Friday, December 01, 2006

It's been a month since we started our bet and I have lost 10 lbs now. Yeah I know that muscle weighs more than fat, but I'm not really doing this to build muscle, I'm doing it to lose any trace of a gut. Beer guts are just so freakin' gross.

I visited Lisa last weekend and we went to her grandparent's 45th anniversary party. It was pretty cool, about 50 of her relatives there (a fertile bunch) and a lot of food and good times.

Anyway, I was talking to one of her uncles and he asked if he could wear a bear suit, so I guess word has gotten out. That would also explain the strange looks her aunts were giving me last night. I assume they are jealous because they didn't think to dress up like forest creatures for their hitchin' ceremonies.

The weather today is crap, and I'm glad I am not flying. The winds here are easily 70km/hour with torrential rain and low clouds. That's one thing about corporate flying that I enjoy - Averaging 300 hours a year, I really don't fly a whole lot, so if we have a bad-weather day, odds are I'm not going to be flying anyway.

Here's a METAR from Hamilton, about 30 miles away. I don't know a site where I can find old METAR info for airports, so I don't have one for Toronto.

CYHM 011512Z CCA 07046G56KT 7SM -RA BKN005 BKN026 OVC045 RMK SF5SC2SC1

To those of you who aren't pilots, it says the wind was gusting to 100km/hour. Ugh.

Lots of flying next week, so I'm gonna relax for the weekend with some Chinese food and a couple of good dvds.


Blake said...

You can get metars for up to 24 hours past the current time at the NOAA website:

Take a look under the "cycle files"

Anonymous said...

Yummy Chinese food. What's the low-cal choice? And which DVD's?

Starving For Food and Amusement

Congrats on the 10 pounds. Hey should we be scouring the Value Village Costume racks for a summer or winter furry critter costune?Believe me, it will be make a difference just how much fur I'd wear in summer in ON.

jennifer said...

I was flying in it. Landed in yxu just around the time of that yhm metar. It sucked.
If I wasn't getting beat to shit by the turbulence, I was getting so much ice it was stupid. Was glad to get home....only to find 1/4 in snow...thank god they now have rvr that was calling 4500. We got in. Glad you were able to avoid flying in it.
Congrats on the 10 lbs!! You have to win!!! I want to attend a wedding like what you have planned!!! (and if you guys don't invite us you are in big trouble!!!)

Arnaud said...

Concerning Metar archive, you can find up to 72h old METAR there