Run 846 – Paris Gaité – Hare Just Stupid
November 11, 2013 by Paris Hash House Harriers
Encouraged by the bright blue sky in the morning, our Hare Just Stupid enthusiastically laid a nice trail for a run on the South side.
We were all hesitating before coming if we had to take short or long sleeves, a pair of sunglasses, might be some sun tan oil …..
But we finally opted for K Ways, jackets, caps and bonnets as we regrouped near Metro Gaite in Paris under the pouring rain . A few visitors from Colorado, Habaneco Boner and from Nyc, Maverick and long term returnee Ball bearing with newcomers Just Christophe and Just Vincent joined the pack of regular hashers .
After due instructions , we headed to the place of Catalogne to admire the Ricardo Boffill neoclassic building
Then we began to snake in and out through corridors, “passerelles” and we visited most of the kindergartens of the 14th arrondissement.We were supposed to head South but we took rue de l’Ouest !!! which was heading south by the way. Understand it who may.
It became more and more confused as the pouring rain was relentlessly washing away flour boobs and chalk arrows, so in this configuration just follow the hare as it turned to be a live trail by several occasions.
I do not know by which miracle we arrived in Parc Montsouris where Just Stupid had the stupid idea of laying the trail with flour in the gutter , so we improvised somewhat before reaching the beer stop sign and join the walkers led by Sleeping Sex and Speedy who generously found the precious liquid before us .
Poetic pause to admire the autumn landscape , quench our thirst , comment on our RA Bender desperate efforts to stop the rain but anyway as you see on this group picture , we are still smiling at you lazy bastards who prefer go shopping in heated shopping malls or worse, lounge in your sofa watching soap TV shows.
As we were quite far south of the starting point, we remembered that the sunny weather of the morning gave some fresh blood to our almost retired but still young looking hare. The pack followed at some distance the FRBs Saving Private Ryan and Le Coq Sportif recently released from Ukraine and Romanian hard labor camps.
And we headed north to the On In sign in a tiny square rue Vercingetorix to proceed to the celebrations.
Our RA Bender took command of the circle to welcome the virgin Just Christophe , the visitors Maverick and Habaneco Boner and Long term returnees . Walkers were punished for walking , our Hare for stupid laying trail in gutters, Bender for disaster weather conditions but the pack regained confidence in his religious guide as it did not rain during the circle until the Hash hymn.
Sleeping Sex accused Saving Ryan Private, Running Commentary, Le Coq Sportif , Ball bearing , 3x a Lady for not haring a trail recently .
Should I put this list of names in the Upcoming run page ???? We were on the point of closing the ceremony with the last verse of the Hash Hymn when Shaggy showed his rosy cheeks with embarrassed explanations of being so late despite taking the good train . Time to honour the buffet provided by 3X a lady & Sleeping Sex and Côtes du Rhone from your GM, not to mention Beer from Speedy.
No need to go far South to spend some good time !
NB : Hummer, sorry, I got your call too late to join us for the On In, my phone battery was mismanagingly empty , see you next time in Paris.
The Anarchist .