Today, May 25, is International Towel Day (from Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy). My theory is that many fashionable intergalactic travelers in our day substitute a big scarf for a towel. Here's my fashionista friend Poodletail in Italy, for example, last month. She sent me the photo with a note saying she wore that dark red scarf (which I had given her) everywhere. If you open it up, it's practically big enough to serve as a picnic blanket.