Lost

ANGER. A flury of snow. The fury of a thousand calls and text that will never be sent or seen; The deep ire of learning to live an unchampioned life. The realization that the rotting flesh led to unresolved issues and excess emotional baggage because we couldn't properly say goodbye. There you lie, Beyond the... Continue Reading →

About MrsEnginerd

When I started writing under the Mrsenginerd pseudonym I was in the middle of a career shift. My employer had done a reduction in workforce exercise that had left me jobless a month after my 10th anniversary with the company (The Layoff). As a married woman with no kids, there was a lot of free... Continue Reading →

Trending Gift Ideas For 2020

Need last minute gift ideas? Have a few gift cards sitting in a drawer or burning a hole in your wallet? Look no further than these items to surprise those on your nice list: Bath bombs There are many products out there that serve as bath bombs and/or shower enhancements full of essential oils for... Continue Reading →

My First Christmas Without Her

No birthday calls. No running through the airport to meet her at the wrong terminal. No cutesy messages on WhatsApp or Facebook IM... Zero. Nada. Nothing. Only the love remains surrounded by an eerie silence. The void, a great abyss in my soul, that darkens and deepens, obliterating any encounter with a resemblance of joy.... Continue Reading →

A Tale of Two Pitties (Books, Instagram)

For actor and content creator Dianne Scott, and her dogs Pugsley and Wednesday, life IS art. Daily sketches, recurring characters, and charming adventures fill their Instagram feed, @ataleoftwopitties, to educate and imprint on the 100k followers the many joys of adopting a pitbull. Guided by Hurley, the family's first experience with the breed, each posts... Continue Reading →

Battlestar Galacticast (Podcast)

My husband discovered this podcast by accident, as he read through the Emerald City Comic Con guest appearances. Host Tricia Helfer, better known as Six, and Mary McDonnel, who plays Secretary of Education Laura Roslin, were telling co-host Marc Bernardin how the story development of Battlestar Galactica (2003) hadn't given them the opportunity to perform... Continue Reading →

Galaxy Quest's 20th Anniversary

Tim Allen, Sigourney Weaver, Tony Shaloub, Sam Rockwell, Darren "Chill" Mitchell, Enrico Colantoni, Missy Pile, Justin Long, Rainn Wilson and the late Alan Rickman are a few of the beloved actors and seasoned comedians that made "the best Star Trek film of all time possible". If you haven't watched the 1999 cult classic, stop reading... Continue Reading →

Please and Thank You

This Thanksgiving Day, my first without my mother, I'm taking a moment to address all those who made our life bearable as we witnessed her memories drift away as she gracefully accepted her fate due to Stage IV brain cancer. Read on... According to my Titi (auntie), my mother didn't hesitate to ordered people around... Continue Reading →

Restored by the Fords (HGTV)

When HGTV announced their 2019 "Rock the Block" special I failed to recognize one of the leading designers featured on the show. Mina, Allison, and Jasmine where household names for my husband and I but Leanne hadn't shown up on our radar. After 2.5 years remodeling Château Enginerd, and stealing ideas from every episode of... Continue Reading →

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