Linda G. Hill

Life in progress

E is for Easy

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And… this is the hardest word I’ve had to deal with yet. How ironic.

Actually, you know what? If you’re EVER looking for inspiration for something to write on your blog and you have an actual, physical thesaurus (because it’s not going to work with an online one), challenge yourself to write whatever you turn to. Even if you have to close your eyes, open the book and point. Whichever root word your finger lands on, write the first thing that comes into your head. Not good enough? Look at the synonyms! Everything you need to write a post is there.

Like this one – “easy.” The entry for this is full of not only words that mean the same thing, but there are phrases as well. For example: “easy as pie.” How easy is a pie? Have you ever made a pie from scratch? I haven’t. Why? It’s too damned hard! The phrase makes absolutely no sense to me. Or how about “like taking candy from a baby”? That’s not friggin’ easy! It’s cruel! Who the hell wants to take candy from a baby? If nothing else it disturbs the peace!

So what have I learned from this post? From this little exercise? That apparently the easiest thing of all to do today is get me into rant mode. Odd that some of the synonyms further down on the list are serene, tranquil, and untroubled. That’ll teach me to read the whole entry before I start typing next time, won’t it?

BATZAP by Doobster @ Mindful Digressions

BATZAP by Doobster @ Mindful Digressions

 

Author: LindaGHill

There's a writer in here, clawing her way out.

49 thoughts on “E is for Easy

  1. Too bad you are not nearby. I’d have my husband teach you how to make pie and then you would think it was easy! (I know how to make pie, too, but he was the one who taught our daughters.)

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  2. Well, you are certainly making all this look easy! I love love love your thesaurus thing 🙂

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  3. How funny that easy isn’t so easy.

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  4. Linda, you always manage to put a smile on my face. E is for easy does it! 😀

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  5. “Easy” is overrated, it just depends on the perspective. For example, it would be very easy for me to solve calculus questions while it would be very hard for me to make an edible pie 🙂

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  6. Maybe it’s easy as eating pie? That’s pretty simple. I could easily do that right now, if someone would bake me one. Aw – frozen pie. That’s easy.

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  7. Wow it’s amazing how much your blog has changed and improved with time! Didn’t you used to mostly post pictures everyday?

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  8. Easy peasy. Well done.

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  9. I just finished my 2nd post in a short series I am doing and I was exhausted and mentally/emotionally drained. This post perked me right up and brought a smile to my face. Thank you so much. LOL 🙂

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  10. I also have never understood the “easy as pie” idiom, because damn! Making pie is hard!
    Now eating…if they meant eating pie is easy? Yeah, that I’ll buy into.

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  11. “Easy as pie”? I think that may relate to consuming it, rather than manufacturing it.

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  12. I’m totally going to try that…open a thesaurus to a random page and pick a word. Maybe after the A to Z ends though! 😀

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  13. Pie is super easy if you don’t care what it tastes like 🙂

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  14. E is for how you make it look easy to meet the A-Z challenge.

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  15. Ha Ha! E is for easy listening. This would have been an easier post maybe. I find I can usually write something on music.

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  16. E is for easy, like when you pet the horse’s nose and say, “Easy girl.” LOL Great post!

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  17. E is for earth shattering!

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