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Towel Day 2011 plans
« on: February 15, 2011, 01:18:41 AM »
Anyone have any plans yet or plans they want to discuss?

At the moment, I am not sure if I will be on a road trip.  If so, you can expect some good Towel Day pics at major landmarks, but maybe no get-together unless one happens to be going on wherever I end up.  We are not on a westward trip so unfortunately we will not be in Teatime or Lewot territory.
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Re: Towel Day 2011 plans
« Reply #1 on: February 15, 2011, 06:18:16 AM »
Hmm, checking on my college's website, it looks like Towel Day falls in the middle of next term (well, toward the end of it, but somewhat before finals week), so I guess I probably can't do any excessive traveling. I'll probably just wear it during classes again--nobody ever asked about it last year, and that's always hilarious. Anyway, once the summer rolls around, I plan to visit my friend in Illinois, so even though that's not Towel Day, it will be a trip and I will most certainly bring my towel.
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Re: Towel Day 2011 plans
« Reply #2 on: February 16, 2011, 03:53:45 PM »
Hmm, good question. Maybe I'll get my little ones to compose a Towel Day song. They're getting pretty good on the piano.  ;D

And we always enjoy watching these guys' video of the Towel Day version of the Algorithm March. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8jIGDqYAEfY But for some reason my kids are always embarrassed when I perform it in public.  :-\
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Re: Towel Day 2011 plans
« Reply #3 on: May 10, 2011, 02:40:18 AM »
Ok - no road trip for me, just staying here in Colorado.  I suspect the kids will want to go about town doing the "Towel Day Surprise" (see the 2008 pictures thread for how that works).  Who knows, maybe we will do it at the zoo again.  If there were any Towel Day parties here in town, that would be fun, but Wednesdays don't seem to be big party days here in Colorado Springs.  If there are no parties, then I might spend the evening doing the same thing I did on the evening of the first Towel Day back in 2001 - writing.
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Re: Towel Day 2011 plans
« Reply #4 on: May 10, 2011, 10:25:57 PM »
I asked my littlest kids and they said we should go to the park and sit on towels or maybe go swimming if it's warm enough. No imagination! They absolutely don't want me to make another Towel Day video. Ever since they turned 10 I'm no longer cool. Sigh...  8)
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Re: Towel Day 2011 plans
« Reply #5 on: May 12, 2011, 04:15:49 PM »
Lewot, just a reminder - don't forget your camera this year.   :o  ::)  ;)
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Re: Towel Day 2011 plans
« Reply #6 on: May 12, 2011, 05:16:26 PM »
Ah, yes. I got a digital camera for Christmas, so pictures should be easy this time.
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Re: Towel Day 2011 plans
« Reply #7 on: May 24, 2011, 04:24:36 PM »
We're going out to brunch with some friends on Towel Day. It happens to also be my friend's birthday-lucky lady! So, I'll bring my towel and my messanger bag which I just ironed a nice 42 on. And the twins are bringing their Webkinz stuffed animals who will bring wash cloths as mini towels. LOL 
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Re: Towel Day 2011 plans
« Reply #8 on: May 24, 2011, 08:15:57 PM »
Turns out I need to give a presentation in Spanish featuring an object for a visual aid, so I'm gonna just do the speech on Towel Day, since I'll already have my towel on hand, and I'll explain Towel Day in Spanish. I'm not very good at remembering Spanish words (even though I can usually pronounce them and string them together properly), but it helps when I actually know and like what I'm talking about.
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Re: Towel Day 2011 plans
« Reply #9 on: May 24, 2011, 08:20:22 PM »
Sounds like a job for a babelfish!  If you have to prepare for this on paper, it would be fun to see what the automated translation looks like.
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Re: Towel Day 2011 plans
« Reply #10 on: May 24, 2011, 08:21:34 PM »
Lewot, what a fun way to spread the Towel Day word! :)
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Re: Towel Day 2011 plans
« Reply #11 on: May 24, 2011, 08:48:13 PM »
I think it's the kind of speech where you're not supposed to read off of anything, but I'm gonna have to sort of write out an essay version today so that I can work out all the words that I need to remember and try to remember them. So I can post that, but I'll have to write it first.
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Re: Towel Day 2011 plans
« Reply #12 on: May 24, 2011, 09:24:16 PM »
 I'll bet it's going to be cool. I wish you could video tape it so we could all see. Good luck!  8)
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