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Ring My Belle
Daily musings from Rachel Belle of the Ron and Don Show.
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Monday, July 7, 2014
Seattle's Purple Bearded Bubbleman Has Been Blowing Bubbles for 33 Years
Seattle's Gary Golightly, AKA The Bubbleman, has been doing bubble shows in 45 countries for the past 33 years. He uses found and thrifted items, like flyswatters and plastic six pack rings, to make huge bubbles that kids go crazy for.
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Ring My Belle: The $16,000 Potato Salad
1. A new study says that children with same-sex parents are happier and healthier than the general population. 2. A dude looking to make $10 on kickstarter, to make potato salad, has collected $16,000 and he has another 25 days to go. 3. An Arizona State professor is giving extra credit to women who go without shaving their legs and armpits for 10 weeks.
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Sunday, July 6, 2014
Ring My Belle Weekends: Fireworks! Dog Food Diets?!
Rachel shares her love for fireworks, speaks with an inspiring quadriplegic author and much, much more.
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Thursday, July 3, 2014
A Washington State Woman Has Vowed to Eat Pet Food For a Whole Month
Dorothy Hunter, CEO of Paws Natural Pet Emporium in Richland and Kennewick, Washington, is eating almost nothing but dog and cat foods for an entire month. She wants to spread the message that people should read labels, and only feed their pets foods that they would eat themselves. She is only eating natural, sometimes organic, USDA approved pet foods.
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Wednesday, July 2, 2014
A Local Singer's New Book Teaches Kids About Life in a Wheelchair
Nashville-based, Tacoma native, Faith Ecklund broke her neck in a car accident when she was 16 and has been in a wheelchair ever since. Her new book, "Our Friends in Chairs With Wheels," wants to erase that stigma that people in wheelchairs are strange just because they're a little different.
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Ring My Belle: PepsiCo's CEO Says Women Can't Have It All
1. The female CEO of PepsiCo makes some compelling statements about the intense guilt she has felt trying to raise two daughters while pulling CEO duty. 2. Americans no longer eat three meals a day, they just snack. And more people eat alone these days, by choice.
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Tuesday, July 1, 2014
Book Cafe is a Library-On-Wheels For Snohomish Kids on Summer Vacation
Snohomish teacher and librarian, Jenny Granger, wanted to find a way to keep kids reading over the summer break, to keep kids reading at grade level. So she created Book Cafe, a little yellow school bus that stops at Snohomish trailer parks and community centers, and welcomes kids to come inside and pick out books.
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Ring My Belle: The Superhot Felon Scored a modeling Deal
1. A new Washington law will make it much easier for an adopted person to find their birth parent. 2. The Stockton gang member and felon who set the Internet on fire with his megahot mugshot has been offered a $30,000 modeling contract. Too bad he's stuck in jail.
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Monday, June 30, 2014
A Kent Woman, by way of Senegal, Fights for Her Right to Braid Hair
Salamata Sylla earns a living braiding hair in the Senegalese style. But when the Department of License told her she needed to get a cosmetology license, she knew she didn't have to. She has filed a federal lawsuit to protect braiders across the state. I visited her at her Kent shop to learn more about the cultural tradition of braiding.
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Ring My Belle: What if your spouse wanted to move to Mars?
1. The husband of a woman who is on the short-ish list for a one-way trip to Mars wrote an article about how he really feels about her going. 2. Phil Collins is giving his massive personal collection of historical Alamo the Alamo!
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Sunday, June 29, 2014
Ring My Belle Weekends: Seattle cookbook author Becky Selengut joins Rachel to Discuss Informercials, Hot Dogs & Why She Loathes Food Trends
Rachel visits with a group of moms who have their own unexpected version of Powder Puff Football, plus Rachel breaks down the top 10 highest grossing infomercial products
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Friday, June 27, 2014
Ring My Belle: A New Adult Novel From Judy Blume!
1. If you're ever annoyed by how often the bridges go up in Seattle, this story will explain everything. 2. If you regularly binge watch TV shows, a new study says you're going to die young. 3. A new poll says a shocking number of Americans thing astrology is science. 4. Judy Blume, young adult novel author and hero, is coming out with a new novel for adults!
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Washington's First Cannabis Food Truck Can't Open & You Won't See Edibles in State Run Marijuana Stores Either
The Sammich Truck was planning to sell cannabis infused sandwiches in Black Diamond this weekend, but they hit a snag with the Snohomish County Department of Health. There's a federal law that prohibits people from selling food with marijuana infused in it, which is putting a stop to the entire statewide edibles industry.
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Thursday, June 26, 2014
Moms Play Full Contact, Tackle Football in Marysville This Friday
After 10 weeks of hard core practice (two hours a night, five nights a week) a group of moms are ready to play full contact football under the Friday night lights. The annual game is a fundraiser for youth sports scholarships.
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Wednesday, June 25, 2014
Ring My Belle: Tiny Lady Superheroes!
1. A four year old Ferndale girl saved the day after her babysitter robbed her house and then put the blame on an innocent neighbor. 2. A new Seth Rogan movie is about assassinating north Korean dictator, Kim Jong Un, and apparently the country is super pissed about it. 3. A little girl wrote a letter in crayon to her dad's boss, asking him to give her dad some vacation time for his birthday. 4. A woman found a cry for help in a $10 dress she bought.
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