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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is Cautiously Optimistic

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meditate every day (read all 10 entries…)
Signed up for a trial lesson

... in yoga.

Hope it holds!

overcome overwhelmed (read all 4 entries…)


Make love outdoors in Nature (read all 5 entries…)

NOT quite outside in nature,


We rented a flat for the weekend on the seafront, and made love all night in front of an open window facing the ocean.


eat healthier (read all 8 entries…)
Trying something new...

I’ve become a “weekday vegan”.

I allow myself an egg white once a month (breakfast with my wife), a piece of chicken and a piece of fish each weekend.

and no more.

Inspiration: Ornish.

pray for dad's full and speedy recovery (read all 2 entries…)

... out of intensive care and back in the department.

Hope things keep the right direction.

It’s going to be a loooooong haul…

pray for dad's full and speedy recovery (read all 2 entries…)
He's in intensive care

... and we’re all VERY worried…

celebrate shoemakers 46th birthday (june 5th) by posting lawyer jokes here
My favorite ruling ever:

Wiiliam Fisher
Karen LOWE, Larry Moffet and State Farm Insurance
Docket No. 60732
Court of Appeals of Michigan.
Decided Jan. 10, 1983.
A wayward Chevy struck a tree
Whose owner sued defendants three.
He sued car’s owner, driver two,
And insurer for what was due
For his oak tree that now may bear
A lasting need for tender care.
The Oakland County Circuit Court,
John N. O’Brien, J., set forth
The judgment that defendants sought
And quickly an appeal was brought.
Court of Appeals, J.H. Gillis, J.,
Gave thought and then had this to say:
1) There is no liability
Since No-Fault grants immunity;
2) No jurisdiction can be found
Where process service is unsound;
And thus the judgment, as it’s termed,
Is due to be, and is, Affirmed.

Before BRONSON, P.J., and V.J. BRENNAN and J.H. GILLIS, JJ.
J.H. GILLIS, Judge.
We thought that we would never see
A suit to compensate a tree.
A suit whose claim in tort is prest
Upon a mangled tree’s behest;
A tree whose battered trunk was prest
Against a Chevy’s crumpled crest;
A tree that faces each new day
With bark and limb in disarray;
A tree that may forever bear
A lasting need for tender care.
Flora lovers though we three,
We must uphold the court’s decree.
.... Affirmed.

cry when I have to instead of holding it all in (read all 7 entries…)
could use a good cry now...


Clear my e-mail inbox (read all 14 entries…)

Close to 2,000…

and growing…

give her an orgasm (read all 8 entries…)
Funny situation latley....

The quality of lovemaking – realllly good, every time.

The frequency – waaay down.

Clear my e-mail inbox (read all 14 entries…)
No way ...

... just getting worser and worser…

go out on "date nights" with my spouse on a regular basis (read all 8 entries…)
Going great,

Not “nights” but rather mornings.

Once a month, breakfast before work at a coffee shop.

Once a month, less than 2 hours – and WHAT A DIFFERENCE IT MAKES!!

HIGHLY recomended!!!

cry when I have to instead of holding it all in (read all 7 entries…)



get my migraine headaches under control (read all 13 entries…)


I’m just under toooooooo much pressure, and I’m not treating my body right (or my soul, for that matter)...

Clear my e-mail inbox (read all 14 entries…)
I've totally lost it...

... and I don’t even have a game-plan to get back on track…

And to think I put this down as a challenge to be finished by Dec. 15!!!

help mom get through this (read all 11 entries…)
she totally freaked out!!

... she’s simply unbearable!

Have to get through the rough period and basically start all over.


create a strategic plan for my life and translate it in to goals that lead to its implementation (read all 6 entries…)
took the test ....

... and the results are in:

You are a Self-Improving Self-Knowing Romantic

0% of the 6835 people who have taken this quiz are like you.

be happy and make my family happy (read all 10 entries…)

She fell apart….

The kids, her job, and – worst of all – mine …

I’ve been SO bogged crazy by the attempts of my organization to deal (somewhat, somehow) with the CRISIS, that I now have a crisis of my own…

Clear my e-mail inbox (read all 14 entries…)

No way I can meet this chalange – the shit-uation is only getting worse.

overcome overwhelmed (read all 4 entries…)
The one hand and the other hand

ON THE ONE HAND – I’m handling the projects well, and getting lots of compliments.

ON THE OTHER HAND – Inwardly I’m eating myself alive and just plain freaking out!!!

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