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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bestiame's Life List

  1. 1. visit bali
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    74 people
  2. 2. manage my ad/hd
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    10 people
  3. 3. visit italy
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  4. 4. play more music
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  5. 5. sleep under the stars
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  6. 6. visit the southern hemisphere
    11 people
  7. 7. rehab my ankle
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  8. 8. learn to make stained glass
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    137 people
  9. 9. start a nonprofit
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  10. 10. visit russia
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  11. 11. learn to cut my own hair
    14 people
  12. 12. learn to sew
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  13. 13. manage my depression
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  14. 14. keep bees
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  15. 15. visit east asia
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  16. 16. Learn to whistle with my fingers
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  17. 17. finish college
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  18. 18. Learn American Sign Language
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  19. 19. learn to crack an egg with one hand
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  20. 20. ride my bike more
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  21. 21. own a hybrid car
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  22. 22. learn bahasa indonesia
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  23. 23. improve my german
    523 people
  24. 24. improve my Spanish
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  25. 25. improve my Italian
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  26. 26. ride in a hot air balloon
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  27. 27. see the grand canyon
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  28. 28. learn how to drive stick-shift
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  29. 29. volunteer with a girl scout troop
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  30. 30. grow fruit trees
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make jam
easy and fun

We went strawberry picking and got 60 lbs. of strawberries! Some of them we froze and the rest we used to make jam and preserves!
If you are going to use pectin, use Pomona’s pectin. That way you can use wayyyy less sugar. I think we only used 1 cup per 2 quarts and it was sweet enough.

Make yogurt
easier than i thought!

follow the instructions here (if you have a heating pad) or here (if you have a thermos). you do need a food thermometer in either case.

i don’t have either so i just wrapped the pot of yogurt with a lot of towels.

i feel like such a chump for all the yogurt i’ve ever bought.


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