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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Got Papi? (Papacito) in Lolo is doing 40 things including…

Take my wife hiking in Lolo Nat. Forest (behind our new home)

3 cheers


Got Papi? (Papacito) has written 2 entries about this goal

Panning for gold ...

While I was reasearching hiking in this area, I found a book that mentioned a certain creek (which I won’t name) that still contains gold particulate.

So instead of hiking, we drove up to the creek in Lolo Nat. Forest. We bought a pair of plastic gold pans and put on our waders and sat in the creek all day sifting thru the sandy bottom.

We did come up with a few flecks of gold. Maybe 2 or 3 that were almost 1 mm in diameter.

Not something I would want to do every day, but my wife thought this was the funnest shit EVER. She was just in heaven.

I asked her … “When I met you almost 2 years ago, you were sitting in the LAN office in Chiclayo, Perú in a suit and scarf looking very airline professional. Did you ever imagine that a year later you would be sitting in a creek in Montana panning for gold?”

I think she’s having a lot of fun.

Gonna look for a book right now ...

We’re at Barnes & Noble in Missoula. I just invited my wife to do this goal with me … as she sits across the table tapping my computer inpatiently to check her e-mail.

I’ll pass her the computer now and while she checks her e-mail, I’ll go find a book of hikes in the Missoula area.

Peace Out.

- DaveFer

Got Papi? (Papacito) has gotten 3 cheers on this goal.


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