Last night I took the girls shopping in Chinatown. They found the weird sayings on the t-shirts as amusing as I did (my favorite last night was a pink shirt with glitter hearts on it that said "Love Always in Action." As we were walking around after shopping, we noticed a man run frenetically by us and drop a small pile of flour on the ground. We then noticed that the man was wearing a red dress.
That was only sort of strange. Things got really surreal when about 10 minutes later, almost a hundred people came running by in red dresses, hunting the first man. The girls were transfixed. Nothing like this happens in Garland, Texas that's for sure. They took a bunch of pictures, and I'll add a few when I get home tonight. It was a fabulous moment to see how excited a little organized chaos (which San Francisco does so well) could make them.
By the way, I did a little google-fu, and found out that the runners were engaging in a practice called Hashing. The man running ahead was the Hare, and he leaves a small trail that the Harriers are supposed to follow, running all through the City. It looks like a lot of fun (and the folks running sure seemed to have a good time) and if I could run distance at all, I would totally be all over it.
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