Definite Sign of Christmas – Rudolph~!!

I’m still very busy… 🙁

Took this picture on August 25, 2010 – Exactly 4 months before Christmas. 

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Costco Egg Recall from 23 Costco warehouses

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* Click here for official Costco egg recall announcement (MN, IN, IL, IW, WI, NE)

* As of August 23, 2010, this story is still developing. 

FYI:  So far, 500,000,000 eggs have recalled.   This is 2% of all eggs produced in the US annually.


Story on nationwide egg recall is still developing. You may own tainted eggs and maybe they don’t know about it.  I hope, by now, you have small amount of older eggs left that you can simply start with a new batch and forget about everything.

I eat 4 Costco eggs every day (4 whites, 2 yolks). I have never stopped eating Costco eggs since Salmonella outbreak.  I still have about a dozen older eggs and I intend to eat them all.

My eggs are packaged from Norco Ranch (Ca).  At first, I thought Norco Ranch eggs are safe.  Later, I learned that Norco eggs were pulled from the market as well (Related News).  Some reported getting sick after eating Norco Ranch bought from Costco.

So, at this point, I don’t know what to say about this topic.  Some reports are not confirmed. Just be careful.   Keep up with the news and use common sense.  When it doubt, trash your eggs and start fresh.

Take care everyone.

Costco Eggs

* Click here for official Costco egg recall announcement (MN, IN, IL, IW, WI, NE)

News Article on First Egg Recall

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…Its eggs were distributed to wholesalers and food service companies nationwide under multiple brand names: Lucerne, Albertson, Mountain Dairy, Ralph’s, Boomsma’s, Sunshine, Hillandale, Trafficanda, Farm Fresh, Shoreland, Lund, Dutch Farms and Kemps.

…(cartons) are marked with plant numbers P-1026, P-1413 and P-1946.

News Article on Second Egg Recall

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Hillandale said the eggs covered by its recall were distributed to grocery distribution centers, retail grocery stores and food-service companies that service or are located in Arkansas, California, Iowa, Illinois, Indiana, Kansas, Minnesota, Missouri, Nebraska, North Dakota, Ohio, South Dakota, Texas, and Wisconsin.

The eggs were distributed under the following brand names: Hillandale Farms, Sunny Farms, and Sunny Meadow in 6-egg cartons, dozen-egg cartons, 18-egg cartons, 30-egg packages, and 5-dozen cases. Loose eggs were packaged under the following brand names: Wholesome Farms and West Creek in 15 and 30-dozen tray packs, Hillandale said in a news release.


* Click here for official Costco egg recall announcement (MN, IN, IL, IW, WI, NE)

Costco Shopping – August 22, 2010

I was looking forward to today’s Costco shopping. 
I was hoping to find black jeans & black sneakers.

I went to Costco before 5pm

I thought 1+ hour of shopping time will be enough.

But time flew.. I ended up rushing up and down the store to complete my shopping list.  I needed more time.  I didn’t fully enjoy the shopping experience. Hm…

Costco Pants:

I have one complaint about Costco. Costco doesn’t carry 31" waist pants.  I believe I look the best in 31 waist pants.  Costco rarely carry 31" waist pants.   They always have 30 & 32 waist sizes.  They usually skip on 31" waist.

I have several blue jeans in size 30 waist.  I can only fit into them when I am really good with diet & exercise.  I need bigger jeans.

Today, I bought a pair of Calvin Klein blue jeans in 32 inch waist.

They are too big… really big.  So I need to take these pants back.

I am a little frustrated that there are no 31 Inch waist pants in Costco.

I couldn’t find black jeans & black sneakers.  I may have to go elsewhere for clothes.

Chocolate Cake:

I didn’t have chocolate cake for the longest time.  I couldn’t fight the urge today, so I bought one.  I plan to freeze half and enjoy it slowly.

What you don’t see: Chocolate cake, 5 dozen eggs, extra sharp cheddar cheese, ravioli, cilantro lime shrimps.

I spent $124.35.  Coupon saved me $12.00
Then I put some gas in my car.

It should have been a better shopping experience.   It was just OK.
1 hour is not enough for me to enjoy shopping at Costco.
I needed more time (stupid, stupid…)

My Computer (monitors)

This video doesn’t show my computers. It only shows my monitors.

I do a lot of work at home.  I have a lot of websites. 

I need multiple computers & monitors.

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Hot Sauce Lineup

These are hot sauces I have now.

I put them in the order of preference from left to right.

  1. Blair’s After Death Sauce is my favorite.  It’s really hot but it’s got exotic flavor. This was the most expensive one ($5-$6)
  2. Castillo’s Salsa Habanera is from Mexico.  I bought 2 bottles when I went to Mexico. It quickly became my #2.
  3. Tapatio is my general purpose hot sauce. This is the cheapest from the lineup ($.59)
  4. Ralphs (California Supermarket Chain) hot sauce is #4 but I still like it a lot.
  5. One on the right is the newest one.  I hate this.  It’s going to the trash.  It tastes so bad that I think maybe I have a bad copy.

*I like Tabasco, but I don’t have it (too expensive for what it does).  If I had Tabasco, it will be my #3.  Tabasco is excellent on pizza.

Costco Coupons – 8/19 – 9/12/2010

Costco coupon book is here~~

I don’t see much to buy from this coupon book (Thank God).

I clipped coupons for just 4 items.

2 items do not require coupons, but I clipped them as a reminder.

I may buy 4 (max limit) bottles of hand sanitizers.  They will be $2.49 each.  That’s a very good price.

I look forward to try out Soup & Ravioli.  They look pretty good to me.

Got Costco Executive Membership

I would like to announce that I am now an executive member at Costco.

Thank you, thank you… Cool

The lady looked up my account and said "This membership will pay for itself, because you spend so much money here"…

I didn’t get the black membership card.  Because I use American Express card as a membership, there was no need to take picture & etc…

Whole process took only several minutes.


(pic) Costco Birthday Cake

This is the cutest…

Picture sent by a member.  Thank you.

This is a rare picture, very special… 1st birthday cake by Costco?  I don’t think I will ever see that again in my lifetime.

Costco Birthday Cake

costco sheet cake

(pics) Costco – Pepsi Taking Over

These are pictures from Costco at  Tukwilla,  Washington.
Thank you for sending me these pictures.

They look so strange with blue.

Pepsi Fountain at Costco

Costco Pepsi

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2 Radio Programs I listen To.

Do you guys listen to public radio station?

I listen to very little radio. 

Local NPR (National Public Radio) station is one of a few stations I listen to.

I listen to NPR station as I get ready for work in weekday mornings (I have a radio in the bathroom).  That’s about it.

But, during the weekend, I try to catch 2 programs.  I usually miss them, but, sometimes I catch the show.  They are pretty enjoyable with coffee or tea.

They are This American Life, and A Prairie Home Companion.

I give you a little sample.

  • This American Life – Episode 401 "Parent Trap
    • From above link, click "STREAM EPISODE"
    • A good story about "Lucy" starts at 25:00 (minutes) – you can fast forward.
  • A Prairie Home Companion – "Guy Noir" (beow)
    • Guy Noir is a recurring skit (episode) they do every week.
Meryl Streep – Guy Noir Script – Part 1 of 2
Here’s Part 2 if you are dying to find out what happens… Embarassed


I am having a rare weekend where I have absolutely nothing to do.  I am loving it. I will be super busy starting next week.

I hope you guy are having good weekend.

God bless everyone.

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