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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roast a chicken (read all 5 entries…)
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The chickpeas are soaking. The chicken is going to be bought and roasted and served to a small party on saturday.



find a model (read all 10 entries…)
Model 2

I think I`ve found another. She`s coming on Friday.

But people are awfully unreliable here, so I am not betting on it.



Explore the world of the chickpea (read all 4 entries…)
Soup

Made a soup using chickpeas, pork and cilantro. Good.

Next, I try to use chickpeas as a stuffing for roast chicken.



Paint the urban sprawl. (read all 24 entries…)
This is going well

I think the next two pictures will be good ones.

It`s always hard to figure why some paintings go well, the others not~ there`s an unpredictable x-factor which determines the success of a project.

There is one of a parade of shops, Hopper meets Sickert, which I feel confident about and which I`ll finish next week.



drink less alcohol (read all 23 entries…)
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Ths is going ok. Though yesterday I had some bad news and craved a glass of scotch.



drink less alcohol (read all 23 entries…)
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Ths is going ok. Though yesterday I had some bad news and craved a glass of scotch.



find a model (read all 10 entries…)
Cancelled

She cancelled. I think she`s going to be tricky…I`m going to have to find aother.



drink less alcohol (read all 23 entries…)
Wagon

I`m on the wagon too. Day 4 for me.

Quite eas to stay on once on…harder to mount.



Learn Portuguese (read all 16 entries…)
progress

I`m happier about this. it`s progressing well, with the private tutor helping a lot.

The main difficulty is the verb endings, which of course just take practice.

I think I expected to progress much too rapidly with this, and consequently became demoralised, but being 28 my mind simply works more slowly than it used to and I now see that I should allow at least 2 years more in order to complete this goal.



Learn Portuguese (read all 16 entries…)
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The subjunctive and the imperative use the same endings.

Revelation.



Paint the urban sprawl. (read all 24 entries…)
happy

More good work…I painted over the weaker picture.

Large building, such as modern blocks make for rotten subject matter

The fillling station is coming along well, and there is a new one of a parade of houses.



find a model (read all 10 entries…)
stage one

Well I have posted ads here and there and am waiting for the phone to ring.

They dont need to be naked, so it shouldn`t be too hard to find someone.



Paint the urban sprawl. (read all 24 entries…)
Sprawl

One goodish pictue begun, another became very ugly due to a poor choice of colours. I am a little concerned also that my method is becoming `slick`, i.e. consisting of a series of facile mannerisms.

I am not sure quite how to overcome this.

One of the difficulties with this goal is intrinsic to the subject, which is essentially ugly- ill proportioned buldings rapidly constructed with no considered relationship to each other. It imply is not very pleasant to look at such architectural agglomorations for long periods of time. Indeed, they seem to be deigned primarily around the needs of car users.

However I felt it important to pursue this as my previous subject, the sea, had a very obvious beauty.

I felt that the `real Brazil`, so to speak, lies as much in its hideously haphazard street planning, as in its famous natural beauty- one of the duties of the artist is surely to study and record lived experience.



stop being lazy (read all 4 entries…)
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What a disaster this is turning into.



Make cheesecake (read all 8 entries…)
Bravo

Have recipe now so can proceed.



Paint the urban sprawl. (read all 24 entries…)
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Have mostly the whole of tuesday to work on this.



Paint the urban sprawl. (read all 24 entries…)
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Have mostly the whole of tuesday to work on this.



stop being lazy (read all 4 entries…)
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Quite lazy of late.

Being lazy is very bad for me as I become bad-tempered the less I do.



stop being lazy (read all 4 entries…)
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Quite lazy of late.

Being lazy is very bad for me as I become bad-tempered the less I do.



design a house (read all 3 entries…)
plan

Made a skech plan today. Will buy land later in the year.



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