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Monthly Archives: July 2010

First Test

When I was a teenager, I once was staying on the on the upper East Side of Manhattan in a large apartment building. I went to the laundry room to wash some clothes, and there was a maid there –…

The First Wednesday

On day three, Class 1, Running and sounding seriously tight during cadence runs, decided that we wanted less of Oscar’s and more of our own cadence-singing. GI Jane belted one out that she made up. Then Oscar is like, “Come…

The First Tuesday

At 0755 we started PT. Oscar shouting cadence. Here we goUp the hillNo big dealPT Is good for meAt the PO-liceAcademy About a mile and a half, then pushups, situps and some fence jumping. We’re starting to coalesce as a…

The First Monday

Physical fitness testing. For us in Class 1, this is the basic test to measure our condition at intake; for Class A, this is their mid-term. We in Class 1 all show up in white t-shirts and black shorts. White…

First Days

The waiting’s over. I’ve got my little uniform. My little tactical boots are polished to a little sheen. The grooming standard1. has been complied with. Class A, which started about eight weeks before ours, has about 23 people. My class,…