Posts in category "Self-improvement"

First is the worst, second is the best, third...

First is the worst, second is the best, third...
gets the golden treasure chest. And The Ginger Philes won third place in ChicagoNow’s Best Posts of October contest for “Looks Matter: How to Be Attractive“. Awesome!

How to be a Redhead (in 7 easy steps)

How to be a Redhead (in 7 easy steps)
The website “How to be a Redhead” got me thinking on my walk home from work today…what makes someone a redhead? I came up 7 things that make redheads…well, redheads. Here’s how to be a redhead in 7 easy steps: 1. Hate the ‘blonde or brunette’ debate because the winner is clearly redheads. 2. Be... Read more »

Looks Matter: How to Be Attractive

Looks Matter: How to Be Attractive
It appalls me. I’m much more satisfied now than I was before, but how could this happen. What happened to me? How can people be so cruel? At 26, I am the classic ugly duckling-turned swan story. Frizzy red hair, a slight pot-belly from a single-semester soda addiction, but still awkwardly skinny and no clue... Read more »
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The Hater Philes

The Hater Philes
Kalal posted the following comment at least 5 times about The Ginger Philes: Hello – this question isn’t related to your topic:( but i want your help:) i came across this site yesterday and being and 18 year old ginger guy it had an effect.. i find that generally having red hair helps as i... Read more »

I'm Going Blonde & It's Terrifying

I'm Going Blonde & It's Terrifying
And not on purpose. As part of the redheaded aging process, we go blonde first, then white. It’s our version of going grey. And at 25, I’m starting to go blonde. I’ve always had a few blonde streaks (which at least one stylist thought was chemical highlights), but I’ve recently had more than one person... Read more »

Ginger Introverts

For those of you who know me personally, you know I’m a flaming introvert. I despise small talk, I’m a better listener than talker (more of a curse than you’d think) and I often come off as cold or antisocial when I’m really just inside my own head. Being a ginger, of course, adds another... Read more »
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WE ARE THE CHAMPIONS ... KINDA

WE ARE THE CHAMPIONS ... KINDA
The Ginger Philes’ post, “The Redheaded Version of ‘It Gets Better’” was selected as a best post of May! Let’s go take some redheaded slut shots! On me!

#ShitGingersSay

#ShitGingersSay
  #Shit[Insertsubculturehere]Says blew up on us, didn’t it? Although I still want to create a #ShitGingersSay (who wants to be a YouTube star!?) video, I’ve come up with a series of #ShitGingersSay quips, many of which you may have read on Twitter:   I can just blame it on not having a soul, like I... Read more »

2011 in Review: Ginga-Style

2011 in Review: Ginga-Style
Hey errbody. I hope all you ginges & philes had semi-decent New Year’s that did not involve making out with men/women simply because they were the only peeps in the bar willing to kiss redheads/only redheads in the bar. I for one, was pooping in a bathroom stall at a bar in Bucktown when the... Read more »
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2011 Resolution Recap

2011 Resolution Recap
I reread my 2011′s resolutions and measured my success level. Here’s a recap: 1. Read Tom Robin’s “Still Life with Woodpecker.” This is still on my list. 2. Wear copious amounts of purple, green and blue.  (See “Autumn is for Auburns“.) 3. Count my freckles. My freckles are difficult to spot; I’m still working on this one.... Read more »
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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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