May 25th is apparently Towel Day in honor of Douglas Adams. He's the author of the Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy (five-part) Trilogy of science fiction, and the decidedly non-fiction Last Chance to See about endangered species.
Douglas Adams passed away in May of 2001, and though I hadn't read the series in almost 20 years (falling off the couch laughing, as I did), the world was a little less funny that day.
For reasons known only to readers of the Hitchhiker's Trilogy, you are supposed to carry your towel around all day today.
It is 90 degrees here today, nearly unheard of for May in New England. I will be taking my towel to the beach.