There are a bunch of users and goals that have been flagged by two Neighborhood Watchtrolls right now that are labeled as:
Don’t be haters, and vote these people gone just because you don’t understand their needs.
In December 2005, one of the most popular 43ers of that time period based on cheers, posed a question related to
Her goal though didn’t duplicate the whole symbol because you need to use codes to get two of the characters to appear.
Who was the 43er and where did the symbol originate? Bonus if you can explain the meaning of it.
Further bonus if you can find the two goals related to it that started the conversation originally.
Each of the Robots have an identifying number for them here on 43Things. Name the Robots past and present, and their account number.
This should be easy for those who have been paying attention.
Last month I did a headshot of the character Shamrock for March. Since it’s the end of April now I had to crank out a quick two minute sketch for this month. I thought about April from Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles but I don’t remember her face well enough to sketch her (though I can tell you she wore a yellow jumpsuit). So I realized that April has April Fools, and that made me connect with The Joker. I did this one in ink instead of pencil so that it would scan better.
BIG THICKET National Preserve
19401 Big Thicket National Preserve is a blend of many different habitats controlled by variations in soil, elevation, and water availability.
I received this postcard from TG last month and am just now scanning it. This was TG’s first vacation of the year, and he remarked on how diverse biologically this area was compared to other parts of Texas.
Postcards 159, 43Thingers 114
Long time 43er Tangerine Now has a goal from over a year ago to promote a travel blog by the Dread Pirate Gavroche. Apparently someone came across this goal and considered it spam, and another voter decided it’s commercial use.
was flagged for flagged goal by 2 people
This is going to be time-stamped late, but since I haven’t slept yet I’m still counting it as being an on-time birthday message instead of a belated one. One of the earliest memories I have of Dragonfly35 is that she was starting dating again back when she joined this site. I bet she wouldn’t have imagined where that would take her in four short years, but its all documented here. That’s the cool thing about this site. You get to see people’s lives grow and evolve. And there’s a record of the process and journey, at least until they delete but it actually is still there in the database. So congratulations on all the things you’ve accomplished in the past four years, and Happy Birthday Dragonfly35. Here are my wishes for you for the coming year:
May you visit at least one of the World Heritage sites this year. May your weekly poem inspire you as you live with it. And may you find balance in your life between home and school and work.
I just came across a goal on Neighborhood Watch that was first created by Buster Benson, one of the founders of 43Things. I defended the goal, but when I did, it indicated the goal wasn’t found.
Page Not Found
We looked everywhere but couldn’t find this page for you.
I’ve since added the goal to my list using my knowledge of the system.
The goal page is contradictory because it says:
2,742 people want to do this.
and it says:
Nobody is doing this goal yet.
Identify the goal, and explain why the goal is acting the way it does.
So in the past week my count of subscribed to accounts has dropped by three or is that four now. Heck, there’s even someone who has deleted today on Dyngus Day. Can anyone find that person? (Maybe this should’ve been over under the detective goal instead.)
I’ve done a few sketches but always wind up missing a month. I decided I was going to start anew this month and even decided on what I wanted to draw, the Marvel superheroine Shamrock. Of course it got to be five minutes before the end of the month, so I quickly sketched out a headshot of this little known character just so I could have my first sketch done this month. Eleven more months to go. Please hound me if it gets to be the last day of the month again.
Hmm, the pencils didn’t scan that well. I may have to ink this and rescan.
Sessygail’s top goal right now is to refine and renew her goal list. She’s coming up on seven years of being here on 43Things, and today is my eighth year here which helps me remember her birthday. Some of the goals on my list have been there since day one and I’m no closer to doing them now than I was eight years ago. I admire Sessygail for wanting to reflect on her goals, because it makes sense to do it and maybe this will prod me to doing it too. Here are my wishes for her for the coming year:
May she take 15 minutes a week to tackle her desk until it is fully organized. May she stick to her fitness regimen which will help her lose more weight. And may she finally convince her husband that geeky and cute are not mutually exclusive.
When I signed up for this website eight years ago while at work, I would never have imagined that I would still be visiting it now. I mean the Mayans said the world was going to end last year, and we all know how that worked out. It actually wouldn’t have happened either since I stopped using the site after a week. Fortunately a woman in Germany messaged me in August reminding me of the site and setting me back onto the addiction that it became.
Thanks to all of you who have cheered and commented me over the years. I have enjoyed interacting with you all, and look forward to many more years of doing so.
2005: What costume did Cathibeth wear to DJ and Des’ party?
Solved by Donna
2006: Who changed his avatar to Doc Magnus Robot Fighter during the first user revolt against the Robots?
Solved by Spyrunner
2007: What 43Things member went missing while traveling the world visiting 43ers, never to return to Australia where he started?
Solved by Segsy
2008: What non-member had his own birthday goal in July?
Solved by Nicolasc
2009: Who received the very first 100,000th cheer I gave here on May 8th?
Solved by Donna
2010: List at least one 43er that I visited from each of my Australia destinations.
1/4th Solved by Nicolasc…Melbourne 43ers
3/4th Solved by ReneeWalsh…Brisbane, Sydney and Tasmania 43ers
2011: What was the athletic challenge that two 43ers completed over 43 days?
Solved by Spyrunner
2012: Who created the third list of dares to attempt to complete?
Solved by MollieMoonlight
2013: What is the name of the movie that DanT1999 found in a discount bin?
Solved by Donna
Grandma fell on Wednesday. She was in the bathroom and had gotten up from the toilet and was walking to the sink to wash her hands when she said that her knee gave out on her. She blamed herself for not holding onto the counter as she normally does. Her caregiver was right there and helped her straighten out her legs and lean back against the wall. The rescue squad came and helped her back up into her wheelchair, and she refused to go to the hospital or get checked out insisting she was alright. The ambulance was in the driveway, but they never came in.
After everyone left, Grandma noted she had some pain so ice was applied to her knee. When I got home I could see her knee was swollen, but she insisted on walking as normal to the toilet. When I helped her to her feet though, she immediately frozen and said her leg hurt to put weight on it. She sat back down and we discussed options. I wound up taking the wheelchair into the bathroom and doing a standing pivot of her onto the toilet.
Afterwards we had the ambulance come back, and mom went to the hospital with her. She has a chip from her tibia and her tendons were prolapsed. The doctors have indicated that surgery is not necessary, and she is allowed to stand with an immobilizer on that leg/knee if she can tolerate it. On Friday, she was transferred from the hospital back to the nursing home for rehab and recovery since she won’t be able to walk to the bathroom or her bed and I can’t be there with her to do the standing pivot all week and all day.
Unfortunately the problem with this is that Medicare won’t pay for her hospital stay nor her first 100 days since she didn’t have surgery. Her supplemental insurance will help, but most of this will be out of pocket. By the time she comes home, she will be eligible for Medicaid since most of her assets will have been exhausted.
Sitruunapuu is currently trying to catch up on her cheers, and I am in the same boat. It’s challenging when you lose your cheers after a day of not being on, and there are times when you are working on your goals that takes you away from the computer. It definitely is more important to work on your goals, so the loss of cheers is a small price to pay. Hopefully she’ll catch up on her missing cheers quickly. Here are my wishes for the current year:
May she rebuild your wardrobe with things you like, and obviously exclude any summer sleepwear. May you encounter trees worth hugging while backpacking through Europe. And may your spirit be nourished every day.
So today I was checking out Neighborhood Watch and there was a goal flagged with the following comments:
“15 people have this goal gut not one has ever written a coherent entry for it- spam”
Just because you don’t understand the purpose of the goal doesn’t make it nonsense nor spam. Surely people have better things to do with their time than judging the merits of other people’s goals.
This morning I was waiting to talk to my grandmother when she was done in the bathroom and I heard her talking to her morning caregiver about her toothpaste. She was saying that everyone but me puts it on her toothbrush for her. She was saying that I say she’s capable of doing it, and she admits that she is, but then she went on to say about when her hands are wet it’s hard to hold it. So she asked that caregiver to put some on so it would be ready for her tonight.
So tonight I asked her about it, and she said she knows she’s capable of doing it but would appreciate if I did it for her. I told her I would. So this is one more thing that she’ll never do for herself again.
For one of his birthday’s Travis got a piano cake. I was so jealous. I thought it was the coolest cake at the time. I had never had a cake anything like that. Sure I had a calico cat cake, but I had never had a cake that was pieced together like that.
Today would have been Travis’ 43rd birthday. To recognize it, I bought two small cakes yesterday. One was a red-velvet and the other an almond. I was going to surprise Grandma with them, but as I was putting her to bed last night she revealed that her daytime caregiver’s 40th birthday was today. So we had them for lunch today to celebrate not just the anniversary of Travis’ birthday but also her caregiver’s birthday.
I also stopped by Travis’ grave today. It was soggy from yesterday’s rain, but not as soaked as some of the other ones.
Grandma gave me a check today for caregiving. She’s going to pay me the same rate as her other caregivers. I didn’t ask for this.
My Dad has been pushing for her to pay mom and me for our caregiving. His concern is that is she ever goes into the nursing home again for good, they will take all her money. By paying us, we are going to have this money which we can use to pay her other caregivers when she runs out of money. Grandma has always said that when she runs out of money God will take her home. None of us want that.
She’s named after a male stray with the same coloration who was killed by a car. She was adopted from a shelter. She likes to catch birds and mice and leave them as gifts.