While admittedly, some of the MRE menu items have improved over time (Menu 23: Pepperoni Pizza Slice exists now), I’ve always felt like the selection of dishes available to Marines (and others, I guess) is lacking. Nobody in the entire Marine Corps is going to a restaurant to order Cheese Tortellini or whatever “Beef Strips in Tomato Sauce” is.
Why not come up with some menu items that Marines actually want to eat?
Nearly every Marine knows that relationships and long distance rarely work out for the best, because many of us have tried and failed at it due to the nomadic nature of being enlisted on Active Duty. Still, it doesn’t seem to stop us. Maybe it’s the challenge that attracts Marines to impossible and improbable relationships.
I’m no exception. Even after I left the Corps, I ended up talking to, dating, and then marrying a woman from London. It was long-distance for a couple of years before she finally moved out to the states with me.
As I said, Marines can’t resist.
On a side note, if you follow TL on social media, you know that January 5th was our 13th Birthday. It’s amazing how time flies, and equally amazing how much of a crazy journey this little comic strip of mine has taken me. I’m a bit older now, but I like to think I’ve done a good job of maintaining the original spirit of Terminal Lance over all these years.
I appreciate everyone’s love and support over the last 13 years. TL wouldn’t be anything if it weren’t for the Marines that read it and allow me to entertain them.
Who knows where we go next, but we’re not done yet.
Today is the 13th birthday of Terminal Lance, created on January 5th, 2010.
Birthday ball is tonight, 1900. Location: outside the armory. Uniform: PT shorts, all-weather coat, corfams. Tickets are $384. Attendance is not mandatory, but you have to be there. #terminallance pic.twitter.com/phqqOZcYlr
— Terminal Lance (@TerminalLance) January 5, 2023