How's summer going for everyone? I guess it's not really summer yet, but it's that time of year here students have months to spare. I have a hard time keeping connected with people over the summer, because my job is camp work and I'm away for eight days at a time. What is it like for you?
On my days off I try to plan lots of fun things to do and make up for what I've missed, but my schedule doesn't always match up with other people's. Last time I got in to see a movie though. The Prince of Persia. It was alright. Very much the same tone as Pirates of the Caribbean: just some fun. There's been a lot of talk regarding the lack of Persian (Iranian) actors in the film, but I have a lot of Persian friends, and I'm told that Persia was originally an Aryan culture, so Jake Gyllenhaal could fit right in with his brown hair and green eyes. The only problem is the English accents; I realize that in the video game it was based on, all the characters had English accents too, but it still seemed wrong. I went with a friend of mine who is Persian, and after the film we were joking around, and she repeated some of Jake's lines in her mother's Persian accent. We then realized that American audiences would probably have thought it too funny.
I'm really hoping the weather will turn up soon, so I can do more out-doorsey things instead of watching movies and playing video games. I'd love to spend a day up at Englishman River Falls, or Rathtrevor Beach in Parksville. We live in one of the most beautiful places on earth (and I've traveled), and it's time to enjoy it!