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Birthday.

Today is my birthday.

I am, though it seems hard to imagine, thirty-five.

People do nice things on my birthday, mostly for me, sometimes for themselves, and I'm cool, either way. But I don't hugely need or want anything, and if you'd like to do something nice, I have this book that you can buy, for yourself or for others, this book you can talk about, link round, and tell people about. It's a pretty cool little book, and it could do with a little more love, in the way that all independent press books can do with more love.



Link.

Do you know, I began this blog nearly ten years ago? In February next year, I would have been twenty-five, returning to University, writing more, and generally having gotten more of my shit together. Which, y'know, I would promptly lose, but I'd find it again, and again after I lost it some time later.

The other day, a girl I taught in year five and six, when she was but eleven or twelve, told me she a week out of doing her HSC, her final exams of High School. When I was in High School, those years seemed to take forever--but fuck, man, that is so not the case now. Anyhow: what you going to do? She promptly informed me that I was old, and told me her plans for after school.

I really should delete that facebook account.

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exp_err
Oct. 12th, 2011 02:36 am (UTC)
Happy birthday!
benpeek
Oct. 12th, 2011 10:32 pm (UTC)
thanks, man.
nick_kaufmann
Oct. 12th, 2011 03:30 am (UTC)
Happy birthday!
benpeek
Oct. 12th, 2011 10:33 pm (UTC)
thanks.
ashamel
Oct. 12th, 2011 04:28 am (UTC)
I have people working in my office who weren't even born when I started here.
ashamel
Oct. 12th, 2011 04:28 am (UTC)
And happy birthday, d00d.
benpeek
Oct. 12th, 2011 10:33 pm (UTC)
thanks, man.
buymeaclue
Oct. 12th, 2011 09:30 am (UTC)
Happy happy, dude.
benpeek
Oct. 12th, 2011 10:33 pm (UTC)
thank you!
hollowpoint
Oct. 12th, 2011 09:51 am (UTC)
Happy birthday, Ben!
benpeek
Oct. 12th, 2011 10:33 pm (UTC)
thanks, man.
kathrynlinge
Oct. 12th, 2011 11:31 am (UTC)
Appy Burfday
benpeek
Oct. 12th, 2011 10:33 pm (UTC)
tank u
ext_321912
Oct. 12th, 2011 12:41 pm (UTC)
Hey I just came to soak up bandidth. Happy Birthday...35 jeez I could still run at 35 (those were the days).
benpeek
Oct. 12th, 2011 10:34 pm (UTC)
lol. thanks, man.
paulhaines
Oct. 13th, 2011 06:53 am (UTC)
I'd love to give you a big man-style kiss for your birthday, Mr Peek, but alas distance is our enemy, so instead I shall pretend we did. 35. You young bastard, you!
benpeek
Oct. 13th, 2011 07:06 am (UTC)
i'd let you put in some tongue, man. but only because it was for my birthday.

how you holding up?
paulhaines
Oct. 13th, 2011 07:48 am (UTC)
holding up better than I was a few weeks ago!
benpeek
Oct. 13th, 2011 07:54 am (UTC)
that's good to hear, man.
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