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Cheez-It Snap’d at Costco

I visited my coworker’s office on Monday (July 15, 2019). I was talking about how busy I was, that I had to skip lunch yet again. Then my coworker opened a bag of chips for me. It’s called ‘Cheez-It Snap’d’. She bought it at Costco, she said. So I took a few. Then I took a handful, and took another handful. Before I knew it, I was driving to Costco on my lunch time. They are very, very good. It’s cheesy and I taste hint of tangie flavor.

My educated guess is that Costco will stock them for only a few month. I shall get one more bag ASAP.

When I bought a bag on Monday., the plan was to open the bag Saturday as I take a picture of it. But, by Saturday, the whole bag was gone (yum). Their commercial doesn’t do justice. I don’t like the commercial, to be honest.

Dog sitting this weekend.

I am sorry I couldn’t find time to update my blog this weekend, yet again. I am dog sitting this weekend (4 dogs & 2 cats). I didn’t know at the time when I volunteered for the duty, but dog sitting is taking up my entire weekend. I felt sad when I left this morning (Sunday). They didn’t want me to leave. I came home to take a nap, relax, and pack for Monday. I am going back to the animals right now to spend Sunday night there. I will sleep there and go straight to work tomorrow. I think I will be very tired tomorrow.

I shop at Costco all the time. I take pictures of stuff I buy and scan my receipts. But, I keep being distracted for one excuse or another. Sorry about that. But I will be back. Do you know Christmas will come to Costco in a few weeks? It’s that time again.

Besides that I am doing good. It’s getting late, I should go now. Take care.

Hemming Pants

Hemming pants is my latest hobby. I just started to sew a few weeks ago. For now, I am still getting use to my new sewing machine. I still have about 50 pairs of pants to hem. I shall hem jacket sleeves next.

I wish I can learn from a professional. There are local sewing classes, but they make pillows and decorations (stuff that I don’t need). I guess I will pickup little details on my own as I spend more time and make mistakes. But, it would be nice if I somebody would give me a crash course – show me tricks.

It’s been fun so far. It adds spice to my wardrobes, because I control the exact length of my pants. I’m glad I keep finding new hobbies to enjoy. It keeps me busy and engaged. It’s scary to imagine what if I run out of hobby.

Below video is from today after work.

Update – July 4, 2019. I am here.

Don’t get old, people. Don’t get old.

I am doing good. I am physically tired and busy that I couldn’t find time to update my blog. I have some free time today because today is 4th of July holiday. Here’s a quick update on what I’ve been doing lately.

Oh My God.. I need to tell you about my latest obsession with sewing machine and hemming my pants. I have 60 pairs of pants in my regular rotation, and I plan to hem most of them. I hem my pants in 3-4 different lengths to accommodate different shoes/boots. Also, some pants look better at certain lengths. So, I came up with a system to organize pants according to their lengths. It’s a simple and effective system. I would like to share that story with you, but it will take long~~ time to put that blog together. Coming up…

I stopped sleeping in my master bedroom. Now I sleep in my guest bedroom (nap room). I have concluded that I get better sleep and have more vivid dreams in the guest bedroom. I know, it sounds insane but there is no mistaking. I get better sleep in my nap room.

Now I only use master bedroom for sex. Well.. I have to find a girl first…. πŸ™

And Finally – I completely disagree with this person below. She’s supposed to be a professional. (???)

Girlfriend, I ALWAYS wake up and decide what color I will wear that day. Always. Some mornings I say that exact phrase – “I am having a purple day“. Picking color of the day is what gets me going in the morning. You’ve seen my Instagram. It’s all about picking color in the morning. If you decide clothes depends on who you are seeing that day, you may be a prostitute or a clown.

Happy 4th of July. USA~! USA~!
Talk to you soon. πŸ™‚

My closet (in the making) – sewing machine on the table.

Invicta Pro Diver Men’s Watch at Costco

23st Costco shopping in 2019 – $43.79 (today) / $1447.34 (this year)
Update: A week later, my order was cancelled by Costco. Out of stock, it said. Hm..

I’m a watch guy. It’s fun to get dressed and pick out a watch as a final touch.

Invicta is a cheap watch maker. They make mostly sub $100 watches. All of their watches look cheap, cheesy, and tacky. Their watches scream “I AM POOR~!!!“. But, this one… the one that’s on sale at Costco (#1260452 – $39.39) is beautiful. It’s beautiful because it’s a $30,000 Rolex Submariner copy cat. Its classic design is historically proven by Rolex. This Invicta watch sells for $80 elsewhere, so $40 is a very good price, and it’s backed by Costco. $20 sale ends June 16.

I was never interested in diver watches before. But, for a Rolex look-alike for $40.00?… So I ordered one ($43.79 after tax. Free shipping) . I never dive. Maybe I take bath with it.

Update: This watch is now sold out soon after my blog. I kind of guessed they would sell out (with or without my incluence).

To give proper credit, Invicta watches are cheap, but not horribly bad. That’s why I ordered one (thanks to Costco and Invicta). When you travel or camping, you can slap this on without worrying about getting it damaged. I am glad Costco sells Invicta.

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Costco Shopping – May 24, 2019

21st Costco shopping in 2019 – $33.46 (today) / $1391.38 (this year)

I don’t think anyone says “Happy Memorial Day”, because this is not a happy day. We take short time thinking about those who died for us – and we enjoy long weekend. Memorial Day unofficially marks the beginning of Summer. A lot of us relax and enjoy BBQ on Memorial Day. I went to Costco for some BBQ ribs and Hot Dog wieners.

I bought 4 coupon items. Costco Coupons saved me $14. I thought that was a lot of savings. Considering I spent only $33.46. Most items will stay frozen for a long time. I was poor all my life. Having freezer full of Costco stuff is very satisfying to me.

I always buy Birds Eye’s Garlic Chicken ( 58 oz. #32919) when they are on sale. It’s a quick and tasty meal that doesn’t require side dishes. Naples Kitchen’s Hawaiian Style Chicken ( 48 oz. #37447) requires some planning. I will be eating BBQ ribs and some hot dogs on Memorial Day.

*Earlier today, 2 of my co-workers and I went to Costco for hot dogs. Feeling generous, I told them it was going to be my treat. I thought they would get pizza, hot dog, maybe both. A female coworker was tiny, too. Anyway, Mofos ordered 2 Acai Bowls, 2 Pizzas, and 2 Drinks. I was out $18. I ate a hot dog.

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Oh, yum.. I see a bunch of food items I would like. Like these…

  • Hebrew National Beef Franks, 12 oz., 4-count – ($3 Off)
  • Birds Eye Garlic Chicken, 58 oz – ($2.50 off).
  • Naples Kitchen Hawaiian Style Chicken, 48 oz. – ($4.50 off)
  • (Ready to grill) pork ribs, 48 oz – ($4 off)
MED Massager

My husband came with me to Costco on a weekend a few weeks ago, when he does, we usually end up buying higher end things he likes. The guys were there demoing it. I sat down, he sat down and I was like yeah. Husband was like heck yeah. Brought it home and we’ve been using it. It is intense but does the trick if you have sore muscles and can handle a really good vibrating style massage. We like to rub our salves in, do a heat treatment and then put a T-towel on and use this. He fell asleep to this last time πŸ˜‰  

Balm Of Gilead Salve

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We all need a little help. Homemade with oils from Costco. We love the outdoors, love to hike and forage. I make other salves and upon reading about ingredients I ran across this Balm Of Gilead I had never heard of, it derives from biblical times. The buds of cottonwood tree’s here in Washington state were ready in February. I picked twice. Once with my Mother and Father in Law (retired) on their property in Woodinville while visiting them. My father in law was very happy to get his tractor available to pick high branches if needed and get the bonfire ready to burn the unwanted branches. They have an 11 acre ranch that they have horses on and board with a really cool creek that runs the entire length of it. They helped us pick the buds for about an hour. I set that batch in a jar and stored in the cupboard. A week later I went out hiking with my girlfriend in Duvall to pick another batch, to have sit in another jar and let them extract the richness of the sap. It’s impressive, it bleeds red pitch. After a few months I made the salve. I used a new dish soap and got allergic to it and got a itchy rash. I started using this and it relieved it and took the rash away, so why not, right?

  • It is analgesic, antibacterial, and anti-inflammatory.
  • The scent of this oil is sweet and clean, like the freshest spring day.
  • The young buds of cotton wood/balsam poplar trees secrete a powerfully aromatic and healing resin high in salicylic acid, the active ingredient in aspirin
  • Suggested use for sore muscles or Skincare for eczema, rashes and burns

On Sale – 32 Degrees Men’s Cool Tee, 2 Pack

Review Updated: Cool Tee is very comfortable, but will not “Cool”

This is a good deal.

32 Degrees Men’s Cool Tees (2 pack, # 1325902) are on sale at Costco. $2 discount is valid through June 9, 2019. I am wearing it right now as I write this blog. I like them as lounge shirt. With $2 off, they are $4 each. That’s a very good price.

Amazon prime is selling these for $15.99 – exactly twice the cost at Costco. They cost even more at elsewhere.

Cool Tee will not keep you extra cool

Despite the name “Cool Tee”, I personally find these shirts as warm as any other thick cotton shirts. Cool Tee’s material is extra thin and stretchy. But, they will not cool your body. Instead, they feel cozy, smooth and extra comfortable. They are amazing comfortable. And yet, they look pretty decent.. You can go to gas station or greet visitors in these. I think Cool Tees will be good lounge & sleeping shirt for Summer months . I believe Cool Tee provides better sleep compared to thicker cotton shirts. I am disappointed that it doesn’t have cooling effect. But, its superior comfort, good look, and Costco’s price make these shirts super good buy.

Update: They sold out before June. I missed my chance to get some more. πŸ™

https://www.costco.com/32-Degrees-Mens-Cool-Tee,-2-pack.product.100482260.html

Cool Tee cannot be “Dress” undershirt

I am a undershirt snob. I wrote a blog Art of Wearing Undershirt, last year. Maybe you can wear Cool Tee as casual undershirt if you wear thick shirts. But, generally speaking, they are not “Dress” undershirt. Black or white shirts cannot be dress undershirts, because people can see your undershirt through your shirt. That’s ghetto, embarrassing, & clueless. Real dress shirts should be invisible – in your skin color or maybe in gray that matches your skin tone. Also, dress undershirt should be more fitting and has V neck. Finally, dress undershirts should have real cooling effects. I pay $35 each for good dress undershirts.To me, Cool Tee is far from being dress undershirt. I refuse to wear Cool Tee under my dress shirt.

Black or white?

In this case, I will have to go with black. The material is too thin that white shirts will show men’s nipples. That is disgusting. Please don’t wear white t-shirts in public if people can see your nipples (and hair!!!). Please… God no.

You can order Cool Tees online. They even ship for free.

Garage Sale – May 11, 2019

I spent $2 today at garage sales. My house smells like fresh cotton now (melting one of the tarts in the picture).

I didn’t need coffee mug. I didn’t need another cook book. But, for Β’50 each, I get a great joy out of it. It’s definitely worth it. And, I have friends who would love to take them from me when I’m done with them.

I feel the most relaxed when I’m back home after garage sales. I wanted share with you how relaxed I am… so I took this picture. I hope you can feel it. I will now start laundry and make coffee. It’s a glorious Saturday morning.

Talk to you soon.

Sunday Morning Costco Shopping

18th Costco shopping in 2019 – $36.30 (today) / $1297.47 (this year)

Sunday morning Costco Shopping is special to me. It gives me different feelings compared to my usual Costco shopping at night after a full day of work. For Sunday morning I set the alarm, get up, and get ready just for Costco shopping. I feel positive and motivated when I’m out early Sunday morning. It’s interesting to see the world at this time of the week.

I started a load of white laundry and put on my new watch before hitting the road.

First, I went to car wash at Costco, but I got stuck behind a guy who started to check his engine oil at the pay station…. with opened hood and dipstick! You can see the picture of his truck in front of me. (in the car wash). By 9:48 AM, there were about 70 people outside waiting for the door to open. There were more people waiting in the car as well.

As I waited, I wanted to buy gas for my car, but the lines at the gas station were so long that I decided it was not worth it. Think about it this way. If I was stuck behind a 20 minute line, I would gladly pay $2 to make that line to go away. So, that’s what I did. I went to a local Chevron station and paid extra $1.50 for my Prius.

32 Degrees Cool shirts looked interesting (#1188833). They’re supposed to keep you cool. The material is thin and smooth. I like to wear white shirts at home, but I hate it when men’s nipples are showing through thin white shirts (gross, yuck!). So, I got black ones. These shirts seem promising. I live alone and I am often shirtless at home during hot Summer season. But, I would rather wear something (but NOT tank tops). I am getting older and I would like to look like a gentleman even if I am home alone. FYI: These shirts are form fitting. It will fit your body & upper arms. If you have belly fat, there will be no hiding.

OH. I bought these shirts to wear at home as lounge shirts, not as undershirts. I have good dress undershirts and… don’t get me started on that.

32 Degrees cool shirts Costco
I DID suck in my guts for this picture – but it still shows.

I came home and started my usual Sunday morning routine. My coffee came out perfect. I ironed a few shirts as I enjoyed a cup. It’s a glorious Sunday morning.