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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.

- The Robots.

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SimplicityInTheLBC "Energy and persistence conquer all things." - Ben Franklin

take a cake-decorating class (read all 3 entries…)
I found the class I want to sign up for!

How awesome that there’s a pastry chef right here in the LBC who teaches courses. Waaaay stoked.

Twelve hours of instruction for $425 is not bad at all. One extra week of work for me turned into four cake-decorating classes, and then I can use all the techniques to make fantastic cupcakes and cakes. Like I need an excuse to bake more.


HippieChick2 ♥ Part Deux ♥ Will never forget her time on 43 ♥♥♥

When my children were young

I took a bunch of cake decorating classes. It was my oldest daughter’s 4th Birthday and she wanted a Care Bear birthday cake. A woman at my work made cakes and so I ordered one from her. She charged me like $35. for the cake which in 1986 was a ton of money for a cake!

After that, I thought that I just needed to learn how to do this myself. At that time Wilton Cake Decorating had free classes at JC Penney. I took tons of classes there on cake decorating and candy making. I don’t think that they have classes there anymore, but I noticed recently that there were some classes at Michael’s. Also, Cake Decorating and Supply stores would probably offer classes as well.

All through my kids childhood they had awesome cakes for every occasion after that. Recently my son begged me to make a cake for his girlfriend’s daughter for her birthday.

It’s a nice thing to be able to know how to do! Good Luck with this goal!!!


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