DATE: 7 JAN 2014
Hares, Psycho, Squeak, Twinkletoes and their two virgin assistants Ika and Jessie, deserve a special commencation for their versatility and flexibility. Upon discovering on Sunday that access to Mata Mata was impossible, they developed an alternative plan and whipped up a substitute run at the Diplo.
The run twisted down to the stream and then made a sharp turn to the left. Being a potterer rather than a runner, I was aware of two checks. On both occasions I was near Readymix and each time she correctly predicted the correct direction to find the on-paper. Near the second check an unnamed hasher was heard to say that they wanted it known that they were extremely close to finding the check. It is unfortunate that I did not locate the speaker but I can verify that they were about 10 metres away from the check when it was found.
Everyone was invited to participate in the Shout - up and hashers struggled to find suitable and varied adjectives to describe their recent jungle excursion. With words such as "muddy" and "sexy" being suggested it became obvious that people had very different views of the run.
Two first time guests were introduced, Louise and her friend Maureen were staying with Karen. Tiffany returned to the hash and was welcomed back.
People celebrating a January birthday were called up and presented with cakes. It was noted that there were a number of important hashers with birthdays in January.
A range of announcements were made. Eight puppies were seeking a new home. The Burns night is approaching and people are urged to register. Subs are now due, $240 for the Year or $120 for six months, Hashers were invited to visit a local organic farm and Alison thanked everyone for their flowers,
The beautifully presented food had caught everyone's eye for quite some time and Psycho and Ika explained the Indonesian dishes and their ingredients, I hope that one of the photos of the evening shows the food as it was spectacular in both arrangement and taste. Thank you, Ika. You even had tablecloths.
Just prior to the ending of the Shout-up, Tiffany"s phone rang and she copped a particularly cold hash-it. The normal paraphernalia was unavailable but our fun-loving JM had acquired a chicken hat which Tiffany cheerfully donned in order to receive her hash-it. Mobile phones can certainly ring at inopportune times.
Lastly Twinkle Toes, I hear you had a joke last week. Is it too late hear it this week.
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