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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Bridgette Taylor

cold as ice cream, but still as sweet..



I'm doing 36 things
 

Bridgette Taylor's Life List

  1. 1. learn to stop worrying and love the bomb
    14 people
  2. 2. become penpals with an inmate
    1 person
  3. 3. Find 100 things that make me happy, and make a list of them.
    2 entries . 3 cheers
    2 people
  4. 4. Find 100 things that make me angry, and destroy them.
    3 entries . 1 cheer
    2 people
  5. 5. Make a hollow book to hide my love momentos.
    2 cheers
    1 person
  6. 6. Renew my childhood passion for digging a hole to 'China'.
    3 cheers
    1 person
  7. 7. Tape my thumbs to my hands to see what it would be like to be a dinosaur
    1 person
  8. 8. Get back in the habit of writing cryptic messages in bottles and casting them out to sea
    2 cheers
    0 people
  9. 9. Find Kathesal, my snake-friend who talks to me in dreams.
    1 entry . 2 cheers
    1 person
  10. 10. Host a 'mad' tea party; the madness shall be embraced with the help of mushroom tea.
    5 cheers
    1 person
  11. 11. Visit every single place listed on sacredsites.com, within this lifetime.
    3 cheers
    1 person
  12. 12. stop sleeping. it is unnecessary.
    2 cheers
    1 person
  13. 13. Attempt to become a member of Mensa, Intertel & The Top One Percent Society. Bonus if they give out super serious membership ID cards.
    1 entry
    0 people
  14. 14. run away and join the circus
    4 cheers
    13 people
  15. 15. rediscover Tantric sex with my beloved.
    2 cheers
    1 person
  16. 16. construct a mental mapping of the astral plane; reacquaint myself with Amanita Muscaria.
    1 person
  17. 17. backpack through Europe with the love of my life, staying only in hostels so we can afford to explore everything.
    3 cheers
    2 people
  18. 18. only consume what I grow myself.. or make in a bathtub in my basement.
    2 cheers
    1 person
  19. 19. be submerged in rose-scented water, lounging in the largest clawfoot bathtub ever. Right now.
    1 person
  20. 20. duct tape somebody to the ceiling
    4 people
  21. 21. write antiquated erotica, with only a quill and drive myself mad, consuming Absinthe like it's water.
    5 cheers
    1 person
  22. 22. Resurrect Lovecraft and hold his hand while he shows me around Antarctica.
    5 cheers
    1 person
  23. 23. have my own minions, underlings, lackies, toadies, yes-men, or zombies
    5 people
  24. 24. I want to swim through the ocean while riding a horse.
    1 entry . 1 cheer
    2 people
  25. 25. master the art of mass hypnosis and try to take over the world
    1 entry . 1 cheer
    5 people
  26. 26. Join http://www.postcrossing.com and send out lots of weird postcards!
    1 person
  27. 27. One day, have enough mad skills with fire-dancing to become a member of Pyrosutra.
    1 person
  28. 28. Go to a real live cock fight; I don't care how fucked up that is.
    1 cheer
    1 person
  29. 29. Go to a party in the Catacombes de Paris!
    1 cheer
    2 people
  30. 30. show up at the airport with a bag and a passport and take the first flight available
    149 people
  31. 31. I should learn how to drive stick-shift properly.
    1 person
  32. 32. Start drawing out blueprints for our underground fallout shelter, so when the apocalypse / zombies / conservatives / whatever comes, we will be prepared.
    1 entry . 1 cheer
    9 people
  33. 33. leave a note in a library book for someone to find
    12 people
  34. 34. In catholic grade school Trapper Keepers were forbidden. As my right of passage into adulthood I must own a Trapper Keeper.
    1 person
  35. 35. punch a scene kid in the face. make an emo kid cry. also, try and convince a hippie to bathe.
    1 person
  36. 36. Join the underground Poison Cactus Arm Wrestling league. Become a CHAMPION!
    1 person
Recent entries
make a Cicada retreat with Isto
ok i dont know why we call it a 'retreat'

... but we need to break out the shadow boxes. And I need to look into miniatures. Maybe this is a good reason to make a visit to Rochester?



I want to swim through the ocean while riding a horse.
just like in this photo!



master the art of mass hypnosis and try to take over the world
research!

Abbé Faria, or Abbé (Abbot) José Custódio de Faria, (May 30, 1746 – September 20, 1819), was a colourful Indo-Portuguese monk who was one of the pioneers of the scientific study of hypnotism, following on from the work of Franz Anton Mesmer. Unlike Mesmer, who claimed that hypnosis was mediated by “animal magnetism”, Faria understood that it worked purely by the power of suggestion. In the early 19th century, Abbé Faria introduced oriental hypnosis to Paris.

He was the first to affect a breach in the theory of the “magnetic fluid,” to place in relief the importance of suggestion, and to demonstrate the existence of “autosuggestion.”



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