Unscented Please

How come so many deodorants, after shaves, and lotions have stupid smell to it?  Why is it so difficult to find a decent unscented aftershave?

I don’t like the smell of every single aftershave in the market.  I don’t care if they are from Channel or Old Spice. They are all disgusting.  I hate ’em.

I don’t want to smell like a grand father.  I don’t want to smell like a college kid who likes clubbing a lot.

They call it “Cool Breeze”, “Sports Scent”, and whatever… that doesn’t make sense.  Why advertise your armpit smell?  Everyone knows that smell is coming from pits of your arms.  That’s disgusting.

This goes same with feminine care products.  If I was a woman, I would hate my Tampons to smell, period (no pun intended).  I don’t want anyone to associate the fragrance to my vagina.  If I was a woman, I would like my tampons and pads to eliminate any kind of smell, instead of saying “You smell this? that’s right baby, you are smelling my vagina”

When it comes to personal care products, “No Smell” is way to go.  Am I the only person thinking this way?

unscented deodorant
This morning..

Gave Tweety Birds to My Neighbor

There is an old lady in my neighborhood. She’s 84 years old.  She used to carry a big fuzzy Tweety Bird key chain.

I say "Hi" whenever I see her.  
Her tweety bird was getting dirty.

Then, one day, she stopped carrying her Tweety Bird.  She lost the bird, she said.

So I went online and ordered two Tweety Key-chains. 

Fuzzy Tweety Bird Keychain

 

After a few weeks, I saw the old lady getting in to her house.

I grabbed my Tweeties from back seat of my car and ran after her.

I had to be very careful not to scare her. She might think I was a criminal or something, so..

I said "hi" and gave her the tweety key-chain. 

She was very happy.  She gave me a big hug.  She was saying "Thank you, thank you… how sweet.. "  She was almost crying.

Good time.

Westlake Village Costco

* Today’s Costco shopping: 11th time this year, 1st time this month

I was looking for The Chocolates of the World and the new Kirkland Signature’s Primium Nissin Cup Noodles (not to be confused with regular Cup Noodles they usually sell).  But I couldn’t find any. Frown

So I ate a hot-dog and came back home. 

ZZzzz


Costco in Westlake Village, CA

Costco Shopper Booted After 14th Free Cracker

Here is a funny & interesting story.

Costco management took the unprecedented step of removing a shopper from its Oakland, California store for abusing its free sample program. Bill Wentworth of San Jose, CA was forcibly ushered to the exit after management spotted him eating a 14th lobster dip cracker.
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Wentworth utilized crude props to dupe unsuspecting Costco workers, such as fake beards, mirrored sunglasses, and wheelchairs. He also spoke to workers using fake foreign accents….
 

The story doesn’t stop there.
More embarrassing story continues at  GlossyNews Article

* How do they know he had 14 crackers, not 13 or 15?  Does that mean Costco is actively watching free sample tables?

Costco Shopping – February 28, under $100 again

* Today’s Costco shopping: 10th time this year, 4th time this month

Again, I managed to keep it under $100.00.

This is the second time I’m buying Wings of Fire & M&M in one month.  I am going crazy on these bad food.  This is not good.  I should make them last more than 2 month.

My last jumbo shrimps lasted me almost 5 months.  They are special treat.  Sometimes I chop them up in pasta.

My craving for chocolate is not going away. I need to watch my chocolate intake.  My waist is definitely wider than 6 months ago.  I know I will lose the size.  Losing size is very difficult, but I just do it anyway.  It’s either working hard to move up or stay at the bottom.  That’s life.

Anyway, I spent under $100.00

Get this – I spent only $25.00 on Gas in February.  And my gas tank is almost full right now.

Power Outage

We had 2 planned power outages scheduled.  Tonight was the first planned power outage.  Next power outage is coming up next Sunday.

Power was shut off Sunday night 10:30pm and came back on 7am Monday morning.

Ideally I should have gone to sleep during that hours.  But I was wide awake until 2am.  So I set on my bed and read a book.

The whole world was dark and quiet.

I was chilling on my Costco mattress, between Costco sheets, and under the Costco comforter.  The light was from Costco as well.

Costco Light, bed

Costco Shopping – February 19, 2009, under $100.00

* Today’s Costco shopping: 9th time this year, 3nd time this month

I just bought normal stuff.  I didn’t get anything special.  I arrived at Costco around 8:10pm, so I didn’t have much time to relax in there.  There was absolutely no line at the gas pump.  I like coming to Costco late at this hour.  It messes up my dinner schedule, but it’s OK.

After hot dog and gas, I still spent less than $100.00. Ha…

Cashew chicken & beef ribs will be my weekend treat. 

Check out that wicked huge bag of toilet papers.  It’s a thousand wipes in one. 

Costco Shopping

Sir Bernard Ashley dies on Valentine’s Day

Bernard Ashley was a founder of Laura Ashley 

I guess a lot of people know the name in the US.  But, I would have never known about Laura Ashley if it wasn’t for Costco. 

I bought a goose down comforter from Costco last year as a part of "Shopping for a Bed" project.  My new comforter was from Laura Ashley.

I didn’t know my comforter was British.  I just knew my comforter was from Costco.

Anyway, he died on Valentine’s day. 
Somehow it sounds right.

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Sir Bernard Ashley (August 11, 1926 – February 14, 2009) was a Welsh businessman and engineer. He was the widower of Laura Ashley, and was her business partner from the founding of their fashion-textiles-centred business.

Tweety Key-Chain

* 13th package this year.

There is an old lady in my neighborhood. She’s a lot older than my mother.  She used to carry a big fuzzy Tweety Bird key chain.

I say "Hi" whenever I see her.  
Her tweety bird was getting dirty.

Then, one day, she stopped carrying her Tweety Bird.  She lost the bird, she said.

So I went online and ordered a fuzzy Tweety Key-chain.  Fuzzy Tweety is in the mail.  This key-chain is something extra I am going to give her.

I hope I will give them to her on Valentine’s day, but I don’t think the Fuzzy one will make it on time.  Mm.. It’s OK.

Tweety Bird Keychain

Up 27 Hours, Police Chase

Today… 

I went to work.
I went to Costco.
I did 3 loads of laundry.
I ironed 11 pants & 12 shirts (took 3 hours)
I fixed dinner, ate, & did the dishes.
I did more work.
etc, etc…

I have been up since 10:30pm last night.
So, I’ve been up and working 26+ hours straight.

It’s 12:30am, but I cannot go to sleep.
There is a police chase going on (online).. I must watch the chase..
The chase was on TV at first.
But, after 11:30pm all TV stations had to move on.  But I still have access to two internet channels where I can watch the chase.

Chase is over, but now it’s a stand up.
The suspect is in a Bentley, a $150,000.00 car.

I just cannot stop watching car chases

Oh my God~!!  the guy killed himself.
They are gonna get the body out.
Oh, boy… there he goes… he’s dead.
Now it’s 1:14am but there are people everywhere on the street.
This has to be a top news tomorrow.  Wow..

This is why I watch car chases.  It’s a real human drama.   You never know what’s going to happen.

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Costco shopping story coming up tomorrow… I am very tired.

I cannot believe I’ve been up 27 hours straight.  So stupid…

Good night.

BBQ Day this Weekend

I am getting ready for a BBQ day tomorrow (Saturday). I will be eating alone, but it’s OK. I manage to keep myself busy and entertained.

I need to work on my web projects.

I plan to take a nap, practice guitar, watch The Lakers, drink coffee, keep working… I should visit my parents too… hm. I am so busy.

Anyway, I have chicken and steak ready for tomorrow. Chicken is from July 2008 shopping, steak is from the Glorious Thanksgiving Steak Sale.

I need to pick out some movies for this weekend. Out of my movie collection there are about 150 movies that I haven’t watched.

I am getting ready for a BBQ day tomorrow (Saturday).  I will be eating alone, but it’s OK.  I manage to keep myself busy and entertained.

I need to work on my web projects. 

I plan to take a nap, practice guitar, watch The Lakers, drink coffee, keep working…  I should visit my parents too… hm.  I am so busy.

Anyway, I have chicken and steak ready for tomorrow.  Chicken is from July 2008 shopping, steak is from the Glorious Thanksgiving Steak Sale.  

I need to pick out some movies for this weekend.  Out of my movie collection there are about 150 movies that I haven’t watched.

Lunch Shopping at Costco

* Today’s Costco Shopping: 8th time this year, 2nd time this month

My coworker wanted Costco hotdog and pizza for lunch, so I gladly took him to Oxnard Costco.  He doesn’t have a membership, see.  My coworker was like a kid in the candy store… He checked out the prices on a lot of TV’s and other electronics.

Then we ate hotdogs and pizzas.  I am normally full after one hotdog, but I tend to eat a lot when I’m eating with a company.  Eating is more enjoyable with a company.  Especially, when I’m with my coworker, we play a little game to see how much we can eat.

Costco Hotdog Pizza
Costco Hotdog and Pizza.  What you don’t see under the relish is a massive amount of onion.  You can see red shade from the red umbrella.