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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ideclaireNecessities -- I'm talking stockpile here

The Bare Necessities…...

- FOOD (more to come for this one)

- Carmex or other lip moisturizer
- Eye drops
- Moisturizer/lotion
- Elastic hair bands: I need to keep this mess in check if shit get’s real.
- Soap
- Lighters, matches

- Headlamps, lanterns, flashlights
- Batteries…. even if it’s just to throw at people/etc. and/or punch/hit with

- Plastic bags. I swear to god those are going to be useful one day…in the end. Except I won’t have to go out during the apocalypse and to pick ‘em up. For just under my kitchen sink lay a veritable gold mine of precious, precious plastic-gold.
Lord knows what they’ll be used for in the fut’ (yup that’s short for ‘future’ and yup, I know I’m an ass.) You could weave them to make stronger materials, cloths/textiles, etc. Also, water filtration, water-proofing and sanitation, not to mention basic storage. Hopefully they’ll be worth a pretty penny come the end of the world…. Actually, I kind of hope that now sometimes. Not the end of the world bit. No. No. No. The hoping-I-could-make-money-off-plastic-bags bit, that’d be nice…. Also, what would a pretty penny be in fut’, apocalyptic, wasteland world?

No, no. It’s okay. I know about these things. I’ve seen The Book of Eli, once.

Either way, in the end, it’ll probably be the little things that’ll matter the most… That we will miss the most. (Heaven forbid) 2 years ago


....just in case….

p.s. I found A LOT more image results for ‘weapons’ than I did for ‘water’ or ‘drinking water’ ….that kinda sucks. 2 years ago


water water water water water. 2 years ago

ideclaire 3 years ago

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