Thanks to the efforts of the good Corporal R who trains me, I now meet or exceed all the initial strength requirements for shipping out to training...
God, that took longer than I had hoped, but oh well...
I ship out near the end of the month.
Now, just gotta try to stay under the maximum weight allowed...
Words of advice from Corporal M:
Song, when you go to the strip club on weekends during your MOS school, just follow these rules and you won't blow all your money by Monday. Because you'll see guys on Monday, and they'll be all like, 'Man, I wish I had some money to buy cigarettes...' You can see them, and know you've got money, and just laugh.
1. Never, ever sit in front of the main stage, because you'll just be throwing all your money away...into the stripper's g-string. The main stage is where all the boots sit. You don't want to be a boot. When all your pals are like, 'Hey man let's go in the front,' you say to them, no, Corporal M told me to sit at the booth. And they'll be wearing their super-tight jeans, with their combat boots. And the girls will know, they'll know those guys are boots and they'll lose all their money. Don't be a boot Song. When you leave you're wearing your regular clothing, but carry a change of clothes with you in the car. A polo shirt, some khaki pants, none of that boot shit. I know, a shirt with a dragon on it.
Corporal R (responding): Actually, that's kinda boot too.
Corporal M: Yeah he's right, no dragon shirt. And cover up any tats you might've gotten. None of that 03 4 Life, Get Some! showing, no, you cover that up!
2. Don't sit at the tables either, because then the girls will come up to you and be like, 'You wanna dance?' If they ever ask you that say 'Hell no,' 'cause if they're not sucking or fucking you you'd better not give them any money. Maybe you can get one every now and then, but JUST ONE, because once you get one, you'll want another one, and before you know it you'll have gotten like 5 of 'em. But just avoid this altogether, and don't sit at the tables. And the cool guys, the higher-ranked enlisted will be sitting at the booths, and they'll make the boots buy them drinks. 'Hey you, get me a drink!' And you'll see a boot, 'Yes sir Lance Corporal. What kind of drink would you like Lance Corporal?' DON'T BE A BOOT!
3. Alright, now this is where you can sit. Always, always, always sit in a booth. Get one of those buckets of beer, if you're old enough.
Corporal R: If you're not old enough, you're going to be drinking a lot of soda.
Corporal M: That's right. Anyway, get a big-ass bucket of beer, and just have a glass and keep refilling that shit. Make sure the managers think you're drinking, because they think the drunker you are, the more money you'll spend, but fuck them, you're not giving them a dime. Even if your glass is empty, just keep pretending to take sips out of it, and watch those titties for free. The best booth to get, is one right next to the bar, since if you need more drinks, you can just get up, get the drink, and go right back. Make sure nobody takes your booth. If you can't get a booth, then go play some pool. There's usually some pool tables around in the back. If you can't play pool, sit at the bar and just drink.
Corporal R: Hey, you ever been to Sugars?
Corporal M: Sugars? I think you mean Honeys.
Corporal R: No Sugars. Anyway, Song, if you ever go to Sugars, let me tell you. 5 dollars a dance! Sometimes, I like to get multiple women just for the heck of it. Sure, a lot of 'em are older women, but I like them like that. They know what they're doing.
Corporal M: I don't think Song's too into that Corporal.
Corporal R: Hey, if he ain't now, he will be.
Corporal M: Yeah that's true. Marine Corps will make you a sick bastard Song.
Corporal R: And don't be stupid like me, keep your hands to yourself. Sit on your hands if you have to, or else you might touch the girls, and then you get into a fight with a bouncer and get locked up.