Well, it turns out whining via internet pays off. A lovely friend took pity on me after my moaning and groaning as seen here, and delivered the most thoughtful of gifts. Knowing how I love Pinocchio's Royal Vanilla ice cream, she made a special delivery complete with blackberries and a trashy magazine. What more could I ask for, really? The blackberries are long gone, so I've moved on to strawberries and bananas, with a little chocolate sauce I had in the fridge for just such an occasion.
No wonder this baby isn't in a hurry to go anywhere. He or she knows that there will be no ice cream for them on the outside.