Last week’s poll asked what you preferred to use pumpkins for (food, decoration or chunkin’) and while I myself love all three, the majority of you picked “food”. Not a surprise I suppose especially with such greatness as pumpkin pie, pumpkin spice shakes, and roasted pumpkin seeds being some fall favorites. But even with all that food goodness, who doesn’t like watching as a pumpkin gets chunked thousands of feet by some crazy contraption?!
Anyway, this week’s poll has to do with another type of food but one that I definitely do not enjoy. In fact, it’s the single food item that I will take the time to pick out of whatever I am eating just so I can avoid its horrendous flavor. Yes, it’s a poll about whether or not you enjoy eating black olives. Now, you might wonder why I would bring up such a poll when there are plenty of other topics I could prompt you with this week. Well, it’s a long story:
Months ago I decided to plan “Ownage Fest 2009” which would be centered around my lovely wife. After we found out that we were having a baby she told me that she wasn’t going to be having a shower here in Minnesota and this was something that I had to change. So I set about covertly planning this shower with a little help from many people including several here. The surprise would be two-fold:
1. My wife’s sister would arrive on Thursday morning and meet her for lunch. My wife thought she was meeting me but broke down into tears when she saw her sister instead. Awesome. The plan was that any question in her mind about shady dealings that may have been afoot would be eliminated after seeing her sister.
2. On Saturday I would have a bunch of friends get together to have a shower for my wife. It was planned by dawnmarie through her wedding and event planning business Fantastic Affairs. She was helped by several others on the day of the party, namely Mrs. Marcos. The party, from what I’m told, was absolutely awesome and was another total surprise for my wife. As she came into the room, confused as hell due to my awesome cover story, she couldn’t understand why Mrs. Marcos was there already and why the hotel staff was showing us a room that was being used. After it finally dawned on her what was happening (after everyone yelled, “SURPRISE!”) she broke down into tears and gave me a big hug.
Honestly, I could not have done it successfully without the help of dawnmarie’s Fantastic Affairs. She handled everything for me including purchasing, invitations, and rental of the Grand Stay Hotel’s meeting room. At the end all I had to do was get my wife there, pick up the leftovers and presents, and write a check for the total. Highly recommended for those of you that really would prefer someone else do all the work for you!
I would like to again thank each and every person who took time out of their busy schedules to celebrate with my wife and I would also like to personally thank Mr. Larry Werner of Thisweek Newspapers for funding this event for my lovely wife. Each and every single dollar was worth it.
Anyway, back to the topic at hand: black olives. At the party my wife was given a small can (pictured above) of black olives I assume for some sort of treat at the party. They didn’t have a can opener and knowing how much I loved black olives they ended up in my possession. So, I brought them home but before emptying the can and recycling it, I figured I’d ask what you all thought about them.
- Edible (55.0%, 29 Votes)
- Disgusting (42.0%, 22 Votes)
- N/A (4.0%, 2 Votes)
Total Voters: 53
Do you eat the devil’s olives? Why? Some people I know don’t think they have any flavor at all but I can taste them as soon as just the smallest piece gets in my mouth. Do you eat regular olives and if so, which ones of those do you prefer (cheese, garlic, jalapeno, habanero stuffed)? Whatever you have to say about black olives go ahead and comment on and then please be sure to check out our expired polls in the archive or read through the previous posts about polls here.