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Friday, December 4, 2015

Quick shopping trip

There aren't many things I like better than a Costco shopping trip!  I actually didn't buy much this trip, but did get a Christmas present for one of the kids, and bought myself a new Mr. Coffee.  I hate the old one I have, although any Mr. Coffee makes delicious coffee.  What I dislike about the older models is that  it is difficult to get the coffeepot back on the burner because something on the filter basket gets in the way.  I spill a lot of drops of coffee that way.  So the new one has a lot of features I doubt I will ever use, for one thing, I don't leave electric appliances plugged in unless I'm currently using them.  So I can forget clocks, automatic timers, etc.

Upon entering the store I saw a display of the Fit bit, which I often think about getting.  But I only want something to tell me how many steps I've taken in a single day, miles, etc.  I don't give a fig about calories burned, and don't want anything that synchs with something else.  That is just more complicated than I'm interested in.   I love SIMPLICITY.

But another good reason to not get a Fit bit became apparent when I looked at the contents of the box.  Ok, only 4 items in the box which means it should be fairly simple to use.  But wait, one of the items is a "dongle".  I'm sorry but I can't even consider buying something with a dongle.  For one thing, I don't have a clue what it is, and for the second thing - what if I should lose it or it drops off.  In a million years I could not announce to anyone that "I've lost my dongle".

On the way out I just had to stop at the gas pumps because the price for a gallon of regular is $2.19.  That may not impress anyone who is lucky enough to find cheaper gas, but for California, I'd say it's something you can't pass up.  (Of course, this is a Costco pump - forget getting a good price at Shell or whatever other brands there are).

It is a fantastic beautiful day - the streets have dried up from overnight rain and the sun is brilliant.  I am wearing sweats and a cotton turtleneck, and had to remove my jacket.   There are some cloudy and rainy days in the next 5-day forecast, and they will be very welcome.  In the meantime, the sunny day is a gift! 


  1. The Dongle is a small item that fits in to the USB port on your computer and "talks" to your fit bit.It downloads the info on your fitbit to your laptop. ;)I leave mine in my laptop and have never lost it yet.

  2. I saw gas for $1.79 around here. I don't need gas yet, so didn't take advantage of it.

  3. Had to laugh about losing your dongle. I had no idea what it was til I read Betty's response. That is a fantastic price for California. Enjoy it while you can.

  4. losing a dongle can be a terrible thing. haha I have read a few blogs about folks using this set up. But it's more than I want to deal with.

    Gas here ranges from 1.82 to around 1.95. Shell are about the cheapest
    I love my Mr Coffee I have a 5 cup and the 8 at this time I have cut back so I am using the 5 cup and only make 4. I do use the timer Love waking up to the smell of brewing coffee

  5. The Dongle is the Thingamajigger that plugs into the watchamacallit.

  6. We're kinda on the same track. I just replaces my Keurig coffee maker - the old one has been leaking a little for a long time, and I finally broke down and bought a new one. I've been doing extensive research on those fitness tracker bands. I REALLY want one, but decided the ones I liked were too big and awkward to wear 24/7, and the smaller, thinner bands didn't do enough to justify the cost. So for now, I'm not going to get one. I can get pretty much everything they do on my pedometer and smart phone. :)