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Adulting Comic Books and Super Heroes Mrs Enginerd Nerd Stuff

With Great Power Comes Great Responsibility

Spiderman’s loving uncle has been quoted and paraphrased many times when addressing the responsibility of being accountable for your actions. The message is very clear: One must be bold and daring, just and strong, when granted the ability to effect and affect change. What good is it that we can fly, regenerate, or even see […]

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Adulting Love and Marriage Mrs Enginerd

Responsibility v Love, Part 2

The original Responsibility v Love post got so much traction that I decided to write a follow-up piece. Disclaimer: Unless you have children, wards, a sick family member that you are taking care of or an agreement to make decisions on behalf of someone important and valuable to you, you are not responsible for those […]

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Château Enginerd Mrs Enginerd

What I Have Learned About Dealing With “Handy” Men

These last couple of weeks I’ve had to contract out many services to get both the sold and new houses ready to move in. From a new roof on the old Maison to the alarm system and cable wiring connections, I’ve been waiting for guys to show up and do something. The process has been […]

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Adulting Mrs Enginerd

16 Good Things About 2016

Granted 2016 sucked in many ways but there are a few good things worth celebrating that happened this year: 1. Weddings 2. Anniversaries 3. Baby announcements 4. Engagements 5. Graduations 6. Cancer remissions 7. Rogue One 8. Chris Pratt’s nude scene in Passengers 9. Wonder Woman turned 75 10. Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find […]

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Adulting Love and Marriage Mrs Enginerd

The Highly Functional Introvert 

They walk among us, quietly sitting in a corner minding their own business. They smile, a cordial smirk that aims to state “please ignore me” more than serve as an invitation to talk. If you approach them and start up a conversation they will carry it flawlessly and exceed your expectations. However, deep down inside, […]

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Adulting Etiquette Mrs Enginerd

The Lost Art of Asking and Answering Questions Effectively

We all have pet peeves. As an introvert, mine is asking a binary answer question and getting anything but a simple yes or no answer. Why must people unload on me their entire thought process or worse, answer my question with another one. Ugh! Yes or no. Yes or no! I didn’t ask for your […]

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Love and Marriage Mrs Enginerd Weddings

Make Your Wedding Day Yours

Recently, I noticed wedding sizes have shrunk. Between people canceling last minute and costs to fly “back home” becomimg prohibitive, many have to err on the side of caution and stick with a budget rather than with guest counts. Also, and in my opinion, not a lot of people are 100% looking forward to spending […]

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Layoff Mrs Enginerd

When I First Moved to the USA…

When I was 23, a big engineering firm hired me to design their products, processes and tools in their PNW facilities. At the time I was fresh out of college and had lived all my life in one place, a city of about a million people in a tropical paradise. My US Citizen status, awarded […]

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Etiquette Layoff Mrs Enginerd

I Used To Be…

I used to be strong and brave, dauntless even. Very few things in life scared me and if someone corrected me, I thanked them for the knowledge (after corroborating that in fact they were correct). I used to write long poems, ballads and odes, testaments to my teenage angst and bewilderment. I don’t know when […]

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Etiquette Mrs Enginerd

My Beef With Adulting

After a very few trying weeks, and a few more ahead, I realized that being an adult was not easy. Not only because it comes with a lot of quantifiable responsibilities but because a lot of people don’t realize that their opinions and thoughts can carry and place a crushing weight on others. We place […]