Elmo’s ball

Elmo looked up impatiently and let fly with a mighty cursing tirade. It had been his ambition to play hockey, but the snowy conditions were making things impossible. Today, the highs are in the low teens but there’s going to be light snow in the afternoon. Friday would be a little warmer, but it would also bring more snow.
Frustrated, Elmo stayed cooped up inside his apartment. He was determined not to get the winter blues, but he was running out of ideas. Then, a brilliant idea popped into his melon. He sauntered over towards his roommate and, with a mocking taunt, asked him if he had seen his ball.