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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Wish Epic Sunshine an honourable combination platter of a happy birthday on June 1st. Bring song and merriment. We may wish to dance later.


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Epic Sunshinethank you all

thank you Ms R 2 years ago

Epic Sunshine 2 years ago

A Staggering Rat of Heartbreaking Something or OtherWell, here we are.

This may have been the most heartfelt gift of all – certainly something you’d always wanted. It was trust. The nice thing about trust is that it was indeed a gift.
You can do whatever you want with it. You can cherish it. You can deserve it. You can offer it yourself. You can look it in the mouth.

You can even squander it.

But there was no doubt of its sincerity, from me to you. Happy birthday month to you, Mr. Sunshine. 2 years ago

tikini wikini 2 years ago

Epic SunshineWell!

A very successful birthday it has been! Thank you all, and thank you Rat.

Slow dancing in the living room to Frankie Laine’s That Lucky Old Sun is a HUGE thing, pure, epic genius, spot on. Darling, I love you.

The evening out, at Mangia Qui and elsewhere too. Absolutely perfect and for a lifetime. The full days of joy and happiness and hands held tight and so much more….whatta birthday!

There were so many, perfect, sweet, wonderful moments this past week.
It’s great to be me at this age, and to receive the encouragement to be more of me, and to treat all of me well, is a grand gift. You gave me the best of clothing, personal care, diet, exercise, music, intellectual pursuits of literature, art and ideas/philosophy. And great love. I learned that I am greatly and perfectly loved, deep, wide, all. It is a gift of a lifetime.

I love her, too, this way, and as much.

We have no limits. Never will. I truly am that lucky old sun. (Now Youtube the song, pull me tight, close your eyes and I’ll whisper It’s later while we dance. 2 years ago

Epic SunshineI found a friend, partner, mainstay early this morn.

Came home and unpacked birthday gifts! YOWZA I said brightly! A BOOK! A SHIRT! A HAT! SMALL WONDER UNGUENTS TO MAKE A MAN FEEL LIKE A MAN!!! and then the best gifts of all…deep wonderful discussions… of feelings, emotions, lists, menus, things to do. And nary a word. 2 years ago

Epic SunshineIt ain't over till

I say it’s over!

THANK YOU all for your kind words, for adopting this goal in muh absence!!!

There is a special person who created this goal, and my birthday party too! It’s less than a sleep away now. (gathers newspapers for recycling, cleans, puts floweronthenightstand, hydranges big and blue. I love you!!! 2 years ago

Todd Schoonover 2 years ago

Todd SchoonoverHappy Belated Birthday

Damn those missing notifications because I’m quite tardy on adopting and completing this goal. At least Ratty has turned this into a month instead of one day since Epic is currently unable to access his account. He’s actually talking about starting another account, which would be his third since he deleted during the buttongate scandal too. Hopefully though the Robots will be in touch and fix his issues so that he can get back in his account before having to create a new one. In the meantime here are my wishes for him for the coming year:

May he (and we all) have less to worry about the right wing as the fringe gets trimmed this fall. May he Yen instead of being franc since the Euro sets the peso. And may his bladder be full enough to simulate Niagara Falls. 2 years ago

tikini wikini Presents? Did someone say dancing?

Where? Where? Epic wishes to Epic Sunshine! Happy Dancing. Songs, cake, whip cream. Chocolate!

Your birthday season has brought eclipses – both moon and sun – and transit of Venus. Perhaps you felt the tides change.

For your birthday here is a turquoise beach with an elegant shadow. Much happiness and aloha! 2 years ago

BeeQ, hangin round the 43'hood since 2006 2 years ago

BeeQ, hangin round the 43'hood since 2006Wellllllllllllllllll!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


I hope its been sunny and stellar, for you are most deserving of a special birthday, and I wish for you that your next rotation round the earth continues to bring abundance, joy, love, laughter, and really good food.

I haven’t tried the first recipe but want to. The second one, is bar none, the best mac n’ cheese I have ever had/made…ever! Course, I put my own spin on it, which I can’t divulge coz then I’d have to kill you, and Rat is very fond of you, as are the rest of us, and I’d be doing the world a grave disservice should I have to take you out for knowing my culinary secrets….but I digress….HAPPY HAPPY BIRTHDAY!

Many blessings!
Bee 2 years ago

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