I will start of with mentioning my time traveling abilities only takes me into the future. You can't go back into the past. Idiot.
DATE: Friday April 15th - Saturday the 16th
START LOCATION OF TIME TRAVEL: Austin, Texas (6th st)
TIME TRAVELED: 4 hours
END LOCATION: 4th Floor Conference room, Omni Hotel, Downtown Austin
METHOD: 3$ Vodka Redbulls, Yeager Bombs
EFFECTS: Vomiting, Confusion, Difficulty walking, Not reachable by cell phone during travel
We narrowly made the cutoff of 9pm for the local liquor store to grab some Vodka and energy drinks and headed back to the room to prepare for a Friday night of success. We freshened up, clogged toilets and took some practice drinks to prepare us, then headed out. The first location we hit was the Dizzy Rooster. This still remains the only bar name I recall in Austin. It instantly became my favorite within 10 minutes. This is where I discovered the Time Travel Fuel.
"Three vodka rebulls!" I yelled over the music and cramped crowd. Three well poured 12 oz glasses were pushed my way over the sticky tan colored bar."Nine dollars" shouted the bartender.
While on our drunken quest, we were also pushing some product. My friend came strapped with 10 pairs of his girlfriends invention and product known as "Pocketflops". (www.pocketflops.com) Our goal was to find girls interested in the product, "educate" them on the product, have them take a picture and then let them have a pair. Overall a successful mission, and very easy ice-breaker. After more fuel at the following bar, I strayed away from the marketing project and inevitably my friends. The street containing all these bars closes to traffic, and boozing patrons pile off the curbs onto the pavement in a free for all. Amid all the chaos, i decided to initiate into "Time Travel Mode" at approximately 1:45am, Saturday April 16th.
5:39 am, Saturday April 16th.:
I took the elevator to the lobby floor. I walked out and to my surprise, an extremely luxurious lobby with an atrium and decor resembling something similar to the Rain Forrest Cafe. A stone path leading me through palm trees and ferns, with a tranquil river running under a half moon bridge that I walked across. Then all of a sudden, a voice called out.
"Sir? Can I help you?"A man in some form of enforcement uniform cautiously approached me.
"Uhh, yeah. I need to figure out what room I'm in. This place is confusing."
"I'm in room 427. I think I lost my key, and my friends are asleep" I explained.
"Ok Sir, what is the name the room is under?"I gave her the name, and she quickly replied that the name was incorrect. She then said she would check for all the rooms under that name....
"Look. There is no one by that name checked in to the Omni Hotel sir. Do you know where you are right now?" she asked sarcastically.DING! A light finally went off.
"Well obviously I'm not at the freaking La Quinta, am I?"At that very moment I came down from the effects of time travel. Finally I was able to piece together some thoughts and recollection of where I needed to go. She politely rolled her eyes with a slight grin, pulled out a pink highlighter and a local map. She traced the path I needed to take to reach my actual hotel, and I was on my way.
I walked outside to find darkness still laying on the city, but not for much longer. I followed her directions through the city, and after about 25 minutes of walking I finally reached my destination. The entire time walking back, I was preparing my furious speech directed towards my friends as to why they didn't search for me. I called my friends, and finally I was home and let into our room.
"WHAT THE FUCK!?!? You guys ditched me?! You just left me!!! I'm wondering around the Omni, and you assholes are in bed?!!?" I screamed, waking up my other friend comfortably asleep.
"Chris, you idiot!! You left us. And we did try to find you...look at your phone you asshole!"I pulled out my phone, and noticed 27 missed calls, 14 texts message, and even a facebook request to pinpoint my location by "checking in" which I had become some obsessed with over the road trip. I felt like an ass.
"Ah shit. Sorry. Well, but..still!!! Why did you let me walk off?!"After 15 minutes of arguing that eventually turned to laughter, I went to sleep. We rested, woke up and had another great night in Austin. We arrived to a bar that we had yet to go to the night before. We walked in, and I was immediately hit with a vision and could describe the entire floor plan of the bar which was two stories.
"You guys, what are you talking about? We were just here yesterday" I assured them.
"Nope, never came here man" said my friends together.
"Hmm...well I was here for damn sure."They laughed and both commented on my insanity. I became even more puzzled as to what happened in my travels, and was just happy to be in one piece.