Copy Your Keys at Costco with Minute Key
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John

This is why Costco shopping is exciting. You don’t know what you will see next.

Minute Key is here – you can copy your home/office keys on the spot. 

  • You cannot copy car keys or any other funky looking keys (obviously)
  • You only get to copy 1 key per order. If you order 3 copies, that means you will get 3 copies of 1 key. You don’t get the chance to switch to the next key.
  • You must pay more if you want the key with design (pictures)
  • The cheapest copy is 1 key for $1.49
  • I bought the value pack – 3 keys for $3.00
  • My copy works fine! I am happy with the result.

Costco Key Copy, Minute Key

Costco (Christmas) Shopping – August 21 & 27, 2011
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John

I’ve been busy. I’ve been putting in a lot of hours at work lately. I hope that means I will have a better paycheck next time. I’ve been making very little money. I had to take out $5.000.00 from my savings account so I can survive.

I went to Costco on August 21st and 27th (2011).

Costco stocked yet another kind of coffee grinder for $29.99. This Krups burr coffee grinder easily goes for $60-70 elsewhere. 

Costco’s Krups Coffee Grinder has mixed online reviews. But, I gave it a chance.

Update 2021 – This coffee grinder died in 20201. It lasted 10 years.

Costco LED Santa Claus

And I bought some other stuff.

But what’s important is that it’s Christmas time at Costco. If you like Christmas as I do, this may be the time to make a list.

I bought a toy helicopter for my nephew. And I bought a small LED Santa figurine for my desk at work. The figurines come in 4 designs; Santa, snowman, penguin, & angel.  3 AA batteries power 3 LED lights. Nihm batteries last about 100 hours.

I took the LED Santa home, turn off all the lights at my APT, and turned on the Santa. That moment officially marked my Christmas season. 

Times are tough. I am putting in a lot of overtime with no promise of money. But I am mentally relaxed and feel happy. It’s Christmas time. Nothing else matters.

This year, I would like to bring happy feelings to my neighbors.

Costco Bicycle – Northrock
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John

Check this out. This is my new Costco bicycle.

  • I replaced the seat.
  • I installed a rear-view mirror.
  • I have iPod Touch speakers in front. It also holds my camera & keys.
  • I put my sunglasses under the seat.

I am aware this shape is supposed to be for girls. But I like this model. It’s very practical with access space in front. Who cares what other people say? OK, you are better than me. See ya~!!

I am having a lot of fun with my new bicycle. I ride to a local park and play backboard (tennis). It gives me 45-50 minutes of light aerobic workout. I sling a tennis racquet on my back (like a guitar). This is more entertaining than I imagined. I just need to be very careful.

Also, as I ride around the town, I get to meet people. 

We have a really attractive neighbor. She’s a lean blond, kind of rock band groupie type. She was surprised to see me on a bicycle. She gave me a hug for the first time. That hug paid for my bicycle.

Also, I met another neighbor – she also complimented my bicycle and my outfit. NO, I do not wear tights. I wear my regular running outfit I bought from Costco. She invited me to visit her sometime. She also gave me a hug.

I may be residentially challenged. But, ah~! the beauty of living in an apartment complex. 

Anyway, the bicycle is fun, and it’s good for me. Money well spent.

I need to keep reminding myself to be very careful when I ride. (fingers crossed).

Costco Shopping – August 16, 2011
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John

It’s not fun being poor.

Today I only bought what’s absolutely needed.

I hope the economy will pick up soon. It’s a tough time.

Chocolates Of the World & European Cookies – Revisited
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John

Remember this picture from last year?

I bought five jugs of Chocolates of the World and three cans of European cookies 10 months ago

from October 14, 2010 blog

On my blog, I said something about self-control. And I also said these chocolates would last a year.

Today is August 10, 2011. I still have one and a half jugs of Chocolates of the World. I have more than a half can of European cookies. Cookies are in the refrigerator. One jug of Chocolates of the World is in the freezer. It’s been frozen for 10 months.

I have been enjoying these snacks for the last 10 months. I eat one or two Chocolates every week. I enjoy cookies with or without coffee. My friends love it when I serve these cookies with coffee. Stocking up on these Christmas snacks was a good idea. 

I hope Costco will carry them again this season, so I can do the same for next year. But I don’t think I can spend $80.00 on candies. I am so poor this year. I just thank God I still have a job.

These snacks are Costco’s Christmas tradition. If you haven’t tried them, don’t miss out this year.


August 10, 2011 – 10 months later

I have a new Costco bicycle!!
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John

Oh my God, I’m so tired.

I just bought a bicycle at Costco.
I rode around the block for about 5 minutes. Now I feel dizzy and nauseated. I don’t feel good. I needed some food. So, I ate a handful of M&M’s.

I plan to ride to the park and play tennis on the backboard. I think it will take a while until I will be fit enough to ride to the park.

I shall go easy for now, then I will increase distance and intensity. I remember 27-30 years ago; I used to ride bycicle all day. I mean all day (8+ hours) just for fun.

I am worried that I am out of shape. My cardio is zero.

I’m going to take a cold shower and grill a Steak.
I always eat a thick steak on Sunday night.