30 December 2006

The Last Two Days of 2006

You can look at this as a late entry for December 30th or a premature blog for December 31st. Actually, I am just trying to impress my manager as to how HARD and how LATE I am working in his absence. I trust he will be suitably impressed. This will be my last regular blog, at least for 2006.

A reminder that our hours tomorrow for Sunday, December 31st:

NOON to 4 PM.

As you can surmise, all the Sugarless deLite Staffers have big part hardy plans to ring in 2007. To allow everyone the chance to recuperate and get their bearings, we will be

closed January 1, 2007.

A word of caution to our customers. We want everyone to have a great time New Years Eve and New Years Day. PLEASE heed the following:

If your drink- DON'T DRIVE
If you drive - DON"T DRINK

From the staff of Sugarless deLite: we wish everyone a healthy, happy, prosperous, and peaceful 2007.

Yogurt Flavors: Chocolate Decadence, World Class Vanilla, Pistachio, Pumpkin, Egg Nog and Candy Cane.

29 December 2006

Gunsmoke Turns 80

Yes indeed, my father nicknamed "Gunsmoke" by all of the Sugarless deLite staff is 80 years old today. His nickname comes from the fact that he was a deputy with the sheriff's department for 25 years followed by another 15 years with the Dallas Police Department until retired. He also served in WWII in the U.S. Navy as a gunner on a destroyer. Happy Birthday Dad. FYI, he is also my Aunt Syd's nephew.

I guess it is time to start thinking about those New Year's resolutions. I think I will pass. I consider getting up every morning, coming to work, and getting home without being run over by other drivers a major accomplishment most days.

Many of our staff have acquired Wiis for Christmas and have vowed to take advantage of their newest purchases. There is talk that they are trying to develop a software program that tests the ability to pull the perfect frozen yogurt sample. I personally, would rather have a dog which I already have. However, I would not mind having a software program that would take him for a walk and cleaning up afterwards.

As 2006 draws to a close, Sugarless deLite would like to thank all of our customers who support us on a daily, weekly, weekly, and annual basis. We pledge to continue to bring you the best products and do our best to look for the newest lines and products as they become available.

Yogurt Flavors: Chocolate Decadence, World Class Vanilla, Marshmallow, Pumpkin, Egg Nog and Candy Cane

28 December 2006

Happy Birthday Aunt Syd

Today in 1904, the first weather reports were published. Keeping with the atmosphere and space, Thomas Henderson-astronomer was born in 1795.

It is also my Aunt Syd's birthday today and she is 97. She acts like she is 25, has a wit sharper than a swiss army knife and the heart the size of Alaska. Happy Birthday to my favorite Aunt in the universe.

On a more religious note, today is Innocent's Day commemorating the massacre of children in Bethlehem by King Herod.

On to a brighter outlook,the sun is struggling to show its face and I am optimistic with its success. If you are feeling a bit down after the Christmas cheer, think about adopting a furry face at your local animal shelter. Pets are always glad to see you when you come home and they truly are humankind's best friends. There are two caveats to this suggestion. 1] only get a pet if you are willing to treat them as well as they treat you, and 2] in the famous words of Bob Barker- don't forget to spay or neuter your pets. I admit I am lover of animals.

Be sure to check out the Sugarless deLite after Christmas sale rack if you are out and about in the Dallas area.


Yogurt Flavors: Chocolate Decadence, World Class Vanilla, Marshmallow, Pumpkin, Egg Nog and Candy Cane

27 December 2006

Another Day in Paradise

Wednesday, December 27, 2006

Good Morning from Sugarless deLite.

As you can probably tell, the usual blogger is on vacation enjoying a good chili dog at "The Varsity" in Atlanta. Atlanta is famous for several things 1] having several streets named Peachtree- which can drive a sane person nuts; 2] Coca Cola- it's the the real thing; 3] The Atlanta Braves - the sacred love of one of us owners (the other one is fond of the NY Mets), and 4] the Varsity.

FYI, The Varsity is an historical institution and the largest drive-in restaurant in the country.It is famous for their chili dogs, frosted oranges, great onion rings and fries. Not exactly low cal, low fat, or sugar free fare. It is also where Nipsy Russell (The Match Game and other game shows of the 70s) worked. Georgia is quite beautiful with its pine trees, rich civil war history even if they did lose, and beautiful architecture. I have a special fondness for Georgia that goes beyond it being my spouse's home state.So much for Georgia.

Another crisp and cold day here in Texas. The sun is shining and the Sugarless deLite sale rack has some good deals waiting for you. Our shelves are re-stocked and ready for your perusal and purchase.

Yogurt Flavors: Chocolate Decadence, World Class Vanilla, Marshmallow, Pumpkin, Egg Nog and Candy Cane

26 December 2006

The Day After

Greetings from your Friends at Sugarless deLite!

It is indeed the day after Christmas. In the spirit of the holiday, Sugarless deLite is wide awake, up and running, and of course, open. The yogurt machines are humming and the shelves are re-stocking as we speak.



Yogurt Flavors: Chocolate Decadence, World Class Vanilla, Marshmallow, Pumpkin, Egg Nog and Candy Cane

We hope everyone had a joyous and safe holiday. We hope everyone got what they wanted
and if not, head on over to Sugarless deLite and we'll soothe your savage stomach.

If you are getting back on track, the 1 point bagels, pitas, and english muffins are available along with our yogurt which is a great guiltless treat.

Our hours December 26th - December 30th are 10 AM to 6 PM.
New Years Eve 10 AM to 4 PM.
New Years Day - Closed
Jan 2- our regular schedule resumes at 10:00 AM to 8PM.

24 December 2006

Merry Christmas

I hope that everyone has a wonderful Christmas and a Happy New Year! After a year of work, I will take a little vacation over the next few weeks. However, we will still update the yogurt flavors for you.

Yogurt Flavors: Chocolate Decadence, World Class Vanilla, Marshmallow, Pumpkin, Egg Nog and Candy Cane.


Our Store hours over the next week:

December 24th 10AM-4PM

December 25th Closed

December 26th-30th 10AM-6PM

December 31st 12PM-4PM

January 1st Closed

January 2nd Regular Hours Resume

Best wishes to you and your family from Sugarless deLite.

23 December 2006

HO HO HO

Rejoice! All of the holiday flavors are now in the yogurt machines!

Yogurt Flavors: Chocolate Decadence, World Class Vanilla, Marshmallow, Pumpkin, Egg Nog and Candy Cane.

Saturday Distraction: What's Your Holiday Stress Level?

Your Holiday Stress Level Is Low

You take it easy over the holidays, and you only take on what you can handle.
You know the holidays are about celebrating and fun - not standing in line at the mall!

22 December 2006

Special Shopping Day

Three busy days are ahead of us here at the store. I hope that you have most of your shopping done or if you don't that you remember to have fun while doing it. There are a lot of people who like to make us one of their last stops. To accommodate them, we have baked extra cake loaves and pies and have plenty of chocolate assortments available. Don't forget to check out the holiday hours on the door when you come in to the store. I'll post these for you on Sunday.

Yogurt Flavors: Chocolate Decadence, World Class Vanilla, Marshmallow, Pumpkin, Egg Nog and Angel Food Cake.

Today we have a free small yogurt for all Trinity Christian Academy students.

Fun Fact Friday: Reindeer eat moss to keep warm. Moss is hard to digest and has little nutritional value, but strangely enough, reindeer fill up on it because it contains a special chemical that helps keep their body fluids warm. When the reindeer make their yearly journey across the icy Arctic region-or to deliver presents to good girls and boys-the chemical keeps them from freezing, much as antifreeze keeps a car from freezing up in the winter. (This fact brought to you by Fact or Crap daily calendar.)

Happy Birthday Wishes to Joseph Vincent Paterno. Known as JoePa around the sports world, Coach Paterno has served as the head coach of the Nittany Lions for 41 years and a total of 56 years as an assistant or head coach at the University of Pennsylvania. He has won 2 National Championships with Penn State. Want a free small yogurt (7 oz)? Tell us the two years that he won the national titles with Penn State.

21 December 2006

Fun Is on the Way

There is not much time left. There is only four more days until left until vacation...I mean Christmas. This is the time of year that I take my big vacation. I didn't really take time off this year so I'm heading out for an extended vacation this year spending time with my family in Atlanta, Georgia and Lumberton, North Carolina.

I'll admit that North Carolina is one of the favorite states. The coolest thing about it is that you can start driving at one end of it in the Appalachian Mountains and 4 1/2 hours later end up on the other side approaching the east coast beach. All the way through the drive, you can see pine trees all the way. It's a beautiful state. I look forward to sharing it this holiday season.

Yogurt Flavors: Chocolate Decadence, World Class Vanilla, Marshmallow, Pumpkin, Egg Nog and Angel Food Cake.

Today is Cone Day! All cones are $1.85 all day long (regularly $2.72).

The bagels have arrived and we have all varieties (Blueberry, Sweet Wheat, Cinnamon, White, Onion and Perfect 10) as well as the English Muffins and the Pita bread. Next week, we will not receive our shipment until Friday the 29th because of the Christmas holiday.

This Christmas seems like it will provide either a long weekend or a long vacation for our readers according to last week's poll results. This week is a simple yes or no: I Can't Wait Until Christmas! (Snappoll is not working so just leave your answer in the comments section.)

My answer is that I can see it through. But, it is made a little easier by the fact that this year I have three days of Christmas (23rd-25th). The 23rd is with my girlfriend, the 24th with her family and the 25th with my family after a brief drive to Atlanta. I will be ready for the post Christmas R&R.

20 December 2006

5 To Go

Earlier this month I set up a to-do list. I've had an amazing amount of success on accomplishing the tasks that I set for myself. There are really only a few left to go. (Granted, some of them are the big ones.) It's been really helpful to have the list to go from along with the deadlines. Not everything has been done right on time, but it has been close. This has been so successful that I may have to carry this over to the New Year.

Speaking of things to do, there are only a few days left to accomplish your Christmas shopping. The rain seems to have stopped for today so you might be able to get some errands run without getting wet. If you’re shopping today, then you are still probably early enough to have a decent selection. Good Luck!

Yogurt Flavors: Chocolate Decadence, World Class Vanilla, Marshmallow, Pumpkin, Egg Nog and Angel Food Cake.




19 December 2006

It's Like GNR says...

One of the hardest things during the Christmas season for me is having to wait to give my presents out (yes, receive as well). I shop early and usually have had most of my presents for over a month or two (yes, sometimes even a year). Every once in a while, I have a really special present that I desperately want to give because I know how much it will mean to the one who receives it. I actively have to tell myself to be patient and this can be hard at times because I am so excited. Nevertheless, I know that the present always mean more when given on that special day. Therefore, I will patiently wait. :)

Yogurt Flavors: Chocolate Decadence, World Class Vanilla, German Chocolate Cake, Peanut Butter, Banana Macadamia Nut and Angel Food Cake.

Today is Shake Day! All shakes are $3.69 all day long.

Quiz Day: How Should You Spend the Holidays?

Your Holiday Personality is Caring

You like to reach out to people all year long, but you're especially giving during the holidays.
Make those you love homemade presents (like cookies or scarves). Call someone who might be feeling a little down. Give to your favorite charity.


Bonus Motivator (Note to self):

Do not plan for ventures before finishing what's at hand.-Euripides

18 December 2006

Seven Day Itch

This was a great weekend all things considered. It was nice to enjoy a few White Elephant parties and I was able to hand out a few true Christmas presents. My girlfriend and I went to the Bass Performance Hall on Saturday evening to see the Texas Ballet performance of the Nutcracker. It was the first time that I had been to Bass and it is a wonderful hall. We both had a lot of fun getting dressed up and going out on the town.

After three months of searching, we also found and joined our new church home at Parkway Hills. This was like the cherry on the top for the weekend. It's nice knowing where your home is.

Yogurt Flavors: Chocolate Decadence, World Class Vanilla, German Chocolate Cake, Peanut Butter, Banana Macadamia Nut and Angel Food Cake.


Today all UT Dallas students get a free small yogurt with their student ID.

Reminder: You've got seven days left to get your Christmas shopping finished. Don't put it off any longer. Also, don't forget to order your holiday pies.

16 December 2006

Second Helping

Round two of the White Elephant parties was not nearly as successful as round one for me in regards to the gift that I received. However, it was more than rewarding for the gift that was given. I put a little bit of thought into gifts. I love to give them. My general rule for a White Elephant gift is to buy one with someone in particular in mind and leave it to chance or their own craftiness to see if they can end up with it. The other option is to give a gift that everyone will enjoy and fight over.

I was glad to see that the chosen recipient ended up with her gift. She also received a legacy re-gift and the responsibility that comes along with it. Assuming that she does her job well, the legacy re-gift will live to see its 10th year at the next Vortex White Elephant party. Thanks to Dave and Holly for hosting.

Yogurt Flavors: Chocolate Decadence, World Class Vanilla, German Chocolate Cake, Peanut Butter, Banana Macadamia Nut and Angel Food Cake.


Your Saturday Distraction: What Will You Get for the 12 Days of Christmas?

For the twelve days of Christmas, your true love will send you:

Twelve glam rockers drumming
Eleven christmas trees a-twinkling
Ten midgets a-leaping
Nine ladies waltzing
Eight llamas a-milking
Seven eggnogs a-intoxicating
Six Santas a-hohohoing
Five golden bowls of chicken noodle soup
Four calling bill collectors
Three French tourists
Two Jesus action figures
And a crazy homeless person in an apple tree

15 December 2006

The Elephant in the Room

I went to a White Elephant party last night with my girlfriend. She was the second picker and got the worst gift, which may be re-gifted at tonight's White Elephant party. Here are a few hints to anyone who may have one of these parties to go to:

1. If you like something that is already opened, always steal it.
2. Keep careful tabs on possessions so that you can steal an item to lock it down.
3. Be very weary of picking out anything from the pile.
4. When picking things out from the pile, pick out the middle of the road packaging. (Too cute or too ugly can be bad things.)
5. Remember to have fun and never bring a box of trash!

Yogurt Flavors: Chocolate Decadence, World Class Vanilla, Caramel, Peanut Butter, Banana Macadamia Nut and Grasshopper.


Friday Fun Fact: Wilma Slaghoopal was a prime-time TV star from 1960 to 1966. Slaghoopal is Wilma Flintstone's maiden name. The Flintsones, a tip of the Stone Age hat to The Honeymooners, was the first animated television series to run in prime time. Wilma's friend Betty Rubble had a somewhat less unusual maiden name: McBriker.

Happy Birthday Wishes to Helen Rachel Slater. Ms. Slater starred in one of the worst films of all time, Supergirl (1984). She also starred in several good films and has had roles in many TV shows. Want a free small yogurt (7oz)? Give us the name of the move in which she starred with Michael J Fox.

14 December 2006

A 2 B

As I was watching Sports Center last night after dinner, I heard that Lamar Hunt died from complications related to prostate cancer. For those of you not familiar with Mr. Hunt, he is one of the legends of American sports. He was one of the founders of the AFL and one of the main reasons that the NFL and AFL merged. He owned the Kansas City Chiefs. He was also one of the founders of the MLS and owner of both the FC Dallas team and the Columbus Crew. As if that wasn't enough, he was a pioneer in the world of tennis as a co-founder of the World Tennis Circuit.

Among his many honors that he received in his life, Mr. Hunt was named Man of the Year by the Kappa Sigma Fraternity in 1973. He is a brother from the Epsilon-Gamma of Louisiana Tech University. So I wanted to take this opportunity to thank Brother Hunt for all he has done for the world of sport and for all of his humanitarian contributions over the years. You will be missed.

Yogurt Flavors: Chocolate Decadence, World Class Vanilla, Caramel, Peanut Butter, Banana Macadamia Nut and Grasshopper.


Today is Cone Day! All cones are $1.85 all day long (regularly $2.72).

Looks like many of you are giving a little bit extra this year as All of the Above and White Elephant gifts took the top spots for additional holiday giving. This week we ask what is the Number of Days for Your Christmas Vacation? (It's coming up soon!)

Thursday Motivator:

We were born to succeed, not to fail.-Henry David Thoreau (Good luck on your holiday shopping.)

13 December 2006

Untitled

Not to say that it was any fun, but the doctor appointment went well. I got a really cool red crayon band-aid. My girlfriend was very kind and cooked dinner for me which was wonderful because I had to fast throughout the day for the physical. I think that meatloaf might just be a perfect breakfast food for 6:30 at night.

Over the last year, I've come to realize more and more that when you face up to your fears, i.e. doctors, and follow through with the course of action, you often feel pretty good about the results. It's a lot like exercising in that regard. It is rarely ever fun, but the results are nice to have.

Yogurt Flavors: Chocolate Decadence, World Class Vanilla, Caramel, Coffee Royal, Banana Macadamia Nut and Grasshopper.

Today we have all of our parfaits (chocolate, vanilla and cappuccino) on sale for $2.99 (regularly $3.69). Come in early to get this deal. Once they are gone for the day, they're gone.

Wacky Photo Wednesday:

These cats look crazed with the Christmas Spirit.


Cross breeding has really gone to far.


Further proof that it doesn't matter which holiday you dress your animals for, they still don't like it.

12 December 2006

Let's Get Physical

There are very few things that I really don't like to do. On that list, I would definitely place going to the doctor, any type of doctor, very high. Today I am going to get my fist physical in 12 years. (Some might say that I am over due.) I know that everything is fine, but the male in me just recoils at the thought of going. The more I talk to other men, the more I know that this is a guy thing to some degree. Men just don't like doctors.


Yogurt Flavors: Chocolate Decadence, World Class Vanilla, Caramel, Coffee Royal, Banana Macadamia Nut and Grasshopper.


Today is Shake Day! All shakes are $3.69 all day long (regularly $3.93-4.62).

Quiz Day: What Christmas Ornament Are You?

You Are an Angel

A truly giving soul, you understand the spirit of Christmas.

11 December 2006

Gloria

Last night my girlfriend and I along with her roommate and her boyfriend went to the night of 1,000 voices concert at Prestonwood. The music was great. Toward the end of the performance, the children's choir and the Jr. High and High School choirs joined the 800 plus adults on stage and sang the final 3 songs with them. It was pretty amazing to hear. Excellent job to all of those who sang and to the orchestra. Thank you for a wonderful evening.

After the concert we went to IHOP for dinner. Here is a gift idea for anyone who is still doing some late shopping and has a college aged kid or 20 something in the household: Buy an Entertainment Passbook. I have started buying one each year. Even after I let the guys at work pilfer through the book for the fast food coupons, there are so many excellent offer that save a lot of money. Armed with the buy one, get one free for each couple, our total came to 20 dollars for the for of us. :)


Yogurt Flavors: Chocolate Decadence, World Class Vanilla, Caramel, Coffee Royal, Grasshopper and New York Cheesecake.


Tonight is buy one, get one free for the frozen yogurt (limit one, excludes XL).

We are starting to come upon crunch time for the holiday shopping season. Hanukkah will be here in 5 days and Christmas is only 14 days away. Be wise and shop early. We are sending out a lot of mail orders today and will be doing so throughout the week. If you want us to ship, please place your order by the 18th so that we may get it there in time for Christmas.

09 December 2006

2/3 Impulse

I got home from work last night tired and hungry around 7 o'clock. I was going to dinner at 8:45 PM so I had a little bit of time. I haven't been working out over the last two weeks because of a sore back, general tiredness, busy schedule, late nights and a myriad of other excuses. It dawned on me last night as I was preparing to sit down in the recliner once again and talk myself out of another workout that the extreme since of tiredness was a reason to work out rather than an excuse to avoid it.

Once I had on the workout clothes (note to self: get sweat pants), I felt committed and it was easier to get motivated. Because of the time constraints, I only went through 2 of the 3 sets and ran a short 3/4 mile. However, it sure did feel good to get back into some type of routine. As I was walking home, I realized how much the work out had become important to me. It gives me a chance to burn off extra energy and have some time to think through things. The holiday times are hard to keep in any routine, but I think this was a step back to the right direction. After all, excuses were the only thing keeping me out of one.

Yogurt Flavors: Chocolate Decadence, World Class Vanilla, Caramel, Coffee Royal, Grasshopper and New York Cheesecake.


Today is buy one, get one free from 6PM to 8PM (limit one, excludes XL).

Your Saturday Distraction: Are You Politically Radical?

You Are 28% Politically Radical

You've got a few unusual political ideas, but overall you're a pretty mainstream person. Chances are that you're turned off by both the radical right and looney left.

08 December 2006

Time Is So Short

Yogurt Flavors: Chocolate Decadence, World Class Vanilla, Chocolate Malt, Coffee Royal, Egg Nog and New York Cheesecake.

We have our Fruit Slice Christmas Stockings on sale today for $12.99 (regularly $16.99). These make great gifts from Santa.

Friday Fun Fact: Composer Arnold Schonberg changed the title of one of his compositions because it had 13 letters in the title. Arnold Schonberg, one of the first composers to embrace atonal modern music, suffered from triskaidekaphobia-the morbid fear of the number 13. When he realized a work of his titled Moses and Aaron contained 13 letters, he removed one of the a's from "Aaron." Nevertheless, Schonberg died 13 minutes before midnight on Friday the 13th, July 1951. (This fact brought to you by Fact or Crap daily calendar.)

Happy Birthday Wishes to Teri Lynn Hatcher. Teri Hatcher has had several roles on successful television series including her current run on Desperate Housewives. She has was also a Bond girl in 1997's Tomorrow Never Dies. Want a free small (7 oz) yogurt? Give us the name of Teri's reacurring role on the 80's hit TV show MacGyver.

07 December 2006

Feels Like Home

Here was a thought as I started my morning breakfast: Irony equals two breakfast sandwiches from Jack in the Box and one diet Rite Cherry Cola.

Yogurt Flavors: Chocolate Decadence, World Class Vanilla, Chocolate Malt, Coffee Royal, Egg Nog and New York Cheesecake.

Today is Cone Day. All cones are $1.85 all day long (regularly $2.72).

The bagels have arrived! We have a full selection of Blueberry, Cinnamon, Onion, Sweet Wheat, White and Perfect 10. We also have the English Muffins and Pita. Come in and get yours today.

It has been a few weeks since we have done our last poll. The question of the day is What Type of Extra Gift Giving Will You Do?

Thursday Motivator:

The average pencil is seven inches long, with just a half-inch eraser - in case you thought optimism was dead. -Robert Brault

06 December 2006

:) / :(

I just found out this morning that I have sold my Limited Edition Halo Xbox that I listed on Half.com. While I am very happy to have this item sold, it will be a little sad to pack it up and ship it across the nation. After all, I have had an Xbox since 2002 and have spent hours playing the various games that I own. Additionally, the system has doubled as my juke box over that time period and the new owner is about to inherent almost every Radiohead song ever made a long with about 20 other artists.

Of course, it was time to move on to the next stage. While I don't think that I will ever grow out of playing games, I have grown out of the doing little but playing games stage. Life has too much to offer to remain tethered to a box and a TV. (To be fair, I still have three other consoles.) The best part of selling the Xbox is that it solves the chicken or the egg dilemma. Now, I can proceed with listing all of the Xbox games that have.

The Yogurt Flavors: Chocolate Decadence, World Class Vanilla, Chocolate Malt, Coffee Royale, Egg Nog and New York Cheesecake.


Today is Teacher Day. If you are a teacher, bring your ID in and get a small yogurt for 99 cents all day long (limit one).

Wacky Photo Wednesday:

I pity the fool who doesn't see Santa.


Holiday Countdown: 9 Days until Hanukkah, 19 Days until Christmas arrives, 20 for Kwanzaa, 25 days until New Year's Eve.

05 December 2006

Gifts Galore

Did you ever get a present all wrapped up for you to open that you just knew was the one that you had been asking for over the last few months only to open it and find out that it was a cleverly disguised box of T-shirts? This is what happened today at the store when I opened the box from Chocolite. I was so excited to get this long awaited shipment since we have been waiting over 4 months. Alas, my hopes were dashed as soon as the box was opened to reveal one full case of the only flavor that we actually have in stock instead of the Crispy Caramel that we have been waiting on and were promised. Nevertheless, I still think that we may get this product back in before Christmas. We'll let you know.

The Yogurt Flavors: Chocolate Decadence, World Class Vanilla, Chocolate Malt, Coffee Royale, Egg Nog and New York Cheesecake.

Today is Shake Day. All shakes are $3.69 all day long (regularly $4.62).

Quiz Day: Are You Gooder at Grammar? (Note: not a Blogthing which is complements of my friends who have more time than I to find quiz sites.)

Your Language Arts Grade: 98%

Way to go! You know not to trust the MS Grammar Check and you know "no" from "know." Now, go forth and spread the good word (or at least, the proper use of apostrophes).

Are You Gooder at Grammar?
Make a Quiz

MS grammar check does not identify the use of Gooder in the title of the quiz as improper grammar.


So the grammar might be alright but the spelling apparently (see yesterday's comment) still needs some work. To each may their own gift be given. Speaking of gifts, the funny thing about getting a box of T-shirts for Christmas or my birthday is that now I actually ask for them.

04 December 2006

1st Wave

One of the things that you might notice when you come into the store is how many boxes and items are on the back counter. While some of it is orginized caos, many times it is our mail orders that we are sending all over the country. We have a fair number today which will keep us busy and out of trouble. If you need to send something from us to a loved one, then let us ship for you and make your holidays easier.

Don't feel like coming into the store? Shop from home at www.sugarlessdelite.com.

The Yogurt Flavors: Chocolate Decadence, World Class Vanilla, Chocolate Malt, Toffee Nut, Egg Nog and New York Cheesecake.

Today, we have a free yogurt special for all JJ Pearce and Trinity Christian Academy students (limit one per student) with a school ID.

02 December 2006

Shopping Season in Full Swing

Last night I cooked breakfast for dinner for my girlfriend and I, and watched Pride and Prejudice (the newest version). It was the first time that I have ever seen any version of this film all the way through. It was a very good story and a well acted film. Most people might not like cold weather, but it provides a great opportunity to stay inside, light a fire and curl up to watch a movie.

The Yogurt Flavors: Chocolate Decadence, World Class Vanilla, Chocolate Malt, Toffee Nut, Egg Nog and New York Cheesecake.

Today and tomorrow we have our Millennium Pies on sale for $14.99 (regularly $19.99). Come in and get one today.

Your Saturday Distraction: Are You Ready for Marriage?

You Are 92% Ready for Marriage

This doesn't mean you should rush out and get married...
But if you did tie the knot, it would probably work out great!
3-5-7


Speaking of distractions, it seems that I was rather distracted yesterday when I was posting the blog. I forgot to include the calendar for the month of December. I have gone back and corrected that mistake.

If you are on our email list, you should have received your monthly mailer. There are two of them because the first one was missing the coupons for the month.

01 December 2006

Sound and Flurry

It seems that yesterday was a bit of a bust after all. All that talk about a huge winter storm amounted to not much more that a little sleet and some wonderful snow. It was fun getting to dance outside for a few minutes as the big snowflakes come down in the 4 o'clock hour. I hope that everyone got to enjoy the slightly white landscape on the drive home as it will all be gone in the next few hours.

My girlfriend, who is a saint, was kind enough to brave the cold with me, go to dinner and run a few errands. We ate at Go Fish in Addison which is an excellent restaurant for seafood. It seems that everyone was looking for a reason to go home early last night. (Yes, Sugarless deLite closed at 7.) We heard the good people at Barnes & Noble say that they were shutting down at 9 o'clock. It just seemed like a day that people wanted to either stay in or get home quickly.

The Yogurt Flavors: Chocolate Decadence, World Class Vanilla, Mocha, Toffee Nut, Roasted Almond and Strawberry Shortcake.


Tonight is buy one, get one free (limit one, excludes XL) for the frozen yogurt from 6 PM to 8 PM.

December Calendar: Click on image to enlarge.


There are 24 days left until Christmas!

Friday Fun Fact: By the time tea was introduced in Europe, it had already been drunk in China for nearly 4,600 years. Tea was first brewed in China around 2700 B.C., when the emperor Shen Nung, a scientist and patron of the arts, ordered all drinking water boiled as a hygienic precaution. When some dried brown leaves fell into his boiling water, the curious emperor drank the infusion as an experiment and found it refreshing. Europeans were not introduced to tea until the early 1600's-around Rembrandt's time.

Happy Birthday Wishes to Allan Stewart Konigsberg, a.k.a. Woody Allen. Mr. Allen is one of the more influential directors of our time. He is well known for his neurotic persona that he created in the 1960’s and 1970’s. Want a free mini (4 oz) yogurt? Give us the name of the jazz instrument that Woody Allen plays.

30 November 2006

Brrrrrr!

When I left work last night, it was like a nice spring day. When I got out of my car 7 minutes later at Kroger, the cold front had started to blow into town. Over the next few hours, the weather completely changed. I awoke to a nice cool apartment after sleeping the sound sleep that the cold always brings.

As for that snow day, I don't think that anyone is going to get one. The weather looks like it might cause a few problems today during the mid-day hours and possibly during the morning commute tomorrow; however, the temperature tomorrow is supposed to be in the upper forties. It's time for a fire and some hot chocolate (we happen to have some excellent hot chocolate available in the store).

The Yogurt Flavors: Chocolate Decadence, World Class Vanilla, Mocha, Toffee Nut, Roasted Almond and Strawberry Shortcake.

The bagels have arrived! We have a full selection of Blueberry, Cinnamon, Onion, Sweet Wheat, White and Perfect 10. We also have the English Muffins and Pita. Come in and get yours today.

For anyone who is planning on sending mail for the holidays, here is the list of recommended mailing days from the USPS:

Express Mail® Service-December 22

First-Class Mail® Letters/Cards-December 18

Priority Mail®-December 20

Parcel Post®-December 13

If you are sending to someone in the military, click here.

If you are sending international packages, click here.

Motivational Thought:

If doubt is challenging you and you do not act, doubts will grow. Challenge the doubts with action and you will grow. Doubt and action are incompatible. -John Kanary

29 November 2006

Artic Blast

You wouldn't know it by the temperature this morning but, in 12 hours time, we will have our first real cold weather of the year. I've heard a lot of talk about the weather and what it will do over the evening and tomorrow during the day. The cold front is going to start blowing in later this afternoon just in time for the drive home from work; however, the rain won't start until early tomorrow morning. The weather report is showing rain and mixed precipitation during the afternoon hours tomorrow. With past few days of warmth, we should not experience many problems on the road as a result unless people go crazy and forget how to drive or if they take the advice of some of the answers to yesterday's quiz.

If you were hoping for a snow day, you may have to wait till the next round. Nevertheless, this is Texas and the weather can change at any moment. Just make sure to grab a jacket if you're heading out tonight. If you're staying inside for the evening, pull down an extra blanket for the next few days.

The Yogurt Flavors: Chocolate Decadence, World Class Vanilla, Mocha, Cappuccino, Roasted Almond and Strawberry Shortcake.


Today is free small yogurt day for all UT Dallas students. Come in and show us your student ID for a free small throughout the day. (Limit one per person.)

Wonderful Photo Wednesday:







All photos are from www.SnowCrystals.com. There are several galleries with additional photos and there is a lot of great information available on this site.

1. Snowflakes look white because you see light scattered from all the edges, much like the white you see on a surface of scratched or etched glass. They’re actually transparent.

2. Snowflakes are made of ordinary ice, but they are neither frozen raindrops nor do they come from liquid water. Snowflakes form when ice condenses directly from water vapor in air.

3. Snowflake shapes change dramatically with temperature. Thin, plate-like crystals grow when the weather is just below freezing; slender columns and needles form when it is a few degrees colder. Especially large flakes appear when the temperature is around -15 degrees C (5 degrees F).

4. A snow crystal refers to a single crystal of ice. The term ‘snowflake’ can refer to a single snow crystal or a mass of many snow crystals that float to earth.

5. A snowflake has six arms and while the arms grow simultaneously, not all snowflakes are symmetrical.

6. Snowflakes are frequently decorated with small ice particles called rime, colored droplets that collided with the crystals during flight and froze on their surfaces.

7. Thirty five different types of snow crystals have been identified, including bullet rosettes, radiating dendrites, 12-branched stars and arrowhead twins.

8. Because they are so small, it is best to view a snowflake with some optical gear. A basic magnifying lens, available at drug stores or a jeweler’s loupe are recommended.

9. It is generally believed that no two snowflakes are exactly alike. As it blows around inside a cloud, a developing crystal experiences ever-changing temperatures and humidity levels. Each change in its local environment causes a change in the way the crystal grows. After numerous twists and tumbles, the final structure can be quite complex. Because no two snowflakes follow the exactly same path, it can be concluded that no two snowflakes are exactly alike.

10. Snow crystals often show many flat, crystalline surfaces, or facets. Bright reflections off these mirror-like facets give freshly fallen snow its sparkle.

Credit: “Ken Libbrecht’s Field Guide to Snowflakes.”

(Can you tell that I am excited about the weather change?)

28 November 2006

Warm today...cold tomorrow.

I think that I was actually hot on the way into work today. The humidity and the temperature created a situation where the vent was just not quiet enough. That is OK because tomorrow evening we get some of the weather that I love. There is a chance for a wintry mix with the upcoming cold front; however, I think that will probably be mostly in the evening. I'll let you know if my right index finger starts hurting tomorrow. (Seriously, it is almost as reliable as the Farmer's Almanac.) Either way, Sugarless deLite doesn't plan on taking a snow day. We'll be here to serve you.

The Yogurt Flavors: Chocolate Decadence, World Class Vanilla, Mocha, Cappuccino, Roasted Almond and Strawberry Shortcake.


Today is Cone Day! All cones are $1.85 all day long (regularly $2.72).

Quiz Day: Are You a Good Driver?

You Passed Your Driver's Test

Congratulations, you got 8/10 correct.
You're a good driver - at least, when you want to be.


Let us know what your score is by leaving us a comment. Don't forget to be safe out on the roads and be courteous to those who share it with you.

27 November 2006

99 Red Ballons

One way that I can tell that I have slept well is by looking in the mirror. The crazier the hair is, the better I have slept. Anyone who has had the pleasure or horror of seeing me on such a morning can attest to the fact that I can have some wild hair. This morning was no exception. After a very busy Thanksgiving weekend, I got some serious Z's over the last two nights. It has been very nice.

The Yogurt Flavors: Chocolate Decadence, World Class Vanilla, Mocha, Cappuccino, Roasted Almond and Strawberry Shortcake.

Today is buy one, get one free (limit one, excludes XL) for yogurt between 6PM and 8PM.

As I was watching the weather this weekend, I saw the forecast for the upcoming weekend and smiled. We get our first real cold front this week on Thursday. I love the cold in part because I grew up in cooler climates. I also love staying in be a little longer and sleeping a little better. I also love to lite a fire because the fireplace is a great place to huddle up to with family and friends (as long as the flume is open). Warm weather has it's place, but give me a cold winter to really get me in the holiday spirit.

The December calendar will be available in the store on Wednesday and posted on-line on the first of December. I hope that everyone has a wonderful start to their week. To those of you who are talking finals this week: Good Luck! Just think of it as a one more step on the journey to freedom.

If you're curious about the title for today's blog entry, I can only say that this song is stuck in my head today for some reason. ;)

25 November 2006

"Laser Beams"

The baker often has interesting tidbits of information to hand out at the start of the work day. Today, he told me that there is a new type of TV that is coming out next year that uses lasers to create the projection. These reportedly use less power and have a much more vivid display. The price point on these TVs should also compete with current technology. Consider it a heads up if you are thinking about getting into the HDTV game this year. It may serve well to hold off for one more year.

The Yogurt Flavors: Chocolate Decadence, World Class Vanilla, Mocha, Cappuccino, Roasted Almond and Strawberry Shortcake.


Your Saturday Distraction: How Thankful Are You?

You Are 84% Thankful

You're an incredibly thankful person, and everyone around you feels very appreciated.
You inspire people to be more optimistic, forgiving, and grateful.


I've got a lot for which to be thankful. I think if most of us took a few moments to look around, we would see how fortunate we really are. This year, I've made more time to slow down and enjoy what I have been given, and giving in return, rather than looking for what I don't have. It has been a great change of pace. Enjoy the rest of your weekend and the start of the holiday season. (Christmas music 24/7)

24 November 2006

Stuffed Like a Turkey

I hope that everyone had a fantastic Thanksgiving day. I know that I did because I got to spend it with my girlfriends family and share a wonderful meal with them. I got to cook a little and lounge a little and watch a little bit of football. It was great being able to spend the special day of thanks with a family that I know loves each other dearly.

We played Trivial Pursuit (90's edition) during the evening. This version seems to have a lot of focus on pop culture. :( My girlfriend and her grandfather won. Congratulations. I take my games seriously, but I have fun playing them and it was nice to play through a game.

The Yogurt Flavors: Chocolate Decadence, World Class Vanilla, Mocha, Cappuccino, Pumpkin and Egg Nog.


Friday Fun Fact: The Mason jar was invented by John L. Mason in 1858. Mason was a tinsmith and came up with the idea of screwed threads for the lid on glass jars that allowed them to be reclosable and reusable. The Mason jar immediately changed lifestyles and diets. Until then, root cellars, pickle barrels, and smokehouses were needed to preserve food through winter. For the first time, vegetables and fruits could be kept for later use.

Happy Birthday Wishes to Denise Michelle Crosby. Ms. Crosby played Lt. Tasha Yar on Star Trek: The Next Generation. Want a free mini (4 oz) yogurt? Give us the name of the video game in which Ms. Crosby voiced the character of the Romulan Commander Sela.

22 November 2006

Friday Specials

I guess that I am cheating a little bit here and typing the blog the night before but I know that there will not be time to write all of this in the morning. I hope that everyone has a wonderful time with their family or friends for Thanksgiving.

These are the specials at Sugarless deLite for the day after Thanksgiving (November 24th) from 10 AM to 12 PM:

-All Creme Pies on sale for $9.99 (Regular Price $19.99)

-All Pumpkin Pies on sale for $9.99 (Regular Price $19.99)

-All Pecan Pies on sale for $14.99 (Regular Price $19.99)

-Save 8 dollars off all Gourmet Chocolate Tins and Boxes that are $37.99 or higher.

-All Boston Fruit Slices Stockings on sale for $10.99 (Reg. $16.99)

-All Chocolate Cookie Dough Tins on sale for $9.99 (Reg. $12.99)

(Limited to quantities on-hand/ No pre-orders for all items above)

Wacky Photo Wednesday:



OK, it's not a wacky photo; however, it is a nice symbol for tomorrow. From the owners and staff of Sugarless deLite: Happy Thanksgiving!

21 November 2006

Busy, Busy, Busy

Need a pie, cheesecake or pumpkin bread for your Thanksgiving dinner? Call Sugarless deLite at 972.644.2000.

The Yogurt Flavors: Chocolate Decadence, World Class Vanilla, Candy Cane, Marshmallow, Pumpkin and Egg Nog.

20 November 2006

It's Here

We have entered our busiest three day stretch of the year in the bakery so there is not much time to chat today. The ordering deadline was yesterday for Thanksgiving, but we have planned ahead and are able to bake some additional pies, cheesecakes and pumpkin breads. Need one for your Thanksgiving dinner? Call us at 972.644.2000.

The Yogurt Flavors: Chocolate Decadence, World Class Vanilla, Candy Cane, Marshmallow, Pumpkin and Egg Nog.

I hope that everyone has a wonderful start to their shortened holiday week.

18 November 2006

Last Chance!

My girlfriend and I visited Prestonwood Church a few weeks ago and they had shoe boxes for Operation Christmas Child which is similar to the Angel trees that are often found at malls this time of year. We each picked up a box for one boy and girl. On Thursday we did our shopping and last night I packed them which was no easy task.

One of my favorite types of challenge is one that deals with spatial relations. Packing puzzles and things of the like can be frustrating at times, but they are entertaining and the reward is worthwhile. After around 25 minutes for each box, I managed to get almost everything into the shoe boxes. There is something great about giving. I look forward to dropping the boxes off tomorrow.

The Yogurt Flavors: Chocolate Decadence, World Class Vanilla, Candy Cane, Marshmallow, Very Berry and German Chocolate Cake.

2 DAYS LEFT TO ORDER! Don't forget your Thanksgiving needs. 972.644.2000.

Your Saturday Distraction: This one is a long one so prepare to be thoroughly distracted. What Kind of Intelligence Do You Have?

Your Dominant Intelligence is Linguistic Intelligence

You are excellent with words and language. You explain yourself well.
An elegant speaker, you can converse well with anyone on the fly.
You are also good at remembering information and convincing someone of your point of view.
A master of creative phrasing and unique words, you enjoy expanding your vocabulary.

You would make a fantastic poet, journalist, writer, teacher, lawyer, politician, or translator.

17 November 2006

When Smoke Gets in Your Eyes

Last night was the first evening when it seemed like a great idea to start a fire. I've never had a fireplace that I have used at any of my other apartments and thought that it was high time to use it. Here are a couple of fire safety tips for the cold winter months:

1. Make sure the flume is open. If you have a question about this, you can light a small piece of paper, hold it under the flume and see if the smoke rises straight up.

2. Use a clean burning fire log instead of wood. There are now have several environmentally friendly options that burn for several hours and create much less smoke and particulate matter.

3. When using a clean burning log, follow the directions and do not add additional fuel to the fire. In particular, paper is bad and may lead to a very smoky apartment which can in turn set off a fire detector thus necessitating one to open all of the windows and the patio door to alleviate the smoke but, in the process, cooling off the entire apartment to 57 degrees and therefore nullifying the original purpose of the fire.

4. Don't leave a fire unattended and make sure to spread out the ash to remove any hot spots.

5. Share it with someone special. Should the events in number three occur, pray that the person you are sharing the warm and smoky fire with is good humored and able to laugh with you. :)

The Yogurt Flavors: Chocolate Decadence, World Class Vanilla, Peanut Butter, Roasted Almond, Very Berry and German Chocolate Cake.


There are only 3 DAYS LEFT to order your holiday pies, cheesecakes or pumpkin breads. Don't be left out.

Tonight is buy one, get one free yogurt from 6PM to 8PM (limit one, excludes XL). It's never to cold for frozen yogurt.

Fun Fact Friday: One of great Western movies of all time features a czarist Russian playing an American gunslinger, a German playing a hotheaded Mexican peasant, and a Brooklyn Jew playing a bandito. For The Magnificent Seven, the 1960 adaptation of Akira Kurosawa's masterpiece Seven Samurai, executive producer Walter Mirisch and director John Sturges cast Yul Brynner to play the leader of the hired guns, Horst Buchholz to play Chico, the peasant-turned-gunman, and Eli Wallach to play the Mexican villain.

Happy Birthday Wishes to Sophie Danièle Sylvie Maupu. Ms. Sophie Marceau is a well know French actress who has appeared in several US films. She played Princess Isabelle in Braveheart which is one of my all time favorite films. Want a free small (7oz) yogurt? Give us the name the country of which Isabelle was the Princess in the film.

16 November 2006

Hello Moto!

My Motorola L2 arrived yesterday. I like this phone a lot more than the Sony Ericsson w300i. It will take a little bit of time to figure out how everything works on it because I am so used to Nokia phones. I might even cheat and read the manual. Nevertheless, it is nice to have a simple phone back in my hands that I don't feel like I'm going to break or accidentally trigger a camera, internet or iTune explosion. Yes, I am old fashioned. I still like a phone that is a phone. I am happier now that I have one. (It is really nice and shinny too.)

The Yogurt Flavors: Chocolate Decadence, World Class Vanilla, Peanut Butter, Roasted Almond, Very Berry and German Chocolate Cake.


It is the home stretch for ordering your holiday pies. There are three days left to get your orders into the store. Remember if you need a good low calorie and low fat option, our Chocolate Crème, Coconut Crème and Pumpkin Pie are all excellent choices.

The bagels have arrived! We currently have a full stock of all bagels (Blueberry, Cinnamon, Onion, Sweet Wheat, White and the Perfect 10), English Muffins and pita bread. Come in and get these great Weight Watchers® friendly items today. We will not get a shipment in next week because of the Thanksgiving holiday. Our next shipment will arrive on November the 30th. Please buy accordingly.

Last week's poll showed salmon as the resounding favorite for best fish. This week I am going to skip the poll question and switch to the comment game. The question for today is what is the first CD that you bought?

My second CD was U2's the Joshua Tree...the first was Richard Marx's Repeat Offender (What can I say? It was the 80's and his mullet was cooler than Bono's mullet.)

Thursday Motivator:

Victory becomes, to some degree, a state of mind. Knowing ourselves superior to the anxieties, troubles, and worries which obsess us, we are superior to them.-Basil King

Don't forget to release those skeletons from the closet and leave a comment with your first CD purchase. Enjoy the lovely weather today which should be cool, crisp and sunny. It looks like it will be a perfect fall day and wonderfully cold evening. Brrrrr...:)

15 November 2006

Season of Change

I stayed up late last night reading a couple of books so that I could move on to the next chapter. It is nice knowing that something is almost finished and that a new challenge awaits, but the key is to see it through to the end. I used to be really bad at this. I would often be in the middle of 5 or 6 books because I would get half way or 2/3 of the way through one and start another. Thankfully, I no longer operate this way. Full steam ahead!

I was actually awake when the winds of change came around last night. A mighty wind it was. This morning I awoke to no power and rain. Two surprises that made it slightly more tricky to get ready for work today. But, the water was working and I have candles at home so overall, it wasn't very inconvenient...just a little weird.

The Yogurt Flavors: Chocolate Decadence, World Class Vanilla, Peanut Butter, Roasted Almond, Very Berry and German Chocolate Cake.

Four More Days to order your Thanksgiving pies, cheesecakes or pumpkin breads!

Wacky Photo Wednesday: Here is one from my email box-One Useless Cat







14 November 2006

New Day

The busy season is well upon us now and the store is starting to look a lot more like Christmas. More items are going out daily and the regular store look has started to change. If you can't find something, let us know what you are looking for and we will be happy to show you where it has moved. There are some nice earlier bird specials for our two pound chocolate tins. Regularly $44.99, they are on sale for $37.99 until November the 26th.

The Yogurt Flavors: Chocolate Decadence, World Class Vanilla, Peanut Butter, Roasted Almond, Very Berry and Lemon (changing to German Chocolate Cake after 2:00 PM).

There are only 5 days left until the ordering deadline (November 19th) for Thanksgiving. If you need a holiday pie or cheesecake, call us at 1.800.644.2000 and we will be happy to take your order.

Quiz Day: Are You A Good Kisser?

Your Kissing Technique Is: Perfect

Your kissing technique is amazing - and you know it.
You have the confidence to make the first move.
And you always seem to know what kissing style is going to work best.
Sometimes you're passionate, sometimes you're a tease. And you're always amazing!


I really don't know how accurate these things are, but who am I to argue with a scientific and statistically sound quiz from Blogthings? Hope that everyone has a great day.

13 November 2006

Breakthrough?

After spending the first hour of the morning on the phone with Cingular, I think that I may have resolved my phone issue. I have a new candy bar style phone on the way with no camera or music feature. This will be a nice change from the flip phone that I currently have. I understand that the flip phones are all the rage, but I am like an old man...I know what I like and I don't need to change it. I tried and it didn't work. Assuming that all of the information that I was told today was correct which is a dangerous thing, then I should not be charged anything other than shipping for this phone. It will be nice to have this all settled. I will give a very hesitant, but hopeful yay and a thank you to Mary Jean at Cingular. :/

Of course, that is how Mondays start sometimes, but if you persevere, it is almost always worthwhile. The weekend was short but refreshing. My girlfriend and I tried a new salmon recipe that was really good and pretty easy to make. I love getting to cook and having a new recipe turn out well is always an added bonus. Sunday also saw several great shopping expeditions which included one to Albertsons after church where we purchase around 68 dollars worth of merchandise for about 35 dollars. (Thank you 25% off sale and double and triple coupons.) I also got another person marked off the Christmas list. I'm almost finished.

The Yogurt Flavors: Chocolate Decadence, World Class Vanilla, Chocolate Banana, Roasted Almond, Very Berry and Lemon.


Today is the last day of the year to receive our 5 dollar shipping special. Come into the store today and gather your items that you would like shipped anywhere in the US and we will ship it (up to a 16x16x16 box) for only 5 dollars.

The Owner's Corner: There are only 6 days left to order your Thanksgiving pies. Don't forget.

11 November 2006

Chilly Willy

It sure was nice to have the cold front move through last night. I opened up the windows and let the cool air sweep through the apartment. By bedtime, I had managed to take the temperature from 75 to 68 degrees which is a much better for sleeping. Tonight is supposed to be a little on the chilly side at 36 degrees. I might actually be able to have a fire tonight. :)

The store is looking more and more like Christmas every day. The merchandise is around 70% made (we do all the boxes and tins here at the store), the decorations are going up this weekend and the music will start going in next weekend. It's only six weeks away.

The Yogurt Flavors: Chocolate Decadence, World Class Vanilla, Chocolate Banana, Toffee Nut, Very Berry and Lemon.

This weekend is our Crème Pies are on special for $14.99 (regularly $19.99). Come in and get one today.

There are 8 days left to order your holiday pies, cheesecakes and/or pumpkin breads.

Your Saturday Distraction: Are You a Movie Buff?

Your Movie Buff Quotient: 74%

You are a total movie buff. Classics, blockbusters, indie favorites... you've seen most of them.
Your friends know to come to you whenever they need a few good DVD rental suggestions.


I have a friend who was a former employee here at the store who would probably score in the high 90's on this one. This one is for James, a.k.a. the Wookie. Let us know what your results were by leaving us a comment. Have a great weekend.

10 November 2006

Hot Stuff

I had to turn my A/C on last night. It was a little depressing. But, with the oven going, the internal temperature at 81 plus and no breeze coming from the outside, it seemed a good idea. The A/C was still turning on when I went to bed at 1 AM to keep the apartment at a nice and cool 78. It's almost the middle of November? No wonder why people never see Thanksgiving coming (9 days to left for your Sugarless deLite order) in Texas.

The Yogurt Flavors: Chocolate Decadence, World Class Vanilla, Chocolate Banana, Toffee Nut, Very Berry and Lemon.

This weekend is our Crème Pies are on special for $14.99 (regularly $19.99). Come in and get one today.

Friday Fun Fact: Worldwide, 14 billion pencils are made every year. These are enough to circle the world 62 times. Given that a good-size tree produces 300,000 pencils, more than 46,000 trees are needed annually. (This fact brought to you by the Fact or Crap daily calendar.)

Happy Birthday Wishes to David Adkins a.k.a. Sinbad. Sinbad has starred in several television shows and movies and is currently the host of Showtime at the Apollo (2nd stint). Want a free 4oz yogurt? Come in and give us the name of the poll that listed Sinbad as the number one worst comedian of all time.

09 November 2006

2 Weeks Till Thanksgiving

Despite the fact that today is going to be sunny and 87, Thanksgiving is right around the corner. You still have time to be ahead of the curve by ordering your pies, cheesecakes and pumpkin breads in the next few days. There are only 10 days left before the ordering deadline on the 19th of November. Don't delay.

Public Service Announcement: A recall has been issued on 11 million bottles of acetaminophen. The recall includes bottles from Wal-Mart, CVS, Safeway and over 100 other retailers that were manufactured by Perrigo Co. Click for more information.

The Yogurt Flavors: Chocolate Decadence, World Class Vanilla, Chocolate Banana, Toffee Nut, Lemon Food Cake and Lemon.

Tonight is buy one, get one free on the yogurt from 6 PM to 8 PM (limit one, excludes XL).

The bagels have arrived! We currently have a full stock of all bagels (Blueberry, Cinnamon, Onion, Sweet Wheat, White and the Perfect 10), English Muffins and pita bread. Come in and get these great Weight Watchers® friendly items today.

Last week's poll showed that people were split between shopping in the earlier part of December and waiting until the last minute. If you are in the latter group, have fun at the malls. Today's poll asks: What Is the Best Tasting Fish?

Thursday Motivator:

I don't agree with a word you say, but I will defend to the death your right to say it.-Voltaire

08 November 2006

Red vs. Blue

There is something about watching a train wreck that makes it so hard to turn away. It doesn’t help that my degree from UT Dallas is a Political Science degree. Last night was kind of like the Rose Bowl for poly sci people. If you’re a fan, you have to watch it. After watching around 5 straight hours of the watching the results roll in, I turned off the TV at 1 AM when I knew that the final two states (Virginia and Montana) would probably not be decided until a month of litigation and a recount. Somehow I don’t think that this is what the Founding Fathers had in mind. Welcome to democracy in the 21st century.

I hope that everyone got a chance to vote. If you didn't get a sticker, you are not the only one. My polling station also did not give the traditional I Voted sticker. I was a little bummed about this, but I think that my shirt yesterday let people know that I had participated in our democratic system. (I can't believe that they let me wear it into the polling station.)

The Yogurt Flavors: Chocolate Decadence, World Class Vanilla, Chocolate Peanut Butter, Toffee Nut, Angel Food Cake and Lemon.

Wacky Photo Wednesday: (Photos of other people and animals who stayed up too late watching election coverage.)







Important Shocking News: Britney and K Fed to divorce! I didn't see that one coming.

07 November 2006

Vote American

If you are old enough and eligible, please take a little of your time today and vote. It is a civic duty that we should all share. Small sacrifices can make a big difference. Remember that if you wear your I Voted sticker in and ask for the voter's special, you can get a free small (7oz) yogurt today.

The Yogurt Flavors: Chocolate Decadence, World Class Vanilla, Chocolate Peanut Butter, Marshmallow, Angel Food Cake and Lemon.


There are only 12 days left until the ordering deadline (November 19th) for Thanksgiving. If you need a holiday pie or cheesecake, call us at 1.800.644.2000 and we will be happy to take your order.

We have also received our shipment from LaTortilla. We have the Tomato Basil and the Rosemary wraps back in stock.

Quiz Day: Keeping in the political mood for the day, today's quiz asks What Modern US President Are You Most Like?

You Are Most Like Richard Nixon

Oh sure, you give people plenty of reasons to call you "Tricky Dick."
But you're actually quite diplomatic, even though you secretly hate your enemies.


I remember wearing all black to high school on the day that Nixon died. Let us know what your results were by leaving us a comment.

06 November 2006

Drum Up the Vote

I think that some of the best sleep that you can have is when there is a little rain in the background. (The real stuff, not the electric alarm clock variety.) Last night provided a pleasant backdrop with bits of good hard rain. I hope that every one else got a chance to enjoy it as well and woke up feeling refreshed also.

The Yogurt Flavors: Chocolate Decadence, World Class Vanilla, Chocolate Peanut Butter, Marshmallow, Angel Food Cake and Lemon.

The Owner's Corner: Whether you are doing Weight Watchers®, Low Carb, South Beach, gastric by-pass, lap-band, just general healthy eating or you are a diabetic, there is one thing that that almost every one can do to help themselves and others...Vote!

Tomorrow, November 7th, remember to get out and vote. Make a little extra time during your day to make our democracy work. It is a privilege that we are afforded and it is something that we should embrace because our votes do matter. Keep yourself and our country healthy.

Show us your I Voted sticker and request a voter special for your free small (7oz) yogurt on November 7th.

Bonus Thought:

"When a man has once broken through the paper walls of everyday circumstance, those unsubstantial walls that hold so many of us securely prisoned from the cradle to the grave, he has made a discovery. If the world does not please you, you can change it. Determine to alter it at any price, and you can change it altogether. You may change it into something sinister and angry, to something appalling, but it may be you will change it to something brighter, more agreeable, and at the worst something much more interesting."

"The History Of Mr. Polly" by H.G. Wells (1910)

04 November 2006

Past, Present, Future

Nostalgia can be fun. I put the album Bleed American by Jimmy Eat World into the CD player this morning. It's kind of fun to listen to it and remember back when it came out a few years back. It really is a good album and it was one that I listened to a lot. It can be fun to look back. For that matter, it can be fun to look forward. The most fun, however, is being happy with where you are in the present.

The Yogurt Flavors: Chocolate Decadence, World Class Vanilla, Pumpkin, Marshmallow, New York Cheesecake and Banana.


Today is the continuation of 50% off of all items on the Sale Rack. (This special runs through tomorrow.)

Tonight is buy one, get one free (limit one per customer, excludes XL).

Your Saturday Distraction: How Open Are You?

You Are 62% Open

You're a pretty open person - and you don't mind sharing the good, bad, and sometimes ugly.
And while sometimes you do catch yourself blabbing on, you usually exhibit restraint.
You're openness is quite refreshing, and it encourages other people to be open with you!

03 November 2006

I'm Loving It!

The fact that I might have to add another heavy blanket to my bed makes me smile. I love this cold weather. The fact that it was 62 in my apartment this morning made it harder to get out of bed; however, once I got up, I loved it. You can take a boy out of Minnesota, but you can't take the love of cold away from him.

The Yogurt Flavors: Chocolate Decadence, World Class Vanilla, Pumpkin, Marshmallow, New York Cheesecake and Banana.

Today all items on the sale rack are 50% off the lowest marked price. Come in for some great deals today.

Friday Fun Fact: The practice of trepanation, the surgical act of boring holes into the skull, began 7,000 years ago and still continues today. Trepanning-surgically making a circular opening in the skull-began in the Neolithic era, evidently for health and spiritual reasons. Evidence of the practice has been found in Africa, Europe, Asia, and the Americans. Some believed the purpose was to release "ill humors." Today, there is a new movement of "trepanation advocates," led by jeweler and tree-grower Peter Halvorson of Pennsylvania. Halvorson founded the International Trepanation Advocacy Group after trepanning himself with a scalpel, four drill bits, and an electric drill secured to his bathroom ceiling that he controlled with his foot.

Happy Birthday Wishes to Phillip Martin Simms. Mr. Simms is a former quarter back for the NY Giants and is a current sportscaster for CBS. Want a free small yogurt? You’re going to have to work for it today. Phil Simms has a son who is a current quarter back in the NFL. Give us the name of the organ that ruptured this year in a game against the Carolina Panthers.

02 November 2006

Back to Work

After a nine day layoff due to family, pseudo-illness (allergies) and laziness, I got back into the gym last night. (OK, laziness was the biggest component.) As I was watching the news seeing everything that is wrong with the world because all the good things never seem to get any coverage, I realized that I was putting off my work out again. The proverbial devil popped up on my left shoulder and told me that it was too late (11 PM), but the proverbial angel also appeared and told me that I was being a lazy bum.

Earlier in the year, I would have listened to the devil. The funny thing about it is that the more you listen to the angel the less pull the devil has and the more you can discern the truth from the falsehoods. You begin to recognize that your body's real message is not "You're too tired to exercise." Rather, you know that it is saying, "You're so tired because you’re not exercising." Behold, the truth was the latter. After an hour work out with a 1.5 mile, I felt much better and slept like a log.

The Yogurt Flavors: Chocolate Decadence, World Class Vanilla, Pumpkin, Marshmallow, New York Cheesecake and Banana.


Today is Shake Day. All shakes are $3.69 (regularly $3.93-$4.62). Suggestions: Pumpkin and Marshmallow or NY Cheesecake and Banana.

The bagels have arrived! We currently have a full stock of all bagels (Blueberry, Cinnamon, Onion, Sweet Wheat, White and the Perfect 10), English Muffins and pita bread. Come in and get these great Weight Watchers® friendly items today.

The poll is back. This week we are checking to see when your holiday shopping will be done: My Christmas Shopping Will Be Done By...

Thursday Motivator:

There are only two ways to live your life. One is as though nothing is a miracle. The other is as though everything is a miracle.-Albert Einstein

01 November 2006

Pie Month Begins

I did a bit of mall shopping yesterday since I don’t really have a pair of jeans that fit anymore. (I blame working out. I knew that there had to be a downside to it.) Apparently, kids trick-or-treat at the mall and expect innocent shoppers to have candy for them. Tough luck kids, you picked the wrong shopper. I didn’t even know that the group of children were asking me for candy until the mother hen said, “Well, do you have candy for them or not?” Note to self: Avoid the malls on Halloween.

Of course the end of Halloween means the start of the Christmas holiday season. Over the next few days you will begin to see the halls decked out at all of your favorite retail stores. Ours is no exception. During the first few weeks of November, you will have the opportunity to get some good savings on your holiday shopping needs if you are an early shopper. The first of our holiday items go up today!

The Yogurt Flavors: Chocolate Decadence, World Class Vanilla, Pumpkin, Marshmallow, New York Cheesecake and Banana.


Today is Teacher Day. Show your ID badge and get a small yogurt for 99 cents.

November Calendar: Click Photo to Enlarge



Wacky Photo Wednesday:

Beware the guard pumpkin.


Talk about a literal translation.

31 October 2006

The Great Pumpkin

This is a quick reminder to start the blog: Election Day is one week away. Next Tuesday is your chance to vote for your local, state and federal leadership. If you are uncertain of the candidates and their stances, here is a link to the League of Women Voters of Texas Voters Guide for the 2006 election. Also, here is a link to Project Vote Smart.

Today is Halloween. Here in north Texas, it means that there is a cold front due this evening. It seems like we get one every time during the evening of Halloween. If you’re taking the kids out this evening, be sure that they are bundled up from head to toe. There is going to be quite a wind today as the cold front moves through.

The Yogurt Flavors: Chocolate Decadence, World Class Vanilla, Pumpkin, Marshmallow, New York Cheesecake and Banana.

Today's Special: You can get a free small yogurt. Wear your fall colors (must have orange) and say the magic word: Scooby Doo. The alternative option is to wear a costume and say trick-or-treat.

Quiz Day: What Is Your Learning Style?

You Are a Auditory Learner

You tend to remember what you hear, and you have a knack for speaking well.
You excel at debating, foreign languages, and music.
You would be an excellent diplomat - or rock star!


Bonus Blogthing: What's Your Pumpkin Face?

You Are

An Evil Pumpkin Face

You would make a good pumpkin bomb.


I hope that everyone has nice day and a safe evening. Don't forget to come by and claim your free small yogurt today. ;)

30 October 2006

All Dressed Up

This weekend, my friends held their annual Halloween party. A lot of them go all out for this event and it is one of the most anticipated parties of the year. In my opinion, the top costumes of the evening go to Space Ghost, the 50's Pin Up, Michael Jackson (for the attitude), and the Mooninites (a husband and wife team). An honorable mention goes to Spinach: the scariest substance on earth. It was a fun night as always.

The Yogurt Flavors: Chocolate Decadence, World Class Vanilla, Chocolate Peach (one time special event), Caramel Fudge, Blueberry Cheesecake and Peach.

Tomorrow, you have a chance to get a free small yogurt. Wear your fall colors (must have orange) and say the magic word: Scooby Doo. The alternative option is to wear a costume and say trick-or-treat.

The Owner's Corner Tip of the Week:

Many people come into our store looking for healthy choices to eat. The top two questions lately are related to Trans fat and whole grains. Each of these topics is a valid concern. Recently, I read an article in Newsweek (October 22nd, 2006) that addressed the confusing issues of whole grains.

The premise of the article is that simply adding whole grains to a product does not make it healthy. A good example is adding whole grains to chocolate chip cookies. After all, it is still a chocolate chip cookie that is meant to be an occasional treat and not a staple.

Many customers ask if the one point Western Bagels and Pitas are whole grain. They are not; however, the benefit of these products is the great reduction in calories (less than a third of a regular bagel) and the increase in fiber. Each one point bagel, pita and English Muffin are sugar free, fat free, cholesterol free, have no trans fats and are high in fiber.

The moral of the story is that there is more to reading a label than just looking at the front of the box or the bag that makes a claim to health. Read the back and look beyond what the marketers are telling you. While whole grains and no Trans fats are good things to look for in a product, these are not the end all of healthy eating options. A product that has whole grains or no Trans fat would still not be healthy if it is loaded with sugar, fat, high fructose corn syrup or other unhealthy options.

The next week looks like it will provide some wonderful fall weather. This is a link to the 10 day forcast. I hope that everyone had a restful weekend and has a great start to their week.

28 October 2006

World Series Champions-St. Louis

I've waited 24 years to say that the St. Louis Cardinals are the champions again. The last time my Cardinals won, I was 4 years old just starting to understand the world around me. I grew up during most of my elementary years in St. Louis. It's a baseball town where you do root for the home team. I've even had the pleasure of attending a World Series game there, but they lost that series to the Royals. It is true what they say though, good things do come to those who wait. The Cardinals (10) now rank second behind the NY Yankees (26) for total victories in the World Series.

Congratulations to the team that very few people gave a chance to advance out of the first or second round and that very few people even thought could last 6 games against the Tigers. I'd also like to tip my hat to the Detroit Tigers for an excellent and exciting season. With the young squad that Detroit has, they could be back on the grand stage a few more times over the next 5 years.

The only down side to all of this is that I was in a rush this morning while I was getting ready for work and forgot to grab my Cardinals shirt to wear. It looks like I'll have to wear it on Monday. Believe me; I will wear it...a lot! (I've already sent my mom on the war path for a few more.)

The Yogurt Flavors: Chocolate Decadence, World Class Vanilla, Egg Nog, Caramel Fudge, White Chocolate Raspberry and Peach.

Don’t forget to fall back tonight and reset your clocks! We get an extra hour of sleep this evening.

Your Saturday Distraction: If You Were Born in 2893

If You Were Born in 2893...

Sugarless deLite's Name Would Be: Noos Cho

And Sugarless deLite Would Be: The Future's Last Hope


Now that is one crazy get up that the people of the future are wearing. I wonder if it is business casual.

27 October 2006

No Contest

I woke up early this morning to go pay a ticket from the good city of Parker. The store opens at 10 AM so I normally don't wake up until 8:35 AM. I have not been able to adjust my normal 1 AM bed time and twice this week I have found myself awake at 7:25 AM. It makes my days a little more yawny than usual, but I've been able to take care of some important errands.

I was amazed at the change in weather from yesterday to today. No wonder people get sick. One day it's 85 and the next it is 55 with a cold wind. It is just another day in Texas. I'm sure tomorrow's weather will change again.

The Yogurt Flavors: Chocolate Decadence, World Class Vanilla, Egg Nog, Caramel Fudge, White Chocolate Raspberry and Peach.

Today all items on the sale rack are 50% off. Come in for some great savings on chocolates, candies and mixes.

Friday Fun Fact: In Burma, where most of the world's rubies come from, the finest hue of ruby is called "pigeon's blood." Burmese gem experts compare the color of these "Ko-twe" rubies to fresh pigeon's blood dripped on a silver platter. The second best color is "rabbit's blood" (yeong-twe). The lowest grade is "ka-la-ngoh" which means "crying Indian quality"-a reference to the belief that when these rubies are sold cheaply in Madras, even an Indian would cry at the poor quality. (This fact brought to you by the Fact or Crap daily calendar.)

Happy Birthday Wishes to Scott Weiland. Mr. Weiland is the former front man of one of my favorite 90's bands, The Stone Temple Pilots. He is the current front man for Velvet Revolver. Want a free mini yogurt (4 oz)? Give us the name of the band that 3 of the five members of Velvet Revolver originally gained their fame from.