Relationship: Not if her father has anything to say about it.
Education: Primary and middle school in New Orleans, started at Cabot in fall of 2009
Career: Sometimes helps her Aunt Suzanne out with the family restaurant
Weight: 114 pounds
Eye Color: Green
Hair Color: Auburn
Defining Marks: Freckles and a strawberry-shaped birthmark just above her right buttock
Dominant Hand: Left
Personality: Angie is very much a girl, sugar and spice and everything nice, but with a shot of Louisiana hot sauce under the honey. She's a good student, sweet as the proverbial pie to her teachers and other authority figures, but quite willing to join in whatever mischief her friends might get up to.
First Impression: Angie hasn't fully adapted to Cabot or Massachusetts yet, so she initially comes across as a shy, polite, demure Southern girl. When she warms up to someone (usually quickly), her more playful, talkative side comes out.
Behaviors: Animated when she talks, smiles and laughs a lot, has the cutest scowl when angry. She twirls her hair on one finger and gnaws her lip when she thinks.
Weaknesses: Other than standard teenaged insecurity, Angie has some definite Daddy issues going on. Since she only gets to spend infrequent time with her father, she has put the man on a definite pedestal in her mind. She also trusts a little too easily at times.
Special Skills: Making beads out of almost anything, designing and stringing necklaces with them, Creole cooking (girl makes a mean roux), writing.
Hobbies/interests: Boys, beads, jewelry, writing, boys, swimming, makeup, perfumes, her iPod touch, Muse, KT Tunstall, The Decemberists, The Postal Service, Devendra Banhart and boys.
What is your full name and birthdate? Where were you born? Angelique Nathalie Cross Beaumont. I was born in New York City, but Mama and I moved back to New Orleans when I was little, so that's home. In Uptown, to be more specific.
Where do you live? Do you rent or own? I am currently incarcerated living in one half of room 111 in Balch House on campus, except for holidays when I'm usually either home with Mama and Gary or visiting my Daddy in San Diego.
Do you keep your house/dorm room/bedroom clean? Why or why not? I ... try to? My roomie's a bit of a neat freak, so I do my best to keep the clutter on lockdown.
What are your walls covered with? Posters, art, photos? Right now I have some posters up of Bag of Donuts, The Decemberists and KT. There's also a cork board with pegs in it where I hang the necklaces I've made.
Do you have any pets? Back home I have the cutest little pug named Bimini. Gary's hunting dog Bluto is pretty nice too, but he's not mine.
Describe a favorite part of school (favorite class?). I guess I could go for the stereotype and say lunch, but I do enjoy Astronomy. Mr. McCloy makes things like stellar formation and electromagnetic spectrums actually sound interesting. I like working on the Barnacle with Mr. Kenshin too, and Nutrition is turning out to be more fun than I thought it would be.
Were you forced into your profession/school by parents or peers or did circumstances dictate your choice of profession/school? Yeah, Mama chose Cabot for me after hearing good things from Molly Hebert's mom. I would have rather gone to a school in San Diego and stayed with Daddy if if Mama just had to have me go to some private school out of state.
Were/are you a prize student or did/do you just barely pass? I've done pretty well so far, getting A's and B's. I'm not likely to make valedictorian, but that's okay.
Have you ever received any awards or honours? When I was twelve I wrote an essay on Hurricane Katrina that got published in a local paper. Mama framed a copy; I think she still has it.
What are your long-term goals in school/work? Wow. Other than graduating, I'm still figuring that out. I want to get a degree in journalism, maybe, or sociology.
Give a two or three word description of yourself, and explain why/how you came to choose each word.
I think that's pretty self-explanatory.
Briefly describe a defining moment in your childhood and how it influenced your life.Meeting Daddy for the first time. In sixth grade my teacher praised my writing and told me I had a gift for stringing words together. That helped spark my interest in writing, or maybe deepen it.
Do you have any deep, dark secrets in the past that may come back to haunt you? Daddy wouldn't like it if he knew I made out with Cody Duke last summer, even if I did stop the idiot before his hands could go places they shouldn't. Here's hoping that one doesn't come back to haunt me.
Are you who you claim to be? Well who else would I be? Some kind of teen spy?
Who were your parents? Were you raised by them? If not, then why didn't they and who did raise you? Mama is Celeste Cross Harding, and my Daddy is Nathaniel Beaumont. They got divorced just before I was born, and they live in different cities now. So Mama has raised me mostly, along with my bunch of aunts, uncles and grandparents. She married Gary Harding when I was ten, so he's been around for the past five years.
What did/do your parents and/or foster parents do for a living? Mama's in public relations, while Daddy owns and runs two restaurants in San Diego. Gary's some kind of accountant/financial planner thing.
How did/do you get along with them? I love Mama and Daddy to bits, even if Mama and I get into fights sometimes. That's normal, isn't it? I wish I could see Daddy more often. Gary's okay, a little boring, but nice enough. Mama has him pretty well whipped.
Do you have any siblings? Tell us about them. Nope. Mama and Gary talked about it, but Mama decided she was too old for another baby. They are thinking about taking in a foster child though.
Are there any black (or white) sheep in the family (including you)? Mama has kind of hinted that Daddy used to be, but I don't know about that. My cousin Corin likes to raise a little cain sometimes, but never anything illegal ... that I know of anyway.
Do you have any close friends? If so, who and what are they like? Most of my closest friends are back in New Orleans, but Molly Hebert is here. She's my oldest and coolest friend, kinda like a big sister. I'm gonna miss her when she graduates. And there are some other girls here that I like studying with and talking to.
Do you currently have a best friend whom you would protect with your reputation or your life? If so, who are they and what caused you to feel so close to them? I think Molly qualifies. She's as much family as anything else, since our families have known each other for forever it seems.
Who do you turn to when you're in trouble? Molly usually while I'm here at Cabot. Back home I'll talk to Mama, Aunt Suzanne and Uncle Theo, or I'll call Daddy.
Do you have any bitter enemies? Monica Jenkins decided she hated me all through middle school, but she moved halfway through eighth grade.
How do you think others generally perceive you? How should I know if they haven't told me? As a freshman dork, probably.
Do you have any unusual habits or dominant personality traits that are evident to others? I guess my accent stands out around here. I wonder if Molly always has people asking if she's from Jersey? Other than that, probably everyone notices my blushing.
Do you deliberately present yourself differently in different situations, and how? Of course I do. If I acted the same way with my teachers that I do with my friends, I'd get lots more detentions than I do. Plus there are some things that Mama and Daddy just do not need to know.
Do you have any heroes or idols, either contemporary or from legend? I have favorite writers I idolize, like Eudora Welty and William Faulkner. I also look up to women who weren't afraid to step out of the stereotypical feminine roles of their time: Semiramis, Hatshepsut, Hypatia, Makeda, Boudicca, Murasaki, Christine de Pizan, and so on.
Do you have any long-term dreams or ambitions? What are they? It seems sort of goofy now, but I'd like to write professionally. Not sure yet if I'd rather write fiction or non-fiction, though I guess nothing would stop me from doing some of each. Maybe plays or screenplays even.
Do you have any great rational or irrational fears or phobias? I don't like thunder and lightning, but I don't know if that's irrational or a phobia.
Do you have any silly or irrational obsessions? Does redesigning and remaking my necklaces count? I can never seem to leave well enough alone with them; I always think up something prettier to do.
Is there anything that enrages you? Is there anything which embarrasses you? People who are deliberately cruel make me angry. I'm also likely to get bent out of shape at anyone who assumes that anyone from the South, or anyone who talks differently than they do really, is automatically stupid or backward. The main thing that embarrasses me is when I say something dumb and don't realize it until it falls out of my mouth. I don't embarrass easily, but I sure blush like I do.
What habits would you find most annoying, and what are your own most annoying habits? With other people, it's knuckle-cracking, no contest. Something about the sound of popping joints just goes up my spine like nails on a chalkboard. As for me, my own habit that annoys me the most is blushing. The redhead's curse, I swear.
What is your favourite type of animal? Why do you have an affinity for that creature? I can only choose one? Dogs love you unconditionally, but dolphins are smart and playful, foxes are clever and adaptable ... let me think about this.
What is the one task you would absolutely refuse to do? Anything involving sewage. Ew. I wouldn't be too thrilled at most things Mike Rowe does on Dirty Jobs, to tell the truth, though I guess I could do them if I had to.
What is your most treasured possession? What three things could you not live without? I really treasure the presents both my parents gave my on my fourteenth birthday. From Daddy I got a gorgeous antique inlaid jewelry box that used to belong to his grandma, and Mama gave me a beautiful set of lapis lazuli jewelry to put in it.
If I absolutely have to narrow it down to three, I can't live without my iPod, Dr. Pepper or my perfume oil collection.