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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Go to a Hooters Restaurant

It’s probably different if you’re just going for the “atmosphere.” But the food itself is kind of expensive for what you get, and not all that impressive. Actually, the waitresses I saw weren’t even that impressive.

take crazy pictures with someone in a photobooth

It’s fun, I guess, but not that amazing.

There’s some good old black & white photobooths at one of the arcades on the boardwalk in Ocean City, Maryland. It’s one of my usual stops when I’m in town.

get married

My husband and I got married on 666 (June 6, 2006). We decided to do it about a month ahead of time, after dating for almost four years and living together for a year. We didn’t have (or want!) any kind of fancy wedding – our immediate family came over and we walked to the district courthouse across the street and just did it. Then we all went out to lunch. The whole “wedding” cost about $60, for the marriage license and the judge. (We did buy wedding rings, which were a couple hundred dollars each.)

It’s not about the dress or how the bridesmaids do their hair or the food at the reception. It’s about you and the person you love and the memories you’ll have of that day. My wedding day was perfect and wonderful and happy.

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