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Ring My Belle
Daily musings from Rachel Belle of the Ron and Don Show.
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Monday, March 17, 2014
Millennials Are Reviving the Co-op/Commune Life
Soaring rent prices and a craving for connection has some 20 and 30-somethings moving into co-ops and communes. Here you'll meet some of the residents of Bob the House, a co-op of nine people in Seattle's University District.
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Sunday, March 16, 2014
Ring My Belle Weekends: Are Christians bad tippers?
Rachel Belle talks tipping, state meats, fat shaming, and banning water bottles.
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Thursday, March 13, 2014
Ring My Belle: Starbucks Introduces a Tipping App
1. A 71 year old former police officer who shot and killed a man in a movie theater over texting, was actually texting minutes before. 2. Starbucks has a new app that will allow you to tip your barista. 3. Americans spent $55.7 billion dollars last year on their pets. 4. Business talk.
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Fat Shaming: When can a doctor tell a patient she's obese?
Many overweight people have had awkward and hurtful experiences at a doctor's office. They go in for an ear infection and the doctor would rather talk about losing weight. This is often called 'fat shaming.' A Seattle 'fat positive' woman and an obesity doctor from Swedish weight in on the issue.
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Wednesday, March 12, 2014 Local, Farm Fresh Foods, No Market Required
Seattle's Janelle Maiocco dreamed up Farmstr: a way for farmers to connect directly with consumers, sort of like a craigslist for local, organic produce, meat, eggs and milk. You can get good deals on food straight from the farm, based on what the farmer has to offer.
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Ring My Belle: Sandusky's Wife Still Says Jerry is 100% Innocent
1. Dottie Sandusky went on the Today show to talk about her husband's incoherence. Jerry Sandusky is a convicted child molester. 2. A 19 year old Oregon man, who's dying of cancer, had going to a strip club as #1 on his before-I-pass-away bucket list. 3. Should Seattle ban pet rents? 4. Comedian Chelsea Handler rips Piers Morgan when he's interviewing her on his short lived talk show.
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Monday, March 10, 2014
Your Dream Job: Two Seattle Women Share How They Got Theirs
The story of two Seattle women who ventured out on their own, completely switched careers, and followed their career passions. In the end, they both love going to work everyday. Perhaps it's your turn?
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Ring My Belle: Are Christians bad tippers?
1. An adorable 3 year old girl cuts her hair and donates it to Locks Of Love. 2. A pastor wants to prove that not all Christians are bad tippers, so he launched a website for servers to complain and will send each an apology note and a gift card. 3. A pair of fraternal twins in Australia have spent $200,000 to make themselves identical. They share a phone, a job, a bed and a boyfriend. It's totally normal. 4. The mammoth tusk, found in a Seattle construction site last month, will only be on display through the end of this month. So hurry up and go see it!
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Sunday, March 9, 2014
Ring My Belle Weekends: How Social Media is changing grief.
Social media and grief announcements, plus other topics from around the Northwest.
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Friday, March 7, 2014
Youth In Focus Changes Teens, One Photo at a Time
Youth In Focus is an after-school program for at-risk or struggling teens, that uses photography as a catalyst for positive change.
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Ring My Belle: Apparently the monocle is BACK!
1. Chrysler is taking back a $250,000 Viper, they donated to an Olympia community college, with the plan to crush and destroy the car. 2. According to the New york Times, the monocle is back in fashion. 3. The pastry chef who invented the Cronut is back with another inventive dessert. 4. A new study says there are people out there who physiologically just don't respond to music.
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Wednesday, March 5, 2014
Seattle's First Marijuana Tour is Set to Launch
Kush Tourism is launching, what they say is, Seattle's first marijuana tour. It will be a smoke-free, behind the scenes look at many facets of pot culture, including marijuana cookery and glass pipe blowing.
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Ring My Belle: A normal sized Barbie...named Lammily?
1. Mt Everest is covered in 50 tons of trash and human waste. The Nepalese government is now requiring hikers to bring down trash. 2. In WA state, e-cigarettes will soon be slapped with a 75% tax. 3. In New Orleans, an app called Air PnP was created to help Mardi Gras revelers find a place to use the bathroom. 4. A new Barbie-like doll is in the makings and the idea is that her body has a more average proportion.
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Tuesday, March 4, 2014
Ring My Belle: Would You Pay To Ship NYC Single Ladies to Single SF Brogrammers?
1. Seattle may get a gondola, no tax money required, but will it do anything to help transportation? 2. A dating company launched a crowd-funding campaign to raise money to fly single New York ladies over to San Francisco, where there are more men. 3. A typo was just corrected in a 161 year old New york Times article about "12 Years a Slave." 4. A Missouri candy shoppe (yes, shoppe!) advertised a Fat Tuesday fudge special exclusively for fat people.
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Monday, March 3, 2014
Aleksa Manila: Counselor By Day, Drag Queen By Night
Aleks Martin is a drug and alcohol counselor in Seattle, but at night he transforms into Aleksa Manila, a glamorous drag queen who's donned hundreds of wigs and billions of sequins.
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