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One easy way to score a byline is to have the paying customers do most of the work.

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Snow graffiti: A Spokane reader named Tina told about the time, back in 1978, when her high school sweetheart went outside after they’d had a spat and stamped “I LOVE YOU” in huge letters on the snow in front of her house.

Back when it was cold enough to test the teenager/shorts threshold: “Little kids aren’t the only ones getting their tongues stuck to cold metal,” faxed Donna Phillips. “We put our dog, Mitzen, out for her bedtime potty break and looked out just in time to see her aluminum dinner pan hanging from her outstretched tongue. Seems she’d gone after a missed tidbit and, you guessed it, got her her tongue stuck. All was quickly well: a quick shake of her head sent the pan skittering. Now we wonder - did she learn her lesson?”

Men, women and snow: “I am currently at Pine Lodge Pre-Release in Medical Lake,” wrote Christa Kerr. “It is co-ed, but we are not allowed physical contact. Besides, school there is minimal interaction between men and women. So we have a somewhat strange activity called ‘fencing.’ During the summer especially, the men stand on one side of the fence and the women stand on the other and they talk, sometimes for hours. It’s really quite amusing.

“Recently, the men had built a snowman, facing the women’s yard. So the women built a female snowperson facing the men. So even though it was cold, there were some diehards still ‘fencing.”’

Dry heat: Did anyone else notice that time/temperature sign outside a Spokane Valley bank last Thursday that said it was “119” degrees?

Say it with frosting: On her 30th birthday, Cocolalla, Idaho’s Leslie Kantola was presented with a cake in the shape of a toilet. On it was written “Another year flushed down the drain.”

When Christa Manis turned 20, her cake said “Happy Birthday NonTeen Year Old.”

Today’s Slice question: What’s the best way to deal with people who constantly talk about themselves but never ask a single question about how things are going in your own life?

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