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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exoneuk's Life List

  1. 1. Get another tattoo
    1 entry
    3,406 people
  2. 2. Learn to play tennis well
    36 people
  3. 3. draw a comic book
    36 people
  4. 4. Cut off a man's ponytail, or punch a man with a ponytail...
    1 entry
    1 person
  5. 5. dye my hair blonde
    387 people
  6. 6. eat healthier
    1 entry
    11,202 people
  7. 7. be a voice over artist
    5 people
  8. 8. gain some weight
    113 people
  9. 9. Learn Japanese
    10,794 people
  10. 10. go to japan
    3,749 people
  11. 11. Swim in the Olympics
    7 people
  12. 12. Learn to play the guitar
    13,736 people
  13. 13. Start AND finish drawing a Manga novel
    1 entry
    3 people
  14. 14. write a sitcom
    66 people
  15. 15. write a top ten hit song
    2 people
  16. 16. gain muscle
    214 people
  17. 17. get some pecs
    21 people
  18. 18. Get into pixel art
    5 people

How I did it
How to become a teacher
It took me
365 days
It made me

Recent entries
Finally tell a rude customer to piss off. (read all 2 entries…)

It took me a while and some guts and it felt so good to ACTUALLY do it!

Normally I wouldn’t say people deserve it but this guy came in and asked me for a Big Mac, bearing in mind I work at BK… so he’s on a bad footing to start with… Anyway, so I said we don’t do the Big Mac, that’s McDonalds. He asks: “what’s the difference?” – so I explained to him that the two companies are in fact completely different and separate and have no affiliation with each other, other than being fast food restaurants. The Big Mac is a McDonalds product and as such, we do not sell it.

“So what’s the difference?”

I’m pretty sure I just answered that.

“Yeah, so what’s the difference?”

(What he ACTUALLY meant was what is our alternative…) At the minute, we don’t have an alternative to the Big Mac. We used to, but we don’t anymore. If you want something similar we have the Double Cheeseburger, a Whopper with Cheese or a Bacon Double Cheeseburger.

“But that’s not what I want.”

What you want is a McDonalds burger. If you want one, you’ll have to go to McDonalds for one.

“But that’s not what I’m asking for!”

Look, if you’re going to be like this with me, you can piss off to McDonalds and let me get on with my job cos I’m getting fed up with explaining the basic differences and you’re talking to me like a moron, so I’m gonna talk to you like a moron and ask you to leave.

“But I haven’t ordered anything yet!”

Just piss off. It’s not funny anymore.

exit customer in a huff

I’m not normally like that but I got SO fed up with him, I just… kinda… had to! There wasn’t anyone else around mind. If it was a massive queue, I would have ignored him and served the next person.

Needs must sometimes!

Start AND finish drawing a Manga novel
God alone knows when I'll find the time...

But yeah, I wanna get down and write it first before I even get anywhere with it. I’ve got three ideas down on paper that need filling out and another stuck in my head that I quite like the sound of…

makes a note of it


Cut off a man's ponytail, or punch a man with a ponytail...
They're not cool

And it needs doing :P LOL!

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