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Kiss Me I'm Irish

Shocking news. My mom revealed I might be Irish and/or Scottish today. I was always under the impression my red hair was Norsk and Russian-Jewish. Afterall, red hair came from the Vikings, according to a random old dude who always came into the ACE Hardware I worked at as a teenager.


This news is utterly shocking. I’ve always been offended when people ask, “Are you Irish? Are you Scottish? Well, then what are you?” I’ve always been proud of not falling into that categorization of redheads. And, half my red hair does come from my Russian-Jewish side; I think that’s pretty homogenous. It is offensive when someone says, “A Jew, with red hair?” I think I know more Jews with red hair than without. And I feel somewhat content to say I might not have had it too bad at a concentration camp…


That is unless, of course, it’s a concentration camp in an MIA video.


I don’t look very Irish or Scottish, besides being pale and redheaded. I hate thinking my ancestors were discriminated against on the Western European side too…but would it really be so bad to be Irish/Scottish? Now, at least, I’m not pretending when I wear a, “Kiss me, I’m Irish” shirt on St. Patrick’s Day.

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    The Ginger Phile has had the unfortunate disposition of being a ginger since birth. She has tried various medications to cure her gingervitis, including therapies such as tantrum-throwing. Her efforts have been to no avail. Instead, she is trying to write it out, via this blog. Unfortunately, she doesn't think it will bear a soul for her. The Ginger Phile is from the exotic land of Wisconsin, where she had daily inner turmoil over whether she was a ginger or a daywalker. So far, three of three votes say daywalker. She begs to differ, as someone recently told her they would want to be with her if they were biking at night because she is so pale.

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