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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.

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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Brand New Tire Went Flat~!! - Back to Costco.



My brand new tire went flat. 

I thought my car felt funny in the morning, but I just drove to work.  When I was at work, one of my neighbors noticed a flat.  But, my neighbor never bothered to leave me a note (WTF).

At lunch time, I drove around the town - to the bank & post office.  Then I came home to eat lunch. 

After lunch, I was going to drive back to work... that's when I saw the flat for the first time. I just got a set of brand new tires.  I couldn't believe this happened.

It took me about 10-20 minutes to switch the tire.  That small jack was painful to use. 

Nail on Tire

After work, I went to Costco.  There was 2 hours waiting time.

So, I went to furniture department and set on the couch for an hour.  I read a book.  Later, I ate a churro and did some shopping.

Costco Tire Center

Tire was done around 8:30pm.  I was tired, cold, and hungry.

Costco repaired my tire free of charge, of course.

Angry at my neighbor
I met my neighbor later.  He told me he saw my car at my work with a flat tire.  He even described the nail to me. When he was telling me all that, I just smiled and walked away.  I didn't say anything to him.

But, I still cannot believe that he didn't leave me a note.  He knew where I worked.  He could have visited my work and told me I had a flat.  I am amazed how some people behave as a member of society.  He saw my car, he examined the tire, and he just walked away (possibly laughing).

Gag me with a spoon, dude...

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Costco Shopping - January 26, 2009


* Today's Costco Shopping: 6th time this year, 6th time this month

I went to Costco to fix my flat tire.  This inspired me to get a set of new floor mat for my Camry.  This heavy duty, fancy floor mats were $18.99.

Costco Car Floor Mat

Check it out.  I really needed a set of new floor mat for my 2002 Toyota Camry.  I didn't make that mess.  That's how it was when I bought this car in 2004.

Floor mat Costco Camry
Floor mat - 2002 Toyota Camry

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Dinner For One - Saturday


I treat myself with fancy meals on weekends.  I try to make my life interesting on my own (you know what I mean... single life). 

Today I had..

  • Couscous - $.60/serving
  • Normandy Style Vegetable Mix  $.40/serving
  • Beef Bourguignon  $6.00/serving

All from Costco...

It took me about 15 minutes to prepare everything. This beats eating out.

Costco Dinner Plate
Costco Shopper's Dinner Plate

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Costco Shopping - January 21


* Today's Costco shopping: 5th time this year, 5th time this month.

I didn't buy anything special today.  I just needed to fill up my refrigerator. 

I needed some pre-made meals (Bachelors' meal).  I also found "Normandy Style Vegetable Blend".  I would have liked it more if there were some potatoes in the mix. It works for now. :)

Costco Blog

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Laundry Bag Handles


* 3rd package of the year.

These are laundry sorter handles to go with Seville Classic's Laundry Sorter.  It took a little extra time to get here (about 2 weeks).

Seville Laundry bag sorter handles
Bag Handles for Laundry Sorter (Seville Classic)

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Costco Shopping - January 16, 2009


* Today's Costco shopping: 4th time this year, 4th time this month.

I dropped by at Simi Valley Costco for some gas.  I returned my ironing board (I got it refunded.  Story is here).  The board was not for me.

I bought the ironing board at Oxnard, and returned it at Simi Valley Costco.  Refund process was quick and easy.

I bought a six pack of couscous about 3 weeks ago.  Now I only have 1 pack left.  I am enjoying this couscous a lot.  So I bought three more (18 total).  They are $1.15 pack each.  I get 2 meals out of 1 pack.  It's a great side dish. I can get this ready in 10 minutes. 

CousCous Costco

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