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August 7, 2013

Towards the end of Season One, it’s clear the grind was kicking my ass.  Welcome to The Show, rookie…\r\n\r\nJuly 19, 2008\r\n\r\nI am sitting on a plane in the air somewhere between Vancouver and Los Angeles. We are all on our way to L.A for both the Television Critics Association and then Comic Con next weekend in San Diego. I am with Marty, Damian, Sam (Egan), and Amanda and her family. It is quite nice to all be traveling together. It is a running theme, but it further solidifies the feeling that we are a team, a united front, and we are working together on something that we all believe in. I truly love these guys. I can’t wait to talk to people about this show. Lee Wilson showed me the trailer that we will be presenting at the TCA. It is amazing. I am constantly blown away by what Lee and his effects team are doing. I can only pray that my work lives up to the quality. I am constantly plagued by insecurities about that. Thus is the hellish life of the actor. Constantly feeling like what you are doing is not going to be good enough. I suppose you just have to resign yourself to the fact that no matter what you do somebody somewhere is going to hate you and think you suck. You will be judged. So the key, I’m guessing, is to feel good within yourself about what you do and be oblivious to the rest. I have been trying this approach and have been unsuccessful up to this point.\r\n\r\nAugust 16, 2008\r\n\r\nIt has been a mofo of a week. This episode (number 10) I was in prosthetics to make me look like a hulking muscle man. It was intense and I was beaten this shit out of, quite literally. I nearly died in the suit they had me wear. Plus all the fighting, and the giant cockroaches. This following on the heels of the submarine episode, I can honestly say that I am running on fumes. The end of the season is coming up and I am just trying to keep enough in the gas tank to get to number thirteen. Working on series is a tough grind.\r\n\r\nI have been very nicely complimented by Amanda, Sam, Marty, and Damian about my work in Requiem. I gather it is quite a good episode. I am happy. Even though I will probably never see it.  I love this show. I am having the time of my career.\r\n\r\nAugust 23, 2008\r\n\r\nSaturday after a hellish week of night shoots. I have been living like a vampire for the last five days. My body clock is completely fubar. It has been three tiring episodes in a row. Shooting nights is nice in the way that it brings everyone together. We spent several nights hanging out in my trailer with Damian, RyRo, Matty (Finochio), and Amanda, drinking ridiculous amounts of sugar free Rockstar and cracking each other up.\r\n\r\nI can’t believe that we start the two-hour finale on Monday. There is such a strange duality of time experience going on. In one way I feel like the time has flown by. In another I feel like it has been years. Almost like I don’t remember anything before Vancouver. Upon my recommendation, they have hired Christine Chatelaine as my love interest for the last two episodes. She and I did a failed pilot for CBC a couple of years ago called The Dark Room directed by Bru Macdonald. She’s great.\r\n\r\n