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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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Bob1623Finally, I have five

I did not think I would be able to complete this goal. I am having a difficult time finding the 5 cds worth recommending this year. I’m not sure why. There is a lot of new music out there. I guess most of it does not appeal to me and therefore, I would not recommend it.

But I now have five, and here they are:

5. Forever For Now by LP I head a song by LP on an internet radio station and immediately liked it. Now I have never heard of this artist before and know nothing about her. She has a strong voice and can belt out a song. She is worth it to give a listen.

My favorite song on the cd: Night Like This

4. I Never Learn by Lykke Li This is the third cd of Lykke that I own and this might be the best. There is a lot of feeling in her voice and she brings that feeling out

My favorite song: Gunshot

3. Nocturnal by Yuna This cd is a pop music collection and it seems to me it would be popular with 13 year old girls. It is light and peppy and for some reason I like it. Go figure. If you want that young feeling, it is worth the listen.

My favorite song: Lights and Camera

2. Ultrviolence by Lana Del Rey I don’t care what everyone says about LDR, I love her music and I think she nails it on every song on this cd. She has a great voice and this cd has a lot more drama and theatrics than previous recordings. If you only buy 2 cds this year, this should be one of them.

My favorite: Brooklyn Baby

1. 1000 Forms of Fear by Sia She write songs for Beyonce and other divas, but I am so glad she decided to record this cd herself. Sia has an amazing voice and all the troubles she has been through come through in all these songs. This is the other cd you should buy this year.

My favorite: Fire Meet Gasoline

Bonus Sia – There is a Coke commercial they play during the Olympics. It uses snipits of the Sia hit, Breathe Me. It is just the instrumental parts. This commercial is all about joy and victory. You see the celebrtion as the gold metals are given out. The ironic part is, this song is about loneliness and despair. It is one of my favorite songs and I use it while running. It is funny how this song can help move one down the road. Breathe me by Sia4 months ago


Today I am grateful for:
1. A day off from work
2. The rain disappearing so I could get a bike ride in
3. A call from a friend who is traveling in Finland. We made plans to meet up Sunday. (She come home Friday. I’m not going to Finland.)
4. Finding that little gazebo to escape that short downpour
5. Getting to see Little Grand Dude for a bit.

PLUS – this is my 300th entry under this goal. It it all ends tonight, I have a nice round number of entries. 4 months ago

Bob1623Good Morning

Yep, made it.

I’m wondering how long this party can go on? It is the longest I have ever attended.

Party On!!! 4 months ago

Bob1623One more last entry

Today was the first day of the AIDS Red Ribbon Ride. I have done this the three times over the last four years. It is a great bike ride covering 420 miles over five days. It goes through the scenic Finger Lakes region of New York state. It is a great ride.

I can’t do it this year due to my hip problems. I did not want to get out there and have a major problem or do more damage to myself. It seemed like the smart thing to do.

This ride has a great bunch of people involved. I saw them off this morning. I miss riding with them. For five days all one has to do is ride, eat and sleep. And be around the greatest bunch of people in the whole world.

And what makes this diverse bunch of people so great is that they accepted me, no questions asked, mainly because I loved to ride and wanted to help some people who needed it. It is something like 43Things. I always felt accepted here. That is what makes this place so great.

Those people out riding will be on my mind for the next few days. Everyone here will be on my mind for a long time after that.

Thanks again everyone. 4 months ago


I’ll look for you there.

Hopefully I’ll be there soon. 4 months ago

Bob1623I'm also at work

and my day may be slow. I will be popping in here and there.

I hope everyone enjoys their Monday. I’m always glad when Monday rolls around. (at least I say that around work many times, especially on Friday.) 4 months ago


Have a good day at work today,and hopefully we will see you later. 4 months ago

Bob1623 4 months ago

Bob1623More fun tomorrow

Sleep well, you will need all the energy you can get for all the new, upcoming excitement. 4 months ago

Bob1623I am glad you

did not delete also. So many did and now they are missing this.

A nice little bonus for all that stuck around.

A million cheers to those still here!! 4 months ago


Today I am grateful for:
1. Two days past 43Things ending date and I can still give cheers away.
2. And I can still post
3. A great bike ride this morning out by Lake Ontario
4. Seeing a bunch of old friends last night
5. For the dream I had that I still remember, full of closeness and tenderness. I don’t usually remember my dreams, but this one will stay with me for awhile. 4 months ago

Bob1623Those Robots

They are trying to have 43Things fun with us, in a warped humor kind of way. 4 months ago

Bob1623Good Night Mollie

Hopefully we will all still be here in the morning. 4 months ago

Bob1623Yes, Donna, it was

I just got back. A nice 18 miles. A bit cool, but I had my arm warmers on. A bit of wind too. I had it at my back on the way home and that is always a treat.

Now it is time for chores.

Cheers to you too!!! 4 months ago

Bob1623Thanks Everyone

for the great conversation and perfect start to my day.

I need to get ready for my bike ride now. It is so nice out, it should be a perfect day for a ride.

Hopefully you will all still be here when I get back.

Love to All. 4 months ago

Bob1623Hi Donna

Good Morning. So nice to see you here this morning.

I tend to think you may be able to post many more times. 4 months ago

Bob1623Your coffee

looks delicious. Spatz!! Much better than mine. 4 months ago

Bob1623Good Morning

So glad you could join us this beautiful morning. 4 months ago

Bob1623We are spending the day

at the lake.

It should be a nice day. I just went outside to take a photo. It is getting warm out already.

I’m excited!! 4 months ago

Bob1623That doesn't look so bad

My house looks like that all the time.

NY is having a nice calm morning. It is a bit cool 54°, but the sun is out and it should warm up.

There was a beautiful sunrise this morning too.

Hopefully I can get a nice bike ride in too. 4 months ago

Bob1623Ha Ha

I can actually see you doing this!!!

What’s it like to punch a Robot? 4 months ago

Bob1623Good Morning O_M

So happy to see you today. This is such a great way to start my day, conversing with all of you.

And yes, let’s all play and help whatever science this is a part of. 4 months ago

Bob1623Good Morning BSA

I hope you are enjoying your new digs and everything is great in Virginia.

I understand what you mean. In my mind, the site is closed and I don’t really feel like updating goals.

But I will join in on these conversations. 43Things now has a new function for me. 4 months ago

Bob1623Yes, it is crazy.

Maybe 43Things is going dark August 15, 2015? or even later?

There is no year in the ending banner 4 months ago


There was some social experiment done on FaceBook, so why not here.

One of the Robots is doing their thesis and we are the data. 4 months ago

Bob1623I just woke up

on this beautiful Saturday morning.

Good morning, Good afternoon everyone.

I am a little surprised to see things still functioning, but then again, not surprised at all.

Someone is playing a little game with us. Like we are part of some kind of diabolical experiment. 4 months ago

Bob1623I would love

for you to join me, but unfortunately, I don’t think there is room for both of us in this glass of mine.

Thanks Mollie, for all you have given us here. You are the best.

Sweet Dreams. 4 months ago

Bob1623Yes, Bailey's

And this first glass is going down so smoothly.

I may have to have another.

Who wants to join me in a glass? 4 months ago

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