Halloween 2008 shopping

I saw a lot of Costco employees in fun costumes today.

I finally found Guinness (beer).  I thought about buying two cases, but I really don’t drink too much.  18 cans will last about 6-10 months.

All fruits and vegetables are for morning juice before going to work. Bread is for breakfast sandwich at work.  I’m having salad for lunch tomorrow.

I went overboard with snacks.. I had a huge craving, kill me Yell.

On the way out, I ate a hot-dog and put gas in my car. 

I am happy I finally found Guinness.

How I like my coffee (chit chat)

I appreciate good coffee.

Good coffee in the morning makes me feel like I can rule the world.

I try not to drink coffee every day (because it’s acidic).  I try to drink tea instead.  But, none the less, I drink coffee 2-4 times a week.

I like my coffee hot and black.  To me, coffee should taste like coffee.  I don’t put sugar, milk, cinnamon powder, etc… coffee should taste like coffee.  I don’t understand people who put a lot of sugar in coffee.  When I taste their coffee, I don’t even taste coffee… all I taste is sugar.  So, why don’t they just drink sugar water?

I think people put sugar in coffee because they grew up drinking instant coffee (AKA crap).  I believe, in the future, as more people get exposed to good coffee, more people will drink coffee black. 

I don’t care too much for flavored coffee in general.  When I drink flavored coffee, I drink for novelty of it.  For example, I drink a lot of flavored coffee during Christmas season. 

Flavored coffee beans are always dry and they lack freshness.  I bet they make flavored coffee from expired coffee beans (just my guess).

I avoid coffee shop as much as possible.  $2.00 for a cup of coffee is too expensive.  25 Cents a cup sounds just about right. 

I can’t stand those phony people at coffee shops also. I can go on forever about phony people.  I used to work in Hollywood for five years, you see.

I appreciate good coffee.

Good coffee in the morning makes me feel like I can rule the world.

I try not to drink coffee every day (because it’s acidic).  I try to drink tea instead.  But, none the less, I drink coffee 2-4 times a week.

I like my coffee hot and black.  To me, coffee should taste like coffee.  I don’t put sugar, milk, cinnamon powder, etc… coffee should taste like coffee.  I don’t understand people who put a lot of sugar in coffee.  When I taste their coffee, I don’t even taste coffee… all I taste is sugar.  So, why don’t they just drink sugar water?

I think people put sugar in coffee because they grew up drinking instant coffee (AKA crap).  I believe, in the future, as more people get exposed to good coffee, more people will drink coffee black. 

I don’t care too much for flavored coffee in general.  When I drink flavored coffee, I drink for novelty of it.  For example, I drink a lot of flavored coffee during Christmas season. 

Flavored coffee beans are always dry and they lack freshness.  I bet they make flavored coffee from expired coffee beans (just my guess).

I avoid coffee shop as much as possible.  $2.00 for a cup of coffee is too expensive.  25 Cents a cup sounds just about right. 

I can’t stand those phony people at coffee shops also. I can go on forever about phony people.  I used to work in Hollywood for five years, you see.

Anyway, I like good coffee. – Cheers –  Cool

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Coffees I drink frequently at home & work.

  • Peet’s
  • Starbucks
  • Krispi Kreme’s

Flavored coffees I have

  • Pumpkin Spice (Newhall)
  • Butterscotch Toffee (Jose’s)

Coffee syrups I have

  • Caramel (Jose’s)
  • French Vanilla (Jose’s)
October 13 shopping

I made a quick stop at Costco to pick up some coupon items.

I bought M&M and Pumpkin Spice Coffee.  There is no way I can finish that coffee.  I’m going to have to vacuum half a bag and freeze it for next holiday season.  I may have to trash it or give it away.

I’m having Costco salad for lunch tomorrow. Tongue out
I spent less than $50.00 – Coupon saved me $6.50

* I’ve been going to supermarkets for fruits and vegetables lately.
** You know what they didn’t have at Costco today? – Beef Jerky.  I looked everywhere for Beef Jerky or Turkey Jerky…. I couldn’t find them.

pumpkin spice coffee

Costco Addict’s Closet

Oh boy.. I just finished ironing… Took me over an hour.

Take a look at my closet.. this is how Costco addict’s closet should look like.  Everything you see is from Costco (shirts, pants, even hangers). 

Photographed is my "work clothes" section.  I have a section of casual & lounge-wears from Costco as well.

AS you can see, I have multiple number of identical shirts and pants. 

How do I rotate my work clothes? – Recently ironed shirts and pants are placed on each outer side.  I wear whatever that’s in the center of the rack.  So I get to match shirt and pants by random chance. 

Yeah, it’s crazy good time.. ZZzz….

Costco shopper's closet

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Day Old Coffee

Sometimes I don’t get to finish all the coffee I brew.

When I have left-over coffee, I don’t trash it.  I keep it for the next day.

I keep my old coffee in the refrigerator.  Next day, I put some syrup (either French Vanilla or Caramel, depends on the mood) and drink it cold.

I buy coffee syrups from Costco, but it gets a little tricky.

You can purchase coffee syrups ONLY from Jose’s booth events.   Jose’s sales team will visit your local Costco a few times a year.  We don’t shop at Costco everday, so you may not get to see Jose’s Booth for years.  You may have to call your local Costco for Jose’s schedule.

Costco Iced Coffee

Butterscotch Toffee Coffee from Costco
My recent purchase from Jose’s booth event

Forgot to bring my coupon~!!

I went Costco today and I completely forgot to bring my Costco coupon book. I didn’t have much to buy.. but one of the items (I wanted to buy with coupon) was a 56Oz bag of M&M (peanuts).

I am scheduled to go to Costco pretty soon. So… things can wait.

I’m having chicken for dinner tonight.
Jumbo shrimps are my special treat.  This bag will last 4-6 months.

Reed (Fragrance) Diffuser is something I need.  After a long day, when I walk into my apartment, my place doesn’t smell quite the best.  I need to have some fancy scent that will motivate me to work on my personal projects such as ilovecostco.com.

Gas was $3.359 a Gallon

* I was looking for Guinness (beer), but they didn’t have it. Frown.  I cannot drink cheap beer anymore.  This is a typical side-effect from shopping at Costco for too long.  You learn to appreciate good stuff.

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76th Costco built in Canada opened in Peterborough

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Let the treasure hunt begin.

The doors to the first ever Costco in Peterborough opened today at 8 a. m.

Last night at an invitation-only pre-celebration, eager customers, business people and local politicians got their first glance at the 145,000-square-foot store.

There were rows and rows of perfectly stacked iPods, vitamins, chocolates and perfectly folded coats and towels — all waiting for eager hands to rummage through the piles for the perfect purchase.

General manager James Dalton, who relocated from Halifax, said customers should look forward to the "treasure hunt that we always have."

The Bastian family is ready. "We’re thrilled," said Ralph Bastian.

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Haggar’s Luxe Khaki pants are back

I went to Costco for passport pictures.

Then I hit the jackpot.

They finally brought back "Luxe Khaki" pants by Haggar. These are my favorite pants of all time. 

They are wrinkle free, they stretch a little, and they look professional.

These pants are a lot more comfortable than blue jeans.

I only had three pairs of these pants.  And I wanted to buy some more.  Today I bought 5 pairs ($19.99 each)

I tell ya.  Wrinkle free is way to go.  It’s not totally wrinkle free.  I iron them every time.  But, It takes very short time to iron them.  I hope they carry more colors.

luxe Khaki pants

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Christmas shopping season in full gear

Michael’s displayed Christmas items since late August.

From this point, we are in full Christmas mode.  Christmas is just over three months away.  You better start your Christmas shopping.

christmas michaels

 

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Good buy, but impulse buy – HP Laserjet P1005

I made an impulse buy last week.

This HP’s Laserjet model P1005 was on sale at newegg.com for $50.00 plus free shipping. This paticular printer usually goes for $120.00 – $160.00.

Basically, I bought the ink cartridge and they gave me the printer for free.

The problem is that my current printer works fine.  It’s an older model and it prints slower.  But it works. 

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Sign of Christmas

This is a definite sign of Christmas.

Costco, August 25, 2008

FYI: Michael’s now have a full scaled display of Christmas items.

Christmas Costco

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