Mini Blog: 12 Days of Christmas – Plan B

Last year, I wore Santa hat for a full month until Christmas.  I wore my Santa Hat out on Thanksgiving night.  People said “Merry Christmas” to me on Thanksgiving night.  Christmas 2010 was long and fun.

This year, I’ve only worn my Santa hat three times so far.  We now only have 12 days left until Christmas.  I haven’t done anything yet.  This is sad.  I didn’t plan for this.

So, I came up with plan B.

I shall go out and do something every night after work until Christmas.  I will do mostly shopping.  And I will go look at Christmas lights, take pictures, and etc…   My goal is to enjoy Christmas spirit until I am physically tired and cannot take it any more.

Update: So far I am loving my 12 Days of Christmas Plan B.  I feel very good.  I feel strange that I go out like this alone.  I am finally enjoying Christmas in the air.  Anyway, I believe there is nothing like a Christmas in your own house with your own family.  If you are single, you must be strong during the holiday season.  Don’t get depressed.  God bless single people. 


Below is my mini blog

Click to view all 12 days (this is a long page)

  • December 25, 2011 (Sunday) – Merry Christmas! I woke up early and did my 3rd annual Coin up Laundry thing.  I put coins in all machines (3 washers & 3 dryers) so whoever doing laundry will get free wash & dry.  We have a lot of poor people living in here, that’s why I started this.  I had a nice morning coffee.  Now I shall make turkey…
  • December 24, 2011 (Saturday) – I drove over 2 county lines for a family gathering.  I played Christmas song with my acoustic guitar.  My father took us to a seafood restaurant and said “Eat whatever you want.”  When my father says that, you better go for expensive ones.  No time to be polite.

  • December 23, 2011 (Friday) – I came home early from work today. It is now officially Christmas weekend.  Started my weekend by making a glass of margarita.  I don’t drink much, so I had to sweeten the drink by mixing even more margarita mix.
  • December 22, 2011 (Thursday) – I shot a nice video of Christmas Lane in my town.
  • December 21, 2011 (Wednesday) – I went to World Market, Old Navy, & Bed Bath and Beyond.  I took my time and enjoyed shopping.  Then I went to Costco to eat possibly my last Costco hot dog of the year.  I didn’t go inside Costco.  Christmas is 3 days away.  I am very distracted and happy.  I cannot focus at work.  I have a huge craving for turkey. I am glad I came up with Plan B.
  • December 20, 2011 (Tuesday) – I am physically too tired to go out anymore.  My original plan was to enjoy Christmas spirit until I physically cannot take it anymore, and I think I did just that.  I stayed home after work.  I think I am going to slow down.  I am tired.
  • December 19, 2011 (Monday) – I went to Gap and Levi’s to find a pair of black pants (for me), but I couldn’t find anything reasonably priced.  I went to Smart and Final for turkey ingredients.
  • December 18, 2011 (Sunday) – Stayed home all day.  Tired.
  • December 17, 2011 (Saturday) – I drove across county line to see my parents.  I ate like a pig at Woodranch BBQ.  Then we went to a wicked huge indoor shopping mall.  Parking was tough and the whole place was packed.  I enjoyed Christmas decoration everywhere.  My father bought me a pair of Ecco shoes for Christmas (expensive).  After I said goodbye to my parents, I drove to an outdoor shopping center.  They had the biggest Christmas tree.  I was out for 5 hours today.  I am hungry again.  It was a good time.  I may stay home tomorrow.  I want to rest.
  • December 16, 2011 (Friday) – I went to Costco! I ate a hot dog and bought a fresh, 11 Pound turkey.  That’s right.  I am going to bake another turkey this Christmas.  After Costco shopping I went to look at Christmas lights.  I stopped by at the park for 15 minutes and shot this video.  Then I drove to the street that’s famous for Christmas lights.  3 hours flew by.  I played Christmas CD in my car. I feel more like Christmas now.  I am glad I am forcing myself out.   I also went to Urban Home & Wal*Mart.  I planned to go to Bed Bad and Beyond and World Market but I ran out of time.
  • December 15, 2011 (Thursday) – Today I walked around until my legs got tired.  I went to Michaels.  And, I was shocked to find out that they didn’t have Lemax Village Collections this year.  I was hoping to check out their miniature village.  Then I went to 99 Cents Only Store and saw something sad that I almost cried.  A young father and his son walked in.  The father grabbed a frozen TV dinner, handed it to his son, and said “Yeah, this is good enough.  This will do.  Come on, let’s go”.  He couldn’t even buy his son a value meal at Wendy’s across the parking lot.  It was painful (I don’t even have a kid of my own to fully understand that pain.).
  • December 14, 2011 – (Wednesday) – Tonight I went to Ross, Target, Home Depot, and Pier 1 Import.  Christmas music was everywhere.  I had my Santa hat on.  Stores were not as busy as I expected.  I bought this fat guy for myself at Ross (picture).  Pier 1 Import was a dream-land.  I believe Pier 1 was made for Christmas.  I bought dill seeds at Home Depot, and planted 2 seeds in my basil pot.  I ate Del Taco for dinner.
    * I already start to feel kind of sad that I’m doing this alone.
  • December 13, 2011 (Tuesday) –  I want to Calvin Klein store and bought 2 shirts for my father.  With 45% off, they were still $80.00.  I also went to Jockey & Hanes store to look for my underwear.  Christmas music was everywhere.  Sales signs and smell of stores really made me feel like Christmas.  Later, I treated myself with a Six Dollar Western Bacon Cheese Burger Combo at Carl’s Jr.  Yes, I used a coupon.
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Merry Christmas!

Merry Christmas 2011 everyone.  Have fun.

It’s Friday.  I’m still at work, but nobody is working.  We are so distracted.  I guess we will all go home early today.

It is my ultimate goal to have Christmas with my own family in my own house.  I want to have that magic moment, too.  I’ll have to find a girlfriend first. 🙂  Until then, I will keep it positive and enjoy the season as much as I can.

3 more days to enjoy Christmas~!  I am having wonderful time so far.

God bless everyone.  God bless single people.

Please be safe.

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Green Onions

Smart and Final had a special price on green onions.  They were only $0.49 each (bunch).  This is when I buy 4 bunches, chop them up, and freeze them. 

I am supposed to completely dry them before freezing.

I saved $1.20 – $1.60 this way.  But, most of all, I will have quick & handy access to green onions for months to come.

If you live alone, you must use your freezer and food saver wisely. 


Costco Shopping – December 9, 2011

I am still struggling to feel Christmas in the air.  But, I am so busy and tired.  I cannot believe Christmas is only 2 weeks away.  2011 is almost over. I am missing out on all the good things.  I would like to go to a mall and spend 30 minutes looking for a parking spot.  I want to hear babies crying in the store.  I want ugly people to cut in front of me at the checkout line.  I want to do store hopping until my legs hurt, then I would go back to the store to return items.  I would love to have those magic moments for Christmas 2011.

Back to reality.

I woke up with no hot water at my apartment.  I had to boil a pot of water and give myself a bird-bath.  I went to work super late with wet hair (I have long hair). Thank God it’s Friday.

I try to go to Costco often until Costco takes down Christmas.  I put on my Santa hat and headed out to Costco.

At Costco, a young family with a baby girl in the cart saw me.  The mother kept telling the baby girl that I was Santa.  The father asked me to say "Ho ho ho".  So, I said "Ho ho ho" to the baby.  Shoppers around us smiled at us.

Today’s Costco shopping was about holiday teat for myself.  I don’t have a family of my own.  I don’t even have a date this year.  So, I shall treat myself with good food.  There will be a full course Christmas dinner.  There will be shrimp cocktail, crab legs, drinks, chocolates, and much more…

I was happy to see Center Cut Ham Fillet for $11.00.  This will be my main dish for Christmas dinner.

I have a high hope for this margarita mix I picked up for $9.99.  It’s all mixed and ready to drink.  I shall crush ice with ice pick for this drink.   My refrigerator doesn’t crush ice like rich people’s do.

After Costco shopping, I ate a hot-dog and filled my gas tank.  At the gas station one tall gentleman saw me with my Santa hat.  "Did you get my list?" he asked.  So, I said "Yes, I have to go home check it tonight."  We smiled.

It’s always good time at Costco.  I would pay to shop there…. Oh, I do. 🙂

Costco Shopping – December 2, 2011

I am too busy and tired to update this website.  I will try not to disappoint frequent visitors.  I understand a lot of people like my blog for my slow and ordinary stories.

I made so little money last month.  I made less money then I spent.  If our clients pay their bills, maybe I will receive second paycheck around holidays.  We’ll see.

Although I am physically tired, it’s Friday and I feel great.

It’s Christmas time.  So, I put on my Santa hat and headed out to Costco.  Yes, my Santa hat is back.  I had to wave at 3-4 little kids because they were looking at me with the Santa hat.  They could not look away.  They are kids.  So, I wave at them.

Costco was a good time.  I had fun.  We only have 2 more weeks to enjoy Christmas time in Costco.  I plan to go to Costco 1-2 times before they kill Christmas.  Time flies so fast.  I am too busy to enjoy this sentimental feeling.  And I’m not even making good money.  It’s not fair.

All and all, it was a good shopping experience.  I feel more relaxed now.  My favorite Costco employee checked out my stuff today.  Oh my God, she’s so cute.  It’s not like I want to ask her out or anything… she’s just very cute.

I didn’t really have anything specific to buy at Costco except eggs.  So I bought random items.  See that crab legs?  That’s my treat for holiday season.  It’s a 3 pound box.  I plan to eat them all in one sitting, like a pig.  Oink.

Happy Christmas season everyone.  I hope you are having fun.  I hope you have time to enjoy the season in the air.

I will talk to you soon.