The Bois de Vincennes and its Daumesnil lake is a traditional rendez vous for Kermit la Grenouille alias the Frog
I just arrived a quarter to two to avoid last run misbehaviour but the Hare and I had to wait a quarter past two and a sudden shower for the beginning of the pack showing . Happily our RA for the day Ooh La Lah came , and rain stopped joined by Song Master Bender plus a couple of future miscreants of the Day.
Following Just Stupid instructions off for UK your GM collected the cash but as this is not my official duty I got no purse and choose my wife’s Just Dom bottom to hide the precious dough. A first sex infringement before the start but it was so tempting anyway.
We were about to circle up when a frail figure from the Middle Kingdom kindly asking for the Paris Hash and we welcome her to join us . Your GM offered the hospitality of this car to turn this young lady with Gucci glasses and leather bag into a Harriette from ChengDu, “la ville des hibiscus”.
Ooh La la opened the circle.
Kermit just disembarking from Kinabalu, Malaysia, then started to teach us the art of laying a trail in the urban jungle by explaining us the key difference between an arrow and A HHHarrow not to get lost in the supposed local hostile neighbourhood of Bois de Vincennes.
For the uneducated runners A HHHarow is simply an arrow with a H sign at the beginning H——> leading to a variety of pole checks for the Men, boobies check for the ladies and truncated pole for undetermined sex. HV and RIP , will explain later, were also part of this new group adventure.
And On On we went, starting by a ladies check , the good trail was just straight forward and another pole check just 50 meters afterwards . The Group was wondering if this would turn in a nice jog around the lake Daumesnil.
Then it got really worse when flour signs began to spread every 50m then 100m then 200 m with u turn without notices . Happily no false trails to fool the FRBs but we had to run in every direction anyway at each checkpoint.
The Bois de Vincennes was not big enough so our Hare conveyed the pack on the boulevard des Marechaux , chasing Harrows moistering from the morning dew and sometimes hidden by cars on the opposite pavement of the trail . Then we plunged in the Coulée verte to finally get stucked in a cul-de-sac for a well deserved Beer Stop.
We had the choice for short or a long trail for the return and frantically choose the long one and missed the Hash view on the ST but got the RIP Rest in peace sign for an obscure cantonnier who was killed in 1914 by two Frenchmen crashing their plane during a storm. Paix à son âme. ..
An the On In sign to St Maurice appeared after nearly two hours but we kept regrouped till the end due to the talent of our hare. Well done Kermit .
RA for the day Ooh La lah opened the circle and the GM and the pack honoured the hare before the ritual began.
Just Qing Qing ( pronounce tchiin ) was introduced to the group but had a 2nd down down for wearing a cap, and Speedy for his limousine driver offficial gear. Just Qing promised to come soon as she is studying in Paris.
Quite a lot of returnees Just Dominique in elegant Sport Babe outfit, What’s your Name, All in One , Up n Under and Sharp Shooter .
and no hash gear for the same, no surprise they almost forgot there is a famous Hash in Paris every other Saturday, spread the word ………. , for Just Dom, What’s your name , All in One, Sharp Shooter and Speedy but for the good cause he managed to join he pack with its precious beer “cargaison” for the On In despite being at Roissy airport when we were starting . This is real devotion to the hash !
Ooh La Lah was punished for hiding a mark under his foot and was joined by All in One, The Anarchist and Running commentary for apparently short cutting by taking the short trail which revealed as a false accusation from Bender and Kermit who joined the miscreants in the middle.
Kermit was honoured again for his talent of laying a clear trail and fooling us with his Harrows .
Sex accusations conclude the circle with your GM and Just Dom for an uncalled-for hand , Just Qing and your GM again for private strip show in his car ….
Time for hash bouffe hosted by the Anarchist and beer by Speedy the official beer master.
You missed a good one for the Long term absentees .