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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do 4 chin-ups
sometimes, I do 5.


make DrBrain cry (read all 2 entries…)
He cried "RED"

Because I ran a stop sign. This was not worth doing because I almost killed a pedestrian.

drink more water
It kept me alive!

If you don’t do this, you will die.

Spend less time fooling around on the net and more time actually working (read all 3 entries…)
screw this. I can multitask.

Some things are just not possible.

make DrBrain cry (read all 2 entries…)
Drbrain says he has a stiff upper lip.

I don’t buy it.

become a better soccer player.
Me: Soccer Stud Someday

Ok, so, let’s just forget that I am 33 and only started playing soccer consistently at the ripe age of 31. And let’s also forget that I only play on Tuesdays.

I want to be better at soccer. And by this I mean that I wish to stop using my Judo skills on the field and start using my soon-to-be soccer skills on the field. I called this guy named Mark Metzger who is a soccer coach at SPU and he and I have been playing phone tag for days.

In the meantime, I start co-rec soccer tomorrow. Hopefully I will be a stupendous player by the end of the day.

Be "Ripped"
Working out is never easy to do...

until you get addicted to it. Then you have to.

be a quieter person. (read all 2 entries…)
Screw it.

I am not quiet.

subscribe to someone elses 43 things list. (read all 3 entries…)
I did it.

I feel like a fly on the wall.

go running twice a week.
I do this by default.

I play on an indoor soccer team and somehow manage to get a run in addition to this every week. I have been good about getting this done.

lift weights 3 times per week.
I sore.

I lifted last night for the first time in a while. I am so sore. Tomorrow will be worse. sigh

Spend less time fooling around on the net and more time actually working (read all 3 entries…)
this just isn't going to happen.

It’s not. It’s not going to happen. I have accepted it.

organize all the papers sitting on my desk
I like it when my desk at work doesn't look like a fire hazard.

Seriously the place was starting to smell like a gerbil cage.

go to Judo class 3 times a week.
I'm sore.

No really, having people throw you around and throwing people around makes you sore. Especially in the leg, neck and back regions.

subscribe to someone elses 43 things list. (read all 3 entries…)
wow! you people are cool.

I am really enjoying birds eye view of the lives of the people to whom I am subscribed.

go fly fishing (read all 3 entries…)
you get to hang out in water all day

Fishing is fun. Makes you feel like a kid.

go fly fishing (read all 3 entries…)
buying my rod and reel today

I am going on Saturday! YAY!

tag my city with "You Are Beautiful" stickers.
I stole this goal from Nanon

I think it is awesome.

Buy a soccer ball. (read all 2 entries…)
I didn't actually buy one.

Instead I borrowed one from this guy that I work with. I kick it around the office. It brings me great joy.

build community in my immediate seattle central district neighborhood

I live in the Central District too! Maybe I should have a bbq.

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