Today, re-done: Share your plan for today, if you were given a do-over.

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Submitted by Andrew Forgrave

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Written by huansolo on May 6, 2013 12:16 am
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Kind of a hard thing to say. I enjoy every day, but if i were to… i would change a couple things. I wouldnt weart his black shirt because it is so god damn hot. I would have taken the car instead of my bike because bikes are not allowed into stores. Also, i would change my shoes because they have holes :(

Do Over

Written by Owlbereading on May 2, 2013 12:11 am
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If I could re do today I would have woken up later. Once I got to class and took my test I would have met my friend on ball circle. We’d walk back to out apartment together. I would be able to eat chocolate and pizza without any pain. I would have talked more to the guy I like and not be so anxious.

Never Enough Time

Written by Innoventing designs on April 24, 2013 10:44 am
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Do-over… reverse time… wake up earlier, stay up later, get more homework done, get more studying done, don’t watch an hour of reality TV shows.

Pizza Panic

Written by Cris Crissman (@Cris2B) on April 10, 2013 11:30 pm
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That’s what I felt when I opened the freezer and found that the frozen pizza crust I was counting on was only half a crust that I had assumed was whole.

My friend who was expecting a pizza lunch would be here soon. No time for running out to buy one. There was only one solution. Arrgghh! I would bake a gluten free crust.

The first and last time I attempted this feat, I ended up with six new types of flour in my pantry and the yeast-based recipe took hours.

And the crust was barely edible.

I’ve purchased Udi’s frozen pizza crust ever since. And the best I can say is that it’s more tolerable than any other I’ve tried.

So you’re thinking at this point that my Day ReDo would have me finding that frozen pizza crust in the freezer . . .

And you would be — wrong!

Because I rose to the occasion. Opened a bag of Bob’s Red Mill All Purpose Gluten Free Flour. Added the mysterious xanthan gum as advised. And followed a simple non-yeast recipe I found on the Web. Thought I was homefree until the would-be dough was mildly moist. Two eggs and two tablespoons olive oil seemed skimpy for two cups of flour and it was. Ever resourceful, I added tablespoon by tablespoon of coconut milk until the mixture was moist enough to form a dough.

I rolled or rather patted and cajoled the dough out until it covered the 14-inch pan, popped it in the oven for 20 minutes, and hoped against hope that it would be edible.

So my friend arrived and seemed oblivious to any difference in the pizza crust even though the size and look was definitely different from the Udi’s he’d had many times.

I so wanted to ask about the crust but managed to keep quiet until the last of the crust was eaten. So how was it? It was good. Good? He did not distinguish any difference.

Yes! I’ll take that as success!

So how would I redo my day? I’d end it a little sooner because it’s 11 and I’ve hours to go before I sleep . . .

Daily Rewrite

Written by @NormWright on April 10, 2013 10:10 pm
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If I had the chance to rewrite the day, I’d start off by making it a warm sunny Saturday in July. That would give me a lot more options than I had today. Instead of eating lunch at my desk I could get with some friends for a nice meal somewhere and spend some time outdoors, maybe taking some pictures, or going kayaking. Way better than before the rewrite. But this is just a rough draft. For my next draft, I’ll try to work in winning the lottery too.

Do Over

Written by Colleen Venson @ caven1921 on April 10, 2013 6:11 pm
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I would take the day off from school
Stay home and sleep.

Do Over

Written by Colleen Venson @ caven1921 on April 10, 2013 6:10 pm
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I would take the day off from school
Stay home and sleep.


Written by Vonbearshark on April 10, 2013 5:30 pm
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What I did:

Went to class, grande quesadilla at that Mexican place on Forbes, went to class,and now I’m working on a 10 page research paper due Friday (that I haven’t started).

What I would do if given the opportunity to do everything over:

Go to class, burger at Five Guys, go to class, and write my 10 page research paper due Friday (that I haven’t started).

If, for some reason, the magic that constructed this hypothetical situation also made it so that I didn’t have a 10 page research paper due Friday, I would probably spend my day in my boxers making virgin sacrifices to the gracious magic conch that saved me from my paper. Then I’d probably eat some Recess Puffs.


Written by jbroooks on April 10, 2013 5:05 pm
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If I were given a do over… hmm.

What I actually did today:
sleep, sleep, class, eat, sleep

What I would want to do:

I would’ve boarded a plane to California at midnight. I’d spend the entire day at the beach having a fantastic day. I would then board a flight to NYC and enjoy the evening frolicking through central park and shopping on 5th Ave.

What I would actually do:

Wake up at 7am, run, do laundry, do homework, eat, go to class, eat, sleep. ( very boring I know)

The Best Plan

Written by @EKSwitaj on April 10, 2013 3:37 pm
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If I were given a do-over for today, I have to say that I’d wake up earlier, start writing sooner and write and write and write.

(But I’d probably sleep later and eat more chocolate.)

Or maybe I’d say something grand. Climb a mountain.

(But really the foothills-called-mountains are less than a day hike.)

If I were given a do-over, I’d watch the sunrise from the top of Mt. Fuji. If the do-over went back to the morning when I really did. I’d have a better camera and drink an extra bottle of hot vitamin C. And I’d write better poetry. And go into that love hotel the night before Super Bowl XL.

(But I only get today, conditionally.)