Random Dozen

I am trying new things this week regarding my blog, this being one of them. Let me know what you think.
12 Random Questions from 2nd cup of Coffee & this week, they are actually courtesy of Mocha with Linda. Linda, I really like the questions!!

1. Do you prefer to read the book or see the movie?
I like to do both, but ALWAYS read the book first bc I have found out that I usually prefer the book to the movie.

2. What is your favorite holiday and why?
Thanksgiving is my favorite due to the fact that we get to sit around doing whatever it is we do as a complete family (including some stragglers), eat lots of wonderful food and enjoy all the beautiful pumpkin festivals. It's more peaceful and definitely less chaotic that the other holidays.

3. Which do you like better - the mountains or the beach?
The mountains, I suppose.

4. If money were no consideration, what vehicle would you drive?
Oh BMW 5 series or 3 series

5. What is your favorite cold-weather beverage?
Starbucks - Decaf mocha with whip cream

6. How do you communicate most often with your friends: phone, email, text, face-to-face, or Facebook?
Mostly by text and email and anytime from once a week up to once a month.

7. How do you receive your mail? Mailbox on the porch, at the end of the driveway, down the street, or post office box?
Mail is in a cluster of mail boxes together

8. Of the four basic personality types - sanguine, phlegmatic, melancholic, and choleric - which is your strongest? Which is your least evident? (See definitions below.)
Though I have characteristics of all of them, I would say I lean more towards Sanguine minus the lose interest in a new hobby.

9. What do you miss the most about being 20?
Being able to go out all night and go to work not feeling the pain. (not that I did it much, but boy do I notice it now)

10. How long from the time you get up, does it take you to get ready to walk out the door in the morning?
I like to linger so I wake up one hour and fifteen minutes before leaving, but I can get ready in 20 minutes if necessary.

11. Who handles the car maintenance and pays the bills in your family?
Well, since it's just little ol' me (for now) - me.

12. For those in the US, how many states have you visited? For those outside the US, how many provinces/other countries have you visited?
I have visited 12 - CA, AZ, NM, CO, TX, WA, MN, NY, MA, CT, RI and FL.

Personality type definitions courtesy Wikipedia:


The Sanguine temperament personality is fairly extroverted. People of a sanguine temperament tend to enjoy social gatherings, making new friends and tend to be quite loud. They are usually quite creative and often daydream. However, some alone time is crucial for those of this temperament. Sanguine can also mean very sensitive, compassionate and thoughtful. Sanguine personalities generally struggle with following tasks all the way through, are chronically late, and tend to be forgetful and sometimes a little sarcastic. Often, when pursuing a new hobby, interest is lost quickly when it ceases to be engaging or fun. They are very much people persons. They are talkative and not shy. For some people, these are the ones you want to be friends with and usually they become life long friends.


A person who is choleric is a doer. They have a lot of ambition, energy, and passion, and try to instill it in others. They can dominate people of other temperaments, especially phlegmatic types. Many great charismatic military and political figures were cholerics. They like to be leaders and in charge of everything.


A person who is a thoughtful ponderer has a melancholic disposition. Often very considerate and get rather worried when they could not be on time for events, melancholics can be highly creative in activities such as poetry and art - and can become occupied with the tragedy and cruelty in the world. A melancholic is also often a perfectionist. They are often self-reliant and independent; one negative part of being a melancholic is sometimes they can get so involved in what they are doing they forget to think of others.


Phlegmatics tend to be self-content and kind. They can be very accepting and affectionate. They may be very receptive and shy and often prefer stability to uncertainty and change. They are very consistent, relaxed, rational, curious, and observant, making them good administrators and diplomats.


pinkpiddypaws said...

If I know it's coming, I'll see the movie before I read the book. Books are ALWAYS better!!

Debby@Just Breathe said...

Thanksgiving is a beautiful holiday. I miss my body that I had in my 20's plus the energy. I felt I had personality traits from each on also.

blueviolet said...

I'm like Debby in that if I know I'm going to watch the movie, I'll watch it first so I'm not disappointed. Then the book will just be even better!

jayayceeblog said...

Great answers! Definitely the book first and I'm happy that Thanksgiving is just around the corner. =)