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 38 things
 

failjolesfail's Life List

  1. 1. Finish AM's wedding scrapbook.
    1 cheer
    1 person
  2. 2. Sew Roman Shades for all the upstairs windows.
    5 entries
    1 person
  3. 3. Letterpress something
    1 cheer
    1 person
  4. 4. Make a blocks set for a baby. And play with them.
    2 cheers
    1 person
  5. 5. Rediscover volunteerism.
    1 cheer
    1 person
  6. 6. Thow, fire, glaze, fire and use a piece of pottery.
    3 entries . 1 cheer
    1 person
  7. 7. Build a bat house.
    1 cheer
    14 people
  8. 8. Up and down the Grand Canyon on a burro!
    1 cheer
    1 person
  9. 9. Renovate the bathroom into a peaceful oasis.
    6 entries . 2 cheers
    1 person
  10. 10. The Tomatina!
    1 person
  11. 11. Finish the Tulip Quilt.
    1 cheer
    1 person
  12. 12. See the Great Pyramid at Giza
    1 entry
    1 person
  13. 13. Return to Mexico; visit Paricutin - the world's youngest volcano
    1 entry
    1 person
  14. 14. Visit Rio!
    1 cheer
    11 people
  15. 15. Get my master's degree.
    4 entries . 1 cheer
    1,205 people
  16. 16. Sell things on etsy.
    2 entries . 2 cheers
    177 people
  17. 17. Buy a new car.
    2 entries
    1,635 people
  18. 18. Get laser eye surgery.
    614 people
  19. 19. Cruise Alaska and see the Northern Lights
    1 person
  20. 20. Pay off my credit card debt.
    10 entries . 1 cheer
    636 people
  21. 21. Scuba Dive the Great Barrier Reef
    1 entry
    278 people
  22. 22. Go fishing.
    613 people
  23. 23. Visit Victoria Falls.
    1 entry
    40 people
  24. 24. Braid a rag rug.
    2 entries
    1 person
  25. 25. Sell my (useless) junk on CL.
    8 entries
    1 person
  26. 26. Find a scavenger hunt/treasure hunt group.
    1 cheer
    1 person
  27. 27. See a total solar eclipse
    1 entry
    279 people
  28. 28. Read the NYPL Books of the Century
    1 entry
    1 person
  29. 29. Send out holiday cards...again.
    1 person
  30. 30. Learn to patch sheetrock.
    1 person
  31. 31. "Meet" all 161 AKC recognized breeds.
    5 entries
    1 person
  32. 32. Weigh 230lbs again.
    1 person
  33. 33. keep bees
    1 entry
    140 people
  34. 34. Make 1,000 lovely things
    7 entries
    1 person
  35. 35. Clean and organize my office/den
    2 entries
    1 person
  36. 36. Eat 3 superfoods a day.
    6 entries
    2 people
  37. 37. Install a picket fence.
    1 entry
    1 person
  38. 38. Collect the Elements
    1 person

How I did it
How to send out holiday cards
It took me
3 weeks
It made me
Serene.


How to get new glasses
It took me
6 months
It made me


How to bake 60 cupcakes for K's wedding. And decorate 300 of them.
It took me
2 months
It made me
a good friend!


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Recent entries
Have an excuse to buy and wear sexy shoes.
Eh.

They’re fun. Enough.

What’s fun is knowing they turn someone on, and knowing you can turn someone on is worth it.



Make 1,000 lovely things (read all 7 entries…)
6. Baby Set

Made this set (among others) for C. Still haven’t met C, or seen him wear these…but I was proud of the cuteness…



Make 1,000 lovely things (read all 7 entries…)
5. Purpureum Sweater

Best friend is having the first baby in our clique any day now.

It’s been a tough pregnancy…not painful or even all that dangerous, just troublesome in that she ends up in the hospital once or twice a week with seemingly minor issues.

I went out to spend a week with her, and ended up playing nursemaid to a frustrated, bedridden, anxious woman.

But I had a lot of time to knit, and before I went home, I finished the Purpureum.

I love this sweater. I love it a whole lot. I love the story of the wool, the bright glass buttons, the fact that it was the first challenging project I tackled after my elbow surgeries.



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