The Slice archive for Jan. 2013

THURSDAY, JAN. 31, 2013



When the cat's away

The Slice Blog knows of a Spokane man whose wife is out of town for a few days. So what is he doing while she's gone? You guessed it. He's going nuts with the garlic in the dinners he is preparing for himself. www.thisismarilyn.com Do...

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Just wondering

How many Spokane area dining establishments that fail might have made a go of it if 10 percent of those local residents who intended to pay a visit (but never did) would have followed through and gone there for a meal?

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Re: Groundhog Day birthdays

The Slice had asked about that and will have a follow-up on Saturday. Meantime, here's this. "The due date for my first child was Groundhog Day and I would joke that during delivery she would probably stick her head out, change her mind and duck...

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A thank-you left unspoken

Those who spend years writing for newspapers inevitably have stories about things they wish they had said during interviews with famous people. Nothing surprising about that. But sometimes reporters also harbor regrets about interviews in which they were not even participants. At least that happened...

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WEDNESDAY, JAN. 30, 2013



Spokane slogans from "Raiders" lyrics

You pick. A) "You shouldn't take it so hard." B) "We're gonna have a good thing." C) "Don't tell me maybe." D) "Hungry through and through." E) "I have had my ups and downs and all around." F) "I'm gonna help you find yourself another...

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Fan mail from some flounder 

Here's an unsigned note (on stationery adorned with flowers) that arrived today. It is a reaction to a word in Tuesday's Slice column. There is a misspelling in the note that I have not corrected because it reminded me of an old Dan Jenkins novel....

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The Wednesday Slice question 

In my father's final years, as he approached 90, he set some records for inflated crowd estimates. I would call my parents and ask about their day. "It was like Grand Central Station over here," my dad would say. Further probing would inevitably reveal that...

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TUESDAY, JAN. 29, 2013


Your favorite view of Mount Spokane? 

Lighting, cloud cover, snow and other factors play a role. But my No. 1 vantage of Mount Spokane might be the one from the airport. Though, I have to admit, one reason might be the fact that it always seems to come as a surprise...

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Re: Monday's Slice column

The "... and I vote" fill-in-the-blank item prompted Gary Rust to write. "I saw it on a bumper sticker and now have it on our refrigerator: 'We live in Hillyard and we voat.' "We have community pride but we also have a sense of humor."

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