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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MemphisWill's Life List

  1. 1. make love on the beach
    105 people
  2. 2. make love in the rain
    2,016 people
  3. 3. make love in a forest
    99 people
  4. 4. try everything in Kama Sutra
    220 people
  5. 5. make love under the stars
    452 people
  6. 6. streak at a tv transmissioned event
    3 people
  7. 7. run a marathon
    12,897 people
  8. 8. Play a Gig
    70 people
  9. 9. have children
    4,513 people
  10. 10. Never stop learning
    4,054 people
  11. 11. visit 25 foreign countries
    1 cheer
    3 people
  12. 12. stop drinking coke
    152 people
  13. 13. Go hunting
    249 people
  14. 14. Teach a college course
    89 people
  15. 15. Get in a barroom brawl
    2 people
  16. 16. try out for a professional sports team's dance team even though I can't dance
    1 entry
    1 person
  17. 17. go on a road trip with no predetermined destination
    21,500 people
  18. 18. move out of memphis
    22 people
  19. 19. learn archery
    594 people
  20. 20. run with the bulls in Pamplona
    360 people
  21. 21. Be an extra in a movie
    1,544 people
  22. 22. visit all 7 continents
    1,517 people
  23. 23. earn my black belt
    77 people
  24. 24. Sell stuff on ebay
    564 people
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propose to the love of my life in a unique way (read all 2 entries…)
The proposal

All I can say is when she accepted she wasn’t wearing any clothing, ahh…

Laugh hard enough to squirt milk out of my nose
I prevailed!

It wasn’t easy. I would begin drinking a glass of milk, turn around, wait for my girlfriend Kathy to begin doing something funny, and turn back around.

She would dance, make faces, and tell jokes, but nothing seemed to do more than illicit a choking laugh.

I won’t tell you what finally worked (but it wasn’t when she mooned me, so close), but I will say that it was a lot of fun getting there.

I went through 2 large glasses of milk, by the way.


make a difference in someone's life
how can we not?

I’ve made a difference in the lives of so many, and I will continue to do so. How can we not? Just as so many have a daily impact on mine.

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