This is a personal blog. I am not affiliated with Costco in any way.
But, we needed a place for Costco shoppers to say hi.
I hope you enjoy the stay. Have a nice day.

BBQ Day this Weekend


I am getting ready for a BBQ day tomorrow (Saturday).  I will be eating alone, but it's OK.  I manage to keep myself busy and entertained.

I need to work on my web projects. 

I plan to take a nap, practice guitar, watch The Lakers, drink coffee, keep working...  I should visit my parents too... hm.  I am so busy.

Anyway, I have chicken and steak ready for tomorrow.  Chicken is from July 2008 shopping, steak is from the Glorious Thanksgiving Steak Sale.  

I need to pick out some movies for this weekend.  Out of my movie collection there are about 150 movies that I haven't watched.

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Del Taco Lunch With Coupon


Lunch at Del Taco today

I used a "Buy one, get one Free" coupon and got two Macho Tacos for $1.71.  I saved over $3.00 by using a coupon and skipping on a drink.

I popped a can of diet Pepsi when I got back to work.

My co-worker spent over $5 on his lunch.  It's not easy to convert him into a coupon clipper.  It's not easy to persuade him when he doesn't feel the need to save.  To me, clipping coupons is a fun game.

Del Taco Reciept

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How I Like My Eggs


How I like my eggs.

If I take eggs to work, I make them soft boiled for easy handling.
If I eat at home, I scramble.

When I scramble eggs, use 3 whites and 2 yolks.

Update 2010: I eat 4 eggs a day now.  Every morning I boil 4 eggs.  I eat 2 whites and 1 yolk for breakfast.  I eat 2 whites and 1 yolk for lunch.  Then I may eat more eggs (for dinner, or if I feel like more eggs)

Egg Soft Boiled 

My Typical Breakfast: Orange colored drink is juice (apple, pear, carrots)

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Lunch Shopping at Costco


* Today's Costco Shopping: 8th time this year, 2nd time this month

My coworker wanted Costco hotdog and pizza for lunch, so I gladly took him to Oxnard Costco.  He doesn't have a membership, see.  My coworker was like a kid in the candy store... He checked out the prices on a lot of TV's and other electronics.

Then we ate hotdogs and pizzas.  I am normally full after one hotdog, but I tend to eat a lot when I'm eating with a company.  Eating is more enjoyable with a company.  Especially, when I'm with my coworker, we play a little game to see how much we can eat.

Costco Hotdog Pizza
Costco Hotdog and Pizza.  What you don't see under the relish is a massive amount of onion.  You can see red shade from the red umbrella.

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Costco Shopping - February 1, 2009


* Today's Costco Shopping: 7th time this year, 1st time this month

It's Sunday.  I went to Costco at 11am, before the church people start packing the house.  I bought some basic stuff.  I didn't buy anything special today.

I am going to Los Angeles.  I will get you a picture of the Hollywood sign. 

Oh boy.. long drive...

Here we go... it was hazy today

I am tired...

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Happy Saturday~!  Tongue out
Be happy for me, I finally took a nap.  It was a glorious 2 hr nap.

My server computer is operational now.  Beautiful.

I am going to Los Angeles for a personal business.  So, I will not be able to rest and/or enjoy Superbowl Sunday.

Then I did some house chores later. 

Ironing Pants

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Costco Coupon Book February 9 - March 1


Quick FYI: 

I got Costco's coupon book in mail today.

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Major Delay - Computer Upgrade


My server computer needed to be upgraded. So, I had to open up my machine and moved 400GB data.  This alone took me 2 days.

I can still use my main computer, but I do not have access to most of my data.

I will be handicapped for about 4 days.  Then I should be good for next year or two. 

This is my server computer.  It does nothing but backing up data, play music, & record TV shows occasionally.

It holds 2 DVD, 4 internal HDD, & 4 external HDD.  You can see 2 hard drives hooked up right on top of the machine.  I have RAID-0 on OS drive.  Which means I always have an exact duplicate of the main hard drive (just in case).

I must take care of them money makers.

PS. No no no...  I am not enjoying this.  I used to have fun working on computers though.  In fact, I built this computer from scratch about 9 years ago.  Everything inside the case is replaced once or twice since then.  I miss the time when I used to stay awake 2-3 days at a time, building computers with cheap parts.  CompUSA was a happening place back then...

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Costco at 2008 Customers' Choice Awards


2008 Customers' Choice Awards Winners

I never put a foot inside L.L.Bean store in my life.  Isn't that store for rich folks only?  Costco is at #35.  I think it's not bad for a "Membership Only" store.  Sam's is not doing bad also.  Good to know.

1 L.L.Bean
3 Zappos
4 Amazon
5 Lands' End
6 Newegg
7 JC Penney
9 Coldwater Creek
10 Nordstrom
11 Cabela's
13 Lane Bryant
14 ebay
15 Sears
16 HSN
17 Best Buy
18 Kohl's
19 Macy's
20 Radio Shack
21 Belk
22 Circuit City
23 ACE Hardware
24 Old Navy
25 Target
26 Apple
27 Victoria's Secret
28 Dillard's
29 Wegmans
30 Kroger
31 WalMart
32 Lowe's
33 Publix
34 Meijer
35 Costco
36 Kmart
37 Home Depot
38 Staples
39 Safeway
40 Walgreens
41 Sam's Club
42 Verizon
43 Dell
44 CVS

Click here for NRF's official article

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* 7th & 8th packages of the year.

I don't normally buy computer parts from Costco (Sorry).  Newegg is my favorite place to shop for computer related items. 

One of my backup hard drives died 2 days ago. So, I had to re-configure my home computer network.  I use 4 computers at home. I have 7 main hard drives and each hard drive has 1-2 backup drives.

You should backup your computers, and store your backup at remote location such as your work or your friend's house.

These 650GB hard drives were $74.99 each with free shipping.  Costco cannot match this price.  I love Newegg.

Newegg Package

Newegg Hard Drives

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