The dating market
Some people love the ‘stache, and some hate it, but that’s part of the fun during the 30 days that it grows from a bit o’ scruff to a full-on disaster.
You still have time to donate into December, if you’d like to support me and the cause. In some ways, considering the current social and political climate, it seems tone deaf to advocate for men’s mental and physical health, but with hundreds of thousands of men dying too young every single year — our fathers, our brothers, our friends — it’s still an urgent need.
Our dive guide was a college student studying underwater archeology, so she and Simone bonded pretty much right away on all the nerdy things.
And she was stoked to be with us on Simone’s first post-certification dives.
The next morning, after a Waffle House breakfast, we found Simone a lycra bodysuit (recommendation from a close friend of mine), and that afternoon she was able to slip the rented wetsuit right on without fuss or stress.
Instead, I jumped off the side of the ship and splashed around in the sea while we waited for other divers to return, , and because we didn’t have a beach to enjoy on this trip anyway, that turned out to be my only time to be playful in the warm ocean water.Our first dive was cancelled the next afternoon due to high winds and waves, but not before Simone nearly had a meltdown trying on the rental wetsuit, deeply unhappy as she struggled to get the wrinkled, skin-tight neoprene up over her legs and hips.Of course, having me whisper, “Take a deep breath, please calm down,” didn’t make things any better.And then she had to peel the whole thing off when the boat captain suggested we postpone until the next day.But I noted the relief in her sigh as she yanked her left foot out of the leg of the suit.