Sunday, December 28, 2008

Hash Run 1446 - 29 Dec 2008

Sorry for the delay... net access here has been out since Christmas day.

Bits & Pieces and Goer have kindly offered to host Hash Run 1446 at their home in Vaoala off Bank Street (see map). This is a BYO Food run - so be sure to bring your own food. And yes, the standard Hash fee will be collected.

On On!

Friday, December 19, 2008

GM's Christmas Message 2008

Season's greetings to all hash members here in Samoa as well as overseas. The holiday season is upon us again and the start of another year is right around the corner. This is a wonderful time of the year and I hope we don't get too carried away with the mechanics and logistics of everything and forget the enjoyment side. Please take time to enjoy the wonderful xmas music, the delightful xmas lights, the many parties where we can meet old friends and acquaintances. Please renew and treasure your friendships. It's one of the most precious gifts we can have in this world. That is one of the main reasons Hash means so much to me personally.

When I came to samoa 10 years ago, after being away for many years, I didn't know very many people. All my friends from when I was 17 years old have died, were in jail, or have been kidnapped by aliens. Then I joined Hash and I immediately had 20 friends to my name.

A year ago, Karaoke and I went to Australia and I ended up in the hospital emergency room. The doctors there said that I shouldn't even be alive, but by some miracle I made it through. When I got home I decided to celebrate my second chance at life, so I made a list of all my friends to invite to my back-from-the-dead party. When I looked at the list, 90% of them were hashers! That's when it hit me just how much hash means to me.

As I reflect upon 2008, I realize that in the hash world, a lot has happened. Here's a few highlights that I can think of from the top of my head.
  • Lewinsky and POD get married and Happy Feet joins the hash family
  • Jazz festival hosted by Hash which resulted in a monetary donation to FLO organization
  • Australian Navy Hash run that resulted in Kuini's hash name
  • Melborne Cup run and hat competition with the GM taking top honors for his outrageous helmet
  • Halloween run and costume competition with Tony Blair and Selina winning the top prize in their Robin Hood and maid Marion outfit.
  • Thanksgiving run and turkey dinner
  • Cinco De Mayo run
  • Shafter's untimely death and funeral
A quick glance back and a few new hash names jump up
If that's not the craziest bunch of names for hashers then I don't know what is.

I know there are a lot more events and incidences worthy of mention but my excuse is that I only took over as GM in July; before that my records are not too good. All the above mentioned highlights have been happy and joyous ones except for one. I'm sure you all know that as the untimely passing of our brother Shafter. As far as I can recall, this is the first time hash has been this heavily involved in a hash member funeral. This funeral was a little different in that from the very start, it was planned not so much as a cause for sadness and mourning but as a celebration of a well lived life. This event really brought the hash family closer together and it brought out the best in all of us.

For 2009, lets all look forward and help support these theme runs for the near future.

Jan. Australia Day and 1450 run

Feb. GM's birthday party run (age not important)

Mar. St. Patrick's day run (corn beef run)

Apr. Easter run

May Cinco De Mayo run (Mexican food run)

Jun. GM's farewell run (hooray!!)

One of my New Year's resolution is to be the best GM I can be. I will try my best to make hash not only a fun but also an exciting outing. I'm always open to new ideas and constructive critizisms (but not too many). I'm sure with your help and support we can all have lots of fun at hash. What do you say we make 2009 even better then 2008. I think I did mention it before but I'd like to repeat it here that the theme for my administration is "PARTY HARD OR GO HOME"

And if I haven't told you before I'm telling you now. THANK YOU to each and everyone of you for all you've done for hash in general and the GM in particular. I really didn't want the GM job because I didn't think a non-drinking and non-running hasher should be a GM. I took the job hoping you would support me but you have not only supported me but you have accepted me and for that I will always be grateful. A special thank you should be given here for my beautiful sidekick Karaoke for the unwavering support she has given me. Truth be told, I couldn't do half the stuff I've done without her help and support. (Karaoke, I'll drink from your shoe anytime!!)

Finally, I want to ask for your forgiveness. In the performance of my GM duties and in my efforts to improve hash, I know I probably offended or stepped on a few toes, maybe even all the toes at one time or another. Please know that none of my actions are ever intended to offend anyone. What do you say we bury the hatchet and start over again with the new year? Lets not look back to past indiscretions cause it will only give us a stiff neck. If you can forgive and forget, I give you a solemn promise as your GM that many many down downs will surely come your way!!

From the GM and the entire mismanagement crew, I want to wish all the hash family (especially our members who are overseas for the holidays or who have moved overseas) a very merry Christmas and a very happy New Year where ever you may be. May the force be with you!!

On On from the GM

PS: Please take care of yourselves this holiday season so that we can hash together again in 2009.

Remember: If you lose your fame and fortune, you've lost nothing
But if you lose your friends and your health, you've lost everything.

Thursday, December 18, 2008

Hash Run 1445 - 22 Dec 2008

Talofa AHHH,

Next weeks run will be at Puipaa, in Misa Telefoni's 1st compound. This is the compound directly opposite his driveway. This should be an interesting run as we haven't really done a lot of runs out this way. Dont forget to bring a set of spare change as there is a lot of bush out this way as well as water..he he he..

If you could also email through confirmation of numbers. We'd like to see how many people to cater for as well as whether hash will order a keg or not.

email confirmation through to me; or you can call/text me on 7500767 (and no this isn't advertising) If you can be bothered emailing or texting or calling, then post a comment at the bottom of this notice and i can count you down.
See Map below for Directions...


Monday, December 15, 2008

Thank You AHHH

Talofa AHHH,

Below is a small thank you from Flo and the kids to our AHHH Mob..Feel free to post any comments below...
Thanks Flo..

on On SOTB

Christopher Alan York Hewson

Sunrise – 7th October 1946

Sunset – 11th November 2008

We are all travelers in the wilderness of the world, and the best that we can find in our travels is an honest friend. (Robert Louis Stevenson)
It is with heartfelt gratitude that we acknowledge our families and friends for your condolences and extension of sympathy for our family for the loss of our father, loving partner and a best friend to all the hashers; Christopher Alan York Hewson also known as Shafter or Drafter by old hashers.

Thank you for your prayers, condolences, messages of sympathy, your comforting company, your humor when at times we feel as if we are alone and assistance; be it financial or in kind; we thank you for your compassion and generosity.

We thank you especially for all the work, time and monetary contributions that you all put in to build his final resting place at Vailele Cemetery and to help us with his funeral arrangements. Please know that it has meant a lot to me and the family.

Faafetai, faafetai faafetai tele lava.

Perhaps you sent a lovely card; or sat quietly in a chair
Perhaps you sent a floral piece; if so we saw it there
Perhaps you spoke; the kindest words as any friend could say
Perhaps you were not there at all; just thought of us that day
Whatever you did to console our hearts
We thank you so much; whatever the part.
We are now back in Auckland and we look forward to seeing you all next time.
Thank you from the bottom of our hearts and may we also take this opportunity to wish you all hash men and meres of the Apia Hash House Harriers back home and overseas a very Merry Christmas and a Prosperous 2009.
Flo (Sili), CJ and Anesi

Thursday, December 11, 2008

Hash Run 1444 - 15 Dec 2008

Hash Run #1444 will be hosted by Delectable at her place in Aleisa (click-on above map). This is a fantastic location for jungle runs! So bring some extra clothes and a towel so you can hose-off and enjoy the post-run activities.

On On!

Thursday, December 04, 2008

Call Karaoke Now & Reserve Your Dish

The Christmas Hash Run #1443 (see map) will have a special dinner. Hash will provide the BBQ, and Hashers the dishes to complement the meal. Karaoke (Adria @ 23-338) asks that Hashers contact her ASAP during business hours to reserve their dish. Single Hashers that are "cooking challenged" need not worry, Karaoke has some easy off-the-shelf dishes you can bring; just give her a ring.

Chirstmas Hash Run 1443 - 8 Dec 2008

The Christmas Hash, Run #1443 will be held downtown at the Snake Pit. The run will be hosted by Snake and Fang. This is a special run where we visit several businesses and sing Christmas carols. Santa himself will be joining us. Hashers are asked to do the following:

o Dress in the spirit of Christmas.
o Come in good spirit and ready to sing.
o Bring a dish for Christmas dinner
(Call Karaoke @ 23-338 to reserve).

On On!

Thursday, November 27, 2008

Hash Run 1442 - 1 Dec 2008

Hash Run #1442 will be hosted by Richard and Francis at their home next to NUS. Food will be provided.

Location: NUS House #1 at top of hill.

Directions: From Vaivase Road, turn up the hill, go past the NUS main gate. Keep going. Parking is available at the top two white houses on NUS side of the road (opposite the primary school). See map.

On On!


Friday, November 21, 2008

Thursday, November 20, 2008

Thanksgiving Hash Run 1441 - 24 Nov 08

Hash Run #1441 will be our Thanksgiving Run. The run will be hosted by Mr. Whippy and family in Lotopa (see map).

True to the spirit of Thanksgiving, where we come together to celebrate the harvest and give thanks, this is a "Pot Luck" run where each Hasher brings a dish/bowl of food to share. Please note that there will be no BBQ grill at the run; we are giving our Hash cooks the night off.

The Hash will be providing a yummy roast turkey.

Looking forward to seeing you there, On On!

Wednesday, November 19, 2008

Shafter's Day - Hash Run 1440

17 November 2008 – Shafter was bid farewell on Monday in what Godfather described as a memorial “befitting a king.” Take a look for yourself. We have described Shafter’s day / Hash Run #1440 via more than 100 photos with detailed captions. Please click here to view the photo album. It includes Shafter's Memorial Service, Burial Service, and Hash Run. Nearly all Hashers contributed to making this day a special one. Shafter would be proud.

Many thanks to Flo and Shafter’s family. Our hearts, thoughts, and prayers are with you.

On On!

Apia Hash House Harriers.

Sunday, November 16, 2008

Rule 69-B

September 2008 - Rule 69-B, a Shafter favorite in the Apia Hash House Harriers bylaws, expressly states, "Thou shall not argue with the GM." Some Hashers never learn.

Have a few words or memories you'd like to share? Please click here and share them with us.

Donations for Shafter's Memorial

There have been a few questions regarding how Hashers can help with Shafter's Memorial. At this point, the best way is to attend and participate in the Memorial (see this post). If you can't make it or would like to do more, please donate a little to help with Hash's expenses for Shafter's Memorial. Every little donation really helps. On On.
  • Donations are optional and anonymous. They will pay for Hash's contribution for the grave. The remainder will be presented to the family as a lump sum from the Apia Hash House Harriers.
  • Donations can be dropped-off with:
    o Eveready / Karaoke @ Adria's Cakes OR
    o Snake / Fang @ The Snake Pit OR
    o Princess of Darkness / Lewinski @ Yacht Club / On the Rocks

Saturday, November 15, 2008

Classic Shafter Moment #2269

April 2007 - Shafter strips down in the Hash Circle to put on his brand new Hash T-Shirt for completing 500 runs.

Have a few words or memories you'd like to share? Please click here and share them with us.

Shafter Farewell Hash Run 1440 - 17 Nov 08

Hash Run #1440 will be held at the Yacht Club immediately following Shafter's burial service at the Vailele Cemetery.

The run will start EARLY. Our best guess is that it will start at about 3PM.

This is a very special Hash Run where we will bid our long time Hasher, Hash Monk, and GM Shafter (Drafter) farewell. Please make an effort to join us for Shafter's final Hash Run.

Mismanagement and the Shafter family encourages Hashers to attend Shafter's services held earlier in the day (see previous post for details).

Shafter's Memorial Service - 17 Nov 08

Just received confirmation from the GM Eveready last night. Hash's participation in Shafter's memorial services are set. Here's the current plan:
  • The GM, Eveready (752-3338) is Hash's point of contact with Shafter's family.
  • Shafter's service will be held on Mon 17 Nov 08.
  • The schedule:
    10am - Short Prayer Service @ Ligaliga Funeral Service
    (followed by) Memorial Service @ Yacht Club
    (followed by) Burial Service @ Vailele Cemetery
    (followed by) Hash Run 1440 @ Yacht Club
  • Hash is preparing the grave and providing the tent over it for the burial.
  • Hash dress for the services is black and white.
  • Hash will sing the International Hash Anthem at the Memorial Service.
  • Hash will do a proper Hash Run at the Yacht Club followed by a Hash Circle right after the burial service (so the run will be EARLY at about 3pm)
  • Donations are optional and anonymous. They will pay for Hash's contribution for the grave. The remainder will be presented to the family as a lump sum from the Apia Hash House Harriers.
  • Donations can be dropped-off with:
    o Eveready / Karaoke @ Adria's Cakes OR
    o Snake / Fang @ The Snake Pit OR
    o Princess of Darkness / Lewinski @ Yacht Club / On the Rocks

Friday, November 14, 2008

Classic Shafter Moment #3690

October 2008 - Shafter, The Hash Monk makes a grand entrance at a recent hash run. Shafter always relished his role as the Monk.

Have a few words or memories you'd like to share? Please click here and share them with us.

Thursday, November 13, 2008

Homework - International Hash Hymn

As per his family's request, the Apia Hash House Harriers will be bidding Shafter farewell the way Shafter lived, in his style, singing the International Hash Hymn; gestures and all.

Your homework, is to learn the song so that we can properly bid our good friend Shafter goodbye at his service on Monday.

International Hash Hymn
(Melody - Swing Low, Sweet Chariot)

Swing low, sweet chariot,
Coming for to carry me home,
Swing low, sweet chariot,
Coming for to carry me home.

Verse 1:
I looked over Jordan and what did I see,
Coming for to carry me home,
A band of angels coming after me,
Coming for to carry me home.


Verse 2:
If you get there before I do,
Coming for to carry me home,
Tell all my friends that I'm coming too,
Coming for to carry me home.

(Chorus x 2)

Classic Shafter Moment #2069

February 2006 - Shafter goes topless and enjoys a cold one during a fantastic island themed Hash.

Have a few words or memories you'd like to share? Please click here and share them with us.

NOTICE - AHHH Special Meeting (13-11-08)

Afternoon All,

GM has called a special meeting today, November 13th 2008 @ 6pm at his house in Lotopa to discuss what AHHH can do to help farewell a great friend. If you could all make an attempt to be there please, would be much appreciated.

On On

Tuesday, November 11, 2008

R.I.P. Shafter

Talofa AHHH,
As most of you are aware, our beloved Shafter / GM / Hash Monk passed away last night at his home in Vaoala. Our thoughts and prayers are with his family at this time of sorrow. We will keep AHHH members posted as to what AHHH will do to help with the funeral.

What moves through us is a silence, a quiet sadness, a longing for one more day, one more word, one more touch, we may not understand why you left this earth so soon, or why you left before we were ready to say good-bye, but little by little, we begin to remember not just that you died, but that you lived. And that your life gave us memories too beautiful to forget.

Shafter, you will be sorely missed.

AHHH Members.

Have any condolences / memories you'd like to share? Please click here and share them with us.

Tuesday, November 04, 2008

Hash Run 1439 (10-11-08)

Talofa AHHH,
Crime / Thunder (not sure where that name came from) has offered to host next weeks run from his home at Levili. Directions are pretty simple, its at the back entrance to Apia Park. If you have trouble finding the place, check the map and when you get to that back road that goes to Apia Park, look for the paper or the other Hashers...If all else, fails, call 7500767.

Thanks again to Snake for hosting the Melbourne Cup Run. There were some interesting hats on display last night, and it was good to see a good crowd regardless of the weather.
See you all next week and stay tuned for some Hash Trash...

Sunday, November 02, 2008

Wear Your Hats!

Hey Hashers, don't forget to wear your hats for the Melbourne Cup Hash Run downtown at the Snake Pit. Just bring any old hat, and join the crew for a nice run, some coconuts, and a few cold ones. 'Am sure the GM will reward those who dawn the best hats, and punish those who forget.

Also, this is a 1st Monday of the Month BYO Food run, so bring your own food. Hash will supply the BBQ grill and drinks.

On On!

Friday, October 31, 2008

PROXY Nomination for Mrs. Celebrity

GUILTY. GM, take note.

SassygirlBJ was caught attempting to usurp AC/DC's nomination by speaking with Radio Australia on their Pacific Beat - On the Mat program.

Click here to listen.

Melbourne Cup Hash Run 1438 - 03 NOV o8

As per Snake, the Melbourne Cup Hash Run will be held downtown at the Snake Pit. Hashers are required to wear their hats or face the wrath of the GM. Get into the spirit and wear your biggest / brightest / wildest hat.

Being that this is the 1st Monday of the month - This is a BYO Food Hash Run. Hash supplies the drinks, Hashers supply their own food and meat for the BBQ. And yes, the standard Hash fee $15 will be collected - see How Hash Works for details.

On On! Mr. Whippy.

Tuesday, October 28, 2008

Halloween Hash Trash

Halloween Hash Trash- 27-10-08

The Halloween hash run turned out to be quite a night to remember. From the outrageous costumes to the numerous down downs, to the hash Monk turning up and even a naming ceremony. This run had it all!

Pussy snapper obviously set out early to set the run, and just the thought of him setting the run must have turned away our usual runners. It was an abysmal turnout of runners. From memory, and I’m trying very hard to remember what happened last night, only 5 runners completed the run!
It was a good run with a mix of road, dirt, bush, and mountains…Some hashers found it tough treading through the jungle as God Father tried to live up to his Halloween character which was a ghost and took a heavy spill heading downhill through the jungle. I think he was trying to fly down and take a short cut.

There were some interesting characters at the Halloween has run, from Robin Hood, and his Princess, to Pirates, army men, fairy’s, hares, and even a sailor! (skananavian, living up to her hash name) and Zoro and his fair lady were present too…

The GM had his share of fun punishing the hashers with Down Downs. Tony Blair took one for trying to make the GM look silly in his costume by offering him a light saber as his sword..Ive never seen Zorro with a light Saber..and it makes me wonder why TB has a light saber to start with.
SOTB and Poumuli copped a down down each for wearing a “uniform” rather than a costume…as did those that did not wear any costumes. BB got a down down for lying to the GM, saying she did the run with Godfather when she was never seen on the run to start with..sneaky sneaky..
TB got another down down for false information..
At the end of the awards, the Hash Judges for the best dressed came with their results. First was Tony Blair and Selena, (Robin hood and his Princess) second was Zorro and his fair lady, and Third was BB, dressed as Cat Woman (Like Halle Berry, except with out the “Berry”..nice call AC/DC)

The Hash Monk also made a brief appearance where COT’s new half helped co-host the run. He was given a very appropriate hash name, considering he is a sea man, loves the ocean, loves sea creatures, and from what the Hash Monk was told, there was some fun over the weekend…He was therefore named kui kui..which for those of you who don’t know what it is…it’s a sea urchin, and when you translate that into English, it means pokey pokey..apparently something else that he likes…

There was a great spread put on for the hash mob, so big thanks to Crown of Thorns, Kui Kui, and new flat mate Alex for a great Halloween Run. For those of you that did not turn up or did not wear a costume, you have next weeks run to redeem yourselves by wearing a nice big Melbourne Cup Day run HAT!..those that do not will feel the wrath of the GM…
On On

Friday, October 24, 2008

Hash Run 1437 - 27 OCT 08

The Halloween Hash Run is here. As per the GM's earlier message, wear a costume or face the wrath of the GM in the Hash Circle.

The Halloween Hash, Hash Run 1437 will be held at Crown of Thorns residence in Vaoala (see map). The run starts at 5:30PM. Please make an effort to arrive on-time. We don't want our ghosts and goblins getting lost in the jungle.

On On!

Tuesday, October 21, 2008

PROXY nomination for Mr Celebrity

Hash spies have noted a certain Hasher making a brief appearance on national TV in Australia last week. Appearing as the usual monkey that he is, he was climbing a coconut tree to impress host, Catrina Roundtree. Allegedly, "Getaway is Australia's longest-running and most popular holiday and travel program", that would have been watch by over a million Aussies last week.

Full video can be view here.

Saturday, October 18, 2008

Halloween Hash on 27 OCT 08

Hash Run 1437 on Monday, 27 OCT 2008 will be the Halloween Hash. Hashers must wear costumes. Those who do not will drink down-downs. And no, as scary as it might be, dressing as yourself does not count.

Mismanagement will set the venue shortly and post it here.

On On, The GM, Eveready.

Hash Run 1436 - 20 OCT 08

Hobbes will be hosting Hash Run 1436 from his place in Lotopa - located just behind Karaoke and Eveready's (see map). In the neighborhood of Underrated, Mr. Whippy, Eveready, Karaoke and their fun crew, look for a good turnout and likely after-party.

On On!

Sunday, October 12, 2008

Tafatafa Beach Reminder

Hey Hashers, don't forget that this week's run (Mon 13 Oct) will be at Tafatafa Beach. The run starts at 2PM sharp. Check out the map we posted earlier.

Godfather will be supplying the food and Hash will be supplying the drinks. There will be no charge for Hash members. You are responsible for your own entrance fees.

On On! Mr. Whippy.

Friday, October 10, 2008

Hash Joke 10-10-08

Hey Folks, here's something to make you laugh before the long weekend.

It's Saturday morning and Bob's just about to set off on a round of golf, when he realizes that he forgot to tell his wife that the guy who fixes the washing machine is coming around at noon. So Bob heads back to the clubhouse and phones home.

"Hello?" says a little girl's voice.

"Hi, honey, it's Daddy," says Bob. "Is Mommy near the phone?"

"No, Daddy. She's upstairs in the bedroom with Uncle Frank."

After a brief pause, Bob says, "But you haven't got an Uncle Frank, honey!"

"Yes, I do, and he's upstairs in the bedroom with Mommy!"

"Okay, then. Here's what I want you do. Put down the phone, run upstairs and knock on the bedroom door and shout in to Mommy and Uncle Frank that my car's just pulled up outside the house."

"Okay, Daddy!" A few minutes later, the little girl comes back to the phone. "Well, I did what you said, Daddy."

"And what happened?"

"Well, Mommy jumped out of bed with no clothes on and ran around screaming, then she tripped over the rug and went out the front window and now she's all dead."

"Oh, my God! What about Uncle Frank?"

"He jumped out of bed with no clothes on too, and he was all scared and he jumped out the back window into the swimming pool. But he must have forgot that last week you took out all the water to clean it, so he hit the bottom of the swimming pool and now he's dead too."

There is a long pause.

"Swimming pool? Is this 854-7039?"

On On

SOTB & Crash Bandicoot Hash Photos Up!

Wow, what a great Hash we had on Monday. No rain. A classic jungle crawl. Great keg. $3,000 Presentation to Samoa Lifeline. Another raid by the Hash Monk. Crash Bandicoot naming. The Order of the Boot. Bats Blood. SOTB and Crash Bandicoot's fantastic spread of food. This was a classic Hash Run.

You can check out these photos and more in the Hash Photo Albums.

Mr. Whippy.

Thursday, October 09, 2008

Resolution Arrives in NOV / Will Miss Monday Runs

It appears that the Resolution will miss the Monday Hash Runs on her trip to Samoa next month. She's scheduled for two Thu - Sun stays in Apia: Nov 6-9 and Nov 20-23. Here's the update we received from Flea on the HMNZS Resolution:

Hi, Sorry about the delay, the ship has been having trouble with her Email system. We will be in Apia Nov 6-9th and again 20-23rd. As yet I am not sure what commitments the ship requires of us. As far as I know I am the only hasher onboard, but have asked for an expression of interest to see who may come out of the woodwork as a potential newbee. Flea.

'Given the response to the initial announcement, am sure Mismanagement and the Hash Meres will look for ways to hook-up with the crew. We will keep you posted.

Hash Meres Gone Wild Links
HMNZS Resolution In Route (lots of great comments)
HMAS Manoora Visit with AHHH (SassygirlBJ dishes the dirt)
Australian Navy Hash Pictures (photos from the Manoora visit)

Wednesday, October 08, 2008

Hash Raises $3,000 for Samoa Lifeline

Monday, 6 October 2008 - The Apia Hash House Harriers presented a check for $3,000 to Fa'ataua le Ola, also known as Samoa Lifeline. Samoa Lifeline operates a 24 hour phone service to assist those in distress. They are dedicated to preventing suicide in Samoa.

The check was presented during this week's Hash Run. The funds were raised during the Regional Hash and Jazz Fest Dinner.

The check was presented by the Grandmaster, Eveready. The director and two of her colleagues accepted the donation on behalf of the organization. She expressed Samoa Lifeline's appreciation for the gift. With a heartfelt thanks bringing tears to many, she thanked the Hash for choosing to help their organization. She briefed the runners on the history of suicide in Samoa and Samoa's recent success in reducing suicides. There have been 12 suicides so far this year.

Godfather organized the evening's check presentation.

Hash Run 1435 - 13 OCT 08

The Hash Run for next Monday will be at the beautiful Tafatafa beach. The run starts at 2:00PM. Godfather will be hosting and providing food. Hash will provide the drinks. There will be no fee for Hash members - FREE BEER!!! Do bring some cash though - You are responsible for your own entrance/fale fees. If you'd like to have your own fale, arrive early. The fales fill-up fast on holiday weekends.

Tuesday, October 07, 2008

Springbok Hash Run Photos Posted

More great photos courtesy of Poumuli, PS.

Poumuli and Dawn Raid Hash Photos Up

Thanks to Poumuli for more pics and for having Dawnraid deported hehehe. Check out the pics by clicking on the title.

Cheers, PS.

Sunday, October 05, 2008

Selena & Karaoke Birthday Hash Photos Up

Many thanks to Poumuli for sharing his photos from the 22 Sep 08 Hash Run hosted by Tony Blair and Selena. You can find these photos and more in the Hash Photo Albums.

Friday, October 03, 2008

We're Looking for a Few Good Hosts

We have three OPEN hosting spots that we need to fill soon. They are:

Run 1437, 27 OCT 08
Run 1438, 03 NOV 08 (BYO Food)
Run 1439, 10 NOV 08

Please contact Snake or Crown of Thorns now and reserve your spot. Remember, Mismanagement strongly encourages BYO Food runs.

Thursday, October 02, 2008

Hash Run 1434 - 06 OCT 08

This coming Monday's Run, 6th October, will be hosted by SOTB, Cisco Kid and SassygirlBJ. Food will be put on to celebrate SOTB's cumming of age, a quarter century and none the wiser!!!
The Run will be from Vailima, across the road from Poumuli's digs. SOTB or Whippy will put up a map (Done! 3 Oct by Mr. Whippy) for those who are not familiar with the area Crown of Thorns and SOTB's abode.

If there are some mere's who have some time on their hands, pls bring along a green, purple, red salad or some edible grass or whatever other healthy shrubbery to go with the rest of the kaikai. This is not one of my favourite areas....hate the climbs!!!

See you all then,


Wednesday, October 01, 2008

Wrath of the Hash Monk, Run 1433 - 29 SEP 08

It was raining Monday afternoon. Fortunately, there was only a light rain before and during the run. This scared away a number of Hashers (pansies). But the diehards were there. Even more, we had Tramp and Woman in Black visiting from Rome. It was great to see them. More, Einstein returned to enjoy the night too… but I'm getting ahead of myself.

The run was a classic jungle crawl. A fair number of falsies early in the run threw the leaders off-track. One of them took us nearly 10 minutes to figure out. Thankfully, Underrated and Snake found the sneaky paper hidden off the road in the bush. From there we entered a big cow pasture. And yes, with the rain, we soon found ourselves ankle deep in you know what. Thank goodness there were no new boots! We did the traditional crawl, trudged through the mud and cow pies, climbed over some rocks, and went along and under some barbed wired fences. Richard did a ninja dive during the run. Not to be left-out, Woman in Black did a super ninja roll too while diving through a fence! But all good things must come to an end. It was getting dark, and the Grandmaster ordered the troops to head home. On the way home, the rain hit. By the time we were back, we were wet rats. After toweling off, we grabbed some nuts, and started hitting the keg.

Things got a bit cozy. We all tucked into the garage as the rain poured. The keg was great - an excellent brew. Many of us were spending time catching-up with Tramp, Woman in Black, and Einstein before the awards. AC/DC hit the BBQ. Tony Blair got the mugs ready. Mr. Whippy poured the beers. The hosts for tonight Bits & Pieces, Goer, and their daughter (spaced the name!) were well prepared and doing all the little things you do when you host a run.

Well, after a good social, it was time for the Hash Circle. The GM dished-out the standard awards for Retreads and what not. He had a long list. It's safe to say, that everyone in the circle got hit. But that was not enough. The Hash Monk stormed the circle with a flash of orange smoke. After recovering from the choking smoke, the circle resumed. The Monk called out Bits & Pieces and Goer's daughter for naming. The monk covered her hair with the flour, some beer, and who knows what. He also prepared some strange orange liquor concoction. He handed the Hash mere a glass, announced that she will hereby be known as Blooming Luscious, we sang, and Blooming Luscious tried to drink the wicked brew. Several Hashers tried to help. After a sip each, they handed the glass to other brave/stupid Hashers to help. The Monk then went after many, Snake for being Snake, Mr. Whippy a double for blogging about the Monk (who thankfully had Tramp help for the save), and Eveready and Fang (for ???). In between, the mad Monk was taking shots of his own brew! In case you haven't guessed it yet, this brew was killer. At this point your poor substitute for a scribe, Mr. Whippy was too liquored-up to remember the details; just vaguely remember the inability to say "statistics," and repeatedly trying to knock over an empty bucket.

It was a great Hash. The Hash Monk was mean. The run was tough. The beer was cold. And the company was great. Check out the run's photos in our Hash Photo Albums.

On On! Mr. Whippy.

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Sunday, September 28, 2008

Hash Monk Alert!

Beware Hashers.

After several beers Friday night at Headquarters #1, a few of us Hashers were assaulted with visions of the Hash Monk from long ago... yah, the bad one. This can only mean one thing: The Monk plans on disrupting the Hash Circle soon; perhaps even tomorrow. This brings back haunting memories of drinking from the gum boot, ruthless down-downs, and pure madness. This particular Monk, is the worst kind. A vengeful spirit that spares no one. Be afraid. Be very afraid.

Mr. Whippy.

Thursday, September 25, 2008

Hash Run - Mon 29 SEP 08 (Goer and Bits & Pieces)

Greetings AHHH and randoms, Next week's run will be up in Vaoala hosted by Goer and Bits and Pieces at their lovely home on Bank Street. Be prepared for some interesting terrain and be sure to bring a spare set of may want to change after the run..don't ask why!

Lets try get some numbers this week as last weeks turnout was..well...pretty crap..he he..Thanks again to Tony Blair and Selena for hosting last weeks run..hope to see you all up there..

on on

Tuesday, September 23, 2008

Hash Joke For the week

A blonde heard that milk baths would make her more beautiful, so she left a note for her milkman to leave 15 gallons of milk.

When the milkman read the note, he felt there must be a mistake. He thought she probably meant 1.5 gallons, so he knocked on the door to clarify the point.

The blonde came to the door and the milkman said, "I found your Note to leave 15 gallons of milk. Did you mean 1.5 gallons?" The blonde said, "I want 15 gallons of milk. I'm going to fill my bathtub up with milk and take a milk bath".

The milkman asked, "Do you want it pasteurized?"

The blonde said, "No, just up to my boobs."

On On

Thursday, September 18, 2008

HMNZS Resolution In-Route!

Our friend Puff shares the following exciting news:

Hi Sassy Girl and Godfather,

Just to let you know that the good ship HMNZS Resolution our survey ship, is visiting your good port, hopefully you can invite the ships company to a hash run or two, they have a couple of visits.

The Hash contact on board is Chief Petty Officer Wayne "Flea" Freeman, Wayne is an old navy hasher from way back and would be pleased to get an invite to the hash.

Regards and thanks for a great Jazz/Hash weekend.



Wednesday, September 17, 2008

Hash Run - Mon 22 Sep 08 (Tony Blair & Selena)

Talofa Hashers,

Next weeks run will be hosted by Tony Blair and Selena from their home in Tuaefu. For those of you who dont know where that is, check the map that is attached to this post. Be prepared to enter some exciting terrain and make sure to bring a change of clothes..and maybe even a flash light. This has always proven to be one of the best locations to have a hash run, so lets see some numbers and harden up, nothing like a light drizzle to cool you down on the run.

On On

Godfather Rallies Charity Shaving


Thank you to ACDC and all for the enjoyable Hash on Monday. It never ceases to impress me how such a small number can make 'quick shift' of a 50. Amazing!

I am in favor of a AHHH Donation towards 'The Shave Your Head' campaign for such a worthy cause. The amount should be 'what we can afford' from the coffers although if Mismanagement were to consider an amount in excess of what is available then I am sure many of us coming to the next Hash can 'bolster' the numbers to a meaningful level.

The 'side show' that Lezzie, ACDC, FBI, SOB and RC are promoting involving Mustang Sally and possibly other Meres could well be an INTERESTING way of bolstering Hash $ Numbers for such a good cause.

Remember that, the ol'man might be limping these days and partly blind in one eye but I can still lend a hand as a QUALITY CONTROLLER with the use of a Magnifying Glass!

Enjoy life while you have it, with good health of course from the Hash.


Tuesday, September 16, 2008

Hash Trash for 15 Sep 08

The hash run was in Vaivase and boy what a run (not that I ran) but the On Ons after the run was one to remember (although I don’t remember too much). Because of the poor turnout (apparently due to the rain) there were only a handful of hashers and a mighty big keg to drink. Needless to say, the down down count went through the roof. In saying that, congrats to all the hashers that made an effort to come last night, the keg was uma lava pisupo! The hosts put on quite a spread considering the numbers, but thanks again to our hosts for last nights run.

There were some interesting down downs lastnight, Kareoke got a couple for having weak knees after a week in Hawaii with the GM, she had to use Godfathers car as support all night…Kiwi had a few telephonis interuptus down downs as some random lady kept calling his number..scandal if you ask me..Delicious took a few for not being able to control her younger half while the GM was away. Skananavian aka skanky, copped her share of down downs for abandoning her fellow hash meres and coming home at some odd hour of the morning (she says she was at home, just not hers.he he he) we also had some of Mustangs cousins from Australia, obviously bitter about the loss to the AB’s, but boy could they drink. Impressive! Cisco had his share of down downs for being a retard..oops, I mean retread, and for a whole lot of other things that I cant remember (too much at HQ)

Every Hasher had their share of the nectar of life as there was so much to go around, and all those that were trying their best to hide and avoid it were singled out and handed a drink for their efforts…again, thanks to the Hosts and all the hashers that made an effort to turn up regardless of the weather. For all those who didn’t make it, its hash, we run whether its raining, blowing a gale or snowing..hopefully next week we’ll have a good turn out.

Sorry if I forgot to add anything else, my memory is on blank street after HQ last night.

On on!

Monday, September 15, 2008

URGENT: Hash Run - Mon 15 Sep 08

At 10:00am this morning, we were informed that the venue has changed. The run will now be held at Vaivase-tai. Please be sure to share this information with your fellow Hashers.
Coming from the west (town), it is the last house on the road.

Thursday, September 11, 2008

New Hashman "Never Drunk That Much Beer"

Was perusing the stat's for our blog (yah, I'm a geek) and guess what? I found a fantastic blog by one of our new Hashmen! He has a boatload of great photos and even a little Trash for the 25 AUG & 1 SEP runs. My favorite quote, "Funny thing is, I have never drunk that much beer..." We must be doing something right!

His and his wife's story is a great example of what makes stays in Samoa so memorable. All you need is an adventurous spirit, a smile, and a little Vailima.

On On Hashers!

The Links:
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o More Trash

Wednesday, September 10, 2008

Vaoala Hash Photos Up!

Here are some more great pictures from Poumuli's and Pussy Snatcher's hash.

On Up! P.S.

Fathers Day Hash Photos Up!

Check-out these great pictures from the Fathers Day Hash.

On Up! P.S.