Teaser Tell All

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Good Morning Class – we are back!

We’re sure you enjoyed having Miss Dingleberry as your substitute teacher yesterday right?

Well…….”enjoyed” might be an overstatement…….

Well we Professors had a meeting at the School Board and we found out that we will be moving AGAIN to a new school this Fall.   New surroundings for us.    Not only that, but we will be having a “Student Teacher” with us too.   Not sure who it will be yet but there’s a crop of college students who need to intern in a classroom for their last year at college before going out into the world and doing what WE do – teach!    Fun huh?

So, here’s what happened yesterday – we had TWO FIRST COMMENTERS to start things off – who were the lucky duckies?   (well, they weren’t ducks but you know what we mean)

Oliver/Calvin AND Timmy Tomcat!

YAY FOR THE WINNERS!

Here is your brand new badge……..each of you gets one!

I was one of the FIRST COMMENTERS on the Teaser of July 17, 2018!

Congratulations – you two were the first to win one of the new FIRST COMMENTER badges!

We want to show you again the photo that we got from our Guest Teaser yesterday……………it was a toughie but someone DID guess it.    Actually a couple of you did but only one FIRST RIGHT GUESSER – we’ll tell you who after we show you the photo:

This is a gorgeous view out a window of the Pan Pacific Hotel looking out on Stanley Park in the Coal Harbour area of VANCOUVER, CANADA!    Our GUEST TEASER picked a doozy didn’t she?    Who is “she” ??    It was our friend Shoko and her little sister Tyebe from CANADIAN CATS !!    SUPER PHOTO LADIES!

My photo was featured on the Tuesday Teaser of July 17, 2018!

A million thanks for sending it in!!

Are you all surprised to learn the location of the Teaser????

Well, perhaps we will move on and let you know WHO our FIRST RIGHT GUESSER yesterday was.    He is quick as a rabbit and guesses right almost every time he comes to class and guesses on a Teaser.   Who is it??????

SPEEDY !

I’m so excited for Speedy I could BURST!

Speedy you get the first of the new FIRST RIGHT GUESSER badges!

I was FIRST RIGHT GUESSER on the Teaser of July 17, 2018 !! YAY FOR ME!!

Several others guessed Vancouver, Canada – if you were one of them, you get this badge for yourself………………..please copy and take it…………..

So I DID guess right on the Teaser of July 17, 2018 but I wasn’t FIRST! Maybe next time!

And if you were WRONG with your guess – you will be the proud owner of one of the brand new GREENIES!!

I was WRONG with my guess on the Teaser of July 17, 2018 but I got a swell badge anyway!

Congrats winners and losers!

Here comes the Cheer Team……………….

We all survived Dingleberry
It wasn’t in the least bit scary
She did a good job but the Assistant was weird
In fact he made us downright “skeered” !
First Right Guessers we had TWO
The team of Oliver/Calvin was one and Timmy also came through!
Then the Bunny Guy came in and made his guess
He guessed right first well ahead of the rest
Speedy the champ got the first NEW badge
Made us all envious, even Miss Madge!
Next week we’ll see who loses and who wins
Perhaps it will be the OVERLOOK TWINS???

 

For those of you who aren’t sure who our resident Overlook Twins are – Da Phenny and his brother Da Nelly are known as the twins by their Mom and Dad in Brittany.   Tee Hee

SO – we’ve survived another week of Teasing……………..will we make it next week?    Oh I’m sure we will.   If you have a photo you think  might fool the universe (or at least our class) send it in email to our Mom.    It’s fun to see your own photo up on the screen and watch the guesses.    Almost as much fun as being here in the classroom!

How about some lunch?    If I’m not mistaken, Miss Dingleberry is doing subs today……………oh boy.   We’re ready to chow down – are you?

Milkshakes

Nice Cold Fruit Shakes

Enjoy your lunch students – good job yesterday behaving for Miss D !

Your Professors……Angel Sammy and Teddy too

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Tuesday Teaser

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SURPRISE!!!! 

Huh????

 

The Profs had to go to a School Board meeting so they asked ME to be your sub today.  

That means you’ll all have to behave for a change…..or else I might have to serve you something

UNUSUAL for lunch today!

Just kidding – by now you must realize that my bark is worse than my bite.   The only thing I bite is FOOD so no worries.    Now let’s get down to business because we’re here to do the TEASER today.    First of all I have to remind you of one VERY important thing:

COMMENT BEFORE YOU TAKE YOUR SEAT!   You might get a FIRST COMMENTER badge!

Speaking of badges – have you noticed that the Ding Dong School Art Department designed all new badges for us?    Very cool huh?     Here they are again – FYI

Those are SWELL badges – I hope I win one!

This is the point in class when the Professors usually give you the rules THEN we bring out our Security Guard and he shows you the photo – so let’s do it!

Please follow the rules……….or else Sarge or Marge might be very unhappy.   It’s important not to use any sort of sneaky way to find out where the photo was taken – because it gives EVERYONE a chance to win!!    You wouldn’t want to have this face in your dreams would you????

Nooooooooo!

Alright everyone – settle down – you know we wouldn’t get Sarge after you if you cheated on the Teaser……………………..OR WOULD WE???????????????????????    HAHA

Shall we ask our Cheer Team to give you all a push so you’ll be ready for the Teaser today???    They are great motivators.  Sometimes I ask them to visit the Ding Dong School kitchen and cheer on my cooks – they work VERY hard to make sure you all get good meals for your lunch time treats.

Miss Dingleberry is here to run the show
We’re here to get you ready to GO GO GO!
Here comes the guard with the photo for the day
You might win a badge then we could say
YOU’RE A WINNER NOT A LOSER HOW COOL IS THAT?!
You won’t have to wear the dreaded dunce hat!
Ready, set, go, we hope you’re prepared
Be brave now class, no need to be scared.

OK then.   Let’s get on with the show.    Mr. Security Guard would you please bring in our GUEST TEASER photo for today?

Hello Miss Dingleberry – nice of you to be a sub for the Professors – here’s the photo for today!

Where was this photo taken class?   Hmm?   Time to take your best guess!

Tomorrow we will announce WHO sent in the photo and WHO wins badges.   Your Professors will be back tomorrow.    But let me say that I’m happy that you all behaved so well since I was here as a surprise substitute.    I had a feeling you would all behave like good class citizens and you did.  I’ll make sure Professors Angel Sammy and Teddy know that.

So who’s up for lunch?     My Assistant Chef is going to serve you today – and it’s going to be PIZZA!    I will be outside with the ice cream cart so after you grab some pizza, come on out and enjoy the HOT afternoon with some COOL ice cream.

HIP HIP HOORAY FOR MISS DINGLEBERRY OUR SUBSTITUTE TEACHER!

Which pizza would YOU like a slice of???????

Pepperoni!

Veggie

Ham and pineapple!

LOADED pizza

Meatball pizza with cheese

Bacon cheeseburger pizza…

Fruit juices

Good Luck Class!

SPARK on Monday

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I love this graphic and always will.   Although the blogger who started the SPARKS Blog Hop is no longer blogging…….she certainly lit a spark when she inspired so many of us who followed her blog to begin each week with a bit of positive inspiration.    A thought, a graphic, a story – anything that might bring hope or LIGHT into each others’ life by sharing it.

Sometimes I spend a great deal of time looking at inspirational quotes – many of them speak to me – some of them loudly and others softly but every single time, my eyes will read something and it’s just “THE ONE”…….the thought I needed at that moment or that I felt would mean something to someone who reads it and thinks about it.    It might be just what someone ELSE needs to see………..if it rings true to me – maybe it will to you!

Yes – you are “in there” somewhere……………..let yourself out of that box, that corner, that life, that routine and find yourself again…………………

Love, Pam

Pre-Tease Monday

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Yes indeed boys and girls, it’s time to gather together in our classroom (yes – even though it’s summer and regular school is NOT in session!) to have our weekly FUN with guessing where a photo was taken.   I mean what would your week be like without the TEASER to look forward to??????????

It would be boring Professors!  

Where in the world will we be seeing in our Teaser photograph this week?    We will be finding out tomorrow – remember that our post will pop into your inbox at a DIFFERENT Time than usual so be ready.   When it arrives, remember the first thing to do is COMMENT!  You might be First Commenter.    We have ALL NEW BADGES TO WIN starting tomorrow!!!!!  Wanna see them????

The rules of the game are simple too!

EASY PEASY!   Got it?   Good!

Our Teaser tomorrow is a GUEST PHOTO……………………..and you’ll find out on the Tell All post of Wednesday WHO sent in the photo and who wins WHAT.

We’re on the edge of our seats!!

Now would you like to have a rowsing cheer from our cheer team?    Alright!

We are talented yes its’ true
But we’re not here for US, we’re here for YOU!
We cheer each Monday to get you ready
Teaser’s tomorrow – will your hearts be steady?
Excitement building and then the TEST
Will you be FIRST or just one of “the rest” ?!
Study hard tonight and get a brand new badge
Don’t study tonight and you’ll hear from Madge!

Thanks gang – you may not go pop in Sarge’s hot tub because he’s not at school today…………..he’s got the day off!   Just remember to get the ring around the tub scrubbed off or he’ll suspect someone used HIS tub while he was gone.

Heaven forbid!

Would you all be ready for lunch by any chance because I can smell the unmistakable aroma of FRIED CHICKEN and other goodies………..it must be Miss Dingleberry’s FRIED FOOD DAY!

We’ll have fried chicken, French fries and onion rings please…..the FULL FAT EXPERIENCE!

See you tomorrow at a SURPRISE TIME!   

Your Professors

P.S.    Yesterday Mom posted a jigsaw puzzle of ME and the link didn’t work!   Here it is for all you puzzlers who wanna do it:

CLICK HERE

Sunday Selfie

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TIME TO HOP!!

It’s Selfie Hop day and we’re doing that with our hosts – The Kitties Blue at The Cat On My Head.   You can join in the fun if you click their badge above and enter you link on the LINKY FORM – easy peasy.

Mom was going to take some new photos of me for Selfies BUT her camera needs a new battery – it’s on the shopping list for tomorrow SO no new photos!    We thought we’d use a “recent” photo instead – one of me that she took when I was lounging on the front porch before heading out for a walkabout.

Well by the time she finished decorating it – it was almost unrecognizable!    Below is the original – her jazzed up version (she used the ABSTRACT art effect from Lunapic then added a fancy-shmancy border from Pizap), AND a jigsaw puzzle for your entertainment this Sunday.

Click mini-image above for the PUZZLE!!  Good Luck!!

HAPPY SUNDAY, Love, Teddy

Bacon Around The World: Italy

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Greetings from sunny Italy!  

So here I am in Italy to bring you another example of how popular bacon is AROUND THE WORLD…………we’ve traveled to many countries so far and each of them gave me a recipe to share and today I’ve got yet ANOTHER one for you!     This one might have a lot of ingredients but honestly it’s SUPER easy and SUPER fast to put together.

 

Tuscan Chicken, Bacon & Spinach Spaghetti

Ingredients
12 oz. spaghetti or angel hair
1 tbsp. extra-virgin olive oil
1 lb. boneless skinless chicken breasts
kosher salt
Freshly ground black pepper
6 slices bacon (you know me – I say you can have MORE if you want to!!!!)
2 cloves garlic
2 c. diced tomatoes (canned or fresh)
3 c. baby spinach
1/2 c. heavy cream
1/3 c. freshly grated Parmesan
Fresh basil, for garnish
Directions
  1. In a large pot of salted boiling water, cook spaghetti or angel hair according to package directions until al dente. Drain, reserving 1 cup pasta water, and return to pot.
  2. Meanwhile, in a large skillet over medium-high heat, heat oil. Season chicken with salt and pepper and cook until cooked through and no longer pink, 4 minutes per side. Transfer to a cutting board and slice into strips.
  3. In a second skillet, cook bacon until crispy. Transfer to a paper towel-lined plate and drain, then chop.
  4. Pour off half the bacon fat and add garlic, tomatoes, and spinach to skillet. Season with salt and pepper, then add heavy cream, Parmesan, and 1/2 cup pasta water; let simmer. Add spaghetti or angel hair and toss until fully coated.
  5. Add chicken and bacon and toss, then garnish with basil and serve.

Mama Mia is this good!

I recommend cannoli OR tiramisu for dessert……………..

Cannoli

Tiramisu

I of course not only got a sample of bacon but chicken too when my “Mama” made this one.    You can substitute whatever you want to but the recipe as it is really is delicious.

My Motto!!

So next week I’ll be heading to another spot on planet Earth where bacon is loved and recipes can be found – I’ll be sure and share it with you my bacon-loving friends!    After all, I’m taking this trip around the world because ALL OF US LOVE BACON right????

Until next Saturday – your King of Baconia will spend a few days in Venice!

Amore, Teddy the King

Friendly Fill-Ins

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Friendly Fill-Ins on Friday

Time to fill in the blanks!    Another super fun HOP co-hosted by 15andMeowing AND Four-Legged Furballs.    It’s easy and fun to fill in the blanks they give us in FOUR sentences every Friday.   Mom and I take turns filling in or sometimes BOTH of us fill in!    Either way, it’s fun to do and let us learn something about each other by visiting the others hooked into the HOP.   You can join in by clicking the graphic above and filling in the LINKY FORM.   Easy!

This week I thought the sentences might be easier for Mom to fill in rather than for ME to fill in so it’s ALL HERS today.    Her fill-ins are in ORANGE (or is it ginger???)!

1. As a child, I feared NOTHNG but I would get “anxious” over things like my piano or dance recitals.

2. Friday the 13th is just another day for me – I’m not superstitious .
3. I think empathy is my best quality.
4. You can’t go wrong with ordering a hamburger when nothing else on a menu “leaps” out at you!!

Thanks Mom.    I woulda said “cheeseburger” but “hamburger” is OK too.  HAHAHAHA     Before I go and beg Mom to take me outside for a walkabout I wanted to show you something VERY COOL that Mom and I won from The Cat On My Head’s recent giveaway of ten pairs of fabulous custom-designed kitty socks!     We were lucky enough to be one of ten winners of a FREE pair of these socks.    They were TOTALLY free including no charge for shipping and they are made by a company called OurSock.   You can visit them HERE
You have a choice of uploading any photo for them to print on your custom socks………..well OF COURSE Mom put ME on her socks.    They came very quickly too – we couldn’t WAIT to open the package up and here’s what we saw!
It’s ME – it’s ME!    Mom loves these and not just because my face is on them – they are soft and much like compression hose (which my Mom wears anyway!)…………they stay up on her legs too which is sometimes a problem with socks.    We are SO GRATEFUL to The Kitties Blue at The Cat On My Head for being generous enough to draw names for ten winners of a pair of these fabulous socks.    Mom calls them her “TEDDY SOCKS”………….

Happy Friday ! 

Hugs, Teddy

Thankful and Thoroughly Poetic Thursday

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Happy Thankful Thursday!    Time to join in Brian’s Thankful Thursday Blog Hop (click above) and talk about the things we’re thankful for this past week or ANY time.    Well today I had an occasion to be VERY thankful because my parents disappeared early this morning without a “see you soon Ted” or “we’ll bring you a surprise Ted”………poof they were gone.   THANKFULLY they came home this afternoon so I didn’t even have time for a good old panic attack.   I was just thankful they came home – I was able to get them to take me outside for a breath of fresh air and a nice yard cruise.

I’m also super thankful that Angel Sammy sent his poem and message to us again……..I look forward to that every week and I hope you do too!   The best thing is that apparently at the Rainbow Bridge they get SUPER good Wi-Fi so he can use his laptop to send us his weekly poem…….. Shall we see what kind of poem he wrote for the photo he gave us last week?   LET’S!!!

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Happy Poetic Thursday Friends!

Time for us to get together and share the poems we wrote during the week based on the photo I gave you last Thursday.  You’ve had a whole week to think about that photo and see what it conjures up in your creative brain in the way of some words strung together in ANY kind of poetic form.   There are TONS of poetic forms too…..I know one of them is right for you.    Did you know that poetry doesn’t have to rhyme?   People write to me saying they can’t do rhymes – well that doesn’t mean you can’t write poetry!!!

So here’s the photo I gave you LAST week to study and see what comes to your mind and write a poem about it – – – followed by MY poem based on the photo – – – followed by a NEW photo to use for inspiration for NEXT Thursday’s poetic get-together!  

“Old Fashioned Fun”

By Angel Sammy Kimmell     July 11, 2018

 

Back in “the good old days” according to some

There was such excitement when the day would come

The Carnival trucks and tents would come into town

There might even be a crazy old clown!

The tents were full of magic just like in a dream

There were hot dogs, cotton candy and delicious ice cream

Sometimes pony rides, ferris wheels, ladies with beards!

You saw all kinds of sights – some funny and some weird!

There were games like penny toss, bust the balloon, win a fish

You could win tacky stuffed animals or a cheap china dish

But Mom says the one thing she saw most if she stayed there a while

Were lots of very happy people and they ALL had a smile!

 


Well I don’t really know what a carnival is but if Mom and Dad say they were fabulous then I believe them.    If people smiled a lot that’s a GOOD THING……..Mom says these days you just don’t see as many smiles as “back in the day” (whatever THAT means!).   

Now, how about YOU sharing YOUR poem with us – all you have to do is put your blog link in our comments here and we’ll follow it and read your poem!    Or if you want to, you can write your poem in our comments.    But I sure would be happy if you tried out your creative side and wrote a poem to share with us………..So come on and give it a whirl.

For next week, I picked out this photo to inspire you – how does it make you feel?  What do you think about when you see it?   Just have FUN with it and share next Thursday.

Now that ought to be a good one right?    So can I count on you to join us next week?   I’ll look for you……………..come to think of it, I’m ALWAYS looking for you because now that I’m at the Rainbow Bridge, I look out for everyone I care about.    Especially my little brother Teddy who I never even got to meet……..AND my Mom and Dad who gave me a forever home so many years ago.

Give Poetry A Try – You Just Might LIKE It !!

I am the Angel Poet in the green beret…..and I hope you join me for POETIC FUN each week!

Love Always, Angel Sammy

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Thanks Angel Sammy…………I love your poem – makes me wish I could have gone to a carnival.   Mom says there haven’t been any around here in years and years.  They do have a County Fair but it’s NOT at all like the carnivals she went to when she was little (when dinosaurs roamed the earth….hahaha).

So have a great Thursday everybody………………!

Love, Teddy the Napper

Teaser Tell All

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We’re Ready To TELL…………

Hi class…………..today we pass out the awards to those who so richly deserve them……………….exciting huh?

Alright – alright – let’s not get too carried away now……………..yesterday’s Teaser was tricky – not only did WordPress mess up when the blog went LIVE (!) but we had a pretty darn good Teaser photo from a GUEST TEASER that got some super guesses.

Let’s tell you FIRST who our FIRST COMMENTERS were because we had FOUR of them!

FOUR???????????????

Yes indeed – and here they are:

KATIE ISABELLA, PHENNY, KITTIES BLUE and TIMMY !

Woo Hoo!!!!!!!

You all get one of these to take home for your various collections:

I was one of FOUR First Commenters on the Teaser of July 10,2018

We want to thank our wonderful GUEST TEASER yesterday too – Miss Jackie of TWO DEVON CATS (Memories of Eric and Flynn) kindly sent us this wonderful photo below:

This is Battle Abbey near Hastings, located in Sussex, England.    This magnificent structure was the site of the Battle of Hastings in 1066.   Talk about old!   If you’d like more information about this whole area, CLICK HERE.

THANK YOU MISS JACKIE!!!

For Miss Jackie for her super Guest Teaser photo on the Teaser of July 10, 2018!!

And WHO was the Student in class who identified the location where this photo was taken FIRST?????

SPEEDY !!!!!

WOOOOO HOOOOOO GOOO SPEEDY!!!!

This is for you Speedy:

I was the FIRST RIGHT GUESSER on the Teaser of July 10, 2018! YAY!

There were SEVERAL other students who guessed correctly and each of you who did get one of these:

I wasn’t FIRST but I was RIGHT with my guess on the Teaser of July 10, 2018!!

Did you guess and were WRONG with that guess?  Hmm???  Well, don’t cry – we’ve got a badge for you too:

DARN! I was wrong with my guess on the Teaser of July 10,2018!

Don’t cry!  There’s always NEXT week!!!

That’s right – we do this every Tuesday so you will have your chance to win a badge and who knows – it might be YOUR week………..just keep on trying – why?   Because it’s FUN that’s why!

Now, how about a cheer from the cheer team?    Yeah – let’s do it!

The Teaser’s done for another week
Our voices are gone we can barely speak
We cheer you on whether you win or lose
Whether you’re celebrating or singing the blues
We had FOUR First Commenters in class today!
Phenny, Katie, Timmy, Kitties Blue HIP HIP HOORAY!
Our FIRST RIGHT GUESSER was our favorite bunny……
Step right up Speedy you cute little honey!
Remember next week it could be YOU
Study like our winners did and you’ll win too!

Well class – I think we had fun today didn’t we?    But the fun isn’t over yet because Miss Dingleberry has lunch for us and that’s always fun (in spite of what Kismet thinks!).    So please be orderly as you file into the hallway to visit Miss Dingleberry’s lunch tent then you can go outside and have ice cream for dessert in the playground!!!!     ENJOY and we’ll see you next week.

That’s right – it’s SUB day!!!!

See you next week class……Your Profs

Tuesday Teaser

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Rrrrrrrrrring!  Time to get to Class!

It’s also time to COMMENT before you sit in your desk chair…….just sayin’………..

Good Morning Students!    I see everyone is at their desks looking bright and chipper and AWAKE…………….congratulations on that!

At my desk!

At my desk too!

Me THREE!!!!!!!

Very good students……very good.    Now, good luck to all of you who got here early – purrrhaps you will be FIRST COMMENTER tomorrow when we announce badges – this could be yours:

Today we have a GUEST TEASER – that’s right – one of YOU sent in today’s TEASER photo and it will be up to you to figure out WHERE the photo was taken and what you’re seeing in the photo.   Sometimes it’s a toughie – sometimes it isn’t, but either way, YOU have to figure it out while still following the rules:

Think you can handle that?    It’s tempting to load the photo into Google Image Search and let your computer tell you where it is but it’s more fun to just figure it out – and if we Professors have taught you anything in class, it’s to trust your brains!

I trust my bwain…..but does my bwain trust me???

Well that’s a question only you and your brain can answer Seymore……………..let’s see if our Cheer Team can clear your brain up in time for you to figure out today’s Teaser shall we?????

Sigh…..I wish one day I could be a glamorous cheer team member…..

Boomalacka, boomalacka, bim bam boom
There’s a whole lot of “bwains” here in this room!
We’re about to show a photo to you that’s no lie
Just don’t get frustrated or else you might cry!
Maybe you can find a clue or you’ve been to this place?
All we can tell you is it’s from EARTH and not outer space.
Skippy Scrappy Scrunch
WE’RE READY FOR OUR LUNCH!

I see your tummies ruled your cheer today team……well, that’s OK…….I’m sure Miss Dingleberry will appreciate your ENTHUSIASM.    First things first though – let’s bring in our ever devoted and efficient Security Guard with today’s Teaser Photo!

PAGING MR. SECURITY GUARD – YOU ARE WANTED IN GEOGRAPHY CLASS ASAP!

Sorry I’m late…..here is today’s Teaser Professor Sam and Ted

Ready – Set – Go – where was this photo taken?

Here’s what’s up for grabs for our FIRST RIGHT GUESSER, our RIGHT BUT NOT FIRST GUESSERS and our WRONG GUESSERS:

Gosh….it looks familiar…..hmmm……

While you’re all studying the photo and trying to figure it out, feel free to take a tiny break and have some lunch.    Our wonderful cafeteria staff has prepared an Italian feast for us today……..Miss Dingleberry will be happy to take your order – just remember to be NICE while standing in line or – well – you know how grumpy she gets!

Desserts:

Tiramisu

Cannoli

Mama Dingleberry, we Professors would like to sample EVERYTHING please!

Good Luck Students!   We’ll see you tomorrow for the TELL ALL class!   

Your Professors