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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hopena is doing 40 things including…

be able to click a song that sweeps me away.

3 cheers


hopena has written 95 entries about this goal

I Love The Mountains - Houaida Goulli

Not Dark Yet - Bob Dylan

Shadows are falling and I’ve been here all day
It’s too hot to sleep time is running away
Feel like my soul has turned into steel
I’ve still got the scars that the sun didn’t heal
There’s not even room enough to be anywhere
It’s not dark yet, but it’s getting there

Well my sense of humanity has gone down the drain
Behind every beautiful thing there’s been some kind of pain
She wrote me a letter and she wrote it so kind
She put down in writing what was in her mind
I just don’t see why I should even care
It’s not dark yet, but it’s getting there

Well, I’ve been to London and I’ve been to ‘gay Paris’
I’ve followed the river and I got to the sea
I’ve been down on the bottom of a world full of lies
I ain’t looking for nothing in anyone’s eyes
Sometimes my burden seems more than I can bear
It’s not dark yet, but it’s getting there

I was born here and I’ll die here against my will
I know it looks like I’m moving, but I’m standing still
Every nerve in my body is so vacant and numb
I can’t even remember what it was I came here to get away from
Don’t even hear a murmur of a prayer
It’s not dark yet, but it’s getting there.

James Vincent McMorrow - And If My Heart Should Somehow Stop

Then She Appeared - XTC

Excuses by The Morning Benders

Song from the Bing commercial.

The Muppets

Stand By Me


April Smith and te Great Picture Show

Movie Loves A Screen ~

One means somebody’s lonely
Company means there are two
Three means a crowd, and it’s about to get loud
And four means more than a few

Five means to take a quick little break
And get back to work when you’re through
I just want to mean something to you

Lightning means there’ll be thunder
Sun means the sky’ll be blue
When the leaves are falling, it means that autumn is calling
And the summer days are through

Snowflakes mean that it’s winter
Yeah, the birds’ll tell you it’s true
I just want to mean something to you

Maybe what I mean to say
Is that I think about you in the most romantic of ways
And I’m hoping you’ll be open to discussing us and nothing in between

Maybe what I mean is that I love you more than any other I’ve seen
If you couldn’t tell well I hope you’re quite keen on it
Like a rhyme loves a sonnet
Like a movie loves a screen
That’s what I wanna mean to you

Laughing means there is happiness
Crying means somebody’s blue
Screaming implies someone’s been telling lies
Or an apology is overdue

A smile means things turned out alright
Despite an oversight or two
I just want to mean something to you
I just want to mean something to you

I just want to mean something to you
I just want to mean something to you

The Be Good Tanyas - Human Thing

Music from Weekend at Bernies II

The second one had me dancing this morning.

hopena has gotten 3 cheers on this goal.


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