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10 years after introducing 43 Things to the world, we have decided we have met our last goal: completing the incredible experience that has been 43 Things. Please join us in giving one last cheer to all the folks who have shared their goals with the world, as well as all the people who have worked at The Robot Co-op to build this incredible website. We won a Webby Award, published a book, and brought happiness to a lot of people.

Starting today, 43 Things users can export their goals and entries from the site. Starting August 15, we will make the site “read only”. 43 Things users will still be able to view the site and export their content, but we won’t be taking any new content from users. We hope to leave the site up for folks to see and download their content until the end of the year. Ending on New Year’s Eve takes us full circle.

It has been a long ride (one of our original goals was to "build a company that lasts at least 2 years” - we beat that one!) While we wish the site could live on, it has suffered from a number of challenges - changes in how people use the site, the advertising industry, and how search engines view the site. We wish the outcome was different – but we’ve always been realistic about when our goals are met and when they aren't.

As of today, you will be able to download your goals and entries. See more about that on the FAQ page. Thanks for 10 great years of goal-setting and achieving.

- The Robots.

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signora oye vey in Along The Way is doing 23 things including…

Make a hula-hoop

28 cheers


signora oye vey has written 8 entries about this goal

did it!

just finished yarnbombing it.

now to take pics …


I finally found hoop-worthy tubing! I took a coworker’s tip on a place just outside the city, and they had exactly what I needed. It cost a bit more than I was planning on spending, but fine. I’ve got two (naked) hoops sitting here in front of me.

Time to decorate …. :)

Weather and stress

I’ve been going through this ridiculously stressful period at work lately. All signs point to it ending on Tuesday, but still it’s got my brain working on figuring out some new stress outlets / pleasure activities (that is, when my brain actually functions in these circumstance).

There have been some nice sunny days lately, and though it’s still super cold, I’ve got hooping on my mind. I realized recently: part of my job is being outdoors for about an hour to an hour-and-a-half per day. And within the parameters of my job description, nothing but grown-up-convention says I can’t spend it hooping. So I’m inspired to get this goal off the ground and on my hips!

One thing that has held me back from making this goal a reality is the difficulty I’ve encountered in finding the supplies I need. I’ve finally managed to locate the correct type of tubing, but like everything in Sweden it’s expensive, and apparently I can’t buy less than 25 meters at a time. But I’ve decided to be confident that I can find other hoopers or potential-hoopers around me who would be pleased at the opportunity to buy a 2.5 meter section from me at cost. I’ll shoulder the initial burden and hopefully build / encounter a community of hoopers as a result. If worse comes to worst, I bet the kids I work with will be drooling at my hoop and I can sell-at-cost the unneeded lengths to them.

No more fear! Time to do this for myself!

Try asking for these materials, specifically

160 psi ¾-inch (19.05mm) flexible polyethylene pipe
black irrigation tubing (Swedish:spolslangen) which is sold in the back of the plumbing department
HDPE & Polypro
DO NOT USE Pex water line

Don’t forget
Insert-connectors (1” connectors for 1” tubing ; 3/4” for 3/4” tubing)


I dreamed of hooping last night.
It felt so good ….


So beautiful! So inspiring!

a lead

Ahlsell is the best I’ve come up with so far as a possible irrigation tubing supplier. I’ll try calling in the morning. Gad, this would be so simple in Cali …..


I want to start hooping again, but first I’m gonna have to make a hoop. First step: find an irrigation supply store…

signora oye vey has gotten 28 cheers on this goal.


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