This conversation is the direct result of nearly 7 years of marriage and over a decade together as a couple.
Depending on your perspective, it’s a warning, a brilliant, joyous confirmation of love and devotion or just the non sequitur rambling of two very bored yet seemingly well-educated people.
I’m leaning towards that last option.
So here’s the discussion Jenn and I had while sitting in the drive-thru at our local Bruster’s Ice Cream store:
Jenn: They have Coffee Cake Struessel
Me: Is that like Struedel
Jenn: I don’t know
Me: I’m going to blog this conversation (something I threaten at least once a week but rarely do)
So, what is the difference? Merriam-Webster knows.
Pronunciation: ‘strÃ¼-s&l, -z&l, ‘stroi-, ‘shtroi-
Etymology: German, literally, something strewn, from Middle High German strÃ¶usel, from strÃ¶uwen to strew, from Old High German strewen
: a crumbly mixture of fat, sugar, and flour and sometimes nuts and spices that is used as topping or filling for cake
Pronunciation: ‘strÃ¼-d&l, ‘shtrÃ¼-
Etymology: German, literally, whirlpool
: a pastry made from a thin sheet of dough rolled up with filling and baked
Layman’s terms: if it’s some kind of crumb-topped or crumb-infused pastry, it’s struesel. If it’s a glorified pie, it’s strudel (struedel?).
We do the Lord’s work here. Tackling the big questions.
As ZeFrank might say, thinking so you don’t have to.