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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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purple_lady is doing 22 things including…

post random questions daily and see if anyone plays with me and answers them :)

4 cheers


purple_lady has written 24 entries about this goal

Doggy Question

So I have a puppy:) Laya is 4 months old now and filled with energy, not so filled with teeth though lol (they are falling out due to teething)
I am with her almost all the time during the week, we go for walks or I take her to the ashram to visit my dad where she loves playing with the other dogs. I did some very basic training with her so she listens to me usually, especially if we are out. Everyone always comments on how obedient she is.
Problem is on the weekends. I work 9 hour days saturday and sunday and husband usually does too, so she is alone with the other (very old and grumpy) dog belonging to my in laws. My MIL is home usually but she dislikes dogs an doesnt interact with Laya except to yell at her.
My problem is Laya is a different dog then-hyperactive, destructive, disobediant when I do get home and she just runs rampage. I could almost deal with the destruction but she is clearly affected by my absence and she stops obeying commands. Shes usually better by tuesday.
What can I do to help her and stop her acting out? Any advise?

Making Friends

Its been awhile since I have made any new friends. I was never very good at it even at school and University where it is easier to find friends. As an adult I feel a bit clueless. Im just a socially awkward dork.

So there is a girl I would like to be friends with, she is the girlfriend of one of husbands friends, but I dont know how to take it from the level of hanging out when we are all meeting in a group to the level of being able to just go out for coffee or to the movies. We get along well when we chat. I think she is quite shy too though.
How do I make friends with her? Any suggestions?
How do you make new friends as an adult?

I want to change a few of my goals

into resolutions. Is there a way to move them to my resolutions list without losing my cheers and entries?

Edit: Nevermind, Dreamworker and Collector of Junk have pointed out that I can just do both:) Thanks


(dont judge me for this one!)

Have you ever tried magic mushrooms?
Tell me about it if you have.

Do you think I should try them? Husband has procured some and I am quite keen to try it, but a little nervous.

What do you think about occasional use of recreational hallucinogens such as mushrooms and lsd?

Edit: Im going to try them! I am going to create a new goal and tell you guys all about it tomorrow. Thank You all so much for your advice and experiences and thoughts, it was great getting other opinions:)

I took a little break...

But Im back on 43T. And I missed this place, and I missed the halloween disguises, damn.
So did anything exciting happen while I was away?
Do you ever take a break from 43T? If so why? And do you feel its helpful to do so?

Bad timing

The hours between midnight and 4am always seem to be the worst time for me. It is then that Ill have panic attacks or nightmares or wake up sick. Things always seem to be more difficult, lonely and deppressing if I am awake then, but magically improve at dawn. Husband and I always reffer to something we saw on How I met Your Mother – “Nothing good ever happens after 2am”
Do you have a “bad time” of day?
When is it? What happens to you at that time?
Edit: I meant 4am!


I feel lonely. Husband is away for the night at a stag (bachelor party) for one of his friends. I had a fight with my sister yesterday and a disagreement with a co worker today and I feel a bit down. Drinking 3 glasses of wine with my supper for one has not improved this. I usually enjoy alone time so this is unusual for me.
What do you suggest I do?

How do I change or alter my username?

while retaining the rest of my account as it is? Please help.
Edit: Thanks to Donna and Collector of junk I have returned as purple_lady:) I am growing up it seems…

My 43 Things is not working normally

Im not getting the correct times on the entries Im reading. When I click on the feed for people Im subscribed to from my home page Im not getting the most recent entries. And my most recent pm isnt showing (although I got it via email).

Is it just me?
If it is what can I do?

Home alone

I am home alone this weekend as husband has gone away on a 3 day “boys weekend”. Appart from missing having someone to sleep next to I am enjoying it qute a lot! I am doing everything my way, no worries about benig selfish.

Do you like being home alone?
Why/why not?

Also (on a different track) would you be ok with your partner going away without you (for pleasure, not business)?

purple_lady has gotten 4 cheers on this goal.


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