[SOLVED] stuck on a limit and out of ideas

I can't get this limit into any form that does not involve an undefined quantity -- specifically ln(0) or 0^(0).

$\displaystyle \lim_{x\rightarrow0}(e^{x} - 1 - x)^{x}$

This does not work, obviously:

$\displaystyle \ln L = \lim_{x\rightarrow0}\frac{\ln(e^{x} - 1 - x)}{1/x}$

I have fiddled around unproductively with equivalent equations trying to get it into a form suitable to l'Hopital's equation, but I am not going type all of that out since it came to naught. Any help or hints would be appreciated.