Don’t Panic. It’s Towel Day.

Cynthia Celebrating Towel Day
Don’t Panic

Cynthia:  Happy Towel Day, Marcy. Have ya got your towel?

Marcy (panicking):  What?

Cynthia:  Don’t Panic. It’s only Towel Day. May 25th is the day we honor the funny and brilliant Douglas Adams who wrote a science fiction trilogy (in five parts) called, The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the GalaxySo – ya got your towel?

Marcy (still panicking):  Why?

Cynthia: It’s the most useful item in the universe. Especially for us inter-galactic hitchhikers. C’mon. Let’s go.

Marcy (panicking even more):  Where?

Cynthia:  The Restaurant at the End of the Universeof course. I want to help Marvin, the Paranoid Android, valet park some spaceships. And, possibly have a cup of tea. Then we’ll go say hi for a few years to the Ruler of the Universe and his cat, The Lord.

Marcy:  What?!

Cynthia:  You didn’t know that The Ruler of the Universe has a cat? And that he’s named, The Lord?

Marcy:  Who?

Cynthia:  Hmmm….well, even The Ruler’s not sure if his cat exists.

Marcy:  You’ve lost your mind. Marcy starts yelling. Help!

Cynthia throws Marcy a towel. Marcy suddenly calms down and feels confident.

Cynthia:  Hey! Maybe we’ll run into Trillian. Our fashion crush, Zooey Deschanel, played her in the movie version of the book. Obviously, I’ll need a super cute Jumpsuit just like this one.

Zooey Deschanel as Trillian from
The Hitchhiker’s Guide To The Galaxy

Cynthia:  And maybe we’ll see Zaphod Beeblebrox, and Ford Prefect, and Arthur Dent! They’re a little nuts, but super cute.


Still from The Hitchhiker’s Guide To The Galaxy

Cynthia:  We have to be careful of the Vogons though. They’re mean.

Marcy:  It’s okay. I’ve got my towel now. I can handle it.

Cynthia:  Goodbye, Earth!

Marcy:  So Long, and Thanks for All the Fish

Marcy and Cynthia exit Earth by hitchhiking a ride on the nearest spaceship.

Cynthia hitchhiking the galaxy
Don’t Panic




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  • Reply Anonymous May 26, 2014 at 1:07 am

    That first pic is so cute!!! But your neighbors must think you're crazy 😉

    • Reply MarcyVeryMuch May 26, 2014 at 3:08 am

      I'm in Los Angeles. Everyone is crazy out here. Seriously – you can do stuff like this and no one blinks an eye.
      Thank you!

      cindy's used to the neighbors either not making eye contact with her or running in the opposite direction when they see her. shhh… she has no idea.
      meow, marcy

    • Reply Merrie K. May 26, 2014 at 8:00 pm

      LOL…you've captured tina fey perfectly in that pic…I think I'm going to watch 30 rock now 🙂

  • Reply GnomeLover May 26, 2014 at 5:29 am

    Oh! I love this! When I first met my husband I was reading those books and it is what got us talking about our love of fantasy and science fiction. We talked about it for hours. Then decided we were going to get married. It was day three of our relationship! : )

    I have never seen the movie. I heard it was bad and I did not want it to ruin the book. We both love Zooey. Should I see it?

    Happy towel day!


    • Reply MarcyVeryMuch May 26, 2014 at 6:19 pm

      Oh I love this story!!! This is the best first date/marriage story ever!! Love it! How wonderful!! Did you name your daughter and son Tricia and Arthur?
      The movie was only okay. I saw it years ago and can't remember anything about it except that the actors were good. It was very well cast. I don't think it will ruin the book for you since the books are so great but I would have low expectations if you do decide to see it.
      Hope you are having a great holiday today!

  • Reply Merrie K. May 26, 2014 at 7:59 pm

    I'm behind on my MVM posts…what the heck is going on in my life??!! So, was the hitchhiker's book good…I've seen it a lot, but never picked it up? Now I'm intrigued though 🙂 I also did know it came out in a movie…

    • Reply MarcyVeryMuch May 27, 2014 at 3:30 am

      Hi Merrie! I can totally relate! Sometimes life just gets so crazy! I hope you were able to have a relaxing holiday!
      Yes! The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy and The Restaurant at the End of the Universe are fantastic. Science fiction but also hilarious with lots of satire. The movie was just okay.

  • Reply Anonymous May 26, 2014 at 8:42 pm

    I am completely lost here…not at all si-fiey. I did relate to the cat sitting on books with a glass of wine and a bird in the distance. Where did you find that?

    The only famous towel I know is the Terrible Towel which fans used to wave at Steelers games.

    • Reply MarcyVeryMuch May 27, 2014 at 3:33 am

      Freddy wanted me to wave his Terrible Towel around for Towel Day but I told him that was a Terrible Idea. A girl must color coordinate cutely!
      I found the cat picture on Pinterest and forgot to try and find the source. I need to remedy that.
      You might like The Hitchhiker's Guide To The Galaxy. It's quite humorous and satirical!

  • Reply Whimsical Preppy May 26, 2014 at 10:27 pm

    I have never read that book, even though I took a Science Fiction English course in high school. I will put it on my list of books to read.
    I forgot that my fashion girl crush Zooey was in the movie. One of the treats of her show, "The New Girl," is that she has worn some cute outfits, including Anthropologie.
    These are cute pictures by the way. If the skirt is Anthro you can post it on Roxy's blog. I love the idea of unique blog photos; it adds an element of fun.
    Have a great holiday,

    • Reply MarcyVeryMuch May 27, 2014 at 3:36 am

      Hi Stacey! The skirt is soooo old and from the Gap but I love it so much! I have not found a replacement for it yet.
      What did they have you read in your Science Fiction English course? Did you read Dune? That is another favorite series of mine. I had to read it in my 10th grade English class and got hooked.
      I love Zooey's outfits on New Girl too. She's such a cutie!

  • Reply Lisa - respect the shoes May 27, 2014 at 12:47 pm

    Oh lady, I loooooooved the film, though I have to admit I've yet to read the book. I've gotta go add that to my Kindle list … or maybe I'll just watch the film again, hehe … "this will all end in tears." ;o)

    • Reply MarcyVeryMuch May 27, 2014 at 4:57 pm

      Wasn't the casting perfect on that film? The books are even better than the film. Douglas Adams is a genius. I may have to watch the film again too. It's been years since I've seen it!

  • Reply withwonderandwhimsy May 28, 2014 at 4:42 pm

    I had no idea what you were talking about. And then I saw what book you were referencing, and I understood why. lol Kyle LOVES "Hitchhikers". So much so, that he has smothered me with it, and I cannot bring myself to read it or watch it. He did that with "Nick and Norah's Infinite Playlist" and "Scott Pilgrim vs. The World", too. But your post is so hilarious, that I might sneak some "Hitchhikers" time without telling Kyle. If he knew, he'd start hyperventilating and have a quote back-and-forth with me. I would be the best wife ever. And I have to interest in that. I have to maintain my leverage, here.

    I'm so glad to hear that Marcy too is comforted by the mystical towel. Good to know it works across species. lol

    <3 Liz

    • Reply MarcyVeryMuch May 29, 2014 at 6:19 pm

      I am definitely for sneaking some Hitchhikers! And, if you love it then you can surprise Kyle with your own quotes! Just make sure you have a camera handy to take a picture of the shocked look on his face!! One must maintain ones leverage in ones marriage – especially when movie and book quotes are concerned!!

  • Reply Gwen May 28, 2014 at 10:01 pm

    Oh my GOD, you like Hitchhikers enough to honour TOWEL DAY!! Because a hoopy frood always knows where his towel's at! SO MUCH nerd love is flowing across the ocean to you right now! Do you have the radio series? I used to own the whole thing – on cassette tapes! – but I lent it to a friend and he never returned them, hah. Who is your favourite?! Mine is Marvin – "Here I am, brain the size of a planet…" 😉 He was the only one I didn't like in the film, I thought they made him too cute – he's supposed to be a nasty old rust-bucket! >_<

    …and Vogon poetry. I just remembered the Vogon poetry!

    • Reply MarcyVeryMuch May 29, 2014 at 6:23 pm

      Yes. I am a proud nerd! It is the best thing to be, right?!! Oh gosh – I love all of the characters…. You know – I think I have a soft spot in my heart for Arthur Dent. I love Marvin too. The movie was pretty cute so I can see why they went that way with Marvin. Nothing will ever replace the books. I have not heard the radio series. Must get my hands on those at some point. So sad that Adams died at 49. Ah well. What a legacy!

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