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 now on Popclogs as @mfm - see you there!

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declare 12/20 - 12/27 christmas avatar week!
Christmas tree here too

My avatar is the Christmas tree up in our living room right now!

Give 1000 cheers
Result of cheerbombing

Number 1000 went to Chuq who is in a competition – help him out!

buy something really cool in England

the cool purchase involves shoes…

Be overfilled with the joys of life, daily, and have the good sense to know
Begin & end every day with a prayer of thanks

Life is beautiful.

stop hurting from past relationships (read all 2 entries…)
Let it go

I’m done with this. My life is good and happy and the past is past.

share my favorite videos with 43ters (read all 2 entries…)
Mother's Day

These brothers taking a picture crack me up.

share my favorite videos with 43ters (read all 2 entries…)
More cowbell, baby

You can see things like old Saturday Night Live skits you loved.

participate in a grape harvest (read all 5 entries…)
Missed this opportunity AGAIN in '06

The vineyard sent 2 dates – the first coincided with my sister’s wedding and the second with the 5th annual historic house tour to which I had already committed (plus I invited friends to dinner in Maine) – SO – not this year. I may have to let this goal go…

read for pleasure
Every Day

Reading Is Fundamental

find out from at least 43 43'ers how they got their user names
Boring but true

MFM are my initials. My first name is Mary. What is sort of disturbing is that sometimes under the Advertisements section MFM comes up with lots of Male-Female-Male links – who knew?

memorize lyrics to songs from rocky horror
Practice makes perfect

You never know when having the lyrics to “Touch-A, Touch-A, Touch Me” or “Rose Tint My World” at the tip of your tongue will come in handy.

wish/cheer the indomitable, clear-eyed, compassionate Pattie A a Happy Birthday (sept 5th)

Hope I snuck in under the wire to wish the excellent Pattie A a very Happy Birthday.

finish Lillian Page's prayer shawl (read all 3 entries…)
My sister "helped"

She was horrified at my lack of progress and just kept knitting. Now it is done and I hope Lillian Page enjoys it.

celebrate the stunningly beautiful brilliant kind hazelnut's birthday (Aug 3rd)
A very happy birthday to you

All day and all year. Have a great one –

finish Lillian Page's prayer shawl (read all 3 entries…)
My sister is helping me

Yeah Kath! She is getting me kick started and has gone through 1 whole skien.

have a yard sale (read all 4 entries…)
For now

The rescheduled date is this coming Saturday and I will be out of the country.

expand my social circle
Replaced another goal

I used to have the goal as “have more friends” and I have made some new friends recently, but when I saw THIS goal I realized this is more what I was thinking with the old one. So – I’m going to accept all offers and make more plans with different people and for activities I may have shied away from before (although I have always been sort of an “up for anything” type of person) and see what that brings!

have a yard sale (read all 4 entries…)
Major annoyance

I am half way ready and even got some dollars for change – came home early from vacation so I would be in the area for an early start and the person holding the sale just left me a message to say it is cancelled!! Reasons seem sketchy – something about advertising. Since my summer schedule is already packed and I do not know what they are going to do about rescheduling, this one is going to move lower on my list. Wish there was an “on hold” option…

have a yard sale (read all 4 entries…)
Will I be ready?

One of my sisters brought 2 bags of items to me to be included with my sale items this Saturday. Naturally – I have note even gathered 1 item. Does it count that I have been away on vacation this week? Probably not. Head home tomorrow so maybe I will rally…

mix mentos and diet pepsi
Actually - we used Diet Coke

It was excellent! Be sure to follow the directions carefully:
Uncap 2 liter bottle of diet soda
Make funnel and fill with packet of Mentos (test to be sure it is wide enough)
Place business card over top of bottle and funnel on business card
Pull card to release Mentos into soda
STAND BACK – the resulting geyser is impressive!

But not as impressive as the real guys who did it on Letterman.

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