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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.

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Spent some time with Jordan. We went out and bought a meter of heavy silver chrome chain to hang a punch bag up somewhere.We bought it from a B & Q (a hardware type home/garden shop)the girl on the till was quite a livewire and started to chat Jordan up, asking him what year of school he was in (he was still in Uniform) I was amused to watch this little interaction watching her flirt outrageously whilst my son fought with his teenage awkwardness.

Bless :)


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That's cute!

A friend of mine took her 5’10” gorgeous half maori son shoe shopping many moons ago and after watching the 18 or 19 year old girl flirt outrageously with him for 10 minutes, took great pleasure in dropping into the converstion that he was only 13 years old!!


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Jordan has just turned 14 and is already 5’11 and he’s a great looking kid too, but duh I would say that, Im biased!

I’m gonna take a wild gamble that your friend was female…

Are all women so protective of their sons I wonder? I know I am with my daughter.When Amber gets a call and its a boyfriend (she’s 12) I go into interrogation mode and make them squirm a little, I just can’t help myself!

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Yep, my friend was (is) a doting mum (her ‘little’ boy is now 19 and attracting his fair share of attention from the opposite sex!)

I think you’re right – Dads protect their little girls and Mums protect their sweet little boys!

I’m 32 and my dad (and brother, actually!) sussed out my man before they gave the thumbs up! Even tho he really likes J, I think dad still thinks no one’s quite good enough for his little girl! (he still calls me ‘Bub’ sometimes! Bless!)

And speaking as a daughter, I love it!

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I wonder whether its the case of where people are close to their families then, without approval some relationships just fizzle out!

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I think that if my family were really against the man I was with it would make it very difficult. I dont think that would ever happen though, as I think having a healthy relationship with my family members means that I actually like them as people, so the people I’m attracted to are quite similar to my family – so they’ve always gotten along with my friends and boyfriends.

I’m assuming that if I had problems with, for example, my dad – I may subconsciously choose men who are opposite to him… which means that he wouldn’t like them (or perhaps I’d take pleasure in ‘bringing home’ guys that I know would drive him crazy?? Hahaha!)

Anyway – none of that applies and I am… once again… rambling!

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