Monday, 8 January 2018

Yes, we does

As sure as early January days are the runs at the Tickpleaser residence up on Gießhübl. One of the usual features of these winter runs is snow, ice and Chili Con Carne afterwards. The Chili was to-days special for the On After, snow and ice were absent in favour of a bit of mud (not too much actually).
The title of this post has been pointed out to me by the Cardinal Munk, OVH and refers to this piece of music.


The bare truth and nothing else, as seen on an Hungarian street market 


With the help of CoHares Mind the Gap, No Balls Prize and Squeeze Box Mama (Chili Hare) a picturesque run was successfully squeezed out of that area, showing the inevitable ascents, runners and some walkers parts, no song stop but a further and rather steep climb up the hill to get to the Salzstanglspitz (with an altitude of 535 m). I was starting to doubt the promised beer or should I say Schnaps Stop but have to admit that the reward came in plenty and in form of glorious Bailoni Wachauer Gold-Marillenlikör. YUM! Good stuff for sure. After the circle with second rate beer (apart from two cans of Löwenbräu which I stole immediately), it was on to two pots of first class Chili (meat and veggie alike).

Heading out! 

Run panorama provided by Primadonna. Thanks for that.

Relive 'Afternoon Jan 7th'

Up, Up and away

AGM Day (Annual Grand Meeting or AGPU - Annual Grand Piss up - that's how we referred to it in the golden days (?) of the Paris Hash. Also some sort of a Farewell for the Grand Meister Multiple Entry, who like a false Canadian Dollar kept coming back and forth from different angles of the globe to Vindobona, eventually to take over the esteemed leadership of the World's Worst three years ago. And the guy who institutionalised the TGIF and S.H.I.T. events here.  On his final run he was up to set a traditional AGM day run starting off from our very own Hash House, the Gösser Bierinsel in the Prater. The whole Prater forest, a vast green area near the city centre is an ideal place for running and drinking (remember that the Schweizerhaus is just a few kilometres away from the Hash House in the Wurstelprater).

AGM days runs are also a rare occasion to see Mohair Richard Kopf, OVH actually set a run. Well, he is the regular master of ceremonies in the World'S Worst circle after the runs, so there is no real complaint here. As mostly, I am proud to present a few selected pics from the Moron Brothers Inc. (for incompetent) photosite.

Would you entrust your beers to these Gents?

As always, our friends from the Gösser Bierinsel did reserve the main room for us.




HA!

Important results of the AGM were the election of Casting Couch as Grand Mattress (congrats!), the resignation and departure of Multiple Entry (thanks for all your work Chief!) and the change of the Sunday run starting time from two thirty PM to two PM (that makes sense in the winter). As usual, accompaniment by copious quantities of Gösser Beer.


Well...





Saturday, 6 January 2018

Walking

We started the Wino Walk in 2002 and over the years we have come around a bit, thereby mainly staying in the area south of Vienna which is the Thermenregion (indeed, once upon a time this used to be a volcanic area). 17 walkers and no kids found their way to Baden and, after eventually picking up Tickpleaser, Casting Couch and Two Bob somewhere along the route ze overall direction was getting to Sooß, neighbouring village to Baden renowned for their good red wines. (At one time during an annual event called "Winzerwandern" there were 35 partaking winemakers just along the main road in Sooß, winedrinkers heaven!).


Wino walkers in 2018 


Two casual hours later we arrived in Sooß and had pleasant lunch at the "Heurigengalerie", nice place with tasty wines. Getting en route back to Baden within the vineyards was leading straight to a second and final watering hole, the Heurigen Zierer (again, great wines!) with a few traitors preferring to dine at a Gasthaus next door. Foggy day and pleasant company, we hope that fun was had by all who came along.


To-days special pointed out by some well known Hasher







via GIPHY

Thursday, 4 January 2018

Figure of Eight and Red Dress Run Pics

The new year arrived with lots of historic dates to commemorate. There were reports about an interesting book presentation in that respect. In November there will be the 100th anniversary of the Ostrich republic to celebrate, before that, there are a few other historic years to remember, all ending with the figure of eight. Interesting parallel that the Mother Hash had been founded in 1938 as well (Diamond Jubilee is coming up later this year).

Coming back in brief to the Red Dress Run, pics have been published by My Pint (and you can see all 136 of them here). The usual year after year pic looks as being proudly presented here:

Red Dress run 2017








Nothing beats hard work
So, lace up and get to it
Your future awaits
(Hash Haiku, found on the Internet)