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Ring My Belle
Daily musings from Rachel Belle of the Ron and Don Show.
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Wednesday, October 15, 2014
Ring My Belle: A Renton student is suing to remove an "F" grade
1. A Renton high school student got an an F on a test, and now she is suing to have her grade changed. 2. An Australian family sold their cat, along with their house, for an extra fee of $100,000. 3. A NY Times magazine piece speculates why so many Americans are now obsessed with extreme fitness.
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Tuesday, October 14, 2014
See the Lombardi Trophy at the EMP's new Seahawks Exhibit
The new Seahawks exhibit opened at the EMP today, with a ribbon cutting ceremony headed by team owner Paul Allen and Coach Pete Carroll.
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Ring My Belle: Apple & Facebook will pay for you to freeze your eggs
1. Apple and Facebook are now offering to pay for women to freeze their eggs. 2. I-405 is probably getting a tolled lane, and the carpool lane might require three passengers. 3. Jimmy John's requires it's sandwich makers to sign a two year non-compete! 4. Some people with tattoos want to have them removed when they die, treated, and framed for their living loved ones.
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Friday, October 10, 2014
Ring My Belle: How many Seattle school children are vaccinated?
1. A look at which Seattle schools have the highest number of non-vaccinated kids. 2. This year's tackiest Halloween costume: sexy Ebola! 3. The Governor of Oregon's fiance was just outed for marring an immigrant in exchange for money, so he could get his Green card. 4. Red Bull won't give you wings and they're gonna pay you as an apology.
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Thursday, October 9, 2014
A White House Chef is Cooking in Port Angeles
John Moeller cooked for three Presidential families between 1992 and 2005, and this weekend he'll be cooking some White House dishes, from his new book, at the Dungeness Crab and Seafood Festival in Port Angeles. We chatted about presidential palaces and life in the White House kitchen.
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Ring My Belle: The Pope is talking about s-e-x!
1. Newish Microsoft CEO, Satya Nadella, gives some very poor advice to women who are looking for a raise. He tells them not to ask for one. 2. The Pope is talking about s-e-x! 3. Willie Nelson's braids were auctioned off for $37,000! 4. Amazon is opening a brick and mortar store in NYC.
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Wednesday, October 8, 2014
Ring My Belle: A young woman decides on death with dignity
1. A 29 year old woman with a brain tumor, and a death sentence, moved to Portland so she could die with dignity. 2. Just how fast do germs spread throughout your office? Fast. You can blame your coworkers for your sniffles. 3. Washington state prisoners get to watch the Seahawks games. But only if they're good!
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A Seattle Councilwoman wants paid maternity/paternity leave for all city workers
Right now in Washington state, companies can choose whether or not they provide paid family leave for employees. But Seattle city councilwoman Jean Godden thinks it's important to give all city employees, moms and dads, paid time off to be with their newborn. Only one other city municipality in the country does this.
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Tuesday, October 7, 2014
Learn to be a little more French, in Seattle
French Truly was started a year ago, but a French woman who realized that Americans want to learn more than just the French language. They want to learn about the culture. So she curates events that include French film, art, music, politics, history and language.
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Ring My Belle: Would you have a "green funeral?"
1. An update on Watoto's death: the African elephant who died at Woodland Park Zoo in August. 2. Green burials are gaining popularity amongst people who want a simple, inexpensive burial. 3. Turns out, using hands-free voice commands, like Siri, are just as distracting as texting or talking on the phone.
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Sunday, October 5, 2014
Ring My Belle Weekends: Pianos, Erotic Cakes & Seattle's Favorite Dive Bar!
An update on Seattle's Melodic Caring Project, a Rage Against the Machine guitarist goes head-to-head with a beloved Seattle dive bar, The dying art of piano tuning & the Seattle's Erotic Bakery is now closed.
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Thursday, October 2, 2014
The dying art of piano tuning, and a blind Seattle man who's keeping the profession alive
The average piano tuner is between 55 and 60 years old, and not a lot of young people are entering the profession. But 70 year old Mike Gill has been a piano tuner for 45 years, and he happens to be blind.
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Ring My Belle: What do Sleepless in Seattle, Medina rela estate and rich Chinese people have in common?
1. An update on the lesbian couple who had a mixed race child because they received the wrong sperm from the sperm bank. 2. A third of homes a million dollars and over, sold in Medina and Bellevue, are being sold to wealthy Chinese people. And it's partly do to a romantic comedy.
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Wednesday, October 1, 2014
Your knives and lotions confiscated by TSA at Sea-Tac? They're being sold in Tumwater.
If you've ever gone through airport security and had an item confiscated, you might have wondered where it ended up. Did the TSA agent eat the oversize bottle of salsa you bought in Mexico? Turns out, all the liquids are destroyed, but all of the knives and screwdrivers are sold by a government run agency. All the proceeds go back into the general fund.
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Ring My Belle: Drive-thru Funeral Viewings Is a Thing
1. A white lesbian couple is upset because they received the wrong sperm, and gave birth to a mixed race child. 2. New job perk: precation. Getting a paid 2 week vacation before you have to start your new job. 3. Facebook is changing their policy in regards to requiring drag queens to use their real names. 4. A Michigan funeral home is doing drive-through funeral viewings.
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