Costco Shopping – April 23, 2010, With a Friend

* 13th Costco Shopping this year, 2nd time this month.

I went to Costco with a friend.  So, I didn’t get the chance to take pictures the way I wanted.

My receipt shows $108.79 but we went half and half on some item.  Also, I bought vitamin D3 that I am planning to return with my old receipt.  So, I spent less than $100.00.

I didn’t have to buy gas.

Coupons saved $21.00

I love Laughing Cow cheese.  It was my first time tasting Laughing Cow Cheese (thanks for $2.00 coupon).

My Friend:
My friend is an elementary school teacher trying to lose weight.  That’s why you see 100 calories snack bars & some silly candies.  Low-left corner is her multi-pack of cat food.


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Sign of Getting Old – Flowers

Another sign of getting old

First time in my life….. I bought flowers to decorate my place.

Check out my poor-man’s dining set.

I hate to replace them.  I love my apartment, and I enjoy living here a lot.  But, I just don’t feel the need to spend money on this apartment.

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Costco Shopping – April 10, 2010

* 12th Costco Shopping this year, 1st time this month.

Shrimp cocktail was for my guest.

I am happy with Papua New Guinea coffee from Kirkland Signature. This 3lb bag was only $13.89.  This coffee is a bit milder than Starbucks’ French roast.  I can smell a hint of "Earth" on this coffee.  The beans are shiny with fresh coat of oil.

One lady told me "This coffee will be gone in no time"

I was sick a few weeks ago, so I was out of DayQuil.

I’m still doing good with money.

Money Lost:
I bought a pack of coffee filter less than a month ago.  Then I bought a brand new coffee maker a few weeks ago.  This coffee maker takes different kind of coffee filter.  So, I had to buy more coffee filters.  I lost $2.79 here.

I’m going to bring old coffee filters to my work. Mm..

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Costco Coupons – April 15, 2010

They are here…

I see $3.00 coupon for vitamin D3. 
Ah~!!  I just bought that exact vitamin 2 weeks ago.
$3.00… I am sick to my stomach.

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Price Comparison – Jarlsberg Cheese

When in doubt, buy Costco.

Check this out.  I bought 2.25lb Jarlsberg cheese at Costco.  After$2.50 coupon, the final price was $7.60

Then I went to xxxx supermarket and found the exact same cheese.  It was $7.53 for 0.58lb.

Do you see the power of Costco?  With same amount of money, I got 4 times more cheese.

2.25lb of cheese comes out to be $29.23 at the Supermarket.  But I only paid $7.60 at Costco.  This is ridiculous (in a good way).

Things like this remind me why I love Costco.
It’s good to have Costco in my team.

Costco Jarlsberg CheeseUnit price $4.49/lb at Costco

Jarlsberg Cheese Supermarket
Unit Price $12.99/lb at a Supermarket

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Sign of Getting Old – LA Freeway

Another sign of getting old

Took place Saturday, March 27, 2010

I just finished a personal gig at Los Angeles and was on my way back to Ventura County.  I was on 101 Fway in Los Angeles County.  The Sun was setting in front of me.  I was minding my own business.

Then one slow moving BMW cut me off and started to clean his windshield with soapy water.  I was hit by his fluid.  That got me so angry.

I’ve been driving for 20+ years and I have a perfect driving record.

All my life, when somebody washes windshield in front of me, I would always cut him off and give him the same treatment.  That rich buger in BMW was going to get it.

I was ready to pay him back. I took my time and waited for the right moment.  LA traffic is heavy.

I followed him for about 4-5 minutes, and I got the perfect setting for me to cut him off in offensive manner and give him the squirt of justice.

I changed into the fast lane and started to pass him.

Then I took a look at the driver.

He was a young dude. 

I could clearly see that he was struggling to see in front of him through the glare caused by setting Sun in front of us.

The poor guy was only trying to clean his windshield so he can see better.

At that moment, I felt ashamed that I thought about paying back to this guy.

Using windshield wiper while driving is an annoying act.  But, people use windshield wiper because they try to see better.  They don’t think about people behind you.  All they have in mind is "Oh my God, I cannot see"

Some people don’t realize that people behind them will get hit by their washer fluid.  They are simply clueless, just like my parents.  They don’t mean anything bad.

I believe my days of "pay back" is over.  I’m getting old.

I hope the dude in BMW reached his destination OK.