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Wash Your Ziplock Bags - Save Money

Jan
08

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
Drying.... 

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My Second DasKeyboard Arrived

Jan
08

* 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

Jan
08

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...

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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

Dec
31

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

Dec
30

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

Dec
28

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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Costco Shopper's Christmas Day

Dec
25

Merry Christmas everyone.

I was looking forward to family dinner at my parents' house.  You see, I was home alone for Thanksgiving.  I enjoyed my day off and all, but..  
Anyway, This is how my day went as a Costco shopper.



I had my usual breakfast (eggs, sandwich, & juice).  You see, I'm a single man.  I try to use less amount of dishes possible, so I have less to clean up later.  It works for me.

Costco Coffee Pumpkin Spice
I brewed Pumpkin Spice Coffee for the road.
Check out my poor man's coffee maker from Rite Aid. 
I don't need expensive coffee maker.


2 bags full of Costco products & gifts for Christmas dinner
Later, I ended up filling one more Costco tote bag with bottles of water and sodas.


My nephews loved the cars I bought from Costco


Before the turkey was ready, 3 containers of Costco shrimps were gone.
You can also see table cover, cups, plates, and napkins I brought.
Oh, and there is a piece of Cosco's turkey jerky

Costco Chocolate
My oldest sister took the jar of "Chocolate of the World" by Kirkland Signature.  She emptied the entire contents on the carpet and picked out her favorite flavors.  Then she hid her stash.  ha ha....

I also gave my sister 2 Costco tote bags


This is what I came back home with.  Ham and mustard are from Honeybaked.  So, out of all the Costco products I brought, all I had left was 2 pieces of chocolate.  I even gave out 2 Costco tote bags to my sister.

It was a glorious day.  I felt sad that Christmas came and gone so fast.  It was past midnight before I knew it.  Cry Cool

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A Christmas Gift to Myself

Dec
24

This is a Christmas gift I gave to myself.

It's Das Keyboard - the best keyboard available.

I bought the "Ultimate" model.  As you can see the keyboard is completely blank. 

It was $129.00, delivered from www.daskeyboard.com
It's a little expensive, but Christmas gift should be fancy.
I am loving this keyboard.

I spend 12-16 hours a day typing (programming & blogging).  I am thinking about getting one for work as well.  It's a beautiful keyboard.  The quality is amazing.

Das Keyboard

Kas Keyboard ultimate

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Costco Blog - Shopping December 23, 2008

Dec
24

I am getting ready for Christmas dinner at my parents' house in 2 days.  I thought it would be too risky to go to Costco tomorrow (Christmas Eve).  Costco will close early tomorrow.  Also, pumpkin pies may run out.

I think I'm all set.  Oh, I need to pickup Honey Baked Ham from Ventura tomorrow.

Costco has quality ham.  Kirkland Signature hams are pretty good.  I feel sorry to betray Costco, but I had to pay big bucks and order Honey Baked.  What can I say...

After taking this picture, I fixed a quick dinner with Beef Steak Strips and couscous (pictured below, six pack).  I love good instant meals I get from Costco.

OK, Merry Christmas everyone.. I'm out.

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Costco answers phone with "Merry Christmas"

Dec
22

Below is an excerpt from the article I found at The Christian Science Monitor.  I thought it was interesting.  Click here for a full article

This year between Dec. 1 and Dec. 8, Costco President Jim Sinegal received e-mail from 124,000 AFA members who objected to an alleged Costco policy to avoid the term "Christmas" in promotions. By Dec. 10, an operator at Costco headquarters in Issaquah, Wash., was answering all calls with a "Merry Christmas!" greeting. "They recognize now that these advertising yuppies out of college were steering their companies wrong," says Randy Sharp, AFA director of special projects. "I believe we're beginning to win the war [for] Christmas."

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