Computer Desk – Left Legs

I recently bought a computer desk for $30, and a 7up crate for $5.  Of course, I bought both of them at garage sales.  I used 7up crate to hide massive amount of clutter.   Inside the crate, I put two external hard drives, a fan to cool the hard drives, extension cord, 3 AC adopters, and a lot of wires.

*The black box on top of the 7up crate is a battery backup system for my computer. 

Oh my God, this is a boring blog..  ZZzz….

Bathroom #1

Here’s a picture of my master bathroom, AKA bathroom #1.  🙂

I only buy Q-Tips and body lotions from Costco.  3 pack of Q-Tips last about 3 years.  It takes me about 10 minutes to put the Q-Tips neatly in the container as pictured.

I bought that Essenza reed diffuser several years ago from Costco as well.  It smells good.

I got colognes over the years for various reasons, and my collection is getting larger.  The oldest bottle of cologne is Tuscany.  I received it about 27 years ago from a girl who had a crush on me.  Bottle of Gucci is about 20+ years old.

I rarely wear colognes.  Sometimes I wear cologne on Sunday when I’m home alone.  Colognes are like music.  Some people will love your smell.  And it will make a lot of people gag. So, please think twice when you wear perfumes or colognes to work.  I guarantee you some of your co-workers are talking about your smell behind your back.

Sometimes, I wear colognes when I’m with a female companion, but ONLY after she approves the smell.

Takeya Thermoflask Insulated Stainless Steel Water Bottle 40 oz (Twin Pack)

You pay less at Costco for 2 bottles, compared to a sinlge bottle from Amazon.

If you are lucky enough to find these Takeya Thermoflasks at your local Costco, just so you know, these are really good price.  This twin pack was $34.99.  Usually a single canister goes for $35.  These high quality canisters keep cold drinks cold for 24 hours, and hot drinks hot for 12.  I haven’t used it yet, but I believe this is a good buy that will not be repeated.

I bought the twin pack and gave one to my boss that made him very happy.  I know, I have no shame.  So, I bought a thermo canister I’ve always wanted AND kissed my boss’ ass at the same price.

This is why I shop at Costco frequently.  I never know what I’m going to find. 

Amazon is selling the identical bottle for $32.18 (plus shipping). 
So, you pay less at Costco for 2 bottles, compared to a sinlge bottle from Amazon.

Keep Using Your American Express TrueEarnings Card

If you are an American Express TrueEarnings member, replacement card (Citi Visa) will be delivered to you by June 20, 2016.  We can start using the card on June 20, 2016.

There is nothing we need to do.  All process will be taken care for us.

Most of all, keep using your current American Express TrueEarnings card.  The reward Dollars will be transferred your new card automatically.

I stopped using my American Express card because I thought I would lose my rewards.  I shall use my AmEx card for a couple more months.

Sodastream Soda Water

I like Diet Coke.  In fact, I like soda of any kind.  They taste so good and I have a huge craving for them.  I also know they are bad for me.  I drink soda once or twice a month.  I wish I can quit soda completely. 

I’ve been drinking soda water from Sodastream I bought at a garage sale ($2).  I put a slice of lemon for taste.  It’s been satisfying my craving for Diet Coke somewhat.

Garage Sale – April 2, 2016

I’m getting older and feel the need to entertain myself with some kind of project or routine.  For over a year, I’ve been going to garage sales.  I enjoy cold morning air. There is nothing I need to buy, but I am passionate about going to garage sales every Saturday morning.  I look for silver, gold, and anything fancy.

Over a year, I have developed my own systems and tricks.  I have my own mapping system that keeps record, I wear certain clothes so I look poor, I wear a ring made out of magnet so I can detect precious metals without being conspicuous.

Garageg sales are exciting because I never know what I’m going to find.  Also, I am competing with other people.  Plenty of people come out crack of dawn so they can snatch good stuff before I do.  It is intellectually challenging because I have to know wide range of subjects. Then there is people skill.  Some sellers are chatty, and some don’t want to be bothered. So, I read people and I return my best personliaty possible to keep the sellers satisfied.   Hopefully this will work to my advantage when I have to haggle.

At one of the garage sales today, I found a bag of 8 vintage switch plate covers for $5. They were old but in excellent condition.  I like them a lot.  I put some on my kitchen wall.  Then I looked up online to see how much they go for.  These are not cheap.