Showing posts from April, 2006

Scarborough Sunday Approaches

This Sunday I will venture to the Scarborough Renaissance Festival for the first time. If the two jolly swordsman on the front page of the website are any indication of what is in store for me, then this should be quite an enjoyable trip indeed. (The one on the left of the photo just might be Saddam's cousin.) Anyways, I'm hoping that the rain finishes off today and that the cool weather continues through tomorrow. Expect a full report on Monday whether you want it or not.

I'm sure the more observant one's of you will notice the new add bar on the blog. This is a trial run for us. Feel free to ignore them. Sugarless deLite does not control what is advertised and therefore does not indorse any of the products listed above.

The Yogurt Flavors: Chocolate Decadence, World Class Vanilla, Chocolate Mint, Butter Pecan, Lemon and Raspberry Cheesecake.

Has anyone else been watching the basketball playoffs? This year has had some great action. The Dallas Mavericks play tonight, the…

Sam I Am

Looks like we're getting ready for some much needed rain today. I do hope that this is not going to be all bark and no bite. If the weather is going to look so drab, then we should at least get to reap some of the benefits in the form of rain. It's an 80% chance today. Don't forget your umbrella on the way to Sugarless deLite. After all, there is a 50% chance that the weather man was right.

The Yogurt Flavors: Chocolate Decadence, World Class Vanilla, Chocolate Mint, Butter Pecan, Lemon and Raspberry Cheesecake.

Friday Fun Fact: Dr. Seuss used only 50 words to write Green Eggs and Ham. In 1954, Theodor Seuss Geisel, aka Dr. Seuss, read a book titled Why Jonny Can't Read, which blamed "pallid and bland" primers for children's lack of interest in reading. So Seuss made a list of 220 words he thought important for a beginning reader to know and wrote The Cat in the Hat. It was a hit when it came out in 1957, selling 3 million copies over the next three years. …

Big Dud in Big D

Ok. I know it's not Monday, but I have to have a sports rant. The Dallas Stars are a sorry excuse for a hockey team. If any one wants to argue with me, then go ahead and try. This is the number 2 team during the regular season and they can't even buy a win against a number 7 seed. If I had any vested interest in hockey as a sport, I would be furious. Instead, I am simply embarrassed that this team wears Dallas on their jersey.

On the flip side, the Mavericks are doing what a great team should do. They are dominating their series. I hope this is a long, solid playoff run. This team is fun to watch and has a winning attitude. Thank you for wearing Dallas on your jersey.

I feel much better now. Today is of course bagel day. We have received our shipment of bagels, pitas and English Muffins. The craziness has begun! If you're a Weight Watcher, don't forget all of our other great items, over 100 of them, like salad dressings, fruit spreads, coffee syrups, Chocolites, pasta an…

Shake It Up!

The thing with Yoga is that it exposes you for the out of shape lug that you are. Even if I could run a mile or two without gasping for breath or bench 200 pounds, which I can't, it wouldn't matter because the things that you do in a Yoga class have little to do with strength or stamina. Instead, Yoga focuses on that pesky thing called flexibility and toning. This double edged sword takes someone like yours truly who knows that they are out of shape but tells themselves that they are only moderately so, and reduces them to rubble. I do feel absolutely pathetic at times in the class, but that's OK. I can also see the progress being made. So here's to hoping that at the end of May, I'll be able to touch my toes and hold the pose for at least 3 to 5 seconds. Baby steps people, baby steps.

The Yogurt Flavors: Chocolate Decadence, World Class Vanilla, Chocolate Mint, Maple Nut, Lemon and Raspberry Cheesecake.

Don't forget today is the last Wednesday for this month wh…

A cold front in April?

It was a little surprising to walk outside this morning into the nice cool air. This is great weather. I'm sure it won't last, but I will enjoy it while I can because I know that the 90's and 100's are not far away.

The Yogurt Flavors: Chocolate Decadence, World Class Vanilla, Chocolate Mint, Maple Nut, Lemon and Raspberry Cheesecake. Today is cone day, so don't forget to come in and get your $1.79 cone of yogurt (Regularly $2.49).

Quiz Day: Here's a quiz for all those who are in or have been in a relationship. This is the Five Variable Love Test.

My Five Variable Love Profile
Propensity for Monogamy:

Your propensity for monogamy is medium.
In general, you prefer to have only one love interest.
But it's hard for you to stay devoted for too long!
There's too much eye candy to keep you from wandering.

Experience Level:

Your experience level is high.
You've loved, lost, and loved again.
You have had a wide range of love experiences.
And when the real thing comes al…

Double-Double for Dampier

Congratulations to the Dallas Mavericks and to Erik Dampier for showing up strong in the first game of the playoffs, something that the Dallas Stars forgot to do. If Dampier puts in a Double-Double every night, I think that the Mavericks will have a long ride in the playoffs. This is a team worth watching. For those who have signed up for our email list, we will have a special in the month of May for the Dallas Mavericks playoff wins. Check your inboxes in the next few days. Not a member, send an email to with the subject title Add Me to Your Email List and your email address in the body to get in on the exclusive specials.

Diamond Note: The Texas Rangers have managed to pull out of a terrible start to the season and claim a share of the AL West lead. It's a young season, but their hitting is coming around, and off season moves in the pitching rotation are starting to pay dividends. Wouldn't it be nice for this not to fall apart?

The Yogurt Flavors: Choc…

Earth Day!

Happy Earth Day to everyone. It looks like global warming is going to stay away just long enough to provide us with a great weather weekend, so get out and enjoy it.

The Yogurt Flavors: Chocolate Decadence, World Class Vanilla, Grasshopper, Maple Nut, Blueberry Cheesecake and French Vanilla.

I'd like to wish the Dallas Mavericks and Stars good luck as their playoff runs begin. Wouldn't it be great if Dallas could get both championships in the same year? It's never been done before for basketball and hockey. Currently the odds are set at 55:1. It could be worse. The two New Jersy teams are set at 250:1.

Your Saturday Distraction: Hillbilly Name Generator

Sugarless deLite's Hillbilly Name Is...
Otis Beaver

Don't forget that in addition to our Cherry and Apple pies for $12.99, we also have a special on our fresh baked Creme pies this weekend for $12.99.

Weekend Warriors

Once again the weekend is upon us. Did this week seem to go by quickly to anyone else? Of course we'll be here all weekend, so come by and see us. I've listed some new items on the Sugarless deLite eBay store. If you haven't checked out either of our on-line stores, you may find some great deals if you do.

The Yogurt Flavors: Chocolate Decadence, World Class Vanilla, Grasshopper, Egg Nog, Blueberry Cheesecake and French Vanilla.

Friday Fun Fact: John Wilkes Booth's brother once saved the life of Abraham Lincoln's son. While in his late teens, Abraham Lincoln's son, Robert Todd, was returning home from Harvard University when he lost his balance and fell between two railway cars. A fellow passenger reacted quickly, pulling him from certain death. The helping hand was that of Edwin Booth, brother of the man who would soon assassinate the young man's father. (This fact brought to you by the Fact or Crap daily calendar.)

Happy Birthday to the Grandfather of Punk,

Monkey Business

Not much time to spend with you today. The Bagels, Pitas, and English Muffins are in and the Thursday bread rush is on. We currently have all varieties available.

Our yogurt flavors: Chocolate Decadence, World Class Vanilla, Grasshopper, Egg Nog, Blueberry Cheesecake and French Vanilla. We have buy one, get one free this evening for the yogurt from 6 PM to 8 PM (limit one, excludes extra large).

The poll question today comes from two of my friends and deals with what they believe to be a hit or miss food. Let it never be said that I'm not afraid to ask the hard questions. The question of the day: Do you like to eat onions? The previous poll about Robin Williams greatest film is currently tied with Death to Smoochy and Dead Poets Society leading the way.

Today's random link is a great Thursday distraction. Go here for some fun. Allow our message to you to download. (Give it a few minutes on dial-up.) Then, use the build function to create your own message that you can send to you…

The Sorrows of Pseudo Sick...

No yoga update today. I had to skip last evening’s session because of an annoying pseudo sickness. You know, the type of illness when you are sick enough to not feel 100% and just a little cruddy, but not ill enough to miss work. Instead to stop the dastardly pseudo sickness in its tracks, you go to work, drink your juices, eat healthy, skip any evening activities, and go home to go to bed early. At least when you’re really sick, you can stay at home, lie in bed all day and truly feel miserable. On second thought, maybe this pseudo sick thing isn't that bad.

We did receive several shipments in today. We are restocked on the following items: Apple Butter, Cherry Butter, Tangy Ginger, Chipotle, Valor 70% Dark Chocolate Bars, Dark Chocolate Covered Almonds and Jordan Almonds. We also have a new item in called Smoky Southwest Salsa which is a chunky blend of five varieties of peppers with tomatoes, onions, spices and mesquite smoke. This salsa is a free exchange for Weight Watchers® an…

Crazy day on the phone lines...

Sorry for the delay in the post for today. It seems that AT&T, formally SBC, is having trouble keeping two of our three phone lines up. Hopefully, this will all be straightened out soon.

Our yogurt flavors of the day: Chocolate Decadence, World Class Vanilla, Grasshopper, Toffee Coffee, Blueberry Cheesecake and French Vanilla. Remember our cones are only $1.79 all day on Tuesdays this month.

Quiz Day! After giving an easy one last week, I'm returning to the hard questions for this week's quiz: Could you pass 8th Grade Science?

Sugarless deLite Passed 8th Grade Science
Congratulations, Sugarless deLite got 7/8 correct!

Good luck on this one. Don't be shy, post your score. Have a great day. I'll see you tomorrow on Wacky Photo Wednesday.

On wards to Mother's Day...

I hope that everyone had a wonderful holiday weekend. Just as one is ending, another is getting ready to come upon us. That's right; Mother's day is less than a month away. Just a warning to any forgetful persons out there, mark this date down, May 14th.

The yogurt flavors: Chocolate Decadence, World Class Vanilla, Grasshopper, Toffee Coffee, Banana Macadamia Nut and Marshmallow.

Today's article deals with Tax Day. It's yet another phishing scam to watch out for. Be informed. If you haven't already turned in your taxes for the day, don't forget to do so by this evening. Good luck on your mad rush to the mail box.

Happy Easter!

I hope that everyone has an enjoyable Easter weekend. We will be open on Easter 12 PM to 6 PM. Come by after Easter brunch or lunch and get your sugar free fix.

The yogurt flavors: Chocolate Decadence, World Class Vanilla, Butter Pecan, Toffee Coffee, Banana Macadamia Nut and Marshmallow.

While we have been very busy the last few days filling our bakery orders, we were able to bake some extra cakes, pies, and cheesecakes for those with last minute needs. Give us a call at 972.644.2000 and have us set one aside or come in and pick one up today.

Your Saturday distraction: 1920's Name Generator

Sugarless deLite's 1920's Name is:
Gerhard Reinhold

Moving right along.

Today is short and sweet. First the sweet (yogurt flavors): Chocolate Decadence, World Class Vanilla, Butter Pecan, Toffee Coffee, Banana Macadamia Nut and Marshmallow.

Short Fact: The hottest place in North America is Death Valley with a top temperature of 134 degrees Fahrenheit recorded on July 10th, 1913. The hottest place on Earth is El Azizia with a top temperature of 136 degrees Fahrenheit on September 13, 1922. Kind of makes Texas seem tame, huh? (This fact brought to you by the Fact or Crap daily calendar.)

If you need an item for Easter Weekend, then please call and place you bakery item today by 8 PM. We will take your orders for Saturday or Sunday. We will be open 12 PM to 6 PM on Sunday.

Happy Birthday to Anthony Michael Hall. Thanks for all of those great 80's movies.

Of mice and men...

On my way to a 9:00 AM appointment this morning, I happened upon a stranded motorist in the left hand turn lane westbound on Spring Creek in Plano. As I pulled around the Chevy Silverado and came to a stop next to it, I decided to see if they needed assistance. The young lady seemed please and nodded her head yes.

For the men out there: If you see someone in distress or a vehicle actively being pushed, then be and man and help. Do not honk, shout, or speed by on either side of the vehicle. Take a moment from your day and do something worthwhile. If you pass up the opportunity to help someone in need, you've passed up the opportunity to truly live life.

For the ladies out there: If you ever find yourself in a position such as this young lady, please remember that your hazards should always be on, the car must be in neutral for it to be pushed, the car should be stopped at red lights just like any other time you're driving, the car should not be stopped until you are close to the …

Feel the burn...Grasshopper.

Whoever said "no pain, no gain" was a masochist. Seriously, it might be true that you want to "feel the burn" while working out; however, that doesn't mean that you have to enjoy it. Certain muscles in my legs got used for the first time in over a decade. :( That much rust getting shaken off all at one time is not a pleasant feeling. For those of you who think that Yoga is for wussies, go to two or three classes and get back to me on that one.

Here are a few additional tips for anyone who might care to venture into the Yoga arena:

1. If you can't understand what your instructor is saying, you're probably not alone. Just wing it.
2. If you hear heavy breathing or moaning, it probably represents nothing more than excruciating pain from some noob across the room. Don't worry.
3. If you're the least flexible person in the class, you have the most room for improvement. Keep telling yourself this so you don't feel so out of place.

Yogurt Flavors: Choco…

Color Change:

Like the new border color for the week of Easter? That's right, it's this weekend. If your missing any sugar free candy or chocolate for your Easter basket, then stop in today while the selection is still good. Also, if you need a fresh baked cake or pie from the Sugarless deLite Bakery, then place your order soon.

Today's yogurt flavors: Chocolate Decadence, World Class Vanilla, German Chocolate Cake, Caramel, Marshmallow and Blueberry Cheesecake. Shake Idea: Pumpkin Spice with Marshmallow Yogurt or the Best Shake Ever (see yesterday's post).

I will add a new feature to the Thursday slate this week. In addition to the random sites, I will have a new random interactive poll. The topics will very from week to week depending on my mood or good suggestions from the Sugarless deLight blog readers. I hope everyone that checks in will cast their vote.

Now for the part that everyone loves: Quiz Day! This one is truely deep. It is both near and dear to my heart and my waste line…

What, me worry?

If I ever put a lot of energy into the first week of baseball, then I would be exhausted. The Rangers are horrible, the Yankees not much better, the Braves have a losing record, and the Cardinals are mediocre at best. The glory of a 162 game season is that great teams tend to prevail in the end. My fearless prediction for division winners:

NL East: Braves
NL Central: Cardinals
NL West: Los Angeles
Wild Card: Mets

AL East: Yankees
AL Central: Cleveland
AL West: A's
Wildcard: White Sox

So if you’re a fan of a team that is not doing well right now, relax. You still have 155 games to go, and a bunch of things can happen in 155 games. At least that's what I'm telling myself right now.

Today's yogurt flavors: Chocolate Decadence, World Class Vanilla, German Chocolate Cake, Caramel, Marshmallow and Blueberry Cheesecake. BEST SHAKE EVER: Kahlua Mudslide with 50% swirl of Chocolate & Vanilla and 50% of Caramel. Get it while you can.

The article today deals with some int…

Counter Added

Thanks to Holly for the suggestion to add a counter. I have added one which you can find on the lowest left corner of the front page. It should be fun to see the number grow as more and more of our customers find out about this blog.

If anyone is looking for something fun to do this weekend, you may wish to check out the Deep Ellum Arts Festival. Rediscover this unique area of Dallas and enjoy the art, music, food, and atmosphere.

The yogurt flavors for the day are Chocolate Decadence, World Class Vanilla, German Chocolate Cake, Caramel, Orange Vanilla and Blueberry Cheesecake. mmmm...German Chocolate good.

Your Saturday distraction: Generate Your Personal Warning Label

Sugarless deLite's Label is:

May Explode Without Warning

Interesting, no? Share your warning label with us. I hope that everyone has a great weekend. See you on Monday.

Happy Birthday Jackie Chan!

Jackie Chan is 52 and still kicking butt! You Rule!

Our yogurt flavors today: Chocolate Decadence, World Class Vanilla, German Chocolate Cake, Cappuccino, Orange Vanilla and Blueberry Cheesecake. Shake suggestion: Orange Vanilla, because it tastes like a Dreamsicle. Yum!

Since it is the first week of the baseball season, I thought that it would only be appropriate to have this week's fact related to the element of the game that wins championships...Pitching.

Fun Fact: When a Major League pitcher throws a baseball at 95 mph, it takes only four tenths of a second for it to travel the 60 feet 6 inches from the mound to the plate. The batter must decide what kind of pitch is thrown and whether he should swing by the time the ball has traveled 30 feet. From that point, the ball will arrive at the plate a quarter of a second later. (This fact brought to you by the Fact or Crap daily calendar.)

Don't forget that this weekend we not only have our Apple and Cherry pies available at $12.99,…

Do you know the Muffin Man?

The one point Pita, English Muffins, and bagels have arrived. The flavors (Blueberry, Sweet Wheat, Cinnamon and Onion) are now available for the one point bagels, and the 2 point bagel, the Perfect 10, is also available.

We have received our shipment of Fred's Incredible Muffins. The three varieties are Blueberry, Lemon Poppy Seed and Banana Nut. We think that this is another delicious one point breakfast alternative. The muffins are also a great low carb option with one net carb per muffin and are a high fiber, gluten free option.

The yogurt flavors: Chocolate Decadence, World Class Vanilla, Devils Food Cake, Cappuccino, Orange Vanilla and New York Cheesecake.

For those of you who found my last random offering a little too random, here is one that more of you may enjoy. This is a great site for anyone into movies. If you've got a question about what's going on at the box office, what is new on DVD or what is new on the writer's block; then you can find it here.

Finally, I…

Cobra Pose

Have any of you ever done Yoga? I had my first session last night. I think that this form of exercise may have at first be developed as a way to torture students or prisoners. I had bones pop that I didn't know existed, and I now have muscles aching that I'm not sure that I have ever used before. Despite the pain, I will admit that I enjoyed the experience and look forward to next week’s session. For any one that is interested in trying Yoga, here are 10 tips for beginners:

1. Do not drink a Diet Coke and eat a protein bar 15 minutes prior to the session. (Breathing and bending are apparently a big part of the Yoga thing.)

2. Bring your own mat. (Trust me. You don't want to borrow one and you really don't want to sit on the floor.)

3. Sit in the front of the class. (Sit behind anyone doing the Cobra Pose and you'll get quite the room with a view.)

4. Be prepared for pain. (Apparently the instructors have a psychic ability to sense pain and will make sure to hold the…

Holly is number one!

Thanks to the people who are taking their time to post comments to the blog. Currently, Holly has the lead in posted comments with 3. We enjoy getting a chance to see what you think about the blog and its contents. If you have any suggestions, please email them to

Congratulations to the Gator nation and their 2006 National Champion NCAA men's basket team. Who knew that they were dropping their football program in favor of basketball?

The yogurt flavors: Chocolate Decadence, World Class Vanilla, Devils Food Cake, Cappuccino, Orange Vanilla and New York Cheesecake.

Now for the fun part: Quiz Day! Here's a new one for you. It's a little different from our last quiz offering, it's time to find out How Much You Know About 80's Music.

I Scored 75% Correct

I am an 80s expert
I never confuse New Order with the Pet Shop Boys
I know which classical musician Falco rocked
When it comes to 80s music, I Just Can't Get Enough!

Good luck. This one's a dooz…

Take me out to the ballgame...

Its official, the 2006 baseball season has begun. Yes, it's true that hope does spring eternal, which may explain why the two guys working in the front of the store are wearing huge grins and their favorite team tee-shirt. So here's to America's pastime, Go Rangers (or fill in your favorite team here)!

Free Mini Yogurt offer for today only. Come in anytime today and say "The Braves are getting number 15 this year" to receive a free mini yogurt. (Say this to the guy with the Atlanta Braves shirt on and you'll also get one of the biggest smiles that you'll ever see.) To help you chose which free yogurt you might want our flavors are Chocolate Decadence, World Champion Chicago White Sox Vanilla, Chocolate Malt, Pecan Praline, Vanilla Malt and New York Yankees Cheesecake.

I did want to point out the pie special for the month of April: Cherry and Apple Pies which are regularly $19.99 are $12.99 all month long. Here is a chance for you to try one of our award wi…

Sugarless deLite Now Open 24/7/365

April fools...Kind of. Our on-line store is available 24/7/365 for your shopping convenience. Our spring hours for our store are 10 A.M.-8 P.M. (Monday-Saturday) and 12 P.M.-6 P.M. (Sundays).

Alright, no more fooling around. It's time to get down to business. Our yogurt flavors: Chocolate Decadence, World Class Vanilla, Chocolate Malt, Pecan Praline, Vanilla Malt and New York Cheesecake. We do still have a good selection of bagels available; however, come in soon if you want Pita or English Muffins.

I hope that everyone has a great April Fools Day. Remember to take it all in fun and if you get and prank pulled on you-retaliate. It's your one day a year pass. Take it.

Saturday distraction: Band Name Generator. What's your name?

Sugarless deLight's Band Name is:
The Hindu Bellies

One final note: Thanks to those who have posted comments. Although we may not respond to them, please know that we do read them and enjoy hearing your feedback. If you have a suggestion, then please …