Today, I hit the ripe old age of thirty-three. Note that this post, for the first time in a couple of years, is not entitled “Ooof”…

Well, what a day. A ten hour meeting at work, a grabbed lunch from Pret’s, a quick bite to eat when I got home. Hopefully life will slow down a little so that I can enjoy things soon. In the meantime, I thought I’d better hold up my hands and admit the birthday — for consistency on this site if nothing else — and I’d also like to thank the friends who took time out to mention it…. you know who you are.

P.S. A few days after admitting to hitting thirty, Notes 6 went gold. Doesn’t time fly?


  1. Congratulations! I'm not sure I even remember back to when I was thirty three, but I'm sure it was a good year.Ben Langhinrichs#
  2. hey! entering 30's is very hard. for me was the period when I realized that time goes by fast and there's nothing you can do to stop it. After that I just enjoy. :-D

    .::AleX::.Alex Hernandez#
  3. I hit 33 about a month ago. A week later I was told by a young innocent I was middle-aged. Thump. My ego hit the floor. Where does the time go indeed?? I feel like I'm only just getting started…Brendon Upson#
  4. Congrats Ben … I was 33 in March. It's not so bad ;-)Michael Sampson#
  5. Happy Birthday Ben!!

    So… is 33 the state where "Ooof" becomes "Gah"?! I wonder what you'll say at 40 ;-)

    I wish you the best and I hope you have time in your hectic schedule to enjoy it soon!

    -ChrisChris Toohey#
  6. Always a small step ahead of me mate! 33 in November for me.

    Happy Birthday!Steve Castledine#
  7. Happy Birthday Mate

    Heres a card:

    Sorry about the snow. One of my bugs this time. John Marshall#
  8. 33? Sounds almost spritely to me!!!Simon Barratt#
  9. Happy birthday old chap. Oh hang a minute, you're younger than me! Bugger!Alastair Whitham#
  10. Herzlichen Gl├╝ckwunsch!Tim#
  11. Happy birthday, Ben! :-)Colin Pretorius#
  12. Have a great day (well what's left of it anyway).
    It only goes downhill from here ;)Vince Schuurman#
  13. Woohoo!!!!!! Happy Birthday Mr. Poole.

    Bruce Elgort#
  14. I was 33 in May… it's not so bad, but I keep remembering that line from When Harry Met Sally: "And I'm gonna be FORTY!Esther Strom#
  15. happy birthday sir.

    40 is just fine. :-) hope you enjoy your 33rd. jonvon#
  16. Happy belated birthday!Ray Bilyk (aka The Lion King)#
  17. You mean that I am older than you AS WELL! All those computery muso bods I was secretly hoping were just a touch older than me…. and it never happened…….

    Roll on Oct 7th, 34 beckons.

    Jason Bell#

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