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Ring My Belle
Daily musings from Rachel Belle of the Ron and Don Show.
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Monday, June 16, 2014
Tired of Late Night Violence, Capitol Hill's 'Outwatch' Wants to Get You Home Safe
After hearing about several attacks on the LGTBQ community in Capitol Hill, local business owner Jennifer Dietrich decided she had to do something. So she formed Outwatch, a volunteer patrol group. Outwatch will walk you to your car, drive bartenders home late at night and be on the look out for street harassment.
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Ring My Belle: Why Do Dads Get Such Lame Gifts on Father's Day?
1. Starbucks says it will send all of its part-time to online college. 2. Lux, the Portland cat who was allegedly so violent his owner called 911 on him, is in a new home and feeling fine. 3. An article in Slate wonders why Father's Day gifts aimed at dad are so lame. 4. Kindergarteners learn better in plain classrooms, not bright and busy ones covered with posters and art.
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Sunday, June 15, 2014
Ring My Belle Weekends: Reinventing yourself, gym etiquette and homeless birthdays
Rachel shares an inspiring story about hating your job and has an update about the real life version of the hit film “Up!”
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Friday, June 13, 2014
Ring My Belle: High School Popularity Expires at Age 22!
1. Pope Francis refuses to drive around in the bulletproof Popemobile because he says he's too old to worry about the risks. 2. A new study says that popular kids lose their popularity by age 22, and almost half of them end up using drugs and committing crimes. 3. There's a new "smart cup" that can instantly tell you the ingredients and nutritional information of whatever you poured into it.
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Wednesday, June 11, 2014
A Seattle Wedding Venue Abruptly Closes & Refuses to Return $70,000 to 40 Couples
More than 40 couples were contacted by EM Fine Art, a Seattle wedding venue, informing them that the venue is closing, so they can no longer hold their weddings there. The email also said they won't be giving refunds, a total of $70,000. Now the couples are simultaneously trying to track down the owners and book a new venue for their weddings.
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Ring My Belle: Are you a bedtime procrastinator?
1. A 14 year old girl's service dog gets his photo in the yearbook, right next to hers. 2. Actress Mila Kunis wants men to stop saying "we're pregnant" when their partner is the one actually pregnant with the baby. 3. There's a phenomenon called "bedtime procrastination" and you're probably guilty of it. 4. A new survey says people actually don't mind a bit of chitchat on an airplane.
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Tuesday, June 10, 2014
Is the Sharing Economy Forcing Americans To Trust Each Other Again? Airbnb, Lyft & Relay Ride Users Say: Yes
With services like Airbnb, Lyft and Relay Rides in the mainstream, Americans are welcoming strangers into their homes and cars, and making a profit off of it. These options are often a cheaper way to travel, and in the process they might be teaching us to trust strangers again.
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Ring My Belle: Don't Buy Shrimp Farmed in Thailand!
1. A Seattle doctor has had his licensed suspended for sexting during surgery. Like, 45 sexts in a single surgery. 2. Farmed shrimp from Thailand have a human trafficking element to them. The men involved with the farming are actually slaves. 3. A woman named Amelia Earhart (really!) is getting ready to fly a plane around the world to get girls interested in flying.
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Sunday, June 8, 2014
Ring My Belle Weekends: Communes, drive-in theaters and the return of board games
Rachel gets nostalgic talking communes, drive-in theaters and board games, before looking at the search for America's best burrito.
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Friday, June 6, 2014
Save the Wheel-In Motor Movie Drive-In in Port Townsend
The Wheel-In is the last of the remaining Washington state drive-ins that needs to switch over to a digital format. If they don't, they can no longer operate. They're hoping to raise $35,000 through their Kickstarter campaign (ends Sunday morning) so they can keep the 61 year old iconic theater open!
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Wednesday, June 4, 2014
Ring My Belle: Opera Singers Are Being Fat shamed
1. The Secret Service is looking for software so that they can better monitor social media...and that includes a program that can detect sarcasm. 2. Whatever happened to "It ain't over til the fat lady sings?" In the UK, opera singers are being fat shamed by critics. 3. A Longview, WA man has created a cold brew coffee that contains THC. 4. New gossip about JFK and Jackie O's marriage is revealed in a new book. It says she was ready to file for divorce when he was assassinated. (cc images: dr_tr)
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Tuesday, June 3, 2014
Board Games Are Back, And Seattle's Techies Are Fueling the Movement
Poor cardboard board games were clobbered when the video game came on the scene, stealing the attention of kids and teens everywhere. But now the board game is making a comeback, and many of them are being produced by, and with the help of, the tech industry. Meet the inventor of Robot Turtles and the woman who founded Lady Plainswalkers Society, a Magic the Gathering gaming group for women.
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Ring My Belle: Turn Off Your Lights Remotely with Your iPhone
1. Apple had a conference, that revealed two new plans: “HealthKit” and “HomeKit.” One will keep track of your medical records on your iPhone, the other will control appliances in your home remotely. 2. Ryan Lewis has all the fortune and fame of being attached to Macklemore, but none of the physical recognition. 3. Kids these days (get off my lawn!) don't have to focus much on writing in school, and neuroscientists and psychologists say this is bad for their little brains. 4. Google glass may have finally found a non-lame home: on the faces of surgeons.
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Monday, June 2, 2014
Beth's Cafe: Seattle's Favorite 24/7 Greasy Spoon Turns 60
Beth's Cafe, famous for their gut busting 12-egg omelets (the Southwestern is filled with two bowls of chili!), is celebrating 60 years of around-the-clock greasy spoon dining.
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Ring My Belle: The Pope Says Have a kid, Not a Pet
1. The latest on the Casey Kasem family feud involves raw meat, Kitsap County and a trip to the hospital. 2. A man is sentenced to 5 years for excessive dine and ditching. 3. The Pope tells childless couples to have kids, not pets, otherwise they will be lonely.
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