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

Wednesday, May 13, 2015

Tuesday, May 12, 2015

  • Pamper your pooch with homemade, edible shampoos and treatments
    The sister and brother team behind Seattle's High Maintenance Bitch brand are coming out with a new book full of recipes for health and beauty treatments for your dog. They invited Rachel Belle over to help make a Strawberry and Cream shampoo for their dog, Texas.
  • Ring My Belle: Many Seattle dwellers choose walkability over affordability
    1. Seattleites who live in the central part of the city are more interested in walkability and neighborhood love than affordability. 2. Google's self-driving cars have gotten into some accidents, but it was never the car's fault. 3. Starbucks' is introducing mini Frappuccinos 4. Skype now has a translator option so you can have conversations with foreigners in real time.

Monday, May 11, 2015

Thursday, May 7, 2015

  • Ring My Belle: A woman without feet won a treadmill on the Price is Right
    1. Starbucks' bottled water comes from California. But because of the drought, Californians are telling them to source elsewhere. 2. Chik-Fil-A is paying the City of Bellevue $23,000 to reimburse them for the overtime work police have done to manage the chicken induced traffic. 3. A woman who lost her legs in an accident won a treadmill on the Price is Right. 4. Heroin use is way up in Seattle. Again.

Wednesday, May 6, 2015

  • Ring My Belle: Older than 33? You probably don't seek out new music
    1. This Saturday, Seattle area Free range parents plan to celebrate “Take Our Children to the Park… And Leave Them There Day.” 2. A Little Free Library at a Seattle preschool was burned down & the kids are super sad about it. 3. A new study says that after the age of 33, the average adult no longer seeks out new bands and musicians. You basically just listen to your old favorites for the rest of your life.

Tuesday, May 5, 2015

  • A divorced Seattle couple lives together, raises kids together
    Whitney and Brian live in Seattle's Fremont neighborhood with their two kids, only they got a divorce 10 years ago. The pair, who call themselves friends and a team, decided to raise their kids together, in one house, while living in separate bedrooms.
  • Seattle 'Full House' family is the answer to the city's rent crisis
    Three and a half months ago, Seattle's Julia Massey and Jared Cortese became parents to baby Carl. They wanted to move to a bigger place, but can't afford it on their musician salaries. So they rented a bigger house with Jared's two brothers to save money, create a stronger community for themselves and raise their son in a close knit family atmosphere.
  • Ring My Belle: A Seattle architect is a Lego maniac
    1. Bamboo and Chai, the Seattle elephants, are stuck at the San Diego Zoo and a request has been filed in federal court to keep the elephants there until they can be sent to a nearby sanctuary. 2. A woman who ran the Boston marathon, and kissed a random man, finally tracked him down - and he's married. 3. A Seattle architect has 250,000 pieces of Legos and an entire room dedicated to building with them in his house.

Monday, May 4, 2015

  • Ring My Belle: Seattle's Capitol Hill neighborhood is the 5th bro-iest in the nation?!
    1. Seattle's Capitol Hill neighborhood is the 5th bro-iest in the nation?! 2. Presidential candidate Carly Fiorina is paying the price for not registering all of the domain names that contain her name. 3. There's a new documentary coming out about the 81 year old man who has played Big Bird and Oscar the Grouch since Sesame Street first started. 4. #talkpay wants you to tell the Twitter world what your salary is, hoping this will lead to closing the gender pay gap.

Thursday, April 30, 2015

  • TunaRamen Delight & other recipes prisoners concoct in their cells
    There's a long history of inmates concocting their own MSG laden recipes in the comfort of their units, using processed foods purchased from the commissary mixed with squirreled away cafeteria foods. The result is dishes like a burrito made with Top Ramen noodles and spice packet, refried, beans, pickles and mayonnaise. Rachel Belle visited the Clallam Bay Correctional Center to learn more about prison food.

Wednesday, April 29, 2015

  • Prisoners at WA's Clallam Bay learn the art of French Pastry making
    At Clallam Bay Correctional Center, a select number of inmates can participate in a seven month baking program, that gives them 45 credits at Peninsula College. They spend six hours a day, five days a week, perfecting French pastry and baking breads, cookies and brownies that are sold to prison staff and used to fund-raise for local charities. The idea is to give inmates an employable skill for when they get out.

Tuesday, April 28, 2015

  • Ring My Belle: A gruesome death at the Bumblebee tuna factory
    1. The Internet is calling her Mom of the Year: the woman who was videotaped smacking her son on the street during the Baltimore riot. 2. A man was accidentally cooked to death at the Bumblebee tuna plant. 3. A two sided mirror in a Chicago public restroom stirs debate. 4. A Federal Way man is using hip hop to get kids to eat vegan.

Monday, April 27, 2015

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