The next day, I walked past the same bakery at around 11 am and saw a sign that they had closed for the day because they were sold out.
What! What is this mysterious and magical place that sells out before noon and just closes up shop??
One thing I didn't mention in my last post is my weakness for bakeries and pastries, which Seattle has a ton of as well. I haven't been able to try as many as I'd like because of my budget, but I've still been able to sample a few since I've moved here. I'd never heard of this one before though.
Anyway, I got out of bed ("bed" since I still don't have one yet) at around 5:30 am because I couldn't get back to sleep. I'd woken up around 4 and had stayed wide awake. This, by the way, never happens. I don't usually have a problem sleeping, staying asleep, or going to sleep. Coffee has no effect on me. Location and noise don't have an effect on me (well, they can bother me or make it more difficult, but I can usually force my body to fall asleep anyway). I've fallen asleep standing up, in a car trunk, in a tumbling rickshaw, and in band rehearsal, to name a few.
The last such occurrence of no sleep happened a year ago when I injured my diaphragm from coughing so much (and it kinda hurt) and the night before my first day of high school.
Since I was up today with no helping it, I decided to drop by the bakery and see if I could grab something.
And oh my. I got a croissant (cheddar/paprika) and kouign amann (because the guy behind the counter recommended it, saying that it usually sells out pretty quickly) and...by the time I was halfway up the street (and halfway through the croissant), I wanted to turn around and buy some more from them.
The shop is tiny. There's no room to sit down. Just a few pastries behind the glass counter, the cashier, and then you're on your way. Can't say anything for the coffee since I didn't try it. A bit pricey...but the croissant had just the right amount of flake in it (om nom nom!). And it really hit the spot for a wide-eyed Seattle-ite traipsing around in the morning.
And now that it's 9:30 am, I'm getting sleepy again.