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The Best and The Worst

Submitted by on June 3, 2009 – 10:43 am9 Comments

We, here at Tiki Tiki would really like to get to know you better.  Please answer the following questions about yourselves.

So, come on,  let’s start the Tiki Tiki today with a quiz. (I so love this stuff!)

Okay, fine. I’ll go first… =D

I’m Marta.

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Here’s my quiz and my answers …..

The Best and the Worst:

10 questions that will help you get to know me better.

1. The age in life you’ve most enjoyed so far: 15 – I was adorable once….

2. The age in life you’ve hated most: 32 – I had just gotten divorced and found myself alone, a single parent with 2 small children and I had no money, no life and no future.  =(

3. The best day of the week: Friday – our school and work week is over and the weekend is full of possibilities.

4. The worst day of the week: Wednesday – because I feel like “gosh this week is going by so fast!”

5. Your finest cooking accomplishment:  Homemade Pastelitos de Guayaba.

6. Your worst cooking disaster: I tried to make fried chicken once when I was about 19 and it looked really pretty.  Who knew chicken took so long to actually COOK??? (can you say,”disaster?”)  LOL

7. The color that looks best on you: RED.

8. The color that looks worst on you: Yellow – does it look good on anyone??

9. Your favorite movie of all time: The Princess Bride. “Fencing, fighting, torture, revenge, giants, monsters, chases, escapes, true love, miracles… “

10. The worst movie ever made: Legends of the Fall. (Brad Pitt and his butt made for a boring sub-plot to an already tedious film.)

So that’s me. What about you? Inquiring minds want to know….

Share, por favor!

9 Comments »

  • Monica says:

    1. The age in life you’ve most enjoyed so far: 19 – I was working, going to college and met my future husband. I was “footloose and fancy free!”

    2. The age in life you’ve hated most: 12. My mami made me get a “bob” haircut. Enough said.

    3. The best day of the week: Wednesdays. My hubby has the day off and I can actually live life minus two kids attached to my neck.

    4. The worst day of the week: Friday. Am stressed about all that I did not accomplish during the week.

    5. Your finest cooking accomplishment: My abuelita’s fideo….mmmmm – que sabroso!

    6. Your worst cooking disaster: I’m sorry. The list is too embarrassingly long.

    7. The color that looks best on you: AZUL! (’cause I’m a “cool, winter” as a beautician once told me. Whatever THAT means…)

    8. The color that looks worst on you: Yellow – no, Marta, it does not look good on anyone…

    9. Your favorite movie of all time: Wow! I have a tie… “The Princess Bride,” “Cinema Paradiso,” “Thunderheart,” and “Willow”(the last two because I cannot resist Val Kilmer. Yum.)

    10. The worst movie ever made: The Great Lebowski. Bluh!

  • Violeta says:

    Irresistible quiz, Marta! Here are my answers:

    1. The age in life you’ve most enjoyed so far: the holy surprise of right now.

    2. The age in life you’ve hated most: 13; I had hair about 3 inches long, huge red glasses, braces, bad skin…and I was un poquitin too melodramatica.

    3. The best day of the week: Friday, because we often do something special as a family, I rarely have to cook dinner, and my husband and I do a movie date night after the kids go to sleep.

    4. The worst day of the week: well, not the worst, but Sunday is definitely the busiest day for us between church, social stuff, and my husband’s work.

    5. Your finest cooking accomplishment: I don’t know…!? Maybe the tuna and pisto empanadas I make for parties.

    6. Your worst cooking disaster: I once (LONG ago) tried making mashed potatoes by putting barely boiled potatoes in the blender!

    7. The color that looks best on you: Violeta, por supuesto.

    8. The color that looks worst on you: Yellow or anything pastel washes me out.

    9. Your favorite movie of all time: I have a lot…but maybe Dirty Dancing? :)

    10. The worst movie ever made: Master and Commander…boring but not even sleep-through-able- awful!!!

  • Angela says:

    1. The age in life you’ve most enjoyed so far: 25, the year I married my handsome Cubano.

    2. The age in life you’ve hated most: 11, can you say awkward? (Or as Mom used to say, “La edad del Pavo”…unibrow, pimples…get the picture?)

    3. The best day of the week: Friday as well…the whole weekend to look forward to!

    4. The worst day of the week: Saturday mornings, because I’m usually pulled in ten different directions!

    5. Your finest cooking accomplishment: Finally mastering my Mother’s famous Ceviche!

    6. Your worst cooking disaster: All the times leading up to mastering Mom’s ceviche!7.

    The color that looks best on you: Dark Green…it makes my eyes even greener!

    8. The color that looks worst on you: Beige makes me look all washed out.

    9. Your favorite movie of all time: For some reason it’s “Penny Serenade” a really old one with Cary Grant and Irene Dunn. They fall in love, get married, have a tragic miscarriage, etc… by the end of the movie I’m a basket case. (It does have a happy ending, though).

    10. The worst movie ever made: Any of those Chucky movies (with that creepy boy doll!) :)

  • Sandra says:

    The Best and the Worst:

    10 questions that will help you get to know me better.

    1. The age in life you’ve most enjoyed so far: 18 old enough to do my own thang and still come home to mom…lol

    2. The age in life you’ve hated most: 22-the year i lost my mom..

    3. The best day of the week: Everyday that my husband is at work.hahaha

    4. The worst day of the week: Sunday..when he realizes he has to get up early for work….he insists on annoying me..

    5. Your finest cooking accomplishment: My frijoles negros…which took me a WHILE to finally get right..

    6. Your worst cooking disaster: My first attempt at making frijoles negros….I didn’t have a crock pot!! Muy duro!

    7. The color that looks best on you: Black

    8. The color that looks worst on you: IDK

    9. Your favorite movie of all time: The Neverending Story…omg I so love that movie…plus I had a massive crush on Atreyu(Noah Hathaway)when he was young…aaaahhh que lindo!!

    10. The worst movie ever made: Legends of the Fall….I actually love that movie!!! hahaha IDK

  • Ileana says:

    Okay-I posted this before and it didn’t take. If this turns out to be a duplicate post, I’m sorry! Lo siento!

    1. The age in life you’ve most enjoyed so far: 15.

    2. The age in life you’ve hated most: This one right now. Hopefully, it will get better.

    3. The best day of the week: Thursday.

    4. The worst day of the week: Tuesday.

    5. Your finest cooking accomplishment: Paella.

    6. Your worst cooking disaster: Boston Cream Pie, or as it’s known around here “Boston Cream Volcano.” Yeah, you get the picture.

    7. The color that looks best on you: Magenta.

    8. The color that looks worst on you: Beige or Ecru.

    9. Your favorite movie of all time: Chariots of Fire. Great acting, great message and the best slow-motion beach running. Evah! Sorry Bay Watch.

    10. The worst movie ever made: That seething pile of what-not known as Mel Brooks History of the World Part I.

  • 1. The age in life you’ve most enjoyed so far: 19—college, good grades, great friends, fun, fun, fun

    2. The age in life you’ve hated most: 38—life changes and you need to adjust. Didn’t want to adjust at the time

    3. The best day of the week: every day is the best day

    4. The worst day of the week: non

    5. Your finest cooking accomplishment: Flan clásico de la Familia Varela; old school flan that sticks to your mouth

    6. Your worst cooking disaster: tried to fry tostones for about 20 drunk guys at around 3am once, oops

    7. The color that looks best on you: green

    8. The color that looks worst on you: purple

    9. Your favorite movie of all time: Cinema Paradiso

    10. The worst movie ever made: Scarface, get a Cuban actor, please. Pacino was horrible. And I am a guy.

  • Carrie says:

    What a great idea, Marta. I have loved reading everyone’s answers…and I would like to host a pot-luck with everyone’s best dishes…

    1. The age in life you’ve most enjoyed so far: 36. Fit, wise with age, and a new Mami. I glowed.

    2. The age in life you’ve hated most: 14 – Acne and house rules.

    3. The best day of the week: Wednesday — pizza day at school so I don’t have to pack la nena’s lunch — and I get to sleep in a little more.

    4. The worst day of the week: I don’t have a worst day.

    5. Your finest cooking accomplishment: Flan. I am famous in Tennessee for my flan. (Flan Face-off with Julio?)

    6. Your worst cooking disaster: I put three cups of salt in a chocolate raspberry cake batter. It called for three cups of sugar and a pinch of salt. My husband said: “Nothing you could ever cook takes three cups of salt.”

    7. The color that looks best on you: Soft pink. (I’m a Summer, I think.)

    8. The color that looks worst on you: Drab greens = frog face.

    9. Your favorite movie of all time: Anything with Audrey Hepburn.

    10. The worst movie ever made: Ferris Bueller’s Day Off. I fell asleep. And that one about the St. Bernard. Why did I go see that?

  • Laura says:

    1. The age in life you’ve most enjoyed so far: this one, right now…on the cusp of 28. I hope next year I feel the same.

    2. The age in life you’ve hated most: anything in the junior high years. I guess what doesn’t kill us makes us stronger, verdad?

    3. The best day of the week: Now that I’m done with school pa’ siempre, everyday is wonderful!

    4. The worst day of the week: see above.

    5. Your finest cooking accomplishment: my empanaditas de pollo. You must taste them…they are the definition of perfection. Not to brag…

    6. Your worst cooking disaster: I can’t recall, but I’m sure there have been many. Most recently, I made a pasta dish that made us run for the Pepto. I can’t really take credit, as it was Giada de Laurentiis’s receta. I blame her.

    7. The color that looks best on you: hmmm…I do find that purple eye makeup makes my hazel eyes pop with green…

    8. The color that looks worst on you: beige…can you spell heroin addict?

    9. Your favorite movie of all time: there are so many, but I think I’d have to go with The Birdcage. I can quote the whole movie from start to finish.

    10. The worst movie ever made: Gigli. ew.

    And Carrie…sometime I must share with you the story of the time Alexis tried to surprise me with what is now known as “the cat vomit flan.” You also gave us yet another reason to take a weekend jaunt to middle Tennessee…

  • Carla says:

    1. The age in life you’ve most enjoyed so far: 21 – lived in Boston, was carefree & had zero responsibilities. So much fun =)

    2. The age in life you’ve hated most: 24 – my last year in college. I hated watching everyone go there separate ways. I also had no real direction at that point.

    3. The best day of the week: Wednesday – it breaks up the week & there’s always good television (Lost or So You Think You Can Dance)

    4. The worst day of the week: Monday =( always means back to work!

    5. Your finest cooking accomplishment: Marrying my hubby who is the chef in the house.

    6. Your worst cooking disaster: Making elbows & pouring cheddar cheese on top to call it Mac & Cheese. Needless to say the lazy route does not work!

    7. The color that looks best on you: Green

    8. The color that looks worst on you: Beige

    9. Your favorite movie of all time: Dirty Dancing “Nobody puts Baby in the corner!”

    10. The worst movie ever made: Van Helsing – the only movie I’ve actually wanted to walk out of (couldn’t b/c we were on a double date).

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