NYC H3 HASH #1351
December 13th, 2009
Start location: East Broadway and Canal St.
Hares: Dr Steve and Sorry, What?
On-In: East River Bar, Williamsburg
Scribe: Trader Blows
How I got suckered into doing the write-up is still a mystery, but it was only
a matter of time before I got cornered by Brittany, so here goes…
A sizeable pack gathered on the corner of East Broadway and Canal to
celebrate the festival of lights. Since it’s so much fun-akkah to celebrate
hanukkah… the turn out was surprising, considering it was pouring rain,
and cold. Dr Steve distributed the celebratory white yalmulkas and with the
words "The first mark is on the other side of the bridge", we were…. yes, I
said it, the first mark of the trail was about a mile and a half away. I guess
that’s how the jews do it. The bridge was terrible, cross-wind, rain in the
face, yalmulkas getting ripped off people’s heads and slowly sailing into the
East River… ahhhh.
On the Brooklyn side, we circled around south Williamsburg for a bit and
thankfully arrived at the On-In, where we ran into some colorful local folks
who, I believe, earlier in the day held a funeral for a bike lane!?! (http://gothamist.com/2009/12/14/cops_outnumber_cyclists_at_rainy_be.php)
Yes, there IS something in the water.
Without further ado, here are the down downs:
Hares – Dr. Steve and Sorry, What?
Visitor – Brigham Tongue from Boston H3
Virgins – Kathleen. Brigham Tongue made her come.
Stewa – Smashmouth award for carefully navigating the entire trail without
injury only to bust his ass at the on in while stretching.
Jess – A birthday down-down
Patrick – for going to the wrong start location.
There was a ceremonial menorah lighting with down-downees lighting each
of the candles. The last one, lit by Karma Sutra, was even accompanied by a
After the circle, Sorry, What? was seen guarding the menorah with her life
because, as she told me,
"You can’t put them out!"