27.11.09

Clay Aiken - Christmas is a Comin' & Birthday Wishes



Clay Aiken - Photo by Ethan Miller/Getty

Once a year I get the chance
To wish you birthday cheer.
It pleases me no end to say,
I wish you another great year.

So happy birthday to you Clay
From the bottom of my heart.
And may your good times multiply,
Till they’re flying off the chart!

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Thank you Bsrefong for the Clay Aiken Birthday Amazing Claze!





Clay Aiken's birthday ushers in a lot of Christmas delight.

Clay Aiken - Christmas Waltz
Audio thanks to Gerwhisp
Photo credits: Gerwhisp,Toni7babe, JTgranny, Fivegoldens, ShineinNC
with dancing by Cinderella and Prince Charming
Christmas Waltz












"Christmas Is Coming"

Christmas is coming, the geese are getting fat
Please put a penny in the old man's hat
If you haven't got a penny, a ha'penny will do
If you haven't got a ha'penny, then God bless you!


The rhyme became the basis for the song "Christmas Is a-Comin", re-written by Frank Luther and performed by Bing Crosby, and others.

This montage will put you into the Christmas mood!

Christmas Is a Comin' - a delightful song by Bing Crosby
Christmas is a Comin'






A special Happy Birthday greeting to Clay from our friend Bsrefong.





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24.11.09

Clay Aiken - Spreading Blessings




A Happy Thanksgiving from Canada
to My U.S. friends!
Wishing all my friends a wonderful day, no matter where you are! We already celebrated Thanksgiving here last month. I have friends who live in Arizona for the winter, and they celebrate again with their friends there.
Every day is a day for giving thanks.





Sad personal events have reminded me of so much I have to be thankful for every day.
Something that keeps me from dwelling on sad things is my computer. How?
Easy answer, my friends and Clay Aiken!





A new Rebus puzzle thanks to Bsrefong (Sally).
Answers below.





Before getting 100% into Christmas entries, I found a montage that I forgot to post earlier.

Hold Me Thrill Me Kiss Me
audio track from Clay Aiken's Look What Love Has Done
video from the JBT Stump the Band.








This is a wonderful picture and caption, from CNN








Rebus answer







20.11.09

Clay Aiken In Style





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There are things that never go out of style such as candlelight, beautiful music, and Christmas cheer.
Clay Aiken goes with them all like mistletoe and kisses!





All of Clay's music is beautiful, including the now classic
MCWL...the best Christmas CD of the decade for me.
This link is a current review of the album.



Time to order Merry Christmas With Love and All Is Well -- CD or MP3 versions.
A beautiful gift for others or yourself!

Amazon .com MCWL - AIW


Even better than a CD is Clay Aiken in concert.
He really shines on the stage.

Clay Aiken Christmas Fun Medley
montage with concert audio by xxx4clay
Most Wonderful Time of the Year, Winter Wonderland







The previous Clay the Man - Evidence entry featured some of Clay Aiken's various hairstyles. It wasn't a poll per-say, but kind of worked out that way.
Replies at both of my blogs (here at Google, and at OFC - Clay Online) as well as direct e-mails were interesting.
The preferences were quite evenly split.
1) Any style as long as it's Clay
2) Shorter -- the "Tyra style"
3) Longer!




12.11.09

Clay Aiken - Evidence



There is plenty of evidence to prove Clay Aiken is adorable, handsome, kind, caring, a true humanitarian, and has an incredible singing talent.

Clay is also full of surprises, one being we never know what hair style he's going to have the next time we see him!
Pictures say it best, so study the following, and choose your favourite
-- if you can!

Double Click the thumbnail to get a closer look, these are WP sized.

Then have fun with the new Clay cluzzles, brought to you by our friend Bsrefong, and enjoy the beautiful song by Clay in the new montage.

Don't forget to check out the National Inclusion Project fundraisers, the deadlines for these are drawing close - order now!









Do you prefer the shorter hairstyles?








or do you prefer the longer hair styles?





The above examples show a lot of colour shades as well.
Some of them are due to the lighting.




Sally's Special Puzzles
Amazing Claze




Rebus8




answer at end of blog.




Fundraisers

The 2009 Champions Gala raised over $465k for the National Inclusion Project!!
Read about it at Triangle Business News
or National Inclusion Project webpage



Nov. 15 is the deadline to order your fan made 2010 Clay Aiken Calendar.
It's a gem!
For more information contact: Rosa Shurtz at: rosash@comcast.net

Profits go to the National Inclusion Project.





HOLIDAY SEASON - Wrapping for Inclusion

What: A nationwide awareness and fundraiser campaign for the National Inclusion Project.
When: The Holiday Season
Why: To help raise awareness and support for the National Inclusion Project, spread holiday cheer, and have fun!
How: If you would like to volunteer, see
National Inclusion Project webpage and click on the "Get Involved" tab.







Deck the Halls for Inclusion
order deadline is November 23, 2009

Deck the Halls for Inclusion

Support the National Inclusion Project's mission of inclusion for children of ALL abilities while decorating homes and offices with beautiful, handmade Rockdale wreaths and other natural items this holiday season! Wreaths also make wonderful gifts for family and friends.
Purchases must be made from the Project's exclusive Rockdale Wreaths store in order for the National Inclusion Project to receive funds:
Share the gift of inclusion. Inclusion works, and it is a gift worth giving.

This is an authorized fundraiser of the National Inclusion Project.





On the Wings of Love
by Clay Aiken
Adorable!







The quotes in the montage pictures are by Robert Louis Stevenson - really good advice on how to be happy over a hundred years ago that still holds true today.

How To Be Happy
by Robert Louis Stevenson (1850 – 1894)

1. Make up your mind to be happy. Learn to find pleasure in simple things.

2. Make the best of your circumstances. No one has everything, and everyone has something of sorrow intermingled with gladness of life. The trick is to make the laughter outweigh the tears.

3. Don't take yourself too seriously. Don't think that somehow you should be protected from misfortune that befalls other people.

4. You can't please everybody. Don't let criticism worry you.

5. Don't let your neighbor set your standards. Be yourself.

6. Do the things you enjoy doing but stay out of debt.

7. Never borrow trouble. Imaginary things are harder to bear than real ones.

8. Since hate poisons the soul, do not cherish jealousy, enmity, grudges. Avoid people who make you unhappy.

9. Have many interests. If you can't travel, read about new places.

10. Don't hold post-mortems. Don't spend your time brooding over sorrows or mistakes. Don't be one who never gets over things.

11. Do what you can for those less fortunate than yourself.

12. Keep busy at something. A busy person never has time to be unhappy.



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