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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.

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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.

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chrysania7) Haruki Murakami - Norwegian Wood

I just love to read his books. this one is supposed to be the odd one out as there are no speaking cats or flying cows etc. It just a beautiful story, with the clear, crisp language that I like.

It’s year’s half time and i am seriously behind. I am not even sure why. Yes, i have been travelling a lot and this seems to have messed up my reading a lot more than I had thought. Additionally, there is this long list of started, but unfinished books. Need to clean that up now. 17 months ago

chrysania44) Indonesia

Jakarta was much better than expected. I have heard all the horror stories about the traffic, the smog etc. So I was pleasantly suprised how green and lively Jakarta actually is. Yes, traffic is a huge problem, but other than that it is great city. I met some wonderful interesting people. 18 months ago

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chrysania6) Alexandre Dumas - The Count of Monte Christo

It took me sooo long to get through this. Several reasons, 1) The book is quite long, 2) it was my first e-book and that is just not the same as a normal paper book, and 3) the book does have its length. Yes, the scheming is brilliant, but the way the characters are introduced is a bit too long-winding for my taste. Obviously a classic and must-read, but one should take its time. 19 months ago

chrysania43) Kenya

I meant to go last year already, but got sick in the minute so had to stay home. So now I finally made and I am so glad. I am having a good time meeting interesting, knowledgable and professional people, so life is good. 19 months ago

chrysania5) Chris Pavone - The expat

From the back cover I thought I could not not like this book, but I really suffered through it. While the story line is ok, there is not one character that has been developed thoroughly, the writing sometimes could be better and overall it just doesn’t work. 19 months ago

chrysania4. Deon Meyer - 7 days

Going to the beach for the Easter vacation was the best thing to do. I enjoyed the book feeling the sun on my skin, looking at the sea and only layed it down for some snorkeling and eating good food. It was the perfect addition to that. 20 months ago

chrysaniaHappy Birthday!

I hope you have a wonderful day as the start of an amazing year. Hope to hear from you how you achieve all the things you want to do. 21 months ago

chrysania3) Charles Cumming - A foreign Country

I liked it. An easy to read spy story, with lots of references to current politics etc. Nothing to last, but quick, easy and nice. 21 months ago


I cleaned out my closet at my parents house which really exists for no reason. I went trough all the clothes I wore at the end of high school and start of college. They were things I wore over and over again, I guess that’s the reason I couldn’t let them go. Now it’s time, so bye-bye my favorite shirts from a long time ago. 6 years ago

chrysania2) Michael Connelly - The Black Box

Picked it up at the airport before boarding an 11 hour flight. I got exactly what I was hoping for – a quick interesting read. I actually liked this book better than a few of the later ones, because it is almost going back to basics. So that was nice and easy. 22 months ago

chrysania1) Gregory David Roberts - Shantaram

Finally starting on this year’s reading and the first pick were almost a 1000 pages of Shantaram. I really liked the way the book made the characters and India come alive for me. I have a clear picture of every character, every street and every emotion. This is very rare for me. I also liked the story – a mixture of easy smiles, emotions, action and some philosophical questions about life. The last 200 pages (the Afghanistan episode) could have been shortened, but overall a very nice read. 22 months ago


Still not sure how to tackle this one. I made up a few routines and put them on The website is not great, really, but it does help to track daily routines. Any ideas for other websites are welcome – or maybe 43 things could add this. Anyway.. things are going so so. I was doing quite well on some (not so well on others) and now that I have started travelling again, it’s all back to square one. Argh… 22 months ago

chrysania41 (&42)) - Israel and Palestine

Now it becomes tricky. Palestine has been recognized as a state by 130 countries, but despite the UN recognition as an observer last year, this does not count as a state recognized by the UN.

This whole situation is so difficult… it’s frustrating just to watch, unthinkable to be involved in. 22 months ago

chrysaniaRunnin 09/02

4.5 km
29:19 min
6:30 min/km 22 months ago

chrysaniaFirst step

booked private lessons starting next week Friady! So far, so good. 22 months ago


- 15 min of putting things away /decluttering
- make the bed
- clean the sink
- drink tea
- before bed routine

- laundry
- recycle paper and plastic
- get a massage 23 months ago


it was a bad day for getting the basics done. Basically I didn’t. I got home late after, i went from work to a birthday party etc. No excuses, i know. But if would get it done everyday, I wouldn’t need the goal, I guess. Tomorrow will be a better day

- 15 min of putting things away /decluttering
- make the bed
- clean the sink
- drink tea
- before bed routine

- laundry
- put all clothes away
- recycle paper and plastic 23 months ago

chrysaniaTodo 13-01-2013

- 15 min of putting things away/declutteringnot that you can see a lot of progress, but it’s baby steps, right?
- make the bed
- clean the sink
- drink tea
- before bed routine

- pick up package from the postThere were actually two. What a nice suprise. Plus I could help somebody who couldn’t figure out how the machines works.
- pick up the bikeConnected to an hour long walk. Time to reflect and get some movement.
- pick two books to read Guillermo Martínez – Los crímenes de oxford & Lois Frankel – Nice Girls don’t get the corner office. I am finally trying to tackle the Spanish book goal.
- plan the weekThis one didn’t really work out. I could plan on so many levels. So I went for defining a focus.
- chose one article to readPolitical fragmentation, decentralization and development cooperation: Ecuador in the Latin American context23 months ago

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chrysania25) Mandy Roussow - Mangaung Kings and Kingmakers

It was an interesting read, just not enough to fill a whole book. The consequence was a lot of repetitions. Basically, all the interesting stuff was said in the first chapter and then repeated with an additional detail here and there. 23 months ago

chrysania24) Jo Nesbo - Phantom

Another Jo Nesbo with Harry Hole. Gruesome as always, but a good story. 23 months ago

chrysaniaTo do in 2013

When I am back from my vacation I will have to start looking for a teacher for private lesssons. It will only be possible at weekends so I will have to find one that works saturdays as well. 1 year ago

chrysaniaThe Gym

15 min on the stairmaster
20 min running

plus some weight training 2 years ago

chrysaniabefore the christmas break

I want to do this before the christmas break and leave for the holidays with a clean slate. As of now, that leaves 215 emails in my mailbox and 4 reports to write. There are 9 working days left before the break and some additional things will come up, but I really, really want to mark this goal done for once. 2 years ago

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