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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.

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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.

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I am retired now, and as soon as I find that kite we will fly it, I promise! :-) 6 months ago


Build and fly a kite. I have purchased a kite but waiting for good kite flying weather. 16 months ago

jacketpocketLow winds, low wings.

They didn’t soar too high, but we tried. 17 months ago


We bought a kite today, but it most likely wont be until next weekend that we get a chance to fly it. 19 months ago


We had a particularly sunny and windy day recently, so we all piled in the car with the kite and hustled off to Burnaby Mountain. It was a perfect way to break up the current craziness and enjoy some fun and active family time outside. Beautiful.

We’ll be on the lookout for a great new kite flyin’ spot in our new neighbourhood. 19 months ago

LadyThaomiA road trip is in sight!

March 8th we will be headed for the west coast. It will be a working vacation but hopefully this will be on our to-do list while we’re in the area 23 months ago


done this 10000 times (: 2 years ago

Lost WayfarerIt was so much fun!

April 20, 2012

When I got off work, I met with my writing friends in my group called the NanKnights. It is funny, because since we have been meeting, we haven’t done much writing at all!

Three of my friends met up before I got to meet up with them, when I got there, they told me we were all going kite flying. I was happy, because I was going to add “Fly a kite” to my goal list, but I was holding off, because I had to buy a kite first, but I didn’t know where to buy one yet. They bought me a lovely “Kitty” kite that looks like my cat, Canna, that passed on! They said they saw it and instantly thought of me and “Canna”

NOW THOSE ARE FRIENDS!!!! I was very touched that they remembered something so personal to me about my life. I am very glad to have friends like that.

So we went to Sawyer Ludwig park and flew our kits. We named them. L. named her Duck one, Ducky Momo. J. named her Penguin, Pingo. S. named her Panda, Po and mine, I didn’t really get to name it, because my friends were already calling it “Canna” so I thought the name was appropriate!.

I had a hard time getting my kite in the air a couple times, but it flew wonderfully. I took several pictures of all our kites as well as Bickle came along for the ride as well.

It was an awesome time and the wind was perfect. I know in May there is Kite flying day, so I will be able to fly it again very soon!

It was a great Friday! 2 years ago


I bought a new kite at the dollarstore today. It was basically a garbage bag with sticks and string attached, but still a kite. It was fairly windy out so i tried it in my backyard. My yard is a muddy hill right now so it didn’t work out too well. It only went in the air for a few seconds before crashing to the ground :(. I tried throwing it and twirling around in different angles to see if the wind would pick up, but nothing. Lame, i really don’t feel like attempting it again, it’s not that fun of a thing to do anyways. At least my daughter and the people outside staring at me might have got some amusement out of it. 2 years ago

RuFlying the coop

Yesterday a strong wind joined the cold sunshine, so we abandoned our few remaining responsibilities and walked to the field up the hill and flew a kite until it would fly no more. We were pink cheeked and chilly fingered by then and came home for big mugs of cocoa.
It made for a pretty perfect afternoon. 2 years ago

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