The previous (and only other) time I attempted making bagels they turned out rather pathetically. Since then, I have learned how to make dough rise properly, and that helps a lot. So I found myself giddy at the fact that they look like real bagels.
It’s good to set one’s expectations high.
These little guys are whole-wheat-oatmeal-cinnamon-nutmeg-raisin, in terms of the exact pedigree.