Tuesday, March 11, 2014

Douglas Adams' Birthday

via Tsaiera Blog

I never (well, now I'll have to say, "almost never") observe the birthdays of people who have died. I prefer to observe the anniversary of the death for various reasons. Today, however, is both T(ea) Tuesday and Douglas Adams' birthday, so I thought I'd share this quote from the screenplay to Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy:

“A cup of tea would restore my normality."

Yes! Yes, indeed! Sometimes a cup of tea is all that's needed to restore normality, and sometimes normality really needs to be restored.

Douglas Adams' books are great fun, and I highly recommend them if you like science fiction with a bit of humor. The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy is his best-known and most readily available work. You can order it from a Memphis bookstore here.

Please join T(ea) Tuesday with Bleubeard and Elizabeth.

30 comments:

  1. I have yet to read the book...the two males in the house have of course. I do enjoy quotes by Adams. :)
    Happy Tuesday

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    1. they are quick fun reads if you decide to dip your toe in; but, of course, your "boys" have already told you that ;)

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  2. fun quote...it really rolls off the tongue
    I honor birth dates and death dates of Loved ones...
    I have heard death dates called "spirit birthdays"
    Happy T Day to you
    oxo

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    1. yes, i've also heard it called "death anniversary" or "birthday into heaven". happy t day!

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  3. Great quote, but I rather like celebrating those that are still with me.

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    1. yes! "give me flowers while i'm living" :)

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  4. Don't panic!

    Happy T Day. :)

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    1. wouldn't it be fun if towel day happened on a tuesday lol

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  5. Happy T day! Nice quote. I like to celebrate both birthday and death day anniversaries of both people and animals/pets.

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  6. I have Hitchhiker's Guide in my library. It's a fun read, and now I must get it out and peruse it again.

    That's a fantastic quote. It's so true, too.

    Although most everyone else has heard of death days, etc, I never had. What a great way to honor someone, especially someone you love or respect.

    Thanks for bringing this to my attention and happy T(ea) today.

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    1. i started thinking about death anniversaries for famous people because i more often associate them with the things they did later in life. when an author or actor dies, for example, i remember them as adults and associate them more with their later activities than with their births and childhoods. it's different with family, of course, because i've been celebrating their birthdays all along.

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  7. That quote is so apt for T for Tuesday.Have a great week.
    Susan

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  8. I've never read his book but understand it's a classic among sci fi fans...great quote! have a great week

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    1. yes, he has quite the fan following :)

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  9. Great quote :) it's so true! Have a great tea day :)

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    1. thx :) it rang true to me, too

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  10. I haven't read it...yet. Another book to put on my list--LOL! ;)
    Happy T-Day! :)

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    1. at least it's a quick read. that helps lol

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  11. Happy T-Day!
    Heard that book being mentioned all the time but I have not read it. Maybe some day ...
    We don't really celebrate any special days anymore. Especially gift giving days. I believe any day can be a special day if we make it so.

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    1. i find the death anniversary an appropriate time to particularly remember a famous person's accomplishments. we like little celebrations around here, and you're right -there's always a way each day is special

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  12. I haven't read this book yet and don't know the author. I do try and remember some anniversary deaths, just to reflect on that person and what they did or inspired us by. This is a perfect quote for T Day. Thank you for sharing.

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    1. i don't think he's well-known outside science fiction circles, but it is a good quote for t tuesday, isn't it! glad you liked it :)

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  13. Oh do I know Hitchhikers Guide..... My Hubby loves it and the TV series. I met the "Cat" and some of the other characters once at the studio when they were filming it. That is my claim to fame!
    Happy T Day.
    Hugs
    xx

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    1. i've never seen the tv series. i'm impressed you've met some of the actors! what fun!

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  14. well, I just hope your cup of tea was not 'almost but not quite unlike tea' I am a hitchikers guide fan too

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    1. i ended up drinking coffee after all lol

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  15. Great quote for T(ea) Tuesday. I have heard of Hitchhikers but not read it. Didn't think it would be "my cup of tea" Hahaha. I might have to reconsider.

    Darla

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    1. i do think it's a niche market, but as they say, "them that likes it speaks well of it" ;)

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