Another day, another year! One step at a time, I seem to have found myself another year older. 2006 was a great, I’m just amazed at how quickly it went by. Time flies when you’re having fun. 🙂 Previously: 22, 21, 20, 19. (Have I really been blogging that long?)
All birthday posts: 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24, 25, 26, 27, 28, 29, 30, 31, 32, 33, 34, 35, 36, 37, 38, 39.
97 replies on “Twenty-three”
Happy Birthday! Julia and I wish we were there to help you celebrate!
Happy Birthday Matt! I recently turned 26 – I’m so much closer to 30 than you, it’s making me jelious!
Have a good one!
Happy Birthday Matt. Time flies quicker the older you get…
Have a nice birthday!!!
Happy birthday, ya bum.
Happy birthday, Matt! I’m surprised that I’m older than you… 😀
Happy birthday Matt! I just had mine on Monday.
You think it’s going fast for you? It seems once I turned 25, the years have flown by. I’m now in my 30’s.
Keep up the great work and best wishes for a rocking 2007!
Many Many Happy Returns of the day 🙂
Happy Birthday…. I’ve been waiting to run into you in IRC to wish you the same. Hope you have a good day… and that you end up too busy for me to “run into you.”
Well, happy birthday, big birthdaycake, health and all that. (and thanks for giving us such great software.)
Happy birthday, Matt
23? Geez… you’re just a baby, yet. Happy Birthday, man, and thanks for all your work on WP.
Well, congrats then!
Happy birthday. 🙂
Happy Birthday, photomatt! At this rate, let’s hope you don’t end up like Alexander the Great, bursting into tears because there are no worlds left to conquer 🙂 You’re an inspiration, and here’s best wishes for what can only be more success for the future.
Happy birthday, Matt!
You make feel old and cranky by what you have accomplished so far at this age — despite the fact that I’m still in my twenties myself. 😉
happy birthday man!
Happy Birthday to us!
Bon annoche Matt !! (cheers from Paris)
Happy B-day, Matt! 🙂
cheers from Sanremo (Italy)
Happy birthday! 🙂
happy birthday! Hope today was a great one.
Thank God I don’t have to be getting the 23rd Happy Birthday for another 4 months.
Happy birthday mr. sexy WP boi 🙂
Happy Birthday. i Hope you had a good one i hope i dont get that old that fast i cant even wait untill i am 16
Shubho Jonmodin! (Happy Birthday in Bengali)
Happy birthday, Matt!
Happy Birthday, Matt! 🙂
I’m with Bruce. Happy birthday, Matt.
Happy Birthday Matt!
Happy Birthday Matt!
Best wishes from Johor Bahru, Johor, Malaysia.
Happy B-day, Matt – – hope your ’07 is as good as ’06!
(better than ’06 would be a bonus) 🙂
Happy birthday Matt! We still need to meet up in Vegas sometime
Dude, I wish I had accomplished half what you have by 23. Keep on rockin bud.
Happy belated birthday Matt and hopefully you will achieve as many goals as this year before your 24th! Nice to see someone so young doing so many wicked things! Keep up the good work.
Do you think it’s worth it to spend time blogging?
Happy birthday Matt, same age as you =D, going to be 23 in March.
Happy Birthday Matt. Wish you the best.
Joyeux Anniversaire Matt !
Happy B-day! I wish I had half the accomplishments you have at 23. I’m sure 2007 is going to be another great year. Good luck!
Hey, happy birthday Matt!!
Happy Birthday Matt. Hope the coming year is good to ya.
Selamat Hari Jadi, Matt!
Happy Birthday Matt.
Happy birthday, Matt!
Your just a kid still. I hate these posts, they make me feel old. Or they would if I had that fear of age in my. I’ll be 18 ’til I die! Or 25. Or whatever. 😉
Congrats! Happy Birthday! 🙂
Happy Birthday. I realized that all your birthday posts are in different categories!
Happy belated birthday. Hope you had a nice day. 🙂
Feliz cumpleaÃ±os 🙂 (We met at EBE06 in Seville!)
Happy Birthday Matt 😉
Happy Birthday, youngster! 😉
Now I feel even younger, being only 14″¦
Happy Birthday, Matt.
Thanks for blogging.
Isn’t it great when people you don’t even know read and appreciate your blog and then wish you on your birthday? 😛
I will not list the ages of how long I’ve been blogging, but it goes back before blogging was a word. You are truly brave, Matt. 🙂 Stay that way.
Happy Birthday indeed, Matt.
Wow, you have been blogging for quite a while. Happy B-Day!
Happy Birthday, Matt 🙂
Happy Birthday Matt
I missed seeing you yesterday in #wordpress, but wanted to wish you a Happy Birthday. Sure, a day late but better than a dollar shot.
You’re getting old. Pretty soon you will start wondering where the years all went. 😉
And you don’t look a year over 6. 😉
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I think my hip broke just hearing that.
Maligayang Kaarawan in Filipino.
Bonne Fete, man! I think I was 22 when I landed a gig at an interactive ad agency, by comparison. Keep up the music (Alto) thing too. Thanks for the party.
Happy birthday Matt.
On a side note I’ve fixed that user contributed note content from your commit message 😉
Happy birthday, young man.
A few days late, but Happy birthday!
I’m going to be 20 and that is scary…Happy Birthday!
I’m going to be 20 and that is scary…Happy B-day and the best of luck to you.
Happy birthday Matt!
Happy Belated birthday (sorry for being late)… enjoy reading your blog and the other one on WordPress!
Really nice work in the past year, Matt. Many happy returns. Never get old. No need.
Happy birthday, great Matt!
happy somewhat late birthday dude!!!
Happy Birthday from Madrid 😉
Happy birthday ^^
Happy birthday to you, happy birthday to me (but I’m five years older than you ;-))
Congratulations and good luck for 2007!!
Wow, your layout is amazing. Seriously dude, nice work.
Happy birthday, ya big bum! Mine’s Jan. 12th.
Happy birthday, Matt.
Happy birthday from Italy! 😉
Emanuele aka P|xeL
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Happy Belated Birthday, Matt! 🙂
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