Stories tagged: The Slice
THURSDAY, FEB. 9, 2012
The Slice: At least commotion is across state
Things could be worse. At least the big Spokane Street project and its attendant upheaval is taking place in Seattle and not here.
TUESDAY, FEB. 7, 2012
The Slice: Nothing to hide, except scantily clad actresses
Remodeling at the S-R has helped me better understand the plight of the working man. Temporarily exiled to a desk smack dab in the middle of the newsroom, I now …
MONDAY, FEB. 6, 2012
The Slice: At least her cat was warm
Sometimes air flow gets blocked. “I just read the energy saving tips in my latest Avista bill/newsletter,” wrote Carolyn Terry.
SUNDAY, FEB. 5, 2012
The Slice: A lovin’ spoonful of PB
When Sarah Jensen’s daughter Betsy was little, she once asked for a peanut butter sandwich without the jelly and bread. She wanted it on a spoon.
SATURDAY, FEB. 4, 2012
The Slice: For every door that closes, Chloe gets hungry
By the time you read this, the problem will have been addressed. But as I write, the back door at my house is out of commission. The lock broke. And …
FRIDAY, FEB. 3, 2012
The Slice: We already know where to find baloney
You might have heard the old saw about men not being willing to ask for help finding things in stores. Well, that’s baloney.
THURSDAY, FEB. 2, 2012
The Slice: A family stitched for life
Sometimes there’s no real mystery about why a moment of misspeaking turns into an enduring family phrase. North Idaho’s Dianna Mast told about her 8-year-old niece, Paige Stott, putting a …
TUESDAY, JAN. 31, 2012
The Slice: Say (cottage) cheese
Many opinions and beliefs divide us. You know the list. No need to repeat it here.
MONDAY, JAN. 30, 2012
The Slice: When all else fails, blame ‘Steve’
Perhaps you have seen that AT&T commercial in which an excited husband tells his plants-watering wife that he just signed them up for a nifty messaging plan. She greets his …
SUNDAY, JAN. 29, 2012
The Slice: ‘Marmot Day’ casts a big shadow
Imagine that someone intended to remake the movie “Groundhog Day.” What if the new version were set in Spokane and featured a weatherwise marmot? How else would it differ from …
SATURDAY, JAN. 28, 2012
The Slice: Don’t leave car battery in the dark
Let’s start with a one-question multiple-choice quiz. On overcast days at this time of year, it’s not unusual for Spokane area motorists to drive with their lights on before it …
FRIDAY, JAN. 27, 2012
The Slice: Behind every muffled noise is a voice to be misunderstood
Here’s how to drive someone crazy. Wait until the individual is standing beneath a loud bathroom fan. Then say something to him or her from an adjacent room.
THURSDAY, JAN. 26, 2012
The Slice: Scarred for life has a bright side
The ER doctor asked Doug Sather how he managed to cut his hand. Sather, dressed in his Scoutmaster uniform, said “By doing what I have taught boys not to do …
TUESDAY, JAN. 24, 2012
The Slice: Can’t place face? Join the club
It is not really a mental illness. It’s, well, more like a distraction.
MONDAY, JAN. 23, 2012
The Slice: Can you help with makeover?
My modest work area has been reconfigured, so I need a new batch of readers’ snapshots, postcards, geegaws, art work, business cards, et cetera with which to decorate a new …
SUNDAY, JAN. 22, 2012
The Slice: When phone rings, take a deep breath
Maybe you have a short list, too. It consists of people you talk to on the phone only when there has been a death in your family or theirs.
SATURDAY, JAN. 21, 2012
The Slice: That’s one small step for snowsuit envy
Allow me to introduce The Slice line of Spokane snowsuits for toddlers (not available in stores). The Apollo 69: Equipped with helmet and tinted visor. Boots attached to the suit. …
FRIDAY, JAN. 20, 2012
The Slice: Blame it on being horizontally challenged
Garry Matlow and several other readers suggested that I probably meant “vertical hold” when I referred to “horizontal hold” the other day in an allusion to the joys of old-time …
THURSDAY, JAN. 19, 2012
The Slice: Like it or not, but no reason to hate
Today The Slice presents a transcript of an exclusive interview with a Spokesman-Review reader who hates certain features and columns but cannot stop checking them out. Q: So averting your …
TUESDAY, JAN. 17, 2012
The Slice: Summer dreams
You could argue that this is the best time of year for enjoying “the lake.” No, not because of ice fishing or other winter pursuits. I’m thinking more along the …
MONDAY, JAN. 16, 2012
The Slice: Hey kid, where’s the beef?
Last Monday’s Slice item about the kid who wanted a PB&J without the J reminded Gail Bennett of her young granddaughter’s fast-food order one time. “She wanted a cheeseburger, minus …
SUNDAY, JAN. 15, 2012
The Slice: Blurring the lines of good taste
Odessa school librarian Apryl Wraspir wore a fuzzy angora sweater to work the other day. A first-grade boy sized her up.
SATURDAY, JAN. 14, 2012
The Slice: The theme song? ‘Dust in the Wind’
Talking to readers about the 1962 Seattle World’s Fair got me wondering. What if, after Expo ’74, Washington had continued hosting international expositions every 12 years?
FRIDAY, JAN. 13, 2012
The Slice: Perhaps it’s a whiff at one family’s future
Ever hear something and wonder if you have just witnessed the birth of a family phrase destined to be repeated for decades? I saw this preschool boy in downtown Spokane …
THURSDAY, JAN. 12, 2012
The Slice: Anybody else’s flame flickering?
A friend wondered if others find that using the fireplace produces lethargy, drowsiness and an urge to take a nap.
TUESDAY, JAN. 10, 2012
The Slice: Making mountains out of molehills
As you know, large portions of the United States are pancake flat. In those parts of America, you can stand in a field and see a storm coming from three …
MONDAY, JAN. 9, 2012
The Slice: She’ll take a PB&J, but hold the J
Heather York’s 5-year-old daughter, Lauryn, doesn’t ask for a peanut butter and jelly sandwich. She says, “Can I have a peanut butter and jelly with no jelly, please?”
SUNDAY, JAN. 8, 2012
The Slice: Lewis and Clark can provide guidance
There is no law saying you have to stick to one theme when naming pets. If you want to call your dog Chewbacca and name your cat Zelda Fitzgerald, that’s …
SATURDAY, JAN. 7, 2012
The Slice: Vintage cans help raise bar for recycling
When I was a college freshman in New England, my older brother came for a visit. He brought some Coors beer from his home in Colorado. That brand was not …
FRIDAY, JAN. 6, 2012
The Slice: From the ‘Sound’ of it, all good
From what I’ve heard, the “Sound of Music” singalong last week was a hit. So what other musicals might lend themselves to similar treatment, in Spokane anyway?