Janine Marte
Staff Editor
        Janine and friends


When did you join Internet Underground?

On or about Monday, June 2, 1997 at 9:30 a.m. CST

How long have you been online?

On or about Tuesday, April 16, 1996 at 2:04 p.m. CST

What do you spend most of your time doing online?

Playing that wild-and-wacky game, Guess My Sex, and searching avatar for the "Best of the Occult Online."

How do you spend offline time?

Editing our magazine, hiding from ringing phones, playing with my recalcitrant cat, observing things, listening to my friends' woes and writing stories.

Do you surf with links underlined?

I'm offended.

What was the first site that really caught your attention?

I'll always have fond memories of my first visit to the "Unofficial Facts of Life Home Page." What a hoot it was reliving those timeless (and, yes, touching) moments in Blair, Joe, Natalie, Tootie and Mrs. G's lives!

What scares you about the Internet?

I've discovered that I'm sharing a planet with people who have self-appointed sobriquets such as "SukMyToes" and "GenXer"

What best prepared you for your work?

18+ years of living with my parents sufficiently deadened my senses enough to render me useless to everyone but the IU staff. Thanks, Mom and Dad!

Are your a dog or cat person? Or perhaps some alternative pet?

Ever since the hunting-accident death of my beloved crocodile, Bologna, and the still-unexplained garbage disposal death of my eight piranhas (named by my father after my mother's siblings), I haven't been able to handle the emotional instability of pet ownership.

"In high school I was...

voted most likely to be arrested."

Describe your favorite monitor decoration/toy?

My bat, Radar, and my purple "MOIST" sticker.

The ultimate online snack is...?

Graham crackers generously smeared with vanilla frosting and Diet Pepsi.

What applications are usually running on your computer?

Word, Navigator, Lotus Notes, Quark

What's your favorite book?

Half Asleep in Frog Pajamas, Tom Robbins

What's your favorite cereal, and when do you indulge?

Count Chocula, whenever I want.

What tunes play while you surf?

Lenny Kravitz, Michelle Shocked, Billy Holiday, Squirrel Nut Zippers, the Valley Girl sound track...