Dear 43 Things Users,

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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buy a car (read all 6 entries…)
This long line of cars is all because of you

I’ve been obsessing about cars for the last month or so, to the point where I almost don’t even want to think about it any more. I’m difficult to please, particularly when I have a budget to which I must adhere. I’m trying to find something for around $300/month (preferably under, but not much over), and it isn’t easy. I’ve narrowed it down to either a Honda Civic or a Toyota Corolla, and I’m leaning toward the Corolla (it’s a little cheaper) for about $290 a month. There are only two problems: there’s no A/C and the colour selection is bland.

Colour is a superficial concern, but I would prefer something more vibrant – a nice blue or green or even orange. However, my options are white, black, grey, silver, sand, and a weak-looking red.

Air conditioning is likewise not a necessity, but pretty useful in the summer (though pretty useless the other 9 months of the year). Granted, I can roll down a window, but that isn’t always practical, particularly for highway driving. Plus I have to add a bunch of features I don’t care about – you can’t add A/C alone. I don’t need power locks, keyless entry, power windows, etc.

The Honda Civic is available in a nice blue colour, and I can add A/C alone, but is a little more expensive.

So, I’m still debating. I’m also budgeting meticulously to see what I can reasonably afford. Also going back and forth between leasing and buying.

Getting a car is going to be my reward for another goal (dropping my weight to 200 lbs), but is a goal in itself.


adkpooh Come on summer vacation!!

Take your time!

Take your time if you can – get exactly what you want and will be happy with! Remember there will be other cars! Watch those payments… the price of that car can get away from you a little- adding in tax and if you go with any of those nice little insurance policies that the lenders like to sell ya…...


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