I watched the HBO movie Game Change on Saturday because the book was one of the few that I felt I just couldn’t put down. The movie takes on only a few chapters of the book and focuses on the McCain campaign. I think this is the first time I actually can say that I’ve read a book and then a movie was made. Even though Julianne Moore’s portrayal of Palin was dead-on, I have to say I enjoyed the book more.
I finally finished my Seal Team Six: Memoirs of an Elite Navy SEAL Sniperbook. Out of five stars, I guess I’ll give it a three. I enjoyed the detail that was provided, such as everything he packed and equipped himself with. For instance, he was a big fan of the Adidas GSG9 combat boot. I also enjoyed reading how much special ops culture is different from the rest of the military (more lateral, you don’t really address officers in the unit) and all the specialized training they are put through; but at times he seemed to really play up his sins and his criticisms about some of his superiors came off as a bit whiny to me, but then again, it may be great stuff to other readers. Thanks again to Wendell for the book, and I’m looking forward to reading the other book he gave me . . . reading is a great thing to do when you have your newborn son in your lap.
I’m quite certain I’m going to turn my letter of resignation in today to my employer. It will be the first time that I go to another company without getting to the point that I was absolutely ready to leave my present company – that’s a compliment to my current company.
It’s a darn shame to hear that a U.S. soldier killed 16 civilians in Afghanistan. I think it’s a bigger shame that most Americans probably just shrugged their shoulders at the news.