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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is a college graduate!

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find out my blood type (read all 2 entries…)

Looks like I aced blood type but failed gender.

graduate from college

As of 7:00 PM, on May 16, 2008, I am a college graduate.


learn to cook better (read all 2 entries…)

I mean, I’m not the world’s greatest cook, but I’ve successfully convinced myself that I don’t suck. I made chicken fettuccine Alfredo for my boyfriend’s birthday this past weekend, and it came out great!

attempt to donate blood (read all 2 entries…)

I was actually able to donate blood the most recent time I tried – a last-minute thing on my college campus. It was so wonderful – I just wish they’d send me the paper telling me my blood type already.

see Jimmy Eat World without a lame closing act like Green Day or TBS (read all 2 entries…)

On the 9th of November, 2007, my sister and I went to go see Jimmy Eat World at Terminal 5 in NYC, and afterwards, met the band. It was singlehandedly the best experience of my life.

attend the World Beard and Moustache Championships
facial hair = yes please!

My sister sent me a link to last year’s on Youtube, and it looks SO AMAZING. Facial hair is rad, but as a girl, that’s kind of a no-go. So the least I can do is visit!

go to the West Coast before I turn 21

I turn 21 in four months; I sincerely doubt I’ll be able to save up the money or get the time off to get out there. I did get to Missouri and Illinois, which is like halfway there, but somehow I don’t think I can get out to Cali.

get the rest of my tattoos (read all 2 entries…)

I recently got my second tattoo, and started thinking about the rest that I want.

I have: Jimmy Eat World’s headphone logo on my right hip
Kabuto on the left hip

I want: Wings on my upper back
Heart compass below that
Trilobite on my mid-lower back
The words “won’t back down” on my left side
The outline of the state of New Jersey on my right side
A broken heart on my left wrist, to be filled in upon marriage

There were more, but I’ve since forgotten them. :/

meet my best friend in Missouri (read all 2 entries…)

I flew out to Missouri for Laura’s 21st birthday this past week, and it was one of the most incredible experiences of my life. <333

go tent camping (read all 3 entries…)

On our last geology trip, we went camping in my tent and it was cold but awesome. :D

go to The Bamboozle 2007 (read all 2 entries…)
Not worth it.

I don’t feel like spending $85 on this.

see Snakes on a Plane for the third time (read all 2 entries…)

I totally watched my DVD today. Goal completed!

go to The Bamboozle 2007 (read all 2 entries…)
Artists I Really Need To See At Bamboozle:

- All Time Low
- Bayside *
- Jack’s Mannequin
- Lydia
- Mae
- Men, Women & Children *
- My Chemical Romance
- Scary Kids Scaring Kids *
- Sherwood
- The Receiving End Of Sirens *
- The Spill Canvas
- The Starting Line
- Thrice *
- Van Stone

Is there a huge list anywhere with ALL the artists who are playing?

join a roller derby
Roller girls.

I came up with my roller girl name the other day: Veronica Danger. I kind of love it.

Learn ASL
a slow start.

Last night at the This Years Anthem show, Sheila taught me a few words. I don’t know how practical they’ll be, but I’d love to be able to learn someday. My friend Ashley is HOH and honestly, I’d love to be able to communicate with her using sign.

be a professional dj
Did it!

I passed my radio evaluation on the 11th of December, 2006. My radio show, Snakes On The Airwaves, will debut on either January 14th or 21st from 1-4pm. You can tune in at :D

stop texting so much (read all 2 entries…)

After that $98 phone bill, I really cut back on my text messaging. I text mostly with people who are on Verizon, so it doesn’t cost nearly as much as it used to. Also, I upped the texting plan, so that helped a lot.

start podcasting

We were going to start that last semester, but I think we should actually stop being lazy and rant on air. You should so be my radio cohost. We can podcast that!

crowd surf

I’ve done this already, but it can’t hurt to go again!

be a contestant on a game show

I auditioned for I’ve Got A Secret. Apparently, my secret wasn’t easy enough to guess :/ I’d really love to be on a game show, though—any would be okay, as long as it wasn’t Pyramid because I really don’t like Donny Osmond.

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