Stories tagged: The Slice
FRIDAY, FEB. 4, 2011
The Slice: Call them unofficial costume parties
Does this count as baby-sitter snooping? You make the call.
THURSDAY, FEB. 3, 2011
The Slice: Packers, Steelers? Too hard to choose
For those in our midst who have lived in both Packers Country and Steelers Land, feelings about the upcoming Super Bowl can be all over the map. “I was born, …
TUESDAY, FEB. 1, 2011
The Slice: If it’s a dot on an old map, we’ll rank it
If there’s one thing pop culture teaches us it’s this: Eventually everything must be rated, ranked or somehow subjectively sorted. It’s the law.
MONDAY, JAN. 31, 2011
The Slice: Stay balmy, San Diego
It was a case of changes in latitude. After his family flew down to San Diego for a little vacation recently, Tina Wynecoop’s young grandson, Trace, was amazed by the …
SUNDAY, JAN. 30, 2011
The Slice: Not the stinking rich, but close
If you are having breakfast, you might want to skip this first item. A Spokane Teachers Credit Union website dedicated to kids recently had a story about a member who …
SATURDAY, JAN. 29, 2011
The Slice: Soccer names score big on many levels
Slice readers kicked in some ideas for the Spokane Black Widows, the adult women’s soccer team thinking of changing its name. You can decide for yourself which ones ripple the …
FRIDAY, JAN. 28, 2011
The Slice: These days, goodbyes can be hard
The Slice hears that there’s a problem with those webcam devices that allow computer users to engage in video chats with long-distance friends and relatives. Apparently, seeing a live picture …
THURSDAY, JAN. 27, 2011
The Slice: No love for ‘Let’s move on’
I still get entertaining hate mail whenever I write “Let’s move on.” Let’s move on.
TUESDAY, JAN. 25, 2011
The Slice: Our goal here is to get a kick out of a little name-calling
Who’s in the mood for a little name-calling? A representative of the Spokane Black Widows women’s soccer team contacted The Slice with a proposal.
MONDAY, JAN. 24, 2011
The Slice: Stall tactic by the sign maker?
Slice reader Jeff Clausen noticed something odd at the Davenport Hotel last week. He wrote, “The mezzanine level restroom entries read ‘Gentleman’ and ‘Ladies.’ ”
SUNDAY, JAN. 23, 2011
The Slice: Excuse me if you see me in my PJs
Spokane has a well-deserved reputation for favoring casual attire. But sooner or later, we have to ask ourselves one key question: “How comfortable am I wearing pajamas outside the home?”
SATURDAY, JAN. 22, 2011
The Slice: Paper-plastic question just didn’t seem too important
Here are a dozen possible reasons you might have forgotten to actually bring your reusable grocery bags into the store with you. 1. Too busy trying to come up with …
FRIDAY, JAN. 21, 2011
The Slice: Something smells a little fishy here
Today The Slice presents a transcript of an exclusive interview with the Spokane Guy Who Never Goes to Seattle. You won’t believe what he has to say.
THURSDAY, JAN. 20, 2011
The Slice: Enjoying a road less traveled
Let’s start with a Slice answer. “I’m sure I don’t have the area’s longest commute; it’s only 30 miles each way,” wrote Fritz Howard. “But I’m willing to bet I …
TUESDAY, JAN. 18, 2011
The Slice: Here’s to his Spokane-do attitude
Sometimes we’re reminded of what loyalty to Spokane really looks like. There’s this guy I know. He has been trying to land a good job here for years, going back …
MONDAY, JAN. 17, 2011
The Slice: It’s an odd break from your typical request from heaven
Before we leave behind the subject of God’s interest in sports, let’s hear from North Idaho’s Brenda Green. “I used to play in a pool (billiards) league and a teammate …
SUNDAY, JAN. 16, 2011
The Slice: An ‘A’ for effort, an ‘F’ for execution
So one STA driver says he has been completing his route right on schedule lately. And another bus driver says to him, sure, that’s easy if you don’t bother to …
SATURDAY, JAN. 15, 2011
The Slice: Some of them will even root for you
Maybe this happens everywhere. But a lot of Inland Northwesterners talk to their indoor plants, especially at this time of year.
FRIDAY, JAN. 14, 2011
The Slice: Go ahead, show off those pipes
So there’s this scene in the 2010 movie “The Kids are All Right.” Five people are seated around a dinner table: a longtime lesbian couple, their two teenage children and …
THURSDAY, JAN. 13, 2011
The Slice: Life lessons: Cold sores, powdered-sugar doughnuts
Here are a couple of lifestyle tips. 1. Don’t over-explain a cold sore.
TUESDAY, JAN. 11, 2011
The Slice: Ignorant comments shouldn’t be met with silent endorsement
This is the week when we’re reminded of what it can be like to talk about race relations in Spokane. Often, if both people are white, it starts like this.
MONDAY, JAN. 10, 2011
The Slice: There’s no measuring a dog’s companionship
Quite a few readers responded to last week’s request for snapshots of small children and big dogs. Thanks to all. Great kids. Great dogs.
SUNDAY, JAN. 9, 2011
The Slice: Prehistoric economy took its toll
Beau, the 4-year-old son of Spokane’s Eric and Katherine Phillips, knows a lot about dinosaurs. The other night, during dinner, he described one creature that had heavy armor and a …
SATURDAY, JAN. 8, 2011
The Slice: Show your sweet a little love by resisting those calories
Just because stores already have Valentine’s Day displays up doesn’t mean you have to buy candy in early January. Let’s move on.
FRIDAY, JAN. 7, 2011
The Slice: Avoiding the fuss when riding the bus
Since deciding to take the bus to work this winter, I have been asked over and over: “Why don’t you buy a monthly pass?” No, I’m kidding. No one on …
THURSDAY, JAN. 6, 2011
The Slice: Cute, cuddly photo can earn you a special prize
I’ll mail the first coveted reporter’s notebook of the year to the reader who sends me the best photo of a small child and a large dog who are devoted …
TUESDAY, JAN. 4, 2011
The Slice: His formula for failure was pie
It is one thing to come up with a plan. It’s quite another to follow through.
MONDAY, JAN. 3, 2011
The Slice: 2011: Fall of the ‘Inland Empire?’
A note from a reader got me wondering. Will this be the year that “Inland Northwest” finally and conclusively routs “Inland Empire” in everyday usage?
SUNDAY, JAN. 2, 2011
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.
SATURDAY, JAN. 1, 2011
The Slice: Something to talk about for your 2011
Let me propose a few Spokane slang verbs for 2011. “Expode.” To burden with unreasonable expectations.