Just came back from Costco, one of my favorite places to ramble. I needed to buy gum for my students, for standardized testing, more on that later as to why a teacher would buy gum. So I picked up some Wrigley's Cool Mint-12 packs with 14 sticks. $6.00 Then I really did wander. Bought some wine, which actually is very good, having a glass now, Beaujolais-Villages, $7. I do believe it's my first French goods purchase since 2003. Noticed they had Johnnie Walker Blue for $160, thinking of going back and getting it for my brother for next Christmas. (That keeps, right? ) Saw a black speedo swimsuit, needed that. $20. Meandered off to the 'fresh prepared' selection, picked up some beef stew in sour dough bread bowls, $10 and salmon stuffed with lobster/crab, $10. Rolling along, found Rolling Writer Pens, 12 for $2. Post It flags, scads of them for $9. Found some 'Ancient World Atlases' 12@$3 ea. That's all they had. Kids will have to share. Over in the bakery, I passed on the baklava, though I really wanted it! Did pick up a chocolate cake, some muffins to freeze, and French bread $15 As I headed for the checkout, came across hearing aid batteries, $25, but saved over $15 from what I normally spend, so I'll put that at $10. I don't know where I have as much fun for under $150, while getting things we need and want! Notice, I do not work for or own stock in Costco. Sam's Club is fun too, but Costco's lighting and employees are nicer.