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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.

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steaksammich's Life List

  1. 1. rank every song on my computer
    3 entries
    1 person
  2. 2. learn 3 things every day
    7 entries . 2 cheers
    2 people
  3. 3. brew my own beer
    1 entry . 1 cheer
    643 people
  4. 4. bike across the state
    1 entry . 1 cheer
    2 people
  5. 5. hike more
    1 entry
    339 people
  6. 6. see a game at each Major League Baseball stadium
    1 entry
    73 people
  7. 7. see all 50 states
    2 entries . 1 cheer
    377 people
  8. 8. get out more on the nice days
    1 entry
    1 person
  9. 9. Take more pictures
    1 entry
    15,312 people
  10. 10. climb another mountain
    1 entry
    11 people
  11. 11. master the grill
    1 entry
    6 people
  12. 12. do whatever I want
    2 cheers
    47 people
  13. 13. play softball
    1 entry
    57 people
  14. 14. conquer the world
    255 people
  15. 15. enjoy life
    1,435 people
  16. 16. see a tornado
    1 cheer
    327 people
  17. 17. Skydive
    11,428 people
  18. 18. find a hobby
    1 entry
    785 people
  19. 19. get a truck
    51 people
  20. 20. win powerball
    1 entry
    18 people
  21. 21. beat the frickin' ninja game
    1 entry
    1 person
  22. 22. come up with 43 things, places, people, lists, and things
    1 person
  23. 23. find a secluded field to take the dog to so he can play frisbee
    1 cheer
    1 person
  24. 24. walk the dog at least 5 times a week
    1 person
  25. 25. have $5000 in my savings account
    2 entries
    6 people
  26. 26. Own Red Sox season tickets
    1 cheer
    54 people
  27. 27. make more friends
    5,510 people
  28. 28. see more Paw Sox games
    1 entry . 2 cheers
    1 person
  29. 29. see the northern lights
    1 cheer
    19,115 people
  30. 30. learn how to invest money
    19 people
  31. 31. go on a vacation
    1 entry
    110 people
  32. 32. lose 20 pounds
    1 entry
    7,455 people
  33. 33. make chicken soup from scratch
    1 cheer
    0 people
  34. 34. never go to Starbucks
    1 entry
    1 person
  35. 35. Work on my secret project
    59 people
Recent entries
see all 50 states (read all 2 entries…)
The states I've seen

Like I said in my other post (which I guess was over a year ago…) it’s tough to say what counts and what doesn’t. So I won’t set any criteria, but I’ll use a little common sense. Here’s the states that I’ve been to.

Rhode Island – Lived here for 28 years
Massachusetts – With a state as small as RI, it’s tough to go too long without accidentally passing the border into a neighbor
New Hampshire – I like NH…It’s a great place to visit
Vermont – Most of the times if I head north it’s to NH, but I’ve been to VT a couple of times. Last time I think was skiing.
Maine – I can only remember going there once, for a white water rafting trip
Connecticut – Casino, Mystic, then 4 hours of nothing until you hit NY
New York – It probably wouldn’t be so bad if it weren’t full of so many New Yorkers. I could do without the city
California – A trip to San Francisco years ago. Real nice city
North Carolina – Stayed with Luke for the weekend. It was a good trip, real nice state
Texas – Stayed in Dallas for a weekend while visiting family. Cousin wound up in the hospital so it wasn’t the best trip
Louisiana – Stayed for 3 weeks visiting family. Hot and flat and a bit boring
Pennsylvania – Went to Pittsburgh for a wedding for the weekend. That’s an underrated city.
Georgia – Was in Atlanta for a couple days for a funeral.
Maryland – Camden Yards is great. The rest of Baltimore? Not so much.

Looks like Ohio is in the works this summer. So I’ll get to knock out another state

rank every song on my computer (read all 3 entries…)

I forgot about this one (just as I pretty much forgot about this site), but I’ve been working on it lately. I have over half of the songs on my computer rated. Pretty soon I’ll be able to start going through this, deleting anything with just 1 or 2 stars, and I’ll have a more managable collection of music. And it’ll all be good stuff.

have $5,000 in my savings account (read all 2 entries…)

Well, as expected, the move killed me. And plenty of frivolous spending means I haven’t recovered. So it’s time to make a plan. After September’s rent is paid I’ll be taking $250 from every pay check and putting it into another account. I’ll either go with another bank or set up an ING account. Either way it’ll be separate from my main checking account and in 5 months time it’ll be up to $5000.

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