Run #1360 - The Biggest Collection of Turkeys West of Toronto
October 8, 2007
Hares: Knobslinger & Left Bun
Where: Knobby-Bun's Palace, 57 Edgeridge Close NW
On-In: Stranger & Sexcellent's Shack, 127 Hawkstone Place NW
Big Rock: BYOBR
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It was perhaps the biggest collection of turkeys west of Toronto. Or
since the latest Stamps' team photo. Or possibly since disgraced U.S.
sprinter-drug cheat-pathological liar Marion Jones looked in the mirror.
The hash turkeys flocked to Left Bun's and Knobby's NW Calgary home on a
sun-kissed fall Thanksgiving afternoon — the morning's chilly rain a
somewhat-dim memory — to wander up and down hills, through ravines and
wherever else the lengthy, lengthy trail took them.
There were no beer re-groups, except for one specially made for Green
Riders' fans — that means you, Sucks — in the middle of Country Hills
Boulevard, or possibly not.
The co-hares fooled long-time beer hounds Hardly and Skewbic, who
figured there may be beer anyway at the infamous gazebo, often used as a
hash beer-drinking location. But no such luck.
So hashers huffed and puffed through the trail, all as a prelude for the
scrumptious, delicious Turkey Day dinner at Stranger and Sexcellent's
house. It was indeed a day to give thanks. For instance:
- Skewbic was thankful that his one-year sentence, er, term as RA was
mercifully drawing to a close. The Horned One turned minimalist in his
final RA hours, eschewing the infamous horns and tacky jacket and even
the Magic Chicken. Just the facts, ma'am, just the facts — and let's
get business done. And it was.
- Beer Acolyte Clueless, the hottest BA in Western Canada and the
Northwest Territories, poured beer with her usual aplomb — all while
thinking about a possible ascendancy to the RA throne. She tried to keep
the jitters and butterflies inside, and not let it affect her
beer-pouring skills. Well done.
- The dinner hosts were thankful that Thanksgiving and the Grey Cup only
come once a year each. So with tons of food eaten and oodles of beer
drunk, the countdown to Grey Cup begins — chances are, without the
Stamps, of course.
- Knobby's always thankful it's football season, even if the Stamps were
sinking faster than a proverbial box of rocks. There's always the NFL.
- Cheap Whine was glad Dark Wing Duck Airlines has a late-evening,
non-stop flight from Calgary to Toronto, so she could partake in hash
festivities before heading to her sister's wedding in Hogtown. She was
having so much fun, she didn't have time to take a shower before getting
on the plane, not that her seatmates probably would mind all that much.
- Fourgasm was thankful for getting such a lovely name, and being able
to experience her first run with it. She was also happy it wasn't
Fivegasm or Sixgasm or Sevengasm, or something silly such as that.
- New hasher Darcy, who has the misfortune of being a friend of Cheap
Whine, was thankful that she wasn't completely horrified by her first
hash experience. Maybe she'll even return.
- Sucks, who blew off the run for something to do with preparing a
non-hash turkey, was most thankful there weren't more strawberries to
clean and slice. He actually managed to perform the task without
whacking off any of his fingers.
- The always-stylish Snow Plow the Fashion Maven was thankful she could
pull off wearing some sort of pink terry-cloth-like, bathrobe-looking
sweater that allegedly cost $40. She was also thankful to be celebrating
Thanksgiving in Canada, since that holiday doesn't make the Bulgarian
- Big Country was just thankful that Left Bun and Knobby agreed to serve
as co-hares. It would have looked pretty silly not to have a hash on
Thanksgiving, even if BC is American and isn't really up on customs in
the Great Big North.
- On a serious note, there was a toast to Kawky — mostly just because.
Happy Thanksgiving to one and all.
Duke of Hurl
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