Time Travel Talk & Delirious Rental

  • Driving down a Santa Cruz street, talking to Mario on my cell phone. We're both listening to different music and can each hear the other's tunes through the phone. The strange thing is, we realize we're listening to the same radio station. This clues us in to the fact that we are existing in two different points in time. We discuss this fact and wonder who is in the future and who in the past, how much time separates us, etc. We keep talking as I park and sit listening to the radio, waiting for a song to come on that we've already heard on the phone from the other's stereo.

  • I wake up in a strange bed and try to shake the sleep from my head with no success. I stand up and survey my surroundings, slowly recalling that I am subletting this room for a couple of weeks until my long-term rental opens up. Try as I might, I can't wake up fully and remain in a half-conscious delirium. I walk out of the bedroom and meet the ten other people who live here too. One offers me a cookie and I eat it, hoping it will wake me up. It doesn't, and I talk with one of my housemates, asking him how long I've been staying here. He doesn't know and points out a tiny black spider crawling slowly up the side of the vacuum cleaner leaning against the hallway wall.