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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ericeric's Life List

  1. 1. work because I like to, not because I have to
    1 entry . 24 cheers
    3,457 people
  2. 2. give my parents as much as they have given me
    1 entry . 36 cheers
    388 people
  3. 3. Find a balance between the things I want to do and the things I need to do
    2 entries . 7 cheers
    2,325 people
  4. 4. Keep in closer contact with friends (regularly)
    1 entry . 9 cheers
    156 people
  5. 5. Buy a grand piano
    3 entries . 12 cheers
    48 people
  6. 6. improve my handwriting
    2 entries . 8 cheers
    894 people
  7. 7. Make a family scrapbook on DVD
    1 entry . 5 cheers
    9 people
  8. 8. Chirp exactly like a cricket
    3 team members . 7 entries . 22 cheers
    57 people
  9. 9. Design and build a house
    1 entry . 6 cheers
    262 people
  10. 10. Write down my stories
    1 entry . 2 cheers
    67 people
  11. 11. See the Cubs win the World Series
    2 entries . 12 cheers
    119 people
  12. 12. start investing
    7 cheers
    98 people
  13. 13. Run a marathon
    1 entry . 4 cheers
    12,898 people
  14. 14. reduce my belly size
    2 entries . 10 cheers
    111 people
  15. 15. Write a will
    1 entry . 2 cheers
    758 people
  16. 16. Visit my Sister in Arizona more
    2 entries . 6 cheers
    1 person
  17. 17. become a much, much better digital photographer
    7 cheers
    135 people
  18. 18. get corrective eye surgery
    2 entries . 4 cheers
    165 people
  19. 19. Get and use a safety-deposit box
    1 entry . 4 cheers
    25 people
  20. 20. Drop 15 strokes off of my handicap
    5 entries . 1 cheer
    2 people
  21. 21. Eliminate verbal acne
    2 team members . 3 entries . 11 cheers
    7 people
  22. 22. Ski The Rockies.
    2 cheers
    15 people
  23. 23. make a documentary
    1 entry . 2 cheers
    608 people
  24. 24. Play poker like a pro
    5 entries . 2 cheers
    1 person
  25. 25. watch the IMDB.com Top 100 movies
    1 entry . 4 cheers
    1,306 people
  26. 26. celebrate my 100th birthday
    1 entry . 6 cheers
    9 people
  27. 27. Volunteer
    1 entry . 10 cheers
    5,550 people
  28. 28. Write a Screenplay
    3 cheers
    2,319 people
  29. 29. Contact Adam Sandler about a movie opportunity
    2 entries
    5 people
  30. 30. see a ghost
    1 entry . 6 cheers
    597 people
  31. 31. see a tornado
    2 entries . 5 cheers
    327 people
  32. 32. Visit the Louvre
    5 cheers
    318 people
  33. 33. Read all the books in my "must read" pile
    2 entries . 5 cheers
    1,081 people
  34. 34. Go to Mardi Gras
    1 entry . 4 cheers
    714 people
  35. 35. download myself into a computer
    1 entry . 7 cheers
    17 people
  36. 36. Be an organ donor when I die
    1 entry . 14 cheers
    12 people
  37. 37. Greet each day with an outstanding attitude
    5 team members . 2 entries . 4 cheers
    75 people
  38. 38. Start doing crunches every day
    2 cheers
    76 people
  39. 39. Network With Nerds
    1 entry . 2 cheers
    1 person
  40. 40. Aaaaaand dance by the light of the mooooon
    1 entry . 11 cheers
    1 person
Recent entries
Have my wisdom teeth taken out (read all 2 entries…)
Finally at age 38

What the heck was I waiting for?
2 weeks of pain afterward but I’m so glad they’re gone.



Install a paver stone driveway (read all 2 entries…)
Backbreaking, time consuming, miserable, tedious, and totally worth doing.

If you take the time,plan well, do your homework, avoid cutting corners, and use the right tools for the job, it’s fully worth doing.

The reward? Well, my estimates for expenses are around $7,500 for all materials and equipment.
In the end, I ended up with a driveway that would have cost me closer to $30,000 to have a contractor install it for me.

It was miserable work. And totally worth it.



Drop 15 strokes off of my handicap (read all 5 entries…)
Awesome! First round results

Ok, it may not seem like much, but I started off this season with a 98. Remember now that I am as honest a player as you will find. I don’t take ANY mulligans, fluff my ball, or improve my lie outside of regulation rules. When I knock a ball OB I rehit for my third stroke. etc. I think you get the point. I don’t cheat!
So anyway I hit the course with no idea what my game will be like and I birdie the first hole! Woo Hoo! I then his hole number 2 which is Par 4 ranked the hardest hole on the course and I get a 6 double bogey. Not bad (I often walk away from that hole with a 7 and so do a lot of other good golfers) Next hole? PAR! (3) In fact I complete the front nine with another birdie and an overall 44, (yes I had a few hiccups but overall things were going well.
I’m very excited. I expect to have a round in the 80s for the first time in my life and that will mean that I have achieved my goal. I can do this!



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