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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Visit the Grand Canyon
Take Your Time

Spend a couple of days, two at least. First day: south rim. Second day: hike some trails. If you want to raft, it’s a 3-week trip. There are no photographs anywhere that express the serenity and grandeur of the place. Period. Even Ansel Adams couldn’t do it. It must be experienced firsthand.

get laid
What Can I Say?

It’s 60-90 minutes of some of the best fun you can have!

have sex in a car
You need a big one

Car, that is. Bench seats are best. I had a 1976 AMC Pacer that was great for sex, as long as you didn’t rely on the car for privacy – way too much glass!

Design and build my own house (read all 2 entries…)
Design is mostly done

Very soon now I’m going to send the plans out to be engineered. I have two contractors lined up and will do most of the interior work myself.

have multiple orgasms

I remember that time like it was yesterday, even though it was 20 years ago. I’d LOVE to do it again!

Give a multiple orgasm

It’s sooooo much fun!

I’ve done it too many times to count, hundreds or thousands. I just adore it. Anyone who tells you it can’t be done is lying, and I can’t imagine why.

stand naked under a waterfall
Have My Own Waterfall Now

in Illinois, so it’s easier. I have a nice photo of this. I’ve also stood naked under waterfalls in Michigan and Ohio.

Write me if you would like to join me or just see a photo.

Shower in a waterfall.
Three places

Michigan’s Upper Peninsula; Yellow Springs, Ohio; my new back yard in far southern Illinois. It’s great and I’ll do it whenever I can. Ask me and I can send you pictures – I don’t know if I can post a nude here.

sleep naked

I sleep naked about 350 nights a year. Clothes are for social convention and practical use. When I’m asleep I have none of either. I even sleep naked in public campgrounds (in a tent).

Sleeping naked is good for your skin – helps it breathe and keeps it young and healthy.

learn to raise just one eyebrow
Learned by watching Spock.

Once in a while it’s useful.

go streaking

Nothing like it. Why do some people fear any freedoms they themselves don’t exercise? Streaking is a great joy.

swim with the dolphins
Dolphin Research Center

Marathon, Florida. Grassy Cay, I think.

Absolutely, positively, unequivocally, indubitably WORTH EVERY PENNY AND EVERY SECOND. Go here on your next vacation.

Circumnavigate the globe on my own yacht
Have to build it first

I want to build a nice sailing catamaran and take my family on a geography field trip they’ll never forget!

Go skinnydipping by moonlight
Moonlight, starlight, daylight...

It’s always good to go skinny-dipping.

Choose a warm night and warm water. Ideally, that’ll be an inland lake (or one of the Great Lakes in mid summer) where the water and nighttime air temp are at least 75F.

For your first time, choose the full moon. Under full moonlight you can see nearly as well as in daylight after about 20 minutes. One flash in the eyes from an artificial light and your eyes will need 5-10 minutes to readjust. Leave the flashlights at home and let nature work its magic on your night vision. Take one tiny glow stick to mark your point of entry/exit so you can find it from any distance in the water.

Don’t go alone.

Kiss in the rain
Nothing like it

Next I want to make love in a warm rain.

Design and build my own house (read all 2 entries…)

The design is almost finished, a 42’ dome with a fireplace and a glass wall overlooking the waterfall and “canyon.” Two bedrooms, two offices, a great room and a room just for the pets where the food, water and litter boxes are kept.

walk naked
Beach and Forest

On one formerly-secluded beach I used to walk for miles. I had at least 5 miles of beach pretty much to myself for much of the day, so I’d leave my clothes in the car on Friday evening and walk the 1.8 miles to the beach, then walk 20-25 miles a day on the beach and the dunes, and return to my car on Sunday evening. Did that many times.

I have also walked along a stretch of national forest trail many times, a mile and a half naked down to the lake and then a mile and a half back. Sometimes I’d see no one, sometimes a few hikers or mountain bikers. Once I saw about 3 dozen people camping and once I saw a couple having sex in their pick-up truck.

Whether I’m alone or if I see people, it’s always a wonderful time – peaceful and spiritual. Just don’t go somewhere you’re likely to get into legal trouble, because that’s neither peaceful nor spiritual; in fact, it can be the worst thing that ever happens to you.

see the northern lights
Many Times

You don’t have to go to Alaska; I’ve seen them in southern Michigan (rare) and in southern Manitoba (magnificent)!

Just go to and subscribe to the space weather alerts – they’ll tell you when the auroras are expected and where.

pose nude

This is a great way to get closer to your mate. Let her/him go wild!

I’ve also done some nude self-portraits in the shower by setting the camera to take a picture every 30 sec.

go to a nude beach
Miami and Jamaica

Haulover, near Miami, is the only legal nude beach I’ve ever been to, unless you count the nude island at “Couples” in Ocho Rios, Jamaica. I’ve been to an “impromptu” nude beach once or twice. All were wonderful experiences.

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