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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☠ dustball jin ☠

remember when we used to shine

I'm doing 2 things

How I did it
How to find the ultimate boot
It took me
2 years
It made me
jin 2.0

How to accomplish 5 goals in a minute
It took me
1 day
It made me

How to get back home
It took me
3 days
It made me

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pointless nostalgia

A july-ey July night, a year ago already.

It’s closing time ; another hard day of work down, on to the next one, however many more await in this strange life of expiation down here.

As we close our respective designated shops we’re all kind of checking on each other like we usually do, making sure everyone gets to go home in sync. Having successfully cleared the first level, we ascend to Viki and Kiki’s shop, well, maybe not to check on them so much as to ninja-give them our cash bags to deal with while we make for the lift really (Viki seems to be doing fine anyway, casually yelling on the phone while tidying up the shop -she’s always yelling on the phone so it’s just “casual” yelling here, not the upset kind or anything).

“[something something] TCHATCHKY,” she yell-says in her native Macedonian (however you’re supposed to spell it).

“Aw, Tchatchky !” i say as i walk by, “sounds groovy, i like it. What does that one mean ?”

She laughs : “how random ! tchatch-ky, it means cups : i’m meeting with some friends downstairs to sit in the grass and drink, i’m saying they bring the drinks, i’ve got cups already. Say, you boys wanna tag along, get to meet some fine girls from my land ?”

None of the guys seem very motivated, but maybe because it’s so july-ey i’m feeling uncharacteristically adventurous and socially curious, plus i’m not getting any less single so what the hell.

“Giggity, i’m in !”

There’s a quick exchange of glances and all resistance goes out the window, contaminated as everyone is by the july-eyness (either that or i’ve got mad federative skillz i didn’t know about), even shy girl Kiki says she’s coming along now.

To the gardens ; we follow Viki who’s trying to locate her friends (actually, she only knows one of the girls -a fellow exile-ee, the other two are friends of that girl, here on vacation only). “Here they are !”

As i’m introduced to each three of them, because i’m feeling a little silly and i’m still enamoured with the word, i naturally go “tchatchky !” as if it meant “pleased to meet you”, determined to keep saying the word as long as my fancy sees fit.

NOT go gentle into that good night, in other words, post, prance & play til the lights on 43 go out, with whoever will play with me!
So, is 43geddon a real thing ?

And where’s that damned party ? i’m here to f$#k s*@t up.

post random questions daily and see if anyone plays with me and answers them :) (read all 44 entries…)
Eye of the beholder

What traits (if any) that don’t meet “conventional” beauty standards do you personally find irresistible ? i myself go weak at the knees every time for jin-ettes with an unorthodox nose (provided it “works” with said jin-ette’s pretty face).

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