Grateful... PAD #1097

Today is my 34th birthday. One more year and I am out of the 18-34 demographic. Yikes. While AARP is not knocking down my door yet I am another year older. And what a year it was, our daughter was born in my 33rd year, I was promoted at work, we bought our condo, we celebrated our 2nd anniversary. Things were good in my 33rd year. I look forward to the 34th.

Today also marks the beginning of Year 4 of Photo-A-Day. This little project that was inspired by a great folk singer, Christopher Williams way back in 2005. It has grown and evolved in that time. I am so grateful for people who are hosting the Photos on their blogs, that has grown immensely. This coming year will continue to be one of quality images.

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60 Responses to “Grateful… PAD #1097”

  1. Laura says:

    Happy Birthday. I Hope you have a wonderful day.

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  2. Daniel says:

    wow. happy birthday Drew! hope you have a great day!! and continued success, my man.

    Daniel’s last blog post..Southland Tales

  3. Christine says:

    Happy birthday, Drew! And happy birthday to PAD, too. Hope you are having a great day. 😀

    Christine’s last blog post..It was a good day?

  4. Allison says:

    Happy Birthday, old man! I hope it’s a good one. We’re looking forward to you coming home and us celebrating as a family.

  5. Becky says:

    Happy Birthday Drewbie! And congrats on embarking on year #4 of PAD – wow! Have a great one!

  6. Chica says:

    34 and how many pictures later, I imagine about 34..hundred. hehe One day you need to share your photographs in more forms then the internet. Take it locally.

    Happy Birthday Drew, and congrats on making it this far with PAD’s. 😀

    Chica’s last blog post..This is for those web designers out there..

  7. Lisa says:

    Happy Birthday, Drew!!

    33 was a fabulous year for me. In fact, 33 is one of my lucky numbers! But now, I’m over that 18-34 demographic. Two years over this coming August!

    Happy, HAPPY Birthday! 🙂

  8. Stephen says:

    Happy Birthday Drew. I turn 3 later this week start getting ready for SB^3 II. I am going to wait till it is warmer but it is going to rock again this year

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  9. alli says:

    Happy Birthday, man!

    alli’s last blog post..I get tired of repeats

  10. Jude says:

    I get the adverts from AARP all the time. I wish you a very Happy Birthday and I’m sure there are lots more good things in store for you.

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  11. Happy Birthday, Drew!

    Eddie Christy’s last blog post..Carnegie Hall Commissions

  12. Natalie says:

    Happy Birthday!

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  13. Raesmom says:

    Happy Birthday! Yeah, I didn’t enjoy leaving that 18-34 demographic. Even though I was in my 30’s, I still felt ‘hip’ to be bunched together with teenagers! 😉

    I don’t know if I’ve mentioned lately how adorable Eva is! I love the photos you share of her. Simply too cute for words.

    Raesmom’s last blog post..No Housework Day

  14. Elizabeth says:

    Happy Birthday to you,
    Happy Birthday to you!
    Happy Biiiirthday dear Drew,
    Happy Birthday to you!

    And Happy Birthday to PAD, WOW, four years! I’m happy to be a host and look forward to many more great photos.

    Elizabeth’s last blog post..Wednesday, not so Wordless

  15. Mo says:

    Happy Birthday, Drewbie!!! You really did have an awesome year…I hope this one’s just as fantabulous!

    Mo’s last blog post..This just in: Friday, April 4th Declared National Holiday!

  16. Happy Birthday Drew. I’m glad you’ve had such a nice year – here’s to many, many more (Heather toasts with her corona).

    Hope you were able to spend time today with Allison and your darling daughter, Eva 🙂

    Heather in Beautiful BC’s last blog post..What’s Rube Goldberg Got to Do With It?

  17. Dad (Grandfather) says:

    Happy Birthday, Drew. you deserve to have good things happen. Your a great person and a wonderful son, we love you very much and are proud to call you are son. We have also enjoyed a good year with you and Allison blessing us with a beautiful grand daughter, Eva. Again Happy Birthday.

  18. Drew says:

    Thanks very much for the birthday wishes. The day was decent. Wasn’t the best birthday day but I had a good night hanging out with my aunt and uncle.

  19. Drew says:

    I appreciate you stopping to wish me a happy birthday. Thanks so much.

  20. Drew says:

    Thanks very much Christine, the day was not great but the evening was good.

  21. Drew says:

    I look forward to getting home to you and our 6 month old. Yikes. That flew. I would have rather been home but unfortunately that didn’t happen. Next year I can get the birthdays right.

  22. Drew says:

    Thanks very much, much of the PAD success is the inspiration that I get from amazing photographers who are also my friends. Thanks for the birthday wishes too.

  23. Drew says:

    Thanks Chica,
    I have been thinking more about taking my photography offline. I am a bit nervous about it, maybe I will do some offline photography this year. And thanks for the birthday wishes.

    I think it is closer to 34,000.

  24. Drew says:

    Thanks for the birthday wishes, Yeah I have one more year to be marketed to as an 18-34 year old. I wonder what they are gonna try selling me when I hit 35.

  25. Drew says:

    I will again play professional Photographer for SB^3. I can now read it as SB cubed thanks for making that more clear.

  26. Drew says:

    Thanks for the birthday wishes. I love your list of repeats, so that is what I have to look forward to.

  27. Drew says:

    Thanks. No AARP yet, but I did get a senior discount to Smithsonian Magazine on accident once. 12 issues for $10 was a great deal.

  28. Drew says:

    Hey Eddie,
    I appreciate the birthday wishes. Thanks very much.

  29. Drew says:

    Thanks Natalie,
    I appreciate the birthday well wishes.

  30. Drew says:

    Hi Raesmom,
    I’m glad you are enjoying the Eva pictures. I’ve been working on a project with them that will take another 6 months but I just love photographing this kid, she is so cute. I don’t think I was ever hip to be in the 18-34 demo.

  31. Drew says:

    I am very grateful for you to be a PAD host. I am happy to see the photos showing up all over the web and on a quality blog like yours.

    Also, thanks for the birthday song, I appreciate that as well.

  32. Drew says:

    Thanks so much. I am really looking forward to this 34th year. I hope to catch up with you again at IZEAFest. (You need to go). We are working on getting there down there in September.

  33. Drew says:

    I unfortunately got to spend no time with Allison and Eva. But I am home tomorrow all day. Once I get home. Thanks for the Birthday wishes.

  34. Drew says:

    Thanks. I had a great couple of role models.

  35. Canucklehead says:

    Happy birthday youngster. (I’m 36 myself)
    Long time listener – first time caller.
    Hope you had a good one – now kindly get off my immaculate lawn. Cheers!

  36. Pam Renovato says:

    Happy birthday. I have only recently left the 18-34 demographic myself.

  37. syari says:

    Happy belated birthday. 🙂

  38. Lenny says:

    The first website I came to this morning. I am loking forward to reading the stuff here. Happy Birthday!

  39. Abas says:

    Hi, Ben

    How are you?

    I like your “close to the ground; fabric of society” approach to photography! It’s amazing the amount of things people take for granted in one’s everyday life. You obviously, have not! A good urban/suburban/country & etc investigative insight! Well, at last with the newer ones.  *chuckle* I could not help myself looking for more good photos & stories in your blog archives. Also, I do not know why you have a different blog with similar content. I like your Ben Spark blog so I do agree with a consolidation move; at least for Google is not God blog. You know, just a thought.

    Happy Belated birthday to you too!


  40. Mr. Fabulous says:

    I suck! I saw on FB it was your birthday yesterday and I forgot to mention it.

    Happy B

    Mr. Fabulous’s last blog post..People scare me

  41. Mr. Fabulous says:

    Sigh…I am such a dork.

    Happy Belated Birthday!

    Mr. Fabulous’s last blog post..People scare me

  42. Drew says:

    Hey Canucklehead, I love you handle by the way, it is great. I check out your blog all the time through Entrecard. I will try and keep the lawn clean next time. Thanks for the birthday wishes.

  43. Drew says:

    Pam, Thanks for the birthday wish. I am now 34 and a day. So many great comments here. Thanks again.

  44. Drew says:

    Better belated than nothing, thanks very much.

  45. Drew says:

    Hi Lenny,
    There will be new stuff here each and every day. Come on back I’d love to have you as a reader.
    And thanks for the birthday wishes.

  46. Drew says:

    Hi Abas,
    First off, thanks for reading through the archives and checking out my photos. There are 1097 of them stretching back to April 9, 2005.

    The Google is Not God blog is simply my mobile posting blog, it is sort of a feeder blog that takes no additional time for me to maintain it as I do so through my phone. I use a great service called utterz that allows me to post to multiple sites simultaneously.

    Great insight about my photo and photography style, never had it put that way before, very cool.

    Thanks for visiting and I hope you come on back and become a regular reader.

  47. Drew says:

    Hey Mr. Fab,
    No worries my friend. I keep meaning to catch your show live each Sunday and the moment it is over I remember it, each and every week. So not to worry about my birthday. I appreciate the comment.

  48. Drew says:

    Yes, yes you are. So am I.

  49. OlgaTTB says:

    HAPPY HAPPY BIRTHDAY DREW! It’s bound to be another great year because, FedEx willing, you shall be receiving a visit from a Traveling Bra! (Probably summertime?)
    I love your improved blog layout too! 🙂

    OlgaTTB’s last blog post..Ta-Ta (for now…) London, England!

  50. Drew says:

    Thanks Olga, I am looking forward to your visit. We’ll get out on the water. And thanks for the birthday wishes. Glad you like the new layout, less busy stuff.

  51. Christy says:

    Happy Birthday – one day late. I hope you had a good one! 🙂

    Christy’s last blog post..Cheerleader Attacked – Filmed For You Tube

  52. Drew says:

    Hi Christy, the birthday was decent. I appreciate the birthday wishes, one day late or otherwise.

  53. Schufafrei says:

    I am late 🙁 whatever HAPPY BIRTHDAY 🙂

  54. no name says:

    Happy belated birthday!

    I forgot to check your blog yesterday, so I have to post this today. Sorry!

    Hope you had a great birthday! Don’t worry, you still have a while to go before the AARP will knock on your door 😉

  55. Monique says:

    Happy Belated Birthday!! It’s nice to see another 34 year old online. 🙂

    Monique’s last blog post..This Is How You Take A Poo In New Mexico

  56. Angelika says:

    Happy belated birthday! 🙂

    Angelika’s last blog post..My “Physically Disabled” leg HATES me!

  57. Drew says:

    Thanks for the birthday wish. No worries on the belatedness.

  58. Drew says:

    Thanks very much for the birthday wishes.

  59. Drew says:

    Hey Monique, thanks very much for the birthday wishes. I think there is a 100 year old blogger so I have plenty of time ahead. 🙂

  60. Drew says:

    Hi Angelika,
    Thanks for the birthday wishes.

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