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    Ah! Room service! Cheese and chutney sandwich. Heaven its 10:30 at night here and it's still light but I'm too tired to go for s walk.
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    I'm all set if hurricane Harvey comes in! I went and stocked up on chocolate.
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    I remember having a third grade student with ADHD. We didn't have fidget spinners at that time. He had a small, smooth rock that he would hold in one hand and "fidget" with it. It did help him to focus. At the end of the year he gave me the rock. I collect heart rocks and keep them in a ceramic bowl. But, there among the heart rocks is a small, smooth rock.
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    Yep!! Here I am back again after a few years away!! Always loved this board and happy to be back. Couldn't get in last time--no longer had the right link. So, thanks for posting it, ldyjocelyn. You mentioned The Handmaiden's Tale. Have never read it and think I will try it. Another book I want to read that was mentioned again on BOLD today is Hillbilly Elegy. Wonder if anyone here has read it? Will miss our other board and hope to see some familiar faces here. I am one who is enjoying Clay on BOLD and even though I miss his singing, I hope he succeeds with this new career path. He's just so darned good at it. I find I love hearing him on BOLD and other shows.
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    Power went out for about 3 hours and there was storm damage but so far so good.
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    ldyjocelyn - sounds like you had a great time at the concert. Hope you enjoy your week off! I have to agree with soulsista4clay - even though I don't post much, this seems to be my home board since CAT closed down. I've been at CV since it started (my membership number is 2!) and CB since 2003, but the bigger boards don't really work for me at this point in time. If all Clay breaks loose, then all bets are off! But for now, FCA is a good place to be.
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    Taylor said today that she really likes Clay and he is really smart and a great person! Aww!
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    I remembered my password. I used to read here all the time. I'll try to post more often. It looks like I need to change my picture...that picture of Clay is probably 8 or nine years old.
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    Fortunately some calmer heads prevailed and the bill will not be presented for a vote.
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    I volunteered at the power of play conference this week with a friend from Ohio, it was fun, inspiring time! Last night was fun Clue we were broken up in teams by a color we were given, we went around the museum doing challenges to get clues to figure out who did it. I really liked the Keynote speaker who spoke yesterday morning Kathie snow she was excellent!
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    Well we get another day off work! The overpasses are really iced over and they are dangerous to drive. I’ll suffer and binge watch something.
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    Thanks Fear! I am feeling much better today! As many of you know, I keep the Clay Aiken TimeLine for FCA every year, and I always think it's fun to go back and read (in Reader's Digest condensed form) everything Clay did over the past year. I've already set up the TimeLine for 2018! So, here is Clay Aiken TimeLine 2017! January 4 -- The first Bold Blend for the year, airing at noon Eastern time (a change for the new year). This one was just Carrie Sheffield and Clay, talking about the issues for 2017. Clay had a terrible cold, so he was particularly feisty. January 6 -- Clay and Sunny Hostin, as reporters from The View, interview students at West High School in Iowa City, Iowa, for a future piece for the show. The topic is the students reactions to the election of Donald Trump; their story was originally told in the New York Times. January 11 -- Clay's first appearance on America Now with Meghan McCain (iHeart Radio) for the year. Topics included President Obama's farewell address, more on Trump supporters, and a brief discussion on his View interviews with the high school students. January 13 -- Bold Blend has a fascinating discussion on race relations in America. It was a very respectful discussion, and fitting for MLK Day week. January 16 -- ABC broadcasts The View with the interviews from January 6. This discussion was a fascinating insight into bringing America back together after the contentious election. January 17 -- Early morning radio! Another fun appearance on Taylor in the Morning (Sirius XM). He talked about his membership in the Screen Actor's Guild, and how he gets Oscar screeners because of it. He also was part of a tasting of several types of Mexican food (enjoying most of it.) January 24 -- Clay's on America Now with Meghan McCain for the week. The main topic was the Inauguration of Trump, and his disputing of the number of attendees. January 25 -- A Twitter picture from Clay and Tyra Banks has them attending Dear Evan Hansen on Broadway. Ben Cohn is the musical director of this show. January 27 -- Bold Blend is back! And Clay is back with Carrie Sheffield. The main focus of the show has Clay moderating a debate if religion should be a part of politics. January 31 -- The final episode of America Now with Meghan McCain airs on iHeart Radio, and Clay is the very last guest. Much of the discussion is on the selection of Neil Gorsuch for the Supreme Court. At the end, though, Clay was very heartfelt in his words toward Meghan. Sob. February 3 -- The topic for this week's Bold Blend is Roe v. Wade, and if the Supreme Court will overturn in the age of President Trump. The discussion gets a bit heated, but ends on a respectful note from Clay. February 4 -- Clay is spotted attending the Broadway Musical In Transit. This show features Justin Guarini. February 5 -- Another time at Dear Evan Hansen, this time with his Mom Faye. February 6 -- Clay is a cosponsor of a fund raiser for possible Democratic National Chair, Ray Buckley, held in New York City. It does not appear Clay attended though. February 7 -- Wake Up with Taylor (Sirius XM). Another fun show, with topics ranging from Lady Gaga's performance during the Super Bowl Halftime, if copying someone is a sincere form of flattery, and skin care! Clay also gave Taylor an Ionic toothbrush; he's raved about these in previous appearances on the show. February 10 -- The topic of Bold Blend this week is the relationship between the US and Russia. Clay and Carrie mostly asked questions of the two guests, and both learned a great deal! February 14 -- Clay appears on the Headline News show "MichaelLA." February 17 -- Can President Trump bring the country together? This is the topic of today's Bold Blend. February 24 -- Bold Blend's topic is about the relationship between the Republican party and the Latino community. March 3 -- The weekly gig is getting good! Today's Bold Blend topic is the relationship between President Trump and the media. March 10 -- Bold Blend has Clay and Carrie talking about President Trump's affect on foreign relations. Also, they talked with a former chair of the Congressional Budget Office, in preparation for their analysis of the Republican/Trump replacement of the Affordable Care Act. March 14 -- Whoa! Clay, in the middle of a major snowstorm in NYC, is on Wake Up with Taylor. He Periscopes his travels to the studios, having to get off a train early since the trains were all running late. He then walked 15 blocks to get to the studio! Topics of the show include Tyra Banks, "mean tweets," (including Clay talking about his not he received from Donald Trump), and a spelling bee! March 17 -- St. Patrick's Day on Bold Blend. Carrie Sheffield, Clay, and their guests talk about the new health care bill (ie., "Trumpcare"). There was also a discussion of charter schools and how they affect children with special needs. March 18 -- Up Periscope! "The Change" (originally done by Garth Brooks) is sung by Clay, accompanied by Ben Cohn, live from Orlando. March 21 -- Another co-hosting gig with Wake Up with Taylor! Kellie Pickler was a guest, as well as someone on Instagram -- "the girl with no job!" She has over 2 million Instagram followers! This was a fun show! Later that night, Facebook reports that Clay attends Miss Saigon on Broadway. March 24 -- Bold Blend has a spirited discussion about Neil Gorsuch as Supreme Court Justice nominee. However, the topics veered wildly away from this, into state's rights, religious freedom, and gun control. March 27 -- According to Instagram, Clay attends the Broadway play Present Laughter. March 30 -- The National Inclusion Project's "Power of Play" Conference was held in Raleigh, NC, and Clay (as co-founder of the Project) was there! March 31 -- Since Clay's still in Raleigh, there's no Bold Blend this week for him. However, he does appear on MSNBC to talk about the partial repeal of HB2 in the state of NC. It eliminates the "bathroom in the one that matches your birth certificate," but Clay talks about how much more work there is to go with this bill. April 14 -- After two weeks off, Clay's back on Bold Blend! The topic is US foreign relations. In another segment, Clay and Carrie Sheffield talk to the author of Bitch Boss, and during this segment, Carrie lets slip that Clay's still working on his book. Later in the day, Clay posts an Instagram picture, with him attending Cirque du Soleil's show Paramour on Broadway. Finally, the latest Adam Sandler movie, Sandy Wexler, premieres on Netflix. Clay has a cameo role as an amusement park duck! April 18 -- Wake Up with Taylor! has Clay and Taylor talking about a variety of topics, including "pawternity leave" (allowing time off to employees for new pets; Clay was against this!), parenting styles regarding experimentation with alcohol and marijuana, and a talk with the former CEO of Chanel. April 21 -- A makeshift Bold Blend this week, with a different studio and many sudio problems. Topics include "getting out of your bubble," a veteran from Australia who designs beautiful leather jackets, and the author of a book about baseball player Jackie Robinson and his faith. April 26 -- Surprise! A Facebook Live for Salon, with Carrie Sheffield and Amanda Marcotte (from Salon), talking about Trump's first 100 days in office. Clay was the moderator. April 28 -- President Donald Trump made it through 100 days in office. Clay and Carrie rate the President so far in this week's Bold Blend. May 2 -- Clay appears on Wake Up with Taylor! Topics include Kelly Ripa, and dermatology! May 5 -- A good Bold Blend this week, with the topics of the Affordable Health Care Act, and Ivanka Trump's role in the White House. The discussion moved to the idea of Ivanka being a feminist or not! May 6 -- Twitter reports that Clay attended the revival of "Sunset Boulevard" with Glenn Close today. May 9 -- American Idol is reborn on ABC. Clay, who happens to be at the offices of "Salon" magazine, does an interview with them, discussing his take on this event. May 10 -- Clay interviews comedienne Paula Poundstone about her book "The Totally Unscientific Study of the Search for Human Happiness" via "Salon" magazine's Facebook page. This Facebook Live was a fun interview, and Clay read the book beforehand! May 12 -- A busy week in the news means a busy episode of Bold Blend! Topics include President Trump's firing of FBI Director James Comey, and the state of race relations under President Trump. May 15 -- Clay posts an Instagram picture; he's seeing Lea Salonga (the original Miss Saigon on Broadway) at Feinstein's/54 Below. May 16 -- Wake Up with Taylor! Topics include robots taking jobs, VR technology, and a professional cheesemaker. Clay was very happy about that, as there was a tasting. The tasting was broadcast on Facebook Live. Clay also coined the name for Taylor's fans: Taymates! May 19 -- Bold Blend (or, as Clay called it by the end of the show, Bold Rabbit Holes) had three segments, plus a look at the week's wild headlines. The first segment was on the Trump's tax plan, the second on how ACHA will affect people under the poverty line. The Bookstr segment was on the book "The Gatekeepers" by Chris Whipple, about Presidential Chiefs of Staff. May 20 -- "A Night Like This" is the song Clay Periscopes. May 21 -- Social media reports that Clay attended "Groundhog Day" on Broadway. May 26 -- A big "get" for Bold Blend, as Dr. Deepak Chopra appears as part of the Bookstr segment. His book is called "You are the Universe." Technical glitches mar much of the rest of the show, though, especially during a segment with Congresswoman Terri Sewell. May 30 -- Clay's semi-regular appearance as co-host of Wake Up with Taylor! Topics included technology that needs to be brought back, whether tipping for alcohol should be 20% (Clay had little to say on that!) and a taste test with a New York chef.David DiBari. June 2 -- Bold Blend has an exceptional show this week, with much discussion on the President's decision to pull out of the Paris Accord along with many other issues. The author interviewed this week was AJ Tata, who writes military thrillers. June 7 -- A test Facebook Live early in the morning, featuring Harlem at the dog park. June 9 -- Interesting Bold Blend today. Much of the focus is on former FBI Dirctor James Comey's testimony yesterday, but there were also discussions on the Virgin Islands, the British election (also yesterday), and books on art for children. June 10 -- "Holding Out Hope to You" is the song performed on Facebook Live. June 16 -- Bold Blend celebrates Father's Day! Guests include Tom Shillue, author of “Mean Dads for a Better America;" Krystal Ball talking about hijacking the Democratic party; and Dion Leonard with Gobi the dog. June 20 -- A very revealing Wake Up with Taylor. While most of the time was spent coming up with names for Taylor's fans (to replace Taymate -- too close to Claymate for Taylor), there was an interesting discussion of friendship. Clay spilled several items about friends of his, without naming names....with a promise of more to come next week. June 23 -- The Senate's version of the Health Care Bill was a major topic for this week's Bold Blend. Guests included Congresswoman Bonnie Watson Coleman (D-NJ -- a spitfire!), and Paul Massey, a mayoral candidate for the city of New York. June 27 -- An emotional appearance on Wake Up with Taylor. Following up on last week's discussion, Clay talked about his lost relationship with Kimberley Locke; the reason why the friendship may have gone sour; and he read a letter he wrote to her, asking for forgiveness, after Rickey Smith's death last year. She, unfortunately, did not really accept the apology. June 30 -- Clay and Carrie Sheffield were both feisty on this episode of Bold Blend. Topics included the lastest Tweetstorm from President Trump, and if there is bias in the media. Rep. John Faso was one of the many guests. July 7 -- No Bold Blend appearance this week, but he shows up on the "Domecast" podcast (brought to you by the "Under the Dome" reporters at the Raleigh News & Observer). Clay talks about the future of the Democratic party, and his thoughts on Donald Trump's presidency so far. He also talks about Trump's role on The Celebrity Apprentice -- that he didn't really make most of the firing decisions, he was fed lines via a hidden teleprompter on his desk. July 12 -- The press picks up on Clay's discussion of Trump and Celebrity Apprentice! The story appears in a variety of sources, ranging from People magazine to The Washington Post to HuffPo to a mention on The Late Late Show with Stephen Colbert. This is just the tip of the iceburg! July 14 -- Clay's back on Bold Blend, but this time via Skype. He talks with Carrie and guest host Michael Starr Hopkins about the media and Clay, Carrie being retweeted by President Trump, and Clay's experience with Trump voters after the latest news about Donald Trump Jr.'s emails about meeting with the Russians. July 21 -- Bold Blend. July 25 -- A fun Wake Up with Taylor! Topics include a great discussion on country music (Clay finds singer Sam Hunt really hot!), weird food combinations (chocolate cake with bread and butter pickles!), and houseguests that stay too long! July 28 -- Bold Blend ends up being a bit contentious between Carrie Sheffield and Clay. July 29 -- Clay's back at Politicon (Pasadena Convention Center)! Today, he's part of a panel called "Trump: Genius or Lunatic?" and also one called "LGBTQ in the 21st century." He gets quite a bit of publicity as part of the Trump panel, by stating that Trump is neither genius or lunatic, but a narcissist! July 30 -- At Politicon today, Clay is part of a College Debate Showdown. August 1 -- Many topics on Wake Up with Taylor today. There's talk of dating sites and apps, diva moments, and Eric Stonestreet (from "Modern Family"). August 6 -- Clay makes a cameo appearance in Sharknado 5 (SyFy channel). He plays Llewelyn, a cutting edge technology genius. August 15 -- After an eventful day for Donald Trump, with his significant comments about events in Charlottesville, Virginia over the weekend, Clay tweets this: "Remember all those times I defended @realDonaldTrump and believed he was not actually racist? Well... I am a f*****g dumbass." There were many follow-up tweets as well (especially with him making sure people knew he did NOT vote for Trump). The media picked up on this tweet, and by August 16, another media firestorm! August 16 -- TMZ Live comes calling, and Clay answers. He talks about his tweet from the previous day. August 19 -- A Clay Facebook Live doubleheader! From Toronto, the first is "Moon River;" the second, because "Canadians are so nice," is "Something About Us." August 29 -- Clay's finally back on Wake Up with Taylor! September 5 -- Another Wake Up with Taylor, and we find out that Clay's going to be on every Tuesday in September. Guests include a couple of yacht people from a show on Bravo, a gentleman who redoes bars (again, a show on Spike) and Taylor Kitsch, an actor from Friday Night Lights. Taylor (the host) fangirls like crazy over Taylor (the actor). September 9 -- According to Twitter, Clay attended the Broadway show Groundhog Day. September 12 -- Clay co-hosts Wake Up With Taylor! An interesting conversation about a woman who lost her job because of leakage from her period! Another discussion was about plus sized clothing for women being renamed "fabulously sized!" September 19 -- His third Wake Up with Taylor! for the month. He talks about Nicole Kidman's hug with her television husband at the Emmy's (with her real husband Keith Urban there!) and also real estate in New York City. September 26 -- Billy Porter (Broadway's Kinky Boots) guests on Wake Up with Taylor! Clay is super excited to talk to Mr. Porter again! Another topic was internet security and naked pictures.... October 5 -- Bold Blend has it's first birthday, and Clay is back! Topics include running for office, taxes, and gun control in the wake of the Las Vegas mass shooting earlier in the week. October 10 -- Lots of talking on Wake Up with Taylor! today. Most of the discussion was about the Harvey Weinstein sex scandal. October 13 -- No Bold Blend, but The View! He pairs up with Meghan McCain, the newest co-host on the show. in a game. withe pairs of the other hosts. Very cute! October 15 -- Clay attends a preview showing of the New York play "Stuffed," written by Lisa Lampanelli. October 19 -- Although he doesn't usually like "red carpets," Clay walks this one for the premiere of "Stuffed." October 20 -- Bold Blend! There's puppies involved with this one, along with a congressman from New Jersey. October 27-29 -- The 14th annual National Inclusion Project Gala in Charlotte, NC. October 27 is the official "pre-party," October 28 the actual Gala, and October 29 a breakfast reception for platinum participants. October 28 -- Clay live streams, via Facebook, the song "Ashes" from his album On My Way Here, from the Gala. October 30 -- To answer an allegation that he sexually assaulted actor Anthony Rupp, Kevin Spacey comes out as gay (rather than admit to anything). Clay tweets about this, and several media outlets pick up on this tweet. November 3 -- The Kevin Spacey allegations are part of the discussion of Bold Blend this week. Another discussion is the fallout of the charges Robert Mueller brought against Paul Manafort and others behind the Trump campaign. November 9 -- Clay and Meghan McCain attend the Iraq and Afghanistan Veterans of America (IAVA) Heroes Gala in New York City. November 10 -- Bold Blend this week cover the Democratic victories in the 2017 election and wedding proposal planning. November 11 — Clay attends the Broadway show “Waitress” (again), according to a Facebook post. November 17 -- A big day at Bold Blend! Gretchen Carlson (former Fox News host), Deepak Chopra (spiritual guru) and Scott Adams (creator of the Dilbert cartoon) are all guests! November 21 — Meghan McCain marries Ben Domenech at her father John McCain’s ranch in Arizona. A guest instagrams a picture of Clay singing at the event! November 24 -- A brief Bold Blend video is posted on Facebook, thanking all the viewers for their support over the past year. December 2 -- "Wishing" for a great Christmas! Clay sings “A Christmas Time With You” (with Ben Cohn accompanying) on Facebook Live from Frederick, MD. December 3 -- Clay walked the red carpet, attending the Broadway premiere of "Once on This Island: The Musical." Merle Dandridge (formerly of "Spamalot") is part of this cast. December 7 -- Senator Al Franken (D-MN) resigns amid allegations of sexual harassment. Clay tweets about this, and it was picked up by a few media sources. December 8 -- Clay's back on Bold Blend with Carrie! Guests include Antonio Sabato, Jr. (actor and politician, similar to Clay except Antonio's a Republican!) and Kim Fields (author and actress, The Facts of Life). December 15 -- Judah Friedlander (stand-up comedian and cast member of 30 Rock) joins Clay and Carrie on Bold Blend. Other topics of discussion are change.org petitions and the non-election of Roy Moore (and evangelicals place in that). Carrie reveals a love of all things Star Wars; Clay's not a fan. December 20 — According to an Instagram picture, Clay attends the Broadway show “Come From Away” with Tyra Banks. December 22 -- A brief Bold Blend, pretaped, has Clay and Carrie talking food and healthy eating. December 25 -- Clay spends Christmas Day at Tyra Banks' residence, along with Thayne Jasperson along with Tyra's family and other friends. They do a Facebook Live, an Instagram video, and several Instagram stories. A good time was had by all!
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    Hey everyone I started a new job this week at a thrift store after being laid off at Walgreens this summer for having to cut hours. I think I'm going to love it. I'm getting use to s bit of a new schedule. Boldtv this this morning was excellent! Love Clays latest tweet!Loved the hashtag. So I've been taking my time re reading LTS anther fan gave me the idea. I did re read it at the beginning of 2014. It's almost been 15th years since this whole journey started so much as happened. Reading LTS you can just tell how much Clay has grown and as become comfortable with himself. Reading LTS does make me want anther book by Clay. Hope everyone has a great weekend!
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    Here are my pics I took at the pre party witch is a great way to start the weekend it was so much fun! Clay took his time meeting and talking with everyone I got to see a couple fans meet Clay for the first time witch was awesome ! A fan who I was right next to me said she was having a heart attack when Clay came up Clay said hi to her she has met Clay before and Clay asked me "Brittany it's not that exciting is it? I just kind of smiled. Clay said I've met Brittany a bunch of times and then he asked me " I don't remember the lyrics right Brittany" ? I kind of made a face i don't really remember why he mentioned the lyrics.
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    Fingers crossed we made it through! Some of my daughters students have lost everything. They are already low income so it's just heartbreaking. She has three faculty also lost all and no flood insurance. Im going back through all my stuff to see what else I can donate. We still can't get out of the area and feel kind of helpless but at least when we can I'll have stuff to take them.
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    Clay is on Taylor! Briefly talked about the hair...he's not seeing dark roots at this point!
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    Thanks. So far so good. It's hard not to feel guilty beccause we are ok. It's still raining so we're just waiting and watching. My co worker just got flooded. She was flooded last year and about three months ago got back in her house. They built a new freeway and caused the river to reroute so where never flooded now does. It's a mess! Texans are very resilient so as soon as it stops we'll get it fixed.
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    I didn't get to see anything of the eclipse! Everyone in the office just left and I can't leave the phones. This is nothing new. It that's a whole different story. So I looked at this eclipse today....it was my cat whose name was eclipse.
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    That little bit is just quintessential Clay. I LOVE that laugh. Just hearing it brightens my day.
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    Yes twilight. I'll be going to the Gala with my sister. My friend who I've gone with for several years can't afford it this year. My husband gave me the money as a birthday gift this year. Our medical bills are through the roof this year and with my 14 year old granddaughter staying with us. Ouch! Dance camps twice this summer and now field hockey.
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    Just to keep everyone in the loop -- I have sent off the check to the National Inclusion Project, for a 1/2 page B&W ad in the Project Gala's Program. I'm hoping we'll get to see a proof before it goes to press. And thanks to the generosity of everyone here, we were also able to make an extra $50 donation to the Project! THANK YOU ALL!
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    That's him. I'm not an experienced capper but just happened to stop the video at the right moment. There's a bit before this when I think he's facing forward.
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    Hi Idyjocelyn sorry you cut your thumb. Glad to hear Clay was on Wakeup with Taylor this morning. Looking forward to the reports from this coming weekend. Dancermom is on vacation so it will probably be a delay to Wakeup With Taylor being vaulted. I'm going to see Journey tonight with my mom friend Amanda and my sister Darice. It was a last minute thing. Amanda when I saw her the other day hadn't seen her since the gala last October we got to hangout she mentioned the concert. I used the vouchers from that lawsuit from Ticketmaster there lawn seats I think it will be fun I'm excited!
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    Welcome back, Merrieeee!! Love the new banner!! Also love that Clay turned down the PR opportunities--have so much respect for him.
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    Beautiful banner by ldyj!! I love that he turned down all those "PR opportunities" that most people would have jumped all over - what a guy!!
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    Home! Nothing quite like it. I'm exhausted and don't even have the energy to go and get Milk! Oh well didn't need it anyway.
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    I was on the tour with a Russian guide who was making fun of trump and there were a lot of trump lovers who weren't happy! So I just kept my mouth shut and looked at the pretty scenery. Oh and the guide wasn't too bad to look at either.
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    We can't leave earlier but I do have an exrtra day figured in. As long as I'm in England on Monday to get on the ship I'll be ok
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    She's talking about the shooting of the lawmakers while they were practicing for their annual charity baseball game. Republican Majority Whip of the House Steve Scalise was shot (he's recovering) along with three other people. It looks like the shooter was targeting Republicans. Very sad situation. Clay didn't tweet about it, but he was on Wake Up with Taylor yesterday. If you get a chance, download it from the vault and listen, especially to the last hour. (If you're using that download, start at about the 1 hour and 51 minute mark.) It's a discussion of friendship -- and we learn quite a bit about the JNT 2005 tour, with Nick and John Dahlstrom. Clay also started a story about Kim Locke, but didn't have time to finish it. He says he's going to be on Taylor's show again next week, and he's promised to finish this story. (BTW, Clay doesn't mention ANY names...but those of us in the fandom can pretty much figure it all out...) Pretty juicy stuff, IMO. I'm amazed at how much Clay reveals to us on Taylor's show. That's why I enjoy it so much -- it feels like we're just talking, even though I know full well it's not that kind of relationship at all. This would have never happened, IMO, even 4 years ago.
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    I hope Burr can do as good a job as Senator Sam did. Richard Burr is from the same town in NC that I live in. At one time he was very bipartisan and worked closely with our, at that time, Democratic senator. Tea-party Republicans started picketing outside his office because they didn't like their cooperation. And to be fair a lot of Democrats didn't appreciate her working with him. So I guess that's why we are in such a state of grid lock.
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    The main "complaint" about the Facebook app is that it is a memory hog! It also doesn't sort by most recent posts first, but most popular. That's an annoyance, but it really works well for Facebook Live, and that's how I watch Bold Blend regularly. There's an app for almost EVERYTHING!
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    Hi! So tired, with one more day left! Yesterday was a music tour of Nashville and the George Jones Museum. Today -- a lot! The Ryman Auditorium tour, the Johnny Cash Museum, and GooGoo Clusters! Plus, my husband got to visit two different vintage guitar stores, He was in heaven. Tomorrow is Opry Day, includibg a tour after the show a night. It sounds like the weather could be stormy though. Bummer. But it's been a blast. Can't wait to see Bold Blend.
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    I actually rewatched part of the tour special about a year or so ago, but it was pretty much all of the Clay parts. They ended up being so iconic in the fandom -- "lift me up, on the stage" and beating up a Coke machine! Honestly, I'd forgotten much of the rest of it, which probably isn't a bad thing. For our newer members (or those coming back after a long time), don't forget about our "Members Only" section (here's the link). There's some new stuff posted from the weekend. And again a reminder: most of this board is NOT private, but that section is! I'm on vacation! And tomorrow, my husband and I leave for Nashville, TN! Neither of us have been there before, and we're such music nuts, we're both really excited. We'll be gone until next Sunday. Y'all be good, OK?!?!?!?
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    Cute pics from Bold. Clay sure enjoys seeing B-way shows - wish they'd invite him to be IN them!!!! I agree about AI manufacturing drama. At the time, no one knew how manufactured it all was, so it seemed new and interesting. The bad auditions and Simon's cutting comments were so different that they drew people in to see the real talent. And those talented people weren't on their second or third chances in the music business - they were real unknowns. That didn't last long on AI - it became about professionals with lots of orchestration and sets and lighting plus increasingly famous judges who were on there to plug their own tours and projects. The contestants weren't important anymore, and no one cared who won - very much like The Voice now.
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    My daughter came over with my favourite Mexican food and a Bluetooth speaker for my amazon echo. She showed me how to call her through the echo. So now I can contact her from the echo, cell phone, home phone, FaceTime, skype, twitter, messenger and an Apple Watch and what's the bet she doesn't answer? Hee hee.
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    It may be early, but I may start a new thread tomorrow with the title: "If there was a flag and I had to design it, it would have Clay Aiken on it."
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    Aww, what a nice pic! The guy has so much going for him. When things come up in the news he has so many of the right credentials to be called upon. Trump-check, idol-check, politics-check, gay-check, entertainment-check, intellligent-check, articulate-check and finally the camera loves him-check!
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    Twilight - sounds like your puppy may have gotten a little dehydrated - glad he got some water and food down. I see so many familiar names here, so it doesn't feel like a strange place at all. Thanks again for the welcome!
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    I had no idea what I message board was until Clay I never really had internet until 2005 I think it was, I remember I was at the book signing for LTS here In Raleigh some how the group that I was with were the front of the line and a lady came up to us with her cell phone and asked us where we were from she said "the Clayboard wants to know" so when I got Internet in 05 that was the first place I searched, joined. Years ago I went on a message board for Kelly Clarkson a couple times. Clay the only that I've ever used a message board for. For other artists I like when I want to see what there up to my first though now is to check there social media.
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    Hi guys. Read here everyday but do not post much. Was sad to see CAT close. I also read there but life has been busy and have not posted a lot. I enjoyed our weekly chats and we had a lot of us on it. This was my first board I joined and so happy it has survived all these years. I refused to give up on Clay. He has given me so much joy and I have met so many awesome people. I am so hoping that someday he will sing to us again.
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    I'm another who has responded to ldyjocelyn's post at CAT. I looked up my list of Clay boards (there used to be so many, that I kept a list with passwords so I wouldn't get confused) and sure enough, I'd joined here ages ago. Glad to see so many others from CAT over here. And thanks for the welcome from the regulars!
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    From a singing duck one day, to dancing bunny the next! Hope everyone has a peaceful day.
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    I won my March Madness pool handily! Yay! Congrats Tarheels!