Bakery Nouveau in West Seattle is probably the best bakery I've found yet here. It seems they only do one early morning baking, so late-day stuff is a bit stale. It's worth going in the morning on the weekend, fantastic pastries, bread, quiche and etc.
Skagit Valley is home to lots of Tulip and Daffodil farms where the fields are full of flowers for commercial production. It's quite a pretty area. The main bloom is coming in the next few weeks . I might try to get up there for a little road trip.
D & M seems to be one of the few places that will ship liquor to WA. Nice scotch selection.
Blackbird in Ballard seems to be the only actual cool men's clothing store in Seattle. Rather pricey.
You may know I've been looking at getting a 135 (damn Ryan beat me to it). One interesting option is Performance Center Delivery . You get the car cheaper, and you get a free track day out of it, which would be awesome. The down side is it's in fucking South Carolina (what kind of moron would ever want to live in SC!) which is an awfully far way to drive back here.
CoreInfo is useful for seeing how your cores map to logical processors and all that nonsense which will become ever more critical. I find all the low level lock free multithreading stuff super amusing to program, but it's just really not practical most of the time, because it does make code much harder to modify and debug and everything.
Kubota Garden is a large Japanese Garden in Seattle that was build almost entirely by a single family over many years. The city now runs it. Will have to check that out.
Gus Hansen TV is pretty fucking awesome. He's quite a nutter. I think the jury is actually still out on whether he is any good or not. Most of the top players seem to think he is a huge fish - the high stakes games actually run *around* Gus right now, but Gus is not actually losing money in them yet. Time will tell. It requires Silverlight and a decently fast connection.
Some Puget Sound area touring links. I haven't done any of this yet so I don't know what of this information is actually good :
Trails and trips for Washington hiking, free info and resources...
SummitPost - Mountain Loop Highway -- Climbing, Hiking & Mountaineering
State Scenic Byway Scenic Driving Tours Washington State
National Scenic Byways Washington
Mountain Loop Highway, Glacier Peak Region, Washington
GORP - Washington Scenic Drives
Beat back the forest to exquisite Bedal Basin
Alpinism in the Pacific Northwest