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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красивейшая Богиня is doing 25 things including…

List compliments that make me smile and I want to store for when I'm even older

14 cheers

 

красивейшая Богиня has written 7 entries about this goal

This goal should be marked as 'done'...

.. as I’ve now got the stage in life where men really don’t pay me any compliments and I’ve started to become ‘invisible’.

Keeping this goal might just act as a negative reminder of public neglect, rather than a positive!



A wonderful day in Brighton

Ok, no compliment here, but I’d still like to document a fantastically sunny day spent in Brighton with my friend A (and various interesting friends of hers.)

Strangely it was the first day of summer! yes, so warm I had my shirt sleeves up, Adele was in t-shirt and it’s only February 29th.

Photo was taken by Adele’s friend Chris, who’s actually a professional photographer, hence the cool, talented shot. In the background is the burnt down old Victorian pier, taken at sunset.



Simon Tolhurst

An artist friend of mine, who paints such beautiful portraits, drew a little sketch of me on friday. It’s a charming little piece.

Link to Simon Tolhurst’s website



Compliment from A Goat...

A goat who never expresses any enthusiasm or emotions from the heart. An Englishman where everything is just plain ‘nice’. Nothing is ever more emotional than that. So controlled.

Having had a couple of drinks together on Friday he came up with:
“I love your hair. I love it. It’s your best asset.”

Beaut. Worth storing.
But if he thinks my hair is ‘my best asset’, well then he’s obviously never seen my cute bottom.



9th February 2012

Having dinner and then cocktails with an old friend of 14yrs. We’ve worked together in a couple of god-forsaken internet companies. Four of us are still in touch and friends.

Can’t remember the exact context, or how he managed to say it politely, but he mentioned how over the years he’s fantasied about me for wank material a few times.

How complimentary is that?!

Apparently the last time was about 6 months back when he was fixing my laptop and I bent down to pick something up.

Sweet.

Look, when you reach my age, that’s a compliment!



31st January 2012

Busy, crowded Oxford st tube station. Underground in rush hour.
A nice looking man in his late 30s passed me coming from the other direction, looking straight at me he kindly said: “I like your hair.”

I smiled and turned to him as he passed me by and said “Thank you.”

So lovely. Totally self-less and said in a kind manner.



19th May 2011

This was a beautiful moment documented from May last year.
Compliment I



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