Costco Shopping – February 28, under $100 again

* Today’s Costco shopping: 10th time this year, 4th time this month

Again, I managed to keep it under $100.00.

This is the second time I’m buying Wings of Fire & M&M in one month.  I am going crazy on these bad food.  This is not good.  I should make them last more than 2 month.

My last jumbo shrimps lasted me almost 5 months.  They are special treat.  Sometimes I chop them up in pasta.

My craving for chocolate is not going away. I need to watch my chocolate intake.  My waist is definitely wider than 6 months ago.  I know I will lose the size.  Losing size is very difficult, but I just do it anyway.  It’s either working hard to move up or stay at the bottom.  That’s life.

Anyway, I spent under $100.00

Get this – I spent only $25.00 on Gas in February.  And my gas tank is almost full right now.

Power Outage

We had 2 planned power outages scheduled.  Tonight was the first planned power outage.  Next power outage is coming up next Sunday.

Power was shut off Sunday night 10:30pm and came back on 7am Monday morning.

Ideally I should have gone to sleep during that hours.  But I was wide awake until 2am.  So I set on my bed and read a book.

The whole world was dark and quiet.

I was chilling on my Costco mattress, between Costco sheets, and under the Costco comforter.  The light was from Costco as well.

Costco Light, bed

Costco Shopping – February 19, 2009, under $100.00

* Today’s Costco shopping: 9th time this year, 3nd time this month

I just bought normal stuff.  I didn’t get anything special.  I arrived at Costco around 8:10pm, so I didn’t have much time to relax in there.  There was absolutely no line at the gas pump.  I like coming to Costco late at this hour.  It messes up my dinner schedule, but it’s OK.

After hot dog and gas, I still spent less than $100.00. Ha…

Cashew chicken & beef ribs will be my weekend treat. 

Check out that wicked huge bag of toilet papers.  It’s a thousand wipes in one. 

Costco Shopping

Sir Bernard Ashley dies on Valentine’s Day

Bernard Ashley was a founder of Laura Ashley 

I guess a lot of people know the name in the US.  But, I would have never known about Laura Ashley if it wasn’t for Costco. 

I bought a goose down comforter from Costco last year as a part of "Shopping for a Bed" project.  My new comforter was from Laura Ashley.

I didn’t know my comforter was British.  I just knew my comforter was from Costco.

Anyway, he died on Valentine’s day. 
Somehow it sounds right.

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Sir Bernard Ashley (August 11, 1926 – February 14, 2009) was a Welsh businessman and engineer. He was the widower of Laura Ashley, and was her business partner from the founding of their fashion-textiles-centred business.

Tweety Key-Chain

* 13th package this year.

There is an old lady in my neighborhood. She’s a lot older than my mother.  She used to carry a big fuzzy Tweety Bird key chain.

I say "Hi" whenever I see her.  
Her tweety bird was getting dirty.

Then, one day, she stopped carrying her Tweety Bird.  She lost the bird, she said.

So I went online and ordered a fuzzy Tweety Key-chain.  Fuzzy Tweety is in the mail.  This key-chain is something extra I am going to give her.

I hope I will give them to her on Valentine’s day, but I don’t think the Fuzzy one will make it on time.  Mm.. It’s OK.

Tweety Bird Keychain

Up 27 Hours, Police Chase

Today… 

I went to work.
I went to Costco.
I did 3 loads of laundry.
I ironed 11 pants & 12 shirts (took 3 hours)
I fixed dinner, ate, & did the dishes.
I did more work.
etc, etc…

I have been up since 10:30pm last night.
So, I’ve been up and working 26+ hours straight.

It’s 12:30am, but I cannot go to sleep.
There is a police chase going on (online).. I must watch the chase..
The chase was on TV at first.
But, after 11:30pm all TV stations had to move on.  But I still have access to two internet channels where I can watch the chase.

Chase is over, but now it’s a stand up.
The suspect is in a Bentley, a $150,000.00 car.

I just cannot stop watching car chases

Oh my God~!!  the guy killed himself.
They are gonna get the body out.
Oh, boy… there he goes… he’s dead.
Now it’s 1:14am but there are people everywhere on the street.
This has to be a top news tomorrow.  Wow..

This is why I watch car chases.  It’s a real human drama.   You never know what’s going to happen.

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Costco shopping story coming up tomorrow… I am very tired.

I cannot believe I’ve been up 27 hours straight.  So stupid…

Good night.

BBQ Day this Weekend

I am getting ready for a BBQ day tomorrow (Saturday). I will be eating alone, but it’s OK. I manage to keep myself busy and entertained.

I need to work on my web projects.

I plan to take a nap, practice guitar, watch The Lakers, drink coffee, keep working… I should visit my parents too… hm. I am so busy.

Anyway, I have chicken and steak ready for tomorrow. Chicken is from July 2008 shopping, steak is from the Glorious Thanksgiving Steak Sale.

I need to pick out some movies for this weekend. Out of my movie collection there are about 150 movies that I haven’t watched.

I am getting ready for a BBQ day tomorrow (Saturday).  I will be eating alone, but it’s OK.  I manage to keep myself busy and entertained.

I need to work on my web projects. 

I plan to take a nap, practice guitar, watch The Lakers, drink coffee, keep working…  I should visit my parents too… hm.  I am so busy.

Anyway, I have chicken and steak ready for tomorrow.  Chicken is from July 2008 shopping, steak is from the Glorious Thanksgiving Steak Sale.  

I need to pick out some movies for this weekend.  Out of my movie collection there are about 150 movies that I haven’t watched.

Lunch Shopping at Costco

* Today’s Costco Shopping: 8th time this year, 2nd time this month

My coworker wanted Costco hotdog and pizza for lunch, so I gladly took him to Oxnard Costco.  He doesn’t have a membership, see.  My coworker was like a kid in the candy store… He checked out the prices on a lot of TV’s and other electronics.

Then we ate hotdogs and pizzas.  I am normally full after one hotdog, but I tend to eat a lot when I’m eating with a company.  Eating is more enjoyable with a company.  Especially, when I’m with my coworker, we play a little game to see how much we can eat.

Costco Hotdog Pizza
Costco Hotdog and Pizza.  What you don’t see under the relish is a massive amount of onion.  You can see red shade from the red umbrella.

Costco Shopping – February 1, 2009

* Today’s Costco Shopping: 7th time this year, 1st time this month

It’s Sunday. I went to Costco at 11am, before the church people start packing the house. I bought some basic stuff. I didn’t buy anything special today.

I am going to Los Angeles. I will get you a picture of the Hollywood sign.

Oh boy.. long drive…

Here we go… it was hazy today

I am tired…

* Today’s Costco Shopping: 7th time this year, 1st time this month

It’s Sunday.  I went to Costco at 11am, before the church people start packing the house.  I bought some basic stuff.  I didn’t buy anything special today.

I am going to Los Angeles.  I will get you a picture of the Hollywood sign. 

Oh boy.. long drive…

Here we go… it was hazy today

I am tired…