Saturday, November 14, 2009

Clay Aiken 2010 Calendar Tops


2010 Clay Aiken Calendar
Above graphic links to slide show of wallpapers
Designer: goldarngirl; Graphic artist: cindilu2

Tunes into 2010, Looks Back, Too

Calendar Features Art, Timeline

Since DIRECTV and I were reunited with a brand new receiver a week ago, I have become a part-time Clay Aiken fan, music teacher-musician, movie buff ... and blogger. Not surprisingly, much-needed housecleaning didn't make the list.

One of the coolest creations in Clay Cyberspace this weekend is a printable 2010 calendar that combines wallpapers by cindilu2, as displayed in the above slide show, with events from the past six years notated each month.

To view the calendar's artwork, click on opening graphic and select the fading, gallery, or full screen version. You can also link with this slide show link.

Compiled by goldarngirl, the calendar credits the Clay Aiken Kids and Finding Clay Aiken websites as timeline sources and dancermom2 for proofreading assistance.

These December double-clickables provide a sample of the monthly terrain:

Download this Sendspace file, unzip, print, and enjoy a 2010 calendar that recalls special Clay Train events from the past six years.

Sunday, Nov. 15, is the deadline to order the 2010 Clay Aiken Calendar compiled by Rosa Shurtz and featuring photos by toni7babe. For more info about this National Inclusion Project fundraiser, see the Oct. 31 Carolina blog entry.

New DVR in Perpetual Motion

To one whose DVR unit croaked a week ago with 10% available space (90% filled to capacity with new films, along with some old favorites), rebuilding a movie repertoire has been a slow, arduous task.

Within a few days, I was thrilled to locate and program a few "must haves": August Rush, The Great Debaters, Hitch, The Paper, Death at a Funeral, etc.

This weekend I viewed for the first time recent blockbusters Milk and Slumdog Millionaire. Both are in the repeat column as the restoration continues night and day. The orange recording light is on most of the time, and the receiver has hit 50% capacity.

Had it not been for my friend Chris, who helps me with everything from computer problems to yard work, I probably would not even have the TV running now.

Friend Makes Set-Up Simple

The good folks at DIRECTV promised I would have no trouble setting up the new receiver. New DVR on top the old, remove connections from one and insert them in the other sounded easy enough. However, I have lived in this skin long enough to know my mechanical shortcomings.

Chris agreed to drop by before afternoon lessons; and, sure enough, even he had to speak with technical support. Because I don't have HD, one or two of the satellites would not load. I left my friend programming the new DVR while I started violin lessons.

Somewhere between Handel's "Gavotte" and the fiddle tunes, he finished and slipped out the den door . A really great guy to know!

Below is a clickable of cindilu2's opening graphic:

Have a wonderful weekend, Clay Nation!

Caro


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26 comments:

Anonymous said...

Hi Caro,

LOOOOOOVE the slide show......"cindilu's" wallpaper is always a delight. Of course Mr Singerman always puts a big smile on my face....so nice as I go off to dreamland. lol

So happy to hear your Chris has your DVR up and running.....who needs housework? Not me!

Hope you enjoy the rest of the weekend, and forget about that housework!

Thank you again for all you do for the ClayNation.

Hugs,
Marlyne

Anonymous said...

Great!!!!
I love it, want to have it :D

Caca

Anonymous said...

Hi Caro

I envy you your techie friend, ask Chris if he makes houses to Indiana. Great blog. I'm off to check out the calendar.

Hugs Margaret

Anonymous said...

Caro

I didn't proof read my comments 3 times. I ment house calls to Indiana.:)
Hugs Margaret

LovesClaysVoice said...

Great slideshow and calendar! WOW! So many great memories! I can't wait to add more! 2010 is going to be great!!

musicfan said...

Thank you for the great blog. The calendar is wonderful.

I am glad that you got everything set up at home. It always seems like it is such a struggle to get that kind of stuff working correctly.

It's always fun to visit here. Thank you for putting a smile on my face,

Sandy said...

Beautiful slide show...thanks to our wonderful creators for this masterpiece!

I am so like you with being "mechanically challenged". Heck I still need my husband to help me start up a movie on the DVD player! It's a miracle that I am on a computer. Glad to hear that you have a great friend who helps you out with these things!


Have a great week!

Sandy

CLAYCOLOMBIA said...

Thanks Caro.
The calendar and presentation slides are great.

Ashes said...

Thanks Caro!

Cindilu2's graphics are always awesome, seeing the slideshow was delightful :)

Thank goodness for friends who are able to fill in the blanks that the techies always assume you know about!

Anonymous said...

Thanks for the Clay Aiken blog.

Anonymous said...

Love the calendar and slideshow! Great Clay Aiken memories!

gerra said...

Housework, smousework, that's no fun. Enjoy your new DVR.

Love the calendar. What a gorgeous subject.

anonymous said...

I love the Clay Aiken's calendar. I already downloaded it. thank you!

Anonymous said...

I love the Clay Aiken's calendar. I already downloaded it. thank you!

PaulaBear said...

Wouldn't it be great to have a Clay Aiken channel on Direct TV!!! Until then, I'll just have to rewatch all the clack on my computer!

Anonymous said...

The Clay Aiken calendar is fantastic....thank you!!

Anonymous said...

I'm going to download the Clay Aiken calendar right now...thanks!

Anonymous said...

There will be plenty of time for housework. But a new Clay Aiken calendar only comes around once a year!! And 2010 is not that far away!

Anonymous said...

I downloaded the Clay Aiken calendar. Great work. I really appreciate it.

Hunter

Cindy said...

Thanks for getting the calendar out there, Caro. Six years and counting and I still can't get enough Clay Aiken.

It's great to see goldarngirl's hard work being appreciated. Thanks everybody!

Truth Rules said...

Thanks Caro!

katy said...

Love the calendar. Memories are good.

Allegra said...

Verra nice. The calendar looks great!

MissSally said...

I just got my desktop computer reconnected (my son did the actual work), and your blog was the first "must see". The calendar is breathtaking; Cindy's artistic talent is THE shining example of Clay's ability to inspire. Thank you Cindy, and all others who helped with the project.
Thank you Caro for making it available in your blog.
Sally

copingincalifornia said...

Always enpoy your blog Caro.

sylvie said...

Thank you so much for the absolutely brilliant calendar. Love all the pictures.