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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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Paper Airplane in Northwest Indiana is doing 34 things including…

get my braces off

2 cheers


Paper Airplane has written 12 entries about this goal


Not bad, eh? :)


Tomorrow, kids! 9:30 a.m.!

I'm gonna annoy you all. lol

Exactly one week, kids!


T minus 8

Counting down

T minus 10 days, kids!

WOOT! Three weeks left!

Got my front teeth filed, and everything’s set for the 23rd. Wow.

Balance: $650


I’m scheduled to get them off September 23rd!
He might leave them on a bit longer, depending on how quickly my right front tooth finally straightens. He’s all about getting this perfect. I have the best orthodontist in the world. :)


Doc said I could be getting them off AUGUST 12TH!!!

After only a year and eight months, kids!

He’s shocked, since I was one of his more “difficult” cases.

I also asked about gum reshaping, and he told me that the gum line is already at the root, so that would be generally a bad and unnecessary idea. If it comes down to it, after some of the slight puffiness goes away, I could get veneers…

I might just live with it. My teeth are straight. Good enough. WOOT!

Balance: $900

Just to fine tune some things

Once I get them off, I want to get just a little gum reshaping done to even out my smile. The key word here is “subtlety,” folks.



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