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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I'm doing 40 things
 

ecidnac's Life List

  1. 1. Live instead of exist
    1 entry . 2 cheers
    655 people
  2. 2. decide what the hell I would like to do with the rest of my life
    7,198 people
  3. 3. Find my purpose in life
    885 people
  4. 4. care less about what people think about me.
    16 people
  5. 5. Find a balance between the things I want to do and the things I need to do
    2,325 people
  6. 6. Buy a house
    1 entry
    14,074 people
  7. 7. Get organized
    6,534 people
  8. 8. Regain my flexibility
    1 entry
    20 people
  9. 9. become better at small-talk
    1 cheer
    2,007 people
  10. 10. become ambidextrous
    960 people
  11. 11. see the pyramids
    1 entry . 1 cheer
    1,086 people
  12. 12. Learn to make my own clothes
    1 entry
    221 people
  13. 13. Learn to ride a motorcycle
    1 entry . 1 cheer
    1,953 people
  14. 14. Improve my posture
    2,721 people
  15. 15. Travel all around the world
    1 entry
    262 people
  16. 16. Live in a foreign country for at least a year
    1 entry
    130 people
  17. 17. Travel all over the United States
    1 entry
    9 people
  18. 18. star in a movie
    1 entry
    344 people
  19. 19. Get my pilots license and actually fly a plane
    1 person
  20. 20. Learn to cook. Really cook.
    1 entry
    1,689 people
  21. 21. learn to play an instrument
    1 entry . 1 cheer
    1,413 people
  22. 22. Give back to the community
    1 entry
    51 people
  23. 23. be early or on time
    1 entry . 2 cheers
    20 people
  24. 24. whiten my teeth
    2,112 people
  25. 25. lose weight and keep it off
    1 entry
    1,250 people
  26. 26. learn more about my heritage
    215 people
  27. 27. see the aurora borealis
    2,010 people
  28. 28. find a fulfilling career
    46 people
  29. 29. pay off my student loans
    2,982 people
  30. 30. Learn to pick locks
    1,502 people
  31. 31. change someone's life for the better
    1 cheer
    501 people
  32. 32. be remembered (in a positive way)
    1 person
  33. 33. open a bed and breakfast
    1 cheer
    52 people
  34. 34. Become a Polyglot
    1 entry
    167 people
  35. 35. Tour the United States in search of the best burgers in the country
    1 entry
    1 person
  36. 36. Finish my Bachelor's Degree
    467 people
  37. 37. learn the one inch punch
    3 people
  38. 38. appear on Law & Order
    2 people
  39. 39. Own and run my own diner
    2 people
  40. 40. be more patient
    3,252 people
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Tie a cherry stem in a knot with my tongue
Incredibly simple

I thought it was easy to do. Then I moved on to double-knotting, which was more challenging, but still not difficult. I’m still working on the triple-knot, but it’s hard to find a stem long enough to accomplish this task.



learn how to tie the stem of a maraschino cherry with my tongue
Incredibly simple

I thought it was easy to do. Then I moved on to double-knotting, which was more challenging, but still not difficult. I’m still working on the triple-knot, but it’s hard to find a stem long enough to accomplish this task.



Tour the United States in search of the best burgers in the country
There's nothing like a big, nasty, juicy cheeseburger... And I want to find the best!

The cheeseburger is probably my all-time favorite food. I want to visit all the best burger joints in the United States in search of the best burger in the country.

Late last night (or early this morning) I saw a Food Network show called “Diners, Drive-Ins, and Dives” and the host, Guy Fieri, was traveling the US eating the best and most famous burgers.

And that’s exactly what I’d like to do some day. Hopefully Hackney’s, Triple X Restaurant, and Squeeze Inn will still be around by the time I raise enough capital to do this.

AND, aside from classic beef burgers (the best) and buffalo burgers (delicious), I also want to try alternate and “exotic” meat burgers, like antelope, kangaroo, kobe beef, ostrich, venison, etc. (I have had venison before, but not in burger form.)



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