They say the best defense is a good offense. That's why -- exactly a week after what insiders are calling the "Great Hot Chocolate Incident" -- I presented Genevieve with the means to defend herself against future attacks: a squirt gun filled with Hot Chocolate. A week ago today, the Local Fugitive otherwise known as The Jittery Nutcase threw a Hot Chocolate at Bicyclist Greg, splashing Genevieve and others in the process. While he's been on the lam ever since, authorities have reason to believe he'll be back. "You can't be too careful," I told Genevieve, "Sometimes you just gotta do what you gotta do ...!" I gave her two squirt guns, one filled with water, for practice, and the other with Hot Chocolate, for emergency use only. The good news is that, within minutes, Genevieve developed a draw that would make Annie Oakley proud. The bad news is that she kept forgetting which gun was loaded with Hot Chocolate. By the time I left Starbucks, she was armed, dangerous and shooting at anything that moved ...!