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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hobocouturegirl's Life List

  1. 1. own a baby grand piano
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  2. 2. be super skinny
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  3. 3. move to the virgin islands
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  4. 4. own a hybrid car
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  5. 5. own a horse
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  6. 6. want nothing
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  7. 7. Safari in Africa
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  8. 8. walk the red carpet
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  9. 9. speak spanish fluently
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  10. 10. Speak French fluently
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  11. 11. go on a road trip with no predetermined destination
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  12. 12. write a novel
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  13. 13. play guitar well
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  14. 14. never waitress again
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  15. 15. be a wine connoisseur
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  16. 16. sky dive
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  17. 17. go on a buddhist retreat
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dye my hair bright red

I was determined to do this since I saw Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless mind.

I’ve never been so happy as I was with this hair. I kept it for about 3 months, then I went back to my natural hair color (natural red) for the holidays.

Now I’m going to dye my hair purple.

I recommend special effects hair color. I used nuclear red. It lasts fairly long and is high quality… my hair felt really smooth once I dyed it.

Just expect to recolor every 3 weeks at least if you want to keep close to the original color.

Visit haunted places
Visit Archer

If you’re in Chicago, take a drive down Archer… It’s a very haunted street. Follow it into Willow Springs and stop in the Ashbary coffee shop… I’ve been going there for years and have had quite a few encounters, mostly in the upstairs (or coming from the upstairs)...

Visit the Louvre
Strange Meetings

I would love to go to the Louvre again. I had no idea it was SO BIG!!! I didn’t have nearly enough time to see everything.
Strange enough, I was there and ran into one of my old friends from highschool… in Chicago. Small World.

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