The Hash was hosted by Godfather, Sunny Side Up and Swinger up at the Ah Liki retreat in Malololelei. It was a rainy and extremely foggy day, so only the hard core of the Hash turned up. Swinger had set a lovely run through the nature reserve up there. There were numerous checks and false trails and the few runners were kept active. It was also damned slippery and hard to see in places, but we were treated to lots of birds and bats and flowers galore. This is a perfect place for a Hash run, but perhaps when the weather is more clement. There are numerous options for false trails and the view, when visible, is spectacular. In any case, we few hardy hearties made it safely around and had a great run, if wet.
Again Cupless agreed to be GM. There were no newbies but we had a surprise retread in Brazilian, back for a few weeks. He claimed to have been sent down the wrong trail three years ago.
This Day in History Awards went to Witch Doctor (1969 – The oil company Phillips Petroleum made the first oil discovery in the Norwegian sector of North Sea), Poumuli’s dog Happy (1997 – Hong Kong begins to kill all the nation's 1.25 million chickens to stop the spread of a potentially deadly influenza strain), Brazilian (2011 – Owing to a change of time zone the day is skipped in Samoa and Tokelau) and Swinger (Feast Day of St James the Just).
Celebrity Awards went to Rory for the numerous charity events and lawsuits in the paper. Poumuli tried to nominate the Hare for a Hazardous Trail Award, but this was voted down. However, at a past Mismanagement meeting Poumuli had proposed the establishment of the post of Religious Adviser, whose sole task it is to ensure that it doesn’t rain on the Hash. Godfather had been enthusiastic about this, thus the two of them took the award, with Swinger adding that Poumuli should be rewarded for the job well done in Paris.
Godfather pointed out that Rory had been in Samoa three years, and often attended the Hash late, but that this was the first time he had actually run. Witch Doctor then nominated all those who hadn’t had a down down – Eveready, Titty Galore, Sunny Side Up and Wahoo, joined by Cupless for using a wrong name.
Swinger reiterated the thoughts of the Scribe that this was indeed a perfect place for a Hash run, and a congratulatory award went to Godfather and Sunny Side Up for coming up with the idea. All then did a down down with the Hare.
Next week’s run will either be at Cupless and Rory’s place in Palisi or at Nafanua Restaurant. Watch the blog.
Poumuli, IKA Slit