Suzi, you get points for effort, even if they turned out like crap.
I really appreciate you doing this just for me...or is it that you're blaming me for the disaster?
Either way, it's important to know that teh sun will rise tomorrow regardless of how the bagels turned out. Hey, these pretties were so hard you could break a tooth...
So much for my first shot at making bagels. My teeth hurt just looking at them.
You're a trooper, so just pick yourself up, pour out a healthy dose of your favorite beverage, and let it roll off your back. Oh, and go buy some parchment paper!