December 25th, 2011



Once again I am thwarted! The fat elf and his airborne ruminants have escaped the traps, and I have been reduced to eating store-bought foods for my holiday meal. The ACME traps were a terrible disappointment. Indeed, I have myself only just escaped the fireplace trap intended for the elf, it having gone off prematurely while I was setting it. Who could have foreseen such an outcome? And I've discovered that all the cookies I'd had in my kitchen are missing, along with my last quart of milk. That elf plays hardball.

Ah, well. There's no point in dwelling on it. I have to start planning for Easter. There will be hasenpfeffer! And lots of egg salad!