I was out of town over the weekend somewhere near
George, Washington (which is a city in the
U.S. State of Washington in case that looks a little
for a concert by Tom Petty
the Columbia Gorge Amphitheater
concert was great and everyone thoroughly enjoyed
But being out of town and basically in the
middle of nowhere I totally missed the news
of Douglas Adams' death. It really saddened me to
hear this. When I was in high-school, me and
many of my friends read his books. We would joke
about them and talk about what we thought were
"the best parts".
I particularly remember that the year I
took "Trig" we had to buy graphing calculators.
These came in soft, black leather cases. But when
you pulled them out you saw row after row of strange
buttons. It was shocking and intimidating. So I made
up a sticker with the words
"Don't Panic" printed in large, friendly letters
and stuck it to the calculator case.
I think to mourn his death I will now head straight
to the bar down the street and
order a Pan Galactic Gargle Blaster.