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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fushmush's Life List

  1. 1. renew our vows in vegas with an Elvis impersonator celebrant
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    1 person
  2. 2. see the northern lights
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    19,115 people
  3. 3. stay in an ice hotel
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    121 people
  4. 4. watch a cricket game in every first class ground in Australia
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    1 person
  5. 5. see Sagrada Familia when it's complete
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    5 people
  6. 6. swim with whale sharks
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    47 people
  7. 7. exercise at least 3 times a week
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    284 people
  8. 8. stop procrastinating
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  9. 9. overcome my aversion to phones
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    107 people
  10. 10. travel to every continent
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  11. 11. blog every second day
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  12. 12. see a movie at a drive-in theatre
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  13. 13. clean my house in some way for at least 20 minutes a day.
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    3 people
  14. 14. run a 5km race
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    10 people
  15. 15. update my website
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  16. 16. try the pub quiz at a local pub
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  17. 17. do at least one touristy thing each week
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  18. 18. explore London
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    25 people
  19. 19. watch the Eton vs Harrow cricket match at Lord's
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  20. 20. TO04:- Cruise from Tate to Tate
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  21. 21. TO05:- Toast the town from the 42nd floor
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  22. 22. TO240:- Crystal Palace Park
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  23. 23. TO272:- Electric Cinema
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  24. 24. TO285:- Candlelit tour of Dennis Severs' House
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  25. 25. TO288:- Grab a 3am bagel at the Brick Lane Beigel Bake
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  26. 26. TO394:- Swim in the Parliament Hill Lido
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  27. 27. TO466:- Cross the zebra crossing at Abbey Road
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  28. 28. TO613:- Tapas at Barrafina
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  29. 29. TO398:- Oysters at Bibendum
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  30. 30. TO191:- Drink at Jerusalem Tavern
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  31. 31. TO038:- Sound of Music Singalong
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  32. 32. TO572:- Visit the Museum of Brands
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  33. 33. TO261:-Eat ice-cream at Gelateria Danieli
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  34. 34. TO413:- Do dim sum at Hakkasan
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  35. 35. TO952:- Visit London's Pet Cemetery in Hyde Park
    1 person
  36. 36. TO580:- Get lost over a cocktail at Lost Society
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  37. 37. TO621:- Visit the Horniman Museum
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How I did it
How to read 50 books in 2008
It took me
365 days
It made me
feel accomplished

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learn to swing dance
Retiring this goal

As I’m currently learning Ceroc. I think that will count for this goal :D

see Shibboleth at the Tate Modern

Shibboleth—A word or pronunciation that distinguishes people of one group or class from those of another.

The Tate Modern’s current draw card exhibition is Shibboleth by Doris Salcedo. The Tate Modern describes it as “subterranean chasm that stretches the length of the Turbine Hall”. I’d describe it as a big crack. Salcedo says her work expresses a “colonial and imperial history [that] has been disregarded, marginalised or simply obliterated… the history of racism, running parallel to the history of modernity and… it’s untold dark side.”

The word Shibboleth originates from an incident in the bible. In the Book of Judges, the Ephraimites, attempting to flee across the river Jordan, were stopped by their enemies the Gileadites. The Gileadites identified the refugees by making them say the word Shibboleth. Because there is no “Sh” sound in Ephraimitie dialect, they were easily discovered, captured and killed.

I must congratulate the Tate Modern for making modern art so approachable and enjoyable. Usually, I’m not a modern art kinda girl. Usually, I like to look at a picture and understand what I’m looking at. But, the Tate Modern have a record of picking pieces that are a little bit fun. Last year it was the slides. This year it’s a big crack in the floor.

It was lots of fun watching the kids interact with Shibboleth. The kids were excited. They wanted to know where the crack started and finished. They jumped from one side of the crack to the other. They climbed into the crack to see how deep it was. Onya Tate Modern for raising a generation with an appreciation for modern art.

TO622:- visit Highgate Cemetery
Tours of the Western Cemetery

Guided tours at 2pm on a weekday. (Weekday tours are not offered in December, January or February)

Call 0208 340 1834 to book.

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