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Costco Tulip Bulbs

Jan
16

I bought a bag of 50 tulip bulbs from Costco about 3 months ago.  A bag of 50 bulbs were about $8.  yes, eight bucks.  It was a very good price.  Tulip bulbs usually go for $4 - $7 each at retail stores.

I bought them 3 months ago.  then I stored them in a mini refrigerator for 2 months.  It's called "forcing it" or "chill it". I just learn that technique.  I also made sure I didn't have any apples in my mini refrigerator.  They say apples will kill the bulbs.

I planted them on Christmas Eve.  I water them every morning.  I am now starting to see them sprouting out.  I am looking forward to see some progress.  I have a lot of small pots to give away to my friends and family.

More pictures coming...

Check out my cute, rustic pot setup.  I bought them at a garage sale for $1.00
Oh yeah, I should talk about garage sales sometimes... :)

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Costco Shopping - January 5, 2015

Jan
06

I found these LED lights.  I have two sets of florecent lights in my garage.  So, I'm going to replace one as a test.  If this works out well, I shall buy one more set.  I'll have to motivate myself to install this one first.

Kashi granola bars were $3.30 off ($9.49 after discount).  One box contains 35 bars, so each bar is about 27 Cents.  I think these granola bars are must items for working people like me. I should buy some more.

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Calvin Klein Pants - Too Long

Dec
31

I bought 4 pairs of Calvin Klein jeans ($24.99 each).  3 of them were dark blue that I could wear them at work and look decent.

But, these pants are longer than what they should be, so, I have to take them back.  This is irritating.  I know that jeans shrink when washed, but they are way off.  Look at the picture below.  Both pairs of pants are Calvin Klein, 30x30.  The longer pair is the one I just bought.  This will not work for me.

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My Christmas Story 2014 - A New Friend

Dec
29

It began 4-5 years ago.  I went to Smart and Final one late evening.  A lady in front of me left her wallet/datebook at the counter and walked away, so I grabbed her wallet and ran after her.  We had a quick conversation (about 10 seconds ?), not enough time to introduce each other.  She thanked me and told I me I was an angel.  I gave her a smile, spreaded my arms like an angel, and ran back to the cashier who was waiting to check me out.

Several months later I met her again at the same Smart and Final. We greeted each other and finally introduced each other.

Then I met her again at the same Smart and Final.  This time she was with her husband.  She introduced me to her husband. Then I met her a few more times here and there.

More than a year passed without seeing her.

On Christmas Eve (2014), I went to Smart and Final for spinach and kale, and I saw her there.  We were happy to see each other.  We had a long conversation at the parking lot.  She realized I would be home alone for Christmas, and invited me to her house for Christmas dinner.

I will let the pictures do the talking. There was plenty of food.  I wanted to have second... but I felt embarrassed to go for second when everyone was finishing up eating.

Oh, she bought the prime rib from Costco.

I wrote her a Christmas card.  It said "I feel like I'm in a movie"

After dinner, she told me she would find a girl for me (she meant a wife).  She asked what type of girl I like.  So I told her that, in a perfect world, my wife will be heavier and taller than I am.

I have a new friend.  Life is good.

Merry Christmas.

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Roll is Roll. Sush is Sushi. Roll is not Sushi

Dec
06

This happens sometimes when I meet new people.  And this irritates me (little) when it happens.

We talk about food.  And she claims that she LOVES Sushi.  So, we start talking about Sushi.  Then she tells me she only eats California roll and other cooked stuff.

So... she doesn't like sushi.  She likes other stuff they sell at sushi places.   It's like me going to Del Taco for Double Del Cheeseburger - and claim I just ate Mexican food.

Roll is not Sushi.  Sushi usually means raw fish sitting on top of a block of rice.  Yes, not all sushi is raw, but most good stuff is raw.

Anything "Roll" is not sushi. California roll is not sushi.

Roll is roll
Sushi is sushi
Roll is not sushi

In many cases, girls who say they love sushi turn out that they cannot handle sushi.  This is frustrating to people who like sushi.
 

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Happy Holidays! - Thanksgiving Hangover

Nov
28

Happy holidays to you~!

I put away Thanksgiving stuff.  I put the turkey rack in trash bag for a long term storage.  In the trash bag, I put a little note to myself.  I will be 1 year older when I open this bag.  I hope I will bake turkey next year.  I hope I will enjoy my boring life-style for many years to come.

My Christmas coffee mug is out for the season.  Good times.

Oh, something happened to my leftover turkey meal.  They tasted even better a day old.  Maybe it's because I didn't spend time cooking.  I just microwaved.  Anyway, leftover turkey was very enjoyable.  I am happy with my turky this year.

I hope everyone is enjoying the long weekend.  Take care.  Talk to you soon.

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Happy Thanksgiving 2014

Nov
27

Happy Thanksgiving!
This year's turkey was THE best of them all.   It was a 21 pounder.

I've been baking Turkeys for 5-6 years now.  I usually bake 15 lb turkeys.  But, this year, I went for a bigger bird for a bigger fun.  As usual, I was home alone and ate alone.  I was invited to a family gathering about 70 miles away.  But, I politely declined so I can enjoy being home alone.   There is nothing like being at home - even if I live alone.

I am not a bad son.  In fact, I am a good son.  I see my parents almost every weekend. So, my parents do not miss me for Thanksgiving much.  I will see them in 2 days, and we will share Thanksgiving stories.

My turkey came out really nice.   I didn't follow any recipe. I seasoned the turkey from my past experience (memory).  I used orange, lemon, sage, & rosemary growing in my front yard.  I watched TV, drank coffee, and relaxed.  It was a good time.

Happy Thanksgiving.

I am glad I bought that turkey rack from Costco last year

From Costco: Turkey, turkey rack, cranberry sauce, green bean casserole, gravy

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Available at Costco - Donsuemor Madeleines, Whitehall Lane Winery

Nov
25
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During the holidays, it’s just as important to save. With gifts to be bought and guests to entertain, it’s a nice time to give thanks to Costco. Not only does the super store offer great gift ideas and steals (think electronics, books, clothes, etc.), but it features some great staples for the table during the holiday season. While turkey and the trimmings seem obvious, here are two items that can be enjoyed by one and all (well, for one if you’re 21 and over that is), and may not be on your radar yet.

For the sweet tooth of guests wishing for a compliment to their seasonal hot drink, be it tea, hot cocoa, or even a hot toddy - keep a case of Donsuemor Madeleines around the house. The French inspired dessert cookies are available in a 28-pack at Costco (priced at $6.99), and they not only look festive with their unique clamshell shape which can be dusted with powdered sugar for an extra winter touch, or arranged in a Christmas tree design for a table decoration, but their rich buttery taste coupled with a soft pillowy texture make them a simple treat which can be enjoyed by all ages.

With Costco’s vast selection of wine, choosing the right label can be overwhelming to say the least. For those looking to provide guest with something to sip on while mingling, the Whitehall Lane Winery choices are a crowd pleaser. Costco carries the Napa Valley winery’s Zinfandel for the red wine drinker - which pairs perfectly with rich holiday meats, and their Sauvignon Blanc for those in favor of white wine and want something crisp and citrusy to balance such finger foods such as cheese plates and shrimp cocktails.

Try them out this season and don’t be afraid to share your holiday hosting experience!

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