Hash House Harriers Mix Booze With Exercise

Referring to themselves as a drinking club beset with a running problem, the Hash House Harriers navigate the running trails of South Florida. This they do thrice a week and these runners are called the hashers. Their running has been described as a fluid picnic with some light orienteering.

This practice has been traced to Malaysia in the late 1930s when the British colonial masters and the enlistees enjoyed a similar game. Known as the Hare and Hounds, they enjoyed this game as a way to have leisure after a tiring previous day. After sweating it out, they then retired to a restaurant. However, the meal offered at the restaurant was so uninteresting and unappetizing that they tagged the place a ‘hash house’. And something interesting came up.

For the colonial officers and the enlisted ones who were not supposed to mix, they gave themselves nicknames. The rest is now history as the tradition is maintained until today. In Palm Beach, the runners have selected some really catchy nicknames. Some of these include Return to Gender while some others like Anal Inspector and Climax by Night are more daring. All of the hashers make use of a pseudonym.

Anal Inspector confesses that he does not really know much about the other hashers but he can state that they enjoy running and guzzling on beer together. Anal Inspector happens to be one of the well-known faces in the beer-running clique. In addition to making use of nicknames, there are also a number of other signs that they make use of. A very popular one is ‘BN’, which stands for beer near.

It is also the hare who knows the precise outline of the route for running. At the start, a piece of chalk is thrown on the ground by the hare. The hare also marks trails on the bushes with toilet paper. After reaching two miles, the runners can enjoy a cooler full of chilling cold beers.

Burger Beast Brawl

burgerbrawlBe part of this gastronomic event on Friday – May 9. The Miami Lakes Auto Mall Burger Beast Burger is an outdoor event where all burger makers and lovers convene. This one day affair will start from 7 to 10 pm at the Magic City Casino. There will be a $50 all-inclusive ticket, wherein attendees can sample 20 burgerlicious delights from top burger vendors competing for the top prize. The attendees will also do the judging and will vote for the burger of their choice. This great outdoor event is open to all burger lovers 21 years of age and over.

16 Percent Rise in Miami Home Prices Since February

image of house and moneyThe latest index made by Standard & Poor’s Case-Shiller states that the values of Miami Real Estate have accelerated by 16 percent in February. The numbers have been derived by using calculation and comparing home values of February last year to the same month of this year.

In a closely analyzed report, counties such as Miami-Dade, Broward, and Palm Beach has registered its year-over-year gains behind just five others among 20 major metropolitan markets. When 20-city composite is taken into consideration, prices of homes in the nation have increased by 12.9 percent in February from a year earlier.

It was reported that the Miami prices are slowing down as a 0.2 percent decrease in the price levels of South Florida was found from January to February.

S&P Case-Shiller indices show a 16.5 percent increase in home prices in the 12 months ended in January which clearly states that the percent decreased by 0.5 percent when 12-month index shifted from January to February.

David M. Blitzer, the Chairman of the Index Committee at Standard & Poor’s Case-Shiller Dow Jones indices, said, “The financial system of the country will have to pay more attention on consumer spending and business investment than housing in five years of recovery from recession”.

S&P Case-Shiller calculates the resale value of properties that have been sold twice or more. Moreover, it shows the accurate appreciation or depreciation in value of the property. However, there is a 2-month difference in the report compared to what market value show.