31 August, 2006

HASH TRASH - Run 644

HASH TRASH - Run 644
Da doo run run run, da doo run run

The day was very hot, but not very very hot, and certainly not as hot as it had been before. All assembled in a small parking lot in Kfar Shmaryahu, many in time to witness Pusher's full integration into Israeli society, as he pulled in and parked his car so that it was centered perfectly between two clearly marked parking spots.

Boston Creamed explained she was recovering from a long run that morning, Deliverance explained she was recovering from biking and running, and Dead Boring explained he was recovering from runs of the other kind. Having made their excuses, the pack set off Rishponwards.

The run was fairly uneventful. We had been promised savage dogs but apparently in this heat even mad dogs have enough good sense to leave the noonday sun to the Englishmen. At the halfway point, following a rousing version of She'll Be Comin' Round the Mountain, the beer keys were entrusted to the runners who assured all that they would finish first. Boston Creamed and Dr. D. then joined the walkers who -- surprise, surprise -- arrived before the runners and then had to wait, beerlessly and cheerlessly, for some time.

Diabolo breezed in first. Dead Boring, in his role as RA, claimed that he would have been first, had he not been suffering from an ailment that also served, perhaps, as inspiration for him to dub Bravefart the week's "Hash Shit". In truth, her sins were many: looking for Hash marks at a check point, leaving the FRB bell in her car, and most grievous of all, not wearing a Hash shirt. We look forward to seeing how she accessorizes the official Hash Shit shirt next week.

Just as she was standing in the circle being lambasted by the RA for failing to seize a T-shirt sales opportunity, Lager Lout received a phone call from Dandruff who sends her very best to everybody (and we to her). Congratulations are in order for Deliverance, who received her 50 run patch, and pledged her eternal commitment to the Holyland HHH -- if we may interpret the phrase "I'm a lifer" in that sense.


RA - Dead Boring
FRB - Diabolo
DFL - Boston Creamed*
SCB - Dr. Doolittle
50 Runs - Deliverance
Returnees - Bravefart, Pusher, T.C.
Hash Shit - Bravefart
Bad Businesswoman - Lager Lout
Parking Like an Israeli - Pusher

*A-hobbling and loving it.

Directions to Run 645
Time: 16:00 pm
Place: Beit Ha-Lohem parking lot
Shmuel Barkai 49
Afeka / Ramat Aviv

Get onto Ayalon Highway at Glilot Junction
Take Ayalon SOUTH to KKL (Keren Kayemet L'Yisrael) exit
RIGHT onto KKL Blvd.
RIGHT at first traffic light onto Ofakim St.
Go straight on Ofakim (yes, it really is pronounced like that) around the traffic circle and all the way to the end.
RIGHT onto Shmuel Barkai St.
Go almost to the end of Barkai where you will see signs to Beit HaLohem which is on your LEFT.
Enter the parking lot where your hares will be waiting.

Lost? Call Stroker

Map (in Hebrew, as usual): http://www.d.co.il/?page=Integration-Map&X=182140&Y=-669891&ZoomLevel=-1&Hs=49&Ss=%20ùîåàì%20áø÷àé&Cs=úì%20àáéá%20éôå&M=Address

A missive was received this week from "hool" or "hutz la-aretz", the mysterious place that lies outside the borders of Israel (where there be dragons).
Entitled "HHHH Reunited", it reads: "Please forward these pics to our friends at HHHH. We miss you guys! Don't worry, we took our down downs for not running...
"On On, Bullshit, Wannabe, Dumb Belle, JAFO and Einstein"

The photos are posted on the Holyland HHH blog at: http://holylandhhh.blogspot.com/2006/08/hhhh-reunited-pix.html

IN CLOSING: Unusual Travel Sites
Hash in Potentia? The Degree Confluence Project
Website of a project the aim of which is "to visit each of the latitude and longitude integer degree intersections in the world, and to take pictures at each location". The pictures and stories about the visits will, of course, then appear on the website (below). Three recent intersections visited were 39 degrees N, 118 degrees W (near Gabbs, USA); 39 degrees N, 114 degrees W (in Garrisson, USA); and 50 degrees N, 14 degrees E (near Nizbor, Czech Republic).

And a personal favorite: Jet Lag Travel
Almost credible spoof travel guides to almost real destinations. First in the series are Molvania, and Phaic Tan. Look out for guides to Gastronesia, Sherpastan or Costa del Porn where "most hotels feature 180 degree views of the hotel in front of them".

-- Boston Creamed

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