Quarantine Update: I accomplished baking banana bread. (Check) Here are the “This or That Questions” that everyone keeps sending me while staying at home in quarantine.
This or That Questions While in Quarantine
Night Owl or Early Bird?
I’m a night owl during winter. But during summer weather, I’m always happy to wake up early.
A Good Book or a Good Movie?
Depends. If I’m enjoying my own company, then definitely a good book. But if I have company, then a good movie as long as the movie is not scary. Unfortunately, I am not too fond of scary movies.
Pizza or Pasta?
I would say, Pasta tastes ten times better when someone else cooks for you. Right?
White Wine or Red Wine?
I avoid drinking alcohol as a personal choice, but I would say white—a glass of Riesling if I need to pick between these two.
French or Spanish?
Beer or Fruity Drinks?
None. I’ll pass if there isn’t a special occasion. I’m not a fun company to drink.
Long Walks or Picnics at the Park?
Ah, I love both!
Chocolate or Salt Caramel Ice Cream?
Salt Caramel ice cream.
Love or Money?
Dark Chocolate or Regular Chocolate?
95% dark chocolate.
Rain or Snow?
Rain, especially during the summer weather. I am not too fond of snow and winter.
Rosé or Champagne?
Champagne. The taste of champagne in my mind is linked with celebrations.
Comedy or Horror?
I love good comedies.
Beach or Forest?
Boat or Plane?
Cappuccino or Espresso?
I was raised drinking strong coffee. Espresso.
Reading or Writing?
Ah, hard choice. I will say writing because it is a form of therapy. But reading is a magical world.
White Sofa with Stains or Black Sofa with no Stains?
Black and perfect.
Singing or Dancing?
Dancing. I’m the worst singer on the planet, but this girl can move.
Cafe in Italy or Cafe in Paris?
Paris. But then I might drag you also to take a train to Italy.
Flowers or Plants?
Plants. Two years ago, I had maybe two plants at my home—currently, around forty. Send help!
Brown or Black Hair?
Superman or Batman?
Batman was my crush as a child…Ha!
SPF or Large Hats?
SPF. Not a fan of oversized hats. I prefer caps.
Blue or Green Eyes?
Both have their beauty.
Summer or Winter?
It’s kind of obvious by now—summer girl.
Fire or Ice?
Summer girl says fire.
Sunrises or Sunsets?
Sunrises. They announce beautiful beginnings.
Straight or Curly Hair?
Messy waves or wild curls. Rarely straight.
Long Hair or Short Hair?
Long dark hair.
Roses or Daisies?
Pink roses are my favorite.
Avocado Toast or Caprese Salad?
Ketchup or Mustard?
New York or Las Vegas?
New York, New York.
Money or Fame?
My own hard-earned money.
Online shopping or In-person Shopping?
Online shopping. I avoid big crowds.
Tacos or Burgers?
Writing Poetry or Reading Poetry?
Reading poetry is a guilty pleasure.
Family or Friends?
100% team family. Friends who?!
Self-tanner or Natural Tan?
I’m trigueña, already naturally tan-skinned—compliment of my light-skin Mom and dark-skin Dad. I’m a mixed Cafe con Leche.
Sweet or Salty?
Sweet, and that’s a problem.
Cozy Night In or Night In The Town?
It depends on the mood. I love dressing up on a Saturday night with high heels and intense lipstick. Or go to bed early in pajamas and relax at home.
Freedom or Hope?
Freedom. I could build hope through freedom.
Pasta or Wine?
Pasta. I get lightheaded quickly with wine. I never learned how to drink like a grown-up.
While Walking: Music or Podcasts?
It depends on the mood. But lately, every podcast episode from Esther Perel.
Cat or Dogs?
iOS or Android?
My left-handed personality works better with Android.
Big Party or Small Gathering?
Small gathering. Just the people I love. No strangers, please.
New Clothes or New Phone?
I don’t understand people who need to replace a phone every year. I would instead invest in my closet or travel.
Rich Friend or Loyal Friend?
A loyal friend is rare, and that will make you feel rich?
Nice Car or Nice Home Interior?
Home interior. Our home says a lot about our personality.
What’s worse: Laundry or Dishes?
Ugh, dishes. Dishes are the number one enemy of pretty nails.
Jogging or Hiking?
Jogging. I went hiking once…Ha! It was such an adventure.
Kissing or Holding Hands?
He better gives me both. No choices here.
Passenger or Driver?
Passenger, so I could relax and control the radio…Ha!
Most important in a partner: Intelligent or Funny?
Both. That’s not negotiable. Also, add curiosity. Add Compassion. Add kindness. Add open to communicate. Add playfulness. Add charisma.
Amusement Park or Day at the Beach?
International Vacation or a New TV?
International vacation for sure. Let’s go to Italy or Spain.
Honesty or Other’s Feelings?
Honesty while also respecting other people’s feelings.
Ninjas or Pirates?
Pirates of the Caribbean.
Design Your Future Exactly as you Want it OR Redesign Your Past?
My future. I wouldn’t change my past. Some things were meant to stay. And others to leave. My sense of gratitude today comes from struggles, failures, mistakes, and heartbreaks that made me who I am today. My future, on the other hand, needs work from me and my dreams.
Baking or Cooking?
Cooking. Simple and delicious recipes. Quarantine gave me free time to cook more and use my recipe books, and I love it.
Spending Money on Clothes or Trips?
Ah, trips! City trips. Around the corner trips. International trips. Back home trips. Local trips exploring my states. Trips. Trips. Clothes are beautiful, no doubt. It helps us introduce our personality when walking into a room, but it’s an exterior investment. Meanwhile, trips are personal. A trip is full of memories, experiences, and stories that will last a lifetime and that are unreplaceable.
Library or Museums?
Hard to choose; I love both. But I will say the library because of all the years I spent around bookshelves.
Coffee Or Tea?
Coffee in the morning. Tea in the afternoon.
Perfect Teeth Or Perfect Hair?
Perfect teeth. Something I always notice.
Mansion In The Suburbs Or Cabin In The Mountains?
Does the cabin in the mountain come with a pretty view of a relaxing lake? If not… hurry! Drive me back to the mansion, please. Ha!
Charming Or Genuine?
We are charming when we are genuine.
Smile Or Game Face?
It depends on the people around me.
Classical Art Or Modern Art?
Natural and Real OR Cosmetic Surgery and Perfect?
On my body, 100% Natural and real.
In others, whatever makes them happy.
Skirt Or Pants?
Skirts on summer days and pants during the winter.
Fast Food Or Sit-Down Restaurant?
Sit-down restaurant. Let’s take the time to eat.
Heels Or Flats?
Both. Imagine jogging on high heels or dressing up wearing sneakers. Both.
Cardio Or Weights?
Jogging, yoga, kickboxing, belly-dancing, and salsa dancing.
Snow White or Cinderella?
Geez… Cinderella was the fool who waited for a man to save her and knock on her door with a new pair of beautiful shoes? Lol… oh, girl. Meanwhile, Snow White went for long walks in the wood, talked to squirrels, lay in the grass, loved apples, abandoned society, and according to her imagination, she “supposedly” lived with dwarfs? Wow, I’m Snow White!