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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VirtualErn's Life List

  1. 1. Live in gratitude & be happy even if the rest of the things on this list never happen
    53 people
  2. 2. Go skydiving
    1 entry
    7,881 people
  3. 3. run a marathon
    1 cheer
    12,897 people
  4. 4. Buy a motorcycle
    1 entry
    1,173 people
  5. 5. learn french
    12,884 people
  6. 6. take ballroom dancing lessons
    223 people
  7. 7. finish reading my books
    21 people
  8. 8. read more books
    1 cheer
    11,828 people
  9. 9. Buy a House
    14,074 people
  10. 10. join a co-ed softball team
    1 person
  11. 11. learn more about wine
    1 entry
    322 people
  12. 12. play tennis again
    103 people
  13. 13. build a race car
    33 people
  14. 14. see the northern lights
    19,115 people
  15. 15. get a pilots license
    240 people
  16. 16. fly a helicopter
    281 people
  17. 17. Go skiing
    875 people
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get in shape (read all 5 entries…)
Goal achieved!

I’m not done with the whole fitness thing (not by a long shot) but I think it’s time to put this one to rest and create new, more specific goals. I hit my goal of getting to 220lbs. YAY. That means ~45 pounds in about 7 months. Next up: more endurance; lose my gut; hit my target weight; get better definition in muscles; improve my diet quality.

I couldn’t have done it without the help of friends and setting a goal for myself.

List down my favorite movies of all time
Off the top of my head...

Once Upon a Time in the West
Full Metal Jacket
Drugstore Cowboy
Pulp Fiction
North by Northwest
My Darling Clementine

Putting this initial list together, I realized that the tough question really is: what constitutes my favorites? Hm…simple enough—movies that I can watch over and over and over again.

go to a hockey game (read all 2 entries…)
Sharky Shark Shark

Last night I went to see my very first hockey game… Very very fun. The 3 beers didn’t hurt either! It would’ve been better if the home team (Sharks) actually won last night, if the crowd was louder, if the food/beer was cheaper and if there were more hard-core checking going on. :)

But it was definitely a great event—not as filthy and vulgar as those football games where drunken fratboys are ruining it for everyone around them. And the action was pretty good. I got to see a fight and a pile on near the end.


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