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NBA's Dream Ticket

Yogurt Flavors: Chocolate Decadence, World Class Vanilla, Grasshopper (Mint Flavor), and Mocha Fudge.

All non-jelly American Spoon Products are 50% off when you ask for the special.

Check back with us on Monday for the Calendar and Coupons.

The NBA had its dreams come true last night when the Boston Celtics finished off the Detroit Pistons to advance to the NBA Finals. This sets up the ideal match-up of the LA Lakers and the Boston Celtics, the 11th time that they have met in the finals. These two storied franchises will start their quest for the NBA's top prize this week. The ratings should deliver a win for the NBA as these two teams duke it out with a titanic matching of star power. I might even watch a game or two. Of course, if the Mavericks hadn't flaked out so early, I might have watched even more.

It's hard to believe that in two weeks time, I'll be out on vacation to Pensacola, Florida. There will actually be three weekends that you won't see me in the store t…

Neutrality

Yogurt Flavors: Chocolate Decadence, World Class Vanilla, Grasshopper (Mint Flavor), and Mocha Fudge.

50% off the lowest marked price on the sale rack items today! Get some great deals on chocolates, candies, and snacks.

The bagels have arrived! We've gotten in our shipment of fresh bagels, pita, and English Muffins. All varieties are on hand. Don't forget to get yours for the weekend.

Green Tip: These days it's all but impossible to live a life free of carbon emissions. Many people and organizations are working against this reality by participating in programs where they can purchase green credits "offsetting" the pollution they create. These credits may be donated to wind farms, solar installations, and energy-efficiency projects with negative carbon production.

Do Your Part: To learn more, visit a website like www.carbonfund.org/site or www.myfootprint.org; the latter includes a quiz to help you determine your consumption "footprint" on the earth. [Brou…

High Speed Ahead

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Yogurt Flavors: Chocolate Decadence, World Class Vanilla, Grasshopper (Mint Flavor), and Mocha Fudge.

Cone Day: All cones are $2.08 when you ask for the cone special.

Because of Memorial Day, the bagels, pita, and English Muffins will arrive tomorrow.

After a few years of tolerating dial-up at work, we are getting ready to take a bold step into the world of DSL next week. AT&T has finally dropped the business prices to reasonable levels. When they first made DSL available last year, the prices were much to high for small businesses. Now, they are closer to the residential levels. Soon, we will see a productivity boon as we limit the time that is spent waiting for things to download and upload on our websites. :)

Thursday Comic:

Blood Diamond

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Yogurt Flavors: Chocolate Decadence, World Class Vanilla, German Chocolate Cake, and Blueberry Cheesecake.

Today's special: All Corn Appetite items are 50% off today when you ask for the special pricing. Come in and get your Kettle Korn fix.

Another reminder: The bagels, pita, and the English Muffins will be in on Friday this week.

The last few weeks have been pretty busy, so I have not been able to keep up a constant rotation in my Netflix box. I think that with last nights viewing, I might be back on track until the very busy month of June comes. With all of the vacation time in that month, it will be hard to keep up. I guess the trade off is that I'll be on vacation. I can live with that.

The movie that I watched last night was Blood Diamond. Put simply, this is one of the best films that I've seen in the last five years. Not only does this film work as an entertaining movie, but it also delivers a very powerful message about the plight of many parts of Africa by presenti…

The Day After Lazy

Yogurt Flavors: Chocolate Decadence, World Class Vanilla, German Chocolate Cake, and Blueberry Cheesecake.

Cake Pieces: All cake pieces are 50% off today when you ask for the special price. (Limit two pieces per person.)

A quick note on bagels: We will receive our shipment on Friday instead of Thursday because of the holiday this week.

Did everyone have a good Memorial Day? We had a great day. Although, the night left something to be desired. It was nice to have a two day weekend thrown into the mix. Since my wife and I both had it off, we got be lazy together.

Sunday, we had a fantastic time at a Murder Mystery party where it turned out that I was one of the killers. Thanks to Holly, Dave, Becky, and Jack for all of their hard work and effort in putting it together and making it run. It's a rare day when we get to relax with all of our friends.

Monday, Erica and I got up late and had low carb peanut butter pancakes with chocolate syrup. The apartment was a little warm after brunch, …

Memorial Day

Yogurt Flavors: Chocolate Decadence, World Class Vanilla, German Chocolate Cake, and Blueberry Cheesecake.

Memorial Day: We are open 12 PM to 6 PM. We also have a great offer for our Yogurt Club members. When you put any amount of 50 dollars or more on your Yogurt Club Card, we will give you a 20% bonus instead of the regular 10%, and you still get your free small yogurt.

Sugarless deLite would like to remember all of those who have served our country on this Memorial Day. For those who have fallen, we will not forget. Thank you for your ultimate sacrifice.

Holiday Weekend-We're Open

Yogurt Flavors: Chocolate Decadence, World Class Vanilla, German Chocolate Cake, and Blueberry Cheesecake.

Yogurt Special: Buy one, get one free from 6 PM to 8 PM tonight (limit one, excludes XL). Please ask for the special.

Tomorrow: Coke floats for only $2.99 (regularly $4.62).

Memorial Day: We are open 12 PM to 6 PM. We also have a great offer for our Yogurt Club members. When you put any amount of 50 dollars or more on your Yogurt Club Card, we will give you a 20% bonus instead of the regular 10%, and you still get your free small yogurt.

Hopefully, everyone has got some good plans for Memorial Day weekend. My wife and I have a very busy day tomorrow. We've got a Murder Mystery birthday bash planned for the afternoon and early evening. Neither of us have every done one of these, so it should make for an interesting day. Late in the evening, we've got a grill out with my fraternity brothers. On Monday, we are going to relax.

Meanwhile, the weather looks like it might put a sma…

Carbon Badge

Yogurt Flavors: Chocolate Decadence, World Class Vanilla, Chocolate Banana, and Roasted Almond.

Cone Day! Tell us you want the special price and get your cone for only $2.08 before tax.

Yesterday, we got in our shipment from Dixie Diner. We are now restocked on all of the items that we were out of including the Blueberry and Creme Muffin Mix, the Bakesquick Mix, the Maple Oat Granola, and the Apple Cinnamon Hot Cereal.

We also got in several new items from them: Lemon Meringue Pie Mix (includes the filling, crust, and the topping), Yellow Snackin' Cake Mix, Strawberry and Creme Muffin Mix, and a Bun and Roll Mix for those holiday cook outs.

Green Tip: The old recommendation that leftover and expired medicines be flushed down the toilet has been superseded. The EPA says many drugs are unchanged by wastewater treatment, so they may harm fish and encourage development of drug-resistant germs. Finishing all of the medicine eliminates the issue, and it's almost always recommended by t…

Indy Weekend

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Yogurt Flavors: Chocolate Decadence, World Class Vanilla, Chocolate Banana, and Roasted Almond.

Today's Special: Receive one dollar off of all Baja Bob's mixes when you ask for the special price. It's a great day to stock up for the Memorial Day holiday.

The bagels, pita, and English Muffins have arrived! The bagels (Blueberry, Sweet Wheat, Cinnamon, Onion, White, and Perfect 10), the white and wheat pita, and English Muffins are currently in stock. Great options for Weight Watchers®.

Tonight, the New Indiana Jones movie will be released. While I'm looking forward to seeing this one, Erica and I are going to wait a few weeks until my parents come in town so that we can see it as a family. Whatever the final reviews are, we'll still go to see it. The point of an Indiana Jones movie is never to have a work of art, but a work of entertainment. I think that it will be able to live up to that standard.

In honor of it's release, here are a series of comic strips from Br…

The Only Constant Is Change

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Yogurt Flavors: Chocolate Decadence, World Class Vanilla, Chocolate Banana, and Roasted Almond.

Sierra deLite Bars: Ask for our special and get these wonderfully tasty bars for only $2.99 today (regularly $4.50).

I'm not sure if it is a by product of being an adult, but things sure do seem to be changing more rapidly in the world than they did when I was younger. I lived the first 13 years of my life with the Cold War. After that, I saw the rise of the Pax Americana. Nevertheless, the year 2000 and onward gets a little bit blurry. Things are constantly in flux.

If you look around in the last year alone, we've had a crazy election cycle for both major parties, changes in Russia's stance towards the West, economic crisis in the housing and banking industries, economic goldmines in the commodities markets, one Castro out and another softer Castro in Cuba, natural disasters in Asia, etc. I think part of what happens is that you start to look beyond yourself when you get older. Th…

Sophmore Slump

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Chocolite Bars: Mix and match any three caddies of Chocolite bars and chocolates (48 total) and get a free ten dollar yogurt gift card today.

I finally got to rest last night after dinner. Going to bed before 10 PM is a rarity for me, but getting 11 hours of sleep is even more rare. Nevertheless, the busy nature of the weekend compelled me to sleep or get sick. Sleep sounded like more fun than any potential illness that might arise. Of course, the odd side effect of getting that much sleep is that you always feel tired when you awake from the monstrous slumber.

When I check the box office take from the weekend, I was surprised to see that The Chronicles of Narnia: Prince Caspian only took in 56.6 million on its opening weekend, but I do have an idea why. We went to go see it on Saturday. Both Erica and I very much enjoyed the first one, but these were our reservations about the follow-up.

The second movi…

At Least It's a Good Tired

Yogurt Flavors: Chocolate Decadence, World Class Vanilla, Peach, and Cappuccino.

Brownie Special: Buy 2 brownies for 5 dollars when you ask us for the special (regularly #3.49 each). Limit 2.

We got news last week that the yogurt machine is now in Italy or, at least the part we need, is there. It was supposed to ship out at the end of the week. Hopefully, we will have all three machines operating again by the day after Memorial Day.

Speaking of Memorial Day, we will be open from 12 PM to 6 PM next Monday for the Memorial Day celebration. There is also a bonus reward for Yogurt Club Members.

This weekend was a flurry of activity. My wife surprised me with some very thoughtful and loving gifts on Saturday. One of them was a wonderful charity that she found called from Feed Projects called Feed 100. The bag that results from the purchase of the charitable contribution served as my gift bag for the other gifts that she gave me. I thought it was very creative and very cool.

Of all the things …

30

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Blogger Special: Give us the answer to the following trivia question and get a free small yogurt (one per person). What country signed their Constitution on this date in 1814?

It's official: I'm old. At 6:55 AM, in the midst of my sleep, I turned 30 this morning. Thankfully, I was able to celebrate it last night at the Bavarian Grill with my friends. I enjoyed having time to sit back and relax. I'd like to send out a big thank you to everyone who came out to watch me once again attempt to play the birthday bells. Also, a big thank you to my wife for her love and support and the excellent dinner. :)

After work, Erica and I are going to see the new Narnia movie and have a nice dinner. I'm pretty sure that I got her to agree to watch some anime with me too. I also get to open my birthday present and card. Tomorrow, I get to enjoy the coolest birthday present ever: Radiohead in Dallas! I'm re…

Tip Time

Yogurt Flavors: Chocolate Decadence, World Class Vanilla, Peach, and Cappuccino.

Parfait Day! All parfaits are only $2.99 (regularly $3.99) today if you ask for the special.

Green Tip: Here are a couple of natural alternatives for you home.

Moth Repellents: Mothballs contain toxic naphalene or paradichlorobenzene; they should be disposed of only through a licensed hazardous waste handler or a municipal hazardous waste collection program. Avoid buying them in the first place by protecting clothes in closed bags. Also try these aromatic moth repellents: cinnamon sticks, bay leaves, or whole cloves wrapped in cheesecloth.

Weedkillers:

There's no need to resort to commercial herbicides to get rid of weeds awakened by warmer spring weather. Squirt them with lemon juice or vinegar, or scald them with boiling water. (The toughest ones may need two applications.)

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Happy Birthday Wishes to Pierce Brendan Brosnan. Mr. Brosnan is well known for his roles as …

Cleaned Up

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Yogurt Flavors: Chocolate Decadence, World Class Vanilla, Banana, and Pecan Praline.

Cone Day! All cones are only $2.08 today (regularly $2.77) when you ask for the Cone Day special.

I was a little nervous about my trip to the dentist this morning. After the big work that I had done on my teeth two years ago, I've been pretty religious about the flossing and routine cleanings and check-ups. However, I let it slid to twice the normal length between cleanings this time.

Nevertheless, my work at home has served me well. For the forth time in a row, I've had a check-up without a cavity. :) Given my track record, this is a very good report. I'm hoping that this is a new trend. I, of course, will do my part to continue down this path. It makes my check-ups much more palatable.

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From Across the Pond

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Yogurt Flavors: Chocolate Decadence, World Class Vanilla, Banana, and Pecan Praline.

Yogurt Club Bonus: If you are a member of the Yogurt Club, then you can get a small yogurt for only $1.27 today when you ask for the Yogurt Club Special. If you want a medium, large or XL, we'll take $1.50 off of any of those sizes for you. Limit one per card member.

On the days that we actually get it here, I try to flip through the Dallas Morning News Quick. You never know what you are going to find in the margins of the paper. Today's copy had an interesting side blurb on page 9 about religious persecution. Arwel Wynne Hughes, who attacked a Jedi church in Wales while he was dressed as Darth Vader, received mercy from the court today and will not have to serve jail time.

If you want the video, click here for the BBC's original coverage.

Quiz Day: What Element Is Your Body?



Your Body's Element is Air




You are competitive, assertive, and dominant.
You live to win, and it really makes you an…

Old 97's Seventh Time Around

Yogurt Flavors: Chocolate Decadence, World Class Vanilla, Banana, and Pecan Praline.

Cake slices are 50% off today. Just ask for the cake slice special and get up to 2 cake slices for half of their regular price.

In the last month, I've actually bought 6 albums. I haven't bought to many albums since I've been married, but there have been some really good ones that have come out recently. Today, one of my favorite bands releases their newest effort. The Old 97's are putting out Blame It on Gravity, and I will pick up my copy today.

We've got tickets for their show in Dallas at the House of Blues on May 31st. In the meantime, I'm sure that my wife and I will keep ourselves entertained by listening to the new album and learning the new songs. If I wasn't already set to go see Speed Racer tonight with one of my friends, I would certainly be at the CD release party down at the Granada Theater at 7 PM tonight. Outside of their music, the greatest thing about the Old…

Enchanted Weekend

Yogurt Flavors: Chocolate Decadence, World Class Vanilla, Banana, and Pecan Praline.

Cookie Time: Tell us you want today's special and get a Baker's Dozen assorted cookie box for only $12.99 (regularly $16.99).

Our yogurt machine seems to really be enjoying its vacation, but we do expect it to report back to work by the end of this week.

I hope that everyone had a happy Mother's Day. We were pretty busy in the store last week getting orders together and sending them out. Thankfully, I was able to get in some good old-fashioned rest and relaxation this weekend. We didn't go to see my in-laws, so we just kind of lounged around on Sunday.

We did some lounging on Saturday night too. We sat down and watched Enchanted. This is one good Disney film. If you are looking for something for the whole family, I would recommend this as a rental anytime. Starting out as an animated film, it makes its way into the physical realm by way of a little magic of course. We follow the journey …

Not So Fast...

Yogurt Flavors: Chocolate Decadence, World Class Vanilla, Strawberry Shortcake, and Maple Nut.

Yogurt Special: Buy one, get one free from 6 PM to 8 PM (limit one per customer, no XL). Must ask for the special to receive your free yogurt.

The second of the big summer movies came out yesterday. Speed Racer is supposed to be a blockbuster, but the reviews have been somewhat tepid. Nevertheless, I have found a friend who is willing to go against the critics with me next week. If nothing else, the visuals on the big screen should be worthwhile. I don't think that I would get the same response from watching it on a TV screen. For the first time in a quite a while, a good portion of my entertainment budget will actually go to movies at the theater.

At one week away from the thirtieth birthday, I'm pretty much OK with the impending age change. It is what it is, and I can't change it short of altering my birth certificate or violating several laws of physics and biology. However, I di…

Direct Deposit

Yogurt Flavors: Chocolate Decadence, World Class Vanilla, Strawberry Shortcake, and Maple Nut.

Cone Day! All cones are $2.08 today (regularly $2.77). Don't forget to ask us for the cone special to receive the discounted price.

Yesterday, we stocked up on Forever stamps for the store. The stamp price goes up on Monday the 12th. So, today or tomorrow will be the last chance to get the 41 cent forever stamps.

Green Tip: We may not like to think about it, but a funeral offers a final opportunity to go green. Natural burials eschew the formaldehyde used in embalming and use biodegradable containers in place of concrete vaults and metal caskets. If you're serious about the idea, you may want to include details in your will. The website of the Funeral Consumers Alliance, www.funerals.org, can provide further information. (Do Your Part: Americans bury more than 800,000 gallons of embalming fluid and 30 million board feet of hardwood (including tropical woods) each year.) [Brought to you …

Comments from Ireland

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Yogurt Flavors: Chocolate Decadence, World Class Vanilla, Strawberry Shortcake, and Maple Nut.

Today's Special: Receive one dollar off any bag of Galaxy Granola (limit two, regular price $8.49). Please ask us for the granola special to receive the discounted price.

The bagels, pita, and English Muffins have arrived! The bagels (Blueberry, Sweet Wheat, Cinnamon, Onion, White, and Perfect 10), the white and wheat pita, and English Muffins are currently in stock. Great options for Weight Watchers®.

I'm pretty sure that yesterday's blog entry was the first one to receive a comment from someone in a foreign country. That's one of the weird things about the Internet, even when your a few thousand miles away, you're still next door. I'm sure that there is some type of transcendental thought involved here. Feel free to talk about this amongst yourselves.

I watched Kiss, Kiss, Bang, Bang this morning. It was a movie that I was interested in when it came out in the theater,…

Next Round Please

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Yogurt Flavors: Chocolate Decadence, World Class Vanilla, Peanut Butter, and Coffee Royal.

Sierra deLite bars are on sale today for $2.99 (regularly $4.50). Come in and try one of our top selling bakery items today.

This election cycle is certainly making for more late nights of following the news. The political theater refuses to lower the curtain, and political junkies like myself are left to watch the data pore across the screens. Heck, I even skipped a Netflix movie to finish out the cliff-hanger in Indiana. After all of the results were finalized, the Democratic race looks similar to what it did before yesterday-both sides are dug in and ready for a long fight.

Quiz Day: Flip Flop Test



What Your Flip Flops Say About You




You are a warm, friendly person who simply enjoys life.
You don't complicate things for yourself. Life is too short!
You have a super optimistic attitude, and you have figured out how to be happy.
Everyone wants to know your secret... and it's a lot more simple t…

Big Numbers

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Gnu Bar (Flavor and Fiber) Special: Buy two boxes (16 bars per box) and get a 10 dollar yogurt card for free.

One of the things that I normally check at the start of the week is a blog called The Weekend Gross. It is written by Steven Wong who covers the box office grosses for einsiders.com. Essentially, it covers the top ten at the box office for the previous weekend and will sometimes talk about other movie industry news.

This weekend saw some phenomenal numbers compliments of Iron Man. This superhero is certainly one at which to marvel. In the first entry for the franchise, it grossed over 100 million dollars in the US box office and added almost 100 million more on the world scene. 200 million in one weekend makes for a pretty good take. This is a film that I am looking forward to seeing, but am going to probably going to have to find someone other than my wife to go to see this one.

This summ…

There's Still Hockey

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Yogurt Flavors: Chocolate Decadence, World Class Vanilla, Peanut Butter, and Coffee Royal.

Brownie Special: Get 2 brownies for 5 dollars when you ask us for the special price. (Limit 4, must by purchase in multiples of 2.)

I don't really follow the Dallas Stars anymore. I haven't followed hockey since they went on strike a few years back, but I might have to later this week. It seems that the Stars have advanced to the Western Conference finals after a four OT win in the eight longest game in NHL history last night against the San Jose Sharks. At 5 hours and 14 minutes, there is no doubt that the hard core hockey fans at the American Airlines Center got the most for their money.

With the Mavericks done and the Rangers off being the Rangers, the Stars are really about the best sports option in town, unless you count Cowboys mini-camp. It's true that the Stars will face my perennial favorite hockey team in the form of the Detroit Red Wings, but I might have to pull for the Star…

Closing In

Yogurt Flavors: Chocolate Decadence, World Class Vanilla, Butter Pecan, Chocolate Mint.

Small 1oz caramels are on sale for 10 for $10 (regularly $1.49 each). These caramels are located at the register area and there are four different varieties.

It dawns on me at the beginning of each May that I am about to get another year older. Today, it struck me even harder. The impending doom of turning thirty in two weeks time. It's kind of difficult to believe. Among my group of friends that aren't in the Kappa Sigma, I'm one of the youngest. So, it makes it a little bit easier since I only have to worry about ribbing from my wife and one other friend. Of course, the younger guys in the fraternity could say something, but I've always been called an old man by them.

Thirty seems like an age of reflection. The other big age changes at 16, 18, 21, and 25 are all changes of liberation. You start to gain freedoms and rights. Slowly, you become an adult. (If not in actuality, then in t…

Natural Alternatives

Yogurt Flavors: Chocolate Decadence, World Class Vanilla, Butter Pecan, Chocolate Mint.

50% off the lowest marked price on all items on the sale rack. (Located on the back of the white wire rack in the center of the store-bottom two shelves.)

We had a little bit of excitement yesterday with the yogurt machine that typically hosts the chocolate and vanilla. Unfortunately, we will be down one machine for the next week. We are waiting on a new gear box. Until we get the part in and the machine is repaired, we will have chocolate and vanilla and two other flavors.

We got in a shipment of the Fior difrutta and the 50/50 pie shell crusts.

Green Tip: Tagua, a tropical palm tree, produces nuts that closely resemble elephant ivory in look, feel, and carving properties. The difference is that tagua is a renewable product that doesn't cost the lives of great animals. Buy tagua products and support a worthwhile alternative to the ugly trade in elephant tusks. (Do your part: Curios, chess sets, C…

Safe Travel

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

Cone Day! Ask for the cone special and get your yogurt cone for $2.08 (regularly $2.77).

The bagels, pita, and English Muffins have arrived! The bagels (Blueberry, Sweet Wheat, Cinnamon, Onion, White, and Perfect 10), the white and wheat pita, and English Muffins are currently in stock. Great options for Weight Watchers®.

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If you are one of our regular yogurt customers, then you will probably notice that our yogurt prices have gone up, effective today. At the beginning of 2008, the brand of yogurt that we carry had a significant increase in price. While we have held off on a price increase, the change in the base price of the yogurt in addition to subsequent increases in the price of spoons, lids, cups, transportation, and transaction costs associated with credit card purchases, has led to the need for this p…