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Ah, Football Season

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Blogger Special: Come in and mention the code word "redress" and get one free topping on your yogurt. (Limit one topping per person.)

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

We are open from 12 PM to 6 PM on Monday (Labor Day). The calendar and coupons will be posted on the blog on Monday.

Last night, Erica and I rediscovered why it is so much fun to live in our apartment during the school year. As we sit right across from the football field at Trinity Christian Academy, there is a bit of noise during game nights. It wasn't too bad because we went on a little mindless shopping at the grocery store after yoga. We didn't get home until close to 10 PM, and the games normally only run until 10:30 PM or 11 PM. Nevertheless, the blackout curtains helped to make it a more pleasant evening by blocking out the light and som…

Speeches and Picks

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Shake Day! All shakes are $3.69 today (regularly $3.93-$4.62) when you ask for the special.

We will be open on Labor Day from 12 PM to 6 PM.

Green Tip: Families share the need to get kids to and from school. Now's a good time to work out a fuel-saving car-pool plan with other parents in your neighborhood. Besides saving gas and greenhouse emissions, carpooling reduces the wear on cars and helps them last longer. [This tip brought to you by Page-a-Day calendar.]

Senator Obama finished out the convention last night with his acceptance speech. While I was not completely wowed by the speech itself, the spectical of 70,000 plus people filling Mile High Stadium was quite neat to see. I did think that the speech was an interesting departure in some ways from previous acceptance speeches put forward by the Democratic candidates. It will be interesting to see how Sen…

Historical Perspective

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Sierra deLite Day! Come in and get one of our top selling bakery products for only $3.25 today (regularly $4.50).

The bagels, pita and English Muffins have arrived. We have received a fresh shipment in of all varieties (Blueberry, Sweet Wheat, Cinnamon, Onion, White, and Perfect 10). Come in and stock up today for your Memorial Day weekend.

A measure of history was made yesterday at the Democratic National Convention. Barack Obama became the first African-American to become the nominee of either major political party. In a day that was filled with choreography that would make the finest of dance instructors proud, the nomination went quickly and smoothly when Senator Clinton called for everyone to unite behind Senator Obama for the nomination.

I have to say that I was mildly upset. I was hoping for a slightly better show of fireworks, but the party fai…

Slow Days

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You can tell that school is back in session. It always gets a little bit slower in the store when the school year starts back up. I guess it is something about getting back in to a new rhythm. After a couple of weeks, things seem to get back to normal around here. Then, we get caught up in all of the holiday preparations. In the meantime, we'll get some side projects done around here while we have some extra time.

Quiz Day: What Your Bed Says About You.



What Your Bed Says About You




Outward appearances are a concern of yours, but not your primary concern. You try to take care of yourself and your home, but it's not an obsession.

You try to be an organized person, but you often fall behind. Certain parts of your life tend to fall into chaos.

You are very low maintenance…

Laboring Away

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We've come to the end of another month, and I am getting ready to make the calendar and coupons for the month of September. I've also got to get the work schedule done for the staff. As I was sitting down to write up the schedule, I remembered that Labor Day is Monday. Sugarless deLite will be open from 12 PM to 6 PM that day, but I won't be here. It's one of my automatic two day weekends that I get, and I always look forward to those.

I think that we are just going to have a lazy Labor Day weekend since both my wife and I are off of work. I'm going to try and get most of the house work done ahead of time. We might be do for a nice dinner date. Either way, it's just nice to have the extra day off.

Usually, the Labor Day weekend a…

Bye, Bye Beijing

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Cake Pieces! Come in and ask us for the special today to get up to two cake slices at 50% off the marked price.

Now that the Olympics are over, I'll have to find something else about which to blog. Sports always make for an easy blog entry. I enjoy most sports which makes them easy to write about. Most of the blogs are really just recaps anyways. Hence, there is little thought about what topic or how to talk about it. I would hate to bore everyone with constant sports coverage, and the writers at ESPN do a better job anyways. So, its back to the boring recaps of my everyday life.

This weekend reminded us that it was indeed still summer time. The heat returned after we had a wonderful stretch of cool, almost fall like, weather. Thankfully, it was not too hot, and the temperatures seem to be content to stay in the mid-to-upper 90's for the next week or so. It a…

New Game

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Yogurt Special! Buy one, get one free from 6 PM to 8 PM (limit one, excludes XL). Ask for the special.

Tomorrow: Coke Float Day! All coke floats are on sale for $2.99 (regularly $4.62) when you ask us for the special.

The Olympics are getting ready to come to a close, and a new game is getting ready to take the place of this grand sporting event. It's a game that combines the best of a marathon, the tenacity of boxing, the skill of the balance beam, and the showmanship of synchronized swimming. That's right; it's election time.

With the conventions just around the corner, the first salvo was fired today. Barack Obama has chosen his Vice-Presidential candidate and is announcing his choice in a press conference later today. Senator Joe Biden will be announced at 2 PM today at the state Capital in Springfield, Illinois.

Next week, the Democratic Convention wil…

Age Limit?

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50% off the Sale Rack! All items on the sale rack, the lower two shelve on the white rack in the center of the store, are on sale today for 50% off their lowest marked price. Get some great savings today!

Green Tip: Think your electronics and appliances are turned off? Probably not. Hair dryers, phone chargers, TVs, computers and other devices use energy for display clocks and memory chips all the time. These hidden energy drains account for 5 percent of total domestic energy consumption and send 18 million tons of CO2 into the atmosphere each year. Unplug them-or make it easier on yourself by connecting them to a surge protector and flipping the switch off. [This fact brought to you by Page-a-day calendar.]

The FIG and the IOC is facing an Olympic size task in their inquiry into the age of He Kexin, Jiang Yuyuan, Li Shanshan, Deng Linlin and Yang Yilin. He, who is the…

School Time

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UT Dallas Day! UT Dallas starts back-to-school today. To lessen the pain, we're offering a free small yogurt to any UTD student who shows us their student ID at check out.

The Olympic glory is starting to fade a little. My main interests in these games were the swimming and the gymnastic compotetions. I've now got my free time back since those have been completed. I still follow the news in print, but I am no longer glued to the TV. Nevertheless, the games did manage to increase my television (non DVD's) watched time to about 31 hours this year. Twelve hours of Olympics is enough.

With my craving for Olympic coverage fading, I've been able to get some things accomplished this week. It's been a week devoted to getting my car back in top shape. It's got four new tires and will soon have an oil change and an alignment. Cars are such a great joy to …

Un-Timely

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Parfait Day! Ask for the special and get our delicious parfaits for only $2.99 today (regularly $3.99).

Sonny Bryant's is having a birthday special today. You can get any of their BBQ sandwiches for only $2.99 (limit two per customer) today. This is for all of their locations in the metroplex. If you're a BBQ fan, this is a great lunch or dinner option.

One of the unfortunate things about having the Olympics halfway across the globe is the issue of time. Apparently, I blogged the results yesterday before the events aired on television. I've been pretty careful not to do this, but these things do happen. In our 24/7 information world, it is harder and harder to be a sports fan that sequesters themselves aside to watch the game later.

Quiz Day: What Role Do You Play?



You Are the King




You are natural leader. You like to rule, and people like to be ruled by you.

Golden

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Shawn Johnson got her gold yesterday on the balance beam with a winning score of 16.225. In the last event for the women, she went out and gave a stellar performance to get her a gold medal to go along with her three silvers. Her teammate Nastia Liukin got the silver. The two medals put the USA team above the Chinese team with 8 medals to 6 medals. Congratulations ladies.



Also, Jonathan Horton from Houston took the silver medal yesterday in the high bar competition. He was just barely edged out by China's Zou Kai. A little spark plug of his own, Jonathan flew around the bars and put on a spectacular routine, but the new scoring system gave the edge to Zou because his routine had slightly more difficult elements.

Now we move on to a lot of the team sports such baseball, basketball, softball, v…

The Ocho

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By three cases of Gnu Flavor and Fiber bars today (48 bars) and get a free 15 dollar yogurt gift card on us.

We have received a shipment of Gnu bars and PB2 today.

The Olympics, which started on 08-08-08, ended with 8 gold medals for USA swimmer Michael Phelps this weekend. His dominating performances along with amazing finishes in two races produced a new level of champion. Congratulations to his teammates in the relays who all performed at their top levels to secure three gold medals. Congratulations to Mr. Phelps for his unbelievable determination. (In case you missed it, here is a link to video for all 8 races.)

Now that the Michael Phelps show is finished, we can see that there are actually other Olympians on team USA. Two of them with a lot of focus on their performances are Shawn Johnson and Nastia Liukin. Both are putting on wonderful shows at the Olympics, but both came …

Will To Win

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Phelps looked human last night for most of the 100-meter butter fly, but he put in a superhuman effort to win. He touched ahead of Cavic of Serbia by 0.01 seconds. That's as close as it gets. It's possible that Phelps is starting to get a little tired. Or, it's possible that other swimmers such as Cavic are starting to get a little tired of Phelps winning. However, it didn't matter when the scoreboard flashed. Phelps had won his seventh gold and tied Mark Spitz's record. With one more race and win, Michael Phelps will be the only Olympian to win 8 gold medals in one Olympic games cycle.

In other Olympic news, Usain Bolt of Jamaica destroyed the previous 100-meter dash record on his way to gold. I should say that he would have …

Going Commando

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Cake Loaves Weekend! Ask for the special to get your cake loaves for $14.99 this weekend (regularly $19.99). If you need a particular variety for Saturday or Sunday, please have your order in by 5 o'clock today.

We got in our shipment of Galaxy Granola today. We have both the Not Sweet Vanilla and the Not Sweet Cinnamon granola on hand.

Nastia Liukin from Parker, Texas has brought the all-around individual gold medal for womens' gymnastics back to Texas for the second time this century. Help us celebrate her big win for the USA and Texas by telling us her overall first place score today before 5 PM. The payoff, you get a free Chocolite chocolate or protein bar. Happy hunting!

Green Tip: Yes, You Can! Aluminum cans are a recycling success story; there's nothing like an economic incentive to motivate change. While you won't get paid for steel cans, in many places you c…

On the Homefront

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Brownie Special: Get any two brownies or other bakery items priced at $3.49 for only 5 dollars today when you ask us for the special. (Limit 4 items.)

As mentioned yesterday, the bagels were not shipped this week because of a line issue at Western Bagel. We do have plenty available in our store for this weekend.

The management group that has taken over our apartments seems to be doing a lot of things to improve them. In addition to giving a half month of free rent for lease renewals, they have undertaken an exterior upgrade project and are building a new fitness center. They are also more responsive to the needs of the tenants. And, the new manager of the property will actually speak with the residents. The last point is the one that was the kept us at the apartments.

The one problem that we are having, however, is with our air conditioner. The ants have eaten through t…

5 for 5

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Get any three bagels out of the freezer for $9.99 today. (Limited to quantity on hand.) Don't forget to ask us for the special when checking out.

Bagel Note: Western Bagel is not shipping this week. Their production line is not running. They should deliver next week. We do have a good number of extra bagels to get us through the weekend, so don't feel shy about coming in to pick up your breads.

If you've been following the Olympics, then you know that today's title doesn't refer to an Arby's special. Rather, it's all about Michael Phelps' five gold medals in five tries with 5 World Records to go along with each medal. It's about a person who is competing at such a level that it would be scary if it wasn't so much fun to watch.

Aside from his two new world records, one of which came in the 800M freestyle relay where the USA team turned in …

Olympic Glory

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

Over the last year, we have been doing as much as we can to reduce our waste at the store. We have switched to recycling or reusing the cardboard boxes that we get into our store. We've recycled or reused close to half a ton so far this year. We also have made an effort to recycle the cans and bottles that are used by the staff during the day.

Now, we're letting you help. Our monthly calendar that was previously available at the check-out counter and on our blog will now be available exclusively on our blog at the beginning of each month. We will keep a copy on the counter so that you may always check it when you come in to the store, but if you are looking to plan out your month ahead of time, give the blog a check…

Best Finish Ever?

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Chocolite Bonus Day! By any three cases of Chocolite products (48 bars total) and get a 10 dollar yogurt gift card on top of your case savings.

Olympic Freebie: Tell us the time differential between the first place USA 4x100M freestyle relay team and the second place French team to get a free small yogurt (one per customer).

My friends and I played trivia last night at Trinity Hall, but I found myself frequently distracted by the Olympic coverage that was on the big screen directly in front of me. During trivia, the women's gymnastics team looked very human with mistakes that seemed to compound each other. However, they pulled it together in the end and qualified for the team finals in second place behind the host team.

When we got home from trivia, the 400M freestyle relay was just getting ready to begin. What a race it was! The build up to the race saw the Fr…

Swimming Up Stream

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Michael Phelps has started his quest for Olympic Glory. He is attempting to win 8 gold medals over the next 17 days. Already, he is one of the most impressive athletes on the planet, but this could put him into a category all by himself. He would be, in my opinion, the greatest athlete of all time with 8 wins in these games. This would bring his total to 14 gold medals.

Even if he does not get all 8, it would still be unbelievable to have him win 6 or 7 more golds. However, it is not an easy task. ESPN has an article that handicaps his quest for 8. In reading it last night, I realized just how hard it is to do what he is attempting to do. I don't follow the Olympics very closely, but I will follow this journey. So, if you're not doing the Tivo thing and trying to stay away from al…

Who 2

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08.08.08-The Olympic Games Begin! Check the blog during the Olympic Games for occasional blog only special. There are no set dates for these special. They will occur randomly throughout the games.

Green Tip: Sooner or later, all batteries, even rechargeables, bit the dust. When they do, you'll want to keep them out of the landfill, where they may leach acids and heavy metal pollutants into the soil and groundwater. Look for centers that recycle them instead, and buy only the types that you know your center handles. Do Your Part: The Earth 911 website includes an easy-to-use locator for batter recycling sites. You can search by town or zip code for a location near you. [This fact brought to you by Page-a-Day calendar.]

We finished season two of Doctor Who last night. It was sad. Overall, the season was very good. The new doctor, David Tennant, did a great job. I …

In a New York Minute

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If you're a member of the Yogurt Club, then come in today and use your card to get a small yogurt for only $1.27. Or, upgrade your size and we'll take $1.50 off of any size yogurt. (Limit one discount per card.) If you're not a member of the Yogurt Club, ask us how to join and start saving over 15% off of your yogurt purchases.

The bagels, pita, and English Muffins are in stock. We have all varieties available. Come in today or tomorrow for the best selection. Don't forget the bonus buy pricing.

Brett Favre has left the building. It seems that after months of coverage, this story is finally going to end with Favre getting traded to the NY Jets. I don't really care anymore. I started to loss respect for Favre when he wanted back. When you retire from a job, you should stay retired. When you leave a team that you have been with for 14 seasons, you d…

Buzztime

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Parfait Day! All parfaits are on sale today for $2.99 (regularly $3.99). Ask us for the special and save 25% off of one of our most popular low calorie desserts.

Yesterday, we got in a massive shipment of the Baja Bob drink mixes. We now have every variety on hand. (We got in lots of the Original flavor.)

We tried a different type of trivia last night at Buffalo Wild Wings in Plano. The trivia, run by National Trivia Network, is called Buzztime. Each of us competed as individuals with an electronic device that records the answers that are imputed and instantly shows the results on the screen. It's fun to see your name pop up on the screens when you're winning.

The nice thing about the trivia is that, while you are competing against everyone else at the location, the location as a whole is competing against the other locations that are participating. There…

Pepper Roast

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Cone Day! All cones are only $2.08 today (regularly $$2.77) when you ask for the special. Come in and grab a cone to cool down on this hot summer day.

We have gotten in our shipment from California Pepper Plant. We now have our Chipolte sauce back in stock.

Sometimes, I see recipes in the Eating Well magazine that we carry in the store that look really good. I usually like to try these at home. We have discovered a few staples to our monthly meals by flipping through the pages of the magazine. I decided to try the roasted bell pepper recipe that was in last months edition last night.

Roasting the peppers at 450 in the oven and turning them every 7 minutes was easy. Letting them steam for 10 minutes was simple. Cutting and pealing them over the course of the next 20 minutes was not so much fun. The upside is that we have some wonderful roasted bell peppers for dinner l…

Early Morning

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Cake Piece Special: Come in and ask for the special to get any cake piece for 50% their regular price (limit 2).

The good thing about running in the morning is that, if you wake up early enough, it is actually tolerable. Unfortunately, I was was only up early enough for the first part of my run. By the second stretch, the Sun had started its climb and the temperature started to rise. Nevertheless, the run went well and it should be part of my new morning schedule which I am slowly adjusting to.

Sunday ended up being a bit more relaxing than we planned as both Erica and I slept through our alarms on Sunday morning. The rest of the day was spent in Arlington celebrating Erica's grandfather's birthday. We had a wonderful dinner at the Candlelite Inn and then relaxed at her parents home. After we got home, we did a little house keeping and finally got both of our …

Inflexible

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Sierra deLite bars are on sale today! Come in an get one of these ever so tasty trail mix bars for only $3.25 when you ask us for the sale price (regularly $4.50). If you already know how good they are, then stock up by purchasing multiples. They keep great on your counter for up to 5 weeks and they are perfect in the freezer for several months.

I'm not quite sure how long it has been since I've done yoga, but I know that it has been at least 16 months. Last night, Erica and I went to class. It was her first session. She said that she enjoyed it. Of course, she starts with a more flexible body than mine. While I enjoyed it, the time off translated to a return to my pain days. Thankfully, I've continued to do some of the positions in the off months, but most of the ones dealing with the legs just went to show how much I needed to continue the yoga.

Here is Yog…

Big Deal

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Shake Day! Come in and get one of our great shakes for only $3.69 when you ask for the special today (regularly $3.93-$4.62). Pick from over 20 different varieties to help you beat the heat.

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Green Tip: Keep a plant on your desk. House plants can abate rising levels of indoor air pollution at the office. Research from NASA shows that many plants are useful in absorbing harmful gases, cleaning the air in modern buildings. Do Your Part: For a list of the ten most effective plants for removing formaldehyde, benzene, and carbon dioxide, see this site. [Brought to you by Page-a-Day calendars.]

I stand corrected about Manny Ramirez not being traded. In a three way trade that most of us who follow baseball never thought could happen, Manny got sent to the Dodgers. This additional bat should help the Dodgers a…