Monday, May 18, 2009

Red Dress Runner spots Beer Near, Naples


Red Dress Runner spots Beer Near, originally uploaded by - di.

There's a whole terminology that goes with Hash House Running ... beer near is just one of many.

Don't even ask me to tell you what a WBF is ...

8 comments:

furiousBall said...

what is a WBF?

(sorry, i never listen well)

<-- plonker

Di Mackey said...

Dear favourite plonker, I really can't say as one of the words is a bad word however I will email you regarding said bad work ;) Hey, you would so love this hashing thing I think.

Lydia said...

I'm truly confused. What is hashing and does it involve men in skirts?

You know the famous blog BoingBoing? I swear this shot could get featured there and be seen by millions of people! Up at the top left of the page there is a "Suggest Links" tab. I looked and they need more information about the shot than I can give. It's now up to you.....

Di Mackey said...

It's a long explanation for another time I think. I'm sweltering in a hot muggy Napoli night, completely without the brain function to explain, Lydia :)

donna said...

See lots of info here:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hash_House_Harriers

A common special event is the Red Dress Run, and is held annually by individual kennels. According to hasher lore, a newcomer in San Diego was invited to a hash run. Unbeknownst to her, it was a running group, and she attended the run in a red dress instead of running clothes. Upon being mocked for wearing such an outfit, she ran the trail anyway. Other hashers began wearing red dresses as a joke, and the tradition soon became an annual event that spread across the world. The point of the run is that all participants (both sexes) don red dresses of various sorts. The Red Dress Run is typically the largest event organized by a kennel in a given year, with attendance topping 2,000 in San Diego, and 600 in Washington, D.C..

Red Dress Runs are traditionally used as charity fundraisers, although the hash itself is not per-se a charitable body.

Di Mackey said...

Hey thank you, Donna. I knew it was charity and an annual event but didn't know of hash lore ... and forgot to give more details here :)

distracted by shiny objects said...

Nice gams:>)

Di Mackey said...

Gams .... it took me ages but it just came to me tonight as to what 'gams' are. :)