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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Full physical

I just had my first full physical after 40. (That was a fun alliterative sentence!)

I started with a new doctor due to my change of insurance, and he insisted on the full works before he would take me on as a patient. At first I was annoyed, but I also know that his thoroughness as a physician is much better than the alternative.

The physical included lung x-rays, pulmonary capacity tests, an EKG, fasting cholesterol tests, and what I’m the most interested in: fasting triglycerides.

I am interested to see what the triglycerides come out to. The last time I was tested, they were way too high. I hope they’ve come down somewhat, but either way, I need to keep my eye on the prize.


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