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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own a hybrid car
2003 Honda Civic Hybrid

I like it. Solid car, decent legroom even in back. Haven’t had any mechanical problems thus far. Average mileage: 38-40 mpg. Only drawback is crappy acceleration, so you have to plan your merges, but I’m used to that from my old Toyota Corolla.

It was a practical/enlightened purchase, though, not a crush. I still don’t sense much personality from it. If I could afford it, I’d get it a zippy paint job.



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Very cool, congrats! I want a hybrid also…
As for personality, a car grows on you without you noticing it, just give it some time! Naming your car tends to help though ;)

I can't think of a name!

You’re right that a name helps. I had the same problem with my last car, a medium-blue Toyota Corolla. I wanted to name it, but it just struck me as a very bland, sensible car, and nothing came to me. I couldn’t even tell if it was a girl or boy.

Whereas my first car, when I was a teenager, was a metallic green ‘74 VW Kharmann Ghia I got on the side of the highway for $900. He was CLEARLY a boy – maybe because the transmission was stick-shift. :D And his name was Ghia.

I guess I’m looking for a name for the hybrid that suggests prudence, responsibility, and being careful with money – sensible. Sort of quiet, placid, and bland, but also with a slight environmental sensibility. Any suggestions? :)

Hmmm difficult...

Actually I have a very similar problem ;)
I drive a small white Suzuki Wagon R, which I got because it’s the sensible thing to do in Japan (price of car check-ups depends on size of car and engine).
As you can guess I haven’t named it yet either!

prudence, responsibility, and being careful with money – sensible. Sort of quiet, placid, and bland, but also with a slight environmental sensibility

The name “Herbert” comes to mind…

So funny

When I read “Herbert”, my immediate thought was, “No, she’s female!” Hee.

I’ve decided on “Nora”.

I looked at the Suzuki Wagon R on the Suzuki Japan website.* My first thought is “Max”. Or maybe “Mac”. My impression: compact, competent, what you see is what you get. I’d call it cute, but I’m afraid I’d get my lights punched out. :D Hard to tell from just one picture though.

  • Intriguingly, the only phrase Google translates to English includes the phrase “at the time of the utilization of the sea bass.”

Inkie has gotten 2 cheers on this entry.

 

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