30 September 2006

Sidetracked = Late Night

So the one thing that will often stand in the way of a productive evening is getting sidetracked by projects not on the list. In my effort to clean my apartment, I got distracted by unpacking my remaining boxes. This is probably a good thing as I found several CD's that I have been looking for and some additional DVD's. Also, I sorted through some boxes that I have been moving around for the last 10 years. Getting sidetracked with projects such as this only serves to move the completion time of the original list back by a few hours so it is a good thing that I am a night owl.

The Yogurt Flavors: Chocolate Decadence, World Class Vanilla, Pumpkin, Marshmallow, French Vanilla and Egg Nog (Candy Cane on Sunday). Today we have our yogurt buy one, get one free for the yogurt from 6 PM to 8 PM (limit one, excludes XL).

It's your last chance to get a crème pie for $14.99 (regularly $19.99). We have several available in the store for walk-in purchase.

Saturday Distraction: What 2004 Hit Song Are You?

This Love by Maroon 5

"I was so high I did not recognize
The fire burning in her eyes
The chaos that controlled my mind"

You were so great in 2004 that you make everyone a little bit sick!

I would have to say that this is fairly accurate as I started dating someone very special in 2004. For the life of me, I don't know what song this is.

29 September 2006

Catch Up Evening

I'm a social creature. I like to go out and be around my friends. I love to people watch because I think that the interactions are fascinating. I like to stay busy. Sometimes, I need to clear an evening off and take time to catch up on things that I may let go during the week. A lot of times, I will do this on Sunday afternoons. This week, I'm taking the prime real-estate of Friday night. Cleaning up the mess of computer component boxes and giving the kitchen and bathroom a good scrub down may not sound like a lot of fun, but having a clean home afterwards is always a nice reward.

Besides, when the cleaning is finished, I'll have time to sit down and relax and do some reading. With everything else going on this week, I have let my reading go by the wayside. Tonight I should be able to make some good progress towards finishing The Screwtape Letters. It should prove to be a great start to a wonderful weekend.

The Yogurt Flavors: Chocolate Decadence, World Class Vanilla, Chocolate Raspberry, Marshmallow, French Vanilla and Egg Nog.

Today and tomorrow are the last days for our Crème Pie Special. You may still order a crème pie for tomorrow. If you would like one, give us a call at 972.644.2000 and we would be happy to take your order.

We have received our shipment from LaTortilla Factory and now have the very popular Tomato Basil Wraps (1 Point) back in stock.

Today we have all items on the Sale Rack for 50% off the lowest marked price!

Friday Fun Fact: In 1712, Johann Bessler unveiled a perpetual motion machine that was never debunked. Johann Bessler, 32, a native of Zittau, Saxony, amazed the world when he unveiled a 3-foot-diameter wheel that, with a slight push, turned at 24-26 rpm indefinitely without any visible assistance. The belligerent and paranoid Bessler, who later referred to himself as "Orrfyreus," refused to revel the wheel's secret and so was dismissed as a fraud. For the next 18 years, Bessler built larger wheels-up to 12 feet in diameter-that also passed rigorous testing, but Bessler took the secret to his grave. The physics of the Bessler wheel is still debated. (This fact brought to you by the Fact or Crap daily calendar.)

Happy Birthday Wishes to Jerry Lee Lewis. Great Balls of Fire, Mr. Lewis is 71 today. One of the pioneers of Piano rock and a great presence on the stage, Mr. Lewis had a string of hits in the late 50's before scandal sunk his career. He was one of rock & roll's original wild men but later switched to country music where he experienced a revival of sorts in the late 60's and through the 70's. Want a free mini yogurt (4 oz)? Give us the name of Mr. Lewis' cousin who was a well known and popular Reverend in the 70's and 80's.

28 September 2006

Foreign Language

Last night, I took my newly built computer over to my friend’s house to see if he could figure out why my mouse pointer was not showing up on the screen after the loading of Fedora. He knows computers very well, while I know about computers. Watching him work and type in code was like watching a French film with subtitles in the French language on x2 speed. Every now and again, I would spot something that looked familiar and then I would blink and it was gone.

Assuming that the corrections work, I will soon have a new world opened to me in the form of the Linux operating system and will therefore have to learn a new language. If it doesn't, it looks like it is back to the chains of Microsoft. :(

The Yogurt Flavors: Chocolate Decadence, World Class Vanilla, Chocolate Raspberry, Marshmallow, French Vanilla and Banana Macadamia Nut. Today is $1.85 Cone Day (regularly $2.72).

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 are also re-stocked on the Kitchen Table Baker's Crackers in both the Sesame and Parmesan flavors.

It seems that most of you believe that $80,000+ is your ideal salary. That's a lot of money. I hope that it is invested wisely. This week's question asks: What Is the Best Course in a Four Course Meal?

Thursday's Motivator:

We are the only creatures that both laugh and weep. I think it’s because we are the only creatures that see the difference between the way things are and the way they might be. Tears bring relief. Laughter brings release.
-Robert Fulghum Writer

27 September 2006

Spelling Bee

It seems that most people have at least a little weakness where spelling is concerned. I, as was clearly shown by my quiz score yesterday, have spelling listed as my Achilles Heel. The funny or sad thing about it is how I frequently misspell (got this one right today) the same words constantly. It's like they are set in my mind one way and no matter how many times I see them corrected, I never learn. Although, it would be more appropriate to say that I never chose to learn. While spell check is a wonderful invention, it is also something that many people in my generation and the younger generations abuse.

Of course, one of the problems with spell check is that it will only catch the words that are misspelled. The words that are spelled correctly, but not used correctly, are rarely caught. A good example would be the words there and their or, as you can see by going to yesterday's entry, angle an angel. Go figure.

The Yogurt Flavors: Chocolate Decadence, World Class Vanilla, Chocolate Raspberry, German Chocolate Cake, Angel Food Cake and Banana Macadamia Nut. Today is Shake Day! All shakes are $3.69 (regularly $3.93-$4.62).

Wacky Photo Wednesday:

For the Finding Nemo fans.

For the pirate fans...Now that be the keyboard for me.

26 September 2006

It's Alive!

About a month ago, I began in earnest the effort to build a media computer from scratch. Over the first few weeks in September, I acquired all of the necessary parts. For a week they set in there boxes at my apartment until this Sunday. I started and almost completed my computer on Sunday. Monday, my friend who knows a lot more about computers than myself, came over and checked over the connections and dropped of the Linux OS. After he left, I made a few changes and connected the remaining wires.

At 1:15 AM, I took a deep breath and flipped the power switch on the back...nothing. You can only imagine my disappointment. However, the feeling of despair lasted no more than a second as I quickly realized that in my nervousness, I forgot to press the front power button. Deep breath again...press button...the computer quietly hums to life right before my eyes. In another few days, I hope to have the software uploaded and a fully functional media computer to take the place of my Xbox.

The Yogurt Flavors: Chocolate Decadence, World Class Vanilla, Chocolate Raspberry, German Chocolate Cake, Angle Food Cake and Banana Macadamia Nut. Today is Teacher Day! If you are a teacher, come in a show your ID for a 99 cent small yogurt (or pay the difference + 99 cents for a larger size). This special runs all day.

Quiz Day: Does Your English Cut the Mustard?

Your English Skills:

Grammar: 100%
Punctuation: 100%
Vocabulary: 100%
Spelling: 40%

I think that the 40% on spelling may be too generous. You should see all of the red when I put the blog entries into word for spell check. I guess it could be worse. Case in point, there are six misspelled words for today's entry. (Yes, I misspelled misspell when I originally typed this part. Everyone has their burdens.)

25 September 2006

Beautiful Day

Wasn't that hot weather all worthwhile? The heat wave that brought the summer to a close has given way to wonderful autumn weather. It looks like the old AC has seen the end of its use at my apartment for the time being. With the cold of winter still a few months away, I look forward to some savings in the electric bill over the fall months. There is nothing better than being able to air out the home during these perfect days.

I am hoping to complete my weekend project this evening and finish building my new media computer. It was a fun, if not somewhat nerve racking, experience to put the media PC together yesterday from scratch. It is the first time that I have ever done any detailed work in a computer, and I can see way my friends have told me that they all hate building them. I just hope that I can share in the joy of having a new, working computer that I have built with my own hands.

The Yogurt Flavors: Chocolate Decadence, World Class Vanilla, Pistachio, German Chocolate Cake, Angle Food Cake and Banana Macadamia Nut.

Just a heads up to everyone out there: Thanksgiving is less than Two Months Away! Of course, we are already taking orders for Thanksgiving pies, cheesecakes and pumpkin breads. It is never too early to order and it will be one less thing to have to worry about.

The Owner's Corner Tip of the Week: After a few weeks off, I return this week to bring you a little bit of wisdom.

Last week, in my weekly weigh in at Weight Watchers®, I gained 1.6 pounds. While I would normally be upset with a gain, I was happy in this case. The previous week, my wife Stacey and I had been in Alaska on a cruise. At the start of the cruise, the director mentioned that most people gain an average of 1.4 pounds per day on a seven day cruise. Like I said, I was happy with my minimal gain.

While there was endless options for good food available on the Sun Princess 24/7 in the form of room service, buffets and the traditional 5 course meals in the dinning room, I was able to take the advice of my lecturer and apply it to the situation. Special events should be enjoyed. Whether it is a wedding, party or trip, enjoy yourselves. Since our goal is a lifestyle change rather than a diet, we should allow ourselves to enjoy some choices outside of our everyday options; however, we should also be able to maintain our control.

In the case of the cruise, I allowed myself some freshly baked bread at dinner and a few unbelievable desserts. This is not something that I would normally do, but I allow it on vacation so that I might enjoy the time away more fully. Also, the key is not to over indulge. The cruise was wonderful with excellent service and the minimal weight gain is a credit to enjoying the situation while maintaining control. These are the keys to any proper dietary lifestyle.

23 September 2006


So it happened on the first day of fall that I found myself running over a mile for the first time in my life, if memory serves correctly. Less than 5 days after my amazement at being able to run 3/4 of a mile, I was able to press through to a full mile and a little beyond. Apparently, 6 mph is a quick pace to run, but it seems like a perfect stride for me. I think that I should be able to add a quarter to a third of a mile each week now. This self improvement thing is pretty cool once you give yourself over to it.

The Yogurt Flavors: Chocolate Decadence, World Class Vanilla, Pistachio, German Chocolate Cake, Angle Food Cake and Banana Macadamia Nut.

Don't forget to come in this weekend and stock-up on our freshly baked cake loaves. We have some Pumpkin, Chocolate, Lemon and Pound Cakes available today. These loaves are regularly $19.99 or $18.99. This weekend, take them home to try for only $14.99.

Your Saturday Distraction: What Season Are You?

You Belong in Fall

Intelligent, introspective, and quite expressive at times...
You appreciate the changes in color, climate, and mood that fall brings
Whether you're carving wacky pumpkins or taking long drives, autumn is a favorite time of year for you

Happy New Year 5767! Leshanah tovah tikateiv veteichateim.

22 September 2006

Summer's Last Stand

Today is the last day of summer and we are going to be reminded of the true power of Texas heat. Today's high will be 98 degrees, not the Nick Lachey band, but the actual temperature. After all of the nice weather that we have had over the last few weeks, it is hard to believe. This will be the hottest last day of summer recorded in Dallas. Thankfully, the next ten days shows a couple days of rain and only one a day near the upper 80's. It may be hot today and warm tomorrow, but autumn is just around the corner.

The Yogurt Flavors: Chocolate Decadence, World Class Vanilla, Pistachio, Chocolate Peanut Butter, Strawberry Shortcake and Lemon.

This weekend is we have all of our Cake Breads and Pumpkin Breads on sale for $14.99 (regularly $19.99 and 18.99). You can still order any of the Cake Loaves for tomorrow if your order is in by this evening.

Friday Fun Fact: Once detonated, a thermonuclear fusion bomb takes only 600 billionths of a second for the ten main post detonation steps to take place. These include implosion of the fission bomb; release of radiation, heat, and neutrons from the fissioning rod; and fission in the U-238 pieces from the bomb's tamper and shield. The resulting explosion of a Teller-Ulam fusion bomb, the basic design of all thermonuclear bombs today, is equivalent to that of 700 Little Boys-the type of bomb that was detonated over Hiroshima.

Happy Birthday Wishes to Billie Paul Piper. This British beauty made her initial mark as a pop singer but really saw her star rise when she took on the roll of Rose Tyler in a little show known as Doctor Who. She has since left the series, but is continuing in her acting career. Want a free small yogurt (7oz)? Name last episode of Doctor Who in which she ended her run as Rose Tyler.

I hope that everyone has a wonderful weekend. Don't be too bummed about the weather. After all, it is bound to change and autumn is on its way.

21 September 2006

Run On!

As some of you may remember, I started running at the beginning of the spring. I stopped running after July started for a number of reasons. Now that the weather is cooler and I have had time to straighten a few things out, I have started running again. Three nights ago I did my first run of 3/4 of a mile on a ten minute pace. Last night I ran 9/10 of a mile on a ten minute pace. I'm not setting any records, but I am running without having to stop and when I finish, I feel like I could run more.

In many ways, the early training in spring prepared me for this. I'm running with a different purpose now, not trying to prove a point to myself or any one else, but general health. My goal is simple: 3 miles in 27 minutes in 3 months. Next year I'm running a 5K assuming that a treadmill translates to the great out doors.

The Yogurt Flavors: Chocolate Decadence, World Class Vanilla, Pistachio, Chocolate Peanut Butter, Strawberry Shortcake and Lemon. Today is $1.85 Cone Day (regularly $2.72).

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. If you’re running low, now is a great time to restock.

Autumn won last week's poll as the number one romantic season. Winter came in second. It seems that people like to cuddle close to their loved ones on the cold days. That is something that I can appreciate very much as I am an autumn man myself. This week's poll asks: What Is Your Ideal Salary?

Thursday Motivator:

All the art of living lies in a fine mingling of letting go and holding on.
-Havelock Ellis (1859-1939) Psychologist

20 September 2006

Back to Reality

I hope everyone got the pirate talk out of them yesterday. My friends and I had a little fun with it. I even went so far as to wear my pirate shirt to trivia night. Trivia night wasn't quite as fun last evening. We had an expanded team with some fairly smart people, however, this did not help. We still lost and I don't think that the original members had nearly as much fun.

There is some enjoyment in ignorance leading to irreverently wrong answers, and there was little of this to be found last evening. Also, two of the new team members had loud voices that carried correct answers to other teams. Bad form. We may have to take a week off to try and come back with that losing spirit. After all, half the fun of trivia is learning how much you don't know while being with people that you do know.

The Yogurt Flavors: Chocolate Decadence, World Class Vanilla, Cappuccino, Caramel, Strawberry Shortcake and Lemon. Today is buy one get, one free from 6PM to 8PM (limit one, no XL).

Wacky Photo Wednesday:

Cat Nap!

19 September 2006

Argggg! What be today?

Avast, me mateys. Today be International Talk Like a Pirate Day. It not be easy to talk like a priate. Between pillagin' and plunderin' it be hard to learn the language. But if ye be brave and venture a forth, then today be the day for ye. Tis a fine way t’be speakin’ and tis a fine day t'be. If you care not for this, tis off the plank to ol' Davy Jones' locker with ye.

Linky to the ship me mateys.

Today, the Yogurt Flavors be: Chocolate Decadence, World Class Vanilla, Cappuccino, Caramel, Strawberry Shortcake and Lemon. It be a special day for JJ Pearce students too. Show us ye ID and get some booty: Free small yogurt!

Avast, Quiz Day on the Poopdeck: What Age Do You Act?

You Are 30 Years Old

Under 12: Ye be a kid at heart. Ye still have an optimistic life view - and ye look at the world with awe. (And ye know that Pirates are cool.)

13-19: Ye be a teenager at heart. Ye question authority and are still trying to find your place in this world. (Great Pirate Material)

20-29: Ye be a twentysomething at heart. Ye feel excited about what's to come... love, work, and new experiences. (Good Pirate Material)

30-39: Ye be a thirtysomething at heart. Ye have had a taste of success and true love, but you want more! (More Booty!)

40+: Ye are a mature adult. Ye have been through most of the ups and downs of life already. Now ye get to sit back and relax. (To the Caribbean with ye.)

Alas, enjoy ye day me mateys. If ye try to talk like a pirate, ye be having a good time for sure.

18 September 2006

Lovely Weather

It was a lazy weekend. We were very busy on Saturday at the store and I think that I was a little bit worn out going into Saturday night. It is rare that I ever have to duck out early from an event, but I found myself in that position. I was spent. Thankfully, I was able to wake up on Sunday morning and managed to last the day without a nap. Naps are great, but rain and a nap usually equals sleep for me and that can throw off my sleep schedule for an entire week. It was a lazy weekend and that was just what I needed.

The rain was great. It is so nice to have a good and long rain storm. We need a few more, but I am thankful for the ones that we have had. The air is clearer and cooler. Today looks like the weather will be very nice. I hope that you get a chance to enjoy it.

The Yogurt Flavors: Chocolate Decadence, World Class Vanilla, Cappuccino, Caramel, Juicy Raspberry and Lemon.

The Owner's Corner Tip of the Week will return next week. In place of it this week, here is a motivational message.

There is no exercise better for the heart than reaching down and lifting people up.
-John Andrew Holmes

16 September 2006

The Addison Life

Oktoberfest Review: If you’re looking for a nice change of pace to sit and enjoy food and drink with some friends, then this might be a good event to try. The weather was nice. Sitting outside and talking can be accomplished anywhere, but the festive atmosphere and the carnival rides in the back ground make events such as this fun to attend.

The expense was present, but the price wasn't so high that an individual or couple would not want to attend. The food was good, but seemed to be a little too small for the prices charged. The event is sponsored by Paulaner who had exclusive rights to the bier sales. Ergo, the bier was a step above what you would normally find, but not the best that Germany has to offer. The price for a pint, four dollars, is very reasonable. Overall Grade: B-

The Yogurt Flavors: Chocolate Decadence, World Class Vanilla, Cappuccino, Grasshopper, Juicy Raspberry and Lemon. Tonight we have our yogurt buy one, get one free from 6PM to 8PM (limit one, excludes XL).

Your Saturday Distraction: What's Your Personality Cluster?

Your Personality Cluster is Introverted Thinking

You are:

Objective, honest, and credible
Intellectually curious, with many diverse interests
More inclined toward ideas than people
Fiercely independent and unapologetically unconventional

It's a busy day here at Sugarless deLite. Hope to see you soon. Have a wonderful weekend.

15 September 2006


Well, I didn't get around to Veronica Mars. It doesn't surprise me. However, I did manage to peel myself out of the recliner to start reading a new book, The Screwtape Letters by C.S. Lewis, which I am now in the process of enjoying. I think that it was a pretty good trade.

This weekend is the annual Oktoberfest in Addison. It will be the first year that I am able to attend this event and I look forward to the evening festivities. I love German food and no beer is better. The atmosphere should be nice with German music filling the air and people dancing to the tunes. As I have yet to make it over to Germany, I have to make do with Germany coming to me. Expect a full report tomorrow.

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

Today, while they last, the Parfaits are $2.99 all day long (regularly $3.69). It is a great time to try one of these tasty treats. (Bonus: They are only three points for Weight Watchers®)

As expected, the other box of bagels (Onion) is MIA. I do not expect to see them. We will have them in next week assuming that UPS can deliver them in one piece.

Friday Fun Fact: Spike Jonze, the director of Being John Malkovich, is heir to the Spiegel catalog company fortune. Spike's real name is Adam Spiegel, son of Arthur Spiegel III, of the Spiegel catalog company. When his parents divorced, Spike began hanging out at a skateboard shop in Rockville, Maryland, where everyone called him Spike because he never washed his hair. The cofounder of legendary Dirt magazine, Spike evolved a unique street-hip style that caught the eye of MTV and ad agencies. He started making music videos and commercials, winning awards for his work with the Beastie Boys and Bjork before going on to make feature films such as Being John Malkovich and Adaptation.

Happy Birthday Wishes to Dan Marino! One of the greatest quarterbacks in NFL history, Mr. Marino holds 20 passing records and is currently tied for four more. He was inducted into the College Football Hall of Fame in 2003 and the Pro Football Hall of Fame in 2005. Want a free mini (4 oz) yogurt? (Limit one per person.) Give us the name of the 1994 movie in which Mr. Marino had a cameo roll.

14 September 2006

The Cycle

One of the reasons why people love baseball, for those of you who do not understand, is the history of the game and the statistics that the history produces. Last week I watched a no-hitter. Last night, I got to see the highlights of a Texas Ranger hit for the natural cycle. Mr. Gary Matthews Jr. accomplished the hardest feat in hitting with his four for four performance by hitting a single, double, triple and home run in order. He is only the 13th player in the modern era (1900-current day) to hit for the natural cycle. Awesome! Congratulations!

On a sad note for some baseball fans, the Atlanta Braves were officially eliminated from winning their 15* consecutive National League East Division title. It was a long and wonderful ride for the Braves, the best in baseball's history. The closest to the streak of 14* straight division titles is the current streak that the NY Yankees have with 8. Congratulations on Atlanta's long and run and to the Mets on bringing down their divisional giant.

Last night was kind of a catch up day at my apartment. It was a relaxing night to watch a little baseball, to read, to do laundry, to clean the apartment and to play a little bit of a video game. I don't really play much in the way of video games anymore. I'm sure that my mom would be glad to hear that as she never understood why I hadn't grown out of them sooner. I don't think that I ever will completely. I grew up with them; however, I enjoy and value other things more now. It was fun to relax for a few hours and give myself over to the challenge of the game (Disgaea II), but life's challenges are better still.

The Yogurt Flavors: Chocolate Decadence, World Class Vanilla, Coffee Royal, Grasshopper, Juicy Raspberry and New York Cheesecake. Today is $1.85 Cone Day (regularly $2.72).

The bagels have arrived...sort of. We have received our pita, English muffins and some of the bagels (Sweet Wheat, Cinnamon and Blueberry). We have the White and Perfect 10 available in the freezer. UPS has currently "misplaced" the Onion bagels so they may or may not arrive this week.

Last week's poll showed that most people preferred their three day weekends to end with a Monday rather than start with a Friday. I am a little surprised, but that was my vote as well. This week's poll is about romance and the seasons. Which Season Is the Most Romantic?

Thursday's Motivator:

Now faith is the substance of things hoped for, the evidence of things not seen.
-Hebrews 11:1

Tonight looks like another relaxing evening for me before the start of a busy weekend. I think that I may take this opportunity to start in on season two of Veronica Mars. I only have a few weeks now before the third season begins and I want to be caught up.

*Because baseball is all about statistics and oddities: The Atlanta Braves did not win a division title in 1994 because of the season ending strike. At the time of the strike, the Montreal Expos were in the lead for the NL East division with 6 games up on the Braves and 52 games to play. If it wasn't for the greed of the players and the stupidity of the owners, the Brave's may have had 15 after all. Then again, Montreal could have won.

13 September 2006

A Day in the Life

Most people who read this blog probably believe that my week consists of trivia, reading, sports and work. They would be partially correct. I've got a fairly set schedule of events because my friends thankfully keep me busy. When I'm resting at home, I try to use my time wisely and do some reading. I try to avoid the TV trap by watching only a few shows.

One of the shows that I watch is Sports Center. During this time of year when the baseball season is at the high point of its pennant and wild card races and the football season is just beginning, I cannot stand sports center on the weekends. Let me just say that I love college football and I like the NFL. Nevertheless, you never get more than a few minutes of baseball coverage in each show when there are football games that have been played. It drives me crazy to have to sit through 45 minutes of football for 5 minutes of incomplete baseball coverage. I guess everyone has there burdens.

Trivia update: We finished in the middle of the pack last night. We doubled the size of the team and that seemed to help. We didn't win a thing, but we didn't get crushed either. I have heard rumors that we may get two additional people on the team next week that may actually put us in contention for a top three finish.

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

Apparently, I got the days mixed up yesterday. Today is Shake Day: All shakes are $3.69 (regularly $4.62). We will also honor yesterday's special. If you are a teacher or school employee, then show us your badge and get a small yogurt for 99 cents all day long (limit one per person).

Wacky Photo Wednesday:

So Tired!

12 September 2006

Second Place Is Not That Bad

This weekend my friends and I participated in another trivia game. This one was at Trinity Hall. They had been there several times before and thought that the trivia was a little more knowledge based rather than pop culture. They were right. If only we had brushed up on our Greek mythology we would have had first place. We finished second, one point behind the winners. While it is hard for me to say, sometimes second place is all right.

Coming fresh off our placing at the Trinity Hall trivia challenge, we boldly return to the Flying Saucer tonight to be knocked right back down. Least pride set in among us as I'm sure it will once again prove to be a humbling experience. But with the 10 dollar gift certificate in hand from our previous beating, it should make the evening a little better. Bring it on pop culture.

The Yogurt Flavors: Chocolate Decadence, World Class Vanilla, Coffee Royal, Grasshopper, Juicy Raspberry and New York Cheesecake. Today is Shake Day all shakes are $3.69 (regularly $4.62). Recommendation: 1/2 Chocolate Decadence and 1/2 Grasshopper or 1/2 Juicy Raspberry and New York Cheesecake.

Quiz Day: Anger management time. Today's quiz asks How Angry Are You?

You Are 25% Angry

You're occasionally angry, but it's really not an issue.
While you may give in to your temper once and a while, you're pretty mellow.
And as long as your anger doesn't effect your relationships, then it's probably in check.
You know that anger is a bad habit - and you don't engage in it often.

Let us know what your anger level is by leaving a comment with us.

11 September 2006


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

09 September 2006


The dentist appointment went well, and I have been told that everything is fixed and that I may resume my regular check up and cleaning schedule which I shall no longer put off. I have learned my lesson. Thanks to my friends that checked up on me yesterday. It's always good to hear from friends while recuperating. The good news is that the day ended up being pretty productive.

I finished reading two books yesterday. It is amazing how you can read a book the first time and never realize its deeper meaning until you read it again and you are in a different place in your life. One of the books, Captivating by John & Stasi Eldredge, was given to me by my best friend a while ago. This is an amazing book that I seemed to completely misunderstand the first time through. It’s funny how that works. Sometimes we just don’t get it on the first attempt.

The other book was Dune, which I have now read at least 8 times. Yes, it is my favorite book, I’ve read the six book series four times and I am a bit of a dork. That is all right. Each time I read it, I see a deeper meaning. Perhaps that’s why I go back to it every 2 years or so. Sometime the more you read a book, the more you get from it on an intellectual level. Sometimes, such as with Captivating, the more you allow yourself to read a book with your heart, the more you will receive from it.

The Yogurt Flavors: Chocolate Decadence, World Class Vanilla, Chocolate Banana, Butterscotch, White Chocolate Raspberry and Vanilla Malt.

This weekend our Pecan Pies are on sale for $14.99 (regularly $19.99). We have baked some extras so it is a good time to come in and pick up our number one selling pie.

Your Saturday Distraction: Because we here at Sugarless deLite never back away from the tough questions, I present to you today's pressing issue. What Do Your Bathroom Habits Say About You?

What Your Bathroom Habits Say About You

You are a giving soul. Way too giving in fact. You often get stuck doing the dirty work that no one else will do.

Your idea of fashion is jeans and a t-shirt. Clean, if you're lucky.

You are a very outgoing person. You are true to yourself, and you never hold back.

In relationships, you tend to be very romantic and demanding. You'll treat your partner like gold, but you expect a lot in return.

I really think that they should have had a clean but not immaculate option for the bathroom at home. That one would have been more accurate as I don't believe in wearing dirty clothes; however, I do love the jeans and T-shirts. Have a great weekend.

08 September 2006

Back to the Chair

I’ve got a dentist appointment today. You won’t see me in the store. After four or so hours in the chair, I think that I will be ready to rest a little. I don’t like doctors. I really don’t like dentists. All of them over schedule and make you wait not only to see them but also once your in the room. The hardest part is the waiting. Well, the waiting and the drilling in the other room.

I think I’ll do some afternoon reading. It’s a very rare day when I am home by 12:00 PM. Heck, I might even put a movie in and drift away. Evening activities are out, that is all right because sometimes it’s nice to have a Friday night to sit at home. It makes you appreciate the ones that are spent with friends and family all the more. By Saturday, I think that I should be able to speak without too much of a problem. Guess we’ll find out tomorrow.

The Yogurt Flavors: Chocolate Decadence, World Class Vanilla, Chocolate Banana, Butterscotch, White Chocolate Raspberry and Vanilla Malt.

Friday Fun Fact: Johnny Cash never spent time in prison. Though the Hall of Fame rock ‘n’ roller admits to doing a few overnights in jail for raucous behavior, he never did hard time at Folsom or San Quentin-though he is famous for his live concerts at those penitentiaries.

Happy Birthday Wishes to Johnathan Taylor Thomas aka JTT or the love of many a young girl in the 1990's. You may remember him as Randy Taylor on Home Improvement. Want a free mini (4 oz) yogurt? (Limit one per person.) Give us the episode that JTT co-starred in on Veronica Mars.

I hope that everyone has a wonderful start to the weekend. I’ll see you tomorrow.

07 September 2006


Blogs and email both have an interesting short coming: A multi-post part post or email will present the last part first and the first part last. Google Gmail does a great job handling this by linking all of the emails in a thread and presenting them in proper order. Unfortunately, there is not a great way to do this with Blogs.

On one of my other Blogs, I am currently in such a dilemma. My post that I have been writing for the last few days is going to require a follow-up. I know that I can denote this by writing Continued or Part II as the title the second entry. I read wonderful blog today that has four parts and clearly noted each entry. Nevertheless, I read it backwards as I would imagine most people would. Oh well, such is life in the blogsphere.

The Yogurt Flavors: Chocolate Decadence, World Class Vanilla, Chocolate Banana, Butterscotch, White Chocolate Raspberry and Vanilla Malt. Today is $1.85 Cone Day (regularly $2.72).

Because of the Labor Day holiday, we will receive our shipment of bagels tomorrow. However, we do have all of the varieties available to you. If you need them today, do not hesitate. We will be happy to serve you.

We now have our Thanksgiving Order form available in the store and are now taking orders for the week of Thanksgiving which is only 10 weeks away.

It seems that most of our voting readers decided to stay in for Labor Day last weekend. I hope that everyone was able to enjoy the time off from work. As with most Monday holidays, Labor Day has me out of step this week. Today's poll asks The Better Three Day Weekend Is: Mondays or Fridays?

Thursday’s Motivator:

In the long run, we shape our lives, and we shape ourselves. The process never ends until we die. And the choices we make are ultimately our own responsibility.
-Eleanor Roosevelt (1884-1962) First Lady and humanitarian

I know that most of the readers don't follow sports. Thankfully, most of you allow me to write about them anyway. I have to mention that the second most impressive pitching feat in baseball was accomplished last night by a 22 year old Venezuelan rookie named Anibal Sanchez. In his 13th major league start, he throw the fourth No-Hitter in the history of the Florida Marlins. I was fortunate enough to see the final two innings. Congratulations to Anibal Sanchez and the Florida Marlins.

06 September 2006

Worst Winners Ever!

For the second week in a row, we had a small group at trivia night. Our limited brain power in regards to pop culture once again secured us a firm position at the bottom of the power rankings. It was a painful evening where even the waitresses took mercy on us in the final round and helped us with a few answers. Here is the best part-We won a 10 dollar gift certificate again! Apparently, the moderator enjoys watching us suffer for four straight rounds. This time he did say that we were horrible.

I mentioned the weather last week and I am so glad that I can mention it again this week. The weather last night was perfect and it looks like it is going to be great for September standards all week long. The cool breeze in the air last night made me excited for the up coming fall season.

The Yogurt Flavors: Chocolate Decadence, World Class Vanilla, Chocolate Banana, Peanut Butter, White Chocolate Raspberry and Vanilla Malt. Tonight, we have our Yogurt Special buy one, get one free special (limit one, no XL) from 6PM to 8PM.

Wacky Photo Wednesday:

Further proof that cats are crazy...entertaining.

Yesterday, there was an explosion in the comments section with 8 respondents to the quiz. Thanks for all of the replies. If you want to take the quiz and respond, it's never too late to leave a comment.

05 September 2006

A Friend In Need

This weekend was a wonderful weekend for me to catch up with friends. Yesterday, I was able to see my best friend who, though it seems like months on end, I have not seen in a month. It was good to be able to sit down and talk again. Many times there are difficulties in our lives, but it is great to know that we are able to turn to others to ask for help. I'd like to thank her for being my friend through everything because that friendship means so much to me.

It looks like this weekend’s rain will leave us for a short time to return again next weekend. Wasn't it great? It seemed like the perfect weather to cleanse and renew after so many months of dry, relentless weather. Three weekends in a row would be fantastic. I am thankful for the rain that we have received.

The Yogurt Flavors: Chocolate Decadence, World Class Vanilla, Chocolate Banana (after 7 PM), Peanut Butter (After 7 PM), White Chocolate Raspberry and Vanilla Malt.

Today, all UT Dallas Students get a free small yogurt when they show their UTD student ID card. If you are a student, tell your friends and join us today for your free yogurt.

Because of the Labor Day holiday, UPS will not deliver the bagels until Friday. Knowing this, we ordered extra last week so we have plenty available in the meantime.

Quiz Day: How Much Life Experience Do You Have?

You've Experienced 72% of Life

You have all of the life experience that most adults will ever get.
And unless you're already in your 40s, you're probably wise beyond your years.

Share your life experiences with us by leaving a comment. Remember, the best experiences are always yet to come. ;)

04 September 2006

Laboring Away on Labor Day

We are open from 12PM to 6PM on Labor Day. If you are traveling back today, we hope you have safe travel. If you are in-town, stop by and see us for a nice cool treat. I hope that everyone has had an enjoyable Labor Day weekend.

I spent Sunday with a group of old friends. The best thing about true friends is that time or distance never matters. When you step into a house filled with people who you have not seen for a good amount of time and everything in your lives has changed, it matters not because of the bond of friendship that exists throughout life. You simply reminisce about the old times, catch up with the new and move forward from there.

I hope that whether your Labor Day weekend was spent with your family or your friends, you had an enjoyable time and were able to relax for the week ahead.

The Yogurt Flavors: Chocolate Decadence, World Class Vanilla, Strawberry Shortcake, Chocolate Malt, Peach and Very Berry.

The Owner's Corner Tip of the Week will return next week. In place of it this week, here is a motivational message.

Seeds of faith are always within us; sometimes it takes a crisis to nourish and encourage their growth.-Susan Taylor Editor

Have a great Labor Day!

02 September 2006

Music to My Ears

Last night I got a chance go to the final rush event for my fraternity. It is a great time as the brothers get an opportunity to share what Kappa Sigma means to each of them. Of course, one of the fun things about events such as this is getting to see other alumni and catching up with everything going on in their lives. The hosts of the event are getting ready to have twins in the next two weeks and the father was proudly talking about having two new little Kappa Sigma boys. Some people can't understand why anyone would be somewhat active in a fraternity after college; I can't imagine it another way.

I've been enjoying the fruits of last weekend's labor all this week at work. The reorganization of my CD collection has greatly expanded the number of options that we have for music at the store. It's been a week of rediscovering Eisley, Peter Yorn, Depeche Mode 101, The Catherine Wheel, The Beatles and the Old 97's. I love music. It affects my mood as much as anything to hear music that I enjoy. I didn't realize how much I had been missing some of these albums until I heard them again.

The Yogurt Flavors: Chocolate Decadence, World Class Vanilla, Toffee Coffee, Chocolate Malt, Peach and Very Berry.

Remember that our monthly special is Crème Pies for $14.99 (regularly $19.99) We do have several on hand that you can come in and pick up for this weekend if you would like.

Your Saturday Distraction: Quick and Dirty Career Test

Your Career Personality: Brainy, Logical, and Efficient

Your Ideal Careers:

Book editor
Business manager
Civil engineer

Oddly enough, these are all things that I have thought about doing. It's pretty rare to find one of these things that can nail done all of the options across the board. Let us know what your results are by leaving us a comment.

The weather man was calling for rain all this weekend and that's OK because we need it. If we are fortunate, we may get the rain around our Labor Day weekend events. I hope that everyone has a wonderful time. We will be open on Labor Day from 12PM-6PM.

01 September 2006

Wild at Heart

Yesterday I made the comment that the hardest part of growing up is admitting that you’re grown up; however, the one thing about guys is that you can never completely take the little boy out of them. No where is this more evident than a baseball game. At the Rangers game last night, I was amazed at the number of 55 plus year old men that came with their baseball gloves in the hope of catching a foul ball on the first base side.

Perhaps the more amazing thing is that I did not have mine. I would have, but I am not quite sure where it resides after the move. I have to admit that the site of these guys coming to watch the greatest game just as eager to get a shot at a foul ball as a ten year old made me smile. We manage to grow up, but I'm glad that part of us gets to hold on to that little kid inside.

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

UPS was kind enough to deliver the rest of our bagel order today. We now have all of the bagels (Blueberry, White, Onion, Sweet Wheat, Cinnamon and Perfect 10) in stock as well as the English Muffins and Pita bread.

I believe that we have solved our latest problem with the email group. Please check your junk mail as it is coming directly from our IT guy rather than the store. The attachments were left off of the original message, but you should get a second message with the coupons and calendar later today. Thank you for your patience.

September Calendar: (click to enlarge)

Friday Fun Fact: The inventor of Jell-O sold the rights for $450 when the idea flopped. Though Peter Cooper-the builder of Tom Thumb, America’s first steam locomotive-took out the first patent for gelatin, it was a carpenter named Pearle Wait who invented Jell-O by adding fruit flavor to the recipe. Wait’s wife came up with the Jell-O name. But after failing to sell it door-to-door, Wait sold the rights to his next-door neighbor, Orator Francis Woodward, in 1899. Woodward hired a stylish sales force and advertised heavily. Within four years, Woodward was a millionaire. (This fact brought to you by the Fact or Crap daily calendar.)

Happy Birthday Wishes to Dorothy Ann Willis Richards. Mrs. Richards, as you may remember, was the Governor of Texas from 1991 to 1995. Want a free mini (4 oz) yogurt? (Limit one per person.) Give us the name of person who Mrs. Richards defeated in the 1990 election for governor.

The comments have been very light this week. You can tell that school is back in session. If you are traveling for the Labor Day holiday, have a safe journey and enjoy your time at your destination. If you are in town, we will of course be open for Labor Day from 12 PM to 6 PM.