My name is Claire Marie Hapsburg. At least, that’s my name right now. I’ve had many nicknames. *smiles*
I have blonde hair and blue eyes.
My…child is named Raul. I have other children who died, and I think about them all the time. *pauses, looking away for a moment, then smiles, looking back up* My assistant, Crystal, helps me run my antique shop. She and I are good friends. There are very few people I would say I’m close to. I have my reasons.
I was born in Austria, and I’ve lived many places since that time. Currently, I live in the Central West End of St. Louis, Missouri.
*laughs* I try not to let that happen.
*shifty eyes* I can’t answer that question.
Darling, you don’t get to be my age without having secrets.
My sweet little dog, Pom Pom.
Oh, many times. But I try to leave the past where it is. No sense in rehashing old wounds.
*raises an eyebrow* In my refrigerator? Well, not food. My bedroom floor has lovely antique rugs. My nightstand has an alarm clock, a lamp, and whatever book I’m reading at the time. As for my garbage can, I recycle most things, so there is very little in the garbage can. Raul insists upon it.
I love high heels. I always have.
*shakes head* I never was allowed to be in the kitchen. I was scolded for being in the way. But I associate my childhood with the scent of roses. The gardens at home were full of them. *soft smile*
It is easy for me to part with most things, but I have a real attachment to items from my past, especially things that are related to my childhood or to my children.
*chuckles* Sleeping, of course. I work at night, so I am never up that early.
Hmm…I remember my grandmother teaching me to sew and to do decorative needlework. It was one of the few things she said I did truly well. She was a hard woman, my grandmother. It wasn’t easy to please her. I was proud to earn her praise in that.
A night out? *smiles* I work nights, generally, so I wear a lot of sweater sets. I do love to dress up, but I don’t have so many occasions to do so these days.
*soft laugh* I can’t answer that.
*bites lip thoughtfully* Perfect happiness would be spending time with my family.
I’m very well, thank you.
I own an antique shop. Of the various occupations I’ve had, it’s the most relaxing.
Oh, I have several. I can’t really choose one. I keep them locked away.
*sighs* I am afraid it hurts too much to answer that question, my dear.
*raises an eyebrow* Favorite journey? I’m a homebody, so I’d rather not travel any more than necessary.
My sense of style. Everyone says so.
*shifts uncomfortably* Are all these questions like this? I really don’t want to answer that.
Is this a trick question? I honestly can’t answer this either. Next!
*looks away* These questions are unpleasant. I thought you said this would be a fun activity. *frowns* Losing my children.
I am not musical.
I’m happy where I am.
Strength of will.
I often give my trust too easily.
Loyalty and sincerity.
Hmm…Lestat de Lioncourt. I do enjoy Anne Rice’s excellent novels.
*laughs* Oh darling, a lady never tells.
You had probably best ask Raul that question. I never pay attention to a thing I say.
*big laugh* Is there anyone who has an answer to that? I’d prefer it never happens.