Costco Reusable Shopping Bags. Finally

I finally found reusable shopping bags. I’ve been looking and waiting for Costco shopping bags for over 2 years. I finally found them! Son of a dad, I found them.

The bags don’t say “Costco” anymore. They have a generic design.

They had 2 different bags.

  1. Insulated bag – $6.49 for each bag. It’s large.
  2. Old-fashioned bags – Pack of 4 (2 large & 2 medium) – $4.69/pack

The search is finally over. I bought plenty. Now I can start giving away the bags. When I bring gifts or something to my friends, I tell them to “keep the bag.” And they love it. Everyone loved the bag. They are so practical.

I like the insulated bags. I think $6.49 is a very good price.

Costco Shopping.  July 3, 2011

Costco Shopping Bag, New

These are regular shopping bags. Large size in the front, medium size in the back.

Costco shopping bag insulated

Insulated Shopping Bag – Big and practical.  I like it.

 This is the insulated bag.

Updated 2021 – I still use the insulated bag.

Yankee Candle is Not the Best :(

I am still fascinated by scented candles, and how they affect people’s lives. Good candles will make hot Summer days feel like a vacation. Candles will make you feel cozy on rainy days. It’s a magical ritual. Candles can be fun, sexy, and relaxing.

I want to know more about the art and science behind good scented candles. I want to find out how I can spend the least amount of money and get the best candles this world can offer.

I plan to purchase several candles soon. I hope I don’t go crazy (oh boy).

It didn’t take long to realize that Yankee Candle is not the best (still pretty good).

I went through eyeglass & silk tie obsessions. I am now obsessed with scented candles. And it’s only the beginning.

There will be more stories and pictures about scented candles… coming up.

PS. Just a reminder. I am a straight man. But I wouldn’t blame you if you think otherwise.

Update 2021 – I currently have 40-50 scented candles on display, mostly Yankee.

(vid) Driving to Mother’s House – Day Before Mothers Day

It was Saturday morning, the day before Mothers Day. My parents had a busy schedule. So, I had to drop by at their place early in the morning.

It was a pleasant driving. 

I tried to put a little Costco twist in this video. 🙂

Driving to Mother’s House – Saturday Morning

My mother put all flowers in the vase. The next day she found time to cut them and arrange (she said).

Another Lazy Spells – Planning a Perfect Weekend

I am going through another lazy spell.
Not much is going on with my life right now.

Like I always say, boring is good. To me, boring is the ultimate happiness. Nobody around me is sick or dead. I visit my parents and they are always happy. I go to work every day and have fun. There is no “News”. I didn’t win a lottery. But I didn’t lose a job. Boring is good. 

I’ve been feeling tired and lazy lately. So I took things slow. I went to Costco today at my lunchtime, but I bought nothing special.

I am planning for a perfect weekend.

This weekend, I will be totally home alone. I don’t even have a date. I am very excited about this weekend alone.

I will fix a good meal, practice guitar, work on the computer, visit my parents, watch movies, watch NBA finals, eat out, go to the farmers market, go to Costco, work on my websites, drink good coffee and tea, wake up early to enjoy morning…

I plan to dedicate 1 day to listen to Christmas music a lot.

I hope to start my weekend on Friday at 4 pm by visiting my parents for dinner. I used to take my parents out to lunch and dinner and give them some cash too. Now, my parents treat me, and they give me cash. They have more money now.

Phony People With Coffee Mugs At Farmers Market

I go to the local farmers’ market every Saturday morning. I buy fruits, vegetables, bread, and lemon. I like to put a slice of lemon in my drinking water.

I wake up around 8 am and splash some water on my face before I head out to the market. I usually wear the same shirt that I wore on the bed.

I seldom see some phony people at my farmers’ market.

I see some people obviously made up for the occasion. They wear lounge-wear, but they look perfect. Their hair looks semi-messy, but the hair would maintain perfect shape and volume. It’s all made up.

And they ALWAYS carry coffee mugs.

We don’t bring a shopping cart to the farmers’ market. We carry stuff in our hands (baskets). We need three hands. Why bring a coffee mug to the farmer’s market? I guess they enjoy looking hip and earthy at the farmers’ market. But, to true farmers’ market shoppers like me, they are pretentious and annoying.

Update 2021 – I want to delete this blog post.