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Who Am I?
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About this Blog

I write about crocheting, running and my successes in becoming more organized and productive (and the web apps/programs that help me), and I love sharing quotes and pictures. All original content on this site is protected by a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 3.0 Unported License. Please respect my intellectual property by linking back to this blog at http://LindenAMueller.com/blog/ or the specific post and sharing any work created with my content in the same manner.

Who Am I?

I am Linden. I am wife, I am sister, daughter, Vizsla mommy, best friend, executive director, colleague, random smiler on the street. I am runner, I am running partner. I am friendly, lonely, loving; I am curious, energetic, dedicated, confused, and curious.

I always become deeply engaged in whatever I’m doing. I am learning to deal with my perfectionism, learning to find the balance between obsession and progress. I doubt myself like you doubt yourself. I am growing. I welcome criticism because it helps me grow. I love Granny Smith, Elstar, and Jazz apples. I love ice cold water after brushing my teeth. I love light purple and I love bright blue skies with fluffy white clouds. I love walking in rain, hearing it, feeling it on my skin. I love laughing deep belly laughs inspired by something or nothing at all. I love cold sparkling water after a run, or any time at all.

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10ish of My Favorite Books and Authors

The Bean Trees by Barbara Kingsolver
Harry Potter (my favorites are The Prisoner of Azkaban and The Half-Blood Prince) by J.K. Rowling
Les Miserables by Victor Hugo
The Hobbit by J.R.R. Tolkien
Rebecca by Daphne du Maurier
Sula by Toni Morrison
The True Confessions of Charlotte Doyle by Avi
The Elegance of the Hedgehog by Muriel Barbery

Flannery O’Connor
Gabriel Garcia Marquez
Mark Twain

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10 of My All-time Favorite Movies

10 Things I Hate About You
The Big Lebowski (All Things Considered interview The Dude)
Drowning Mona
Juno
Kill Bill Vol. 1 & Vol. 2
Kung Fu Hustle
Little Miss Sunshine
Napoleon Dynamite
Pulp Fiction
The Whole Nine Yards

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10 of My Favorite Musical Artists

Adele
The Beatles
Coldplay
Kanye West
Maynard Ferguson
Mozart
Mute Math
Paul McCartney
Silverchair (and the Dissociatives)
Vivaldi

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10ish of My Favorite Quotes

I’ve learned that people will forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but people will never forget how you made them feel. Maya Angelou

Any book that helps a child to form a habit of reading, to make reading one of his deep and continuing needs, is good for him. Maya Angelou

It is not the man who has too little, but the man who craves more, that is poor. Seneca

Life, if well lived, is long enough. Seneca

Life is full of hard bits. But between the hard bits are the lovely bits. Lily in Eagle vs. Shark

Running is a big question mark that’s there each and every day. It asks you, “Are you going to be a wimp or are you going to be strong today?” Peter Maher, Canadian marathon runner, via Frayed Laces (I think)

To give anything less than your best is to sacrifice the gift. Steve Prefontaine

Inigo Montoya: That Vizzini, he can fuss.
Fezzik: Fuss, fuss… I think he like to scream at us.
Inigo Montoya: Probably he means no harm.
Fezzik: He’s really very short on charm.
Inigo Montoya: You have a great gift for rhyme.
Fezzik: Yes, yes, some of the time.
Vizzini: Enough of that.
Inigo Montoya: Fezzik, are there rocks ahead?
Fezzik: If there are, we all be dead.
Vizzini: No more rhymes now, I mean it!
Fezzik: Anybody want a peanut?

From The Princess Bride

Linden: Do pineapples have vitamin C in them?
Moira: They taste of sunshine: they must have!

Time is the coin of your life. It is the only coin you have, and only you can determine how it will be spent. Be careful lest you let other people spend it for you. Carl Sandburg

The things that one most wants to do are the things that are probably most worth doing. Winifred Holtby

It’s wonderful what we can do if we’re always doing. George Washington

Winning is important to me, but what brings me real joy is the experience of being fully engaged in whatever I’m doing. Phil Jackson

Some people like my advice so much that they frame it upon the wall instead of using it. Gordon R. Dickson

If you don’t like how things are, change it! You’re not a tree. Jim Rohn

There will be an answer, let it be. The Beatles