is cultivating the twitter-muscle. or tweeaining.
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.
is cultivating the twitter-muscle. or tweeaining.
- C and his great manner with students, lots to learn from him
- managing less than one day turn around on all emails today. a little grueling, but satifying
- C and his commitment to a big idea, would be awesome to work on it together
- trying something new.
- M, great support.
- figured out an annoying technical issue
- outlasted most everyone (but at what cost?)
- lovely performances from young russians
- the moon like a golden egg, or golden boxing glove
but it’s just an alternative strategy to parse the escalating tuition, arbitrary discounting dilemma.
More on this from Sewanee Vice Chancellor John McCardell – once again from the NYT
- India’s Sweets and Spices, love the spicy smell of this place and the discovery of every aisle.
- M, she came in to help, though she really didn’t need to.
- G and his diligence.
- clean laundry – hallelujah!
- Jo Nesbo. my kind of Scandinavian hard-boiled.
- Mom’s hilarious idea for me: Norwegian reality tv. expired now, but maybe there’ll be a season 3?
- fun curatorial process. A and C almost in spite of themselves, still invested, still coming up with more and more.
- Abraham Lincoln!
- my lil’ space heater.
- M and her enthusiasm.
dreaming nights in a row reminds me, that this is worthwhile. I’ve set up a document on my lap top for recording – and I’m ready to capture some again.
which is helping me remember what I’m reading, and that I really have plenty of books – that really must be read.
- the satisfaction of a long planning meeting (it was hot, a little grueling, talked too much, laughed a lot) got some stuff done.
- the sweetheart who let us use her room
- R and D. good people, great observations.
- public radio
- spontaneous in-n-out run in a downpour (including umbrellas)
- moments of surprise and, in the end, authentic emotion – at the performance
- a good idea, at the right time
- persistence, fortitude
- Uncle W, regaining strength, doing better
- yoga, pushing me in all the right places
- the occasion to be talking about a revolution
- throwing down a little activist art in class
- yuko, and her kitchen
mostly easy breast strokes, plus 25% crawl. kept it moving for 45 min. it’s interesting to be mindful of form in a swimming context after only thinking about running for these last few months. the guy in the next lane had all kinds of peripherals – fins, a board, what looked like paddles strapped to his hands. most of the lap swimmers were sporting caps. I love my googles, love keeping an eye on the tile stripe on the bottom of the pool and the cross at the end of the lane.
- tiny neighborhood farmer’s market – blood oranges, kale, lemon pita chips
- the pool, a lane all to myself for 45 min.
- getting a chunk of work done
- note from my bro
- peers and colleagues, the good works they’re doing and getting to know more about them
- kale salad – lemon, shallots, olive oil, romano
and my neighborhood pool is sooo close and affordable.
I’ve got to believe – that once a week is achievable!
- for managing to do the long run. and that some conditioning seems to persist.
- K and E, love them and their tiny experimental performance. could not be cuter or more lyrical.
- for M and his strange irresistible expansive art project
- eggplant and finding a new spicy herby way to cook it up
- chatting with a friendly stranger
- planning a slightly silly shopping expedition with M. when embarking on a major purchase, it’s kind of brilliant to go do it together with a newish friend.
still not sure if the LA marathon is going to happen for me on March 20. Left knee feels persistently sensitive. Ran with a knee band and compression socks – both seemed to help. The first couple of miles were the most sore and then for 10 miles legs felt good. Now, a couple of hours afterwards – ouch – both feel ancient, decrepit.
- going out with G to see some stuff. fun to see him in his element and hear about what he’s up to at school.
- the exuberant lovely A. doing a good job as always.
- that we managed to shut down the potentially problematic fundraising scheme in time
- for making progress on the big festival. step by step. and for A and C who are putting extraordinary effort in.
- M and M, making a chaotic process liveable.
- bills, paid.
- vista-filled walk with M – wow the hills in our city are amazing, spectacular
- making progress on some daunting work (even if it means staying late)
- indefatigable A who’s helping us conduct some much needed reform
- carrots with the tops on.
- chocolate hazelnut spread
- C who’s putting in some extra effort apparently out of the goodness of his heart
- the jazz bassists who showed up, for mysterious reasons
- neighborhood yogis, always
- E, warm and generous, and back from her family travels
- finding the fortitude to cook what was in the fridge, even though it was late in the evening, so worth it!
with yoga practice, but I am removing this goal. Part of a gradual goal clean-up and intention to develop my relationship to yoga more specifically.
- mom and her spontaneous super bowl celebration
- neighbors, reliably present, great connectors to different parts of our shared city life
- knees, my knees, they’re a little cranky and creaky now but I’m grateful for all they’re doing everyday on my behalf
- the gal at the froyo place and her mom. so cheery, incredibly great memory. I don’t see her more than once a month or so, but I’m pretty sure she knows that coconut is my favorite. and thinking of daughters and moms on a sunday – the french bakery mom and daughter team, and their love of colorful shoes, and their delicious house baquette.
- C, she experienced some kind of trauma, but she still managed a steady, stand-up class.
- such a nice party, thanks to S for making it happen
- K! absolutely darling, and with baby on the way, full of life as ever, and doing great small works
- running, after a lull. falling down, getting up again, feeling pretty good
- delicious shrimp burrito
- drawing, crafting, dusting off the needles
- a lovely circle of people