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I'm having one of my favorite dinners... cheap frozen pizza! sooo yummy! i noticed on the front of the box this big banner thing that said "Cook before serving" on it.

Who the hell would... eh, i wouldn't put it past humanity. go figure.

Went on a walk last night to this pond in the park where there are geese. I had some old bread to throw to them and it sounded like a good idea. There were cute fuzzy baby geese, about half the size of the adult ones, I wanted to feed them so I walked over to where they all were. Things got scary though... these geese aren't like normal birds who just find food and are happy to have it, they have a sense of entitlement to bread thrown out by park goers. So geese of all sizes and ages were closing in on me, some even hissing, and it didn't matter that i was throwing bread far away towards the water to lure them out there, they were going to eat me. it was nuts.

so... no more feeding geese for a while. i don't want them to know who i am, they could attack, and there's so many of them i don't think it'd hold up.

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spitefairy
May. 19th, 2004 03:28 pm (UTC)
Geese are probably the most vicious birds on the planet, forget the birds of prey, it's the geese to fear. They bite, hard.
feanelwa
May. 19th, 2004 03:38 pm (UTC)
Geese are worse than swans. Swans are vain enough that if you stand in mud they might give up.
spacefem
May. 19th, 2004 03:39 pm (UTC)
heh. there's this lake outside our office that usually has geese, but every so often some swans show up and two of them WILL clear the lake of geese. they're nuts, it's like their prime goal and they cannot rest until the geese are out of the water.
zonk
May. 19th, 2004 03:57 pm (UTC)
Happy birthday tomorrow.
tiwonge
May. 19th, 2004 03:59 pm (UTC)
I also notice that the frozen pizzas say that microwave cooking is not recommended.
stemware
May. 19th, 2004 05:19 pm (UTC)
There is a lake near my house and there is a restaurant on the lake.

One night, I went over there with my girlfriend at the time. We sat in the bar at the restaurant and ordered sandwiches. She only finished half of hers - a foot long sandwich.

After eating, we went outside and sat on the dock. Five ducks quickly became about fifty ducks and geese. The geese - we tossed bits of sandwich at them including beef and they gobbled it right down, including a chung that was about the size of a fist!

A few years back, I went out to the Hoover Dam and stood near the dam and fed ducks in a similar fashion. I tossed in pieces of muffins. Eventually, some big huge carp came over and started scaring off the ducks - at one point I tossed in a muffin the size of the fist and it got gobbled down in a similar fashion!
(Anonymous)
May. 19th, 2004 08:04 pm (UTC)
the same thing happened to me. there is a lake next to the mall in columbia md, with several really nice restaurants on the lake. i was eating dinner with my girlfriend... they kept telling us not to feed the geese, but we didn't listen. we were actually sitting at our table, besieged by geese. three waiters had to come out and do mortal battle with these geese for control of the restaurant.

we had to leave a big tip. i am soooo happy to know that we are not the only people to have been attacked by geese.

mlah (http://mlah.redpin.com)
stemware
May. 20th, 2004 06:08 am (UTC)
mlah?

I noticed when I was in Seville that the airport was half military, but the military part was mixed in with the civilian part :-)
stemware
May. 20th, 2004 06:08 am (UTC)
of course, if I respond to an anonymous commenter, they don't see the comment.
(Anonymous)
May. 20th, 2004 07:50 am (UTC)
i read here too. but we're getting off topic.... i'll comment on your site.

the canadian geese are heading back north. have mostly gone from here.

the geese are pretty to look at, so long as the stay 'over there' don't want them around me again. i think my girlfriend (ex) is still afraid of them...
fire_hazzard
May. 20th, 2004 09:24 am (UTC)
not to be a nitpick, but they are not Canadian geese, they are Canada geese... It's a common mistake.
ayte
May. 19th, 2004 07:51 pm (UTC)
When I was five my grandmother came into our town to watch me and my sisters while my mom had my younger brother. She took me to the local park where we fed the geese. I remember they were biting and tugging at her skirt. i decided geese are devils and haven't fed them since then.
amy0catherine
May. 19th, 2004 07:55 pm (UTC)
I was chased onto the top of a picnic table once by overzealous geese...needless to say I don't feed them anymore either!
nanikore
May. 20th, 2004 12:03 am (UTC)
So now you know about those geese.

Happy birthday!
darton
May. 20th, 2004 12:22 am (UTC)
Geese
We spend hundreds of dollars buying shotguns and blinds, trucks, dogs and everything else you need to hunt geese when all you really need is a loaf of bread and a baseball bat...Seriously though there are getting to be so many geese that they are destroying their breeding and nesting grounds in the far North. Plus they poop a whole lot.
angry_amy
May. 20th, 2004 04:24 am (UTC)
do you remember bagel bites?

i would totally eat those frozen still. you suck on them till you can bite through and then chew em up.

shuddup! there is NOTHING Wrong with that!
fire_hazzard
May. 20th, 2004 09:29 am (UTC)
The geese
Ever wonder why they call it goosing someone when you pinch thier ass? Yeah? well try running away from an angry goose sometime and you'll understand. They are mean. Honestly they probably weren't after your bread, they wanted to chase you away from their nest. When they hiss, and stand up real tall and honk while flapping thier wings and all that jazz - they are demanding more food, they are saying "Get the Hell away from my kids" If you give them food, sure they'll take it and be glad they have it - but there attack as nothing to do with empty bellies.
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