Terminal Lance #282 “Size Matters”
July 30, 2013
Is it just me or does no one actually know what size blouse they’re supposed to wear? Pretty much everyone you talk to buys a medium-reg, because it’s the medium, regular choice; but there are actually many sizing options available for the blouse and trousers you wear every day. For instance, I found out after I got to the fleet that I was more suited for a small-long sized blouse. It fit the waist better and the arm length was perfect, since I’m over 6 foot.
It’s not really your fault though, when you get issued your first set of cammies you don’t exactly get the best opportunity to try things out. I remember those first days of processing at MCRD San Diego–confusion and culture shock abound. You’re given all of the options, but they rush you through it so fast that it’s not like you can sit there and try on each one. I left processing with a whole set of medium-long cammies, which ended up being far too baggy for my tastes and slimmer physique.
Do me a favor, go to cash/sales (or whatever you want to call it) and try on the different cammie sizes. Find the right one, use that clothing allowance you’re issued every year and replace your ill-fitted medium-regs.
In other news, we still have 12 days left in this Kickstarter campaign! I’ve added some new stretch goals to the mix!
Remember, backing this campaign is the only way to get stickers, challenge coins, a physical copy of The White Donkey (for now) and whatever other crazy shit I’m offering as a reward. I’ve got a ton of work ahead of me, but that’s okay, because I’d rather work all day on something I love than do… anything else I can imagine, actually. I’m actually just really excited to focus on this book for the next 6 months, or however long it will take me to complete it; I don’t think I’ve ever been more excited to work on a single project.
Lastly, I want to say happy birthday to my amazing mother.
Happy 51st Birthday, Mom!