emceedowell Happiest of birthdays to my brilliant, gorgeous, and talented sister @brimcdeez! I thought I'd post my speech from her wedding a few years ago as a reminder of how much she means to me: [ I remember it like it was yesterday, well more like 2 weeks and about 29 years ago, the call came in - I was told "Matt, you're now a big brother" of all the feelings in this world- there really is no other. All of my excitement quickly turned into movement until I tripped and split my lip and still have the scar to prove it. I welcomed my sis to this world with a stitch infused kiss.

Growing up together, you taught me so much, I learned that Halloween stuff is... well, Halloween stuff and that your little sister can sometimes be twice as tough and when you draw a picture of dad don't forget to add his scruff, and that just one animal per household is not nearly enough and that when you were a baby you weren't chubby - that was all just "fluff". I've always been told "Great minds think alike" - I guess that explains the brains of you, me and Mike. But credit is owed where credit is due, Great Minds and Great kids come from great parents like you. We understand each other, we honestly do - so you must understand how much I love you. I don't say it enough and I probably should and when it comes to showing it I'm not all that good. So I'll use a phrase from my mother to help in this toast, "Don't tell your brother but I love you the most." (I'm pretty sure she tells all of us that.) ]
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emceedowell #tbt to that #renoisartown #chalkartfestival yesterday at @gracechurchreno - Such a great turnout, lots of families and tons of fun! Thanks to the musicians: @jimirevolver1 and @nicktorontali for leading some great jams! Thanks to all 3 food trucks (who all sold out!) and to everyone who was involved! Thanks for everyone who prayed for the rain to go east, the weather was perfect! Items to note: London's bat was the perfect edition! Couldn't have done it without my #catshirt. Shout out to my beautiful bride who owns and wears this key to my heart everyday, @renokate. I love you! 1mon

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emceedowell #tbt to a few weeks ago in Paris. Wishing I was as cool as this giant Pompon lately. #itstoodamnhot #françois #oursblanc 2mon

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emceedowell Happy 2nd Birthday, ya little muppet face! We love you. #gustergram #gusterspam 2mon

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emceedowell Want to participate in a chalk art festival a month from today on July 22nd as part of the Reno Is Art Town celebration? I still have spots to fill. Contact me if you're interested or need more info: emceedowell@gmail.com -- All ages and skill levels are welcome! Photo credit: @renokate -- Broken chalk credit: @renokate 2mon
  •   rvujasinovic That's my birthday! 2mon
  •   tonitoart I'll be Roseville. What are the times? Maybe I could make it. 2mon
  •   emceedowell @tonitoart Technically 5:00pm - 8:00pm but artists can work on their pieces anytime that day or even a day or two before if needed. We'd love to have you! 2mon
  •   tonitoart @emceedowell what are dimensions of the square? And do you have a theme? 2mon
  •   emceedowell @tonitoart: I'm open to suggestions for either. I wanted to leave the theme and dimensions open to give artists more freedom. But there's still time to solidify either. 🏼 2mon

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emceedowell This guy is rockin' the UK and serving London well. So great to see his work in this amazing store and spend a brief moment over ramen together on the other side of the pond. 3mon

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emceedowell Well... that escalated quickly. #dowellevents 4mon

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emceedowell Having lunch at Our Bar and enjoying a beer out of a custom laser etched glass by yours truly. The food here is great! Gotta try those killer avocado fries. A must visit for any local. @stevewithans @dantelicata #ourbar 4mon

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emceedowell Recently, Guster has forgotten how to "dog". He can go 'out' the dog door with ease, but can't figure out how to come back 'in'. Even when enticed by a delicious Milk Bone. He's no longer encumbered by that pesky rubber weather flap that he "removed" a few months ago. What gives, Gusty? #gustergram #gusterspam 4mon
  •   thenatalierose I love him. 4mon
  •   emceedowell He just sits outside the dog door and whines until someone comes and opens the "human" door. 4mon
  •   angelneedbeef Guster... Why you gotta be so cute?! 4mon
  •   nvn8vbryce What we had to do with Wonder is basically force him through the door a few times, and he got the hang of things. Wonder's issue was being blind and being afraid of the step at the back door. 4mon

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emceedowell Zanzibar schooling us with some adult education tonight. @melmo2 #hallandoates #puppynursing #dogsafterdark #dogsofinstagram #adulteducation 5mon

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emceedowell "Give me your tired, your poor, Your huddled masses yearning to breathe free, The wretched refuse of your teeming shore. Send these, the homeless, tempest-tost to me, I lift my lamp beside the golden door!" - Emma Lazarus #sleepwell #citylife 5mon
  •   sbarragan My 5th graders read and analyze that poem every year. So good!! 5mon

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emceedowell When in Rome ... or SF. #parkwell #citylife 5mon
  •   imacu21 "Looks nice! Love this foto ;)" 5mon

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emceedowell He is risen. She's a vision. Life is good. I'm not #blessed, I'm #beyond it. #happyeaster #happybirthday #happywife #happylife 5mon

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emceedowell Guster seems to be enjoying the random German Operetta tonight in his leather jacket. #gustergram #gusterspam #franzlehár #dergrafvonluxemburg #dogsofinstagram #golden #corgie 5mon

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emceedowell "We are such stuff as dreams are made on, and our little life is rounded with a sleep." - WILLIAM SHAKESPEARE
The Tempest

#gustergram #gusterspam #hoopdreams #poopdreams #dogsofinstagram #chevron #sleep #dreams
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emceedowell We're all well aware that the greatest is love but I'd like to suggest that Hope has got to be a close second. Congratulations, @hopiface! Another beautiful couple that @dowellevents was able to help celebrate well! #djlife #wedding #emcee #dowell #dowellevents 6mon

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emceedowell Custom laser-cut letters with the help of Randy at Design Tile & Stone. Installed today at @wholefoodsmarketreno. #iceicebaby #coldasice #wfmsga 6mon
  •   mtahshell Beautiful!!! 6mon
  •   rvujasinovic I can't believe no one has trademarked the ice logo 6mon

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emceedowell Had the privilege of designing and running the lights for @gracechurchreno today. In the words of @nicktorontali: "Time sure flies when you're having fun!". #stagelighting #rooted #gracechurch #church 6mon
  •   djdavidaaron Where's the smoke machine and lazers?! An LED wall would be sweeet too! 6mon
  •   emceedowell @djdavidaaron They have hazers but no lasers. The screen is an LED wall though. We have LED walls for the sides too, but only bring them out on special occasions. ;) 6mon
  •   djdavidaaron Whoa! I just figured it was a big projector screen.. No fair! You guys have too much money over there lol 6mon
  •   emceedowell @djdavidaaron Yeah, the @chauvet screens are great. The LED screens save a bunch of money on power, long term compared to a projector. 6mon
  •   nicktorontali SAWEET! 6mon

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emceedowell Wait... So, who was it again that curiosity killed? #gustergram #gusterspam #dogsandcats #dogsofinstagram #catsofinstagram #fight 6mon

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