Run number 1456 was held at the Snake Pit in glorious downtown surroundings. It was fitting that Snake had set the run to start through the kitchen of a nearby Chinese restaurant (more on that later). The number of false trails that were included at first delighted then thoroughly ticked off runners and walkers alike. There ought to be a law…
The trail treated us to a great variety of sights, from teeming backyards, steaming rubbish and a teetering walk along the Vailima stream bank towards the bridge by Mulivai where we had a choice of grabbing barbed wire for balance or tottering along on grass covered wobbly rocks. Unfortunately there were no injuries to report. After some road running confusion, eventually the pack made it back to the Snake Pit where POD once again stepped in as Deputy Dawg for the GM (please come back soon, she is trying to kill us all!).
There was one newcomer to Hash, namely a German visitor with Hobbes. She took a voluntary down down as well, but received a few others with the rest of the German speakers for not observing Hash Hush, even after many reminders. I thought they knew how to obey orders in that part of the world… Eugene Sr. also got a down down, but was not sure if he was retread.
A Romeo award was given to Poumuli for whisking Wahoo off on a romantic get-away to Fiji, while Wahoo got the celebrity award due to Le Manumea appearing in a glowing Observer editorial.
SOTB was awarded several proxy awards for Sassygirl (not coming to Hash, observed drinking at HQ1 during Hash run, etc), as well as for advertising the piss-poor SamoaTel. Lewinsky again had a streamlined haircut that according to POD “did not make him GO any faster” [editorial emphasis added], so that was a down down. Gordon Ramsey again nearly volunteered himself for a double down, and AC/DC was involved in several, the reasons for which are unclear, as was the Zorro incidentally. This was after Poumuli had called on Swinger to take up the role of Religious Adviser since he alone in the Hash watched the televised church services, but Poumuli had to share in the award for hypocrisy since he was actually in that televised service.
Kiwi turned up late, nattily attired in his golf gear and had to drink from his gleaming golf shoes as these were new, clean and new to Hash.
Pussysnatcher got the International Women’s Day award for suggesting that his house mate Crown of Thorns could arrange the next Hash when she returns this week.