Fun weekend of hashing, even factoring in the fall onto rocks Friday night I suffered, and getting scratched above the left eye yesterday.

Opened the M6’s trunk after arriving at my dentist’s office this morning to find a yellow jackets crawling around my hash shoes. Hoping it was just waking up and that when I threw the bag on which it was crawling that I released it into the world.

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47 Responses to 2018-08-27

  1. Also hoping that feeling of impending poison ivy is a false feeling.

  2. I get to see a new type of specialist, a root canal specialist! Oh boy!

  3. Stacy Fox says:

    Okay, what is up with all the root canals lately? Not just you. But honestly, every one I know is getting a root canal. Is this the new “go to” procedure? It just seems more and more common these days –so much so that I’m beginning to doubt some of these diagnoses and am starting to think it’s more a money making scheme. (I friggin’ loathe our health care system)

    Nice weekend for me. Dinner party Friday, Westside Beltline and Lean Draft House on Saturday, popsicle tasting in Decatur on Sunday. All the pics on the I’gram, of course. I am really considering going to the hash tonight (Oops with a pool ending…hmmm. wherever could that be?) ;-)… but I’m also really considering just vegging out tonight as well.

    • If not for the pain I would be highly skeptical in my case.

      I have hash clothes, wait some hash clothes, packed. I don’t have good Tigard and forgot arm covers. I am playing it by ear given that I have hashed the past three days.

      Was Lean Draft House good?

      • Stacy Fox says:

        It was! And the service was spectacular. I would definitely go back. It’s super perfect that the Beltline literally starts *right there* too. I need to go back and explore more of it.

        A little tip for anyone going: they have a little parking lot in the back. It looks like you’re parking at the car wash, but it’s really for them. I was there an hour before they opened and managed a street spot, but those filled up fast!

    • barb says:

      it does seem a lot of root canals these days, but – could it be our age?
      our teeth are getting older?

  4. Steve says:

    I got a couple rides in this weekend.. felt like crap for both, but I did them. Got plenty of mowing done and a few other chores.

    We had a HUUGE crowd at the kickoff party Saturday evening. 180 folks who ate our hamburgers and hot dogs. Hopefully some of these folks will actually come out and work.

    Apparently, Wheelhopper yesterday was a cluster?


    • barb says:

      Dean (Jack@ss) sent me a cryptic text about Wheelhopper, but we were at Chastain, so I have no idea what happened.

      • Steve says:

        He posted something on FB, then I think he pulled it down. Something about Zoltan and leaving a virgin on the side of the road with a flat, trail not marked well, other whiny stuff. Grow up… it’s a hash.

        • Stacy Fox says:

          Honestly though? Leaving someone on trail, especially a newbie? With a FLAT? That’s bullshit. That’s the kind of hash behavior that stopped me from hashing for a long time.

        • Agree with Stacy. Hashers need to look out for one another, not turn the other cheek, especially since we put ourselves in situations which may not always be considers to be “wise”.

        • Barb says:

          I’m with you Stacy – you don’t leave someone stranded. Even if you can’t fix it – you stay with them until someone can be found to help.
          I always hash with my phone anymore – you just can never tell when you may need help.

          • Steve says:

            I don’t disagree, but the whole post seemed a bit whiny, which might be why he pulled it down.

          • Stacy Fox says:

            Yeah, remember when we used to get called out for technology on trail? Ha! What a lame rule. The safest thing we could have with us and we made it “wrong” to do. So silly.

      • bob says:

        Dean called me last night all wound up about the hash. Apparently someone was left behind and he had to get on to Scratch n Sniff to go out and look. The trail markings were not up to his standards either. I think he just needed to vent, have a beer, and get over it.
        Although, wheelhopper did turn in to a bike race a long time ago. There is no group mentality to get to the end any more. They probably need to have the hares assign a sweeper for at least short trail. May also need to start assigning a “buddy” to new hashers. I remember my first hash I was assigned to Ouch to make sure I made it to the end.
        Then again, it is a hash. You pay your money and you take your chances.

  5. Barb says:

    Camping was a good time – glad we got the camper out – it needed some TLC – so we spent the afternoon yesterday cleaning it when we got home. We didn’t have it covered for the past few months, it was filthy!

    Chastain was a good time – and Bonnie- everyone really does pay attention to the music – you could tell because everyone thinks they need to record it with their phones! (that so annoys me).
    Tommy Tutone has 1 song, but played 4. Greg Kihn has 2 songs, he played 5, 1 new one – he’s got a new album.
    Loverboy sounded great – seems to be all the original guys, they were very fun. Mike Reno sounds better than he looks.
    Rick Springfield can rock it still – he’s 69 (he made us sing him happy birthday).
    I thought he’d try to test the 10:59:59 rule – he made many references to bothering the rich neighbors with his loud music – but he was done at 10:30. He’s got a new album coming out too.

    • I told Glory Mole (aka Bonnie) yesterday that I will remember this camping weekend as if it were three back-to-back daily events since the cast of characters changed each day.

  6. Bonnie says:

    This mouth of mine is familiar with the root canal. Ugh. If we both end up hashing tonight, I could bring you a pair of my arm covers to borrow.

  7. And in sports news, la Vuelta started this weekend and I intend to catch up today; Bundesliga started this weekend too and my Werder Bremen squad played to a 1-1 draw at home against Hannover 96.

    • Steve says:

      I really need to find a link to the commissaires communique, as the president of the jury is Wayne “I never met a fine I didn’t like” Palmario.

  8. ITP Lurker says:

    Ran my first 5K in a couple of years this weekend. First time out after wrecking my knee running on a trail at Sweetwater Creek. At least I was doing some thing fun when I did my knee in.

    I trashed it so bad I’ve been terrified to test it, but all went well. I can still run a 10 minute mile, which has long been my personal base line. I’ve been severely unhappy with my body as of late (muscle aches from my flight-or-flight instincts being jammed on for life), but my 5K time made me happy. Extended PT helped me recover my knee (I’ve heard too many horror stories about knee surgery) and I’m glad I finally tested my knee. I’ve always been an inconsistent runner, sometimes the Peachtree would be my only run of the year.

    • Steve says:

      Good for you. I have to drag myself out for a run/walk and it pains me (mentally). Where is the guy who ran 2 marathons? And now I can’t run 5k without several walk breaks. I guess I can get it back, but damn…

      • ITP Lurker says:

        I hear ya. Use it or lose it? ¯\_(ツ)_/¯

        I’ve been pretty sore the past couple of days, but at least I have a plausible reason for a change. 🙂

    • Stacy Fox says:

      Woo hoo! Congrats, Lurker. I’ve “done” 5Ks but never really *ran* them. Maybe I can take some inspiration from you.

      • ITP Lurker says:

        Thank you, Stacy. 🙂 If you’ve never “run” a 5K, there’s probably something protective happening in your brain that keeps you from trying. It’s definitely not for everyone.

      • I have never run a 5k. “Back in the day” when I was younger and much thinner I was never a speedy runner, so the shortest distance I ever registered for was an 8k.

        • ITP Lurker says:

          I prefer 10Ks, but this 5K was in my neighborhood, and benefits the park. I ran a half-marathon once, and I don’t think at this point a full marathon will ever be in my grasp.

          • Steve says:

            For many years I thought the same thing. A half was a fairly easy distance that didn’t require a bunch more running than I was already doing. Sadly, I was lulled into a sense of “well, hell, a half is easy, why not try a full.” And I was sort of hanging with some of those “ultra” people… bad influences.

          • Barb says:

            back in the day (when I was attempting to be a runner) I did some 5Ks, 10Ks and the Tybee Half. That was the most miserable flat course, and you could see people a head of you 1 street or 2 over, I just wanted to short cut!
            But- then my back started really bothering me, and it was have surgery or quit running. Impact is quite painful of you have a bad disc. So I quit running, haven’t really missed it, I never really enjoyed it.

  9. HamWithCam says:

    Root canals suck.
    (“Oh, does that hurt?”)
    I’ve had my share.
    OK, more than my share.
    My “root canal” guy in Decatur is super high tech. Nice guy too.
    Let me know if you need a referral.

    Please remind me, when is the much-rumored OK Cafe lunch deal?
    My social calendar is filling up quickly. 🙂

    In other news, our beloved cat, Chester (P. Kitty) of almost 17 years, died over the weekend. Chester had significant ups and downs lately but we just took him to the vet Friday evening and the outlook was positive. However, he slipped away as Jan rushed him back to the vet Saturday morning. RIP Chester. I think I still see him peering around the corner.


    • Sorry to hear about Chester.

      My dentist gave me a referral, I will be calling tomorrow. I’ll let you know if I’d like your contact info.

      OK Café lunch is this Thursday. What time works best, noon? Ham, if you are going to do a pickup can Bonnie join the ride?

      • Stacy Fox says:

        I’m really sorry to hear about Chester. 🙁

        I’m also probably going to have to be out for lunch. I forgot that it’s DragonCon time this week. If I try to drive anywhere mid-day, it’s going to be a nightmare getting back downtown and finding a parking spot again.

        It’s weird…I always thought it was just a weekend thing (F-Su) but I know a ton of people who start Wednesdays these days. Thursdays are a serious cluster too.

    • ITP Lurker says:

      Condolences on your loss. That’s a good long run for a pet. I’m sometimes pretty convinced of sometimes seeing a ghost cat on my stairs out of the corner of my eye. Could be one of a couple suspects at this point.

  10. HamWithCam says:

    The HamWithCam mobile (orange 2004 Honda Element) can accommodate 4 total, 3 + me. One additional on the roof racks, if I bring enough rope.

    Arriving OK Cafe 11:30am-ish would work best, given the potential size of the party. Ideally, I’d make the pick-up, say…11:00-ish? Is that what we did before? That should get us down the road and to OK Cafe before the bolk of the group.

    I’m flexible, just give me the details…what time, where and for whom to look.

    73 de JG/HamithCam

  11. Apparently Bean and Hand Tossed have caused a commotion in Glory Mole’s neighborhood; their trail started at the Glenwood Park Kroger. People calling 911 seeing white powder they thought was rat poison.

    I think decades of police television and paranoia over “terrorist attacks” have turned people into nervous nellies.

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