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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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Light Tent from Ebay - Online Shopping


A package from Ebay purchase arrived.  I ordered it from a merchant in China.   It only took about a week to get to California.

Can you guess what this is?

Package from China

Check out the funky chinese shopping bag

Light Tent

It's a light tent (box).  I thought I ordered a bigger model... hm..

I am going to use this to take photographs of products I buy from Costco.  Let's see how pictures will come out.

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Good Deed of the Day


I got out of the car at Costco and what do I see?

Somebody lost his Costco membership card

So, I gave it to one of the Costco employees.

I did a google search on his business name.  I was able to locate his business phone number.  I will call him tomorrow to let him know his card is waiting at Oxnard Costco store.


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Costco Shopping - January 10, 2009


Big shopping day

It was a big shopping day today.  Coupons saved me $48.99 but the total amount was still well over $300.00. 

Power Juicer was the most expensive item at $89.99.  My current juicer broke down this morning.  I had to buy a juicer ASAP. I drink juice once or twice every day, you see.

I spent a lot of money today.  I am a little sick to my stomach.  But, I bought a lot of items that will last many years.  It was a smart shopping for a long term benefit.

Juicer, Ironing Board, Ziplock bags, Sweeper, DVDs, & Liquid Plumber should last a few years at least. 

I didn't eat hot-dog (I didn't feel like eating after spending that much money Tongue out).  But I put gas in the car.

* I took the ironing board back for a refund

Costco Shopping

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Simple Office Ergonomics - Mouse


I hope somebody would agree with me on this

At work, we have expensive office furniture.  Everyone sits on a $600.00 Herman Miller office chair. I am saving money so I can buy one for my home office.

Then I have this under the desk keyboard tray. This keyboard tray has a built-in mouse pad.  It looks like this. This may look very typical to most people, but it doesn't make sense to me. 

Office Ergonomics

With above setting, my right hand must move down to grab my mouse.  This doesn't make sense.  The mouse must be raised up a little so it will be at the same level as the keyboard. 

Something like this (below)

Office Ergonomics Mouse

This is how I setup my mouse at both work & home office.  I raised up my mouse pad slightly.  I find this the only way to setup my mouse.

Also, I put my mouse pad right next to the keyboard, so I am able to click Enter key with my thumb while I'm operating mouse.

I don't want my mouse too far away from my keyboard.
I want my mouse leveled with my keyboard.

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Wash Your Ziplock Bags - Save Money


Your Ziplock bags are not for one time use only.  You must wash & reuse your Ziplock bags as often as possible.  These bags are very expensive.  Ziplock bags must be used at least a few times.  Recycle your ziplock bags if you are done with them. 

This is how I wash my used Ziplock bags.

  1. Turn the bag completely inside out.
  2. Use dish soap and sponge to wash "outside" ("outside" which used to be the "inside")
    • Lay the bag flat on the kitchen sink and scrub it with plenty of detergent (pay more attention if the bag used to hold blood).
    • Rinse inside the bag briefly ("inside" will become "outside" later)
  3. Dry the bag as is (bag is still inside out).
  4. After the bag is dried, turn the bag inside out to its original form.
  5. Personally, I do not worry about the outside of the bag. 
    • I only care about the inside where it will touch the food.

Wash Ziplock Bags

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