My Blog Overfloweth!

So here's where you'll find all of my "non-traveling" related posts ~
(Memes, quiz's, contests, and other fun stuff!)

Monday, August 24, 2009

Mellow Yellow/Music Monday

"Into My Arms"
by, Nick Cave

Tuesday, August 4, 2009

Mellow Yellow/Music MOnday

My picks for this week's Mellow Yellow/Music Monday
are a purty Yellow Teddy Bear Sunflower...
and my (blog-mistress's) beautiful Brown-Eyed Girl!

"Brown Eye-Girl"
by, Van Morrison

Monday, May 18, 2009

Mellow Yellow/Music Monday

So, ya'll know by now that my blog-mistress is a bit of a nut.
I mean...a nut about walking!
She says it keeps her butt and brain from getting mushy.
She also likes to take pictures of stuff she sees along the way.
She shot this one yesterday... MellowYellowBadge
Oh...she also has to listen to music and/or talk on the phone whilst walking...
so actually the ol' gal is capable of walking, talking, listening,
AND taking pictures at the same time.
All I gots to say about that is....

Monday, April 27, 2009

Mellow Yellow/Music Monday

Olga's Cupful O' Wisdom For Today

As you walk along the Road of Life...
Every once in a great while,
If you're very very lucky,
You'll encounter something, or someone,
That just makes the whole world seem brighter...
(Bright Yellow Flowers ~ found walking along the road in Chico, California)

And if you don't know where you are...
or even where you've been...
Suddenly you'll know
Where you want to go!

Monday, April 6, 2009

Mellow Yellow/Music Monday

(Old Tree at Sunset - Chico, California)

DOUBLE-D THANKS for your patience!
My blog-mistress assures me that normal blogging activities will resume...
~Olga, the Traveling Bra

Monday, March 30, 2009

Mellow Yellow/Music Monday

Spring has sprung in Northern California
and fields of MellowYellowBadge mustard flowers
are bustin' out all over
so are everyone's allergies!
Click to biggify!
So if you're a sneezin' and wheezin'...
Why not try MY cure?
'Tis really quite pleasin'!
(And I ain't even teasin')
All you need is...
(It might seem a bit old fashioned, but trust me,
some things just get better with age!)

More news about
my blog-mistress's adventures in Beauty Skool ME tomorrow!

Monday, March 16, 2009

Mellow Yellow/Music Monday

You may have noticed that my blog-mistress has not been
around much lately...?
Well...there's a perfectly somewhat logical explanation for that...
you see, she's going crazy,
through a mid-life crisis,
back to school.

So... instead of cruising 'round the blogosphere in her jammies 'til long past noon everyday (and night!)...she's having to go to bed at reasonable hour,
be up before the sun, organized, disciplined and use her all of brain!

Which has thrown the ol' gal for a loop just a little off course...
She assures me that normal blogging activities will resume....but in the meantime, she's asked me to "cut her some slack" and "show a little support!"
Yah, well I've Been There, Done That!!! guess it won't kill me to do it again...
I just hope it doesn't kill her!

Thursday, March 12, 2009

Life's Too Short To Stuff Tomatoes

I just overheard my favorite ol' git, Daddy Papersurfer,
mumble twitter this profound thought:

Which may be true..
what I wanna know is...

Is life too short to stuff tomatoes in your cups?

Please offer up your profound thoughts on this (or any) subject in my comment box!

(Click here to read the original article)

Monday, March 9, 2009

Mellow Yellow/Music Monday

I have had enough of this dang COLD weather!!!
I just wanna go hang out on a beach...
and feel the blazing, hot sun penetrating my straps...
the soft, warm sand grinding into my underwires...
and a nice, stiff breeze caressing my oh-so-delicate cups...
*oh my!*
I'm feeling a LOT warmer already!
I hope you enjoy my MellowYellowBadge Maui Sunset photo
while you listen to my pick ~
Sea of Love
The Honeydrippers

Saturday, March 7, 2009

You're So Sweet You Make Sugar Taste Like Dirt! (...or something like that)

Fuel My Blog has extended an offer to their members to try products for free in exchange for an (unpaid) review on their blogs. Last month, my blog-mistress reviewed Smooth Away hair removal product, and this month she sampled the 100% natural sugar substitute, Fructevia.

  • Fructevia is a patented all natural proprietary blend of Fructose, FOS, Stevia and Magnesium Carbonate.

  • Fructevia is about twice as sweet as sugar so you use half as much.

  • Fructevia has less than 3 calories per serving and does not affect blood sugar levels like sugar so it is safe for diabetics, low carb dieters, low glycemic dieters, persons suffering from hypoglycemia and more.

  • Fructevia tastes exactly like sugar. If you find that it doesn’t, send it back and the company will refund your money in full. No questions asked.

  • Fructevia contains no GMO’s, Gluten or chemicals. It is completely a product of nature!

We, (my blog-mistress and I) think Fructevia is an awesome product and plan on using it in place of sugar on a regular basis. Although she will prolly not be baking brownies from scratch again anytime soon....please check out this short video and you'll see why!

Saturday, February 7, 2009

You Don't Have To Shave Your Legs....

Believe it or not,
I have an opinion on pretty much everything...
(except for sports and politics 'cuz I think they're stoopid and yucky) when the good folks over at Fuel My Blog asked if I'd be willing to particpate in their Product Testing Scheme (try free stuff in exchange for an honest and unpaid review on my blog) I said, "Sure, sign me up!"

Well, since bra's don't have hair, I let my blog-mistress have a go with the first one - a hair removal product called Smooth Away. Here's her review:
Upon opening the box, my first thought was "Sandpaper?!"
But according to the Smooth Away website the product contains "superfine crystals that buff the hair away." (Which, come to think of it is kinda like sandpaper, isn't it?)

I used the large pad on my legs and was pleasantly surprised that the hair on the outside of my shins did indeed come off rather easily....but the hair on the inside of my shins, around my calves, ankles and knees did not budge. Nor did the hair on my more "sensitive areas"...'nuff said 'bout that. Then I tried the small pad on my face (not that I have a lot of hair there, just some blond fuzzies) and unfortunately it only irritated my skin.

So, my not-so-humble-opinion of Smooth Away?...if had a lot of time and patience and really fine hair, then perhaps this product would come in handy (it does claim that with continued use, less hair will grow back and it will be thinner than previous hair)...but for now, I think I'll stick with my good old fashioned razor.

Click to turn on/off music
"Shave Yo' Legs" by Keb Mo

Tuesday, January 13, 2009

Word Has It...

After waiting nearly ONE YEAR
for the return of Wordless Chicken Tuesday...
these chickens are THRILLED!

(Party in the hen house at midnight!)

Wordless Chicken Tuesday is brought to you

Monday, January 12, 2009

Mellow Yellow Monday

In support of my pal Drowsey Monkey's
Here's a picture of ME
strapped to the front of a sunny little yellow Smart Car in London, England!
(Click here to read the original post)

Saturday, January 10, 2009

Holey Moley! (See what you started DaddyP?!)

Fracas's Mole-Inspired Poem
deserves it's own post!
(And you can read it here!)
Olga, Olga… oh so sweet;
loves to travel, more so to tweet.
Her mistress ma’am… a lovely lass;
with mole like Marilyn, and lots of class!

Friends from far and wide the same,
share a goal… a common aim.
To care for Olga, have some fun…
and send her off when their time is done.

Someday she’ll be a tv star,
If Dave or Ellen would raise the bar.
And invite her on their network show…
Dear Olga’s clasps would surely glow.

She’d have the chance to do some good,
talk of smooshing boobs, I’m sure she would!
That mole might then, be famous too, Shawn.
No one deserves it more than you! are the BEST BOSOM BUDDY
a bra'wd could ever ask for!
DOUBLE-D THANKS! Mmmmmm-wah!

**Please visit Fracas' blog to read her inspiration for this AWESOME poem in this post!

An Ode To A Mole

Daddy Papersurfer, my favorite ol' git,
Entertains us with his wisdom & wit
And apparently he not only dribbles & drools....
but dabbles in prose & poetry too!

(He wrote the following about
my blog-mistress's mole!)
It's not a's a BEAUTY MARK!
If people stalked the interweave
And looked at TwitPic carefully
A sight to see! I don’t deceive
Blog Mistress snogging openly.

And blatantly for all to see
A mole placed so delicately
That if not told so clearly
Could be a drop of dark brown tea.

Go look if you don’t believe
The truth’s out there - honestly,
Not a blemish you must agree
It made me smile and go “tee hee”.

(Thanks DaddyP! You've made her mole very happy!)

(To which Jaffer replied:)

What a beautiful little poem
To a little spot of beauty
Odd it is put into poetry
A mole and words from A to M

(And then Speedy said:)

Ode to ode, tweet to tweet,
Hey that picha is really neat.
A mark o beauty, on a cheeky cheek
You have a nice schnozzoli,
Better than my big fat beek
Son was there, he gots a goat teet
Which is also really neat.
Guack a guwacka mollie
I have a huge one on my bum
That my lil comment fer U,
Now I haz 2 run.

(And Miss MoneyPenny's two-cents on the subject is:)

I'm happy to see your Mole,
Wasn't hiding in a fishing Hole,
While Speedy Speedcat was on Patrol,
Trolling for fresh fish of Sole! :)

Monday, December 29, 2008

What's New @ Dear Teddy?

Those silly ol' bears at Dear Teddy are still telling tales
and busy making memories...
Replacement Bear (aka: RP) traveled all the way from
California to Great Britain to meet Snowy Bear for Christmas!
And despite having lived a very sheltered life (like in a box for the past 40 years?!?) RP appears to be coming out of his shell...and had a grand time romping around the beach with his new friend!

Click here to read all about it!

*Do YOU have a favorite memory or story to tell about one of your childhood toys? If so, Dear Teddy's resident teditors, Busy Bear, Snowy Bear, and Grumpy Ted would LOVE to hear from you!

Sunday, December 28, 2008

Caught In The Moment...

Sylvie D (aka: Mrs. Fuel My Blog) is very talented artist, photographer and blogger with an eye for beauty and a knack for making some truly inspiring photo collages...which can be found on her personal blog as well as on the
Fuel My Blog's Blog, in a feature she calls
Each week, Sylvie picks a few pictures from the Fuelmyblog Flickr Group that highlight the talent amongst the Fuel My Blog community...
and the results are always surprising and a pleasure to behold.

This week I was happy to see one of my photos (lower left) as well as a couple from my bloggy-buds, Claire (upper left) and 70steen (upper right) included in this beautiful collage ~
Sylvie says, "The beauty about taking pictures is to immortalise what has moved us for a split second, what has made us stop in our tracks, admire and made us grab the moment."

(Click the picture to enlarge it,
and click here to read why she chose these particular photos.)

If you have a blog, I encourage you to join Fuel My Blog - there you will find lots of quality blogs, friendly people, forums, helpful hints and useful information about blogging, contests, and my not-so-humble-opinion, it's just the BEST blogging community around!

Friday, December 26, 2008

What A Nice Surprise!

Thank you Viscape for the honor of including ME (at #6) in your list of the

I lift my cups and raise a toast to you
and everyone who has helped me realize my dream
of being the world's first and only TRAVELING BRA!

Wednesday, December 24, 2008

'Twas the Night Before Christmas

Oh Christmas Tree...oh Christmas Tree... bodacious are your branches!
with ME upon them!
While I'm hanging with Diva in Tennessee for Christmas,
I wonder what my blog-mistress's kids are doing back home in California?

Probably sleeping under their Christmas Tree
and listening to mom read The Night Before Christmas
like they always do on Christmas Eve.

I wonder if they'll remember all the words this year?
(Note: Despite what you see and hear in this video,
both kids really are straight "A" students
and my blog-mistress does not have a lisp!)

Tuesday, December 23, 2008

Semi Wordless Bra Tuesday

I don't think Nurse Amanda Hugankiss will mind if I show off her handiwork...she's quite the wiz with a needle 'n thread!
For this cute little Santa Bra, she used leftover sutures and dental floss from Hollydale General Hospital Clinic and Beaver Taming Salon!
What a gal! So crafty AND thrifty!
Ho Ho Ho!

Monday, December 22, 2008

Music Monday

I chose this Christmas song by the indie rock band, Brighten because
they are one of my blog-mistress's daughter's favorite bands
and they also hail from Chico, California!
Merry Christmas Baby
(for Kati xoxo)

Monday, December 15, 2008

Music Monday

I have been traveling to my next destination for about 3 weeks now...
and I am eagerly anticipating my arrival ANY MINUTE!
(I hope!)

Thursday, December 11, 2008

A Big Box Awesome!

What is this mouse pad doing here? Well, my friend Drew of The Ben Spark is holding a contest called BenSpark's Big Box of Awesome...and I'm helping out by revealing one of over 40 secret items found in the box!

Oh. I guess it's not really much of a secret now is it?

Oh well...just click on the mouse pad and enter the AWESOME contest!

Wanna Try My Apple-Pear Crisp?

It's in here....

Last year, the Fuel My Blog community created a book called “The Human Behind The Avatar” (you can take a look here)...and just like last year, I am proud to be a contributor to this year's effort titled, A Global Cookbook. Fuel My Blog members from 'round the world have submitted their favorite local recipes representing their country/region...and just like last year, the proceeds from the book will be donated to a charity; Stop Hunger Now .
What a great gift!
Click on the book for details about how to order yours
and try Olga's Apple-Pear Crisp!

Wednesday, December 10, 2008

Wordless Beaver Wednesday

(Note: I am stilllllll traveling from here to there...and hope to have an update regarding next exciting adventure SOON! In the meantime, please enjoy the following post....)

Last week I introduced ya'll to Wordless Bra Tuesday (courtesy of Nurse Amanda Hugankiss and Doctor Shoal, staff of the world famous Hollydale General Hospital Clinic and Beaver Taming Salon.) This week I'd like to introduce you to yet another one of the Nurse and Doctor's silly games:
Wordless Beaver Wednesday!
And if ya wanna play along...just post a picture of a beaver on Wednesday!
(Words are optional)

Here's the post
Nurse Hugankiss chose for today ~

To top off my new holiday party outfit for the
Annual Christmas Party (phew!)....I chose this snappy little Red-Sheared-Beaver
and White-Rabbit Santa Hat!
(No, I did NOT make it and neither did Olga!)

Click on my picture for details about my hat!

*Find the complete list of
Wordless Beaver Wednesday links here: Speedcat 2008

Monday, December 8, 2008

Music Monday

Baby, it's cold outside!

So remember to wear a hat!

Come join Music Monday and share your songs with us. One simple rule, leave ONLY the actual post link here. You can grab this code at LJL Please note these links are STRICTLY for Music Monday participants only. All others will be deleted.

Friday, December 5, 2008

7 Things About Not About Me Meme!

Whilst (still!) traveling from Norway to my next destination...
70'steen tagged me with a meme...dang it! what great timing!....thinking up stuff to reveal has really helped take my mind off the fact that I've been stuck in the same uncomfortable position inside this cramped envelope for well over a week now...arg! aching straps!

Anyhoo....I've decided ya'll know enough about me (for now) so I tweaked the meme just a tad to shed a little light on someone whom I've had to put UP with for years....can you guess WHO?


1. As a child, she met Charles Schultz, the creator of Peanuts, at his home/studio in Santa Rosa, California and he graciously drew and autographed a picture of Snoopy for her.

(But this is not it)

2. One of the many bad habits skills she acquired during college was beer chugging...(even while standing on her head!)....which earned her the dubious title of Chico State 1978 Pioneer Week Beer Chugging CHAMPION! She started training early
(but this is not actually her)

3. Coincidentally, that same year, she missed registration for the next semester 'cuz she was "too busy" tubing down the Sacramento River practicing her "skills" & she just took the semester off...and never went back. (someday she will....)

4. She loves this movie...especially this scene!

5. She puts peanut butter on her BLT sandwiches. HEY! Don't knock it 'til you've tried it!

6. Believe it or not, she once lived on...
(no comment)

7. She is not fond of heights. Nor does she like driving in the fog...or at night. She really doesn't like driving across bridges....and she hates windy (winedy?..windey?...windee?...WHINE-DEE?!?) mountain roads.
*Check out this SHORT video and you'll see why!

GOSH...This was fun!

Oh, and TAG - you're it!...if you want...