--My background images came from some great photographers. Check out their sites.
Grand Cinema -- Hurray for independent movie theaters. Great place to see foreign and indie films in Tacoma.
Metropolitan Market -- my favorite grocery store. No glaring lights or slow lines. And there selection of hard to find items is excellent.
Next to Nature --a wonderful pet store with friendly, knowledgable staff. We have an epileptic dog, and these guys have been so helpful.
The Bead Factory --excellent classes and a great selection of jewelry making supplies.
stock.xchng -- wonderful international photography community