30.1.09

Clay Aiken Rockin' Robins

Happy 6th Year Anniversary Clay Nation
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What a marvellous and exciting 6 years with Clay Aiken.

The Best is Yet to Come!


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music clip from Clay's Jukebox Tour 2005

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Clay Aiken with autographed Sir Robin Teddy Bear representing Spamalot.

The Broadway Bears for BC/EFA auction for this teddy and other top Broadway bears began on January 23rd. The on-line bidding will continue until February 14th, 2009.

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Thank you to ymarie for writing this beautiful and so true "What is the True Measure of a Man".

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Katy4Clay, Thank you for this gorgeous photo of Clay from the GFI.

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Clay Aiken and Ruben Studdard, (2003 & 2009) buddies since American Idol 2.

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ICI, Bubel/Aiken Foundation Unveil New Inclusive Service Learning Program for Youth

The Institute on Community Integration (ICI) and The Bubel/Aiken Foundation are unveiling a new inclusive service learning program, Together We Make a Difference, that brings together K-12 students with and without disabilities to make a positive difference in their communities. The program, developed through a three-year, $190,400 grant from the Foundation to ICI, has as its goals to engage all youth in service learning, and teach social and life skills to children of all abilities while helping to dispel stereotypes about people with disabilities.

Within the next month the first resource developed by the program will be released: Together We Make a Difference: An Inclusive Service Learning Curriculum for Elementary Learners With and Without Disabilities. It is the first of three curricula for use in schools and youth-serving organizations, with the other two designed for middle school and high school learners and due out later in 2009.

Read the rest of this great article here: Institute on Community Integration

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video time

Right Here Waiting
tugger (BAF Gala 10-18-08....video by jojoct)






YouTube link: Right Here Waiting


GFI 2009 Medley-Enhanced
Yollie950 - video by Golden Girl

Awesome!




YT link:
GFI 2009 Medley-Enhanced
Yollie950



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WINTER Poem

It's winter in Canada
And the gentle breezes blow
Seventy miles an hour
At thirty-five below.

Oh, how I love Canada
When the snow's up to your butt
You take a breath of winter
And your nose gets frozen shut.

Yes, the weather here is wonderful
So I guess I'll hang around
I could never leave Canada
Cuz I'm frozen to the ground!


Have a great day...

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23.1.09

What A Day For A Daydream with Clay Aiken

Daydream

daydream ( ) n. A dreamlike musing or fantasy while awake, especially of the fulfillment of wishes or hopes.

Clay Aiken sings Dream Lover




Daydreaming--it's a wonderful way to make a dark day brighter. It's a way to send myself to a tropical island on a cold winter's day, or create a movie in my mind of good things and good friends. These things are better than dwelling on pain! It's a way to put me back in a positive mood when someone or something drags me down with negativity.

I dream when I'm sleeping too, these can be quite adventurous, but usually forget all but bits & pieces. I've tried writing them down, but until I have a cup of coffee or two, holding a pen is out of the question!

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Some people are always in a daydream and that isn't a good thing. Real life has to be dealt with, like it or not.
After the necessities have been dealt with..then it's time for a daydream and a leisurely cup of coffee!

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This from 2006 is a daydream, one of my earlier blends.




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Frequently this handsome face appears in my dreams--I mean blends.

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Answer to Bsrefong's Clay's Love from previous Winter Blues blog:

P19 Love answers

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One Day At A Time

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Always remember, sometimes dreams do come true.

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Thanks to Caro & Sally for this beautiful photo


of President Obama and First Lady Michelle.




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17.1.09

Clay Aiken: Winter Blues? Chase them away

Gala Oct18 Shirley R - CB
Gala '08 gif by Shirley R.

Let Clay help you chase away your winter blues.

It's that time of year when many people get the Winter Blues, also known as SAD (Seasonal Affective Disorder. It is a type of winter depression that affects an estimated half a million people every winter,in particular during December, January and February.

A lot of us have the "Missing Clay" syndrome on top of that. So what can we do about it???

There are special lights are sold to simulate the sun and fool your system. Other remedies are using an ionic air purifier in your home, exercising, and concentrating on pleasant thoughts and fun things. Helping someone else feel better works too.

PhotobucketOddly enough Clay is my cure..I listen to him sing, and watch videos from over the years. He gives me pleasant thoughts and brings out the sun. Come to think of it, he does that all year long.
Who'd have guessed!





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Whether you have a case of the blues or not, join me in one of my favourite pastimes...Clay at YouTube!
I made a list of favourite songs then searched for the videos. I found many I hadn't seen before, especially the older ones as I didn't have access to YouTube for the first years of Clay.

Here are just a few of the delightful montages and concert sessions I've gathered. Way too many to post now, so I'll start with these.



When I Need You by Ashes

When I Need You




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Bridge Over Troubled Water by Aspiegirl

Bridge Over Troubled Water




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Unchained Melody - Toledo JBT

Unchained Melody - Toledo JBT




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My Girl - Yollie950

My Girl




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Here You Come Again - SueRue

Here You Come Again




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How about some brain exercise with a new puzzle thanks to Sally (Bsrefong)Photobucket

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Another 'pick me up' is chocolate...ah yes, I admit to being a Photobucket

There are times when only fudge will do. I have a really old recipe that fills the bill..quick, easy, and virtually no fail!

Quick and Easy Fudge

2 cups sugar (1 white, 1 brown or any combination you want)
1/2 cup milk
1/3 to 1/2 cup cocoa (I use half a cup)
1/2 cup butter or margarine

Mix the ingredients, cook slowly until soft ball stage, remove from heat.

Add a 1/2 teaspoon vanilla.

Now beat in (with electric mixer) approximately one cup of flour. (start with no more than 3/4 cup, add more if needed.
-fold in chopped nuts if you want them.

Pour into greased 8 or 9 inch pan.

It's ready as soon as cooled..tasting before that is allowed :)

Note: I've heard that sugar substitute works fine with this..I don't use it, so can't say for sure.


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