Mom and I went to Hollywood Forever Cemetery to feed the birds today, and were practically tackled by excited geese. Mom stayed off to the side and fed the smaller birds like the mallards and pigeons, I stood in the middle of a crowd of large birds like some deranged bird-lady Tarzan or something. They weren’t bothering me whatsoever, though they kept honking at each other and a few were bullying others, chasing and biting them. Two of the bullies got into a fight a mere foot in front of me, and since I couldn’t really get away, I just stayed put and enjoyed watching. Just as I was considering taking my camera out of my pocket, the fighting geese broke apart and one took off to fly somewhere else, whacking me across the face with its wing. I stood there in a bit of shock, then just burst out laughing. That’s what I get for being so close.