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Booo!

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Last day to get your creme pies for only $14.99 (regularly $19.99).

Make sure to check out tomorrow's blog for the November calendar and coupons as well as a few big announcements.

Last chance to get out and vote early! The polls close at 7 tonight. Cast your vote now or be left standing in line when November 4th rolls around.

Green Tip: A number of mutual funds work to promote social responsibility while still earning investors returns that are at least respectable. Choosing such a fund can enable you to support responsible firms without the time and risk of making your own investments. Do Your Part: Some funds to consider: Calvert, Domini, Green Century, and Walden. [Brought to you by Page-a-Day calendar.]

I've got my Halloween costume on today, it's not a political statement. For those who know me, they would get a kick out the shirt since I am a well known inde…

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Yogurt Flavors: Chocolate Decadence, World Class Vanilla, Coffee Royal, Mocha Fudge, Egg Nog, and Banana Cheesecake.

Cone Day! Yogurt cones are only $2.08 today (regularly $2.77).

Bagels have arrived! We have all varieties on hand (Blueberry, Sweet Wheat, Cinnamon, White, and Onion) as well as the pita and English Muffins. Get your fresh breads today.

After a pretty good success rate with my pre-season and half-season picks, my post-season baseball picks did not hold up as well. The Phillies finished off the World Series last night with a 4-3 victory over the Tampa Rays. Once again, the World Series was decided in 5 games. The only real drama was the weather.

I'm a big baseball fan, but this is getting rather silly. It seems that the major drama is held in the League Championship Series. The World Series almost seems decided by the time a team takes a two game lead. This isn't the way it used to be. There should be some suspense involved in the October classic.

Despite the lack of…

Be Careful What You Ask For...

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UTD Special! All UTD students and staff can get a free small yogurt today by showing their ID. Upgrade to any other size for the difference.

At 6:45 this morning after running back and forth and doing all sorts of arm and leg exercises with a 12 pound bar for the better half of half an hour, I found myself muttering to my class mates in the back of the run that "I never thought I would say it, but I'm ready for some ab exercises."

It's as if the instructor heard me. As with the evil jinn of old, he granted my wish. Of course, he did so in a manner that made me wish that I hadn't uttered it. For the next 12 minutes, we focused on the abs with an intense strength. Nevertheless, I've gotten to the point in the workout that, while still tired, I can make it through without feeling like death. I do think, however, it might be the last time that I make …

RULE 4.12C

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Parfait Day! All parfaits are $2.99 today (regularly $3.99). Come in and enjoy this wonderful dessert today. Each one is only 3 points on Weight Watchers®.

Well, history was made last night in Philadelphia. It was, unfortunately, the type of history that no one in Major League Baseball wanted to make. For the first time in World Series history, a game was suspended. The weather forecast today doesn't do MLB any favors either since it is set to rain for most of the day. So, we're left with a 2-2 game in the bottom of the sixth to be continued at some point in the future. If the Rays make a comeback, we might be able to watch the World Series on a split screen as the election results roll in on November 4th.

I finally got around to using my Kiva.org gift certificate last night. Last Christmas, Erica was kind enough to get me a 25 dollar gift certificate to Kiva.org which…

Anyone Watching?

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Sierra deLite Day! All Sierra deLite bars are on sale for $3.25 today (regularly $4.50). Come in an enjoy as many as you like at this special price.

The last five days to take part in early voting start today. Here is a list of early voting locations in case you don't want to stand in line during the election day madness:

Dallas County

Collin County

Denton County

Tarrant County (PDF)

The Phillies have taken a 3 to 1 lead in the World Series that it seems no one is watching. I figured that this would be one of the lower rated series, but the ratings thus far have been even lower than I expected. I'm hoping that the Rays have some magic still left in them and can stretch the series out for a few more games. I'd hate to see another series decided in 5.

One thing that people, at least tweens, were watching this weekend was High School Musical 3. The film grossed 42 mill…

No PFT

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Yogurt Special! Buy one, get one free from 6 PM to 8 PM (limit one per customer, excludes XL).

Well, my mental build-up in preparation of the PFT was all for not. Apparently, the test is only given on the first and last (fourth) week of the program. So, I didn't get to test myself against my previous times. Since I should should be able to score even better with the longer prep time, I will have to readjust the numbers that I put forth yesterday.

The upside is that I was able to focus on my one mile run time. This daily ritual at the boot camp fitness program has seen a steady drop in time. My first run came in at 10:47. Then I dropped to scores or 9:48, 9:15, 8:46 and got to 8:31 today. I'm hoping to turn in a sub 8 minute mile by the end of the the first four weeks.

Unfortunately, the rest of the morning involved a wonderful spread of lunges and …

Still Alive

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50% off all sale rack items today. Come in and get some great buys on all items on the sale rack. We just reloaded it over the last few days, so you'll find some new things on there.

Green Tip: "Cradle-to-cradle" is a design paradigm that keeps products out of the landfill permanently. It's great to buy furniture made of recycled materials, but in some ways it's even better to buy furniture that can be recycled. The Celle work chair from Herman Miller, for example, is made up of 99 percent recyclable materials, and can be disassembled in less than five minutes.

Do Your Part: At www.hermanmiller.com and www.steelcase.com, check out two furniture manufacturers who have embraced the cradle-to-cradle idea in much of their office furniture.

I managed to survive the Thursday night workout session. I think that I am starting to get a little m…

May I Have Another?

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Cone Day! All yogurt cones are only $2.08 today (regularly $2.77).

Bagels have arrived! We have all varieties on hand (Blueberry, Sweet Wheat, Cinnamon, White, and Onion) as well as the pita and English Muffins. Get your fresh breads today.

We've also gotten in our shipment of Walden Farms. We now have all of the flavors back in stock. We have also gotten in their new Mayo product. We will test this one to see if we are going to continue to carry it.

One of the cool things about the boot camp workout program that I'm doing this month is that, while you sign up for three times a week, you can go to any additional sessions that you want to during the week. Since they have a Tuesday and Thursday class, I'm going to try throwing in an extra day this week by attending this evenings class. After five sessions of workouts, I'm starting to hurt less and f…

World Series Time

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Cheesecake Brownie Special! Come in today and ask for the special to get our wonderful cheesecake brownies for only $3.25 (regularly $4.50). This offer applies to any of our other cheesecake slices as well. Enjoy! Each one has only 2 Net Carbs.

This is what baseball fans live for throughout the year, but I have a feeling that, sadly, most of them won't be watching. The Rays and the Phillies match up tonight in Florida for game one of what just might be one of the lowest rated World Series matches of all time. This is most unfortunate.

I have to say that I personally find this match-up most intriguing. Two teams that weren't supposed to make it did, and they did so convincingly. The luster might be gone without the perennial powers (Yankees or Boston) or the old time favorites (Cardinals, Cubs, Dodgers), but the chance to see the worst team in baseball o…

Jury Duty

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Shake Day! All shakes are $3.69 today (regularly $3.93-$4.62).

We'll, if you don't see me today, it's because I've got my civic duty. I'm on stand-by today for jury duty. The worst part about it is that it is Dallas County. I've never actually been on a jury, and I think that it would be interesting to do so, but it never seems to be a good time. I guess that's why it's called our civic duty and not a pleasurable duty.

I guess the election time is a good time as any to be reminded that our citizenship goes well beyond our casting of a vote. As a good citizen, I'm ready to perform my duty. I have a feeling though that if I am picked to go down town, that I will not be picked for the jury itself. There in lies the rub of jury duty, it would be so much nicer if you knew that you had to do it without all of the maybes that exist in the cur…

800

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Brownie Special: Come in today and get our brownies 2 for 5 dollars (regularly $3.49 each). The offer is extended to any item in the bakery case that has a regular price of $3.49. Limit 4 total items.

Don't forget that early voting starts today! Here are a list of links for the four counties that constitute most of the Metroplex. Each link will give you a list of voting locations for that county. You should also be able to find answers to any questions about voting in the county in which you live. (Voting early might be a very good idea this year. Turn out is expected to be extremely high.)

Dallas County

Collin County

Denton County

Tarrant County (PDF)

As always, don't vote uninformed: League of Women Voters Guide (PDF)

This post marks the 800 blog for Sugarless deLite. Of these, I am pretty sure I am guilty of writing around 775 or more. It's been a fun exercise,…

PFT Time

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Chocolite Bars: Buy 3 cases (48 bars) and get a 15 dollar yogurt card.

*The Lemon is made with a new neutral mix. Let us know what you think. The nutritional content is very close to what we currently run.

So day three of the boot camp physical training saw us all taking our first crack at the Army Physical Fitness Test. Apparently, the instructors are all former Army and hold this test in the highest regard. Of course, the test is more or less the same from branch to branch. Here are my first week results :

2 Minute Mile: 20:59 (Score 17)
2 Minute Push-ups: 30 Count (Score 50)
2 Minute Sit-ups: 45 Count (Score 60)

(A score of 60 is the minimal passing score.)

I was a little bummed about my count in the sit-up category. I did them last night and got to 56. I think that, from now on, I'll take the Friday before off from any workout activities. Other than the lower count in the …

Roast!

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Sale Rack Special! Buy $30 worth of merchandise from the sale rack (white bookcase next to the candy bowls) and get $15 worth of free sale rack merchandise.

We have hot fudge back in stock for our yogurt toppings.

*This is a new Peanut Butter flavor that we are trying for the next two days. (The Lemon is made with a new neutral mix.) Let us know what you think. The nutritional content is very close to what we currently run.

Green Tip: Ask your mechanic about special tires with low rolling resistance to substantially improve your gas mileage. Auto makers put them on many cars as original equipment because the tires help them meet CAFE mileage standards. Find information (including a product list) at www.greenseal.org.

On a Ford Focus, fuel-saving tires can cut gas consumption a cool two miles per gallon. In California alone, a statewide switch would amount to an annual gas savings of 3…

Joe The Plummer

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Cone Day! All cones are $2.08 all day long (regularly $2.77).

Bagels have arrived! We have all varieties on hand (Blueberry, Sweet Wheat, Cinnamon, White, and Onion) as well as the pita and English Muffins. Get your fresh breads today.

*This is a new Peanut Butter flavor that we are trying for the next two days. Let us know what you think. The nutritional content is very close to what we currently run.

If I know one thing certain about the debate last night, it is that Joe is the new everyman. I came into the debate about 40 minutes into it and heard a confusing exchange about this average Joe. Humorous as it was, the debate did not survive past my drive home. Fifteen minutes of back-and-forth after the previous 6 weeks of back-and-forth was too much even for this poly sci geek. My only unanswered question of the night was whether or not Joe watched the whole thing.

After a day of …

Boot Camp

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I signed up for a morning boot camp physical fitness program this month. It meets three times a week, but you can add more days if you wish. After the first two meetings, I find myself saying, "What was I thinking?" Waking up at 5:15 AM to go get my butt whipped for an hour is not my idea of fun.

Nevertheless, the second day did go better than the first. That doesn't mean that it was easier by any token. The program is non-stop. From the moment we start, we are in constant action. Running, lifting, running, crunching, lifting, running, and so on until after forty minutes you are ready to be done. The only …

Just a Few Away

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Parfait Day! All parfaits are only $2.99 today (regularly $3.99). Come in or call us early since these tend to go very quickly.

The weather has been rather nice this month. With highs in the upper-80's to mid-80's for most of the start of it, October has been pleasant. We are supposed to have a minor cool front come through this evening which will see the high temperatures for the next few days top out in the upper-70's. Now were starting to talk about my type of fall weather. My favorite time during both the fall and the spring is when the day time temps are in the mid-70's and the evening temps are in the lower-50's. :)

The election is just a few weeks away now. Early voting starts next Monday for all of Texas. I will post on Monday's blog the information that you will need to partake in the early voting process for Dallas, Collin, Denton, and Tarrant Cou…

Back from San Antonio

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Sierra deLite Day! Get our wonderful Sierra deLite bars for only $3.25 today (regularly $4.50). Limited to quantity on hand.

We got in a shipment from Fior difrutta and Al Dente Carbo-Nada pasta today. We are restocked on all varieties of pasta.

It ended up be a very busy weekend with all the driving, but it was a wonderful wedding. The outdoor service up against the Riverwalk provided a great setting with the exception of the brief intrusion of the helicopters during the exchange of the vows. The reception featured a fantastic dinner spread and a lot of funny dancing complements of the groom's men.

I guess the most important thing about the weekend is that the wedding went well, but coming in a close second would have to be the Texas victory over Oklahoma. In a rare turn of events, I actually got to watch most of the game. Unfortunately, I did have to miss the fourth quarter…

San Antonio

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Yogurt Special! Buy one yogurt, get one free from 6 PM to 8 PM. (Limit one free yogurt per customer. Excludes XL.)

About the time that this blog is posted, I'll be getting ready to get ready for a wedding in San Antonio. That is, I will be watching TV as my wife and her sister start to get ready. Getting dressed to the 9's thankfully only adds 20 minutes to my usual routine. Since I am not in the wedding, I will be spared the tuxedo and will only have to ware my usual black suite. This will save about 5 minutes off the 9's time.

Since my wife is in the wedding party, she and her sister will leave to join them about 2 to three hours before the wedding. This leaves me with plenty of time to kill before the wedding and a nice suit to do it in. I'm not really sure what to do with myself. I'm kind of hoping to sneak in some college footb…

Clean Green

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50% Off the Sale Rack! Get 50% off the lowest price on all sale rack items. Remember, we have moved the sale rack to the white bookcase along the wall with the candy bowls. (Also, please note that a few of the items on the rack do have sugar in them. These are all clearly marked.)

Green Tip: Phosphates in laundry detergents can easily find their way into waterways, where they promote algae growth. This flourishing plant life consumes the oxygen in the water, leaving none for other plants and animal life. Look for phosphate-free detergents and dishwater soaps. (Both Costco and Sam's carry great options.) [Brought to you by Page-a-Day calendar.]

Happy Birthday Wishes to David Lee Roth. Diamond Dave is 54 today. The lead-singer, ex-lead-singer, lead-singer again of Van Halen has had a successful career both with and without the band. Personally, I was alw…

Arrangements

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

Bagels have arrived! We have all varieties on hand (Blueberry, Sweet Wheat, Cinnamon, White, and Onion) as well as the pita and English Muffins. Get your fresh breads today.

We got in a lot of items today in a addition to the bagels. We've received Galaxy Granola (still waiting on the Cinnamon variety), Baja Bob's (got in the new travel packets), Enchantment low-carb cookies, La Tiara taco shells, PB2 (peanut and chocolate peanut butter), Wholemato Ketchup (original and spicy), and the Achieve One coffee drinks.

I'm by nature a night person. Although I've been trying to change that for the last few months, I haven't had much success. Nevertheless, I can actually wake up early when I need to do so. I can also get some things done in the morning as well sin…

Quiz Time

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Cheesecake Brownie Day! All cheesecake brownies are $3.25 today when you ask for the special (regularly $4.50).

Quiz Day: What Your Driving Says About You



What Your Driving Says About You




You are a creative, resourceful person. You can easily entertain yourself, and you make the best of any situation.

You are a fairly aware person, but you can't help but make judgment errors from time to time.

You'd like to think you're a fair person, but you occasionally think you deserve a special kind of justice.

You are a calm, peaceful person. You realize that arguments are only temporary, and you try to give people the benefit of the doubt.

You have the utmost respect for authority figures. You feel that rules - and their enforcement - are important.

You are somewhat focused, but you are also a bit scatterbrained. Distractions can get you in trouble.

You are a v…

Ilium

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Shake Day! All shakes are $3.69 (regularly $3.93-$4.62). Come in and try one of our delicious shakes today.

Ah the To Be Read list, long set aside but never forgotten. After a few months of time set aside for other endeavors, I returned to the long neglected list and picked up Ilium last week. It took a little bit of time to get into the book which is written as "literary science fiction", a different breed than my normal science fiction read. However, last night proved to be a turning point where I found myself engrossed in the novel.

Plowing through the last 240 pages of the novel, I found myself interested in seeing how this odd collection of characters and literary works all came together. Unfortunately, the novel is only the first in a two part series. So, I find myself with almost 700 more pages to complete to finish this tell. Of course, …

Register to Vote

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Brownie Special: Buy 2 brownies for only 5 dollars (regularly $3.49 each). Limit four per customer. Includes all bakery items regularly priced at $3.49.

Today is the last day to register to vote for the 2008 elections. If you are not sure about your registration status, you can check here. If you need to register, you can find a form at any library or post office.

We had a good time yesterday at the shower for Matt and Tiff. The cake that we got from the store was great. I'll make sure to post a photo or two later in the week. Given that both of the parents to be are giant Radiohead fans, the cake went over very well. I believe that it was even greeted by a tear of joy by the mother to be.

The spread was fantastic and the games were fun, but by the end of the day, I had run out of steam. I wasn't quite feeling right when we got home, and I turned in wit…

Weekend Craziness

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Gnu Bar Special! Buy 3 cases (48 bars) of Gnu Flavor and Fiber bars and get a free 15 dollar yogurt card.

There is a new sale rack in the store. We have moved the sale items over to the white bookcase along the wall next to the candy bowls. We have our usual assortment of sugar free goodies. Also, we have several items with sugar. These are items that companies have erroneously sent use over the last few months. We have clearly marked them as containing sugar.

Most weekends seem busy when you only have one day off. Some weekends are busier than others. This one will be one of those. When I get home this evening, we get to bake some cookies. Then, we've got dinner with our friends this evening in Frisco at Christina's Restaurant.

In the morning, we've got church followed by a cake pick-up at the store, a small shopping trip at the grocery sto…

Cubs Down

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Free Candy Day! What is free candy day? If you come in the store today, we will give you a small candy bag of Peanut Butter bars on the house. This is a great chance to try one of our most popular candies in the store.

Green Tip: Keeping your car washed and waxed improves its aerodynamic profile, enabling you to knife through the air a little more efficiently. In one test involving a 1,600-mile road trip, this single expedient resulted in a 7 percent fuel economy improvement. (If you want to do even more, make sure that you tires are properly inflated and that your air filters are cleaned.)[This fact brought to you by Page-a-Day calendars.]

The great thing about playoff baseball is that it never seems to go as scripted. The Cubs, which were one of the favorites from the start of the season, find themselves down two games to none against the Dodgers. Play…

Veep Debate

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Cone Day! All cones are $2.08 all day long (regularly $2.77).

Bagels have arrived! We have all varieties on hand (Blueberry, Sweet Wheat, Cinnamon, White, and Onion) as well as the pita and English Muffins. Get your fresh breads today.

Apparently, I forgot to post the link to yesterday's quiz. I have gone back and corrected that for any one who wishes to take it and find out the state in which they should live.

I've got two election notices today. The first is that the Vice Presidential debate will take place this evening. It is the only debate that will take place between the two candidates. The second is that the deadline to register to vote is October the 6th for all residents of Texas. If you have not already registered, then you can find out how by going to this link. (Also, you can check to make sure that you are registered by going…

Playoff Time!

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Yogurt Club Members can get a small yogurt for $1.27 when they pay with their Yogurt Club card.

Today, you can get any 3 bagels out of the freezer for only $9.99.

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Now, it is playoff time. The White Sox made it in after a great game against the Twins last night. They will move on to Tampa to face the Rays, a team that recorded the first winning record in franchise history this year along with their first trip to the playoffs. Of course, the start of the playoffs means that it is time to review the picks that Rick and I made at the start and half-way point of the season. The first number is the actual number of correct picks for the divisions and wild card. The number in parentheses is the number of correct teams in the playoffs regardless of division/wild card position.

Start of the…