Brady I know you're a watch guy, can you recommend a durable, water resistant one? Purely for swimming/outdoors activities, doesn't need to be particularly stylish. I do like some of Seiko's dive watches but I'm not sure I can justify the additional cost over something like a g-shock.
I could've sworn there was a watch thread
I would never wear a g-shock so I can't give impartial advice. I'd definitely go with a Seiko though...well built watches and cheap.
How do I get a buddy to leave the depths of his very-narrow comfort zone?
He's rich, tall, buff, educated, and has the best job in the world (works like 10 hours a week for a fat paycheck, some kinda assistant lecturer at a medical school), but his social skills suck and he's plagued by this self-limiting belief that because his personality isn't naturally outgoing and alpha that he's therefore fucked for life and can never get a non-ugly gf.
His belief is correct. He'll probably be stuck with a cow or some chick that cheats on him with a real man.
And thus, this is where you must help him. Develop his alpha skills.
Feed him beer. Play some football. Shoot something. Then get him (like you did) to start talking to females. He won't land any girlfriend out of it but he might bang a sloot or two. This will build his confidence in realizing that women are just sex toys for our amusement. When he realizes this, he'll have whatever hot chick he wants.
It was fun. Only need one more tandem jump then I can start soloing. I'll probably do the solo course next year, time permitting.
Ideally I'll pursue this and become an instructor, a little job/hobby on the side.