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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JasperJai's Life List

  1. 1. travel the world
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  2. 2. visit all 50 states
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travel the world
see the world and meet the people

I love to experience different cultures and languages and meet people all over the world. The thing I learned in my first overseas trip to a country in which I didn’t look like the nationals and didn’t speak the language was that a smile says hello in any language. It helps to speak a few phrases too!

Countries I’ve been to:
Far East:
  1. Hong Kong (not realy a country, but…)
  2. Japan
  3. South Korea
  4. Taiwan
  1. Andorra
  2. Belgium
  3. Bulgaria
  4. Denmark
  5. France
  6. Germany (East, West and Unified)
  7. Hungary
  8. Ireland
  9. Macedonia
  10. Netherlands
  11. Poland
  12. Portugal
  13. Russia
  14. Slovakia
  15. Spain
  16. Sweden
  17. Switzerland
  18. UK
  19. Yugoslavia (present day Croatia)
  1. Belize
  2. Canada
  3. Chile
  4. Mexico
  5. United States of America
  1. Lesotho
  2. South Africa
Countries I’d like to visit next:
  1. New Zealand
  2. Australia
  3. China
  4. Egypt
  5. Brazil
  6. somewhere in the middle east
  7. Turkey
  8. Greece
  9. Panama

Teach my bird to talk
Red Bellied Parrot's phrases

My mom’s parrot has learned quite a few phrases taught by my mother, some intentionally taught, others just caught. This list is not exhaustive, I’ll add more as I hear or remember them. I put an asterisk by the ones she says frequently.

  1. Good morning.
  2. Where is my mommy? *
  3. Ok you be a good girl, I’ll see you later. *
  4. Did you eat your supper? *
  5. Did you eat your lunch?
  6. Give me a kiss (and makes kissing noise). *
  7. Night, night. * (says this at night after TV is turned off)
  8. My name is Joy.
  9. Hi cutie. *
  10. Hi cutie, what ‘chya doing?
  11. What ‘chya doing?
  12. Naughty!! *
  13. Peek-a-boo, where’s Joy?
  14. Peek-a-boo, I see you.
  15. Merry Christmas.
  16. Hello. * (and says hello when telephone rings)
  17. (makes telephone ring noise, then says hello.) *
  18. I love you. *
  19. I…Love…You, I love you.
  20. What ‘chya lookin’ at?
  21. What are you doing, young lady?
  22. Come here.
  23. Hey munchkin.
  24. (makes oven timer and microwave timer beeps)
  25. (makes squeaky door noise)
  26. Hey, no biting!
  27. Ouch! Sh#t! Naughty! No biting! (she draws blood on this one)
  28. I’m a good girl. * (you wouldn’t know it after that last one!)
  29. Say thank you.
  30. Thank you.
  31. Time to take a nap, Joy.


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