I shaved off the sides of my hair, some of it was bleached, some pink (or orange, can’t remember which)… I liked it, but wanted to shave the top as well, leaving a patch in the back.
I was driving with G. away from a party, but the party followed in a blue bubble-car, about eight of them, with their shirts off (they had gone to bed at the party, but then got a ride to where we were sleeping). The landscape was sweeping and golden–gently rolling hills. G. & I set off to walk to another place to get away from everybody. There was a long puddle in the road, I could swim quite fast in it face-up, like a back-stoke start(ing body undulation).
We made it to the house that was our destination, and I kissed her. She said “wait,” and her cousin poked her head out from behind the couch, then went to draw on a blackboard.
This morning I dreamed I was driving in the countryside. I came upon an monument that had changed from a dome to a spire, but the spire had disappeared leaving only the decorative cap. It was about 30 ft in diameter. I drove right up to it and started yelling to it out my window.
“So where have you been, Mr. Decorative spire cap??? You never call me. Some friend you are,” and I went on like this.
The Japanese tour guide got mad at me. “Please do not use a loud voice in our house,” she admonished. I pulled away, my work there was done, but the Chinese tour guide started to defend my bizarre actions.
“It is a special kind of comedy. It is considered quite funny.”
I didn’t care anymore, so I sped off. I forgot the way out, there were many gravel roads in many directions. Chances are, the one I chose was not the right one. I didn’t care, tho. Suddenly, there was a low wall across my road. I slammed on my breaks and stopped a few inches from it. I could see tiny writing all over it, like the Declaration of Independence.
I had my first dream thinking that I was already in Japan.
I met Miyuki Michue somewhere downtown, and I got on a bus, but she was coming along as well, apparently. She didn’t get on, she stayed on the step, and when we reached the destination I figured out that was because she didn’t want to pay. I went inside to pay for her, pulled out a big wad of bills in a plastic zip-lock bag.
Then we were in a convenience store and she covered my eyes and said there was a surprise for me. “Look out the door and to your left.” There were Ellie Blake, and David, Emolyn, Annie Fain, and Lindsey Liden. I was surprised to see them, and we danced around a little, but I had to go.
The Saturn was parked in the left lane of traffic, and everybody was waiting. They were in the wrong lane for Japan. Hmm… I tried to start the engine, but it stalled. I made sure I was pushing the clutch all the way in (driving stick in my dreams now!), but it would not start, so I rolled to a parking lot. David and Lindsey walked up, and David said: “Remember, lefty loosey, righty tighty.”
That didn’t help.