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Hash 408 22 February 2004

The “Happy Hour” Hash.

Venue
Hunting lodge at La Pipe.


Hares
Etienne, Gilbert, Mireille


First Timers
Christian and Francis from Mauritius
Eve and Daniel: holiday makers
Hans Waichert and Lottie Harder: also on holiday I think…
It was quite a rowdy hash circle and I didn’t get many details of the first-timers, but they were all excellent guests and we look forward to having lots more fun with them in the future.


Second Timers
Someone came back! Halleluiah, the lord be praised! Errol didn’t so much drink his beer as hoover it.


Returners
Casanova
Desiree
Rug Latimer
and a few others returned and received their Returner’s gifts, a lovely little MH3 tradition, I think.


On On.

The Grand Old Duke of York, he had 10,000 men, he marched them up to the top of the hill…but at least he only did it once! We went up one hill, found a back-check, back down, up the other hill, back check, back down, up, down, up, down, up down, like Bill Clinton’s trousers. We didn’t have any beer to sustain us on the trip, not even a sniff. Not so much a drinking club with a running problem, more a cardiac out-patients’ ward with a death wish! But it was worth it!
The views from the top, even with the cloud and haze and mist rising from the rain-dampened valley, were stunning.
All this went on under the watchful eyes of the hares – Gilbert and Etienne, although we thought of a few other names for them as we were casting about for the trail. They really had given us a good hash: there was mud, there were streams with slippery logs, puddles to splash about in, undergrowth, getting lost, trails marked now in flour now in ribbon. It had everything – a runners trail, a wimp’s trail and even one for Tomek. In fact, it was every bit as enjoyable as the name of the venue suggested it should be. (Chance to improve your French vocab gentlemen!)
And, like Happy Hour, we got 2 hashes for the price of one! It was so far off the beaten track to get to this hash, that it was a hash in itself to get there: so much so that some didn’t until we had already left. Hats to the “Off” position for Peter who arrived late but quickly pushed to the front.
The food was prepared by the angels (Annelise) as manna for the saints and sinners (us): in other words it was fokken lekker.
Special mention to Jean Remiah on cold drinks duty – good selection.
Many thanks to the hares and to Annelise and to everyone there: a Real Deal Hash.

TIP: The road to this hash venue is like sex in Wales - LONG SLOW and ROUGH. For the future, leave ample time to get here. In fact, please would hares and everyone else try and spread the word if a particular venue needs extra time or care to get to it.


Breaking News…
There’s been a survey recently where the authorities wanted to know how many condoms should be put in the packets handed out by the family-planning clinic. They asked an Englishman, a Frenchman and a Scotsman, who, by an extraordinary coincidence happened to be called Jimmy.
The Englishman said 7:
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday Friday Saturday and Sunday
The Frenchman said 9:
Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday Saturday Sunday and Sunday again…

.Jimmy answered 12:
January, February, March…


Sinners.
Strong On officiated.
I was punished again, for having accused the RA in a previous hash-trash of trying to be funny, a mistake I won’t be repeating this week that’s for sure.
The Exocet was rewarded with a down-down for his son’s fine performance in his first Hash. Give him a few more years and he will soon develop the ground-hugging profile which gave his dad his name.
Gilbert, representing the hares, was punished with a down-down for carrying out MI5 training sessions on a hash – skulking around in the bushes and conducting surveillance on the hounds.
Virgin Hans was also rewarded by 2nd assistant RA (the “Wrestler”) for the wearing of scintillating white shorts kept so deliciously clean. (Somehow Snow White escaped punishment here, even though her snow-white outfit really was VERY suspiciously clean).
In a whammy that was soon to become a double-whammy (see smelly blue below) the RA was punished by Commander-in-Chief and Chief Helmet Captain Nimmo for the grievous act of leaving a box unfulfilled. You just can’t get the staff these days.
Actually, Strong On’s not bad at this RA lark, given how young he is, and with a bit more experience he might one day be as good as Hot Dog, one of the great RA’s of our time.


The Smelly Blue.
Pretty soon we are going to have to sell tickets for people to come and admire the art-work on the smelly blue. It might have to be renamed the Arty Farty Blue. Ruth has added a superb giraffe, which raised a collective “Aah” of appreciation from the hash circle when she turned round to show everyone. It could just be possible that the women were admiring the giraffe while the men were admiring the sight of Ruth from behind. This would explain why, as she put it, she had received several “propositions”…She awarded it to Strong On partly for the aforementioned act of leaving a box early, but more so for answering back to the Grandmaster about it when being punished first time.


Children’s Award
Stefan declared that he wanted the dodo to go to the “boy at the back” who said “Everyone attack” and it turned into a ball-room blitz, and the girl in the corner said “Boy I want to warn you…” Sorry, mind wandered a bit there.


Next Hash 7 March at Benares
Hare(s) John (another new hare so let’s have another turn out like today’s)
Assistant Hares, Strong On and Coffee-mate


Next Food:
Now I know you know who you are. And I know that you know that I know who you are. And I’m guessing that you know that I know that you know that I know, so there’s no need to let you know, is there?


ON ON (little bit louder now)

Decoy

 

Alan's Receeding Hareline:
Date Run No. Hares   -   Area
7th March 409 Alan, Sarah, John
21st March 410 Leslie, Anand
4th April 411 Jqcques, Rosemary
18th April 412 Tomek, Tusha
2nd May 413 Eric

Announcements:
1. Would hashers please note that there is a deposit (money) on glass bottles (beer, softies)! Please do not throw them away, leave them on the beach or with the rubbish (or even take them home).
2. Walks take place on most Sundays when there is no Hash. See the "Friendly walks" page for details.

HASH MISH-MANAGEMENT
Supreme Being: Leslie Nimmo
Hare Line + Trailmasters: Alan "Strong on" Grihault
Cellarmaster: Andy "The Hustler" Belfitt
Hash Horn: Robert "Blob" Latimer
Religious Adv/Sex Councillor: Patrice Curé
Barbecue Bearer: Dave "Shorty" Colbert
Ice Maiden: Rey Joseph
Ha$h Ca$h: Claudia Carey
Drinks for Wimps 'n Kids: Jean Ramiah
Hash Market: Juliette "Snow White" & David "Shorty" Colbert
Edit Hare: Tom "Decoy" Williams
Always willing deputy Edit Hare: Sarah "Coffee Mate" Grihault
Webmaster: Bob Russell( www.bob-russell.net )
Website: http://www.mhash.com  OR  http://mhash.com