The Slice: Area folks look ahead to big 2011

It would appear that 2010 was an up and down year for our old friend, “Spokane man.”

At least according to the S-R’s electronic archives.

For instance, there was the time he was “stabbed by his wife’s new lover.”

Then there was the day he “staggered into Deaconess Hospital with a red, acid-scarred face.”

And who could forget when he was “accused of threatening to kill U.S. Sen. Patty Murray.”

Not to mention all the “suffered injuries,” “was busted” and “is accused of” phrases that followed him around in one forlorn sentence after another.

But it wasn’t all bad news for Spokane Man.

Let’s not forget that last year we learned he is “the only Westerner among 40 hunters invited to participate in the inaugural Whitetail Pro Series deer hunting contest.”

So he’s got that going for him.

Meanwhile, Spokane Woman was busy being named the “fastest ‘sandwich artisan’ in the world.”

Nevertheless, she “exhausted her unemployment insurance.”

But at least there was that time she “felt strong enough for an outing.”

The paper also reported that Spokane Boy got some happy news last year.

He learned that “his recipe is in the fourth annual ‘Red Robin Kids’ Cook-Off’ cookbook.”


Spokane Girl, however, “admitted” that she had been a bully. But she later apologized to the bullee.

Last year also had its ups and downs for Spokane Man’s friend, Idaho Man. For instance, he was “ordered to jail until he fills out a jury qualification questionnaire.”

And Idaho Man’s longtime lady, the lovely and talented Idaho Woman, had her own adventure. She said she “was confronted by at least four wolves between Tensed and Plummer as she walked alone up her rural driveway.”

That incident ended OK. But it makes you wonder what’s going to happen this year, doesn’t it?

We’ll all have to keep reading to find out.

Today’s Slice questions: What do think your calendars say about you? If someone you can’t stand had the same calendars, what would you suggest that they said about him or her?

Write The Slice at P.O. Box 2160, Spokane, WA 99210; call (509) 459-5470; fax (509) 459-5098; e-mail pault@spokesman.com. Brace yourself for the anniversaries of events that took place in years ending in a 1.

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