You are looking at the entire reason Bossy renews her membership to the place where glamour never ends, BJs Wholesale Club.
Bossy is an olive fanatic, not unlike Goldie Hawn, whose own olive craving peaked during her first pregnancy, causing Goldie to name her baby Oliver. Bossy gets it.
Unfortunately Bossy’s taste in olives is rather refined, and for that you can blame a store in this open-air market.
But as soon as you get talking about scooping olives out of a big vat into a little plastic to-go container, you are talking about some coin, which as we all know Bossy doesn’t have.
Then Bossy discovered this 54 ounce container of Italian Olive Medley loveliness at BJs for $8.99. And Bossy understands $8.99 isn’t free, but this jar lasts forever, even in Bossy’s house — where forever equals through a weekend during a British invasion.
Lizzy saysApril 13, 2009 at 9:29 am
I’m all about the bulk, both in my waistline and my purchasing habits.
zelzee saysApril 13, 2009 at 10:51 am
or forever could equal a weekend of martinis…….
cartoongoddess saysApril 13, 2009 at 10:57 am
Wegmans olive bar. Not terribly expensive, but very dangerous. Seriously addictive. All kinds.
Little Miss Sunshine State saysApril 13, 2009 at 11:23 am
Do I spy Bossy’s feet reflected in the glass of the 637 oz jar of olives?
corrie saysApril 13, 2009 at 11:44 am
I renew my BJs membership for the pimento stuffed spanish olives…. then I eat them with gobs and gobs of roasted red pepper hummus. Mmmmm……
vuboq saysApril 13, 2009 at 11:44 am
I am sensing some sort of olive-theme with BOSSY’s posts today! And I am All About That! Olives! Yum! Martini Time, anyone?
Formerly Unemployed Susan saysApril 13, 2009 at 1:20 pm
I make olive tapenade that gets eaten up evey time I serve it.
70% olives, a variety
20% sundried tomatoes, in oil
Everything into the food processor.
foolery saysApril 13, 2009 at 2:13 pm
Bossy passed right through the Olive Capital of America on her road trip last year: Corning, California, population NOT MANY, claim to fame OLIVES. It’s in my back yard. Next road trip YOU. WILL. STOP.
reen saysApril 13, 2009 at 3:18 pm
Oh yeah baby! I could live on olives, cheese, and wine. Actually I almost do. There is an olive farm/winery very close to where I live and I’ve never gone…for fear of never wanting to come back.
I’m curious to the “British invasion” link but it, too, goes to the open air market post…?
Ryann saysApril 14, 2009 at 6:24 am
I had a temporary membership to BJ’s. I love the store but the nearest one is half an hour away so I’m always in turmoil over how much/ what to buy in the limited time I have to shop =( I’ve never had olives but those look nice and yummy. I want to renwew it but can I really drink 12 cartons of lactaid milk by August? Maybe that’s what the bulk cereal and cookie aisles are for =)
the cheap chick saysApril 14, 2009 at 4:58 pm
Yay Bossy! This post goes perfectly with the one I wrote about frugal grocery shopping for today.
The lesson learned here? Figure out what treat you NEED to have, and then figure out a way to get it for less. Bossy, you are an inspiration to us all! Now excuse me, I need a dry martini, stat.
magpie saysApril 15, 2009 at 10:11 am
Mmm, olives. But my BJs membership expired and it would cost $40 to renew, meaning that the olives would cost $49, and that seems a little too spendy…
Reeb saysApril 15, 2009 at 12:14 pm
I looked at that photo and started salivating. Somebody call Pavlov. One of his dogs turned into an olive-loving blog-reader.
Reflection = great.
Sparx saysApril 15, 2009 at 11:05 pm
Oh olives olives olives, reason to stay a member of anything really… and that’s pretty cheap for what looks like some good old wholesome olive consumery….