Costco Shopping – October 27, 2013

I went to Costco yesterday (Sat) for gas and a slice of pizza.  I saw some nice Kenneth Cole jackets but I didn’t buy one, because they were (somewhat) slim fit.  Shoulders and arms were little tight for me.  I needed some time to think it over. 

I thought it over and decided to buy it.

I went back to Costco the next day (Sunday) for Kenneth Cole jacket and to look at Christmas items.  I always watch for new items and one-time-deal stuff.

Gift Basket:

I found some girly gift baskets by Burt’s Bees.  A gift basket like this can come in handy.  I may run out of time to buy Christmas gift, or maybe I would forget a birthday.  Then I’ll just whip out this gift basket.  Girls like this kind of stuff.  If you are a guy, you should get one just in case.

Brie Cheese:

This was a third brie cheese I bought this month.   I tried both Kirkland Signature and Alouette.  Kirkland Signature imports Brie cheese from Normandy France.  Alouette cheese says they were made from authentic recipe. 

Kirkland Signature Brie cheese was clearly better for me.  But, I ate them when they were not fully ripened.  So, my assessment is not accurate (not fair). 


Breaking Bad Marathon

I never watched a single episode of Breaking Bad before.

Then there was a hype about the show coming to an end.  They said Breaking Bad was perhaps the greatest TV show in history.

Then AMC started to air Breaking Bad marathon, starting with pilot episode – entire 60+ episodes.  The marathon started on Thursday.  So, I programmed my DVR to record everything.

I watched the entire series in 5 days.

I agree.  Breaking bad is perhaps the greatest TV show in history.  I am glad I didn’t miss out on Breaking Bad.  I am also glad that I watched them in 5 days rather than following the show for 5 years.

STD Test Refund Lunch

I test for STD every time I meet a new partner.  To me it’s the only way.  (*I am not trying to educate you or trying to make my point.  What you do with your own life is none of my business.  And I respect your decision.)

On my last STD test, there was a series of mistakes made from my service provider that I had to go to the hospital 3 times.  I even received an email saying "Please come back for more testing" – Which made my heart drop.  Then I learned that they have misplaced my sample.

I was pretty upset, so I emailed the company.  I told them that they need to compensate me with money.  Then I blocked that event out of my memory.

Months later, they sent me a check for $109 (roughly 50% of testing fee).  I was satisfied.  That’s the correct way to treat repeat customers.

I wanted to celebrate my winning.  So, I told my co-workers my story and invited everyone in my team (4 of them) to a lunch. 

I took them to our favorite BBQ place that we go frequently.  My co-workers thanked me for lunch and we all celebrated my good health.

They all laughed when I told them "I bought a deluxe package.  I paid for 6 STD tests and got free syphilis (test)."

Good times.

Later, our department boss came by.  He apologized for not joining us (I invited him also).  And he congratulated me for my good health.  🙂

Costco Shopping – October 1, 2, 3, 4, & 5 – 2013

I went to Costco Five times in five days. (back to back to back, to back.. to back).  I went to 3 different Costco warehouses.

I spent total (about) $490 over 5 days.  But I should return a jacket and get $84 back.   Keurig Coffee was for my friend.  She gave me $35.  So, my total expense would be about $370.00.  Not bad…

October 1, 2013 – Tuesday.
Dropped by to pickup dinner, lunch, & etc.

Kale salad is pretty good.  It’s a quick and fancy item to serve to my guest.  It comes with 2 packets of dressing.  Dressing is prettty good, but I may substitute it with something lighter.

I always keep some kind of frozen vegetables.  They come in handy.

October 2, 2013 – Wednesday

Had a hot dog for lunch with my friend.  No shopping.

October 3, 2013 – Thursday

My friend wanted some Keurig coffee pods.  Personally, I don’t like Keurig.  I enjoy the ritual of making coffee.  Then I saw the belts I was looking (waiting) for.  I hope they will last longer than low quality Calvin Klein belts (from Costco, April 2011).

A bag of candies is for Halloween.

Potstickers and Naked Juice were sale items.  I saved $5.50 on them.

October 4, 2013 – Friday

On my last shopping (yesterday), I saw that we had Sonicare products on sale.  I did a quick research and went back to Costco the next day.  I saved $40.00.  It’s a good deal.

If you look close, there is a round block of Brie cheese (Kirkland Signature).  I have a high hope on this cheese.  I will keep it for 2 weeks before eating it.

October 5, 2013 – Saturday

I visited my parents as a normal part of Saturday ritual which I cherish.  I brought a bunch of flowers and took them to lunch.  On my way back, I went to Costco to check out what they have in this side of the county.

I bought coffee, slice of pizza, and put gas. 

Then I made a mistake and bought a jacket.  I took it home and realized that I have the same jacket from Costco that I never wore.  It still had a bar-code on the sleeve.  So, I wil take this one back.