Challenging for Challenging’s Sake

Unless you are a teenager testing boundaries to discover your path, or a person on a journey of self discovery in which all the correct answers were revealed to you by the gods themselves, stop challenging others just for kicks. Don't contest because they don't fit your mold of what an Anime fan should be... Continue Reading →

January 32, 2020

Many will remember the month of January in 2020 as its own separate year. A big huge giant never ending Monday. Between the January 7th earthquakes and month long aftershocks, the Australian wildfires, Trump's impeachment trial, the impending war with Iran (where a commercial flight fell, victim of a missile attack), Kobe and Gianna Bryant's... Continue Reading →

"Where was I going with this?"

Writing is hard. Writing a blog about DIYs, life, love and the pursuits of nerds is even harder. The passion for storytell is rapidly diluted by the hardships of being a female engineer - married, motherless, and with no children - a unicorn in the world of geeks and STEM. My need to share my... 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 →

Phone/Text/IM or Visit a Friend

Ever wonder why people keep throwing parties and inviting you, even when you RSVP and don't show up? When you are doing a really good ghosting job but they don't take the hint? Let me shed some light on their persistence: People are social creatures. We need the warmth of human touch. Intimacy. Compassion. Comfort.... Continue Reading →

The Ranch in Montana

For a couple of weeks now I have been listening to very fervent and passionate retirement plan discussions. Half of my teammates will be eligible to pull the rip chord in the next six months to two years. They are all already in countdown mode or STD - short timer's disease - since they can't... Continue Reading →

Tips To Manage Bereavement

Funeral arrangements, forms, tax returns, and other important documents are a hassle to wrangle, especially if you are far removed from the day to day operations of your loved ones. When my mother passed away she had spared us the ordeal of sorting it out on our own. However, the meticulous planning of an Army... Continue Reading →

Storming The Castle (Short Story)

Muffled whimpers echoed in the distance. The long hallway ended up in a moss covered door, deep into the dungeons of the soul. Breaching the locks with all my might, I discovered it's owner, small and weak, starved of sustenance and light, tucked away in a corner. The spark from its eyes was long gone,... Continue Reading →

Be The Guide

Fact: My husband stumbles about the world clueless. He doesn't know what he wants, where he is going, and much less how to get what he needs to solve for the other two. Every time a priest mentions in a wedding homily that the wife must follow the husband my spidey senses tingle. What if... Continue Reading →

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