This is that %&##$@ questionnaire that is the only SPAM everyone seems to promote.
I am sick of writing out my Ouija board story every time. Hence this page.
This combines CAZ's 30 July 2000 email and JennyG's 8 September 2000 email.

Enjoy!
What time is it? (for CAZ's questionnaire) Sunday, 30 July 2000. 11:54:08 am
Full Name/Name as it appears on your birth certificate: Julia [middle name] Tenney
Sex: Rarely.
Living Arrangement: Share an apartment with a young, male geek. He doesn't need a lot of closet space, has a good book collection, especially comics and porn, and makes one hell of an espresso.
Nickname: Cthulhia, joooooolia, jules, cthules, Qassie, milo, etc.
PARENT'S names: Jack & Cynthia
DO YOU GET ALONG WITH YOUR PARENTS: Mostly. My family is another social circle, with our own in-jokes. I realized this when I tried to explain to friends that I had to start the drive home early because I wanted to arrive in time for the primroses.
Number of candles that appeared on your last birthday cake: I don't remember *any* candles, but, well, there probably were. Probably, like, one.
Date that you regularly blow them out: Usually sometime after my birthday has passed and people figure out why I feel so depressed and neglected. (then again, I suck, because I forgot CAZ' birthday this year). Or people remember and have the party for me a week early. If you're wondering when to send birthday greetings, anytime is ok.
WHAT IS YOUR ZODIAC SIGN? Aries, Earth Rooster.
Pets: 2 fish, one yellow, one safety orange. I started with 5 in January, but well, fish are like that. And these guys were apparently food grade fish. Some guy at this performance art salon I emcee'd wore bags of fish while playing the banjo and I mentioned that among my new year's resolution was to get some fish. So he gave me 5, and I was down to 3 before I realized brita filtering the tap water was insufficient. Sometime later, 2 got bigger and one... DID NOT, and they bit his tail off and he died.
Height: 5'6"-7"
Eye color: Officially Hazel, but usually green. A long-time friend used to describe me as blue-eyed, until I caught her at it one day.
YOU A LEFTY, RIGHTY OR AMBIDEXTROUS? I am right-handed, left-brained.
DO YOU TYPE WITH YOUR FINGERS ON THE RIGHT KEYS? I type with my fingers on all the keys... eventually. I hunt and peck at about 90 words a minute, on a computer.
Hair color: Unusually dark for my coloring, but my natural color all the same. (In fact, the half dozen grey hairs I've had intermittently since taking my SATs at age 16 are visible these days). I was born goth, ok?
IF YOU COULD DYE YOUR HAIR ANY COLOR, WHAT WOULD IT BE? Light Purple. I have a wig and people think it's a good color for me. Otherwise... red, true red, not "red-haired people" red.
Piercings: ears, soul, heart.
Tattoos: I was thinking of getting my spleen tattooed...
WHAT WOULD YOU BE IF YOU DIDN'T HAVE TO MAKE A LIVING DOING WHAT YOU'RE DOING NOW? Travelling, volunteering, experiencing and making art.
How much do you love your job (1 to 10): I contract through Aquent, so the answer varies, but usually at least a 6.
IF YOU COULD HAVE ANY JOB YOU WANTED, WHAT WOULD IT BE? Getting paid to travel, make art, experience art...
Birthplace: New Hartford, NEW YORK, NOT @#1&%!! Connecticut, ok?
Hometown: See birthplace, or current residence.
Current residence: Davis Square, Somerville, MA. I have never before lived in an incredibly hip neighborhood. I like it. I can walk to things that are cool. We just had our artbeat festival and the theme was "fishes" so, there's little fishes all over the place still.
HOW MANY RINGS BEFORE YOU ANSWER THE PHONE? I answer promptly... when it's for my roommate.
Been in love before? Not with someone who loved me back. Does that count?
FUTURE SON'S NAME/FUTURE DAUGHTER'S NAME: That would be the adoptive parents' choice.
Been to Africa: Not yet. But the flight attendant on the plane to China told us to go before the animals are gone, because that's what happening, they're just going away and no environmental group is likely going to be able to stop it. A friend's fiance's uncle is like ambassador to some island off of Sierra Leone but dude, in western africa, bacteria is visible to the naked eye.
Been toilet-papering? huh?
Been toilet-papered? huh?
Loved somebody so much it made you cry? Yes
WHAT TYPE WAS YOUR FIRST CAR: Renault Alliance. 4 door. Silver with red fuzzy interior.
WHAT IS YOUR DREAM CAR? A Four Wheel Drive, Automatic RV that gets fantastic mileage and is small enough to park.
Been in a car crash? Yes. I was listening to Shakespeare's Lost Comedie by Firesign Theater at the time. I won't drive alone to stories-on-tape now.
DO YOU LIKE TO DRIVE: Ironically enough, yes.
2-door, 4-doors on car? 4, always 4. I don't need a 200 lb, 4' long door that back seat passengers have to limbo through the seat belt to get past, and will hit any size vehicle, even a bike, in the next space over.
Croutons or Bacon Bits? Bacon if it's *really* bacon. Croutons that aren't stale, like my mom's homemade ones.
WHAT'S UNDER YOUR BED? My darkest secret.
Blanket or Stuffed animal? "Octa", Octopus, since 1983. I didn't have an animal as a small child, but all my Duran-Duran-ophile friends got stuffed animals when they heard Simon Le Bon had one, and I caved to peer pressure. *I* still have mine. And I trashpicked a fuzzy (washable) lion in the past year that's a nearly perfect neck pillow.
Dumper or Dumped? Both, and I always hate the thought that when I'm dumped, they feel about me the way I felt about some of the people I dumped.
Coffee or Coffee ice cream? Yes.
CHOCOLATE OR VANILLA? The best chocolate has vanilla in it.
FAVORITE ICE CREAM: Depends on what we make that year at Baitcon.
PEN OR PENCIL? Ballpoint pen is a truly underrated medium for some of the finest art we have these days.
Salad Dressing: Caesar, parmasean peppercorn, or a good vinagrette
Color of socks: White for running, black if I'm self concious about the other goths seeing my white socks under my kick ass black boots.
Favorite number: 9
IF YOU COULD BE ONE GARDENING TOOL, WHAT WOULD YOU BE? A garden weasel.
Favorite place to be kissed: Toronto's CN tower during the Symphony of Fire Fireworks competition. The parents clear their kids away from you perverts... you get a great view, as well as a great kiss.
Movie: "Harold & Maude" is .00001% better than the 40 way tie for second.
Quote from a movie: "Calling you stupid is an insult to all the stupid people in the world. Socrates was not Belgian, The London Underground is not a Political movement, and the central tenet of Zen Buddhism is NOT every man for himself. I know. I looked it up."
-- Wanda, from A Fish Called Wanda.
WHAT IS ON YOUR WALLS: Framed works of art. I have too many posters to even bother with these days.
Favorite Foods: Seaweed salad, Chocolate gets its own category.
Favorite Chocolate: Burdick's
DO YOU EAT THE STEMS OF BROCCOLI? No. Not even when I was in China, and there were starving people... across the street. Not that they seemed particularly interested in eating what I'd touched anyway.
Favorite Smell: Gardens, when I'm jogging outside. When it's cold: Coffee, Hot Cocoa, Hot Cider.
Day of the week: Saturday. Sunday if I have monday off.
WHO IS YOUR FAVORITE POET? I generally find poets too pompous, when really they're songwriters with no musical talent. There is the odd exception, but I prefer essayists, like Michael Barrish.
Song of the moment: (Moving NIN to it's own category) Flagpole Sitta
(FAVORITE CD/SINGER/GROUP) Nine Inch Nails song of the moment: "Just Like You Imagined" and "The Great Below", I think because of Adrian Belew's guest guitar on those tracks.
FAVORITE MAGAZINE: I used to get Ms., Architectural Record, Rolling Stone, Games, The Economist... I'm down to CMJ's New Music Monthly. It comes with a mix CD.
TV Show: I don't have a TV. The last show I saw, at a friend's Iron Chef party, was (duh) "Iron Chef". But, due to the hype about it, I have dreams about "Survivor" even though I've never seen an episode. I've gone to Simpsons and Sifl & Olly parties.
Toothpaste: Tom's cinnamint
Restaurant: The Lemon Grass in Syracuse, NY, or Soundbites, which is this amazing breakfast place down the road from me.
Flower: Violets, Roses
Least favorite thing: Rectal itch. Other people's rectal itch in public.
Favorite Sport to watch: Basketball, mosh pits
DO YOU GET MOTION SICKNESS? Not very often. More so as I get older.
ROLLER COASTERS -- SCARY OR EXCITING? Exciting, usually.
STORMS - COOL OR SCARY? Cool. I love lightning.
Fast Food place: Dunkin Donuts. This *is* New England, we don't have Krispy Kreme.
When was your last hospital visit? May, getting my shots for China.
Favorite drink: Dark & Stormy (ginger beer and black rum) or Shandy (pilsner & lemonade), when around black lite, anything with quinine in it.
WHAT IS YOUR FAVORITE SNAPPLE? I should have dedicated my senior thesis to Raspberry Iced Tea. I haven't really consumed much snapple since then. I was all over the Arizona Ginseng Blue Bottle for about a year.
FAVORITE SODA? Ginger Beer
IS THE GLASS HALF EMPTY OR HALF FULL? The glass is dirty, and has been sitting on the counter for days.
What color is your bedroom carpet? blue.
WHAT IS THE FIRST THING YOU THINK OF WHEN YOU AWAKE IN THE MORNING? I try to recount my dreams enough times that I can write them down.
How many times did you fail your Drivers License test? None. That was the only time in my life I've ever done a perfect 3 point turn.
What do you think of Ouija boards? My freshman year in college, we used a board. My roommate's boombox caught fire exactly when we asked for "a sign". I could NOT sleep alone in that room ever again, and my roommate finished her finals I week before I did. ARGH.
WHAT'S ON YOUR MOUSE PAD? Gunk.
Over an image of Munch's The Scream. I *had* one that was a Ouija Board design.
Where do you see yourself in 10 years? Continuing to not live up to my dreams, even if they are stupid, and hence being depressed about it.
Who is the last person that you got E-mail from before this one? Hmmm... my shell account doesn't let me look at the mail list while composing a letter, so I'm not sure. Probably a mailing list and not an individual. Most of my email is from lists. I was a better correspondent when I could check my personal email at work. But I haven't had that luxury in years.
Which single store to max your credit card? Archie McPhee. (Not really, because I'd like more tech stuff AND really nice furniture, and wouldn't want a department store for either).
What do you like to do when you are bored? Play on the computer. I allege to be an artist, but... I don't do art very much.
FAVORITE HOBBY: um... playing on the computer? or playing board/card games. And when I actually DO get around to making art, I enjoy it.
What words or phrases do you overuse? Dude, are you on Crack?
Name the person that you are friends with that lives the farthest: I met folks in china, have gotten mix tapes from folks in Australia, but I'm not sure they're really friends more than just people I know. My college ex boyfriend is currently in Mongolia, although he'll be at Harvard this fall. His most recent ex will be in Vancouver by then. I think she and I are friends.
[GUYS -- IF A GIRL ASKED FOR THE SHIRT OFF YOUR BACK, WOULD YOU GIVE IT?]
GIRLS -- WOULD YOU EVER ASK A GUY FOR HIS SHIRT?
Perhaps if I were cold, or if it was a really cool shirt and I couldn't think of a better opening line. I say "can I have this?" often, but I am usually too proud to take hand-outs.
Most annoying thing is: Involuntary solitude.
Best thing: When i'm not being too self-conscious and just able to have fun without thinking "do i look like a total dork?"
Worst Feeling In the World Exclusion.
Best Feeling In the World When I'm too busy to notice I'm unhappy.
Bedtime: midnight. If I didn't have to work and be social, I think I'd be nocturnal.
WHAT WOULD YOU LIKE TO DO BEFORE YOU DIE Make a difference, or learn how to not care whether said difference results in being on the cover of Rolling Stone and having all my life's adversaries grovel for a second chance.
Who will respond to this fastest? I only forward these things back to whoever was on my senders list. Most of my friends have specific mailing lists when they want mass random mail, and hate HATE HATE this sort of thing, so I never add email addresses to the loop.

Finally, I have resorted to a web page.

Who is the person you sent this to that is least likely to respond? See above answer. Someone with a fast HTML coding program. (I am doing this by hand).
SAY ONE NICE THING ABOUT THE PERSON(S) WHO SENT THIS TO YOU: Thanks for thinking of me.
What time is it now? 30 July 2000. 12:33:51 pm. (Jackie is off the phone, so it's for us to go buy a new filter for the fishies. She's a veteran fish owner.)
Further questions can be as accurately answered at the following link. The One True Oracle

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