October 25 will no doubt go down in history — not because of a likely shift to the right in Toronto — but, obviously, because it’s the first day of production for the Winter 2011 issue of the Ryerson Review of Journalism.

We asked the Twitterverse for some guidance as we head into the next busy/ulcer-inducing/fun/terrible/sleepless three weeks. Here’s what we heard.

“Bring a pillow to the mag lab. You may want to cry at some point. It’s okay. Let it all out. Then get back to work.” Thanks, @myohmy

“Wear Depends” (?) Er, thanks @alexhunnings. We’ll file that under “inside jokes.”

“Just try not to kill each other” Sure, we’ll try @mawilson

“coffee. pencils. sleep. reminder there’s life out there.” Wise words, @roundsletters

“Wisdom from carpentry: “Measure twice, cut once.” From CBC’s Dead Dog Café: Stay Calm, Be Brave, Wait for the signs” Very true, @thismagazine