Karla Olson is my name; Kj to some, Ms O to others, Jane Girl to my parents, Food Lady to my cats, Sweetie to my husband…

Teacher. Cat freak. Fan of tie-dye and Birks. Believes in laughter, irony, the power of ice cream, and topography. Traveler of doctors’ offices and hospitals. Will read Gaiman for food. Wants to be Laura Roslin when she grows up.

For the left-brained among us, I’m a high school English teacher, former Mock Trial coach, former Speech coach, transitioning from living and teaching in SW Minnesota to living and teaching in East Central Minnesota, which is a good thing. I’m a trees & water person who’s been on the desolate prairie for nearly a decade. It’s done horrible things to my psyche, but fortunately, teaching keeps me busy enough so that no one notices.

I’m married, I have a houseful of cats, I love to play chess and Trivial Pursuit™ and just about any card game (known or unknown), I love politics and debate and social commentary, mystery novels (literate) and all types of music (except modern Country) and literature (except for Victorian). I love the Twins, and I’m learning about American football and International futbol. I occasionally act in community theatre and I would travel non-stop if I had the money. Oh, and I try to knit and garden.

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  1. I tend to peruse the AP listserv and came across a message and then linked to your blog. I enjoyed reading!
    Happy Sunday :o)

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