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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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Amy Runion

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get my teeth fixed (read all 7 entries…)
Still A Need

I still need to have work done. Somehow I managed to not spend one dime of the tax rebate last year on dental work. I have had some pain recently and really need to get some work done on my teeth. If I could just get a couple of them pulled and a few cavities fixed I think I would be in pretty good shape. I would like to have them whitened after I get everything taken care of, but that is not something that I’m worrying about right now. I have more important problems first.

Quit Smoking (read all 31 entries…)
No More

I know I had the slip up not too long ago, but I am already doing better. I was afraid that the slip would make me want to go back to smoking regularly, but it had the opposite affect. I have not even wanted one since then. I was upset with myself for breaking down and smoking and I don’t want to go throught the guilt again.

take care of myself (read all 12 entries…)
Back on Track

I’m still doing fairly good about taking care of myself. I had a little set back in eating better, but things are getting back to normal, so the eating better is going good again. I haven’t been drinking as much water as I should, but that I will start again soon. I have been trying to look decent every day and that involves taking better care of my skin and hair. I have been taking more care with my teeth. I don’t want to try whitening them until I have taken care of all the dental work I need done, but I am paying better attention to them.

Clean out my closet. (read all 5 entries…)

I have got to get this done. DH is even complaining about how bad the closet is. You can barely open the door and there is stuff stacked up on the outside of the door that you have to step over to go in. I really should take a before picture so I can see how much better it looks when I get done. Anyway, I am going to work on this all day Saturday. I will get it acceptable by Monday.

be prepared (read all 11 entries…)
Little Things

I’ve been buying a few things here and there that we need. I noticed a bunch of little things that would have been helpful when we were without power. Next time I will be more prepared.

Catch up on my Netflix viewing (read all 8 entries…)
3 more down

Wow, it’s been a month and I just got around to watching three movies. Watched Pineapple Express yesterday and Believers and The Thirst today.

Collect the fifty American state quarters (read all 10 entries…)
3 and 13

After going through $50 of Quarters at work in the past two weeks I have gotten the two collections whittled down to needing 3 in one and 13 in the other. I’m almost there.

See how many books I can read in 2009 (read all 35 entries…)
#5 Rosemary's Baby

This is the second book that I have read by Ira Levin. This one I liked better than “The Stepford Wives.” I still don’t like how he does his endings.

start saving money (read all 15 entries…)

Payday again and another $25 into savings. It’s only $75.01 now, but at least it’s a start.

be prepared (read all 11 entries…)
Ice Storm

Just last week we had a huge ice storm and were without power for 7 days. I realized how unprepared we really are. DH and I spent several days hopping from hotels to people’s couches. It was just too cold to stay at home. We sent DS with his grandmother to stay with family out of town. We should not have had to scatter like that in an emergency. The last few days we couldn’t stand it any more and braved the cold of the house to sleep at home. I now know that we should have a generator. We had plenty of food, but no way to cook it. We couldn’t even find a camp stove at Walmart. That’s how bad it was around here.

Clean out my closet. (read all 5 entries…)
Pushed Back

I was planning on doing this last week on my days off, but we got hit with a bad ice storm and did not have power for 7 days. Maybe I’ll get to work on it this weekend.

See how many books I can read in 2009 (read all 35 entries…)
#4 Blaze

This was a novel by Richard Bachman (Stephen King). The story was great. The story style reminded me a lot of the story “Rita Hayworth and the Shawshank Redemption.”

Quit Smoking (read all 31 entries…)
Slip Up

I had a little slip up and smoked. I feel really bad about it, but I have had the worst week. I know I shouldn’t make excuse, but that was definately the last.

start saving money (read all 15 entries…)
Starting to Save

I have had a savings account for awhile now, but have only had the $5 which I used to start it in there. Today I tranferred another $45 in to make it an even $50. My plan is to put $50/month in there until I pay off some of my debt and then start saving more/month.

Quit Smoking (read all 31 entries…)

It’s weird how I will just be sitting at work and get a craving out of the blue. It’s not someplace that I ever smoked, but I’ll feel like I really need a cigarette. I haven’t even been chewing the Nicorette gum for a few days and suddenly I get a craving. I wish it would just stop. I’ve had enough of the cravings and I want to just get on with my life as a non-smoker.

See how many books I can read in 2009 (read all 35 entries…)
#3 The Road

I picked up this novel by Cormac McCarty the other day. I’m not usually into the Oprah Book Club Books, but this one kind of stood out as something that might interest me. And that it did. I could not put this book down. I recommend it to everyone. It is one of the best stories I have read in a long time. The writing style takes a little getting used to, but the story is well worth it. I don’t even want to try to put into words how I felt about this book. Just read it for yourself.

See how many books I can read in 2009 (read all 35 entries…)
#2 The Girl Next Door

This book was by Jack Ketchum. I read a lot of reviews saying that this book was like a train wreck…It is so horrible, but you just couldn’t look away. That is exactly what it was like. The book was not bad in the sense of how it was written, but the subject of the story which happens to be based on true events. The things that took place are horrific and there were times that I thought about putting it down, but I just couldn’t.

See how many books I can read in 2009 (read all 35 entries…)
#1 Just After Sunset

OK, so my first book this year was the new Stephen King short story collection. It wasn’t that great compared to his other shorts. I did enjoy a few of them though. “Graduation Afternoon” was probably my favorite.

stop procrastinating (read all 25 entries…)
Today 1/13/09

I was off today and got a lot of stuff done. I put ALL of the laundry away, got most of the dirty stuff washed, cleaned up the bathroom, caught up on podcasts, updated IPod, and finished a book. I also slept late and relaxed a little.

find a job i like (read all 7 entries…)
Back Burner

I’m putting this goal aside for awhile. My job isn’t all that bad and I get paid good for what I do. School will have to wait for awhile also. I just don’t have the money or the time right now. With the way the economy is right now I think it’s best just to stay right where I am.

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