Thursday, January 8, 2009

My Cups Runneth Over! (Again...)

I've made some new blogging friends via Twitter recently....
one is Unfinished Rambler who (even though he hates awards)
gave me little Blog Love...and I can always use a little more love, so THANKS!
I'd like to pass this on to another fellow hat-maker and late night Twitterer,
Jaffer of ManiaRavings.

both think my Blog is Fabulous! Thanks gals...I think you're purty fabulous too!
Now according to the "rules" attached to this award,
I'm 'spose to list 5 things I'm addicted to...
So here goes:
1) Blogging (duh)
2) Coffee (what blogger isn't?)
3) My cell phone (it's like another appendage)
4) Oatmeal (every morning baybee)
5) Late night blog-volleyball with Speedy (every night baybee)
Pass it on to 5 fabulous bloggers:
(I chose more new & not-so-new Twitter-pals)

One of my Bestest Blogging Buddies, Meleah of Momma Mia Mea Culpa ...gave me this Blogging Friends Forever Award...thanks sweetie...I hope we always will be!

The “BFF” award is passed on according to the following rules:
1. Only five people are allowed.
2. Four have to be dedicated followers of your blog.
3. One has to be someone new or recently new to your blog and live in another part of the world.
4. You must link back to whoever gave you the award.

Monday, November 24, 2008


I am just busting at the seams with PRIDE to announce that
World Blog Council has deemed my blog worthy of APPROVAL!

The official document from Colonel Reginald Fotherington-Blogworthy II CEO, MD, ARSE and Frau von Sauertraut, Cultural Advisor states:
"Your internet weblog has undergone stringent review from our panel of internationally acclaimed internet weblog experts. After careful deliberation and several large brandies they have concluded that your blog not only exists but should warrant approval from our panel of internationally acclaimed internet weblog experts!"

I'm not exactly sure WHAT THIS ALL MEANS?!?
But I feel very uplifted by the really cool badge and certificate!

the author certificate

And I'm thrilled right down to my underwires for the APPROVAL!

PLEASE VISIT the World Blog Council to read my official REVIEW!

Tuesday, October 14, 2008

A Couple of Awards & Thank Yous

I am waaaaay overdue in acknowledging a couple of awards from some very thoughtful bloggers...
Thank you to Shinade of The Painted Veil for this BEE-YOO-TIFUL Butterfly Award! Shinade is not only a beautiful person on the inside and out...she has some very lovely photos on her blog...check them out!
I want to pass this along to Doctah Shoal, founder of the world renowned Hollydale General Hospital, not only for having "the coolest blog I ever knew" but for always keeping his staff (especially the Night Nurse) in stitches!

And thank you to Val, of Life and Vincent, for this Brilliante Award - it's my 5th one! Val's blog is also a photo blog about a certain someones favorite Hump Day Hunk....rrrr-arrrrr!
I am passing this award along to my bloggy buddy/poker pal Claire of A Little Piece of Me...just 'cuz she's just so bloody brilliante...and very very naughty!

(From September 26, 2007 post) ALSO....Double-D thanks to Kristie of Lily's Licorice for giving me this lovely blog award! I heart it!
I am passing it on to my most recent Chaperons Fracas and Drowsey Monkey as a small token of my appreciation for exposing me to Canada! And 'cuz I heart them too!

All of my blog awards are available for your viewing pleasure in my

Monday, September 1, 2008

A BOATLOAD of Awards!

Thanks to Lady Rose of Stir the Cauldron and to ScratchBags of An Itchy Blog for giving me this beautiful Brillante Award! (It's my THIRD & FOURTH one and I appreciate it very very VERY much!) I'm passing it along to my old blogging buddy LOBO of Predator Press. :)

Lee of Tarheel Ramblings thinks I'm worth a MILLION BUCKS! Lee writes: "A million dollar friend to me is someone who takes the time to get to know you on more than a superficial level. It is someone who is willing to put for the effort it takes to be a friend with no thought of what they’re going to get out of it." WoW - thanks Lee! I'm honored to be your friend - and am passing this Million Dollar Friend Award on to my dear friend Speedy of Speedcat Hollydale even though I think he's worth at least 460 million billion dollars?!!!

My pal Drowsey of DrowseyMonkey
has given me the BFF Gold Card and The Royal Banana! Thanks Drowsey! I am looking forward to giving you a great BIG HUG soon! I'm sending the BFF Gold Card to Fracas 'cuz I'll never be able to repay her for the cRaZy-awesome-unforgetable-wonderful time she's showing me in Canada!...and Jeanna of The (very yummylicious) Wisconsin Candy Dish gets The Royal Banana - I hope she dips it in chocolate, rolls it in nuts, and then blogs about it!
And somehow I also earned a
Top Commenter Award from Drowsey.
(I don't know who my top commenter is...any guesses?!)

Mimi of Mimi Writes has passed along this Friendship Award and I'd like to pass it along to The Reverend and Daddy Papersurfer...'cuz they both like tea (and I think they like me too!)

Mimi has also awarded this beautiful Room In My Heart badge to all the blogs that participated in BlogBlast for Peace June 2008. To participate in the next BlogBlast for Peace - mark your calendars of November 6, 2008!
Thanks Mimi - you have the biggest heart of all!

Tuesday, July 22, 2008

Fun AND Brilliante - A Winning Combo!

My good pal Drowsey Monkey received this cute little award from Lady Banana...and has passed it along to little ol' me 'cuz she thinks my blog is FUN TO READ! Thanks Drowsey...if you hadn't given this award to me, I'd definitely being passing it on to you! And since you also passed it on to my current Chaperon, Claire, I guess I won't be doing that either. Fortunately, I only read blogs that are FUN TO READ...unfortunatley I can't award them all...sooooo...I'm passing this award on to my two previous British Chaperons ~ Diary of a 70's Teen and Daddy Papersurfer ~ because their blogs are indeed...FUN TO READ!

Drowsey also passed along this Brilliante Award to me for being one of her Top 10 Commenters. Sorry, but but I have no idea who my Top 10 Commenters if you think you are one, please award yourself! And I probably don't need to ask you to leave a comment, 'cuz if you are a Top 10 Commentor, you'd do that anyway! Right?

Saturday, July 12, 2008

I'm Twittering, Googling, and (Apparently) Brilliante Too!

Corrine, of Jafabrit's Art, just BLOWS ME AWAY with her artistic talent and endless, creative endeavours! Every time I check out her blog, there's a new and exciting project she's working on - the likes of which I've usually never seen before! I was lucky enough to hang out with Corrine and her awesome Knit Knot Tree a few months ago, and despite my little run-in with Johnny Law....we've been bosom buddies ever since...because "Life is too short to be getting yer knickers in a knot!" Thank you for that BRILLIANTE quote and this BRILLIANTE Award Corrine!....I am honored to even be listed among your talented recipients!

I'm passing this Award on to my good pal DrowseyMonkey because she is so...well, BRILLANT! She finally talked me into using Google Reader in order to keep abreast of all my favorite blogs...but what I really wanna know is....WHY didn't I do this sooner?!? It's so GREAT! Thanks Drowsey! (Oh, and if YOU'VE subscribed to my blog?...then you might want to re-subscribe to it...I changed my settings so you will now get the full post, not just the "teaser" in your Reader. You're welcome!)

And this Award also goes to my current Chaperon, the Lovely and BRILLIANT Claire of A Little Piece of Me...for hooking me up with Willy and teaching me how to FLY! And for talking me into using Twitter...oh my I'm Googling and Twittering all OVER the place! Weeeeeeeeeee!!!

Friday, June 6, 2008

Arte-Y-Pico Award

Random Chick of Confessions of a Random Chick recently gave me this really beautiful Arte-Y-Pico Award! The orginator of this award has asked that it be "passed along to 5 blogs that are considered deserving for their creativity, design, interesting material, and contribution to the blogger community, no matter of language."
So, I shall pass it along to these very creative, artistic bloggers ~
2) Drew of The Ben Spark
3) Corinne of Jafabrit's Art

July 14, 2008 ~ UPDATE: I have also received this award from CMK of Out of My Mind...THANK YOU! Now I have a perfectly matched pair!

Wednesday, May 28, 2008

Entrecard Favorite Award

Well, well, well...looky here! I've just been honored as an Entrecard Favorite in the "Underwear Fetish" department by Lady Rose! Thanks milady! I appreciate your support!

Thursday, May 8, 2008

Another Worthy Golden Underwire of BRA-very Recipient!

I'm very happy to announce that tonight at 10:17 pm, Miss MoneyPenny was the 20,000 visitor to my blog! Woo-hoo!!! Miss MP has been providing incredible 'round the clock coverage and keeping the entire blogoshpere abreast of all the latest developments in the current Donut War between the USA and which, thanks in part to her secret defense squad; The 36DD Stealth Brassiere Bomb Squadron, there appears to be a cease fire! (For now anyway...I'm not really sure...haven't heard much from Canada lately...guess we'll just have to wait and see.)
To show my appreciation for her dediciation, sense of humor, and hard work, not only will Miss MP recieve at least a year's worth of powdered sugar and rainbow sprinkle donuts, but I am also giving her the coveted Olga's Golden Underwire of BRA-very Award for going above and beyond the call of duty! Congratulations Miss MonneyPenny!!! Now you just say "when" - and we'll shoot those donuts your way...air mail!

Sunday, May 4, 2008

Speedcat Hollydale's 0007 Seal of Approval

Awwww....thanks Speedy!
I love you too!

Please pass the donuts....

Tuesday, April 22, 2008


The multi-talented Lynda of Peripheral Vision-Inner Sights recently gave me this You Cheer Me Up Award! Thank you Lynda! Be sure to check out Lynda's blog - her art and photographs will cheer anyone up! I love Lucy and I LOVE this award - so I'm passing it on to Random Chick and Claire of A Little Piece of Me 'cuz I love them too (in a non-sexual-never-met-you kind of way.) (Yes, I stole that line from Claire!)

I also received this bee-yoo-tiful Free To Fly "Living a Beautiful Life from the Inside Out"Award from Iriegal of Mental Stimulation ~ Thank you Iriegal! I am definitatley FREE TO FLY and I have certainly lived my life from the INSIDE OUT! (And I prefer OUT!) I'm passing this on to three beautiful women doing their darndest to live a beautiful life from the inside out; Drowsey of DrowseyMonkey, Meleah of Momma Mea Mia Culpa and Piper of Bliss in Bloom!

And my pal Drowsey just gave me this beautiful Red Rose!...right before she hit me with a meme (arg!) and then posted THIS humilating hysterical piece about my poor absent-minded blog-mistress! I'm sure glad Drowsey's back in the blogosphere...even if she is 36% evil. I'm passing this Red Rose along to everyone on my blogroll as a way of saying THANKS for your support!

Friday, March 14, 2008

Cool & Clever

The other day, Random Chick of Confessions of a Random Chick stamped me (and these 5 other cool bloggers) with her with Official Seal of Coolness! (Don't worry, it didn't hurt!) She says we've "made her laugh until she's peed her pants, enlightened her with deep insights, and given her really awesome things to ponder." Hmmm...sorry 'bout your pants RC, but I'm glad I could enlighten you! And thanks!
I am passing this cool award on to a new bloggy-friend who is probably THE coolest holy man all of Memphis (or pretty much anywhere)...The Reverend Pete of Your Neighborhood Reverend!
And to my downright freezing-cool bloggy-pal Jeanna of Wisconsin Candy Dish! Her "sugar coated humor from the heartland" makes me almost as happy as a big ol' hunk a deep, dark chocolate! (Hey - do yourself a favor right now, and go check out her blog - then vote for her at the Bloggers Choice Awards - or, just click here or here!)

The Mrs of Ringtailed Squealers has given me her very own Blogger Cleverness Award because she says I am a "lacy black bra who is talented enough to type - no easy feat for undergarments." Well, truth be known...I just make stuff up whisper cleverness into my blog-mistress's ear and she types it...which is still pretty dang clever, I suppose. Many thanks to The Missus!...I am passing this on to Frank the Sedentary Jockstrap's very clever owner, Dorky Dad! (Frank, I hope you are behaving yourself...stay out of The Wife's pantie drawer, ya hear?!)

Saturday, March 1, 2008

My Cups Overfloweth!

So...check out My Nice Big Rack (of awards) on my sidebar, and you'll see I've received a lot of attention over the past several months...for which I'm very flattered and extremely grateful!...but...what do all these awards and stuff mean?
Well to me, each one represents a pat on the back, (or tush) a wink, a nod, a thank-you! A hug, a high-5, a "way-to-go!", a big FAT kiss! Yes, these little tokens of appreciation, passed along from my fellow bloggers, fill my cups with much so that now they are overflowing! So, soon I will be moving My Nice Big Rack (of awards) to it's very own page ~ stay tuned for that ~ in the meantime, I'd like to thank these thoughtful bloggy-friends, and pass along some more awards!

Diva ~ Since you are one of THE most bodacious chicks around, I am honored and THRILLED to receive this from you...and I'm passing it on to these 3 Bad Ass Chicks: Claire of A Little Piece of Me (hi Willy!), The Mrs. of Ringtailed Squealers and Chelle of The Offended Blogger.

I'm giving a hug and a hickey to my Favorite Crusty Ol' Curmudgeon Redneck Poet, Robert of Observations from the Back 40 for this You Make My Day award! And I'm passing it on to a couple of other "curmudgeons" (not!) who in their own special way, make my day everyday ~ Grandad of Head Rambles and Daddy Papersurfer.

Look what the multi-talented Ms. Sugar of SugarQueens Dream cooked up for little ol' me ~ yum! Thanks Sugar! And I'm sending it on to my 3 sweet amigos; Drowsey, Speedy, and Crusty.

Well Drowsey ~ if it makes ya feel any better, I'm addicted to yours too! (Thanks!) In keeping with the tradition of this award, I'm passing it along to these 3 highly addicting blogs:
Bliss In Bloom

Special Delivery!
Piper of Bliss in Bloom emailed this adorable badge to me! Piper is talented, funny, smart and one of the most encouraging bloggers around. Thanks Piper! XOXO

The Ominous Comma, according to it's author Brentd, "is more fun than a mayonnaise enema." Thanks for this trophy Brent! Your blog rocks, but please ~ hold the mayo!

Linky Love is in the market for a new Sexy Secretary and she picked ME to be her very first applicant! Hmmmm, whaddaya think?...should I get the job?...I've got the sexy part down pat, but...I can't type worth beans!

Sunday, February 24, 2008

Now That's More Like It!

Diane, of Much of a Muchness is celebrating her 1st blog birthday and sent me this lovely commemorative badge - thanks Diane - you're a sweetie! If ya haven't done so, you really ought to go check out Diane's blog and see her AWESOME handmade books.

Wednesday, February 6, 2008

Thank You from the Bottom of my Cups!


My pals Drowsey of DrowseyMonkey, Lee of Tarheel Ramblings, and Bill (a.k.a. HungryMother) of Random Thoughts for giving me the "E" for Excellent Award! I appreciate your thoughtfulness, consider all THREE of you excellent bloggers ~ and am proud to call you my friends. I'm passing this on to a new bloggy friend, Jeanna of Wisconsin Candy Dish. Yum!

My Favorite (& currently bootless) Redneck Friend, Crusty (a.k.a. "Robert") of Observations from the Back 40 thinks I'm AWESOME and gave me an Award to prove it! And last night, my co-conspirator good pal Drowsey surprised me with one too! Thanks guys! have excellent taste in bras. ;) I am passing this on to an awesome and imaginative blogger, Claire (& her "friend" Willy) of
A Little Piece of Me.

And Double-D thanks to my Ringing-in-the-New-Year Chaperon, Meleah of Momma Mia Mea Culpa for sharing her Biggest Heart Award with little ol' me! I love it! And I love you! Cross My Heart! I'm passing this one on to my next chaperon, Mademoiselle Heather of The Wishful Writer. Oui Oui! (Guess where she's taking me?)

Tuesday, January 29, 2008

Wordless Chicken Tuesday in Chico, California

This award was given as a result of this post.
Thanks Capt'n Debbie!
Thanks Captain Debbie! How Eggs-citing!

Saturday, January 19, 2008

I LOVE LUCY and this award!

My stalker-turned-great-bloggy-pal DrowseyMonkey gave me this crazy-awesome You Cheer Me Up Award! Thanks girlfriend!

Drowsey, for some strange reason, can I see you and me
doing something just like this! But I wonder....
which one of us is Lucy and which one's Ethel?
I'm passing this award along to Stealth because she loves dark chocolate almost more than me and she's looking for a job as a professional chocolate taster.
AND I can totally see her doing this...with Gina!

And thanks, loyal Olga, the Traveling Bra Supporters, for your votes at the Bloggers Choice Awards! (see previous post) If you haven't voted yet, and would like to cast a vote for my blog in the Best Humor Blog category - CLICK HERE!

Wednesday, January 16, 2008

This Woman Get's My Support!

For only the second time in history, I am awarding my
This time to a loyal friend and blog-mate, DrowseyMonkey ~
for having the courage to speak out and not take CRAP from anyone!
You ROCK Drowsey, and I will always support you!

Monday, January 14, 2008

UPDATE: Petra Wellpaddenton RESCUED!

(Note: This Award was given to Fracas as a result of this post.)
And so, Dear Fracas, on behalf of all decent (and even indecent) bras and undergarments everywhere I would like to thank you for your incredible support and acts of bra-very, and hereby bestow upon you...
Bra-vo Fracas, BRA-vo!

Wednesday, January 9, 2008

I'm Certified: Cool & Crazy!

I tell ya, my life takes more twists and turns than San Francisco's Lombard Street! Here's something I never saw coming (but am glad it did!) ~ I've been officially certified by Santa Claus! The Santa Certified Button is not an award as such ~ it is more a personal endorsement from the big guy himself telling the world that my blog "fulfills the standards that are acceptable to Santa!" This is quite an honor and it tickles me right down to my underwires to know that Santa Claus believes in Olga, the Traveling Bra! Thank you so much Santa ~ I'll do my best to stay on your "Nice" List! (And thanks for the digital cameras too!)

Debbie Dolphin of New England Lighthouse Treasures surprised me with this Cool and Crazy Award which is meant to recognize blogs that are "Cool & Crazy, and the blog owner is not afraid to admit it”. Yup - that's ME! :) Thanks Debbie! I'm passing this one on to:
Brad Pitt Moooooog35 of Mental Poo

Friday, December 28, 2007

My Pal Drowsey

Making new friends, from all around the world, is one of the best things about blogging! And I must say that Drowsey of DrowseyMonkey has become one of my bestest blogging buddies!

In addition to reading and commenting on each other's blogs everyday, we enjoy emailing dirty pictures fun stuff back and forth and gossiping chit chatting about all sorts of weird people things. Who'da thunk that a doll, a monkey and a big ol' bodacious black bra could ever have so much FUN together!

Drowsey and I have been stalking each other seen together all OVER the blogosphere, and now that we're both Founders at Go! Smell the Flowers! we get to spend even more time together! Drowsey's blog recently had it's 5,000th visitor and to celebrate this momentous occasions, Drowsey (who is also an excellent artist) designed and gave these cool badges to her bloggy friends! THANKS Drowsey ~ I will proudly display it on my blog! I love it...and I love you too!

Tuesday, December 18, 2007

I Gotz Mad Skillz!

Remember Ingrid, of Boricua in Texas?...that perky gal responsible for starting that whole "natural rock formation" thing here a couple of weeks ago? Well, now she's gone and given me this super-cool MAD SKILLZ Award in honor of my "globetrotting with humor skills!" How crazy-awesome is that?! Thank you Ingrid!

The originator of this
Mad Skillz Award is the very funny CamiKaos of Mommified Me...she designed this award to honor bloggers who are "really good at some crazy things!" You mean like balancing a can of beer on your head?! Yes...that is Cami in the picture! Which kinda reminds me of a certain someone I used to hang around with all the time who could chug pints of beer standing on her head! A-hem.

Certainly, ALL my bloggy friends are madly skilled in their own special way, so if you want this Mad Skillz Award, PLEASE take it...but also PUH-LEEEZ leave a comment telling me what your mad skill is! We wanna know! I'm officially passing this Award on to the maddest of the bunch;
Crusty - for your crazy Redneck truck-drivin' stories, poetry and culinary advice skillz, Drowsey for your strange-but-true (and hilarious) news reporting skillz and ability to stay up really late at night skillz, MedStudentWife - for your huntin', skinnin' and sewin' skillz, Speedy - for your "unique" PhotoShop skillz. And to Stealth - for your totally AWESOME blog-come-hell-or-high-water skillz...but mostly because this Award is just SO YOU!

Thursday, December 13, 2007

A Very Crusty Award

Now here's an award unlike any other...and one I hold especially close to my heart, because it is straight from the heart of My Favorite Redneck, Crusty (some call him "Robert") of Observations from the Back 40. It is always a pleasure to read Crusty's blog (I do it every day) because I never know what I'll find, but I do KNOW it'll be great! So if you haven't already, do yourself a favor and check out his blog...I promise, it'll do ya good! About this award, Crusty says, "I am presenting this award to bloggers and friends who have made me laugh...made me think...expanded my horizon's...and became friends." Well, thank you my Redneck friend, I am honored to receive it! And mark my words,'re all gonna see me proudly hanging from Crusty's rear view mirror!

On another note, Whimsy Gal at My Whimsy World tagged me with that blasted "Write a letter to my 13-year old self" meme! Dang it!...I thought I'd escaped that one! It's gonna be a bit of a challenge, so I promise to get to it after Christmas....cross my heart! And while I was at Whimsy's blog, I noticed she'd also given me the Good Buzz Award a few days ago...and I didn't even know it! I already have this award prominently displayed on my Nice Big Rack of Awards, but I'll gladly accept it again, because I believe a girl can never have too many awards. Or friends! Thanks Ms. Whimsy!'s NIPPY in New York.....stay tuned.....

Tuesday, December 11, 2007

Spreadin' Da Love!

Josey of Stayin' Silly, Livin' Lucky has generously passed along The Spreader of Love Award to little ol' moi! Double-D Thanks Josey! This heartfelt award was created by The Love Blog for
"an outstanding demonstration of blogging love."
Well, I do LOVE bloggin'...and if I happen to spread a little
LOVE along the way, all the better!
I'm passing it on to my Very Merry Christmas Chaperon, Mimzie of Mimzie's Muzings, and my Ringin' In The New Year Chaperon, Meleah of Momma Mia, Mia Culpa!
Soon we'll be spreadin' da love all OVER da place!

Wednesday, December 5, 2007

Good Thing I Have A Nice Big Rack!

Gee guys! Looks like Santa came to my blog early!
It's a good thing I have a nice BIG RACK
to display everything on!

Sweet Judy of ~Sugar Queens Dream~ (who I think is secretly one of Santa's elves) presented me with my very first Christmas Ornament!

Thank you Sugar, it's lovely...and you're an Angel!

Julie of Julie's Blog buzzed over to give me this Bee-yoo-tiful Good Buzz Blog Award which "is for blogs that have generated a happy hum in the blogosphere. Whether it be for their blog in general, one outstanding, unusual or controversial post, or for something cool the blogger has done. Or even for recognizing some promising, brand-new blogs." Thanks Julie!

Debbie Dolphin of the New England Lighthouse Blog really went all out and sailed across the digital seas to present me with this super-duper quadruple award!
WOW - thanks Captain Debbie!...I'm just BEAMING with appreciation!

And my dear bloggy pal, Meleah of Mama Mia Mia Culpa gave me this adorable Friendship Badge! And according to the fun "What Kind of Friend Are YOU?" test that accompanied this badge, I am (surprise surprise) a "Supportive Friend!" Thank you Meleah! xoxo Update: My Southern Buddy, Stealth just gave me this too! wOOw! Now I am doublely blessed!

Good friends are like good bras...hard to find, comfortable, supportive, & always close to the heart!
~To ALL of my Bloggy Friends ~
(Especially those on my 2 Big Cups Up BlogRoll)
Please accept one or more of these awards/badges
as an early Holiday gift from me to you!
(& don't forget your Rose from my previous post!)
I appreciate each and everyone of you more
than you will ever know.
Just choose which ever one(s) "calls to you"
and proudly display it on your blog ~ with love from,
Olga, the Traveling Bra
PS: Aruba photos are coming soon! Cross My Heart!