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™


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.

New Dishwasher

Be happy for me. I used a dishwasher for the first time in my life. OMG, my dishes were so hot. I didn’t know they get this hot. It was steaming inside…. with steam!

I ordered a Maytag dishwasher on February 28, 2019 from Costco at a crazy low price of $569.99. Costco’s $200 discount was a real deal. This exact model was/is being sold for $760 and up. This purchase paid for my executive Costco membership and some more. I had to wait 7 weeks for delivery. Costco gave me number of chance to cancel my order or get alternate unite. But, I just gut it out and waited for the dishwasher that I originally set my heart on. I finally got it delivered on Wednesday April 17, 2019. I called in and worked from home, so I can greet the delivery guys.

I had absolutely no problem with the delivery company, BJ Hunt. I don’t understand such low customer ratings that I see online. I got my house ready for them. I unhooked the old dishwasher and emptied out space below the kitchen sink before they arrived at my house. They were in and out in about 30 minutes (maybe less).

My dishwasher is beautiful. I shall use it if I can save 10 minutes. 10 minutes a day equals to 61 hours of dishwashing per a year. Time is money. Time is luxury. Time is the reason why I bought a dishwasher.

Anyway… that’s a good looking dishwasher. It’s a satisfying feeling.

GoFloats Raffle – Giant Pool Floats

The raffle has ended. The winner, Sara, was notified. And she confirmed.

If I had a swimming pool, I would enjoy Summer a lot more. It will be amazing to lay on a float, drink soda, and take nap. Imagine that… just like movies. And kids… Kids would love these. I wanted to review these floats by GoFloats. But I don’t have a pool. So, GoFloats will raffle these out to a lucky winner. Happy Summer!

GoFloats Giant Pool Floats are in stock at Costco (#100478438). They are selling fast. They sold out once already. They quickly re-stocked. Keep your eye out for GoFloats products at your local Costco warehouse. They are also available at Costco website. https://www.costco.com/GoFloats-Giant-Pool-Floats-2-pack.product.100478438.html

Our friends at GoFloats are giving away 2 pack of these giant floats.

The raffle has ended. The winner, Doris, was notified.

Sorry, I’ve been busy. I am here.

I am sorry I haven’t been updating my blog. I am here. I will talk to you soon. I’ve been busy. I need to take a vacation. Below is my available vacation & sick hours at work. I have over 6 weeks of vacation & sick days to take. Vacation hours will keep accumulate without limitation. But sick hours will be maxed out at 48 hours.

I need to take a sick day soon, before I max out my 48 hours. I love my job. My job has been good to me. But, I’ll have to be stupid not to take paid days off that’s coming to me.

Ideally, I would never get sick, and enjoy a sick day every two months. Sometimes I take road trip with my friend. Sometimes I go to all-you-can-eat sushi place for huge lunch. Sometimes I watch a lot of TV. Sick day is crazy good times if you are not sick.

I never took sick days in the past. I called in sick maybe once in my entire life. Then, 2 years ago, I finally saw the light. I’ll have to be stupid not to take all my sick days. When I worked for small companies, I felt guilty to take a sick day even if I was really sick. I was afraid I might not get my fifty cents raise. Now that I work at a large company, my attitude has changed. For example, if I feel lousy in the morning, I text my boss and say that I feel lousy that I’m taking a sick day. This doesn’t make me a bad employee. This makes me the employee who put myself first. So they better keep me happy or I’ll do business elsewhere. You are welcome.

Anyway, I am doing well – both physically and mentally. I will talk to you soon.

Costco Shopping – March 8, 2019

11th Costco shopping in 2019 – $9.98 (today) / $1021.2 (this year)

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I’ve been enjoying Hoody’s unsalted roasted peanuts lately. Maybe there is a right season for them? I don’t know. But, sometimes these peanuts are not very good. But, lately they are amazing good. They are meaty and tasty. I eat them every day.

Online Auction and Sniping

This is for those who appreciate excitement of online auction, and to those who want to know what it’s about.

I bid on an Italian (Lubiam), 100% cashmere coat at Goodwill auction website. Auction end time was Friday 3/1/2019 6:05 PM.

I was willing to spend a few hundred Dollars to buy it, alter it, and dry clean it. I decided $157 is my absolute maximum amount I am willing to spend at this auction. I would bid at the very last seconds, within 4 seconds. This strategy is called sniping.

I waited for 5 days and watched the price going up from $6 to $20 to $70. Two bidders, JR & SA were going at it. It was exciting to see two dapper bidders in action.

Finally it was my time. 9 minutes to go, my stop watch was synchronized with auction clock. By now, my heart was pumping hard. Time seemed to go fast and slow at the same time. I didn’t know at that time, but, 8 seconds to go, KG appeared out of nowhere and made his move, but he was 50 Cents below JR’s maximum bid of $75. Dang! so close. (FYI: maximum bidding amount is hidden during the auction).

3 seconds to go, I made my move and bid $157. Suspense was killing me. 5 seconds later I learned that I won the coat for $76.00. Soon, I looked at detailed auction history (below), and learned that KG was sniping with 8 seconds to go. Cheeky monkey…

KG thought he was slick, the only game in town, but he was still a student (or poor). He bid enough to beat current amount. But he didn’t know the other person’s maximum amount. When he realized he was outbidded, he didn’t have time to react. KG should have bid his absolute maximum amount, Then KG and I would have a fair battle.

Some people frown upon auction snipers. But, I am bidding at my best ability. I see nothing’s wrong with it. So, am I supposed to bid at my second best ability? As far as I am concerned, the best and the only way to bid at online auction is to bid your maximum amount at the very last seconds. You will have no regret if you don’t win, because you bid your maximum amount. You lost on your own term.

Costco Shopping – March 1, 2019

10th Costco shopping in 2019 – $10.94 (today) / $1011.22 (this year)

Costco coupon was about to expire. I wanted to buy dishwasher detergent while it was still on sale. So, I make a quick stop to Costco on my lunch time – then I saw Kirkland Signature dishwasher detergent at better deal, without any discount. Naturally, I bought Kirkland Signature brand.

With this, I pay less than 10 Cents on detergent every wash. That’s not too bad, I think.

Costco Shopping – February 28, 2019

9th Costco shopping in 2019 – $611.32 (today) / $1000.28 (this year)

** Purchase like this pays for Costco membership and more.

I am finally getting a dishwasher. To me, this is a life-changing event.

When I bought my house 7 years ago, the house came with a broken dishwasher. I never felt the need for a dishwasher. ‘Dishwashers are for rich people,’ I thought.

I had a similar notion on gardening services. I thought any man with able body should mow his own lawn and save hundreds of Dollars. It took me a year to change my mind. Now I cannot imagine my life without a gardener. And, lately, I’ve been thinking about getting a dishwasher. I started to think about how much time I will save if I had a dishwasher. A single man with a career should not spend this much time washing dishes every night. A grown man should not come home to see a mountain of dishes piled up.

Costco had $200 discount on Maytag dishwashers. So, I ordered one. It was a right time for me.

Order process was different than the time I ordered my refrigerator. It currently says “order received” – and I am waiting for some kind of communication from delivery company. We’ll see…

Update: 2 business days later, I received an email from Costco informing me to expect an email from a delivery service. I’ll get to schedule delivery, it says.