Happy March!! a wee bit toward the middle

 
Hey Everyone,
Happy March!!


I hope that life is bringing everyone more fun than stress and that you are starting to warm up a bit and feel that Summer actually maybe right around the corner.
I don't know about you but I'm soooooo lovin' that the clocks have swung forward and we have another hour of glorious sunlight. It's been warm here in Texas and you can see some of the trees starting to bloom their little green buds. Spring is about to burst and I can't wait. If It were up to me, the clocks would stay where they are and never bounce around -like Arizona, not a fan of the "Fall Back".
 I'm proud to say that I'm slowly getting my happy summer body back - I'm down 16 lbs since January. I've cheated mildly here and there but I'm doing really well and have maybe 20  to 25 to go.

Thanks to all of you that just recently signed up on my mailing list most likely at All-Con in DAllas Texas last weekend. What a great time was had by all. It was awesome to get to meet you all in person. Too many wonderful Jem fans to even be able to mention so I posted a lot of great pics on my facebook page http://www.facebook.com/samanthanewark for you to check out.




Thanks especially to Todd for inviting me and the wonderful all volunteer staff !! Miss Amy, Jonathan, Ashley, Bobby, Erica, Warren - you guys rock!! thanks for making us feel so welcome and gifting us an awesome dinner at Outback Steakhouse. I also got to have my Mama with me helping me with my merch table which is always such a treat.
I was thrilled to start to see a lot of the new JEM doll line from Hasbro/Integrity Toys. Fans brought them for me to autograph and they are really beautiful right down to the boxes they come in.


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During my weekend at All-Con Dallas I was invited to come to be a guest at
JEMCON 2014 http://www.jemcon.org being held in Toronto Canada.  
I've worked with many Canadians on music projects over the years and I've had countless emails and letters from fans who grew up watching Jem in Canada and have been asking when I'm coming up there to see them.
My best friend of 20 years Cindy Dolenc http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0230938/ is from Toronto,
It's about time I got up to Canada, so mark your calendars kids late 2014 - details to follow later in the year.



It's fun when Jem fans send me celebrity Jem shoutouts that they hear about so send me stuff that you find and I'll post it on Facebook - here is the latest from Alicia Keys and Jimmy Fallon talking about "Jem and the holograms" and singing the "Truly Outrageous" theme song - worth a watch
http://www.latenightwithjimmyfallon.com/video/alicia-keys/n29118/




On the music front :
Although it's taking a while to find the right fit for my electronic duo live collaborative adventure here in Dallas 
I'm excited to get back to recording new music.
I'm embarking on recording a bunch of new songs with Producer Dave Polich http://www.davepolich.com - he is the genius talent behind the production of my album "Somethin' Good" and did extra cool programming on my single "Perfect Eyelashes" (both available here in my store)
I have 5 or 6 new songs that I'm excited about that he's started working on - so to say I'm lit up about being back in recording mode with Dave is an uderstatement.
We will be working long distance at this point while he has a break in the Dave Foster schedule. He in Los Angeles and myself in Dallas flying files back and forth. Can't wait to hear his production magic on this new stuff!!
If the cool live line-up doesn't come together soon -  I'll just be hitting clubs singing my songs off my album and the brand new stuff Dave and I are doing just me and my jammin' tracks.



 
On the home front:
A shoutout to my beautiful youngest Sister Sally who celebrated her 23rd Birthday March 13th -  Happy Birthday sweet Sister!! 

Doggie News:
We found out our neighbors are actually crazy dog nappers - but the story has a happy ending thank God.
Meet Gracie Daisy Corgie Pants -  She likes to run and play and kiss your face and dig, and being a brand new rescue pup, we didn't realize that she would delightfully dig herself right under the new backyard fence and get out and go exploring the neighborhood.
She didn't come back for four days. We were cauciously optomistic as she is microchipped but we hadn't gotten her brand new tag yet so she was not wearing her collar.
We put flyers out everywhere and called every pound and rescue place we could find. We finally got a phone call on day number four from a lady saying she thought she may have our dog but her boys were going to be so hearbroken to have to return her. We called the number back and she woudn't pick up or return the calls. Finally a man picked up and said he didn't know anything about a damn dog - so we did what any pet lover would do and called the police. They came over and were kind enough to leave her a voice-mail saying if this was indeed not their dog then it was theft and they would be charged and they might want to consider seeing if It's indeed our lost Gracie. Well that's all it took and she called back and I went over and picked her up - Turns out it was our neighbor that we had met when we first moved in and she lives four houses down from us on the same street - Wow really??!!!
All is well that ends well and we are so happy to have our girl back but I'm thinking we might just have to let her pee on their grass next time she's out for her walk.

 

I'm also really excited to be expecting my Sister Caroline's arrival for my Step Dads Birthday celebration in late April.

I've not hugged my Sis in two years It's just tough sometimes living so far apart. Finally we can be together for a long weekend and Celebrate my Step Daddy and be with many of our extended family all together. Caroline and I like to smoke cigars when we're together, It's so fun and ridiculous, I'll make sure I share some pics of the party weekend.

We well, safe travels and Stay outrageous all! 
 love Sam xo












 

1 comment

  • Amanda Adamson
    Amanda Adamson
    It certainly has been warm in Texas lately! I'm about three hours outside of Dallas. I've been running my fan every night while I sleep—right next to my bed! I find it hilarious because a friend of mine told me that, before the warm up, one of her co-workers updated their status, "What a lovely winter we're having this spring!" Glad to hear everything's going well! :)

    It certainly has been warm in Texas lately! I'm about three hours outside of Dallas. I've been running my fan every night while I sleep—right next to my bed! I find it hilarious because a friend of mine told me that, before the warm up, one of her co-workers updated their status, "What a lovely winter we're having this spring!" Glad to hear everything's going well! smile

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