yes, that sounds mighty-fine.

But enough of this..you want to know what I am getting myself, right? Right? Ok, here you go.

Because, one can never be without one's towel. This is dangerous.

The Towel is perhaps the most important invention of whatever century it was invented in. The Towel is the most massively useful tool to take with you on your trips throughout the universe. It is handy for oh so many reasons: you can sleep on it, rub food and sauces on it for later consumption, use it to signal for help, wrap it around your head to avoid the gaze of the Ravenous Bugbladder Beast of Traal, or to dry off. And most importantly, strags (non-hitchhikers) will assume if you know where your towel is you are also in possession of quite a number of other common items like a toothbrush or a space suit (which means they are more apt to lend you said items if you ask to "borrow" them). Our Towel is black, rectangular, and made of velour. It is based on the award-winning design of the Anti-Flatulent Fighting Towels of Flogulon Beta, with a little clip in the corner to attach it to things. It measures 16" X 25" and has the number 42 imprinted on it for some random reason (apparently the printer had a special affinity for the product of 6 and 7). The printing is done using a tone on tone effect, using a glossy clear ink over the black towel for a nice subtle effect. But seriously, you need this Towel. Because if you have one, everyone will look at you and say, "There's a frood who really knows where his towel is," which is perhaps one of the nicest things someone can say about you.

*It's ok if you don't get the reference to Hitchhiker's Guide To the Galaxy.. consider yourself less geeky than you thought.This? Is a good thing.

What? You want one too? Get it here

T, who plans to do something for me today

9 sent chocolate:

Yvonne said...

Happy birthday, love the towel!

califmom said...

Happy Day After My Birthday--still trying to make it all about me even though my day is nigh. Love the towel and I cannot let my kids see it or we'll own a matched set. May your day be meltdown-free and easy. Enjoy your year as The Answer!

Missy said...

Happy Birthday!

Mary P Jones (MPJ) said...

Happy Birthday! And yes, I got the reference immediately. I passed the geek test! Yay!

list mama said...

A towel, huh? I haven't read the book, nor have I seen the movie. I guess it is an inside joke. Happy Birthday anyway!

Jen
http://www.ListPlanIt.com

Shash said...

Happy Birthday!!!!

So do you have the answer yet? ;)

Shash

Mommy Ruby said...

happy birthday!! hope you enjoy your day!!


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mommy~dearest said...

Happy Birthday!

Backpacking Dad said...

Happy birthday! You and my sister share the day.

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