How different are you from the rest of your family?

You'll have to indulge me a bit with this lengthy post. Ever since I was a young girl I've loved taking surveys and making questionnaires and I thought it would be interesting to ask every member of my family the same questions to see how our preferences, opinions, and experiences differed. Some of the questions were nearly unanimous (our favorite restaurant and room in the house), others were entirely different (preferred language, charities, and recipes), and some questions I learned were hardly applicable (perfume, style muses, etc).
While you may not enjoy reading about all of our discrepancies and overlaps, you might try a similar activity with your own family for a few laughs. 


KLARA

1. If you could splurge on one item today, what would it be? 
An EF Collection pave gold diamond X ring or a Vince cashmere sweater 
2. What is your favorite spa service? 
Facial
3. If you could learn another language what would it be? 
Italian
4. What is the best concert or performance you have been to in the past year? 
Milwaukee Ballet's Romeo and Juliet 
5. What makes you sad? 
The song Christmas Shoes always makes me cry
6. What always makes you smile? 
listening to boys trying to talk fashion with me
7. Coffee or tea?
Earl Grey tea
8. If you could donate $10 million to one charity, which would you choose?
The Smile Train
9. What is your preferred form of exercise?
walking my dog or dumbbells
10. In what part of the house do you feel most relaxed? 
somehow my sweatshop can make me feel simultaneously driven and relaxed
11. What’s your favorite food? 
coffee flavored Haagen Dazs ice cream
12. Favorite restaurant? 
The Whistling Swan in Door County, Wisconsin
13. What is your go-to outfit on the weekend? 
skinny jeans, a tailored jacket, and booties 
14. Would you rather lounge poolside in the Caribbean or ski in the Alps? 
poolside
15. Who were you in a past life? 
some sort of dictator or despised queen 
16. What is your favorite item to cook or bake? 
coconut macarons
17. Who is your style muse? 
Rachel Zoe
18. The best gift you’ve ever gotten? 
a trip to Paris for my 16th birthday
19. Something you’re looking forward to in the near future? 
Summerfest!
20. What perfume do you wear?  
I like to alternate between Bulgari Thé Blanc and Dolce & Gabbana Light Blue 
21. What is your pet peeve?
When people tell me to smile


SOPHIE

2. What is your favorite spa service? 
massage
3. If you could learn another language what would it be? 
German
4. What is the best concert or performance you have been to in the past year? 
Volcano Choir or P!nk
5. What makes you sad? 
when other people suffer
6. What always makes you smile? 
my family and a gigantic ice cream cone
7. Coffee or tea?
passion tea of course
8. If you could donate $10 million to one charity, which would you choose?
Africa Mercy Ship
9. What is your preferred form of exercise?
hockey or lifting weights
10. In what part of the house do you feel most relaxed? 
the kitchen or Daddy's den 
11. What’s your favorite food? 
steak and ice cream
12. Favorite restaurant? 
The Whistling Swan
13. What is your go-to outfit on the weekend? 
LuLu Lemon leggings and jacket
14. Would you rather lounge poolside in the Caribbean or ski in the Alps? 
skiing in the Alps
15. Who were you in a past life? 
a docile and kind polar bear
16. What is your favorite item to cook or bake? 
a lemon meringue pie
17. Who is your style muse? 
my sister Klarchin
18. The best gift you’ve ever gotten? 
tickets to Wicked and Disney World 
19. Something you’re looking forward to in the near future? 
8th grade graduation and going to a new school next fall
20. What perfume do you wear?  
none...I prefer soap 
21. What is your pet peeve?
Gum


GRETA

1. If you could splurge on one item today, what would it be? 
music posters and hippie patches for my backpack
2. What is your favorite spa service? 
massage
3. If you could learn another language what would it be? 
Spanish
4. What is the best concert or performance you have been to in the past year? 
Volcano Choir
5. What makes you sad? 
feeling lonely 
6. What always makes you smile? 
home movies
7. Coffee or tea?
coffee
8. If you could donate $10 million to one charity, which would you choose?
Make-A-Wish
9. What is your preferred form of exercise?
playing in a hockey game
10. In what part of the house do you feel most relaxed? 
the kitchen
11. What’s your favorite food? 
oysters and meatballs
12. Favorite restaurant? 
The Whistling Swan
13. What is your go-to outfit on the weekend? 
jeans and a loose long sleeve baseball tee and Ugg boots
14. Would you rather lounge poolside in the Caribbean or ski in the Alps? 
the Caribbean
15. Who were you in a past life? 
Increase Mather
16. What is your favorite item to cook or bake? 
I don't bake--but eat!
17. Who is your style muse? 
no clue
18. The best gift you’ve ever gotten? 
a trip to Disney
19. Something you’re looking forward to in the near future? 
college
20. What perfume do you wear?  
Marc Jacobs Daisy
21. What is your pet peeve?
GUM CHEWING


MOM

1. If you could splurge on one item today, what would it be? 
A new handbag
2. What is your favorite spa service? 
massage
3. If you could learn another language what would it be? 
French
4. What is the best concert or performance you have been to in the past year? 
Jersey Boys 
5. What makes you sad? 
If my kids or husband are sad
6. What always makes you smile? 
comedy clubs
7. Coffee or tea?
both
8. If you could donate $10 million to one charity, which would you choose?
ASPCA
9. What is your preferred form of exercise?
walking
10. In what part of the house do you feel most relaxed? 
in my bedroom
11. What’s your favorite food? 
soft-serve frozen yogurt
12. Favorite restaurant? 
Odd Duck in Bayview, Wisconsin
13. What is your go-to outfit on the weekend? 
jeans and a cozy long sleeve shirt
14. Would you rather lounge poolside in the Caribbean or ski in the Alps? 
lounge poolside in the Caribbean
15. Who were you in a past life? 
The American Girl Doll "Felicity"
16. What is your favorite item to cook or bake? 
Spicy food for my family 
17. Who is your style muse? 
Cowgirl chic (tight jeans, top, boots)
18. The best gift you’ve ever gotten? 
My husband, my kids, my engagement ring 
19. Something you’re looking forward to in the near future? 
Poker night with the girls 
20. What perfume do you wear?  
Muelhens 4711, but usually nothing
21. What is your pet peeve?
NPR people that pronounce foreign countries and words in a "native" accent... "Paaakistaan" hey, it's Pakistan here, preferably with a nasally twang


DAD

1. If you could splurge on one item today, what would it be?
A nice meal
2. What is your favorite spa service?
A hot tub
3. If you could learn another language what would it be?
French
4. What is the best concert or performance you have been to in the past year?
Volcano Choir
5. What makes you sad?
Thinking of how fast time is passing
6. What always makes you smile?
Mom's silliness when she doesn't even realize she's being silly or the end of a great workout
7. Coffee or tea?
Latte, if coffee only, v tea, then tea
8. If you could donate $10 million to one charity, which would you choose?
Big Brothers Big Sisters
9. What is your preferred form of exercise?
Lifting weights. If I have unlimited time, biking (scenery, etc.)
10. In what part of the house do you feel most relaxed?
In my den.
11. What’s your favorite food?
steak salad
12. Favorite restaurant?
Odd Duck
13. What is your go-to outfit on the weekend?
Jeans (shorts if it's the summer), an old dress shirt over a T, hipster gym shoes, and a backpack
14. Would you rather lounge poolside in the Caribbean or ski in the Alps?
poolside
15. Who were you in a past life?
F Scott Fitzgerald
16. What is your favorite item to cook or bake?
grill steaks
17. Who is your style muse?
I'm more into the combo scene if architecture, music, cars, style and clothes.
So: editors of Monocle (check this mag out), Pipeburn and/or Fixed Gear Gallery (blogs of bikes/motorcycles), Houzz and Urban Evolutions (home design), with a dash of Paul Smith and Lucky Jeans!
18. The best gift you’ve ever gotten?
Tickets to Road America for Dad's Day Out
19. Something you’re looking forward to in the near future?
What I call "Door County Stolen Days"
20. What perfume/cologne do you wear?
Old Spice deodorant, no cologne
21. What is your pet peeve?
The clinking of China





I guess I could have just titled this "Meet My Family".....





Don't Ask Me How I Know It, 
Klara



P.S. Be sure to check back soon for the latest from the sweatshop. 


1 comments:

  1. i used these questions with my family-made for a great conversation prompter!

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