The Hash was hosted by Weathercock and Poumuli, at Poumuli and Wahoo’s house off Bank Street in Vaoala. Crime had agreed to set the run and it was on out down the familiar track, as new fencing prevented Crime from going through some properties. Your Scribe was walking and thinking he had found a short cut instead found himself crawling on all fours under fallen trees and bushes. But this led to the right trail eventually which led out on to the road below Mynahs. It was then on home up the hill. A serious run for those who ran, and a sweaty event for the walkers. But Godfather’s sweet nuts awaited.
Julia Gillard our GM was back from his frolics in Thailand. He appointed Full Moon as Shoe Inspector, but she failed. The visitors to the Hash were Alban from France, Michelle and Douglas from Australia. Dan hadn’t explained the rules to Alban so he took a down down.
The retreads were Captain Mortein, the GM, Tickled, Swinger, Pirate Princess, Weathercock and Nessie (Snake’s mum). The GM then turned his attention to the Rugby 7s and the victorious Fijiians. Since Tickled was born in Fiji and Weathercock is returning there they took this award.
This Day in History Award went to the GM (1965 – Ranger program: NASA launches Ranger 9, the last in a series of unmanned lunar space probes. The GM sells Rangers), Poumuli (1978 – The first UNIFIL troops arrived in Lebanon for peacekeeping mission along the Blue Line – he served in UNIFIL in 1989), Manwhore for Gayboy (International Day of Happiness), Weathercock (World Meteorological Day) and Crime (Feast Day of St Dismas the Good Thief).
Celebrity Awards went to Crime (letter about the facts behind Crime), Godfather, Captain Mortein and Lewinsky for Sassy (front page in Observer). POD reminded that it was also Emily’s birthday.
Turning to the circle for nominations, Dan wanted the GM to have a double for showing off his “equipement” in the shower room at the gym. This boomeranged to Dan for looking at the GM’s package. Granny Smith nominated the GM for finding a missing airplane, while Dan had been at the Xbar and had to break up a fight for One Infection. This too backfired.
Weathercock had been taken to the beach by Swinger and they had picked up Captain Mortein and Pirate Princess on the way. Pirate Princess incidentally looked like she wanted to strangle the Captain. Anyway, the crime was that the Captain had forgotten to bring the cheese, the one task that he had. Thus a Not Cutting the Cheese Award to the Captain.
Witch Doctor had used her welding skills to make some cool ashtrays for OTR, and had offered to attach some security measures so they wouldn’t get stolen. Lewinsky had declined the offer, yet is now so worried about losing them that he is not using them at all. Cheapass Award to Lewinsky.
Swinger reminded that this would be the 2nd time that Weathercock has left the Apia Hash, and before his double, WC thanked the Hash for a great time and wished to be able to return one day.
The GM suddenly remembered that Pirate Princess had had to change the tyre on the car while Captain was on the run. He shared this Gentleman Award with Swinger. Granny Smith then gave Dan the Mustard Award, as Dan had been as keen as mustard to get an award given yet they continuously backfired.
Snake stated that it was not often that someone leaves the Hash twice, so offered that anyone who had been here for both of Weathercocks departures take a down down – this was Snake, Godfather, Crime, Lewinsky and Nessie.
Dan then got a false accusation award for his lack of a name, followed by a debate with Godfather as to what we will do for Easter Weekend Run.
The Hare and the Hosts were saluted, the Hash Anthem performed with gusto for Weathercock and some food put on by the Hosts consumed.
Watch the Blog for next week’s run.
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