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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.

Pumped up about futon (chit chat)



I am pumped up about CaliforniaPlaya's recent purchase of a futon (story here).  I would love to get one too.

You see, I don't own a couch or easy chair of any kind.  I just work at my desk (at home) until 1 am and I go to sleep.  And I go to work early morning.  I never have time to sit around at home.

Now that I am getting older, I feel the need to sit down for a while and relax.  Also, I plan to bring female companions to my apartment (I hope, someday).  It will be embarrassing to let them use my folding picnic chair that I use as a dining chair.

I am not poor.  I think you can tell that from my blog posts.  I just never had a "need" for furniture or expensive electronics. 

Oh, and my living-room TV is 9 inch (Hey, it's a Sony).
I have different set of priorities, I guess.
So far, I've been too busy to sit around and watch TV.  Let's see how that will change.  Yes, getting old is exciting~!

Anyway. I am keep thinking about getting that futon from Costco. I keep thinking about re-arranging my living room.  CaliforniaPlaya's post from yesterday really got me going.

Buying a good furniture is more than just shopping.  I will have my future wife on that futon.  I will play with my baby on that futon... I hope.


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Halloween 2008 shopping



I saw a lot of Costco employees in fun costumes today.

I finally found Guinness (beer).  I thought about buying two cases, but I really don't drink too much.  18 cans will last about 6-10 months.

All fruits and vegetables are for morning juice before going to work. Bread is for breakfast sandwich at work.  I'm having salad for lunch tomorrow.

I went overboard with snacks.. I had a huge craving, kill me Yell.

On the way out, I ate a hot-dog and put gas in my car. 

I am happy I finally found Guinness.

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How I like my coffee (chit chat)



I appreciate good coffee.

Good coffee in the morning makes me feel like I can rule the world.

I try not to drink coffee every day (because it's acidic).  I try to drink tea instead.  But, none the less, I drink coffee 2-4 times a week.

I like my coffee hot and black.  To me, coffee should taste like coffee.  I don't put sugar, milk, cinnamon powder, etc... coffee should taste like coffee.  I don't understand people who put a lot of sugar in coffee.  When I taste their coffee, I don't even taste coffee... all I taste is sugar.  So, why don't they just drink sugar water?

I think people put sugar in coffee because they grew up drinking instant coffee (AKA crap).  I believe, in the future, as more people get exposed to good coffee, more people will drink coffee black. 

I don't care too much for flavored coffee in general.  When I drink flavored coffee, I drink for novelty of it.  For example, I drink a lot of flavored coffee during Christmas season. 

Flavored coffee beans are always dry and they lack freshness.  I bet they make flavored coffee from expired coffee beans (just my guess).

I avoid coffee shop as much as possible.  $2.00 for a cup of coffee is too expensive.  25 Cents a cup sounds just about right. 

I can't stand those phony people at coffee shops also. I can go on forever about phony people.  I used to work in Hollywood for five years, you see.

Anyway, I like good coffee. - Cheers -  Cool


Coffees I drink frequently at home & work.

  • Peet's
  • Starbucks
  • Krispi Kreme's

Flavored coffees I have

  • Pumpkin Spice (Newhall)
  • Butterscotch Toffee (Jose's)

Coffee syrups I have

  • Caramel (Jose's)
  • French Vanilla (Jose's)
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October 13 shopping



I made a quick stop at Costco to pick up some coupon items.

I bought M&M and Pumpkin Spice Coffee.  There is no way I can finish that coffee.  I'm going to have to vacuum half a bag and freeze it for next holiday season.  I may have to trash it or give it away.

I'm having Costco salad for lunch tomorrow. Tongue out
I spent less than $50.00 - Coupon saved me $6.50

* I've been going to supermarkets for fruits and vegetables lately.
** You know what they didn't have at Costco today? - Beef Jerky.  I looked everywhere for Beef Jerky or Turkey Jerky.... I couldn't find them.

pumpkin spice coffee

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Costco Addict's Closet



Oh boy.. I just finished ironing... Took me over an hour.

Take a look at my closet.. this is how Costco addict's closet should look like.  Everything you see is from Costco (shirts, pants, even hangers). 

Photographed is my "work clothes" section.  I have a section of casual & lounge-wears from Costco as well.

AS you can see, I have multiple number of identical shirts and pants. 

How do I rotate my work clothes? - Recently ironed shirts and pants are placed on each outer side.  I wear whatever that's in the center of the rack.  So I get to match shirt and pants by random chance. 

Yeah, it's crazy good time.. ZZzz....

Costco shopper's closet

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Day Old Coffee



Sometimes I don't get to finish all the coffee I brew.

When I have left-over coffee, I don't trash it.  I keep it for the next day.

I keep my old coffee in the refrigerator.  Next day, I put some syrup (either French Vanilla or Caramel, depends on the mood) and drink it cold.

I buy coffee syrups from Costco, but it gets a little tricky.

You can purchase coffee syrups ONLY from Jose's booth events.   Jose's sales team will visit your local Costco a few times a year.  We don't shop at Costco everday, so you may not get to see Jose's Booth for years.  You may have to call your local Costco for Jose's schedule.

Costco Iced Coffee

Butterscotch Toffee Coffee from Costco
My recent purchase from Jose's booth event

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2 Coffee Stories



Coffee Story #1 - Starbucks Gift-cards now at Costco

I saw this sign at the checkout line at Costco (Oxnard, Ca).

"Starbucks Gift Card, Five $20.00 cards for $79.00"

I love good coffees (reference my blog entry).  I always keep Starbucks coffee at home & at work.  Along with Starbucks coffee, I have a few more different brands of coffee for different mood of the day (FYI, I'm not gay Smile).  I am also a tea drinker.

Anyway, I think $2.00 for a cup of coffee is too expensive. The only time I go to Starbucks (or Coffee Beans) is when I meet customers.  The location provides me a good meeting place worth of paying a couple of bucks.  Other than that, I will never pay $2.00 for a coffee that I can brew at home.  Not to mention dealing with some phony people there.

Coffee Story #2 - Pumpkin Spice Coffee

I saw holiday flavored coffee at Costco the other day.  It's "Pumpkin Spice Coffee" by Newhall Coffee Roasting Company.  It smelled like Christmas.  I thought this coffee could help me through the season.  I was tempted to buy one of these at $7.99.  But I already have about 4-6 large bags of coffee filling up my freezer space. 

I should keep coffee beans in a cool room temperature.  But, I don't drink coffee too much.  A bag of coffee lasts long time - So, I vacuum and freeze them.

Honestly, my freezer is maxed out.  I don't have a space to squeeze in an ice cube.  You don't believe me?  Look... 

Let's see... If I finish that ice cream, I may have a space for that pumpkin Spice coffee.

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Tea time



This story is related to Linens'n Things closing story

So, my boss' wife went to the same Linens'n Things that I went 2 months ago.  I guess they now have better sales going on.

I better check them out before they close the store.  But I doubt I will find any useful items now.

Anyway, she went and bought a box of Bentley's Exotic Teas for us.

This is sweat, because I'm the only tea drinker at work.  Ha ha ha...

It's all mine.  I am enjoying them.

exotic teas
Bentley's Exotic Teas

Bentley's Tea

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Forgot to bring my coupon~!!



I went Costco today and I completely forgot to bring my Costco coupon book. I didn't have much to buy.. but one of the items (I wanted to buy with coupon) was a 56Oz bag of M&M (peanuts).

I am scheduled to go to Costco pretty soon. So... things can wait.

I'm having chicken for dinner tonight.
Jumbo shrimps are my special treat.  This bag will last 4-6 months.

Reed (Fragrance) Diffuser is something I need.  After a long day, when I walk into my apartment, my place doesn't smell quite the best.  I need to have some fancy scent that will motivate me to work on my personal projects such as

Gas was $3.359 a Gallon

* I was looking for Guinness (beer), but they didn't have it. Frown.  I cannot drink cheap beer anymore.  This is a typical side-effect from shopping at Costco for too long.  You learn to appreciate good stuff.


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Coupon book October 9-26 2008



Check your mail box

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