Monday, February 27, 2006

Top 10 Roads

The following list of the Top 10 road names was put out my Misubishi Montors.

10. Tater Peeler Road in Lebanon, Tenn.
9. The intersection of Count and Basie in Richmond, Va.
8. Shades of Death Road in Warren County, N.J.
7. Unexpected Road in Buena, N.J.
6. Bucket of Blood Street in Holbrook, Ariz.
5. The intersection of Clinton and Fidelity in Houston
4. The intersection of Lonesome and Hardup in Albany, Ga.
3. Farfrompoopen Road in Tennessee (the only road up to Constipation Ridge)
2. Divorce Court in Heather Highlands, Pa.
1. Psycho Path in Traverse City, Mich.

Thursday, February 23, 2006

Thoughts on Kringle

Well, for my first post to The Kringlesphere, I thought I would share some thoughts on this wonderful epicurian delight.

When I first came to Racine, my in-laws were with us and had heard of the pastry. So they promptly went to the grocery store and bought some. Horror of horrors! The unforgivable sin! Apparently, as we were later told, "THAT is NOT Kringle!" Frankly, I wasn't impressed with it myself - I think it was "Racine Danish Kringle" brand.

Since then, I have grown fond of O&H. I know there are some Lehman's and Larson's fans out there, too. Then there's Bendtsen's too.

Now my wife, of Slovak descent, prefers her streudel. Not a big fan of kringle, there. But from my "mutt" lineage, I have no such stumbling blocks.

As for flavors, my favorites are Blueberry, Cheese and Apple. Not too keen on Raspberry. And due to allergies, I avoid the nut varieties of Almond and Turtle (though they both seem popular).

Kringle is dangerous in that it goes down so easy, and I can eat about a bushel of it without much thought. We serve it at most church events, especially funerals.

So what of it, Racine people? Do ya like it? If so from where? What flavors? Share with the Kringlesphere...