The Hash was hosted by Ali bin Shaggin, Jacob and Alyssa at YNot. The run was set by Crime, and the trail led us out to Aggies, past APC and turned the corner at the Old Court House. Sexpot meanwhile had run quite far down towards On the Rocks, perhaps for a Beer Stop, having been told of this quaint practice by your Scribe. The trail went all the way up to the turn for NUS, then up the hill past the cemetery, down to the UN building and on home by way of Vaiala Beach. All in all a long hard road slog, but the weather was clement so not too bad. The sweet nuts of Godfather never tasted better.
Our new GM, Julia Gillard, took the helm for the first time. He first of all acknowledged the visiting families, as we were going to have a Hash Wedding later. There were no one new to Hash, but the rethreads were Poumuli (on holiday), Dumas (working), Granny Smith (lazy) and Naval Base (busy cooking). After the down-down, Transporter dropped Poumuli’s glass, and his award was doubled for negligence for not bringing the Hash Mugs.
The GM changed the pace a bit and launched straight into his awards, claiming that due to Lewinsky attempting to join the Mile High Club the plane had to be diverted back to Australia. This was especially conveyed from SOTB. He also called up One Infection for his new YouTube video. One Infection started to explain, but quickly shut up, and accepted the Carlos Danger Award.
Sexpot and Desperate Housewife were called on for attending various venues of consumption and for having their kids’ last Hash at a pub. Clearly a Hashmanlike Behaviour Award. He then spotted Elle McJr, One Infection and IRA leaning. This was quickly followed by a Shenanigans Award for Transporter and One Infection for some dodgy sub-contracting work for Vailima at the last Hash.
Celebrity Awards went to Poumuli (in paper in climate change photo), Titty Galore (at opera) and Snake (closest living relative to Slippery’s wife in paper with the Aussies). This Day in History Awards went to Tallyho (1814 – London Beer Flood occurs in London, killing nine. At the Meux and Company Brewery on Tottenham Court Road, a huge vat containing over 135,000 imperial gallons (610,000 L) of beer ruptured, causing other vats in the same building to succumb in a domino effect. As a result, more than 323,000 imperial gallons (1,470,000 L) of beer burst out and gushed into the streets. The wave of beer destroyed two homes and crumbled the wall of the Tavistock Arms Pub, trapping teenage employee Eleanor Cooper under the rubble), Swinger (International Day for the Eradication of Poverty), Lewinsky (International Stuttering Awareness Day) and Sexpot (closest living relative to Zsa Zsa for National Day of Hungary).
Opening up for nominations, Lewinsky nominated Rufie for finally catching a fish, as Tallyho pointed out, mainly because Lewinsky wasn’t with him. Rufie went back in the circle when Desperate Housewife pointed to the cooler he was wearing on his leg. Elle McJr nominated Iron Lady for a story involving Horny Ho. Before we got to the grim details Iron Lady stepped in to silence what appeared to be a dramatically funny story.
Snake nominated Einstein for not joining the rethreads, and he was joined by latecummer Goldfinger. Tallyho nominated the GM for the First Time in History Award, for his extraordinary feat as the first GM of Apia Hash to complete the trail at a run, joined by Transporter for keeping him company. Snake corrected this next by pointing out that when POD was GM she always completed the runs, and usually at the front.
Godfather noted that this was a special evening and that he had removed his dirty shoes in respect, yet the Shoe Inspector had failed to spot them. The GM had also neglected to even include this item, thus Snake and the GM took the new shoes award from Godfather’s by now smelly shoes.
Lewinsky nominated Rufie for making the Samoan PM wait, while Elle McJr nominated Lewinsky and POD as the best dressed ever at Hash. Sexpot had been in the long queue at Opera Night, but noticed that Godfather abandoned Titty Galore!
We then saluted the hosts and the hare, before Godfather commenced the ceremony. This is a first in Hash History – a Hash Wedding. Your Scribe was not able to record the proceedings, but it certainly was one for the memories of those of us present.
Poumuli, IKA Slit