Sunday, January 31, 2010
While The Online Scum usually concerns itself only with hashing matters, every once in a while a non-hashing story comes along that we feel is so potentially important to our readership that we feel compelled to publish it. Here is one yesterday from the New York Times.
Don't Become Happier Than Your Wife
If you are happier than your wife, you may be at greater risk of divorce.
That is the main takeaway from a new working paper looking at happiness and divorce rates in Australia. From the abstract:
Controlling for the level of life satisfaction of spouses, we find that a higher satisfaction gap, even in the first year of marriage, increases the likelihood of a future separation. We interpret this as the effect of comparisons of well-being between spouses, i.e. aversion to unequal sharing of well being inside couples. … [C]ouples are more likely to breakup when the difference in life satisfaction is unfavorable to the wife. The information available in the Australian survey reveals that divorces are indeed predominantly initiated by women, and importantly, by women who are unhappier than their husband.
Thursday, January 28, 2010
Misdirections: From the Ko Yo intersection take the new Hatyai road for about 8km. Do a u-turn and go back about 800m to the runsite at a no-name restaurant, about 50m in on the left. Run starts around 7 o'clock. Bring a handlight and some beer (although full moon beer will be on sale at 3 cans for 100 Baht) but not food which we should buy from the restaurant.
Songkhla H3 on Saturday is at the same run site as last Saturday. Details are:
SH3 run # 1494, January 30th, 4:00 p.m.
Hares: Only a Yolk and Egghead
Misdirections: From the Ko Yo Intersection take the new Yala road for 3.5k to the run site on the left.
There is no official Hatyai H3 run this weekend as we will be joining Union H3 for their 150th run party on Sunday. If you haven't already booked a ticket, see Sex Sprinter tonight at the full moon run or on Saturday. 150 Baht gets you a run, food and beer and who knows what else. The run is due to start at 3:00 p.m. and the run site is about 7k down Th. Poonakan from Wat Keow Kloy (Old Hatyai road 4.6k, left 8k, turn right) on the left, in one of the new Moobahns.
Finally there's a quiz nite at the Office Bar on Friday (29th January at 8'ish) when the shadowy figure of Teacher Mick will be taking on all comers. All proceeds go to the orphanage so come along and support this worthy cause (and you can support Stickyand Beaver as well as they stumble through the intellectual jungle or just get pissed and depraved as usual)
Wednesday, January 27, 2010
Misdirections: From Koh Yaw intersection take the New Hatyai Rd. about 8km. Do a u-turn and go back about 800m to runsite/restaurant, about 50m in on the left. Be there by 6:30 and we'll run around 7.
Monday, January 25, 2010
Following the unexpected success of our first hill walk, up Khao Luang a couple years ago, it looks like the stars may be finally aligning for another one. This time our plan is to hike the ridge between Phattalung/Songkhla and Satun. Easier walking and maybe better views. Tentative dates are April 14-16.
Most of you have heard about this by now, but if you haven't and you're interested, let us know.
Sunday, January 24, 2010
Notable events occurring were the big blow out suffered by the beer truck which sent Stick Insect off to the rescue, returning with half the pack and the wrong eskie; he left the one with the beer on the beer truck, a misdeed which under normal circumstances would probably have invoked the wrath of sole BTG Knackerwurst but for the fact that he is suffering from the after effects of an attack by Rotweiler, or should that be a rotweiler. Anyway, needless to say the Tiger brewery has laid off half its workforce until he is fully recovered.
Also returning yesterday after a five-year absence was Balls in the Air who brought along Ann, who is apparently some relation to Conebrain, as a new runner, the GM, back after a briefer absence, and much to everyone's relief, Hand Job scotching persistent rumours that Beaver had had another attack of Imtooyoungtosettledownyetitis.
Failing to return - on time at least, were Schmuckme Witherspoon, Tau Hu Yee and Phone Sex who managed to evade the ministrations of the sweeping hare and were headed for the Old Yala road when they realised they were off paper. Schukme etc. was iced for his transgession not least because he was carrying a mobile phone at the time (no sin in that!) but had the thing turned on to silent mode to avoid calls from the Klingon from Daeng's bar, so could not be contacted as the hares prepared to mount an expensive search and rescue operation. Derrrr!
City Tits finally got her mug for 950 runs and is now set to hit 1000 runs later this year, more or less at the time of our birthday. After Ours (600 runs) and R2D2 (150 runs) kept her company.
We'll be back at the same runsite this week to do the run which the technical assistant had prepared for last week, but, well, that's Thai women for you!
Friday, January 22, 2010
Run # 1493, Saturday January 23rd 2010, 4:00 p.m.
Hares: Knob Gobling and Only a Yolk
Misdirections: From the Ko Yo intersection take the new Yala road for 3.5k to the run site on the left.
HH3’s run on Sunday (24th January: 4:00 p.m.) is being set by Sex Printer and Toy Boy. The run site is at Ban Nai Lai: from the Ko Yo intersection take the old Hatyai road for 4.6k; turn left for 8k then right into Thanon Poonakan and go anything between 5 and 8k until you see the hash sign on the left. Follow that road until you see another hash sign at the run site.
Thursday, January 14, 2010
1. Hatyai Union Hash Run #150, Sunday, 31 January. The Union has shrunken and seems to be gradually re-uniting with the rest of us. B150 gets you food, beer, and, yes, we think, a t-shirt.
2. Songkhla Hash Run #1500, Saturday, 13 March. After exactly one and a half thousand runs, you'd think SH3 could do better than a crappy t-shirt celebrating Beavershot's 50th lay. Well, that's all you're getting. Plus some beer, probably. The good news: it's only B60.
3. Songkhla Hash Songkran Day Town Walk, Tuesday, 13 April. Songkran isn't a long weekend this year, so this will probably be just a stand-alone event. Beer, food, and, mais oui, a wet t-shirt, all for . . . well we don't know yet. But probably not too much.
Wednesday, January 13, 2010
This weeks Egg-free run details are:
Songkhla Hash House Harriers run# 1492, Saturday, January 16th 2010: 4:00 p.m.
Hares: Buk Toy and Sex Sprinter
Misdirections: From the Ko Yo intersection take the old Hatyai road for about 9k to the run site on the right.
The Hatyai H3 run on Sunday (January 17th) is being set by Scud and the run site is 'neath the True Moves tower on the new Hatyai road (8k from the Ko Yo intersection on the left). Run starts at 4:00 p.m.
If you want to register for the Union Hash 150th run and party on 31st January you can do so by speaking to Sex Sprinter at either of the runs this weekend: 150 Baht for SH3 and HH3 regulars covers the run, food, beer and entertainment.
Finally there is a quiz nite at the Office bar on Friday, January 15th. Stick Insect will be attempting to uphold the intellectual reputation of the Hash in the absence of the usual lightweights who support him. He shouldn't have much problem in seeing off what passes for opposition but he may feel lonely unless YOU go along and keep him company. All proceeds in aid of Songkhla Orphanage. Be there: 8:30 p.m.
Sunday, January 10, 2010
First runner back at 0:57, last back at 1:01. Only one dissenting voice about the length (Egghead: "I need at least 1:15"). Anyone else think it was too short? Our newest named runner, Grubscrew, got lost at the false trail you can see at the very bottom.
Lots more good country around this site . . . we'll be back.
Wednesday, January 6, 2010
Songkhla Hash Run #1491, 9 Jan. 2010, 4 pm. sharp
Misdirections: From Koh Yaw intersection take the Old Hatyai Rd. 4.6 km. Turn left and go 10.4 km (i.e. about 2.4 km past Wat Khao Kloi). Turn right and go 2 km to the runsite.
Monday, January 4, 2010
Between the usual delays and some especially moronic new ones (like the brainiac who drove his pickup into a ditch on the road to the runsite), the run didn't get under way till 5 pm. Which was a little worrisome since the hares had already admitted that it was a "longish" run and we had barely an hour of daylight ahead of us. But somehow everyone made it, and both the run and the ensuing circle back in town were classic Sadao stuff.
Evidently there will be at least a few more Sadao runs this year, perhaps even including a 7th anniversary event in a few months (?). So we humbly offer two suggestions for Rotten & Co:
1. Please announce and coordinate dates slightly more than 24 hours ahead of time. It worked this time because it was new year's, but Hatyai Hash deserves a little more consideration in future.
2. Please, please could we have at least one circle and dinner out at the reservoir? This is by far the loveliest little corner of Sadao (though I have to say that the sight of the garbage-strewn streets from my suite at the U House this morning was rather delightful), and it'd be nice to spend a bit of time out there rather than just swilling down a beer and jumping back onto the truck.