Two Cents Tuesday Challenge: Culture – Week 2


 generic airport brekkie fills a need

In another lifetime morning used to find us in some sort of airline mode. Bleary from having hot-foot it onto the red-eye or woken at some ungodly hour and barely coherent in the lounge, breakfast was never a sure thing. Now, most times, we have the luxury to pick and choose departure times and destination. Somewhat more in control of being able to plan things out in advance and convinced of the benefits of foresight, we have become keenly aware of how to eliminate those little disruptions that can have unpleasant after-effects.

Thirty years ago we could stomach cold soba while gazing at Mount Fuji from cruising altitude or dig into a dish of kippers at the Park Lane but now we can’t even do an 8AM donut in Chicago. Our kingdom for a bowl of granola….

It certainly can be said that the first (and don’t forget, kids, the most important) meal of the day depends on what one is used to and what we find palatable. Depending on the company kept and where in the world one finds oneself, it can vary wildly. From the hair of the dog that bit the night before to huevos rancheros, everything is relative: we’ll stick to what we know won’t come back to haunt us later in the day.

“What does your culture look like?” – costumes and customs, meals and milestones, a country or county, monument or monolith, a pantheon of people or singular person – We would love to see your vision…

For all those who are new readers to Across the Bored, some great entries and the guidelines for this fortnight’s challenge can be found here. Need more info or want to browse past themes? Have a look at HOW DOES THIS WORK.

Just another Sunday morning

Someone is bound to ask where the poppy seed ones are…

In the old days, we would have spread a dropcloth over the bedspread and lounged in bed with a cup of americano and copy of the New York Times Sunday edition.  This morning, a ten-spot is better spent on piping hot, fresh bagels, a creamy cappuccino from my own machine and the best of the globe’s weekend papers online.  In bed, of course…

For more info about these addictive morsels – sesame, cinnamon raisin, all-dressed and more, have a look at the links below:

The Bagel
The Montreal -style bagel
Fairmount Bagel
St.Viateur Bagel
Montreal’s Bagels Square Off Against New York’s
Murray’s Bagels: Worth the wait, every time!