I cannot get enough of Vietnamese Pho instant noodles. It’s so good and different than what I’m used to. I know they are bad for me (high sodium, empty calories, early death, etc..), but they are so good. Also, each serving unit is smaller than most instant noodles, so I eat less sodium and less calories. I bought 2 boxes while they were still on sale.
Season is changing. I see more pumpkins than watermelons in stores now. This year, I only had one super-fantastic watermelon. I would really like to enjoy some good watermelons before the season ends. I walked in to Costco warehouse focused – and found less than 10 watermelons huddling at the bottom of a bin. I bent down in an awkward position for a few minutes looking for the best looking watermelon.
I cannot imagine female shoppers going for watermelons in this extreme bent-down position. I wouldn’t be surprised if someone files a law suit against putting watermelons in ground level like this. It’s not only physically challenging to a lot of people, but it prevents most female shoppers from getting watermelons. It puts shoppers in awkward position.
Anyway, I found one watermelon for me. It didn’t look very good, but it was the best of what was left. This reminded me of myself.. I may not be a super-fantastic guy, but I am as good as it could get in what’s left of single men at my age. So… get some.
I took the watermelon home and cut it open. It was juicy and crispy. It had an amazing texture, but it was not super sweet. Center part was pretty good, but outer meat was not super-fantastic. I rate this 8 1/2 out of 10 in yummy scale. It was still enjoyable.
It’s Christmas time! Christmas nativities were in stock at Costco! But… as I get older, holiday season is starting to feel little depressing. It feels like last Christmas was only a few months ago. And yet another year is coming to an end. Life is still fun and positive. But, now I see more life in my rear-view mirror than in front. It’s kind of bittersweet. Anyway, let’s enjoy while we are still here. Please stay healthy and share love with me.
SPAM was on sale – I understand a lot of people don’t like SPAM. But, to me, SPAM is crazy good times. We don’t know what kind of meat we’re eating, but who cares when they are so yum? I will marry anyone who smells like SPAM (mm… maybe not).
I have a friend who likes cheese, so I’ve been buying different cheese lately.
Focus Factors and Weider Prime are mystery products. I don’t know if they do anything for me. It’s just… I am scared to miss out on anything if I don’t take these. So, I take them time to time to see if I feel anything different.
And finally, I bought a watermelon. I’ve been obsessing over watermelons lately. Before I go any further, you have to understand how it is to be a single man living alone. I don’t pick up kids after school, I don’t plan family vacation, I don’t worry about my wife’s dental plan, etc… Compared to normal family men, I have a huge void. I need to find something to channel my energy, so I will not cry myself to sleep every night. For now, I am obsessing about watermelons. I would like to develop the art of finding good watermelons. So, back to Costco…. This time I bought a watermelon with dark yellow underbelly. I took it home and opened it. It was very red, very sweet, but mushy. This watermelon was too ripened. The next day, I went to a local market and bought another watermelon. That one was enjoyable, but it was not super-fantastic.
I often I have two cut opened watermelons in my refrigerator. I normally end up throwing away one of them. So far, I only have had one super-fantastic watermelon this year. This is frustrating.
My visitors know I am a coffee guy. Coffee brings me joy. Good coffee can make moments more special just like good music. For that, I put effort in finding good coffee.
I’ve been enjoying San Francisco Bay’s French Roast coffee. French roast is one of the darkest coffee roasts. French roast can be little too dark for some people, but coffee lovers appreciate dark and smoky taste of French roast.
San Francisco Bay’s French Roast has the most ideal French roast taste that I know of. There are other coffee makers out there. My problem with other name brand French roast coffee is that they lack flavor and/or they are acidic. They leave you with bitter after-taste. Not only that, they are expensive. Some coffees simply taste cheap. San Francisco Bay’s French Roast is strong with full flavor, and it doesn’t have bitter after-taste. This Kosher certified, 100% Arabica coffee finishes smooth. In short, this coffee is enjoyable.
Glorious Sunday morning.
I enjoy folding and ironing laundry on Sunday morning. Last Sunday, I started my lazy morning by grinding SF Bay French Roast coffee. Smell of fresh ground coffee was exotic and deep. I spent next few hours in my closet room folding and ironing. I also hemmed two pairs of pants. I enjoyed that quiet and glorious Sunday morning – just me and my coffee. Life is good.
I am obsessed about watermelons. I want good watermelons, but I don’t know how to pick them. This watermelon from Costco was not very tasty. So, went online and studied how to find good watermelons. Next day I went to a local market and bought another watermelon. This one was good, but not super-fantastic. There should be a law against selling watermelons that are not super-fantastic.
I stocked up of Irish Spring soaps.
Instant Vietnamese Pho was on sale so I gave it a try. Oh my God, they are amazing good. It goes nicely with sriracha sauce. They are not good for you, but they are SOOO good. Yum~*
José’s Gourmet Coffee was having a road show at my warehouse. This was a perfect timing. I picked up 3 bags of Christmas flavors. I will give one bag to a friend. Smell of these coffee makes holiday season more festive, and it makes me feel cozy when it’s cold or raining outside. Jose’s flavored coffee is guaranteed good times.
It was a good Costco shopping. I shall get a better watermelon next time.
I use three different kinds of soaps. They are; 1) Fancy boutique soap for hand washing, 2) moisturizing soap (Dove) for shower, and 3) squeaky clean soap (Irish Spring), also for shower.
In shower I use two different soaps on different parts of my body. For example, I want moisturizing soap on my body, but I want dry soap on my armpits and face.
Irish Spring is my go-to squeaky clean soap. Costco always put these soaps on sale time to time. So, I always buy Irish Spring with extra savings at Costco.
I didn’t know anything about Pecorino Romano Cheese. I thought I can cut it up and snack it. But, DANG, this cheese is salty. I mean it’s very very salty, that it cannot be good for my blood pressure. My tongue is still burning from the cheese. Afterwards, I went online and learned that Pecorino Romano Cheese is supposed to grated over pasta and such. It taste good though… just salty.
I just noticed this new item and had to try it. It is very good, my family loved it. The best thing about it is that it isn’t salty. Lower in sodium and it uses almonds instead of pine nuts “if you have an allergy”. I was able to add, Costco’s signature manchego cheese to it and it still was not salty.
We brought the two flavors up to the mountains, 90 minutes from Seattle last week and had multiple trials with friends and family. We all favored San Francisco Bay’s gourmet coffee, Fog Chaser.
Opening the package, you get a sweet aroma. Tasting our first cup was silky smooth sipping. Found it well balanced and medium bodied. Notes reminded me of sipping hot chocolate. I think it is our new favorite. I had more cups than I usually have, it was that good.
My family actually prefers San Francisco Bay as buyers already so I was happy we were presented the opportunity to receive samples from a representative. We compared it to the blend we already previously purchased from Costco “organic rainforest blend”. It is very close.
Tuxedo mousse cups and creme brulee are for block party at my neighborhood. These are guaranteed good times. People love these.
Turkey Jerky is a treat to myself for this weekend.
Bag of spinach is for Vitamix juice and cooking. I put the entire bag of spinach in the freezer. They stay fresh frozen for a long time (months). You should not freeze spinach if you want it for salad. I also freeze milk.
I will probably trash some cherries because I will not be able to eat them all. I no longer feel guilty about throwing away food. I pay tax and put my best efforts to cut down waste. That’s all I can do
** I trashed the cherries a few days later. They were not very good.
Check out Hot Buys deals at Costco.com. This sales event started today (July 29), and it’s good thru either August 4 or August 6th. The sale lasts for only 7 to 9 days.
There are only 27 items on sale. But there are some good stuff on sale, such as Kirkland Signature beef hot dogs ($3) and shampoos ($3). Costco shampoos are super good deal as is, but with $3 off, I will try to buy maximum allowed 2 bottles. Check out the sales here.