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Default MMTPT210 ~ AUGUST 7, 2012 ~ COME ON DOWN! GET OUTTA TOWN!

WELCOME TO TEAPOT TUESDAY
THE SISTERHOOD OF THE TRAVELING TEAPARTY
& CHALLENGE #210

Note: Anyone is welcome to play! You automatically become a Teapotter the first time you play in our challenge. Also, you do not have to write a story. You just have to be inspired by the teapot or by the story about this week's location! Have fun! If this is your first Teapot Tuesday Challenge, please mention that in your commentary so we can be sure to greet you properly, in pure Teapot Tuesday fashion!

Your participation in Destination Station is 100% voluntary and not at all required. Just have fun!


Come on Down, get outta town.
I’m not loony, there’s George Clooney!

We’re heading to the Price is Right
we want to hear the renowned, Come on Down!
To compete for a Showcase would be a delight
If we’re not picked, there’s no need to frown,
Take a look at Janice’s gown!
Janice Pennington is a real pretty Barker’s Beauty
She’s been there since the beginning and she’s not at all snooty.

Come on Down to the Price is Right
Rod Roddy said, “There are three girls in my sights.”
One of these three will win the Showcase Showdown:
“Millie, Come on Down
Lily, Come on Down
Tillie, Come on Down.”

Little did Rod know these three girls are cousins
Each of them hoping that just one of them will buzz in
to bid the correct price on the grand prize showcase
So they all can cruise together to some exotic place.

Lo and behold, it’s their lucky day
They’ve all been invited to play.
Millie bids $42,000
Lily bids $42,000.00 - $1.00
Tillie bids $42,000.00 + $1.00
With bids so close they can’t possibly lose.
I guess these three are going on a cruise!

The first port of call is in Italy - the city of Naples.
Where Pizza Margherita[i] is one of their staples.
Lily says “let’s rent a convertible and tour the Amalfi coast.”
Millie says, “I can drive and I don’t mean to boast;
please don’t think I’m loony, but I just saw George Clooney.”
Lily says “Follow him; he just drove past that pillar.
Maybe we can score an invite to his villa.”
“Ah, Sip some wine, eat some pasta al dente
Oh how sweet it would be to dolce far niente[ii]

“Drive past that Duomo. It’s on the way to Lake Como”
Tillie says “we better not, if we’re late, the ship will leave without us.
Oh me, oh my, I’m getting worried and I don’t mean to fuss.”
“Dear Tillie, don’t be a party pooper we’re here to have fun.
The air is clear, the view’s sublime, we’ve got loads of time.
So relax cuz, because we don’t have to be back until one.”

Just then Millie let out a little squeal.
“It’s George Clooney walking towards us.
Oh pinch me, is this for real?”
“Hello, lovely ladies, we noticed you tailing our car.
Would you like to join us at our fundraiser for Darfur?”
Millie thought to herself, don’t act like a jerk
Clooney is known for his charitable work.
The girls looked at each other and widened their eyes
A gala at George Clooney’s; now that’s a Grand prize!
These three nodded in agreement at this handsome gent.
Back in the car to return to the ship they went to unpack an appropriate outfit to wear to this event.

Off they sped back down the Amalfi Coast and headed to the moor.
Tillie jumped out of the car she didn’t even open the door.
When they arrived at the dock, the ship had already left, it was 4:00!
The girls forgot to adjust the time on their watches.
“Dear Tillie, calm down you’re breaking out in blotches.”

“Take a deep breath and get composed
We have to find some fancy clothes.
The ship has left, there’s nothing we can do.”
Just then, Curt the cow mooed.
Having finished his espresso con crema
and alerting the teapotters to the girls’ dilemma.

Teapotters to the rescue once again
Our dear Mudder took out some paper & a pen
And sent a shore to ship telegram
Mudder’s a personal friend of the captain, Sam
She’s arranged a rendezvous with the ship in a few days
she has such clout; the captain will do as she says.

Now to the urgent fashion matter at hand:
To dress these three to attend the gala, as planned.
A pair of shoes, an evening gown and some sparkly gems
That gown’s a bit too long let’s take it up a few hems.
Something frilly, something chic
Tillie wants to take a peek.
Two more original creations to fashion
From what we have on hand.
We’ve really got a knack for this; we do it with such passion.
How nice to help these three travelers in a foreign land.

After a short while, the girls came out and modeled
We teapotters came through with three original styles.
Our enthusiasm, knowhow and talent should be bottled!
Our efforts were oh so worthwhile.
The girls looked gorgeous, fab and oh so glamorous
(That’s a daring thing when Italian men are so amorous.)

Off our trio went looking like royalty
Let’s take a break and have a cup of tea
“No way.” philsmom said “we’re in Italy”
a cannoli and espresso will be just fine for me!”

Challenge Translation:
Bring a glam outfit for the girls to wear, bring a fashionista, bring haute couture worthy of attending a gala at George Clooney’s villa in
Laglio. If you bring a frozen pizza you’ll be thrown overboard!

Let’s encourage this warrior to keep making increments of recovery and hopefully she will regain much of what she lost.

Destination Station
Our destination this week is Aurora, Colorado. If you would like a destination for your card why not send it to Laura. Laura needs some encouragement as she recovers from a very serious accident.

For more information including a video of the news cast about Laura's accident as well as the address to mail your card to, please visit Post # 308 in the Teapot Tuesday Destination Station thread. Please remember that just because you participate in a Teapot Tuesday challenge that is combined with a card drive request, it does not mean that you are REQUIRED to send your cards. It is totally 100% voluntary!

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Ever want to get a jump on next week's challenge card? SCS has given Mudder permission to create an email Teapot Tuesday Cheater Group and email the challenge out on the Saturday before the Tuesday of the challenge so you girls can have the weekend to make your card. Send Mudder a pm with your email address if you wanna be a Cheater!

If you are confused about these challenges, see the first sticky post of this thread for more information. There is also a directory of individual challenges.



[i] Naples, after all, is where pizza was allegedly invented. As the story goes, Neapolitan chef Raffaele Esposito created a tomato, mozzarella and basil pizza (red, white and green, the colors of the Italian flag) for Italian Queen Margherita in 1889.


[ii] How sweet to do nothing
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