I'm Never This Clever

If you're on Facebook (and who isn't? And if you are, have you "Liked" Fighting off Frumpy yet?), you've probably seen somebody sharing a post from Viralnova about 89 genius "life hacks." It's like all the ridiculously smart and embarrassingly simple tips you pin on Pinterest rolled into one illustrated post. Stuff like this:

Photo credits: Viralnova

Read the post in its entirety here. There are eightyfreakingnine of these ideas. Really super awesome tips, y'all.

Stuff like this makes me ponder my enormous lack of creativity. MacGyver I am most definitely not (I mean, just read yesterday's post for proof). That guy could defuse a bomb with a paperclip; I couldn't unlock a door with one. I can tell you how to do something in the most complicated way, but I'll be damned if I can figure out a way to simplify anything.

And what's worse? Not only can I not think of these crazy-genius ideas on my own, but I can't even remember them when someone else comes up with them. Because I guarantee you: I'll read through these tips a bazillion times, but the next time I microwave a bag of popcorn I'm gonna be like, "These damn unpopped kernels!"

Maybe I'll try to think more creatively this year. Come up with some awesome solutions to everyday problems. Things that make people go, "Why didn't I think of that?!"

... Or maybe I'll just let other people do it for me. That's what Pinterest is for.

Do you have any amazing tips? Do tell!


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