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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Buster Benson I need more goals.

watch "The Life Aquatic" on Christmas Day with someone (read all 2 entries…)
My only Christmas tradition

As long as I’ve been away from home and anti-holiday, on Christmas Day I’ve enjoyed going to dimsum for breakfast (the only places reliably open) and watching a silly movie that usually comes out on that day. The last few years it was Royal Tennenbaums, something I forgot, and then one of the Hobbit movies… Royal Tennenbaums being one of my favorite movies of all time. Well, this Christmas Day Wes Anderson’s new movie is coming out and I just have to see it. Unfortunately, the people I usually see it with have moved far away and I need someone new to see it with. Presumably also far from family and non-naustalgic about the holidays. Should be okay with drinking early. Must be a Wes Anderson fan. And needs to be within traveling distance of the Egyptian Theater in Seattle. Anyone?



I am non-nostalgic, a fan of both dim sum and Wes Anderson, and very much within travelling distance of the Egyptian, but physically too close to the fam to get out of holiday obligations. Actually if my sis weren’t going to be in town I could probably join you but I know she’ll want to be with the fam that day and since I’m her chauffeur (sp??) I’m stuck. But now who am I going to see it with?!? :(

Buster Benson I need more goals.

If it's good I'll see it twice.

And if it’s bad I’ll warn you not to even see it once. Either way, you won’t have to see it alone. :) Or, even better, get the sis a cab—how much could that cost?

Find anybody?

Or can I join you. It actually turns out my whole entire family is doing the anti-holiday thing on Christmas day, no parties, or gatherings. Plus, I have a friend that owns a bar and he is going to keep it open on Christmas. Traditionally, I actually have been much like you on Christmas day and have done everything from playing pool with a Jewish bartender in Albuquerque x-mas day and eating Rudy’s BBQ, hung out with various friends and seen movies, or just sat at home and caught up on much needed organization.

Buster Benson I need more goals.

Let's go!

Angela might come too. Which bar will be open… that’s some good information to have. :)

I’m so excited about the movie. I saw that they were showing early screenings of it… today actually… but I’d rather wait until Christmas Day. Are you up for the pre-movie Dim Sum as well?

Never have to ask me to eat!

Dim Sum will be great! I am never one to trun down food. I hope Angela comes, she is fun!

Looking forward to it.

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Saw it last week, for free at a preview screening—man, living in New York ROCKS. I liked it a great deal, it won’t be to everyone’s tastes for sure, but I hope you like it to. The review on Amy’s Robot hits every point about it I want to make, and then some.

Buster Benson I need more goals.

They had the preview screening here too but I didn’t go because I wanted to save it. Does the review on Amy’s Robot give anything away or can I read it before seeing it?

What time?

What time do the festivities begin on Christmas day? Where should I meet you?

Buster Benson I need more goals.

House of Hong?

Want to meet at the House of Hong around 11am or so? Do you have my phone number? If not, I’ll email it to you.

Send it on over

send it to me and I will give you a call tonight…..we can peg the time and you can give me directions…..but I think 11am should be fine. What time does the movie start?


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