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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.

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joie de vivre in Hundred Acre Woods is doing 27 things including…

be a zealot about dental hygiene

16 cheers


joie de vivre has written 6 entries about this goal


Another great check-up – all 1s, 2s, and 3s. The few 4s are all stable – no swelling, inflammation or bleeding.

Even better check-up

This has really paid off – only two 4s, everywhere else is 3 or lower.

Yay for me!

Best check up ever

Brushing regularly, flossing and poking around on a daily basis now. As a result, while my check-up today wasn’t perfect, I got an A- and no lecture about how I needed to improve. So I think I’m finally doing well enough with this to mark it as “done”. Man, how long has this one been on my list??

New toothbrush

I am hoping that a new rotary head toothbrush will help.

Did not make my QQT

I just got back from the dentist. They did a full set of x-rays in addition to the usual cleaning and exam, so I was there for two &%$ hours.

OK, so my QQT was to get all 3s or better. I did not make this goal, so I do not get to take this off of my 43things.

But…my 6 became a 5. Several of my 5s became 4s. And many of my 4s became 3s. So, there’s been progress.

I’m keeping the same QQT: all threes by the next appointment. This means:

Absolutely brush, and floss daily – can not slack for a day on the floss thing. And then, this is the one I still really fall down on – use the dang rubber tip thing every single day, not just a couple times a week, when I remember/feel like it.

This is actually possible, I think, to get all threes. Bringing the 5s down, the crevices in the inside back teeth – those are going to be the hardest.


I’m already good about brushing

Flossing – needs improvement to where I’m doing it EVERY DAY, not just several times a week.

Where I really need to get better: using the rubber tip thingy to “paint” along the gum line. EVERY DAY, Petersky!

QQT: to have no greater than “3”s on any of my gums at my next dental appointment. You heard it here first!

joie de vivre has gotten 16 cheers on this goal.


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