Most overused and lame expression of the moment: This wasn't supposed to happen. Well, that's because you don't think ahead, you don't think about consequences. I find this especially grating when a character on TV says this after killing someone. Who writes this stuff??
And then there's the expression I need you to do [whatever]. Why so needy? That's what comes across for me, neediness, and I want to say don't be so needy, be a bit more self-reliant. Even the British have adopted this expression. I hear it on British programs all the time. What happened to Could you please do this for me.
The simplest craft I've come across so far is over at Sweet Paul. A vintage book becomes a photo holder. It took 5 minutes, great result.
Simplicity is the removal of the useless and the unnecessary--source unknown