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About the Illustrious Writer

I am really bad at writing bios about myself. Maybe it is because I am not all that interesting. No, that can’t be it. Midwestern modesty? Perhaps. So, I am married and work in the legal field with domestic abuse cases. And I have a dog. I love film, pop culture, art, HBO, reality TV, politics, lying around on beaches, reading stuff, and some other crap I can’t remember right now. Fascinating, I know.

Here’s another blog of mine (that needs content!)

8 Comments leave one →
  1. September 23, 2009 1:58 pm

    You are woman, hear u roar…Loved reading your post 2day. I am a 20-something in a 43 yr. old body. I can’t commit to a mortgage much less a man!


    • mjjaaska permalink*
      September 23, 2009 2:24 pm

      Thank you, Julie!

  2. Molly permalink
    September 23, 2009 5:02 pm

    I loved this Maija! I didn’t realize at first that you were the author! Very impressive my dear friend!! By the way, I feel like this often… 20 years ago I was driving a rusty old beater around and praying it didn’t konk out on me… now I drive a brand new car and live in my own house and I even have a cordless drill and my own electric lawn mower and everything! Wow, how did that happen? And further, how can I possibly be the mother of these huge, grown-up people??

    • mjjaaska permalink*
      September 23, 2009 7:37 pm

      Thank you, Molly! So glad I am not the only one who feels this way. I can’t even imagine the aspect of children! The other day I was giving advice to my mom and she seemed to actually be listening to it. Now THAT felt weird too.

  3. Molly permalink
    September 23, 2009 7:42 pm

    Imagine getting advice from your own daughter, and finding yourself going “Hmm, I hadn’t thought of that, that’s good advice!” Yup, strange, very strange.

  4. October 7, 2009 10:19 am

    Randomly stumbled upon this blog.

    “A couple of people told me I was a good writer and I am trying to prove them wrong”

    That sure induced a LOL.

    • mjjaaska permalink*
      October 7, 2009 4:41 pm

      Cool! Thanks for the comment!

  5. George Kesidis permalink
    April 23, 2010 7:09 pm

    Dear MJ,

    I’m sure you’ve gotten plenty of these from
    comic fans, but I just read your account of
    your brother Bill Jaaska.

    Some of the comics he illustrated are among
    my favorites ever, including the hilarious
    Christmas satire, Hulk 378.
    I have two pages of his art (originally
    sold by the inker I think) from this book
    posted in my gallery room:
    I loved the facial expressions in this issue
    and kept my eye out for his work ever since.

    My condolences.
    -George Kesidis

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