Who is this Lisa Orozco anyway?

Hey Froods,

Today, I got a special thing for you. Today, we should be doing something nice. Especially those of you who live in the great big USA.

We have received a distress call from our 2016 Towel Day Ambassador, Lisa Orozco. Now, you probably heard about her as she is definitely one of the hoopiest froods out there. If you aren’t familiar with her, we shall present you with her winning entry of the 2016 TDA contest below:

 

Now, this Cosmic Cutie has a hobby and a dream. Her hobby is knitting. If we could call it a hobby. We would rather consider it as a super power given her ability to create such beautiful pieces of artwork. Don’t believe us? Have a look yourself!

 

And her dream? Her dream is to use this talent for good! She has two wonderful, smart daughters who love to learn and grow under her nourishment.

Lisa is hoping to use her knitting expertise to get the girls to dancing competitions and supply more epic sciencey stuff for their homeschooling.

Why would I want to support that and spend money on that, you ask?

Well, these girls really know what they are  doing and certainly know where their towels are! They are dancers, girls scouts, scientists, potterheads and real froods themselves. You could see them in the above video, supporting their mother’s Towel Day application and they are also epic models for her knitted creations! You would definitely put your money to the right place and you could receive customized, one of a kind, epic knitted creations.

And where could you get these epic things? Lisa has an etsy shop, Shabby Geek Boutique to order from, but you are also probably more than welcome to enquire about all the other cool things we featured on the pics!

Don’t be shy! Write Away!

Until then, wishing you all the best, Lisa and the girls:

Galactic Hitchhikers Presents: Our Big Easy Road Trip!

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NEW ORLEANS, USA

The moon rises over the bayou, casting a strange glow on the Spanish moss draped in the darkness. Somewhere a pot of gumbo cooks in a Voodoo Queen’s lair. A man orders a po-boy from a restaurant while beside him a jazz musician plays his horn and fills the streets with the sounds of well…..jazz. There are more than likely more things than this in New

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There and back again

Orleans, Vampires I guess, but we don’t really know. In fact nobody does.

Boldly we volunteer to finally solve the mystery of what exactly a New Orleans is. Is it really just a single New Orlean, or are there more than one? And what exactly happened to the old Orleans? Grab your towel and join Galactic Hitchhikers in an action packed adventure thrill ride to wow the senses as we hit the road for the Big Easy! To celebrate our recent nuptials, and the general desperate need for a vacation, we are driving from our home near Chicago to New Orleans and back. As is tradition, we’ll stopping at all the finest road side oddities along the way. From mom and pop greasy spoons in the middle of nowhere, to the gift shops that time forgot, Galactic Hitchhikers will leave no stone un-turned to find action, excitement, and really wild things! Or at minimum we’ll be drinking in strange places, rather than drinking until our place seems strange….and/or drinking until our place doesn’t seem strange as mood and/or state of mind decrees; you know: Action and Adventure!

Once in New Orleans we’ll have field reports nightly, posted to our hoopy home on Facebook.

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Friday, 10-28-16-While stopping for a couple days in neighboring Slidell LA, we meander the region just outside the city and visit two famous plantations, the Laura Plantation, and Oak Alley. Odds are we can find an authentic Mint Julep somewhere along the way.

Saturday, 10-29-16- After checking in to the famed Roosevelt Hotel, and checking out it’s

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Seems like a nice place to get thrown out of

equally famous Sazerac Bar, we’ll visit the renowned Voodoo Museum.  Later that night we’ll take a tour of the French Quarter with as-seen-on-TV Psychic-Tour guide, Voodoo

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The Voodoo Bone Lady herself

practitioner and life coach “The Voodoo Bone Lady,” who’ll regale us with tales of voodoo and witches, vampires, and pirates of local lore.

 

Then back to the bar.

Sunday 10-30-16- We will be touring the Garden District. We’ll scope out the coolest mansions, and see if we can scare up some fun in the Lafayette Cemetery. Later we’ll be touring the French Quarter again, this time with Vampires. We’ll explore the city’s nightlife, and end the evening with drinks in a vampire bar. Maybe someone will give us the choice they never had.

Monday 10-30-16- We’ll raise our glasses at the oldest bar in New Orleans, LafItte’s Blacksmith Shop Bar, and meet with Bloody Mary for a Tour of the Undead. We’ll spend Halloween with ghosts, and voodoo and even more vampires! Then probably the bar again, Always probably the bar again.

 

Stay tuned, high adventure on the way!

We’ll even be checking in for  Sub-Etha Channel 42 for Therapy Thursday and for the regular Sunday hangout!

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Zaxley Nash and wife Devon Nash, Galactic Hitchhikers  Chief of Anthropology  

 

Happy Birthday to the Dynamic Duo! – Sylvester and Sophie

As Many of You know, I am very much into Doctor Who. I’ve started with the Modern Era a while ago and since I got hooked I’ve tried to get into the Classic Series as well. Now, I had a taster session from Every Doctor and Companion in Existence, but none of them left such a great Impression on me as Sylvester McCoy and Sophie Aldred’s duo.tumblr_nakkv37jCQ1tcb8jqo8_400

Ace was an unexpected character to turn up in the show. Before She accidentally become a companion, Sophie was into Musical Theatre and Shows aimed towards Children. I say accidentally as She did not apply. Her agent did. She went onto the Audition and later for a Recall but She did not expect to receive the role. She did. It was quickly offered up to her as a permanent one as the Actress playing Mel announced her wish to depart from the Series soon after She got the part of Ace.

Theatre was a common thing between her and McCoy as He used to be a part of a Roadshow before He became the Doctor. He was famous for his comical stunts and his portrayals of Buster Keaton and Stan Laurel. He also played a character Sylveste McCoy. Eventually, He became known as Sylvester McCoy, after adapting the name as a Stage Name.


Let’s have a look at the time this two became official companions:

Ace was known for calling the Doctor “Professor” many times during the show’s running. It’s unclear how that came into being, but it has stuck with their characters and gave a unique vibe to their relationship.

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The best thing that I like about
Ace is that She wasn’t just there to be eye-candy. She was special. She was cool, tough and strong-willed. Finally, We got a Strong Female Character, not just a Damsel in Distress. She could save the day on her own, She didn’t need others to do the job for her. And that was great.

The Doctor: I don’t suppose you’ve completely ignored my instructions and secretly prepared any Nitro-9, have you?
Ace: What if I had?
The Doctor: And naturally, you wouldn’t do anything so insanely dangerous as to carry it around with you, would you?
Ace: Of course not. I’m a good girl and do what I’m told.
The Doctor: Excellent. Blow up that vehicle.”


Beside their on-screen Chemistry, They also seem to be getting on well off-screen too. They still hang out with each other at Cons and never seem to have anything bad to say about the other. Now, Any other fan knows that sometimes actors don’t get on well with each other off-screen and that could leak into their acting too.

Not for this two! Just today, Sylvester McCoy’s Facebook page made a mention of both of their birthdays, as they were born on the same day! What a coincidence, Eh?  Personally, I adore the fact that He loves her so much to post a picture of the two of them together:

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They are truly real life Friendship goals. To commemorate their Birthdays, I would like to share a few pictures with you about Sophie and Sylvester goofing around each other. Hope you enjoy them!

And a Bonus Material :

With this, I wish a Happy Birthday to My Favourite Actor to ever portray the Doctor and the Most Badass Companion Ever! HAPPY SHARED BIRTHDAY, GUYS! May You have many more!

And thank you dearly for all your devoted work to Doctor Who, On and Off Screen. 

We Love You. 

Roughing it, slumming it, and struggling against terrible odds

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“…Any man who can hitch the length and breadth of the Galaxy, rough it, slum it, struggle against terrible odds, win through and still knows where his towel is, is clearly a man to be reckoned with.”

Roughing it/ Slumming it-

Roughing it is living without all the comforts, and sometimes even without the necessities.  The easiest path to having more is to desire less, even without Wi-Fi.  I spent two years in the mountains with really only clothing, a few books, and my laptop. All of my worldly possessions were in storage half way across the country. When I came back home and opened the storage lot door I realized that most of what I own I have absolutely no need for whatsoever. Being over encumbered slows you down, and causes undue stress. Having less means less to stress over.

r4 Slumming it is making the best of what one has. Slumming it is adapting to any scenario and thriving in any environment.  The rat and the roach always get a bad rap, but I have always admired their tenacity.  If there is no food the common cockroach can eat the glue from book bindings. While I don’t at all recommend this culinary choice the spirit is admirable. So what if you only have Peach Schnapps, some old vermouth and an expired can of Miller Lite,  when we let go of what we think we want we free ourselves to enjoy what we have. The colloquial phrase “ghetto fabulous” comes to mind.

Struggling against terrible odds and winning through-  

You are terrifically subject to entropy in the universe. You are a meat skeleton hurling ever increasingly away from the dying sun of a dying planet in the unfashionable western spiral arm of the galaxy. Extinction is the rule, survival is the exception. Never forget how amazingly amazing it is that you even exist. Life is hard, sometimes exceptionally so. When the car dies, the dog runs away, and your wife leaves you it’s not time to despair, rather it’s time to start a career in country music.

Winning through means celebrating your victories over your failures. Sometimes difficult to do, but there is always something worth celebrating, even if, and often especially if that something is just but a lesson learned. From every mistake we make we learn. From every destruction comes a chance to rebuild, an opportunity for new growth. Keep an open mind, and open eyes. At times it may seem as if the entire universe is conspiring against us, but even as it is always darkest before dawn; the sun always comes up in the morning. (If it doesn’t then this is a wholly different issue and might be time to hitch a lift off-world. We’ll explore what to do during the Apocalypse in a future rambling)

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The Dude’s rug ties the room together, the Frood’s towel binds the cosmos. One’s towel is both practical and symbolic, like absorbent Tibetan prayer beads. Indeed one can can wrap it around you for warmth as you bound across the cold moons of Jaglan Beta; you can lie on it on the brilliant marble-sanded beaches of Santraginus V, inhaling the heady sea vapours; you can sleep under it beneath the stars which shine so redly on the desert world of Kakrafoon; use it to sail a miniraft down the slow heavy River Moth; wet it for use in hand-to-hand combat; wrap it round your head to ward off noxious fumes or avoid the gaze of the Ravenous Bugblatter Beast of Traal (a mind-bogglingly stupid animal, it assumes that if you can’t see it, it can’t see you — daft as a brush, but very very ravenous); you can wave your towel in emergencies as a distress signal, and of course you can dry yourself off with it if it still seems to be clean enough….but draped over your shoulder, or around your neck the towel represents a symbolic reminder of who you are, where you have been, and what you have accomplished. It represents what you can accomplish if you don’t panic, and tells the world at large you are one of us.

The Towel is a symbol of all of us intrepid Galactic Hitchhikers, we Froodist monks.  It’s our terry-cloth mantra: We rough it and slum it. We struggle against terrible odds. We are never cruel or cowardly, we never give up, never give in….never surrender. We abide infinite diversity in infinite combinations, and strive towards the needs of the many rather than the needs of the few or the one. We eff the ineffable, and boldly go; we are always excellent to each other. We know where our towels are at…we Don’t Panic.

 Party on Froods. Stay hoopy my friends.

 

Stay tuned, next Saturday: The Ultimate Answer