Tuesday, May 20, 2008
Towel Day, BayCon and Mottos
I've been getting ready for the BayCon, the science fiction convention in Santa Clara, CA this weekend. I couldn't help but notice that Towel Day isn't mentioned on their website. So, whether you're going or not, this is your reminder: Sunday is Towel Day! Don't forget your towel. For those who haven't a clue what I'm blathering on about, it's a reference to Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy and a memorial to Douglas Adams, author of same, who died on May 11, 2001. You can't go hitchhiking in space without your towel. It's essential for space travel.
I had the privilege of speaking to two high school classes last week. What a rush! The kids were great and they had some thoughtful questions. Thanks to one young lady, I now have a motto. She asked me what my motto was. I got to thinking about a phrase I've been using frequently that I think is original. Ready?
"The positive side of stubborn is determination."