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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Thom's Life List

  1. 1. go hiking
    1 cheer
    658 people
  2. 2. swear less
    535 people
  3. 3. Take the GRE
    420 people
  4. 4. ride my bike more often
    144 people
  5. 5. see the aurora borealis
    2,010 people
  6. 6. scuba dive
    2,504 people
  7. 7. pay off my credit cards
    1,145 people
  8. 8. Save money
    16,491 people
  9. 9. buy a camera
    253 people
  10. 10. live in a foreign country
    2,435 people
  11. 11. Drive across the USA
    2,142 people
  12. 12. Brush my teeth & wash my face every night
    1 cheer
    31 people
  13. 13. share meals with friends
    1 person
  14. 14. Breath more fully
    4 people
  15. 15. make my own peanut butter
    2 cheers
    24 people
  16. 16. choose heart over head
    10 people
  17. 17. learn more about physics
    17 people
  18. 18. own a hybrid car
    541 people
  19. 19. buy a car
    3,467 people
  20. 20. meditate daily
    4,819 people
  21. 21. row
    33 people
  22. 22. kiss
    512 people
  23. 23. read all of my seminar readings this year
    1 cheer
    1 person
  24. 24. hug my friends
    1 cheer
    9 people
  25. 25. go camping
    2,916 people
  26. 26. play harmonica more
    10 people
  27. 27. Work on my jump shot
    1 person
  28. 28. change the world
    3,467 people
  29. 29. have kids, well eventually
    2 people
  30. 30. write more letters by hand
    520 people
  31. 31. be in the forest
    1 person
  32. 32. swing dance
    1 cheer
    162 people
  33. 33. Go skydiving
    7,881 people
  34. 34. visit every county in Oregon
    1 cheer
    2 people
  35. 35. hold hands
    60 people
  36. 36. Memorize pi to 50 digits
    1 cheer
    28 people
Recent entries
Blow something up

I blew up a car once but I won’t tell any details for legal reasons. I really like fireworks too.

watch A Clockwork Orange from start to finish
Read the book too

The book has an extra bit at the ending that completely changes the meaning of the story. Apparently there was an edition of the book published without the last chapter and this was the edition that the screenplay was based on. Good performance by McDowell.


I love cornbread. I’m actually obsessed with cornbread. I can cook it all day if I didn’t have other things to do. I am especially proud of my creative efforts to improve my recipe. I’m working on the spicy/chili/cheesy recipe now. Soon I’m going to start on the fruit/berry path. We shall see.


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