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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Tony, the Bald Eagle in New Zealand is doing 17 things including…

Be a great husband

122 cheers

 

Tony, the Bald Eagle has written 29 entries about this goal

Great quote

To get the full value of joy, you must have someone to divide it with. – Mark Twain



The midas touch

I cleaned my study & massage table so I could give Mrs BE a nice massage. We used one of her new massage bars from Lush, however it contained so much glitter, she was shimmering all night & most of the next day!

I had glitter on me too… it felt liked everything I touched glittered!



Enjoyed our holiday in Surfers

It was relaxing, eventful, fulfilling & re-energising.



Went to the movies

Had a great laugh at the local premiere of Hangover 2 – it delivered to expectations + a bit more… luckily Mrs BE’s tattoo came off without too much trouble.



25 years...

Time (& life) certainly seems to fly! What a journey :-)



Realisation

Just watched this short clip & only just realised that my wife makes me feel better about myself – which I think is rather wonderful :-)

http://www.facebook.com/video/video.php?v=460938830560



Feeling a bit useless

I hate ‘resting’ and my recovery from the fall has been a little frustrating.

I had to go back on the painkillers, mainly for my ribs which I thought were bruised, but now feel like I probably cracked at least one (although there is nothing much I can do). Watching funny clips & shows hurts too much when I laugh!

I try & do stuff to help out, but end up over-doing it and hurting myself. I know this frustrates my wife, but I hate not doing my share.

I think I’ll get her a bunch of flowers to say thanks & let her know how much I love her :-)



Making her feel great

I enjoy giving Mrs BE a massage & the intimacy of being in love!

The right relaxing music, the aroma of the lavender infusion, the right temperature…



Special moment

Gave Mrs BE a wonderful massage, with the full works – relaxing music, essential oils & a long massage session – she enjoyed it & I felt great making her feel great :-)



Being there - but not being there

My wife is with her mother, supporting her at this difficult time. I’m looking after the house & kids.

I got the funeral notice in the paper & all the names spelt correctly! I sent a bouquet to my mother-in-law from all of us (which made her cry – but in a good way).



Tony, the Bald Eagle has gotten 122 cheers on this goal.

 

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