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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Do NaNoWriMo (read all 3 entries…)

Next year, it’s on.

Do NaNoWriMo (read all 3 entries…)
Day 8, midnight

Current word count is 3153…so behind, but I’m over my blockage, so I have a lot of hope for the rest of the week.

Do NaNoWriMo (read all 3 entries…)

I hate my story so far, but I won’t give up. It’s day 4 and I’ve only got 1337 words. I’m sort of frustrated, because I can feel the writer’s block a-coming. I should have pre-planned better.

finish NaNoWriMo
fire in the ship

I’m going to write a novel for National Novel Writing Month. I have to start November 1st, and get a 50,000 word novel churned out by the last day of the month. It’s a good way to push myself to write. I have something that I’ve started as far as ideas go, but I don’t know if it’s got enough depth to be streched out into novel form. We’ll see how this goes.

discover some new music (read all 2 entries…)
CDs I want to buy soon:

My Bloody Valentine-Loveless
Devendra Banhart-Cripple Crow
Architecture in Helsinki-In Case We Die
Nouvelle Vague-self titled
Sufjan Stevens-Illinoise
Antony and the Johnsons-I Am A Bird Now
The Feelies-Crazy Rhythms
Hazel-Toreador of Love

be a better cook

Time to start looking up good vegetarian dishes for Thanksgiving. Easy foods that I won’t burn.

read all of Tom Robbin's novels
Progress so far...

I’ve already read
Jitterbug Perfume
Still Life with Woodpecker
Even Cowgirls Get the Blues
Another Roadside Attraction

and I’m almost done with Skinny Legs and All.

discover some new music (read all 2 entries…)
Yay for MP3 blogs!!

Thanks to my new discovery of the miraculous I have discovered the following bands:
Architecture in Helsinki
Cars Can Be Blue

The next step is to move beyond downloading and actually buying these cds.

buy new shoes
I hate shoe shopping.

I finally got new shoes. My old ones were hurting my feet and weren’t staying on whenever I went down stairs. My new shoes look just like the shoes I always get: black with white laces. Oh snap, how exciting. (Do not fear the sarcasm.)
I hardly ever buy shoes. I have to be sort of forced into it.

Get a tattoo
tattoo ideas

I was thinking of getting a tattoo of the cowgirl from the cover of Even Cowgirls get the Blues by Tom Robbins. I don’t know if I want it in color, though, because I heard that colors could come out weird on darker skin. I was also want to get one of the people shaking hands from the Ok Computer cover art (as seen in this image).

learn how to speak Spanish (read all 2 entries…)
a temporary roadblock?

Pooh, I can’t roll my ‘r’s. This could make learning spanish a bit tricky, but I shan’t give up.

figure out what i want to do with my life

I have some things in mind, but overall, I can’t decide where my heart lies. I actually want to try a number of things for a while, then do something else when I feel like it. I think first I’ll try teaching, then I want to go back to school for film making or something like that. Maybe I’ll even look into what I could do with my writing.

learn how to speak Spanish (read all 2 entries…)

I think Spanish sounds very beautiful and to learn it would be beneficial. I think I’ll look into taking a class or something. I’ve tried books and tapes, but they don’t really work. I had this old cd-rom that taught me a few words and phrases, but it’s hard to maintain a sort of routine.



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