Top Ten Tuesday! Ten Petty Things I Would Do With Time Travel

To celebrate the release of my new suspense, time travel novel earlier this month, I thought I’d share some of the things I’d do if I could time travel. In the comments, tell me what you’d do if you could time travel!

Dr. Who flies about the universe saving entire civilizations, but what if someone petty and small like you and me decided to time travel? C’mon, you know that you’ve thought about what you would do. If not, here are some suggestions:

10. If I’m ordering a pizza that I want there in 30 minutes or less, I’d always get the less.

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9. My 12th grade world history paper on Charles de Gaulle would have an actual first person interview. B+ my ass Mr. Hampton!

8. How about relationship do-overs? This is one we’ve all thought about. Avoid the bad ones, save the good ones you screwed up.

7. Gambling! Holy cow! Can you imagine how much money we could make if we just went back and gave our past selves future winners?

6. The stock market: This is proof that there really is no time travel yet. I’m sure Future Me would have told Past Me to invest in Apple about twenty years ago.

5. Ice Ice Baby: If a talentless hack like Vanilla Ice, aka Robbie Van Winkle, could make it big, imagine how great that song would be if I had done it.

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4. On December 7th, 1980, although I was just a kid,  I would have hopped a bus to New York City, stayed overnight and then stopped John Lennon in the lobby of his apartment building for an autograph, the world’s first selfie, and a chat lasting an inordinate amount of time.

3. Have you ever walked out of a bad movie and said, “That’s two hours of my life I’ll never get back.” Not anymore. You can wipe The Love Guru from your viewing resume and get those two hours back.

2. Who hasn’t gone to work, looked out the window and said to yourself, “On a day this beautiful I should be at the beach?”

1. Like sleeping in? Time travel is the ultimate snooze button. Wake up, go back two hours, lather, rinse, repeat.

In the comments, what are some of the things you would do if you could time travel? If you enjoy the idea of what you’d do with time travel,  please consider trying my novel Time To Lie, now available on Amazon in e-book or paperback! If you don’t, I’ll go back in time and make sure that you do. Have a great Tuesday! ~Phil

9 responses to “Top Ten Tuesday! Ten Petty Things I Would Do With Time Travel

  1. This is a great list. I wouldn’t change a thing on it… well, except that I’d be telling Miss Barker, 8th grade history, a thing or two– not Mr. Hampton.

  2. Love this, especially the snooze function! I think for number 3, you need to add on the end “…and certain movies starring The Rock” ha ha!

  3. Excellent, Phil.

  4. First off, for sure the gambling thing; I’m kind of bothered that you didn’t put that first on the agenda, actually. After that? I can afford a convenient, wearable time-travel device, which means I never have another awkward conversation! Nothing but fantastic first-impressions and witty comebacks forever. I would become fluent in every language, like, yesterday. Oh, and there’d probably be some crime stuff… but we don’t have to go into that. You know, just in case 😉

  5. I spoke about this on someone else’s blog, but I would go back to the 70s and watch Bowie live, but that’s not petty that’s just common sense. I would also not snog all the boys I shouldn’t have snogged and snogged all the boys I should have. Now I’m wondering if the word “snog” translates across the atlantic?

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