Tuesday, February 3, 2009
Vanishing Birthday Cake
Seagulls are vicious creatures. If you don't believe, simply carry along a picnic to the beach and see what kind of attention you attract. (Better yet, leave a box of In 'N Out French fries on the top of your car in the middle of a seagull swarm. You'll be lucky if your car survives without large dents in the side of it....but that's a story for another time.)
Ryan surprised me with this beautiful strawberry cake on a coastal adventure he took me on for my birthday. He unveiled the cake after we ate our sandwiches, but we decided to go for a walk before slicing into its delectable layers.
As we were feasting on our sandwiches, a large group of seagulls were casing our picnic space. We thoroughly covered up all of our comestible goods with blankets and towels before embarking on our walk, but to no avail. These seagulls were hungry, by golly, and they were going to do everything in their power to get to the food.
When we came back an hour later this is all that was left of the cake.
Including the aluminum foil that covered the cake. Dumb birds. They deserve what they get for their greed if they die of aluminum poisoning.