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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read at least 43 of the World's 100 Greatest Books

These are the ones that I know for sure I’ve read. Some of these I read in high school and some in college but I’m counting them anyway. : )

1. The Iliad – Homer
2. The Odyssey – Homer
3. Beowulf – Unknown
4. The Canterbury Tales – Geoffrey Chaucer (I still have part of the prologue to this memorized in Middle English. We had to commit it to memory for a high school assignment and my mind is a steel trap for useless information. :P)
5. Don Quixote – Cervantes
6. The Rime of the Ancient Mariner – Samuel Taylor Coleridge
7. Pride and Prejudice – Jane Austen
8. Jane Eyre – Charlotte Bronte
9. Wuthering Heights – Emily Bronte
10. A Tale of Two Cities – Charles Dickens
11. The Scarlet Letter – Nathaniel Hawthorne
12. Middlemarch – George Eliot
13. Crime and Punishment – Feodor Dostoyevsky
14. Little Women – Louisa May Alcott
15. The Great Gatsby – F. Scott Fitzgerald
16. A Farewell to Arms – Ernest Hemingway
17. Of Mice and Men – John Steinbeck
18. To Kill a Mockingbird – Harper Lee
19. Hamlet – William Shakespeare
20. Othello – William Shakespeare
21. Macbeth – William Shakespeare
22. Our Town – Thornton Wilde
23. Death of a Salesman – Arthur Miller
24. Walden – Henry David Thoreau


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I took the munchkin to a small city zoo the other day and one of the animals they had on display was a raven. It totally creeped me out when it started talking. Luckily it didn’t say anything like “Nevermore”. The only word I heard it say was “Poncho”. : P

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One of my favourite characters in the Discworld books is a raven called Quoth. Or, to put it another way, Quoth the Raven.

He doesn’t do the ‘n word’ :)

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