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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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speak spanish fluently

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So I’ve been totally remiss in accomplishing this goal. But I do have a Spanish phrase of the day calendar! And I’m going to Guatemala in June for a couple of months to attend a language school. Immersion is the way to go, si?

milkbox 2.0! is even happier still :D

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I’ve had my latino workmates tell me that my Spanish is da shiznit, and the Puerto Rican guy I work with right now tells me that I speak even more Spanish than he does. I think that’s enough to make me tick this goal off my list! Finally. :D

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The Saga Continues

I finished my Latin american literature course, and the teacher was so terrible that I am not taking another course from him. What kind of college has a single faculty member teaching all the spanish classes when they offer a spanish major? Crazy. The class was a bit ridiculous, so I think I will take a break from the spanish for now…

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Since last summer in spain I have taken a conversational spanish class while in school in Rochester. Now I am taking a course in spanish literature at EC, which has somehow become a history course. Where the line between fluent and not is im not sure, but I feel like I am close!

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I got some practice this week.

We had a big event at work and I helped a man who only spoke Spanish to get ready for his HIV test. I did better than I thought that I would.

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School Is Out

I stayed in spain for almost three weeks studying spanish at International House spanish language school and traveling and learning about spanish culture and whatnot. I saw a bullfight, lived the city life, went to the beach, went to the zoo, saw roman ruins, went into castles, palaces, museums, saw flamenco dancing, rode in the metro, sat in busses, sat in trains, walked around, and took lots of pictures. My spanish is much better now!

milkbox 2.0! is even happier still :D

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Perhaps I’m getting there. Some Argentinians have taken to calling me “Che”, which I find funny but cool nevertheless because it gives me that One Of Us feeling.

milkbox 2.0! is even happier still :D

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The diploma exam results are out and I passed, the major surprises being that I perfected the listening bit and got a 27,5 over 30 possible points in the oral expression portion! Heh. And I always thought that I was a wee bit deaf and always at a loss for words.

Now the only thing left for me to do is pack my bags and live for a while in a Spanish-speaking country. Oh my, that would be very exciting.

speak spanish fluently (read all 3 entries…)

So this speaking spanish fluently thing isn’t working out so great. My friend said to me yo tengo hambre and I responded Quien? See I thought she had just said that she had a boy. Of course I asked who and she looked at me quizacally. Until she told me hambre meant hunger and proceeded to laugh at me. So beware! Hambre vs. Hombre a pitfall for those trying to remember spanish from the foggy depths of their memory.

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I will possibly have a very hot Argentinian man staying in my home for a couple weeks. Hola espanol! Plus I’ve always wanted to be able to speak it fluently instead of the bits an pieces I know.


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