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Sat, Jan. 29th, 2005 02:07 am
A Happy 20th

Today/yesterday was my 20th birthday. The festivities included going to Todai for sushi and Fox Tower to see "House of the Flying Daggers". I had invited several select people (though most couldn't make it because of work or being out of town), of whom Bridget, Tyler, and Alex showed. Sean tried to get a hold of me because he did know where to meet up, but I didn't learn of this until tonight. I also couldn't get a hold of Donovan, who had expressed interest, but did know where we would be meeting, either.

The people I invited were people that I felt had been mentally, emotionally, physically, and/or spiritually supportive or influential in a significant way over the last year. The full list in people I invited (because I think they deserve credit) are as follows (also in order of when I asked): Bridget, Tyler & Alex, Stephanie, Donovan & Emily, Liisa, Sean, Amanda, and Tiffany. I also meant to invite Isabeau, but I never ran into her.

The first thing we did was have tea at my mom's house. Troy made his usual perfect blend, which Tyler (who had recently returned from Oxford) seemed very pleased with. I also ended up opening presents, among which was a present from Bridget. I wasn't expecting her to get anything, so I was surprised. It was sweet of her. The presents were: a bunch of toiletries (like shampoo, scrubbers, toothpaste, etc.), a beard trimmer, and a bottle of cologne; chocolate covered fortune cookies (from Bridget); and a pair of BDUs. I think I'm pretty content with what I got.

Sushi was fairly good, but they ran out of Inari before we got there and the restaurant closed after we left. The chopsticks were a little strange and didn't really fit my hand very well. They were more of a rectangle rather than the normal round stick. It was fairly strange working with it. Tyler seemed to be quite the brave one and was trying most of the stuff I usually avoid. Bridget also was a pretty good sport about it and was willing to try a couple things that Tyler pointed out. It was fun, though. We had a lot of enjoyable conversation.

After Todai, Bridget had to take off. We met up with Alex, who had just gotten off work. We still ahd a little time before the movie started, so I went up to EBX and found a used copy of "Enter the Matrix" for XBox for only $10, so I got it. We then went down to Fox Tower to see the movie.

Personally, I think it was an excellent movie. It's clearly not a movie geared towards an American audience, but rather a work of Chinese art. Films like "House of the Flying Daggers", "Hero", and "Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon" are not meant to be entertainment (especially not for an American audience), but it's meant to be artful and a setting of traditional Chinese storytelling. All three are very beautiful pieces of art. So, if you liked the other two movies I mentioned, you would definitely like "House of the Flying Daggers". (Though, you would probably be pretty confused by the plotline, at least the first time you see it)

After that, Tyler and Alex waited to meet up with someone else and mom, Troy, Martina, and I went back to my mom's house where we watched "I, Robot". Not too bad, but, as Troy put it, it was the culmination of whole lot of other films. Still entertaining, though.

Came back, played a little "Enter the Matrix" and I'm now thinking I should go to bed. Not too bad of a day, I'd say...

Current Mood: tired tired
Current Music: "Festival Sanctus" -John Leavitt

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fedupgirl
Fedupgirl
Sat, Jan. 29th, 2005 06:07 pm (UTC)

Happy Birthday!


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abadoss
abadoss
Kenneth Edward Keyn
Sat, Jan. 29th, 2005 10:03 pm (UTC)

Thank you! :D


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palebythesea
the bride stripped bare by her bachelors, even
Sat, Jan. 29th, 2005 08:04 pm (UTC)

wah!
get anything in the mail for your birthday, eh eh?

(stupid post office >:( )


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abadoss
abadoss
Kenneth Edward Keyn
Sat, Jan. 29th, 2005 10:03 pm (UTC)

I did! Thank you very much for the postcard, it brightened my day! :D


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palebythesea
the bride stripped bare by her bachelors, even
Sat, Jan. 29th, 2005 10:05 pm (UTC)

:D!
I'm so happy you go it!


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princess_diary
princess_diary
Bethany Dian
Sun, Jan. 30th, 2005 06:09 am (UTC)
Thank you!

Hey
I just wanted to personally thank you for my layout. It's beautiful and fits me perfectly. You're gooooooood! =)
THANK YOU!!


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abadoss
abadoss
Kenneth Edward Keyn
Sun, Jan. 30th, 2005 06:29 am (UTC)
Re: Thank you!

You are most welcome. I'm glad that you enjoy it. :)


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princess_diary
princess_diary
Bethany Dian
Sun, Jan. 30th, 2005 11:25 pm (UTC)
Re: Thank you!

Hey
I messed things up...I was messing around and didn't know that if you apply a another style to your journal it deactivates all the previous settings, I thought the your style would save with all it's settings, :`( guess not. I think I got everything back the way you made it except the colors. Did you save the html codes of the colors you used. I've tried using my layer info, but it is not using all the colors you used.
And do you know if I can put icons and text in the side bar with this style?
Thanks. Sorry for the inconvenience.
I am soooooooo angry at myself.


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abadoss
abadoss
Kenneth Edward Keyn
Mon, Jan. 31st, 2005 02:18 am (UTC)
Re: Thank you!

No worries. Things like that happen. Unfortunately, the sidebar is a background image, so there's not a whole lot that can be done, especially with the Boxer style. I spent a good deal of time researching how to get around some of those things, but there's not enough documentation on the Boxer style. Also, when I set up the design, I had the background image fixed, but I'm not sure if that was something that you wanted to change.

Anyway, here are the colors for your design:

Navigation bar background color: FE7DBE
Navigation bar text color: 6E0035
Body text color: 1C1616
Header background color: D4CCC1
Header text color: D02C4E
Link color: 7C1B46
Visited link color: F48F9F

Also the Navigation bar color should fade to dark and that option will be in there. If there's any problem just let me know and we can figure out what to do.


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princess_diary
princess_diary
Bethany Dian
Mon, Jan. 31st, 2005 03:16 am (UTC)
Re: Thank you!

Oh PRAISE GOD!! Thank you. Yeah I changed the background image to scroll and then I could see all the images, b/c the bottom one was out of my viewable window. And I love them all, so I wanted to be able to see them all.
Yeah I looked up in the FAQs what features are allowed with which styles and I didn't think I saw the side bar feature in the boxer list. One of my friends is using component and she has the all the text, icons, etc in the side bar and so I compared the two styles and didn't think boxer allowed side bar feature. Oh well. I'll live. I really like the boxer style though. I never even tried it, I was just looking at styles that I could see as a preview in customizations. My friend said that she found out about the customizations for component through a component community, so I was going to try to find a comm for boxer.
But YAY! thank you for the colors, that's awesome that you saved them. I'll be saving them now too, in case of any futher catastrophes. lol.
I've think I've used all the colors in their appropriate place but I'm still confused on the colors.
Is the header (or "Info") background where my name, user name, the links and my default icon are? Cuz it's coming out a tan color. And what was the color of the entry background?
Thanks again. Sorry again for any inconvience. I'm learning a lot though.


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abadoss
abadoss
Kenneth Edward Keyn
Tue, Feb. 1st, 2005 05:16 pm (UTC)
Re: Thank you!

Yeah, the header is the bit with your icon and links. Also the background color for the entries is: E6B1CD.


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princess_diary
princess_diary
Bethany Dian
Tue, Feb. 1st, 2005 10:09 pm (UTC)
Re: Thank you!

thanks.


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