Antarctica Dispatch

Journal of my Antarctic experience working to support the United States Antarctic Program.

Hash House Harriers


Last night I was introduced to the wonder of being a Hash House Harrier. If you don't know what that is, check out the link. It's more of a social mixer steeped with tradition, but it's also known as "A drinking club with a running problem." If you're into political correctness, you won't find it here, everything to the songs to the stories. All newbies are called 'Virgins', after the first 'run' you're called 'Just (your name)' until you get a name, like 'Farking Icehole', 'Inchworm', 'Trust Driver', etc.

Three of us ran outside all the way to where the passenger terminal stood, thinking we were on the right trail, when we came upon the 'UBF' sign. Well we headed back down the trail to pick it back up. Finally making it to the end 'On-In', where the 'Down Down' ceremony took place. Those of us with infractions had to drink out of a bedpan.

Oh and if you're wondering if we're all becoming alcoholics down here, let me set you straight, alcoholics go to meetings, we just get drunk.


At Friday, April 21, 2006 2:49:00 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Great to hear you had a hash run down on the underside of the world. I was surprised that they didn't have a hash at McMurdo! Maybe next year...
-Marty aka "Deep Throat" (because of my ability to burp loudly after down-downs)

At Friday, April 21, 2006 5:29:00 PM, Blogger Neal said...

I was a little embarrassed by my inability to chug. Maybe next time I'll find a way.

At Wednesday, July 19, 2006 4:53:00 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I was wondering how my neighbour could save a fortune on her credit cards. Now I too have the secret.


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