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Ring My Belle
Daily musings from Rachel Belle of the Ron and Don Show.
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Monday, November 17, 2014
Ring My Belle: Grimm's Fairytales are getting grimmer!
1. A Seattle veteran catches a guy who had broken into his home, and they fight, on camera, and now the world can watch. 2. Fuel prices are down, so why are airline prices still rising? 3. The Grimm's fairytales we know, that many Disney films are based on, are not the original gruesome tales written by the brothers in 1812. Now, for the first time, the original stories are available. 4. An Australian anchorman wore the same suit every day for a year, and no one noticed. It was part of a social experiment.
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Thursday, November 13, 2014
500 Women & Children are cold and homeless in Seattle, but you can help
Mary's Place, a Seattle non-profit that provides shelter and services for 150 homeless women and a children a day, is trying to raise $250,000 to open a new shelter in time for winter.
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Wednesday, November 12, 2014
The Paseo Lawsuit: Can Undocumented Workers Sue and Win?
Seattle's beloved Paseo abruptly closed yesterday, denying sandwich lovers their cult status, Cuban-style sammies. But then a lawsuit surfaced: four Hispanic, former Paseo employees are suing the owners, saying they weren't paid overtime or given breaks during long shifts. A Seattle lawyer says wage theft is VERY common, but undocumented workers rarely sue out of fear.
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Ring My Belle: Two woman are ALREADY camped out at Best Buy for Black Friday
1. Tomorrow night at Issaquah High School, from 6-8pm, high school girls are encouraged to attend a sexual assault and self defense forum. Brandi Carlile will be there! 2. Two California woman are ALREADY camped out at Best Buy for Black Friday. They plan to wait for 22 days to get the best deal.
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Tuesday, November 11, 2014
Ring My Belle: Paseo is closed. Yes, FOR GOOD.
1. Paseo, arguably Seattle's favorite sandwich shop, abruptly and unexpectedly closed it's doors today. We also got wind of a lawsuit. 2. The hand carved, native American mask that inspired the Seahawks logo, is coming to Seattle thanks to a kickstarter campaign.
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Monday, November 10, 2014
Couple drives around the world in their tricked out VW van
Brad and Sheena Van Orden were bored of their 9-to-5 routine, so they saved up their money and took off on a two-and-a-half year road trip that took them on adventures around the world. They just landed back in the US and chose Seattle as their new home.
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Ring My Belle: Why aren't you an organ donor?
1. 21 Americans a day die because they don't get the organ transplant they need. Why don't more people donate? 2. Kenneth Bae is finally released from a north Korean prison and the first thing he requests in pizza. 3. If you're a bad dancer, it could be biological. 4. In Thurston and Lewis counties, the new sheriffs elected are identical twins.
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Friday, November 7, 2014
Seahawks chow down on southern comfort food after every home game
The Seahawks eat lean and clean all week, but after a big, taxing game the healthy diet goes out the window. The Seahawks are fed New Orleans cooking from Seattle food truck Jemil's Big Easy after every home game.
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Ring My Belle: Is your beard bad for the economy?
1. Seattle is about to get new parking meters that will charge different prices at different times of day. 2. Actress Keira Knightley agreed to pose topless in a magazine as long as they didn't Photoshop her body. 3. Bearded dudes are killing the shaving industry.
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Thursday, November 6, 2014
Ring My Belle: Seattle now has an alcohol home delivery service
1. Even science enthusiasts like Stephen Hawking are afraid of the future of artificial intelligence. 2. There's a kindler, gentler KKK in town that welcomes people of all races and religions. 3. Starbucks is bringing back their recently cancelled holiday drinks, like the Eggnog Latte, after people complained that they couldn't go on without them. 4. Seattle now has an alcohol delivery service.
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Wednesday, November 5, 2014
The psychology behind hoarding, and the local company who'll help you clean up your act
A Seattle woman hasn't allowed a single person into her home for five years, embarrassed that it's completely jammed packed with garbage and stuff. A secret hoarder, she's now working with Bio Clean, a local company that specializes in cleaning up hoarder houses, murder scenes and anything else that no one else wants to clean up.
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Ring My Belle: Where you sit in a restaurant determines what you order
1. Some Seattle parents are pushing schools for a longer lunch break. 2. Amanda Knox has been the subject of much news, and now she is creating content at a Seattle paper. 3. New research says what you order in a restaurant depends on where you sit. Note: sitting near a window will lead to healthier ordering. 4. A 28 year old guy who recently broke up with his girlfriend and was all set to go on an around-the-world-trip with her, wants to give her ticket to another women with her same name.
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Tuesday, November 4, 2014
A culinary pho-nomenon: The history of pho in Seattle
It's hard to walk a few blocks in Seattle without stumbling upon a pho restaurant. But I wondered what sparked the popularity of this Vietnamese soup in our city. What's the history behind it? Here you'll meet the owner of Seattle's first pho restaurant & the Governor who opened the state's doors to Vietnamese immigrants.
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Ring My Belle: A single mom finds love with her sperm donor
1. A single mom used a sperm donor to have her daughter, and a couple years later they met and fell in love. 2. Taylor Swift has pulled all of her music off of Spotify. 3. Chris Brown wants the world to stop talking about his past. 4. A woman, annoyed that babies don't get to choose if their pictures are posted to FB, invented a way for babies to post their own selfies.
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Friday, October 31, 2014
Ring My Belle: Why you shouldn't talk like a robot at work
1. An awesome story of a 15 year old girl who got the amber Alert yesterday, and located the suspect and called police within a minute! 2. A health department worker in NYC was suspended for using a robot voice when he answered the phone. 3. Beer, wine and booze don't have nutritional labels but the UK wants to change that. 4. Some of the Seahawks favorite candies, unwrapped.
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