Pencil me “somewhat pleased” that The Hurt Locker won best picture last night. I saw it, and thought it was a good movie, but I find myself agreeing with Jules Crittenden’s critique of it. I don’t think I saw any of the other nominees.
Of course, now I have a particular reason to think about the hurt locker. My son travels to San Antonio today where he will spend the night, take an aptitude test and get a physical to assess his suitability for infantry duty in the United States Army. He says he’s most interested in being a combat engineer. And what do they do? Stuff like this (although this particular duty is volunteer only.)
Prayers, please. This, I hope, will be a great thing for him, but first he has to pass the physical.