Hello. Dr. Odd here. I went through a lot of people on my Q and A and I thought it was a good idea to start over with some new questions. You will see all the same people as before, just some fresh questions. Merilou Ziola

We would like to introduce Karen.


How do you plan to spend the next 13 years?

Not sure. I could be working full time, I could be birthing babies and
staying home full time, or I could be doing some combination of the two.
Only time will tell...

What is your job title?

Assistant Director of Development for the Medical College of Wisconsin
Cancer Center

What do you do exactly in your job?

I try to convince people who have lots of money to give some of it to
researchers at the College who are looking for better ways to treat and
diagnose cancer.

What type of work do you do?

I write grant proposals, host tours, and spend too much time reporting
on my proposals and tours.

What kind of company do you work for?

A private medical school.


What is your favorite color?


What was your first car?

1984 Honda Accord that got broken into at least three times while I lived at Marquette.

What kind of car do you have?

2004 Saturn Ion that has never been broken into - whoo hoo!!

If I had all the time and money, I would love to ...

Today my answer to that question is: read, nap, cook, and be cozy at home with my husband and my hound.

Ugliness aside, if you could have your bedroom painted - what color would you choose?

Some shade of blue

What crazy thing would you 1st buy if you got rich?

A month-long golf vacation with private lessons somewhere warm and beautiful for me and John. And I'd have to get some swanky kennel set-up for Scout nearby too I guess.


What do you like to do on the weekends or in your spare time?

Read, nap, cook, and be cozy at home ...

What is your sleep schedule?

Usually in bed by 10:00, and up by 6:15 on weekdays and anywhere between 7:30 and 9:00 on weekends.

Which is your favorite season?


If you could name yourself, what name would you choose?

I'm not sure, but definitely something with more options for nicknames than Karen.

What is the last movie that you have seen that you enjoyed?

The Last King of Scotland

What book are you reading now or have read recently?

The House of Mirth by Edith Wharton

What is your favorite board game or card game?

Gin rummy, I guess?

What is your favorite magazine?


What is your all time favorite TV show?

That's a toughie - Law and Order, I guess...

Do you prefer the toilet paper to flow over or under the roll?


What is your favorite sport to watch?

College basketball

What is your favorite sport to play or favorite exercise?


Favorite Teams...
MLB: Brew Crew
NFL: Packers
Hockey: None
Basketball: None
College football: Badgers, I guess ...
College Basketball: Marquette!
High School football: Marquette High Hilltoppers, I guess ...

What is your favorite outdoor activity?

Does laying by the pool count?

What is your favorite indoor activity?



What is order at Starbucks?

I can't remember the last time I went to Starbucks.

What is your favorite food?

Anything Mexican

What do your order on your pizza?

Pepperoni, green peppers, onions, mushrooms

What is your favorite flavor ice cream?

Ben and Jerry's Phish Food

What is your favorite soda pop?

Diet Dr. Pepper

What is your favorite sweet treat?

Ben and Jerry's Phish Food!

What is your favorite snack?

Gardetto's and Fiddle Faddle


How tall are you?

5' 4"

Are you single?


Are you allergic to anything?


What is your favorite color?


How would you describe your appearance?

Somewhere between preppy and boring

What nationality are you?

Irish, Polish and Czech

Where do you live?

Franklin, WI

In less than five words, describe yourself.

Generally content

Where do you live?

Franklin, WI

In what type of dwelling do you live?


What is under your bed?


What is the color of your hair?


What color eyes do you have?


Do you have contacts, glasses, or lasik?

I wear contacts the majority of the time; glasses at the end of the day and on weekend.

Name all the cities or towns you have lived in

Downers Grove, IL
Milwaukee, WI
Galway, Ireland
Wauwatosa, WI
Franklin, WI

Are you political?


Name 3 things you like -

My husband's sense of humor, my dog when he's behaving and vacations in warm places

What is your Zodiac sign?


Do you drink?


Do you smoke?


Is religion a part of your life?


What is the highest education level you have completed?

Bachelors Degree