When I lay trail, my inclination has always been to stay away from tricky stuff, to keep things simple. Two, maybe three checks per trail, no more than two BTs per check. And that’s about it. Of course I don’t always honor my own inclinations, and every now and then I’ll lay a checkback.
When I tell hashers about bashing they always want to know two things: how it differs from regular hashing and how much longer the trails are. I tell them it’s basically the same thing, and that trails take about as long to finish as regular trails … you’re still doing a 1½-2-hour trail; on foot [...]
Ha! Here’s a bit of 1980s hash nostalgia, a hand-typed and illustrated hare guide from the Hogtown H3, sent to me by Toronto hasher Rose eh.
From Rose eh’s accompanying letter: “This was before the internet and email … a fun, hashy read, when times were simpler, but no less beer and shiggy crazed, and [...]
The following emails were prompted by my recent (Not Really a) New Year’s Resolution post. The first one comes from Higgins in Belgium, and I’ve included my response (in blue):
I like your post and wonder to what extent what you’re experiencing locally is representative of the entire hashing community. Getting close to [...]
You’d of asked me yesterday afternoon, I’d have said “what hazards?” What could possibly go wrong with a pre-laid trail?
Repossess Me and Leave It to Beaver and I laid two trails yesterday, Repo & Beaver for the harriettes of Desert Divas H3, me for the harriers of Pima County Traditional H3. Our idea was [...]
Like many hashers, I’m interested in our origins and history. I read everything I can get my hands on. When I go to interhashes, I seek out experienced hashers and ask them for their take on things. I’ve swilled beer and talked trash with old-timers around the world, including Ian Cumming, Bill Panton, and Magic [...]
At yesterday’s Pima Independent Sunday Social Hash circle, I presided over two namings. By way of background, when I founded the PISS Hash one of my goals was to keep it from becoming a circle-centric hash. Short circles, minimal down-downs, no namings, BYOB. The PISS Hash is supposed to be all about the trail and [...]
Yesterday was the 6th anniversary of the Pima Independent Sunday Social Hash House Harriers. Pick’n’Flick and I founded the PISS in February 2003 to offer a simple family-friendly alternative to Tucson hashers.
Yesterday was our 64th hash. We meet once a month, and if you do the math you’ll see we’ve skipped a few months [...]