we become members of Costco, a wholesale warehouse grocery
store type place were not only do you pay wholesale prices, but you buy in
And when I say bulk, I'm not talking about 10 pound pags of sugar
either—more like 25 to 50 pound bags.
I can't even begin to find words to describe my reaction to Costco. Whereas
food shopping at Wal★Mart was
shocking on the price, at Costco, where I realized the prices would be
cheaper (per unit price, not per package price—cans of Coke went for a bit under 25¢ per can)
but I wasn't prepared for the sheer amount you end up buying (sure,
you can get cans of Coke for a bit under 25¢ but you end up buying 32
cans at a time). The smallest box of Ritz crackers was
huge—turns out it contained four regular boxes of crackers.
Eggs? Two dozen.
Cheese? Six pound blocks of the stuff.
Tuna? Three (or was it four?) pound cans.
TVs? 72″ HDTV units down isle 8 (and you
think I'm kidding).
Just … wah! (Oh! Look at that! A five gallon bucket of hamburger
Obligatory Contact Info
You have my permission to link freely to any entry here. Go
ahead, I won't bite. I promise.
The dates are the permanent links to that day's entries (or
entry, if there is only one entry). The titles are the permanent
links to that entry only. The format for the links are
simple: Start with the base link for this site: https://boston.conman.org/, then add the date you are
interested in, say 2000/08/01,
so that would make the final URL:
You can also specify the entire month by leaving off the day
portion. You can even select an arbitrary portion of time.
You may also note subtle shading of the links and that's
intentional: the “closer” the link is (relative to the
page) the “brighter” it appears. It's an experiment in
using color shading to denote the distance a link is from here. If
you don't notice it, don't worry; it's not all that
It is assumed that every brand name, slogan, corporate name,
symbol, design element, et cetera mentioned in these pages is a
protected and/or trademarked entity, the sole property of its
owner(s), and acknowledgement of this status is implied.