A teacup is a small cup, with or without a handle that may be grasped with the thumb and one or two fingers. In some lands it is tradition to lift the last finger on the hand, when drinking from a tea cup. It is normally made of a ceramic material and usually part of a set, composed of a cup and a matching saucer. These in turn may be part of a tea set together with a teapot, cream jug, covered sugar bowl and slop bowl en suite. Teacups are wider and shorter than coffee cups but not all the time.

One day a man and woman visited an antique
shop in Europe.  When they entered the
shop, they spotted this beautiful little tea
cup sitting on the shelf.  They noticed it
because it was such fine china.

All the sudden the tea cup began to talk
to them.  It said, "I didn't always look
like this, you know.  I used to be just
a hard, grey, cold lump of clay.

But one day my Master came and
picked me up.  He started patting and
rolling me and changing my shape.
And I said, "Ow!  Leave me alone."

Then He put me on a wheel and started
spinning me around like crazy.  I said,
"Let me off, I'm getting dizzy.
I'm gonna pass out!"

But my Master said, "Not yet."

Then he formed me into a tea cup and put me
in an oven to bake.  The oven had a little
glass door and every once in a while, He
would peek in at me to see if I was ready.

I would holler,
"Get me out of here!  It's too hot!"

But my Master said, "Not yet."

Then he took me out and painted me.
I cried, "Ooh, that stinks.
Stop, I can't take this anymore!"

But my Master said, "Not yet."

Then He put me on a shelf.
And I said, "Finally!"

But the next day He put me in the oven again
and it was twice as hot.  I said, "I can't
take any more of this!  Get me out, now!"

But my Master just said, "Not yet."

Finally the day came when He opened the
door, took me out and sat me on this shelf.
He brought me a mirror and said, "Now, look!"

I just couldn't believe how beautiful I had
become!  Where I had once been just a hard,
cold, grey, lump of clay  . . .  God had done the
most beautiful and miraculous work in me!

Stormy Daniels (born Stephanie Gregory Clifford in Baton Rouge, Louisiana on March 17, 1979), also known as Stormy Waters and simply Stormy, is an American pornographic actress, screenwriter, and director. In 2009, a recruitment effort led her to consider challenging incumbent David Vitter for the 2010 Senate election in her native Louisiana.

Stormy Daniels (born Stephanie Gregory Clifford in Baton Rouge, Louisiana on March 17, 1979), also known as Stormy Waters and simply Stormy, is an American pornographic actress, screenwriter, and director. In 2009, a recruitment effort led her to consider challenging incumbent David Vitter for the 2010 Senate election in her native Louisiana.

"The Teapot Song" (commonly known as "I'm a Little Teapot") is a song describing the heating and pouring of a teapot or tea kettle. The song was originally written by George Harold Sanders and Clarence Z. Kelley and published in 1939.Ronnie Kemper is the singer who first sang this song and is represented in this photograph.

Clarence Kelley and his wife ran a dance school for children, which taught the "Waltz Clog", a popular and easy-to-learn tap routine. This routine, however, proved too difficult for the younger students to master. To solve this problem, George Sanders wrote The Teapot Song, which required minimal skill and encouraged natural pantomime. Both the song and its accompanying dance, the "Teapot Tip", became enormously popular in America and overseas.

A storm (from Proto-Germanic *sturmaz "noise, tumult") is any disturbed state of an astronomical body's atmosphere, especially affecting its surface, and strongly implying severe weather. It may be marked by strong wind, hail, thunder and/or lightning (a thunderstorm), heavy precipitation (snowstorm, rainstorm), heavy freezing rain (ice storm), strong winds (tropical storm, hurricane, windstorm) or wind transporting some substance through the atmosphere (as in a dust storm, blizzard, sandstorm, etc.).

Storms generally lead to negative impacts to lives and property, such as storm surge, heavy rain or snow (causing flooding or road impassibility), lightning, wildfires, and vertical wind shear which can cause airplane crashes. However, systems with significant rainfall can alleviate drought in places they move through. Heavy snowfall can allow special recreational activities to take place which would not be possible otherwise, such as skiing and snowmobiling.