27.5.09

Clay Aiken - Joy of a Laugh & a Smile

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One of the many things I love about Clay Aiken is his sense of humour. I can honestly say I have laughed more since finding him than I did in the twenty years prior. Not only does his quick wit tickle my funny bone, but things that wouldn't have been funny before, are now.
The following news item is a good example.


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Recently there was a headline in my local newspaper "Blog reaching half million followers" by the Associated Press from New York.
I can't find a link to the actual article, so here's my version of it.


Twitter's Sweetie

Nah, I'm not talking about Clay Aiken, he doesn't twitter. But, I found this popular Twitter member - he's quite the cool cat . The proof of his celebrity has to be that even he gets some stupid and rude comments made about him.

So, who is this celebrity with more than a half a million followers? He's non other than Sockington, a cat!
Meet Sockington at his home page:
Sockington at Twitter and run a Twitter search to read comments.
The link to his blog page is at his home page too.

I haven't found a Twitter page written by a dog yet! That could well be the next headliner news, LOL.


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Don't you just love Clay's smile?

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This Clay Aiken video has to be one of the funniest around--it never fails to make me laugh!

Clay Aiken - The Lost Medley

The Lost Rossini Medley from the 2007 Summer Tour

by SueReu




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Laughter--a new puzzle from Bsrefong!

P27 Laughter May 24

Thank You Sally :)

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It was so much fun to see Heather Headley and Clay together again at David Foster & Friends concert.
It was back in May 2004 when they were on stage together.


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Thanks for stopping by, hope you are leaving with a smile!

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20.5.09

Clay Aiken Idol Found - Bridge Over Troubled Water

May 20, 2003--the finale of American Idol 2, with Clay Aiken and Ruben Studdard. This will always be the best episode ever for me. When Clay sang "This is The Night" it was woo-hoo's and applause in my home.
THEN he sang "Bridge Over Troubled Water" and stole my heart forever. I came back to earth to find my face drenched in tears for the beauty of the sound I had heard, then joined in with the TV applause and EEEEEEEE's!

I discovered Clay's amazing voice at the start of the AI 2 season and grew more intrigued every week, I didn't know what was happening to me-- this young singer was having a magical hold on me. Later, when I discovered message boards, I learned I wasn't the only one to fall under Clay's spell, and I found the way to describe it..with a "thud"!

Here it is six years later, and I'm more a Clay Aiken fan and admirer than ever.


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Remember these precious moments?

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Idol Found - Bridge Over Troubled Water

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The following videos of wonderful memories include the judges comments.

Clay Aiken - American Idol Season 2, Top 2
- Bridge Over Troubled Water

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Clay Aiken AI2 Bridge Over Troubled Water


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Idol Forever - This is the Night 2003

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Clay Aiken - American Idol Season 2, Top 2 - This is the Night
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Clay Aiken AI2 This is The Night


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American Idol Season 2 Finale - Clay Aiken & Ruben Studdard - Ain't No Stoppin' Us Now
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Signs of Happiness

For some, happiness can be a pesky, fair-weathered friend, forever on the loose. The fact is that you have everything you need for happy living right now! Seeing it may simply be a matter of tweaking your own thinking so that you can appreciate what you’ve already got. Look for these signs and say hello to happiness!

1. You Live Your Life With Integrity

Living a life that’s in line with your own values and belief is important for happiness. “That means that the things you say you believe in are the things you do,” says “Happy Guy” David Leonhardt, the author of Climb Your Stairway to Heaven: the Nine Habits of Maximum Happiness. For example, if you value the environment, do you mind your carbon footprint? Or if family is important, do you make time for them? Figure out what’s important and live your life accordingly.


2. You’ve Embraced Living In The Moment

You’re fully awake and aware, and concentrate your energies on enjoying the present, rather than worrying about the past or the future. “All we have is right now,” says Michelle Keeley, an executive leadership coach with Fruition Strategies, “and life is just made up of a series of moments.” Enjoy them.


3. You Express Gratitude Regularly

Being grateful for the things you have—and sharing that gratitude—will lead to feelings of satisfaction and happiness. “When you’re performing an act of kindness or giving someone a compliment, you can actually feel an energy shift in your body,” says Todd Keeley, Michelle’s brother and business partner. Seek that feeling out more often.


4. Your Work Satisfies You

If you find satisfaction in the things you do, then you’re well on your way to living a happy life. “The more meaningfully we’re engaged and the more we believe that what we’re doing is meaningful, the more happy we are,” says David Mensink, a psychologist with the student counselling centre at Dalhousie University. And it doesn’t necessarily have to be linked to a career. “For example,” says Mensink, “you can be meaningfully engaged in caring for children,”


5. You Enjoy Harmonious Relationships

Whether it’s at work or at play, being at peace with yourself and the world around is a sure-fire way to find happiness. Practice respect and patience as you go about your day, whether you’re interacting with family, friends or co-workers.


6. You Keep Your Inner Critic On ‘Mute’

If you’ve got a little voice in your head telling you you’re never good enough and you’re never satisfied, then odds are good you won’t find happiness either. “Choose to let go of negative feelings and thoughts,” says Todd Keeley, “You won’t find happiness until you do.”


7. You Aren’t Afraid Of Change

Recognize that change is constant and you’ll be more ready to embrace happiness. “Then choose to respond to life, rather than react to it,” says Michelle Keeley. You’ll feel more in control and will be better able to adapt. Stay open to the opportunities change can bring.


8. You Enjoy The Simple Things

Taking pleasure in small things will help you build a big picture of happiness. Take time to enjoy a well-cooked meal, a beautiful painting or a spring bulb poking up through the earth.


9. You Give Back

Happiness is contagious, so make sure you spread it around. “Giving back to others and sharing is the ultimate way to inspire happiness in your life,” says Michelle Keeley. “Because what you give out will come back to you ten-fold.” Whether you volunteer in your community or share your smiles—it all counts.


10. You Don’t Take Life Too Seriously

Having a sense of humour can help you keep things in perspective. Make sure your life is filled with plenty of laughter!


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Clay Aiken--Today, more irresistible than ever!

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Many thanks to Cotton,and Scrpkym for the wonderful new pictures and video of Clay Aiken at his latest appearances this month.
SiouxRoux, it was a delight to discover the fresh videos on YT from American Idol 2, HUGS to you!

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Congratulations to Kris Allen, the 2009 American Idol and Adam Lambert,runner-up.


Thank you for visiting and celebrating this sixth anniversary with me. I hope you enjoyed your stay!

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15.5.09

Clay Aiken with 30 Rock, David Foster & Unchained Melody

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It has been an great week for Clay Aiken fans! We've seen Clay with David Foster, Clay on 30 Rock, Clay answering questions at the OFC message board and he blogged! Today has been topped off with video of the beautiful Unchained Melody with Clay and David Foster at the after concert gathering. Clay's portion of the video is posted here. enjoy!


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David Foster and Clay Aiken 5/9/09 - Clay Unchained Melody Performance Only
thanks to Mr. Montage1940



Clay aiken-Unchained Melody - David Foster & Friends

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Fun with billboards using: PhotoFunia

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Clay Aiken and Elvis Costello from 30 Rock
screencaps thanks to Gerwhisp

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The 30Rock Kidney Charity Concert

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To support the National Kidney Foundation and download the "He Needs a Kidney" song, visit the "30 Rock" page on ITunes.
Downloading the song for .99 cents profits the NKF.

ITunes "He Needs a Kidney"

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This weekend Canada celebrates Victoria Day, the traditional time to get the garden in!

Victoria Day
In Canada, the celebration of Victoria Day occurs every year on Monday, prior to May 25th. It is the official celebration in Canada of the birthdays of Queen Victoria and Queen Elizabeth II. Victoria Day was established as a holiday in Canada West (Now Ontario) in 1845, and became a national holiday in 1901. Before Victoria Day became a national Holiday, people had celebrated Empire Day , beginning in the 1890s as Victoria approached her Diamond jubilee in 1897.
Victoria, queen of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland and empress of India was born on 24 May 1819. She ascended the throne after the death of her uncle George IV in 1837 when she was only 18. She ruled until her death in 1901 when her son Edward the VII became king of England.

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12.5.09

Clay Aiken 30 Rock-Here He Comes Again!!

Clay Aiken on stage and singing..just the best.

Clay Las Vegas DFF

Thanks to the wonderful fans attending concerts such as the David Foster and Friends in Las Vegas,those of us at home have a taste of the thrill of the event. The next best thing to being there.
This montage of Here You Come Again, is thanks to fans taking and sharing their clack.
Thank you PermaSwooned, Poshpenny, Scarlett, jmoranz and GrannyM!





HYCA Clay LV 2009


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Answers to "Colors" puzzle from previous entry.
Thanks Sally!

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Tune into NBC May 14 to see Clay on 30 Rock, it's going to be awesome!

30 Rock eyeroll


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