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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.

- The Robots.

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Jojo S is doing 20 things including…

create my own stimulus plan by doing at least one NEW AND FULFILLING thing in July, August, and September 2009

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Jojo S has written 5 entries about this goal

new and filling

I’m getting to explore lots of restaurants in Chicago, since my boyfriend moved there in August. Mexican seafood, three different awesome pizza places, and an incredible burger topped with hot peppers, goat cheese and pico de gallo. Not quite compatible with my “reach my happy weight” goal, but oh so good.

row boat team building exercise

Our department went on an outing to the park on Friday afternoon. We had a BBQ, played a how-well-do-you-know-your-co-workers game, and then went to rent canoes.

Unfortunately, all of the canoes were taken, but we were able to get kayaks, paddle boats and row boats instead. I ended up in a row boat with my boss and another co-worker and had a great time. I’d never rowed a rowboat before, and neither had my boss. Both of us ended up going in circles quite a bit when it was our turn to drive.

Its been a good week for work diversions. It would be nice if work was always like this.

hibachi steakhouse

We went out for a work lunch to a Japanese steakhouse downtown with the people on my project. It was two blocks away from the place I worked for six years, and I’d never been there. The food was great, and the fancy knife tricks that the chef did were quite entertaining.

It was a great diversion for our team. Its been a long project, with several months to go, so it was nice to step away from the office for a bit.

the beach

I’m spending the week on the New Jersey shore, with my boyfriend and his family. Ahhh. Its been a long long time since I’ve taken a beach vacation, and the first time I’ve taken one at the ocean. Very nice.

senior olympics dance sport competition

I wasn’t a competitor, but a spectator. I watched my parents compete in their ballroom dance competition. It was pretty cool too see my parents having lots of fun (and kicking butt in Rumba), and a lot of great dancing.

Jojo S has gotten 4 cheers on this goal.


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