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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Carla Hufstedler's Life List

  1. 1. Get a PhD
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    2,975 people
  2. 2. read all works by f. scott fitzgerald
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    6 people
  3. 3. Learn Spanish
    18,259 people
  4. 4. complete my private investigator's license qualifications
    1 person
  5. 5. buy and use a pedometer
    1 person
  6. 6. Read Modern Library's 100 Best Novels of the 20th Century
    574 people
  7. 7. Read all pulitzer prize winning novels
    91 people
  8. 8. read all works by Edith Wharton
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    2 people
  9. 9. Learn to spin wool
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    109 people
  10. 10. read all works by Vladimir Nabakov
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  11. 11. publish in a peer-review journal
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    5 people
  12. 12. read all of the Star Wars novels in order
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  13. 13. read all of the books in the "Great Books" program
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  14. 14. study portuguese
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  15. 15. Read the complete Sherlock Holmes
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  16. 16. read the entire Oz series
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    1 person
  17. 17. convert my handwriting into a font
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  18. 18. make a quilt from old t-shirts
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    7 people
  19. 19. learn to knit lace
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    15 people
  20. 20. receive my LPC in the state of Virginia
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  21. 21. learn to tat
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  22. 22. read all of Andrew Lang's color-themed fairy tale books
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  23. 23. relearn sign language
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    38 people
  24. 24. paint and hack my Performa6200
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    1 person
  25. 25. publish another short story
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    5 people
  26. 26. turn my Palm into a remote control
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    4 people
  27. 27. knit Lain's teddy bear hat
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    4 people
  28. 28. learn Italian
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    6,590 people
  29. 29. Practice Yoga
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    4,258 people
  30. 30. learn to play the mandolin
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    271 people
  31. 31. label all my books with book plates i've designed myself
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    2 people
  32. 32. learn to quilt
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    342 people
  33. 33. make a documentary film
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    550 people
  34. 34. Volunteer for Special Olympics
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    23 people
  35. 35. Improve my French
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    1,441 people
  36. 36. learn how to play chess
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    364 people
  37. 37. finish adding all my books into my database
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    1 person
  38. 38. learn the Irish language
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    29 people
  39. 39. read all works by Louisa May Alcott
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    1 person
  40. 40. Read the entire Bible
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    2,552 people
  41. 41. learn to code in Applescript
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    1 person
  42. 42. read all works by Elaine Pagels
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Recent entries
Read the complete Sherlock Holmes

From wikipedia:

The traditional canon consists of the four novels and fifty-six short stories collected.

1. A Study in Scarlet
2. The Sign of the Four
3. The Hound of the Baskervilles
4. The Valley of Fear

Short stories:
The fifty-six short stories are collected in five books:
1. The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes
2. The Memoirs of Sherlock Holmes
3. The Return of Sherlock Holmes
4. His Last Bow
5. The Case-Book of Sherlock Holmes

The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes:
1. “A Scandal in Bohemia”
2. “The Adventure of the Red-Headed League”
3. “A Case of Identity”
4. “The Boscombe Valley Mystery”
5. “The Five Orange Pips”
6. “The Man with the Twisted Lip”
7. “The Adventure of the Blue Carbuncle”
8. “The Adventure of the Speckled Band”
9. “The Adventure of the Engineer’s Thumb”
10. “The Adventure of the Noble Bachelor”
11. “The Adventure of the Beryl Coronet”
12. “The Adventure of the Copper Beeches”

The Memoirs of Sherlock Holmes:
1. “Silver Blaze”
2. “The Adventure of the Cardboard Box” (this story is included as part of His Last Bow in American editions of the canon)
3. “The Adventure of the Yellow Face”
4. “The Adventure of the Stockbroker’s Clerk”
5. “The Adventure of the Gloria Scott” (Holmes’s first case, described to Watson)
6. “The Adventure of the Musgrave Ritual” (another early case, told by Holmes to Watson)
7. “The Adventure of the Reigate Squire”
8. “The Adventure of the Crooked Man”
9. “The Adventure of the Resident Patient”
10. “The Adventure of the Greek Interpreter” (Mycroft appears for the first time)
11. “The Adventure of the Naval Treaty”
12. “The Final Problem” (Watson reports the death of Holmes)

The Return of Sherlock Holmes:
1. “The Adventure of the Empty House”
2. “The Adventure of the Norwood Builder”
3. “The Adventure of the Dancing Men”
4. “The Adventure of the Solitary Cyclist”
5. “The Adventure of the Priory School”
6. “The Adventure of Black Peter”
7. “The Adventure of Charles Augustus Milverton”
8. “The Adventure of the Six Napoleons”
9. “The Adventure of the Three Students”
10. “The Adventure of the Golden Pince-Nez”
11. “The Adventure of the Missing Three-Quarter”
12. “The Adventure of the Abbey Grange”
13. “The Adventure of the Second Stain”

His Last Bow:
1. “The Adventure of Wisteria Lodge” (originally published simply as “A Reminiscence of Mr Sherlock Holmes,” this story is made up of two parts given separate titles: “The Singular Experience of Mr. John Scott Eccles” and “The Tiger of San Pedro”)
2. “The Adventure of the Red Circle”
3. “The Adventure of the Bruce-Partington Plans” (Mycroft appears)
4. “The Adventure of the Dying Detective”
5. “The Disappearance of Lady Frances Carfax”
6. “The Adventure of the Devil’s Foot”
7. “His Last Bow” (told in third-person)

The Case-Book of Sherlock Holmes:
1. “The Adventure of the Mazarin Stone” (told in third-person)
2. “The Problem of Thor Bridge”
3. “The Adventure of the Creeping Man”
4. “The Adventure of the Sussex Vampire”
5. “The Adventure of the Three Garridebs”
6. “The Adventure of the Illustrious Client”
7. “The Adventure of the Three Gables”
8. “The Adventure of the Blanched Soldier” (narrated by Holmes; Watson does not appear)
9. “The Adventure of the Lion’s Mane” (narrated by Holmes; Watson does not appear)
10. “The Adventure of the Retired Colourman”
11. “The Adventure of the Veiled Lodger”
12. “The Adventure of Shoscombe Old Place”

read the entire Oz series (read all 2 entries…)
14 in all (written by L. Frank Baum, and Baum alone)

full list:
1. The Wonderful Wizard of Oz
2. The Marvelous Land of Oz
3. Ozma of Oz
4. Dorothy and the Wizard in Oz
5. The Road to Oz
6. The Emerald City of Oz
7. The Patchwork Girl of Oz
8. Tik-Tok of Oz
9. The Scarecrow of Oz
10. Rinkitink in Oz
11. The Lost Princess of Oz
12. The Tin Woodman of Oz
13. The Magic of Oz
14. Glinda of Oz

learn more about my great-grandfather's life as a Freemason

The lovely people at the national temple researched Grandpa Porter’s membership, and told me he was a 32nd degree Freemason in excellent standing when he died.

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