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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get my wisdom teeth out
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Just got them out this morning. The pain isn’t too bad so far. Fingers crossed for a simple recovery. Procedure itself was fine. Went under general anesthetic and was out like a light.



finish my summer reading (read all 3 entries…)
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1. Atlas Shrugged
—done, almost done with both essays and extra work
2. One Hundred Years of Solitude
—all done
3. To the Lighthouse
—reading now
4. Waiting for Godot
—all done
5. Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf?
—all done
6. Mythology
—reading now
7. Memories of a Catholic Girlhood



Find 10 new bands to love (read all 9 entries…)
The Cranberries

Yay, that’s ten! Three of my favorite bands came from this.



finish my summer reading (read all 3 entries…)
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1. Atlas Shrugged
—reading now
2. One Hundred Years of Solitude
—read and done with both essays
3. To the Lighthouse
4. Waiting for Godot
5. Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf?
—read; will begin essays tomorrow
6. Mythology
—reading now
7. Memories of a Catholic Girlhood



get published in a magazine
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So far i’ve been rejected by The Sun. Submitted to Narrative. Will re-submit to The Sun.



finish my summer reading (read all 3 entries…)
So much to do...

but i’m powering through. Slowly.

Each book/play entails two essays (except number seven); there is additional work for Atlas Shrugged.

1. Atlas Shrugged
—reading now
2. One Hundred Years of Solitude
—read and mostly done with both essays
3. To the Lighthouse
4. Waiting for Godot
5. Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf?
6. Mythology
—reading now
7. Memories of a Catholic Girlhood



Find 10 new bands to love (read all 9 entries…)
The Cramps; Pink Floyd

The Cramps: Turned on to them by my friend. Fun and different.

Pink Floyd: Good to listen to when i’m thinking about things, or don’t feel like thinking.

One more!



find out what my blood type is (read all 3 entries…)
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Well, i actually ended up donated blood, something i never thought i’d do. it wasn’t that bad and made me feel good about helping others.

A positive :)



Read "On the Road" by Jack Kerouac
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This book did not entertain me. =(



Find 10 new bands to love (read all 9 entries…)
Regina Spektor

She’s amazing.



Find 10 new bands to love (read all 9 entries…)
6

Cursive.

I was initially drawn to them by the song The Recluse. I discovered that that wasn’t really their typical sound, but I did like the rest of the album anyway.



Get my provisional drivers license (read all 26 entries…)
3/24 to 3/31

120 daytime

Not bad for being bedridden a few days this week

Driver’s ed starts Saturday =]



Challenge myself this winter! (read all 6 entries…)
This is overdue

Well, I pretty much know what to put in my essay.

Haven’t read a single book since last update. But that doesn’t mean I haven’t been reading.

Have been faithfully driving.

Overall, I think I did pretty well.



Get my provisional drivers license (read all 26 entries…)
3/17 to 3/24

115 daytime
10 nighttime



Stop eating cheese
I just went two weeks without cheese

So I have no doubt in my mind that I can actually do this. to be truthful, it wasn’t even that painful, either.



Read 75 books in 2008 (read all 10 entries…)
I've decided not to do this

Because I don’t want to feel like a failure when I fail to complete this goal. It’s not that I’m not reading; it’s just that I’m reading denser volumes that I can’t really rush through in order to meet this goal. I will, however, continue to keep track of the books I read.



Get my provisional drivers license (read all 26 entries…)
3/9 to 3/16

About 85 daytime

About 30 nighttime



Challenge myself this winter! (read all 6 entries…)
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Have read four books since last update.

Just now realized I considered today the last day of winter. I’m actually going to extend this until 20 March, the true first day of spring.

Anyway, saw Sweeney. Finished my free rice donations.

I’ve decided to postpone pursuing the cello, as bassoon is a handful as is.

Have been driving faithfully and then some.

I’m not sure of the exact format of a “This I Believe” essay, but I figure I’ll mention vegetarianism, personal freedom of beliefs, the inherit uselessness of life but the importance of enjoying the small bits of it, and the importance of cooking. Also of creativity. So yeah. I’ll look into that this week.

Finally reread Lolita! And it was awesome.

I’m not going to read 8 books this week, but whatever.

Not continuations
1. Read at least 8 books.
2. Consider what to include in my “This I Believe Essay.”
3. Practice driving an average of 50 minutes a week (not difficult).



Read 75 books in 2008 (read all 10 entries…)
March 13

The Death of a Salesman



Get my provisional drivers license (read all 26 entries…)
3/2 to 3/9

100 minutes daytime

Don’t remember how many nighttime…



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