Stories tagged: The Slice
Mon., Feb. 18, 2013
The Slice: Make sure your top choice is simply presidential
Here’s a Presidents Day conundrum to mull. If George Washington had been given a middle name, what should it have been? A) Grady. B) Lamont. C) Tiberius. D) Cuthbert. E) …
Sun., Feb. 17, 2013
The Slice: Medically speaking, questions never hurt
Why does Spokane exist? Well, as you know, it used to have something to do with freight trains and brothels. Before that it was fish and game. But now, of …
Sat., Feb. 16, 2013
The Slice: Anything to avoid a troubled clef
There are two kinds of people. One kind grew up with “Every good boy does fine.”
Fri., Feb. 15, 2013
The Slice: Zag title won’t cure all ills
There seems to be some confusion about the possible implications of the Gonzaga men’s basketball team winning the national championship. So let’s clear up a few misunderstandings.
Thu., Feb. 14, 2013
The Slice: You can’t miss that large rack
Displayed on the front of Cheryl Fries’ home in Bonners Ferry is a large set of elk antlers. Well, her family took the rack down to accommodate house painting.
Tue., Feb. 12, 2013
The Slice: Sounds a lot like a Slice snort
It can be interesting to watch someone in a waiting room peruse the office copy of The Spokesman-Review. Well, not for everyone maybe. But it is interesting to me.
Mon., Feb. 11, 2013
The Slice: Sounds like grounds for a hidden camera
Ever feel sorry for a stranger’s spouse? Some guy at a Spokane grocery store’s butcher counter was making fun of his wife’s attempt to discontinue eating meat. She was nowhere …
Sun., Feb. 10, 2013
The Slice: Choose wisely before your cavity search
It helps to be prepared. So in advance of your next dental appointment, you might want to decide what music you’d like to listen to before you are handed headphones.
Sat., Feb. 9, 2013
The Slice: Somewhere in this story is a joke about the seat
Let’s kiss and tell. Gabi Tilley was 12 when a new boy in school passed her a note in class. It inquired about her interest in locking lips. She green-lighted …
Thu., Feb. 7, 2013
The Slice: Their first kiss certainly rang true
Let’s start with a couple of kisses. Judy McKeehan remembers the first time her husband smooched her.
Tue., Feb. 5, 2013
The Slice: Anybody else willing to kiss and tell?
Noting that Valentine’s Day is coming, a reader named Sally shared the story of her first kiss. “We were playing hide and seek in Washtucna City Park,” she wrote.
Mon., Feb. 4, 2013
The Slice: Remember: ‘Better half’ can work in both directions
It’s a never-ending quest. “My 40-plus single friends who are in relationships wonder how to refer to the men we are in relationships with,” wrote Renee Haynes of Spokane Valley. …
Sun., Feb. 3, 2013
The Slice: A little trip down memory lane
What is your most vivid memory of reading aloud to small children? A) Watching a child silently act out parts of the story. B) Trying to read through glistening eyes …
Sat., Feb. 2, 2013
The Slice: Celebrity can mean hero or goat
It has been a long time since a regular feature running in The Spokesman-Review inspired a nickname for a local kid who then went on to become a colossal celebrity. …
Fri., Feb. 1, 2013
The Slice: Should’ve been better groomed
Many hereabouts are familiar with the story of young Henry J. Kaiser coming to Spokane from back East more than a 100 years ago to make something of himself and …
Thu., Jan. 31, 2013
The Slice: C’mon guys; step up to fridge duty
Please don’t cancel your subscription. But in the interest of transparency, this needs to come out.
Tue., Jan. 29, 2013
The Slice: Believe it: Hunt and peck will never go out of style
The Slice has managed to secure an exclusive interview with the slowest texter in Spokane. The S-R will not reveal his identity, other than to say he is a mild-mannered …
Mon., Jan. 28, 2013
The Slice: Just be glad it wasn’t shoe polish
Betty Brueske thought she was applying underarm deodorant one day last week but it was actually that fake-tan stuff. She blamed it on sleep deprivation caused by a new puppy.
Sun., Jan. 27, 2013
The Slice: Let’s party like it’s XLVII
There’s still time to invite me to your Super Bowl party. I promise to behave myself.
Sat., Jan. 26, 2013
The Slice: Classify it as a transition between good hair days
Let’s see a show of hands. How often do you hear compliments about the way your hair looks the day before you are scheduled to get it cut?
Thu., Jan. 24, 2013
The Slice: Depending on the season, it’s all about the layers
How often do you worry about being overdressed for an event? I mean, let’s face it. That’s not hard to do these days.
Tue., Jan. 22, 2013
The Slice: Avoid reminding them about the tongue on the frozen flagpole
There are certain advantages to having lived in different parts of the country. For one thing, it encourages you to assess people one at a time and not rely on …
Mon., Jan. 21, 2013
The Slice: Everyone put your hands together
You might be aware that the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recommends humming the “Happy Birthday” song twice while washing your hands to ensure that you devote enough time …
Sun., Jan. 20, 2013
The Slice: That new-car smell was all in her head
Beamer up, Scotty. “I find robo-calls irritating, especially on my cellphone,” wrote Mildred Scheel. “But one yesterday provided a bit of hopeful excitement.”
Sat., Jan. 19, 2013
The Slice: Sometimes, you’re better off without your eyeglasses
For Kendall Feeney, there are two versions of The Spokesman-Review. There’s the one just like the edition everyone else sees.
Fri., Jan. 18, 2013
The Slice: Cross checking the forecast
If you ever helped maintain a backyard ice rink, it forever changed your perspective on winter. OK, maybe that’s not true for everyone. But for at least some who once …
Thu., Jan. 17, 2013
The Slice: This boot was made for droppings
Tina Wynecoop keeps a pair of warm boots just outside her back door. A pine siskin used one of them as a cozy bedroom the other night. The next morning, …
Tue., Jan. 15, 2013
The Slice: Don’t let the look scare you
It can be tempting, when waiting for a bus outside the STA Plaza, to speculate that some young people are not on a trajectory hurtling them toward achievement and stellar …
Mon., Jan. 14, 2013
The Slice: It’s a good bet Johnny’s just toying with him
Calling all amateur animal psychologists. “My cat Johnny takes pleasure in dropping his toy mice in the dog’s water bowl,” wrote Terri Nelson. “I’m not sure if he is drowning …
Sun., Jan. 13, 2013
The Slice: Around here, we might have all walks of life
What does our walking speed say about the Inland Northwest? I have my own theory, but I want to hear yours first.