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Daily musings from Rachel Belle of the Ron and Don Show.

Tuesday, April 14, 2015

  • Ring My Belle: The Seattle boss who raised everyone's salary to $70,000
    1. A Seattle boss read that people are much happier if they make $70,000 a year, so he dropped his own salary, and raised all of theirs to that number. 2. A Seattle man spent the weekend in a neighborhood tree, scheduled to be cut down by City Light. 3. Gwyneth Paltrow is doing the Food Stamp Challenge and now she is being attacked because she purchased too many limes and veggies with her $29 weekly stipend.

Monday, April 13, 2015

  • Ring My Belle: Seattle city employees now get 4 weeks paid family leave!
    1. The Seattle City Council unanimously voted to give four weeks paid family leave to new moms and dads. 2. New trend alert: young people dyeing their hair gray. 3. Ultra-orthodox Jewish men are sometimes stalling flights because they refuse to sit next to a woman on a plane. 4. What are the most successful commercial diets?

Friday, April 10, 2015

  • Plate of Nations showcases family run restaurants in Seattle's Rainier Valley
    Rainier Valley has the most diverse zip code in the United States, which means there are restaurants from all around the world, many of them run by immigrant families. Twelve of these restaurants are being highlighted in a promotion called Plate of Nations. Each restaurant is offering a $15 and $25 meals that can serve 2-4 people.
  • Ring My Belle: Is using Emojis emasculating?
    1. A Kennewick cop was caught on video, interacting with a driver in a less than savory manner. 2. Reddit is no longer letting employees negotiate their salaries, since women are often not as good at negotiating as men are. 3. Should men use emojis? Is using Emojis emasculating?

Thursday, April 9, 2015

  • Chick-fil-A opened in Bellevue, but is it worth the hype?
    The first Washington Chick-Fil-A franchise opened in Bellevue this morning, and 100 people camped out in the parking lot over night, and were rewarded with free chicken for a year. But Rachel Belle wanted to find out if the chicken is as delicious as the hype.

Wednesday, April 8, 2015

  • Internet addicts: there's an app that can force you offline
    Many of us have a love/hate relationship with the Internet. It can be fun and useful, until we're on Facebook until 2am. But a couple of apps allow us to block certain websites, or the entire Internet, for periods of time so we can get stuff done. Or have hours of Internet free fun with our family and friends.

Monday, April 6, 2015

  • Applying to college? Don't let your mom do all the work
    At Seattle Pacific University, they have a lot of involved parents, but sometimes it's too much. Parents will fill out the applications, write the essays and do the talking in meetings. But the school's counselors have some tips for students on how to stand out.

Sunday, April 5, 2015

Friday, April 3, 2015

  • Ring My Belle: Liked 'Full House?' Well, get ready for 'FULLER HOUSE!!!!'
    1. For the first time, a California judge has insisted a prison pay for an trans inmate, who is a convicted murderer, to get a sex change operation. 2. Netflix pays 40 employees to watch movies all day. 3. Netflix is reportedly *this* close to signing a deal to bring us 'Fuller House' - a sequel to the popular TV show 'Full House,' starring several of the original actors as the characters they once played. 4.A Twitter exchange between Deion Sanders Jr and Deion Sanders about how rich they are.

Wednesday, April 1, 2015

  • Local veterans share the stories behind their tattoos
    Auburn's White River Valley Museum is looking for submissions for their upcoming Service Ink exhibit, photos and stories about the tattoos of local veterans. Here you will meet two of the men whose tattoos will be featured in the exhibit.
  • Ring My Belle: Gay pizza wedding?
    1. An Indiana pizza parlor says they won't serve their pizza at a gay wedding. Because, of course, so many people get pizzas delivered to their reception. 2. In California, the drought is getting extreme. Restaurants are no longer allowed to serve water unless a patron asks for it. 3. An NYPD detective with an anger management problem goes off on an innocent Uber driver, and we think he should be fired.

Tuesday, March 31, 2015

  • Edith Macefield's Ballard home back up for sale
    The saga continues. Edith Macefield's house goes up for sale, seven years after she passed away. She left the house to her caretaker, who sold it to a real estate entrepreneur who went bankrupt and the house was recently foreclosed upon. Meanwhile, people from all over the world are writing messages on colorful balloons outside of the house.
  • Ring My Belle: Women are going to "Tupperware parties for cannabis."
    1. Fewer people in Seattle go to Sunday church, but more are going to non-traditional churches. 2. Amazon can now provide you with a goat herder. 3. In San Francisco, women are going to "Tupperware parties for cannabis." 4. Moms: it's quality not quantity when it comes to spending time with your children.

Sunday, March 29, 2015

Friday, March 27, 2015

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