Tom Crowell
Fictional Character
"The Weather's Fine"
Science Fiction
Type of Appearance: Direct POV
Nationality: United States
Date of Birth: 20th century
Relatives: Unnamed cousin

Tom Crowell was a buyer for a company in Los Angeles in the 1980s. However, the best years of his life were spent in the late 1960s and very early 1970s with a woman named Donna. Thanks to the weather patterns of the area, as well as year conditioning, Crowell could spend much of his life in the general pattern of the 1960s. He was firmly in the present of the 1980s at work, however, as his boss insisted on keeping the air conditioner on high.

During a trip to Pier 1 Imports, Crowell encountered Donna. As the year conditioner was set to the sixties, they were immediately on good terms, and Crowell invited her home. When they arrived at his place, the air, conditioned for the seventies, reminded him of the most tumultuous period of their prior relationship. He invited her in again, and turned the conditioner off, letting things fall to 1968. They were able to rekindle their relationship under those circumstances. While that meant that Crowell had to give up several amenities that had not been invented until after 1968, he felt the trade was worth it.

The next morning, he agreed to take her to work at a sixties record story called Barefoot Sounds, in Gardena. The outside weather was in the seventies, which caused stress in their interaction. At work, firmly in the eighties, he realized that, having gotten over Donna, he didn't really care much about her. He also realized that a continued relationship with Donna would mean avoiding the seventies, but decided it was worth trying.

When he picked her up at Barefoot Sounds, Crowell impressed the owner, Rick with his knowledge of sixties music.

Not long after Donna moved back in with him, and their relationship was proving to be stable, Crowell decided that, as Donna was a sixties person, and that as he still loved her, he decided he needed to become a sixties person, too. So he applied to become a buyer at Barefoot Sounds.