Sorry for the delay of HNT. I forgot it was Thursday. And I didn't get out of bed until 1:00 pm. And I've been babysitting since 2:00 this afternoon. You see what time it is now? Alright then.
My newest submission for the follies that are Half Nekkid Thursday comes with a story in tow. A story about feeding the seagulls and making new friends. Namely, we made two new friends. Gimpy Cecilia and Lenin. I'll tell you about Lenin later.
First things first - the submission is this:
Yes, I know. You hate us. But we love you! Adrian and I went for a walk last...was it Saturday or Sunday? We had some bits of bread left over, which I was determined to feed to a goose or a seagull or a baby seal...it didn't matter, I wanted to feed something. He humoured me, of course. And brought his camera.
Gimpy Cecilia accosted us as we ate our street vendor jumbo hot dogs (completely and fabulously delicious, I might add) and drank our coffees from Starbucks. She screeched at us quite a few times while bobbing her head up and down - imploring us for bites of our food. I couldn't manage to feed her any of my hotdog (ew, a carnivorous seagull!?) but I fed her extra pieces of the bun. And then we went and sat on the beach with a bag full of stale bread.
AND WERE SUBSEQUENTLY SURROUNDED BY POOPING, SQUAWKING BIRDS.
It's like those free-loaders can SMELL the thought of giving out food on you. Insanity. But fun. Adrian got some really cool action pictures of the birds while I distracted them with nibbles. I even put a piece of bread on his shoe to entice them nearer. I also worked up the courage to 'hand-feed' Gimpy Cecilia. She ate a piece of crust from my hand, but it freaked her out so bad she flew away. She may have had her fill, though, as she was monopolizing the pieces I threw to the other birds circling nearby.
Say Hi to Gimpy Cecilia!