Friday, March 06, 2009

"Life is either a great adventure or nothing."
-Helen Keller-

Christina and I had a conversation recently about my lack of an adventurer's spirit. I don't consider myself to be close-minded, and I'm also quite proud of the diversity of experiences I've had thus far in life. But I like routine and familiarity, and I'm a homebody if ever there was a homebody. Spontaneity is not usually equated with Bagel.

Sometimes, however, it pays to be the open-minded, spontaneous kind. Christina and Chris opened their hearts, minds, and family to new experiences, new countries, and, most importantly, new waiting lists, and look what came of it!

Tuesday, March 03, 2009

I need to knock on wood more often.

Just yesterday at lunch I mentioned how I don't like long vacations (like months long, รก la summer break), and I get really bored during them. My good old friend karma (or as I like to call her, "Miss Let's teach Bagel to shut her trap!") must have been listening. Last night I had a letter from my firm waiting for me when I got home telling me that I won't be able to start work for a full month and a half after I anticipated starting.** Now I can't go back to work until the last week of October. That means I have exactly a 3-month break from the end of the bar until I can start work (5 months from graduation until work), and I don't think my bar stipend is going to stretch that well.

Anyone want to hire me as an (overqualified) waitress for three months?!?

**And before I REALLY give karma something to screw with, I am very grateful for my job and I am currently knocking on wood to preserve at least that part.