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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mireille's Life List

  1. 1. own every ani difranco album
    5 entries . 15 cheers
    8 people
  2. 2. read all the books my grandfather wrote
    2 entries . 56 cheers
    1 person
  3. 3. stick to a budget
    1 entry . 10 cheers
    1,406 people
  4. 4. write more random entries on 43things
    1 entry . 7 cheers
    1 person
  5. 5. email my brother more often
    1 entry . 18 cheers
    1 person
  6. 6. see every movie with colin firth in it!
    2 entries . 12 cheers
    1 person
  7. 7. write anonymous, loving post-its for strangers to find
    3 entries . 35 cheers
    847 people
  8. 8. smile to everybody i meet while walking.
    1 entry . 27 cheers
    6 people
  9. 9. record my dreams
    1 entry . 10 cheers
    335 people
  10. 10. cook more!
    1 entry . 14 cheers
    2,048 people
  11. 11. contribute more to wikipedia
    1 entry . 14 cheers
    23 people
  12. 12. write more love letters
    1 entry . 16 cheers
    143 people
  13. 13. own a room full of books
    31 cheers
    76 people
  14. 14. get my driver license
    2 entries . 5 cheers
    52 people
  15. 15. invite my petri friends to my wedding
    2 cheers
    4 people
  16. 16. have enough kids to keep the house in motion
    10 cheers
    1 person
  17. 17. fall in love every morning with the person waking up next to me
    21 cheers
    9 people
  18. 18. catch a plane to barcelona
    1 entry . 9 cheers
    2 people
  19. 19. See all the films that have won the Best Picture Oscar
    1 entry . 3 cheers
    312 people
  20. 20. sleep under the stars with the one i love
    8 cheers
    142 people
  21. 21. play paintball like in the movies
    1 entry . 5 cheers
    4 people
  22. 22. find out who's subscribing to me :)
    2 entries . 4 cheers
    75 people
  23. 23. bring more variety in my clothes
    3 cheers
    1 person
  24. 24. create the perfect make-out soundtrack
    6 cheers
    2 people
  25. 25. find myself in a situation where it makes sense and is in fact absolutely necessary to say "frankly my dear, I don't give a damn"
    1 entry . 9 cheers
    175 people
  26. 26. keep ahead of my homework
    1 entry . 5 cheers
    19 people
  27. 27. lose 30 pounds
    4 cheers
    5,626 people
  28. 28. Learn Ruby and Ruby on Rails
    1 cheer
    58 people
  29. 29. learn sign language
    2 cheers
    8,503 people
  30. 30. beat all the Final Fantasies
    2 entries . 1 cheer
    29 people

How I did it
How to not frighten the next guy who comes into my life with my big lifetime projects
It took me
3 years
It made me
feel loved

How to keep my room cleaner
It took me
2 years
It made me

Recent entries
get flickr pro (read all 2 entries…)
First a gift, then a well-worth it buy

I don’t remember why exactly, but one of my friends had joked that he would give that to me a few years ago. I think it’s because I was the one taking the pictures at our parties and then couldn’t put them all up because of the bandwidth limit. Anyway, he gave it to me! (I gave him something a month later for the St-Rémi to thank him!) And then I bought two years last Christmas. I now have about 950 photos so it’s a must. I love Flickr – I just wish more of my friends would use it (instead of the low-quality photos on Facebook).

Flickr actually saved my life when my hard-drive crashed this summer. I didn’t have much photos that weren’t on Flickr, so my summer was saved!

beat all the Final Fantasies (read all 2 entries…)
Waiting for remakes...

So! It’s been a year and a half since my last update and I have beaten FFI, FFVIII, FFIX, FFX (currently replaying!), FFX-2 (still playing… because my DVD is broken in the middle), FFXII and FFXIII:RW (on my DS!). Phew! I started FFVII but was turned off by the graphics and decided to wait for the remake (you know it’ll come). I bought a DS during the year so I’ll probably play FFIII and FFIV sooner of later. In general I decided to wait for remakes. I admit I prefer nice graphics and stuff (though I didn’t mind for FFI… I guess it had a nice old-school feel).

So.. what’s left (that I haven’t played at all) is: FFII, FFIII, FFIV, FFV, FFVI, FFVII and that’s it! Mainly old stuff.

own every ani difranco album (read all 5 entries…)
Only five left!

I actually didn’t think it’d be possible, but I see the end of this goal now! I just buy an album everytime there’s a sale on the RBR store. Today started the “live in Babeville” sale, so I bought my first Ani DVD and Dilate! So that’s 5 studio albums (I don’t want Canon, at least not right now), 1 live, 4 bootlegs, and 3 EPs that I have yet to buy. Oh well!! At least I have a mighty good collection to listen to right now.

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