Let me catch you up…

On December 31st 2012, at about 5pm, I went shopping for the last product I would buy that year. IMG_3119   YES, it was a BRAND NEW (used) CAR, and on January 1st, I returned it because my incredible superhuman ultra-fantastic boyfriend* found these little water parts in with the oil parts which is BAD! *keep reading to find out how my “boyfriend” became NOT by “boyfriend” IMG_3141 A few days later, I got my second new (used) car of the year, and I decided I needed a new commercial agent and new headshots to go with it! picstitch-2 Good thing I did, because that is obviously why I got to work on a NEW Verizon commercial with these fine people! IMG_0741 I had another very NEW experience dancing on the Grammys with the one and only Justin Timberlake! photo-9 I left for NEW York  to do more work for Mr. JT, and my incredible superhuman ultra-fantastic boyfriend guy and I decided to take pictures of our breakfast everyday so that we didnt lose touch… with what we eat for breakfast. IMG_3539 I wonder how many scrambled eggs it took to power all of our performances on Jimmy Fallon and SNL… http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0umrvtA_pNc I bet Katie Couric could find out! IMG_3681 Meeting celebrities and performing on TV is pretty sweet, but my FAVORITE part of the process is rehearsal. IMG_3584 Especially when rehearsal is for Marty Kudelka, Andy Blankenbuehler, or Cindy Welick-Salgado. picstitch Working 2,789.6 miles away from my love was more than “tough”, but we stuck it out with tons of breakfast pics, skype, and frequent visits like this one.


On this particular date, we traversed NYC and wound up at Arriba Arriba on 9th Ave.  This is the margarita that convinced me to ask him to marry me…


He said “YES”. IMG_3821We are in love, with each other, and with these guys: IMG_3866 Since you are now pondering delicious chocolatey things, I must warn you, the next photo is of my bloody damaged ear canal.  This happened while I was being fitted for my new in ear monitors, but dont worry, I got some VIP treatment. You could say I now have 20/20 hearing. IMG_3896 Perhaps it was this “near deaf experience” that convinced my fiance to propose back and make me HIS fiancee… perhaps not… either way, I am glad he did. IMG_4083   I said “YES” IMG_4084   I didn’t have a ton of time to bask in fiancedom, but love was never far away. IMG_4877 My (beautiful and hysterical) world-traveling Mom came all the way from wherever she was to visit me… a lot. photo-12 She even came to see our show in Ireland! IMG_4875 It was HUGE. IMG_4865  So was the iTunes Festival in London. IMG_4929  Every day of my life, I  put the “ART” into “PARTY”. ..My 27TH Birthday was an extra bubbly one at the Getty Center photo 1 The year blazed on with music videos, and commercials.  I even executed the quickest quick-change of my career at the Emmys! picstitch But one of the truely BIGGEST and BEST moments of my year, was creating a piece of floppy artistic fusion with a few of my best friends, the Seaweed Sisters (Jillian Meyers, and Megan Lawson) http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yo5lxO9Aypk I kept the fire going with my business cards (design by The Best Fiance to Ever Live). photo Hot business card carrying woman needs a HOT ride to pick up her HOTTT fiance from the airport. photo-2 I loved driving that Roadster, but I REALLY loved seeing HUNDREDS of dancers supporting the movement to unionize tours. photo-3The solidarity of the dance community feeds my soul… http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2MUzJAMmb-A Unrelated, I am allergic to mosquitos. photo 3-2   That lump cleared up just in time for the VMAs. IMG_5496 JT and Miley both made history that night… I’m glad I got to wear pants. IMG_5534 Just when I thought it couldnt get any better… photo-4 DAMN. Audi had to chill in the car hospital the entire time that I was Rock in Rio. IMG_5641   With this guy: IMG_5704     And of course this guy: photoOur festifal shows were a hit, and after several more weeks of rehearsal, JT and the Tennessee Kids  launched THE REAL “20/20 Ecperience” in Brooklyn. photo-9 Tour is many things, and it is hard to be prepared for all of them. Thankfully, I have this: photo 2-5 and this: photo 1-6   which is full of this: photo 2-6All of them fit neatly into my luggage except for this holiday novelty: photo 3-3Speaking of holidays, this year, I got TWO! One with my family in Colorado (where it was cold) and one with my fiance’s family in Bismarck (where it was colder) photo Xmas shopping on the road is straining, so I decided to go with a theme: “Tis the Seasoning“.  These are the “Poop & Pee” salt & pepper shakers I got my little (full grown adult) brother. photo   The year was full of treasures like those gems.  I found myself constantly asking “what more could a girl ask for?” photo 4-2   Oh, a GROUNDBREAKING SAGAFTRA contract providing Health and Pension contributions while I’m on tour?…. YUP, got that too… I am wildly grateful for the breakthroughs and breakfasts, the spotlights and the seaweeds, and true love that carried me through 2013. photo-7 I’m also grateful for my good friend Don (age 10), who so warmly  introduced me to 2014. Happy Old Year, and Happy New Year indeed.

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There is not another person I could think of that would be better and more entertaining to put on a show about how dance revolves around life. You'll break a leg watching!!"
-Joey Dowling