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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lemonwater in Redondo Beach is doing 34 things including…

List items I want. Think first before buying. Follow up with "was it worth it?"

11 cheers


lemonwater has written 75 entries about this goal

tan shoes

these are nice

Saku shirt

I like this one but I am trying not to buy things with logos or words on them

green shoes

I was going to order these shoes and indeed did order them but there was a problem with my order; I think I must not have hit “submit,” anyway, I did not order them. I am still thinking about ordering them. I wonder if they are practical. I rarely wear my burgundy shoes.

Motorcycle jacket

I have wanted to get this item for about a year now but it is expensive and would not be frequently worn. Maybe not practical as money could be spent on other things. Then again YOLO. I recently learned this term. “YOLO” is short for “you only live once,” and is usually said at high volume when doing something extremely stupid and reckless.


very expensive

giant dog bed

...for people!
Fatboy Outdoor Buggle-Up
First seen by me at Scandinave les bains in Montreal
Perhaps soon in … my living room?
$359 + s/h

Hoarding: Buried Alive

While watching one of my favorite shows, Hoarding: Buried Alive, the psychologist talked about excessive acquisition. I have this issue with certain things. But I’m not a hoarder, I’m a collector.


I have wanted to order this DVD for about a year and finally did. It’s pretty good so far! Getting through DVD 1, which is drills and grips.

motorcycle jacket

I gave away my other jacket. This one looks nice and got good reviews. However, I rarely ride.

new shoes

I like these. They look like belgian shoes my mother used to wear.

lemonwater has gotten 11 cheers on this goal.


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