Phlegmatic- Sanguine

1. Do you prefer to read the book or see the movie?
I try and read the books before I see the movies but there are some movies like the DaVinci Code that they books are too long for me to get through.
2. What is your favorite holiday and why?
Thanksgiving because people tend to ignore it!   My birthday is around it as well so that helps.
3. Which do you like better – the mountains or the beach?
Neither!  I would rather be at home in bed.
4. If money were no consideration, what vehicle would you drive?
A sweet sports car-A mustang or something like that.
5. What is your favorite cold-weather beverage?
I really don’t have one-I just drink Dr Pepper all year around.
6. How do you communicate most often with your friends: phone, email, text, face-to-face, or Facebook?
I do all of those but I don’t talk on the phone very much because it bugs me.  I spend all day on the phone and the last thing I wanna do is talk on it at night.
7. How do you receive your mail? Mailbox on the porch, at the end of the driveway, down the street, or post office box?
Mailbox at the end of the driveway but I hardly ever get it I usually just get mine off the counter in the house.
8. Of the four basic personality types – sanguine, phlegmatic, melancholic, and choleric – which is your strongest? Which is your least evident? (See definitions below.)
Phlegmatic- Sanguine9. What do you miss the most about being 20?
I am still in my 20’s so I can’t really miss it yet and I hated being 20 because it was when I placed my daughter for adoption it was a super tough year to say the least.
10. How long from the time you get up, does it take you to get ready to walk out the door in the morning?
About 30 to 40 mins depending on how fast I move.
11. Who handles the car maintenance and pays the bills in your family?
I do all of it for myself and where I live now they both do it.
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?
10 or more-I went with my husband on his truck (he is a long haul truck driver) for a few weeks here and there so I have been to a few.
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.

Fictional Family

1. Is there a word which you initially mispronounced? Were the circumstances in which you made the faux pas embarrassing? By the way, that’s not “foax pass.” (I know you know that. Just jokin’ with ya.)
No I can’t think of a time when I missed used a word because I didn’t know what it meant.  If I don’t know what a word means I don’t ever use it.
2. How do you feel about the use of texting shortcuts and trends? (ex: “I’ve got ur notes. Get them 2 u 2morow.”)
I don’t see a problem with it.  Heck I use them myself all the time when I am busy and don’t have the time to write the words out.
3. Tell me about your high school senior picture. Please feel free to post.
It isn’t my favorite and I don’t even know where it is at to try and post it for everyone to see.  I had my hair up and they made us wear a black drape so that we all matched.
5. Share a high school or college homecoming memory.
I hated high school and only went to homecoming once when I was in 10th grade.
6. Linda at Mocha with Linda wants to know: “Do you prefer sunrises or sunsets?”
Either-I think they are both pretty and I enjoy watching them.
7. Lea at Cici’s Corner asks, “What is something you have not done that you desire to do?”
Go back and finish my schooling.  I am not sure what I want to do yet so I haven’t go back.
8. Carol at Wanderings of an Elusive Mind ponders, “If you could come back [in another life] as an animal, which would it be?”
A cat!
9. Joyce from The Other Side of the Pond is curious: “Where were you 10 years ago?” Please feel free to elaborate more than just your physical location.
I was 15 so I was in high school and just getting diagnosed with MS.  That was the year my whole life changed as I knew it.
10. When you are proven to be correct in any contentious discussion, do you gloat?
Sometimes but more than not I just keep it to myself.
11. What is your favorite food which includes the ingredient “caramel?”
I can’t really think of one.  I am not a huge fan of caramel so I don’t eat much food that has it in it.
12. From my 17 year-old daughter to you: “If you could be part of any fictional family, which family would you choose and why?” (She’s so cute. And clever.)
I don’t know that I could chose a family-there aren’t any out there that I would love to be part of.

Random Dozen-Aliens

1. Do you believe, somewhere deep inside, that blondes do indeed have more fun? That they are “dumber” than brunettes or redheads? Be honest!
They have more guys hit on them and what not.  Now I don’t know if they have more fun but they do seem to get more of the guys attention.  They aren’t dumber than anyone.  The color of your hair doesn’t make you dumb.
2. Which animal would you most like to observe in its wild habitat?
Tigers-They are so pretty and I love them!
3. This week the U.N. announced that Dr. Mazlan Othman has been appointed the official “Alien Ambassador,” should any extraterrestrials contact us. Have you, or has anyone you know, ever seen a UFO?
Not that I know of but I believe in them.  Why would we be the only people in the whole universe???  It doesn’t make sense at all.
4. Name your favorite Hitchcock film.
I don’t know that I have ever seen any of them.
5. Would you rather spend time at the library, the mall, a craft store or home?
Home for sure.
6. Which Disney princess is your favorite? (Or Disney character, if you are a guy)
Belle because she reminds me most of myself.
7. What kind of art is your favorite?
I love music so I would have to say music for sure!
8. How do you feel about viral videos, that is, videos made by amateurs that end up on Youtube receiving thousands of hits?
If they are funny I will watch them.  It doesn’t bug me and never has.  If anything it amazes me how many hits they can get.
9. Where do you buy your jeans?
Kohls or JC Penneys
10. Tell me about your first automobile accident.
It was last year and I rear ended another car and my car got all of the damage
11. Have you ever been honest when you knew you would benefit more if you would be dishonest?
I always try and be honest even if it means I lose out of stuff.
12. If you were appointed “Ambassador to Aliens,” what would you show and tell first about life on Earth? What would be the most difficult thing to explain?
People here are idiots.  I think our holidays and some of the dumb customs that we have.

Randon Dozen

1. Have you, or has someone close to you, ever won an award for anything? (I just came from my dad’s ceremony wherein he was given a medal of honor by the French government for service in France in WWII. Pictures to follow.)
I got a lot of awards when I was in high school but other than that I don’t think anyone I know has won anything.
2. Who is the nearest relative to you who has served in the US Military?
My grandpa, uncle, dad, and brother all have served or are still serving in the case of my little brother.  I would have joined as well if I hadn’t been diagnosed with MS at such a young age.
3. Share something that stirs the patriotic spirit in you.
Seeing people in uniform and attending a military event.
4. Where are you in the birth order in your family? Do you think your “placement” made a difference in your personality?
I am the oldest-It definitely made me feel like I need to be in charge of everything.
5. Name one trait you hope you carry that was evidenced in your parents or grandparents.
I would say stubbornness but I can tell you that I got a double dose of it-I used to think I was the most stubborn person in my family but my little brother takes the cake on that one.
6. If female, do you prefer wearing a skirt or pants? If male, shirt and tie or polo?
Pants for sure!  I don’t even own a skirt or dress for that matter.
7. Approximately how many times do you wake during the night? What do you do to go back to sleep?
I can’t even count and that is dependant on when and if I actually fall asleep.  I have horrible insomnia so I don’t sleep that much and I can go days and days on just a few hours of sleep.
8. Share a favorite movie quote.
“My tail isn’t bushy til 9!”
9. What is your favorite Fall candle scent?
I am not a huge fan of fall scents.
10. What is one Fall activity you’re looking forward to?
Football baby!!!!!
11. Tell us about a pleasant surprise that happened to you recently.
I haven’t really had anything that surprised me lately.
12. What was it like when you first met your in-laws-to-be?
When they came out for the wedding and they were actually his grandparents because lets just say he comes for a dead beat family and they didn’t come for the wedding.  I should have looked at them and called it all off!!!!!

Randon Dozen

1. What insect are you most afraid of? Feel free to post a picture.

2. What is the greenest/most organic thing about you or that you do?
When my grandma and I go shopping we use our reusable bags and we recycle paper plastic and cans.  I try and do my part as much as possible.  I also car pool to work.
3. Tell me about a recurring dream that haunts you.
I don’t remember my dreams so I don’t really have a reoccurring dreams that I remember
4. Have you ever missed a flight? What were the circumstances?
Nope I haven’t and part of that is because I don’t fly anymore.  It is such a joke getting through security that I would rather just drive where ever I have to go.
5. What do you consider your best feature?
 I am not sure so I am going to skip this one lol
6. What was the last concert you went to?
Probably Jeff Dunham
7. Describe the most embarrassing church moment you ever experienced.
I haven’t had one because I have perfected the art of being invisible.
8. Are you a whistler, hummer or singer?
Probably a hummer
9. George Washington Carver said, “I love to think of nature as an unlimited broadcasting station, through which God speaks to us every hour, if we will only tune in.” What is God saying to you through nature today, or this very minute?
To have a good day!  
10. On September, 1, 1752, the Liberty Bell arrived in Philadelphia. What memorable event will take place in your life on September 1, 2010?
Hopefully nothing but the day is still young
11. Taco Bell or the Liberty Bell? (You must choose.)
Taco Bell
12. Do you believe men and women can have purely platonic friendships?
Yes I do because I have a male friend and we will always be just friends.
I am trying to get day 1 of the prize I won done but I am struggling with it.  So once I get it done I will post it up for everyone to see!!!!

Day 15-Something or Someone You couldn’t live without & Random Dozen

There are a few things I couldn’t live without.

First off I have to say my girls Elinore and Sylvia.  Even though they can be the biggest pain in my ass most days.

There is Misti because she is more like family than my own family.  We have are moments but all sisters do!

I also couldn’t live with out my Macbook and my Blackberry!

1. What is your favorite fair/carnival food?
I love the Indian Fry Bread!  I shouldn’t eat it but I could eat it all day long while I am at the fair.
2. Are you holding onto something you need to let go of?
People-I need to just forget about them and move on that is for sure but for me it is a hard thing to do.
3. What is your favorite gift to receive?
Something from the heart!  I don’t care what it is as long as it is from the heart.
4. When was the last time you tried something new?
It has been awhile because I don’t like change.
5. What is your favorite and least favorite book genre?
Right now I am really into mystery books.
6.Silver or Gold?
7. What makes you sigh?
Stupid people
8. If you didn’t know how old you are, how old would you claim you are?
9. Would you break a law to save a loved one? To protect a loved one?
Nope If you did the crime you can do the time!  I couldn’t bring myself to do something dumb and against the law just to save someone.
10. If you had to teach something, what would it be?
 Something about Facebook or Blogging!
11. You’re having lunch with 3 people whom you respect and admire. They begin to criticize a close friend of yours, not knowing she is your friend. What do you do?
Stick up for the person!  I always stick up for my friends even if it makes me the odd man out.
12. Which of the 5 Love Languages is your prominent means of experiencing love?
Quality Time
Physical Touch
Acts of Service
Words of Affirmation

Day 9- Some One You Didn’t Want To Let Go But You Drifted & Random Dozen

Today’s topic is ironic because I wrote Misti a letter telling how we had drifted apart these past few months.  It has been my fault because I am going through so much right now I have just been doing me and not really taking time for other people or things.  I am in my hermit stage right now because I am tired of some people and how they treat others.

1. When was the last time you laughed until you cried?
A couple of weeks ago when I was watching TV in my grandparents room while they were getting ready to go to the prison for a program.  Grandma was having a super hard time finding something she wanted to wear and just all three of us going back and forth left me laughing so hard I was crying.  My grandma and I always end up crying though when we start to go back and forth with each other.
2. If you found $10 today, what would you do with it?
Use it at Wal-Mart tomorrow to buy chips or other junk food.
3. Do you volunteer anywhere?
No but I really want to start volunteering and the VA Hospital. I would love to work with soldiers.
4. What is your favorite summertime veggie or fruit, and how do you eat it?
Tomatoes-  I will eat them almost anyway.  I am not a huge fan of fried green tomatoes though but other than that I will eat them anyway.  My favorite was is when they are red and I can just put a little salt on them and eat they straight out of the garden.
5. Is your social sphere (circle of friends) small, medium or large?
Super small and that is okay with me!  I don’t let a lot of people in because I hate getting hurt.
6. When was the last time you attended a family or school reunion? How did that go?
 July 31-It was the typical Tidwell reunion.
7. When you’re feeling blue, what is the best way someone can cheer you up?
Just let me be with my computer and my kids.  My cubs can always make me smile!
8. Have you taken a vacation this summer?
I don’t even remember the last time I went on vacation-it was probably the year I graduated from high school.
9. What is the most unnecessary item you carry with you all the time?
My cell phone
10. What is the best summer flick you have seen so far?
I haven’t seen any new movies this summer so I have no idea what is even good out there anymore.
11. Describe a perfect summer day.
At home with my computer and cold Dr Pepper.  It doesn’t get much better than that oh and maybe a good book or two to read!
12. Please a share a favorite photo from the summer so far!
I couldn’t just pick one so I went with both of them! 

I Wanna Talk About Me!

1. Ever had any run-ins with the “library police?”
No I haven’t I always behaved when I was at the library!
2. Do you have a special organizational plan and place for wrapping paper, gift bags, etc., or do you just purchase whatever you need as you give gifts?
My grandma has stuff that she buys ahead of time but I just buy it as I need it.
3. Have you ever been in (first-hand witness) a natural disaster?
No but that would be so cool if I was!!!
4. What’s your favorite Barry Manilow song?
I don’t know any of them!
5. What’s the best costume you’ve ever worn?
I don’t like to dress up but I think my most favorite one was when I dressed as an army man in middle school.
6. Which do you use more often, the dictionary or the thesaurus?
7. What’s your favorite breakfast food?
Nothing- I don’t eat breakfast because it makes me sick to my stomach
8. Have you ever purchased anything from an infomercial?
No but I do buy the as seen on tv stuff all the time lol
9. Have you ever crawled through a window?
Ya-One time when we got locked out of the house and I was the smallest one so I had to go through a window and let everyone else in the house.
10. Do you believe in love at first sight?
Yes I do
11. How man pairs of jeans do you own?
To many but only 3 pairs fit me right now
12. If someone were going to bake a cake to honor/represent you, what would it be? (Think creatively, like Duff and Crew on “Ace of Cakes.”)
Either the Playboy Bunny or the Baby Phat cat logo!

My Easter

1. How do you feel about the marshmallow Easter Peeps?
They are disgusting.  I just can’t bring myself to eat them.
2. Chickens are notoriously nervous creatures. When you are nervous, what is the best way to calm down?

I get nervous all the time and all I can do is try and talk myself down so that I don’t have a panic attack.
3. People say, “April showers bring May flowers.” Do you enjoy Spring rains?

If it is warm rain yes I enjoy it but if it isn’t no I don’t enjoy it at all.
4. When I was randomly flipping through TV channels this week, I saw a show in which tattoo parlor employees received tattoos of a co-worker’s face on their bodies. I can’t imagine having a portrait of a colleague tattooed on me. But if someone forced you to receive a portrait tattoo (face only) of anyone, who would it be? Why?

I would have to chose Misti because she is my friend and it would to crazy to have face on my body.  She has a pretty face as well.
5. Would you rather have a tattoo (any kind) or a nose ring?

Nose ring because I could take it out and a tattoo is permanent.  I change my mind to much to have something on that I can’t change on my body.
6. Do you have any special plans for Easter?

Nope.  My Grandparents are going out of town so I will be home.  I may go to Misti’s house for her families Easter party but I am not sure about that yet.
7. Cadbury Eggs or Reese Eggs?

Reese eggs but Cadbury Mini Eggs are to die for.  I have to pick Reese Eggs though because I won’t eat the whole bag in one sitting.
8. What was the last thing/person you took a picture of?

Probably my nails to send to Misti or one of my girls
9. What book are you reading now, or what was the last one?

The Shack and the last one I read was about the Jews in concentration camps. (I can’t remember the name of it)
10. What do you think is the most difficult task when it comes to Spring cleaning?

All of it.  I am not a dirty person but I do hate to clean.  I will do pretty much anything to get out of cleaning.
11. How many pairs of flip-flops do you own?

5 or 6 I believe.  I don’t wear them though so I don’t really know how many I have anymore.  I have started buying them because my girls like to destroy them.  So I buy them when they are super cheap and give them to them to keep the entertained for a few weeks.
12. Which color makes you happiest?

Probably purple.

1. On a scale of 1-10, how superstitious are you, honestly?
Probably like a 5 or so.
2. Julius Caesar is quoted as saying, “I came, I saw, I conquered.” Which circumstance or experience of yours does this saying best describe?
Everything in my life to be honest with you.  I feel as if I have had that attitude a lot because I haven’t had any options but to conquer things that are put in front of me.
3. If I peeked in on your day like a mischievous little leprechaun, at what time would I most likely find you blogging?
While I am at work or after work in the middle of the night when I should be sleeping.
4. Re springing forward for Daylight Saving Time, is there anything you’ve ever been really early or really late for?
I always try and be places early because if I am going to be late I don’t want to go at all.
5. What are you most looking forward to concerning Spring?
The warmer weather and being able to ride around town with my sun roof open on my car.
6. Shamrocks are the national flower of Ireland and are picked on St. Patrick’s Day and worn on the lapel or shoulder. Do you wear green on St. Patty’s Day?
Yes I do only because little kids take things to far if you aren’t wearing green.
7. One of Caesar’s assassins, Casca, said, “But, for my own part, it was Greek to me,” which of course means he didn’t understand something. Probably his own lines in the play. Anyway, what is something that is “Greek to you,” something incomprehensible or indecipherable?
How some people are such idiots and can keep making the same mistakes over and over again with out learning from them the first couple of times.
8. Is March behaving more like a lion or a lamb where you live?
Both-It is bi-polar like it always is.
9. “An extra yawn one morning in the springtime, an extra snooze one night in the autumn is all that we ask in return for dazzling gifts. We borrow an hour one night in April; we pay it back with golden interest five months later.” -Winston Churchill. If you had one extra hour per day every day, what would you do with it?
Sleep or at least try and sleep because I never get enough sleep that is for sure.
10. Legend says that every Leprechaun has a pot of gold hidden deep in the Irish countryside. Aside from real gold or money, what material item would be in your dream pot of gold?
A house of my own
11. “The best things are nearest: breath in your nostrils, light in your eyes, flowers at your feet, duties at your hand, the path of God just before you.” Robert Louis Stevenson. Look around you right now and tell us about something essential or beautiful very near you that you take for granted every day.
Misti-She is always there for me and some days I take that for granted.  I try not to but if someone is always there and you work with them it is hard to not take it for granted.  At least it is for me anyways.
12. Just for a bit o’ fun, click here  and then report your Irish name.
My Irish name is: Jacinta McNamara