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But, we needed a place for Costco shoppers to say hi.
I hope you enjoy the stay. Have a nice day.

Bathroom #1

Apr
11

Here's a picture of my master bathroom, AKA bathroom #1.  :)

I only buy Q-Tips and body lotions from Costco.  3 pack of Q-Tips last about 3 years.  It takes me about 10 minutes to put the Q-Tips neatly in the container as pictured.

I bought that Essenza reed diffuser several years ago from Costco as well.  It smells good.

I got colognes over the years for various reasons, and my collection is getting larger.  The oldest bottle of cologne is Tuscany.  I received it about 27 years ago from a girl who had a crush on me.  Bottle of Gucci is about 20+ years old.

I rarely wear colognes.  Sometimes I wear cologne on Sunday when I'm home alone.  Colognes are like music.  Some people will love your smell.  And it will make a lot of people gag. So, please think twice when you wear perfumes or colognes to work.  I guarantee you some of your co-workers are talking about your smell behind your back.

Sometimes, I wear colognes when I'm with a female companion, but ONLY after she approves the smell.

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Garage Sale - April 9, 2016

Apr
10

One lady picked up this bed sheet set and I quickly realized that I just missed something I desperately needed.  The fitted sheet I bought from Costco is worn out.  I needed a new one.

The lady asked the seller how much it was, but she asked in Spanish.  "Siete" the seller replied.   I don't speak mush Spanish, but I know siete meant seven.

She decided not to buy it and put in back.  So, I picked it up and asked the same guy how much it was, but this time in English.  "Fifteen" he replied.  I stuck to my routine and didn't show my emotion.  I said "I thought you said seven to that lady" - and he corrected himself.  Seven it was.

So, I bought 2 sets.  I washed and dressed my bed with the pink one.  It's hard to tell how they feel, because pima cotton gets softer over time as we wash them.  So far, it's not bad for Siete Dolares.

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Takeya Thermoflask Insulated Stainless Steel Water Bottle 40 oz (Twin Pack)

Apr
09

You pay less at Costco for 2 bottles, compared to a sinlge bottle from Amazon.

If you are lucky enough to find these Takeya Thermoflasks at your local Costco, just so you know, these are really good price.  This twin pack was $34.99.  Usually a single canister goes for $35.  These high quality canisters keep cold drinks cold for 24 hours, and hot drinks hot for 12.  I haven't used it yet, but I believe this is a good buy that will not be repeated.

I bought the twin pack and gave one to my boss that made him very happy.  I know, I have no shame.  So, I bought a thermo canister I've always wanted AND kissed my boss' ass at the same price.

This is why I shop at Costco frequently.  I never know what I'm going to find. 

Amazon is selling the identical bottle for $32.18 (plus shipping). 
So, you pay less at Costco for 2 bottles, compared to a sinlge bottle from Amazon.

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Thanksgiving Turkey

Apr
07

Last Thanksgiving Day (2015) I ate 10% of the turkey and vacuum freezed the rest.

Almost 5 months later, I thawed the turkey for dinner.  It was very good.  It was like I baked the bird yesterday.

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Costco Coupons April 7 - May 1, 2016

Apr
05

Click below to view coupons. Thanks to Adamcos

http://www.adamcos.com/Costco/20160407.php

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Keep Using Your American Express TrueEarnings Card

Apr
05

If you are an American Express TrueEarnings member, replacement card (Citi Visa) will be delivered to you by June 20, 2016.  We can start using the card on June 20, 2016.

There is nothing we need to do.  All process will be taken care for us.

Most of all, keep using your current American Express TrueEarnings card.  The reward Dollars will be transferred your new card automatically.

I stopped using my American Express card because I thought I would lose my rewards.  I shall use my AmEx card for a couple more months.

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Sodastream Soda Water

Apr
04

I like Diet Coke.  In fact, I like soda of any kind.  They taste so good and I have a huge craving for them.  I also know they are bad for me.  I drink soda once or twice a month.  I wish I can quit soda completely. 

I've been drinking soda water from Sodastream I bought at a garage sale ($2).  I put a slice of lemon for taste.  It's been satisfying my craving for Diet Coke somewhat.

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Garage Sale - April 2, 2016

Apr
02

I'm getting older and feel the need to entertain myself with some kind of project or routine.  For over a year, I've been going to garage sales.  I enjoy cold morning air. There is nothing I need to buy, but I am passionate about going to garage sales every Saturday morning.  I look for silver, gold, and anything fancy.

Over a year, I have developed my own systems and tricks.  I have my own mapping system that keeps record, I wear certain clothes so I look poor, I wear a ring made out of magnet so I can detect precious metals without being conspicuous.

Garageg sales are exciting because I never know what I'm going to find.  Also, I am competing with other people.  Plenty of people come out crack of dawn so they can snatch good stuff before I do.  It is intellectually challenging because I have to know wide range of subjects. Then there is people skill.  Some sellers are chatty, and some don't want to be bothered. So, I read people and I return my best personliaty possible to keep the sellers satisfied.   Hopefully this will work to my advantage when I have to haggle.

At one of the garage sales today, I found a bag of 8 vintage switch plate covers for $5. They were old but in excellent condition.  I like them a lot.  I put some on my kitchen wall.  Then I looked up online to see how much they go for.  These are not cheap.

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Focus Factor $5 off until March 28, 2016

Mar
12

At Costco, regular price for 150 count bottle of Focus Factor is $18.99, $2 cheaper than competitive price at Amazon.  Of course, if you buy from Amazon, you must spend $49 to qualify for free shipping.

At Costco, now until March 28, 2016, you get $5 off on Focus Factor without limit. This makes a bottle of Focus Factor $13.99.  This is a really good price. But does this work?

I was always skeptical about Focus Facor.  This week, I bought 2 bottles of Focus Factor  to give it a try.  I will give you an update... if I remember to.

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Sorry, I've been lazy

Mar
11

I am sorry, I've been lazy lately.

I am still here.  I think about my blog every day, but I am just so lazy.

I hope Daylight Savings Time will change my biological clock... and I will be motivated.

I am doing very good.  I feel positive, healthy, and I grow flowers at my cubicle.

I will talk to you soon.

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