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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Alsandera misses "Member since: blah blah, 2008." Shoulda kept that account. lol

paint my kitchen

I think I’ve settled on colours. As much as I think pale blues and chocolate are overdone, I think that’s what I’m going for.

Now, cleaning the kitchen enough to do this. Ugh.


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Are they overdone?

Yes, you may be right. I see those colors on
Pinterest a lot. But I’ve got an affinity for them. I vote “yay” for this color scheme and want to see progress pics!

Alsandera misses "Member since: blah blah, 2008." Shoulda kept that account. lol

I once read a comment by a designer about how pale blues and choc are easy colours that anyone can do and they look good. Basically, he said that no skill is involved in using that combination. I love it, but I’ve tried so hard to stay away from it because of him. Since I’ll have to sell if I get into grad school, though, I need to paint over the lime green color scheme – which totally needs it since the house settling produced an obvious crack in one wall (wood paneling) that has to be fixed anyway. There’s no way I could patch paint that’s nearly five years old and have it come out well.

And this one is months out. I have to get to a point where I can move everything out and repair the cabinetry before I’m confident in painting. Just warning you not to wait too excitedly. ;-)

brickhorse One day at a time; one bite at a time.

I guess I'm behind the times

because I checked the colors online for the first time today, and truly, they are restful on the eyes. I think that’s an excellent combination.

Alsandera misses "Member since: blah blah, 2008." Shoulda kept that account. lol


You’re not behind the times. I just read waaay too many home decorating magazines! :-)

I’ve been looking for paint colours for five years. I painted lime green after I moved in, and now I need something more neutral for selling it.

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