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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I'm doing 29 things
 

DirtyPiGGuin's Life List

  1. 1. Read the entire Bible
    2,552 people
  2. 2. Beat every final fantasy between 1 and 10
    1 person
  3. 3. Skydive
    11,428 people
  4. 4. Fire a gun
    176 people
  5. 5. Learn a martial art
    1 cheer
    1,570 people
  6. 6. Tend a bar
    1 person
  7. 7. learn carpentry
    1 cheer
    152 people
  8. 8. sculpt
    60 people
  9. 9. Become a clown
    1 cheer
    14 people
  10. 10. Be a mascot
    12 people
  11. 11. build an instrument
    3 people
  12. 12. Go urban exploring
    6 people
  13. 13. become fluent in spanish
    2,518 people
  14. 14. learn how to fix cars
    44 people
  15. 15. own a drumset
    3 people
  16. 16. build a PC
    20 people
  17. 17. Record an album
    1 entry
    1,297 people
  18. 18. learn magic tricks
    88 people
  19. 19. Publish a book of haiku
    1 person
  20. 20. learn to beat-box
    174 people
  21. 21. Go to the coast of Maine
    1 person
  22. 22. live alone
    409 people
  23. 23. leave the country
    183 people
  24. 24. Become a Groundling
    1 person
  25. 25. Learn to Krump
    66 people
  26. 26. breakdance
    344 people
  27. 27. tap dance
    84 people
  28. 28. Play a total of 13 instruments
    1 entry
    1 person
  29. 29. Get a pair of nunchucks
    1 person
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Record an album
so the total goal is:

-write the whole thing first =/

-record it

-do the artwork

-burn it to cds

-and then give it away for free.

-???

-profit



Play a total of 13 instruments
ok, so here's the plan:

I have a fairly solid four. Guitar, mandolin, clarinet and bongos. I have a basic understanding of/have in my household/ occasionally diddle around with Piano, harmonica, bass, and ozark harp/mouth harp/its many other names. and I want more.

part of the goal is getting more proficient at the latter four and part of it is learning 5 new ones. I’ve messed around a lot with ukulele, although I’m not sure if I want to get one since it’s currently the token fad instrument for “eccentric types”. Back in high school, I tried learning Baritone (pretty much hated it) and still have the trombone mouthpiece that went with it so I’m considering tromboning it up (played one twice).Others I’ve experimented with and think I might like are violin/viola, trumpet (although after failing with baritone, I doubt trumpet will be much better), and banjo.

I’m also considering the possibility of a concertina or accordion, but I don’t know of any stores near by that sell them, they seem to be really expensive, and I’d like to at least try them out in a store before I buy one. Ideally, I’d like something I can carry around, can play anywhere (don’t have to plug in), and something with a nice mellow tone I can play chords on to accompany myself while singing. But the on;y things I know of that fit that criteria are guitar and (eh) ukulele.




 

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