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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hockeystix's Life List

  1. 1. Bowl a perfect game
    1 entry
    70 people
  2. 2. have an affair
    1 entry
    239 people
  3. 3. start a magazine
    1 cheer
    328 people
  4. 4. learn to skate
    237 people
  5. 5. break a bone
    1 entry
    224 people
Recent entries
Break a Bone

Yup, that’s what I’m asking myself. But I’ve never had anything worse than a scratch. Okay, it was a pretty deep scratch, and I still have a pale mark on my hip from it (20 years on), but I’m starting to feel like Bruce Willis about halfway through ‘Unbreakable’.
I’m not going to go out and intentionally break a bone. I’m probably not even going to do anything especially stupid. But I think that if I ever did break a bone, I wouldn’t be so freakin’ terrified of getting hurt.

have an affair
feeling guilty already

Yes, I know. At some level this is a little repugnant to me. I’m happily married. To the woman I truly believe is my soul mate. But I have to wonder what’s out there. I may never, ever do this, and I honestly don’t believe my life will be any worse if I don’t – I could quite easily make the case that my life will be better if I don’t (even if I never get caught). But I still want to.

Bowl a perfect game
My first one!

this might sound odd to anyone who knows me, as I don’t even bowl that often. But it’s something I’d love to do. Anything where it’s a combination of skill and pure dumb luck sounds appealing to me. Plus I figure this is as close as I get to pitching a perfect game, which I’d like to do even more, but since I don’t play baseball I’m gonna try and be a little realistic here.


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