aikim

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aikim last won the day on October 31 2013

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  1. I don't think the first picture..where Clay's hair is lighter is a current picture. The hairstyle is different. He has had that dark hair color for a while. He has that style now where it is shorter on one side and longer on the other and it looked like yesterday that he just had all the hair swooped back..I think the hipper hairstyle he wears when he is on BOLD and the hairstyle yesterday was more conservative..either way..I don't like the style or the color and I wouldn't like the style on anyone..not just Clay.
  2. No tomatoes from me..I thought Clay looked awful..way too thin and the hair is just not good..he doesn't even look healthy. Maybe the stress from Jerome's accident could be a contributor but someone needs to feed that boy a hamburger. I thought the whole thing was odd..why out of the blue would they be singing together and Ruben promotes his project and Clay doesn't mention the concert tomorrow night..just weird all the way around.
  3. As one of his few fans on the other side I am happy to see that he is; so far; reaching out to all his voters. I have only had time to listen to one interview but I liked what I heard..I hope he follows through on what he says if he gets to Washington. He is looking very good and so far seems to be getting a lot of supportive tweets and comments although a couple of articles I have seen on yahoo the comments have been what I expected. Now for a totally petty moment..I see the person who was and expert on running his career is now an expert on running his campaign..just makes me laugh at how predictable it all is. Kim
  4. Happy New Year FCA! Party animals that we are, hubby and in were in bed by 10:00..just cannot stay up till midnight anymore. Surprisingly it was pretty quiet around here..well..except for snow plows down the street. We didn't get as much snow as predicted, I think most of it went north of us. Nice to see the tweet from Clay..wishing the same for this year and can't wait to find out what is up his sleeve! Kim
  5. Clay was not at O'Hare last night..a fan who had a stopover there heard some people talking and mention his name and thought maybe he was there; but those in California said the time frame would not work..he would not have had time to get from Arsenio's show to the airport to O'Hare at the the time the fan was there. It would have been about 8:30 our time which means he would have just finished taping the show. As to the show..well..I have always been called a "pollyanna" and part of the "positive police" and I have always tried to keep a good perspective on this fandom thing. I remember right after AI when it seemed things were going at warped speed and it seemed this could go on forever; I would always tell myself that it is not going to last forever and there would be a day when there would not be concert tours every 6 months and CD's and TV appearances. There would come a time when Clay would decide to move on and do something else..maybe have a family and not want to tour as much. Clay was thrown into this so quickly and while he says it wasn't his first career choice, I think that was what he told himself because it wasn't happening. I have always believed that teaching was plan B and being and entertainer was plan A but he didn't know how to make Plan A happen or didn't think he would be given a chance because of his looks and maybe his sexuality. But God had different plans and threw AI in his path. I truly believe he loves entertaining and being on stage and that AI gave him the opportunity to fulfill both sides of himself..the entertainer and the teacher. So many fans have said that Clay never had the passion for music because he didn't write his own songs but I don't believe that. I have seen the man sing and whether he has written the lyric or not; there is passion there and emotional investment in the song he is singing. His passion has always been singing and interpreting a song and he does it better than anyone I have ever heard. I think if he could go out on stage every night and just sing what he wants without worrying about CD's and record companies and fitting into a genre and whether or not a song is a cover or what the fans think...to just stand in front of a mic or sit on stool and just do what he loves..I think he would be the happiest man alive..but that isn't how it works. I don't think he has lost his passion for singing or entertaining..I think he has lost his enjoyment of doing it as a job. So after 10 years..he is changing his career path to something that will fulfill him..at least that is what it appears to be. We could all still be wrong and he could spring something on us in the next few months..but if he is leaving..I wish him well and hope he finds what he is looking for. And if he is not..and I still have two fingertips hanging on to "I am certainly not going anywhere" from the blog..I will celebrate that too. This has been an interesting ride and none I ever thought I would be on. I really hope the Clay train isn't coming into the station for the final time. Kim
  6. As much as I miss doing WFI..I honestly do not know how I would fit it into my schedule. Monday is my last night of class.."does happy dance around my desk" and then in January I do my practicum and then I will officially be certified as a Library Technical Assistant. I am so glad this is coming to an end. Have to finish up Christmas shopping this week-end if it doesn't snow too bad..this is way too early for this kind of weather. May try and get some baking in too..with the kitchen renovation I have not had time to bake like I normally do. Clay..never worry about him..hope he is enjoying the Holiday season with that sweet boy of his and looking forward to whatever he has in store for 2014. Kim
  7. Sounds like those who attended had a great time..glad they shared what they could. I agree about some maybe taking a break from the boards..seems like some are hanging around just to "stir the turd". Kim
  8. LdyJ I hear you on the timing..put mine in at 9:00 so it will be done at 12:00 and I have an hour to get everything else in the oven and done. But the turkey is delicious. Kim
  9. Happy Thanksgiving Everyone! Counting down the minutes until the family arrives..looking forward to having all the grandkids together. Because of the kitchen renovation, not doing anything fancy this year..have my great-aunt's tablecloth out but using paper plates and utensils since everything is packed away. Spent 20 minutes this morning hunting for my meat thermometer..hubby finally found it. Took yesterday off from work and made the pies, stuffing, cranberry relish. Put the sweet potatoes in the slow cooker about 8:00 and the Turkey in at 9:00. Just have the mashed potatoes and rolls to do. All my daughters are bring stuff. Just need to get the table set and clean up a bit. I do my turkey like Alton Brown...no stuffing, just apples, onion, orange, cinnamon, sage and rosemary inside, brush with oil and bake at 500 for 30 minutes, turn temp down to 350 and cook for another 2 and 1/2 hours. Comes out very moist and golden brown and I don't have to get up at the crack of dawn. Hubby is outside raking leaves..he was supposed to bring in the folding chairs from shed so they could warm up a bit. Cold outside but it is sunny..just glad there is no snow! Everyone have a great day! Kim
  10. Ldy Glad to hear you are okay, hope you get power back soon! Kim
  11. 2 Days until Clay is on Law and Order! Clay is looking good! Everyone have a great day! Kim
  12. 4 Days until Clay is on Law and Order! Sun is finally out after about 4 days of gloomy weather. Sienna's first birthday party today..a couple of weeks late but too much other family stuff going on..for my daughter..not me. Off to wrap her gift and clean up the house..such a mess..be glad when this renovation is done. Kim
  13. 5 Days until Clay is on Law and Order! Nice picture..wonder if that was Clay's Birthday gift to Granny..sounds like something he would do especially if Granny were a fan and Shirley is from Durham. Kim
  14. Yes I am beginning to think some of Clay's fans really are 12..I am sorry but I am just beyond understanding some of this. Kim
  15. 6 Days until Clay is on Law and Order Sorry I haven't been around...been a little busy. We are starting a new security system at the Library..RFID and have been learning that and now we have the monumental task of tagging everything. Good thing is it will give us a chance to weed books as we go along. I am also one that has been having a hard time with the fandom lately..not everyone but a certain faction..it is quite depressing at times. Kim