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Hi Friends — I’m hunkered down. Staying low. Letting the time pass. Waiting. Waiting. It’s all I can do. Waiting. WaitingThis Tuesday my facial hair and I will be on . Please watch. Okay… back to hugging Lou and sitting in silence. Keep calm and carry on.

Written by Stephen Amell

November 8, 2010 at 11:52 am

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It’s all you can do.

Well…  It’s not all you can do.  You can listen to fantastical music.  Like this:

And this.  Absolutely this:

Need a pick me up?  Sure you do:

At the risk of being some combination of preachy/weepy/shortsighted/prophetic, let me just say this:

Things are never as bad as you think they are, and they’re never so good that you should self-congratulate to the point of excess.  Do your work, get your rest and be honest.  Always honest.  Never anything less than honest.  In other words; just keep calm and carry on.

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January 19, 2010 at 2:40 pm

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2010 strikes me as a sexy, sexy bitch.

Six days in and I’m off to a roaring start.  Consider the following discoveries:

Bon Iver.  Since there is a 1 – 5% chance you’ll read this, thank you.  “For Emma, Forever Ago” is a profound piece of music.  I love it.  I am in love with it.  It carried me through.

The Buzz Cut.

The rejection of materialism.  I’m in some sort of weird, “Hurricane Carter in prison” zone where the only thing that matters is the situation in front of me.  The long tail of a decision like this can’t be wrapped into a post.  Not because of time or complexity.  Putting it into words isn’t ever going to do it justice.  It’s just… a feeling.

Family.  I got to spend 2 wonderful weeks with my sister, Andrea, over the break.  She’s a teacher whose four months away from getting her Masters and she’s bilingual.  She also brought me a bottle of something from Mexico that is loosely described as the bastard son of Tequila.  I know it might seem like those two sentences are far apart… they aren’t.  Trust me.

I haven’t exercised since late November.  Just long walks with my pup.  Never, felt, better.  Gyms are overrated.  (Your ability to digest and believe the previous sentence does almost all the work in determining whether or not we can ever be friends.)

Christoph Waltz.  THAT’S A BIIIIINGOOOO!  It’s also the best performance I’ve ever seen in a film.  If you haven’t seen Inglorious Basterds, you shouldn’t even read the rest of this post.

Old friends.  If the friendship was good, it’ll always be there.  Eh Timbo?  Just keep calm and carry on.

One of the last long posts before I came back from California dealt with the supposition that something was missing from my audition process.  I surmised that coming so close, so often, couldn’t possibly be an accident.  I was right and I figured out how to fix it.  Now it’s on me.

    2010…  *Slow Clap*

    Written by Stephen Amell

    January 6, 2010 at 1:53 pm

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