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 14 things
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visit all 50 states
Down to the last 23...

Perhaps it would be easiest to list the states I haven’t been to…
1. Alaska
2. Washington
3. Oregon
4. Idaho
5. Montana
6. Utah
7. Wyoming
8. North Dakota
9. South Dakota
10. Nebraska
11. Kansas
12. Iowa
13. Wisconsin
14. Kentucky
15. Tennessee
16. West Virginia
17. Ohio
18. Delaware
19. Connecticut
20. Rhode Island
21. New Hampshire
22. Vermont
23. Maine

Unfortunately, many of these are quite far from the home state… so it may take a bit longer than I would like. Must go visit friends in Connecticut, Kansas, Washington, and Nebraska. Will have to sort out the others….

visit every continent (read all 2 entries…)

I have reservations to visit Australia in November, so that will add another continent to my list… which means I’ll be up to three. Almost half. One of my friends and I were planning Peru for this year, but it’s not looking like that is going to happen.

Holding strong at 26 states, adding one more in a couple weeks… 14 countries… and will be at 3 continents by the close of the year.

see A Chorus Line (read all 2 entries…)
A Chorus Line, NYC

Ended up seeing it in NYC after all with Mario Lopez. Enjoyed it more than I thought I would, after seeing the movie. Movie does not do this justice at all. Was very impressed with NYC cast, but it’s not one of my favourite shows. Definitely worth seeing at least once though.

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