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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Pseudonyme in Montreal is doing 16 things including…

Read more books

2 cheers

 

Pseudonyme has written 3 entries about this goal

Finally.

I’m finally actually doing this. For whatever reason I’ve always felt like reading was a task and found it quite difficult to enjoy it. It never felt like something that could become a pastime.

For the moment I’m not in school (I graduated. Yay!)and working full time. I have more time to myself and instead of watching TV after work (which I still enjoy doing), I’ve started reading.

I’m still not quite sure the type of books or authors I like. Luckily my friends and brother have an extensive collection of books which I can raid.

Currently reading:
- Sex, drugs and cocoa puffs by Chuck Klosterman
- The lovely bones by Alice Sebold
- The Walking dead by Robert Kirkman



One more down, at least seven more to go

I finished Scar Tissue by Anthony Kiedis a few days ago and I loved it!!! This former addict captivated my attention with every page of his memoir.

His binges and dysfunctional lifestyle are intriguing, fascinating and just plain trippy.

Also, I like the spiritual quest he goes through and describes along the end of the book when he attains sobriety.

One of the things that stood out for me was his relationships, with his friends but mostly with his girlfriends. He cherishes the memories of all of them and appreciates the moments he spent with these dysfunctional but loveable characteres and doesn’t portray them in a negative light.

This stood out because I know too many couples and friends that have ended in ugly terms and live to destroy the other person’s reputation. I’ve always thought that you should learn from your experiences and be happy about the time you shared with those people and if nothing good is to be said about a person (in your opinion), better not say anything at all.

Update:
Books red:
1. He’s just not that into you by Greg Behrendt, Liz Tuccillo, and Lauren Monchik
2. A child called it by Dave Pelzer
3. Scar Tissue by Anthony Keidis

Currently reading:
4. The God delusion by Richard Dawkins
5. Kitchen Confidential by Anthony Bourdain (Update: as of June 08/09)



In order to cross off this goal,

I need to read at least 10 books

Books red:
1. He’s just not that into you by Greg Behrendt, Liz Tuccillo, and Lauren Monchik
2. A child called it by Dave Pelzer

Books to read:
3. 48 laws of Power by Robert Greene
4. A million little pieces by James Frey
5. Scar Tissue by Anthony Keidis
6. The God Delusion by Richard Dawkins
7. Kitchen Confidential by Anthony Bourdain
8. My booky wook by Russel Brand
9.
10.

I’ll complete the list as I go along…



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