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.

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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My Second DasKeyboard Arrived


* First package of the year!

My second Das Keyboard arrived.

This one is for my work.  I have a Das Keyboard for home already.  After using it for a few weeks, I had to get one more for work.  This keyboard is amazing.

I work with computers 10 - 18 hours at a time.  It's refreshing to add toys like this.

Das keyboard Mail Order
Das Keyboard - $129.00 shipped via UPS

Das Keyboard all blank keys

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Costco Shopping - January 7, 2009


I didn't really have to go shopping today.  I just got new tires, so I wanted to drive around.  My tire story is located here.  I thought I would drive to Costco.  Why not...

Costco Blog

I turned in my old car battery that was replaced yesterday.

Old Car Battery
My Trunk

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Costco Shopping - December 30, 2008


Today's shopping was all about my naphews and a niece.  My small family is getting together for a new years day dinner.  So, I am bringing treats and cash to give to my naphews and a niece.

My family loved the shrimps last week.  This time I am going to cook 4 pounds of shrimps tomorrow.

Costco Treats

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Costco Coupon Book is Out - Now Recycle Friendly


New Costco coupon book is out.
It's valid from January 5 - Jan 25, 2009.

But, there is a twist. 

This coupon book is recycle friendly.  It was printed on non-glossy paper.  Papers are not coated with plastic like any other fancy coupons.

This proves my point yet again.

Costco is saving money by using cheaper paper.  At the same time, these papers are recycle friendly.

Everybody wins - Costco is setting standard yet again.

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Costco Shopping - December 27, 2008


I needed to refill my juice supplies (apples, pears, carrots). 

I needed to purchase more Costco tote bags because I gave two to my sister on Christmas day.  Also, I've been having a big craving for chocolate since I came back home from Christmas dinner.

On Christmas day, I brought a jar of chocolate to my family?  The whole jar disappeared.  I am so happy that people enjoy stuff I bring to them.  Anyway, I had to buy another jar - this time it's for me.

Gas was $1.679 / gallon

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