Author Archives: erika

About erika

nurse, certified nurse-midwifery student, public health fan, math & science geek, single malt scotch aficionado, klutz, goofball, scribbler, funny face & lover of all things nerdy.

must see tv

Dear NBC: In between studying for Pharmacology for Advanced Practice Nurses (another exam next week!) and Biological Basis for Women’s Health and Perinatal Nursing II, I try to relax and catch some TV. I’ll close up my books, turn off … Continue reading

Posted in nerdery, other nomenclature | Tagged , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

so you want to be a vegan? here are some tips!

Are you thinking of becoming a vegan? Here are some tips from a vegan newbie:

Posted in other nomenclature | Tagged , , , , , , | Leave a comment

an education

Before I explain what happened, it’s important that you understand the circumstances. I was young. Probably in the fourth grade. Maybe the fifth. In any case, I don’t think I had my Catholic grade school sex-ed class yet, where the … Continue reading

Posted in nerdery, stories | Tagged , , , , , , , , | 1 Comment

a vegan now, but i dream of meaty

Happy New Year! This year, I decided to go vegan. What?! The girl from Wisconsin? The girl who can’t eat pasta without Parmesan cheese? The girl who considers grilled cheese a food group? The girl who loves bacon and bratwurst … Continue reading

Posted in other nomenclature | Tagged , , , , , , , , | 3 Comments

the habañero incident

Part I: Ortega & Chi-Chi’s Before The Habañero Incident, my tolerance for spicy was low by most standards. Like many middle-class white suburban families, Mexican food consisted of Ortega flour burritos the size of your face—with a shelf life of weeks, … Continue reading


Posted in other nomenclature, stories | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , | 5 Comments