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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banth57's Life List

  1. 1. take a picture every day
    1 entry
    321 people
  2. 2. run photos of people I know through forensic age-progression software
    2,969 people
  3. 3. identify 100 things that make me happy (besides money)
    2 cheers
    7,806 people
  4. 4. Have an underground lair
    1 cheer
    410 people
  5. 5. go to see "Spamalot" before it leaves Broadway
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    8 people
  6. 6. share more books via www.bookcrossing.com
    19 team members . 1 entry
    101 people
  7. 7. Write a book and get it published
    482 people
  8. 8. buy the new VW Scarab micro-SUV
    1 entry
    1 person
  9. 9. learn to speak welsh
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    65 people
  10. 10. Speak French fluently
    2,308 people
  11. 11. see the Democratic Party reinvent itself and take back America!
    1 entry . 1 cheer
    322 people
  12. 12. Develop moral flexibility
    1 cheer
    1 person
  13. 13. redo my website
    64 people
  14. 14. see more live music
    1 entry . 1 cheer
    663 people
  15. 15. Do something new every month
    788 people
  16. 16. lose 100 pounds
    1,949 people
  17. 17. improve my spoken english
    2,886 people
  18. 18. become fluent in spanish
    1 entry
    2,518 people
  19. 19. list 43 men i wouldn't kick outta bed
    44 people
  20. 20. Rule a small island nation
    1 entry
    44 people
  21. 21. go on a road trip with no predetermined destination
    1 cheer
    21,500 people
  22. 22. have more confidence in myself
    1 cheer
    612 people
  23. 23. win the fucking lottery
    1 entry . 1 cheer
    5 people
  24. 24. vacation in Cape Breton Island
    3 cheers
    5 people
  25. 25. drink 8 glasses of water a day
    1,299 people
  26. 26. get a tattoo that has a significant meaning
    1 cheer
    627 people
  27. 27. sleep earlier and get up earlier
    1 cheer
    149 people
  28. 28. organize my life
    2 cheers
    974 people
  29. 29. Read all the books in my "must read" pile
    1 entry . 1 cheer
    1,081 people
  30. 30. Learn Perl
    1 cheer
    232 people
  31. 31. Take a Train Trip across the U.S.
    2 cheers
    12 people
  32. 32. watch the IMDB.com Top 100 movies
    1,306 people
  33. 33. work because I like to, not because I have to
    1 cheer
    3,457 people
  34. 34. grow a bonsai tree
    265 people
  35. 35. write the book that is in my head
    1 cheer
    5 people
  36. 36. learn Tai Chi
    1 cheer
    1,129 people
  37. 37. stop watching television
    1 cheer
    71 people
  38. 38. use todo.txt to get things done
    1 cheer
    2 people
  39. 39. Update my blog regularly
    1 cheer
    139 people
  40. 40. have Tom Cruise admitted!!!
    2 cheers
    1 person
  41. 41. remember everything I've forgotten
    1 cheer
    2 people
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take a picture every day
*snap*

I take several camera photos every week and occasionally take 80-100 with the Pentax.



see more live music
Philadelphia Folk Festival

And I’m going to start by buying Folk Fest Tickets today.



become fluent in spanish
Learning Spanish

It helps that I had French in high school. A lot of Spanish is just a new way of pronouncing French, and in some cases English.

What I do is watch TeleMundo and UniVision. They have a lot of fun shows. Sometimes it seems that even the newscasters want to cut loose and do a little Latino dance. :-)

It also helps to watch movies with Spanish audio and English subtitles. I’ve also noticed that the Spanish audio and the Spanish subtitles often don’t match exactly. What’s that about?



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