Friday, November 2, 2007

Why Do They Insist On Torturing Me?

This is my favorite time of year, partly because I love all things pumpkin. Unfortunately, because of my gall bladder issues I had to give up Starbucks. This means no Pumpkin Spice Lattes for me. It makes me sad every time I think about it.
On top of giving up Starbucks (and the Gingerbread Latte that will also be coming out soon), I've now been advised by my acupuncturist to give up dairy, sugar, and cold foods and drinks. This means giving up one of my favorite things in the whole wide world, ice cream.
I haven't been doing such a good job at this no sugar, no dairy thing. I've actually been behaving like one of the Things, doing the exact opposite of what I've been told to do. This last Saturday Little Bit bought me a couple of loaves of sweet bread (one lemon poppyseed & the other blueberry) . They were both gone by Wednesday, and I didn't share much with my family. Last night I met with a client and we shared a Pizza Cookie.
A 1/2 pound of Chocolate Chip, White Chocolate Macadamia Nut, or Peanut Butter Chocolate cookie dough, slightly baked in a 6-inch pizza pan then topped with 3 scoops of vanilla bean ice cream. Ours was half peanut butter, half chocolate chip.
After eating such a yummy dessert and having a tummy ache for the rest of the night, I decided that I was going to start taking my care provider's advice seriously. I decided to kick my sugar habit once and for all.
I woke up determined to behave but when I opened my email I saw this:
This description followed:


Sadly, thousands of pumpkins are destroyed and wasted each November. And for what? Distance. We're talking about the new cruel "sport" of Punkin Chunkin, whereby people build highly powered machines, such as catapults, to see who can hurl pumpkins the farthest (yes, we're serious). Barbarians! Well guess what, Chunkers?! We built a machine, too! It's called a Blizzard® machine! And it blends pumpkin pie with creamy DQ® vanilla soft serve to make the delicious Pumpkin Pie Blizzard® Treat! Now the DQ® Blizzard of the Month! In our opinion, no other machine in the world can beat it. Well, maybe the space shuttle. Maybe.

That is, if space shuttles could make DQ Blizzard Cakes! This month, try the Pumpkin Pie Blizzard Cake. It's our Pumpkin Pie Blizzard layered with creamy DQ vanilla soft serve and irresistible pie crust pieces. Perfect for Thanksgiving or any other occasion.

and then they included this:

BUY ANY SIZE PUMPKIN PIE BLIZZARD® TREAT OR ANY OTHER BLIZZARD TREAT AND GET A SECOND OF EQUAL OR LESSER VALUE FREE!   Offer Expires 11/30/2007  One time use only. One coupon per customer. Valid only at DQ® store location below. Not valid with any other offers. Any other application of this certificate constitutes fraud. Certificate void if altered, copied, sold, purchased, transferred, exchanged or where prohibited or restricted by law. Sales tax will not be charged unless by local law. Blizzard, DQ and the ellipse shaped logo are trademarks of American Dairy Queen Corporation, Minneapolis, MN. 2007.
How could they do this to me? Not only do they put two of my
favorite things together but they also tempt me with a coupon???
Maybe that's what I get for being part of the DQ Blizzard Fan Club.


Leigh said...

"Maybe that's what I get for being part of the DQ Blizzard Fan Club."...And THAT is one of the many reasons why I LOVE YOU!

leaner said...

Thank you for saying that I look hot, LOL. Its nice to hear from people who are not my sister and cousin.

I LOVE the pumpkin pie shakes/blizzards/coffee drinks. I can not imagine not being able to have them. They opened a Tastee Freeze near me, and those are, as it says- Tastee.

Karen said...

I second what Leigh said!

You are gonna be jealous when you hear this: I was working at DQ when the Blizzards first debuted! Yes, that's right I got to make and even taste some of the first Blizzards (back when there were only about 5 flavors).

I lost about 15 lbs when I quit working there...