Gave Tweety Birds to My Neighbor
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John

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 walking into her house.

I grabbed my Tweeties from the 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 said “Thank you, thank you… how sweet.. ” She was almost crying.

Good time.

BBQ Day this Weekend
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John

I am getting ready for a BBQ day tomorrow (Saturday). I will eat alone, but it’s OK. I 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.

Simple Office Ergonomics – Mouse
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John

I hope somebody would agree with me on this

At work, we have expensive office furniture. Everyone sits on a $600.00 Herman Miller office chair. I am saving money so I can buy one for my apartment.

Then I have this under the work desk. This keyboard tray has a built-in mouse pad. It looks like this. This may look very typical to most people, but it makes little sense to me. 

Office Ergonomics

With the above setting, my right hand must move down to grab my mouse. This doesn’t make sense. We must raise the mouse up a little so it will be at the same level as the keyboard. 

Something like this (below)

Office Ergonomics Mouse

This is how I set up my mouse at both work & home office. I raised up my mouse pad slightly. I think this the only way.

I don’t want my mouse too far away from my keyboard.
I want my mouse leveled with my keyboard.

Wash Your Ziplock Bags – Save Money
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John

Your Ziplock bags are not for onetime use only. You must wash & reuse your Ziplock bags as many times as possible. These bags are very expensive. Recycle your ziplock bags. 

This is how I wash my used Ziplock bags.

  1. Turn the bag completely inside out.
  2. Use dish soap and scrubber (soft side).
    • Lay the bag flat on the kitchen sink and scrub it with plenty of detergents (pay more attention if the bag used to hold blood).
    • Rinse inside the bag briefly (“inside” will become “outside” later)
  3. Dry the bag as is (the bag is still turned inside out).

Wash Ziplock Bags
Drying…. 

A Christmas Gift to Myself
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John

This is a Christmas gift I gave to myself.

It’s Das Keyboard – the best keyboard in the world.

I bought the “Ultimate” model. As you can see, the keyboard is completely blank. 

It was $129.00, delivered from www.daskeyboard.com
It’s a little expensive, but a Christmas gift should be fancy.
I am loving this keyboard.

I spend 12-16 hours a day typing (programming & blogging). I am thinking about getting one for work as well. It’s a beautiful keyboard. The quality is amazing.

Das Keyboard

Kas Keyboard ultimate

Broke my own sushi eating record
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John

On November 26, 2008, I broke my old sushi eating record.

I always go to sushi with my co-worker for lunch. But he was too busy, so I went alone.

This is my glorious achievement. I ate them all.

* I am 5’7″, 155lb.

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After Thanksgiving Shopping Spree – 2008
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John

I wouldn’t dare going out for Black Friday shopping. The traffic & waiting game ain’t worth it for me. Black Friday shopping can be fun if you have a shopping buddy.

I went out shopping on Saturday, 2 days after Thanksgiving Day. 

1. ROSS

I found medium size (32-34) Jockey underwear. A box of 3 was $5.99. So I bought 6 boxes – Basically, I grabbed everything with M sticker on it. Finally, my underwear worry is over (until 2013 ?).

Update – many years later, my underwear size is small. Something must have shrunk.

2. Costco
My shopping spree wouldn’t be complete without a trip to Costco. As a part of my current project ‘Shopping for a Bed’, I bought some pillows and a queen-size flannel sheet set. I also bought some new towels. They feel high class.

And I bought a pair of pants for work, 2 fleece shirts & 1 pair of fleece pants.

I ate a hot-dog in the car – there were so many people that I couldn’t find a place to eat outside.

4. Bed Bath and Beyond

Duvet cover