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Every Hasher Loves a Bimbo!

Bimbo by Day

I’ve known Bimbo by Day for eleven or twelve years now. I first hashed with her in San Diego. A year or two later she moved to Tucson and our gang’s been hashing with her every week since. Even so, for a long time we thought of her as a San Diego hasher. But last year, when she started talking seriously about moving back to San Diego, we suddenly started thinking of her as a Tucson hasher and realized how much we were going to miss her.

In addition to hashing and partying with Bimbo by Day, I’ve worked with her on various mismanagement planning committees, scouted and set more trails than I can remember, and for the past few years have been the religious adviser to the bicycle hash she founded and is grand master of, the Pedalfiles H3.

You know how in any hash there are four or five members who keep things going? Who can be counted on to hare, to come up with on-after ideas, to help organize special events? Bimbo by Day is one of those — all the more reason I’m going to miss her, along with every other Tucson hasher.

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Bimbo, when & where was your first hash?

San Diego, California, in 1991. I hashed a few times then dropped out of sight when I got married and had two children. I began hashing again in 1997 and have been hashing regularly ever since.

How did you find the hash, or did the hash find you?

I had friends who told me about this drinking club with a running problem. I right away thought that was the thing for me!

How did you get your hash name?

I’m blonde, okay Bimbo . . . several things actually. There was already a Bimbo in San Diego and even though he no longer lived there, we could not name me the same thing. When asked what I am by day and night, I said Bimbo by Day and night . . . thus the name Bimbo by Day. When I started hashing in Tucson, the jHavelina H3 tried to name me but decided that Bimbo by Day was a most suitable name. North County H3 asked me if they could rename me 5 or 6 years ago as well. Bimbo by Day will always be my hash name.

When & where was your first away hash?

North-South Intercourse 1999 I think.

Where have you hashed?

Sweden, Denmark, Germany, Amsterdam, Switzerland, Spain, England, Scotland, Wales, Mexico, Canada and a few other places I’m sure I’m forgetting to mention plus several of US cities.

Are there places you haven’t hashed but would like to?

Italy. The Stockholm hashers had told me that the Milan Hash was exceptional. I think they are a credible source.

Are there places where you wouldn’t consider hashing?

No, I love a challenge!

If you could pick the location of a future InterHash, where would it be, and why?

Munich, Germany. I did the Oktoberfest hash several years ago and it’s a great city for hashing and for beer lovers. Life revolves around beer there so I think every hasher should visit Munich during their lifetime.

Do you have any favorite haring techniques?

Making sure hashers don’t get lost!

What’s the best thing that ever happened to you at a hash?

It’s all good!

What’s the worst thing that ever happened to you at a hash?

When hashers who have various opinions of things or other hashers cause drama within a hash.

What’s the most dangerous trail you’ve done?

Humpin’ Hash – Box Canyon north San Diego County.

What’s the most memorable trail you’ve done?

The two most memorable were the Iguana trail at IAH Puerto Vallarta and the trails at IAH2009 starting from the top of one of the ski lifts in Winter Park, Colorado. I smile every time I recall both of those trails. Just spectacular.

What’s your favorite hashing event?

InterAmericas Hash.

What’s been your most remarkable hashing experience?

Hashing in China with the Beijing Hash through the Temple of Heaven right after the Great Wall Marathon.

What is the strangest thing you’ve ever used, or seen used, to mark trail?

Raisins and oatmeal.

Do you have an anthrax/mysterious white powder story?

When laying a trail in Oro Valley, Arizona, having a neighbor call the police because they saw white flour on the ground. The cop was cool about it when I explained I was laying a running trail with flour.

What do you most love about hashing? What keeps you coming back?

I love running of course but it’s all the great people that keeps me coming back. Most hashers are really genuine and truly love to have a good time.

What part of hashing could you do without (if anything)?

I’m not big on nudity anymore but it doesn’t bother me if others still want to go for it.

Have your attitudes toward hashing or hashers changed over the years?

No, can’t say they have. I try to keep an open mind.

Has hashing affected your personal or professional life (for good or ill)?

It’s enhanced my personal life because I’ve made so many friends that I associate with outside of doing a trail.

Do you tell everyone you meet about the hash, or only people you think might become good hashers?

I only mention it to those I think would make real hashers.

Is there anything you think all hashers should believe in?

That it’s all about the common good of hashers and all about having a good time together.

What do you think you’ve contributed to hashing?

I founded a hash in October 2006 so I’ve joined the ranks of being a Hash Founder.

What’s in your hashing future?

I hope to return back to California within a year or so. I also plan on attending IAH 2011, San Diego Red Dress and the Humpin’ Campout.

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