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The Slice Summertime Traveler Stays In Close Touch

It’s time again for the writes of summer.

And Rathdrum’s Jeanni Kaminski has been keeping us updated on her cross-country road trip.

We’ve received postcards mailed from Montana, Denver, St. Louis and her old hometown, South Bend, Ind. We expect to see plenty more before she’s through traveling.

Hope her family visits went well.

If by some chance you cross paths with Kaminski out there on the road, tell her The Slice said thanks and “Wish you were here.”

Slice answers: An operating room nurse guessed that Spokane surgeon Dr. Henry Gerber might have the area’s best workplace CD collection.

And Al Stopp’s daughter nominated him for the title “Lighter Fluid King of the Inland Northwest.”

“His belief is that the charcoal briquettes are not going good until you have no eyebrows,” she said.

Multiple choice: You learn all you need to know about someone’s personality by observing that individual:

a.) drive I-90 at rush hour.

b.) critique the Swell Paper.

c.) be on the losing end of a bad call in softball.

d.) make a movie rental selection.

e.) react to a copy of Playboy.

f.) discuss crime and punishment.

g.) encounter a crying baby.

h.) respond to a question he or she can’t really answer.

i.) leave a tip.

j.) drive by roadkill.

k.) fold a map.

l.) talk about a hobby.

m.) order a pizza.

n.) cope with an overflowing toilet.

o.) talk about parts of the country he or she has never visited.

p.) discuss any religious theme.

q.) pull up behind a car displaying bumper stickers that do not reflect his or her own political outlook.

r.) spot someone famous.

s.) get dressed/undressed.

t.) encounter someone speaking a language other than English.

u.) debate the relative merits of Oregon Coast vacation spots.

v.) confront the prospect of socializing with co-workers.

w.) lose money in a pop machine.

x.) watch a T-ball game.

y.) walk behind someone who looks really, really good from the back.

z.) other.

Warm-up question: Who around here has to kiss the most backsides in order to keep his or her job?

Today’s Slice question: What one essentially mainstream lifestyle choice is regarded as slightly radical by the most people in Spokane?

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MEMO: The Slice appears Tuesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday. Write The Slice at P.O. Box 2160, Spokane, WA 99210; call (509) 459-5470; fax (509) 459-5098. True or false: It’s every American’s inalienable right to set the neighbor’s roof on fire with a bottle rocket.

The Slice appears Tuesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday. Write The Slice at P.O. Box 2160, Spokane, WA 99210; call (509) 459-5470; fax (509) 459-5098. True or false: It’s every American’s inalienable right to set the neighbor’s roof on fire with a bottle rocket.

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