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Keep checking for holiday savings

I am enjoying special holiday savings at Costco.  I am keep fining some good stuff this year.  It's been fun so far.

This hooded sweatshirt is very fancy for how much you pay ($15.99 after $4 off).  It's high quality and I am loving it.  They are by Buffalo David Bitton.  I guess they are somewhat of high end (-ish).

It's not baggy.  It hugs your body, that it will be fun to wear if you are a fit person.

I also bought 3 pairs of Buffalo brand jeans with $15 total savings.

Keep checking for holiday savings. Enjoy!

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Snail in Spinach. EW~!!!

I FREAKED.

There is a snail in the bag of spinach I bought at Costco.  This is a sealed bag.  I shall take it back tomorrow morning (Sunday).  Gross.

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Costco Holiday Savings Book - 2017

Holiday Savings Book is out and the sales have already started November 9.  They have a lot of good stuff on sale.

Check out Costco's Holiday Savings Book 2017.

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Winter Clothes

I like this fuzzy shirt.  It's cozy and warm.  It was only $11.99 with $3 Holiday Savings.  Price will go up to $14.99 after November 16th.  But, $15 is still a super value.  I am thinkin about getting one more.

Last few weeks, I bought a few more Winter items at Costco.  Winter (trail) boots were $23.99 after instant savings of $6.  Insulated gloves were $16.99.

The boots are too cheap for my standard, and they smell rubber (very little).  But, It was $23.99, and they have leather tops.  It's a pretty good price for what they are.  So, I bought a pair just to keep it.  I may need them once or twice a year, but when I do, they will save my day.  Because I didn't have a single pair of Winter shoes (hiking boots).

They are really, really good price.  It's Costco.

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Knee High Socks (over the calf)

I made a wise purchase 7 years ago in 2010.  I bought 36 pairs of Calvin Klein dress socks at Costco for $97.78 (blog).  It was a very good price.  I bought women's socks so they will fit me perfectly.  Seven years later, these socks are still good. I am very satisfied. I think they can last 10 years.  But it was time for me to change.

I hate it when my socks slide down.  My socks would never stay up.  I would pull up my socks 20 times a day when I'm at work.  I get satisfying feeling when I pull my socks up.  It feels good when my socks are up tight and neat.  But, they will slide down in 2 minutes.  I would tolerate it if I was still young and poor.  But, now I felt the need to fix this sliding socks problem once and for all.  I just needed to buy better socks.

I also realized the importance of socks.  Your socks will peek out just a little when situation arise.  But, that small "peek" will complete your look.  Nicely matching socks will give out a subtle hint about your uniqueness.  I needed new socks for that reason as well - so I will not look like a plain potato

My budget was $400.00. I spent first 6 months shopping for several different socks from different web sites and department stores such as Nordstrom and H&M.  I even ordered a few pairs form the UK.  I spent $100.00 on trying out on different socks.

6 months later I found the socks I like.  They are knee high (over the calf) socks from Falke in the UK.  I spent a few more months to decide exact model and size. Then I ordered about 25 pairs.  The socks sell for $20+ a pair.  They don't sell those in the US, so I had to order from the UK and Germany. I spent more money than I imagined.  But, I will not think about socks for several years. Overall, I am extremely satisfied.

Mens Knee High Socks

Knee high socks are the best.  They stay up.  You know that satisfying feeling I talked about when I pull my socks up?  Now I enjoy that satisfying feeling the entire day.  This elevates my life-style.

Men's Over the calf socks

If you say "what's up with tacky colors?" - that means you only wear sneakers or black shoes.

When you own multiple dress shoes in different colors, you will rarely wear black socks. In fact, I haven't worn black socks in several months.

Lastly. I have noticed that some hipsters with fancy socks tend to wear their pants shorter, just like Michael Jackson in Billie Jean video. so they will showcase their socks when they stand up or walk.  I think that's immature and trying too hard.  "Hey, look at my socks everyone!  See how cool and unique I am.  I have personality.  Love me~!"

Men's socks are like women's cleavage.  You don't want to show them all the time. (You heard this from me first)

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Happy Saturday

Happy Saturday morning.

I've been very busy lately.  I am taking a little break right now sipping coffee.  Madeleines is good with coffee (see picture).  Donsuemor sent me some samples.  I should do a story about it, but I already ate most of them... (send some more please). Yum.

Donsuemor Madeleines

I bought that coffee mug on my Long Island trip last year at a garage sale.  It became my Saturday coffee mug.  I only use that mug on Saturday.

Madeleines

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National Coffee Day - September 29

I just found out today from the news that September 29th is National Coffee Day.

Coffee is my daily ritual.  I never skip a day.  I drink good coffee.  I spend extra money on coffee, but I refuse to get coffee from Starbucks or any other fancy coffee shop - I find those places phony.  I will use coffee shop if a cup of coffee is $1 AND if they start using the words "small", "medium", "large" instead of "venti", "grande".

If anything, I will get my coffee from Mister Chung's Donuts.

I've been eating Madeleines with coffee lately.  Folks at Donsuemor sent me some to try, and I like it.  They are sweet, soft, and moist. They are available at Costco around Los Angeles area. If you are a boss, these will be a perfect treat to leave at coffee station for your employees. They will love you more. It's perfect, especially because they are individually wrapped. 

Enjoy.

Madeleines Costco

Madeleines Costco

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My New Cubicle

There are 700 people working at my job.  We have ran out of cubicles, so they put me in the corner of the building with a desk.  Below is how I decorated. I enjoy going to garage sales.  The entire decoration was about $40.00. Lamp was free from my friend.

Now, people come and say I have the best location in the entire company, including the CEO's office.  And they say "I can't wait to see what you're gonna do for Christmas"

I enjoy my cubicle a lot. I don't know when they will take it away from me. All it takes is one executive decision... and they will make me to move..  make me to share office with somebody.

I hope to stay here for a long time.

 

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Costco out of multi grain bread

* This blog was originally written in May 2008.  The blog came back to life recently (September 2017) due to recent outage of the bread.  If history repeats itself, the bread will come back to your location (I don't know when).  Maybe it has something to do with recent weather events.  We shall see.

Costco is out of Kirkland Signature Multi-grain Bread.  This is my favorite bread. 

Not all whole grain breads are created equal.  You see, you can have a pinch of whole grain in a loaf of bread and call it "Whole Grain Bread".

Kirkland Signature's bread is 100% whole grain.

Forget All Bran Cereal's 10 day challenge (watch video below).  Have a couple of slices of these bad boys.  You will feel the power in 24 hours.  At least that's what happened to me.  I'm a believer. 

Kirkland Signature multigrain bread
File photo of Kirkland Signature Multigrain Bread

Anyway, the bread was not in display when I went to Costco on May 5, 2008.  I asked to see if they have any in the back.  They said something about the grain supply - we may not have Kirkland Bread for few weeks.

All Bran Cereal's 10 day challenge

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