Saturday, 2 August 2008

New leaf - I am turning it over today

So today is the first post of the rest of my Blogging life. I have looked over my past entries and found they are too infrequent.
This little Harriette is about to start to 'really blog'

Here goes:
Crumbed veal today for lunch - and I am late getting it started.
The papers are talking loads about Chinese Government crimes against its people. The crushing weight of authority dictating how the Chinese must obey all laws, even the unwritten and implied laws. How you must behave, how you should be friendly how you must show feelings in public. Where you can go and not go, who you can call friend and who you can not. Which racial minority is the right racial minority.
I wonder if the Oz Olympic athletes should be counted as lucky or unlucky. They will face more rules about their behaviour than any other sporting teams, covering behaviour, movement, food and who they can talk to.
I don't expect to hear about any African athletes seeking asylum during these games....
Are we lucky or unlucky as a nation to have a new Mandarin speaking PM elected just before the games. Does a KRudd prime minister mean we will be required to 'save face' and turn up at the games and end up helping the Chinese promote their 'friendly sham?

Sunday, 10 February 2008

Protest! Protest! Protest!

10th Feb 2008
Where were the Balmain pack today? Great to see Old Hand there, we walked over together and raised a real ruckus. This was a great protest rally held today against the RTA's proposed second Iron Cove Bridge. I counted 1,000 people walking over the Iron Cove Bridge to a band and protest speaches from Tom Uren and other polies and locals speaking so well about the mad determination of the State Transport ministry to build a bridge that will only increase congestion through the inner west. I will post some pictures soon as I can.

Go to the No New Bridge Website for more information - Nympho

Saturday, 9 February 2008

Going Bollywood or OTT for a Hash event is hard work

There are a number of hard core Harriettes who frequently OTT for all our dress up events. They sure make a difference. But I want to see more. Captain Knockers looming tall over all of us and Ma Soup glides below most of us, both wearing a wig and mad make-up, Ace will have deicate jewels and the best colours, Klangers, Starboard and Hell Raiser all quietly wearing a witty interpretation of the night's theme. Boomerang, Minnie and Robin Hood giving OTT a new meaning. Cant wait for the Bollywood AGM. See you there.

Tuesday, 15 January 2008

Human Intelligence

Home made flotation device – $3.50

Electronic grilling element $59.00

Watching your husband hosting a “Death by BBQ” in your pool for his mates – priceless.


Teenagers in the News

Kiddies plastic coloured glasses $16.99

Community Fines to repair the damage $50,000.00

Knowing your son is a Bogan and has reached his life potential - priceless!

Thursday, 10 January 2008

The trick is to keep the pack together

There are too many Harriettes (old and new) that are forgetting that we come to a run to socialise. A strung out pack makes for a tiering and uneventful run. I find I can run further and easier when I have a lot of Harriettes with me to talk to. A pack running together will come back to the bucket smiling and praising the hare!

A gentle reminder:

First, recce the run. Find a location that would work for the time of year of your run – bush runs and runs off the beaten track work better during daylight savings, well lit suburban runs are better suited to the winter months. The On-On should be within walking distance from the bucket.

Look at the location on a map – work out roughly where you want the pack to go. Then you should run it once or twice to get the feel for the possible positions of on-backs, checks etc.

You may have heard of “Keeping the pack together” – How you ask?
Lots of On-Backs, Views, Hold-Checks, Checks and looped trails:

Use an on-back after a long run or single file track where the pack is likely to be spread out.
Loop the trail where you can during the run – that way the walkers seeing the front runners along a connecting street will be able to meet up with them (be careful you won’t have runners seeing another part of your trail by mistake). It is up to the Trail Mistress to help with this process.
Use a view for the pack to have a rest and look – asking for a hold on the view will also help
Lots of arrows – lots of them – if it is well marked it will keep the pack happy.

The pack is happier when they can finish together (1 hour max.) and get on with socialising at the bucket.
Don’t over stretch the run – better to have a well set shorter run than one that is too long just to include an interesting feature. A trail that loops and doubles back in a smaller area is better than a long run out and back in a single direction.

Remember - use lots of on-backs and even more checks, when you think you have enough - add one more check and on-back.

The Map:
* Please enlarge it
* Don’t draw the trail in black ink over the names of the roads (highlighter may be better)
* Try to keep your Checks on the map to correspond with check circles on the ground. If while setting the run you need to change the checks – then change it on the map. Have a few blank maps ready to re-draw the trail
* I would recommend a running cue sheet in addition to the map - it is especially helpful in winter when it is hard to read the map and street signs.
* Arrive early to show your map to the Trail Mistress and talk about it before the run.

For your first run, make friends with a seasoned Harriette in your area and ask her to be your co-hare. If you have chosen wisely, you will learn some of the fine points of setting a great run.

Wednesday, 9 January 2008

Hashers were arrested for bioterrorism - uptight cops thought flour trail was anthrax

August 2007 two hashers were arrested and were on a felony charge facing $50,000 fine and goal time after laying a flour trail near a shop in New Haven, Connecticut.

By September the charges were reduced but they were still required to do community service as punishment.

This has left a dust cloud of anger and trail of confusion. Read the article and comments:
Other news articles: and a wikipedia mention: would this happen here?

Back to work

7th Jan 2008
Well first day back at the desk and so much to do. Dust off my work space, toss the old chrissy cards and mouldy tea I left behind (yeuck). I try to get myself in the right mood to cope with my emails, maybe a coffee with work colleagues will help. Well now I'm too hyper to focus - damn. Water - that's a better idea, so to the kitchen for a refill (bugger the toxins in the plastic bottle).

I catch up with the crowd at the kitchen - loads of people managed to get away so it takes me a while to hear about everyone's holiday. Back at my desk I delete a few spam emails. Someone sends me a joke email - I have to open it and send back a thank you email. Now I need to go to the toilet (too much water....). I bump into someone who needs to tell me about their holiday. At my desk again and I get a few calls - two of them were for forgotten password - holiday was too long. I send them the info. I see someone passing by me with a few envelopes and realise that will probably have some snail-mail, so I go to the mail room and sure enough there are two christmas cards and a few bills. Oh Shit! they are overdue. I set up to pay them. I look at my watch, what do you know - its lunch time.

OK, I catch up with some colleagues for lunch. It wakes a while for everyone to get organised and fed so it is well into the afternoon. It was not a waste of time there were a load of good ideas expressed. No pen and paper with us so at my desk I try to write down what was said - then I send it to everyone for points that they remember, I re-edit it and this takes the rest of the afternoon. Some key people were not at the lunch so we really can't do anything with this until they get back from their holidays which will be next week. Now I am depressed so I go for an afternoon snack to cheer me up. I get back to my desk and get a call that our team afternoon tea to welcome everyone back to work is about to start. I schlep to the kitchen and tuck into another cake. Back at my desk - I have so much sugar in my system I can't see my computer screen.

That's it! I give up. I get on the bus and head home, I write in my diary.... "Well first day back..." - ONON Nympho