27 November 2007

Photography

Yogurt Flavors: Chocolate Decadence, World Class Vanilla, Chocolate Banana, Coffee Royal, Raspberry Cheesecake, and Vanilla Malt.

Cone Day! All cones are $1.85 all day long (regularly $2.77).

We've got Christmas mostly set up in the store. For the next few days, you can catch a few early bird specials that are out there. Also, if you need something set up or shipped out for Hanukkah, we will be more than happy to take care of that for you. Hanukkah is December 4th-December 11th this year.

One of my responsibilities at the store is the maintenance of the on-line store. Today, I am taking care of the final holiday details. I came in a couple of hours early to take photos for the front page. I hope to be able to report that Christmas and Hanukkah are up on the front page as of tomorrow. To change the front of the page, we unfortunately have to call our web manager which can take a day or two to switch things over. Nevertheless, we should have it up and ready by the end of the work week.


In addition to photography for the store, I got to take some of the cat dressed up in a Santa hat last night underneath our Christmas tree. I'm hoping that they turned out well. The cat, while unappreciative, was cooperative much to my wife's surprise. We're going to get a digital disc of the photos. You can be assured that, if there is a good one in the bunch, I will post them on the blog.

My wife's final went well. We went out to celebrate at Topz burgers. There is something about that place that makes you want more when you finish. The turkey burgers are just that good. One of these days, I am going to branch out and try something else on the menu, but the turkey burger with cheddar cheese is a hard one to turn away. Of course, the sweet potato fries make the combo something extra special.

After the yummy burgers, we went to do a little shopping and came away with a pretty good deal at one of the stores. However, we were let down by Bed, Bath and Beyond. Out of all of the candles that they had, none of them were soy based. :( Because we have some cool winter candle holders that are looking to be filled, this led me to do an online search for soy candles. Here is the best website that I found. The only problem with shopping online is that you don't get to smell them before hand. Both of us are picky about the smell of the candle.

If you are not familiar with soy based candles, they are a much cleaner burning candle. Assuming that they are made with 100% soy and a cotton wick (some "soy candles" don't use these), they are a great alternative to paraffin wax which is petroleum based. While they are a little more costly, they do last about 30% longer than traditional candles. They have a nice strong flavor that is not overpowering. After picking one up this year on our honeymoon, I have become a convert.

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