Posts tagged "ginger"

Bad Hair Day

Bad Hair Day
Want to know what it’s like to have a bad hair day as a redhead? Let me tell you about mine: Last night, my FOBby roommate, who my ex-lover rudely nicknamed Mu Shu Pork, came home at 3 a.m. and began to screech at the top of her lungs. Singing — or attempting to —... Read more »

Take Windchill Warnings Seriously

Take Windchill Warnings Seriously
If there is a windchill advisory & you are trying to decide whether to take an Uber or walk 1.5 miles even though you don’t have the appropriate clothing with you: -Do not convince yourself that most Chicagoans are wimps and unlike them, you can handle the weather. -Do not tell yourself you must be... Read more »

Kiss a Ginger Day Backfire

Kiss a Ginger Day Backfire
“Hey, guess what. It’s Kiss a Ginger Day,” I relayed through Skype. “Why would anyone want to kiss a ginger?” my foreign friend responded. “Because it used to be called ‘Kick a Ginger Day’.” “I’ll kick you,” he joked. Earlier that day, my 50-year-old male co-worker, who I deeply respected, had let me know of... Read more »
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Top 10 Posts of 2015

Top 10 Posts of 2015
To be serious for a minute: 2015 saw me recovering from a year-long illness. From July 2014 through March 2015, I went to my doctor again and again and again. After testing me for a plethora of very scary illnesses, he gave up and told told me I was depressed and that I needed to... Read more »

2016 New Year's Resolutions for Redheads

2016 New Year's Resolutions for Redheads
1. Wear sunscreen. Everyday. One of the best things you can do for your health and to prevent wrinkles is wear sunscreen. Look for products with SPF 15; that’s all you need. An easy way to incorporate sunscreen into your daily routine is by using moisturizer that is already combined with SPF. 2. And while... Read more »

Quiz: Are you a ginger, daywalker, ginger phile or none of the above?

Quiz: Are you a ginger, daywalker, ginger phile or none of the above?
1. Do you have red hair? a. Yes b. No c. It’s “strawberry blonde” or “auburn”, not red. d. No but 15 of my ex-girlfriends/boyfriends did. 2. How much sunscreen do you wear to go for a 5-minute car ride? a. I wear SPF 50 bajillion, even though everyone knows after SPF 15, it doesn’t... Read more »
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Redhead Days Chicago Review

Redhead Days Chicago Review
Redhead Days Chicago, the first incarnation, took place this weekend. Redhead Days Chicago is a misnomer, because the event actually takes place in Highwood, IL. Despite it being a suburb, those of us who deal with the commute know that in the same amount of time we could get to Highwood, we could also fly... Read more »

Kickstarter: Ginger In A Bottle, Baby!

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I’m a little late, but EVERYONE NEEDS to watch this. This lady is my new hero.   Enter your email address below to subscribe to The Ginger Philes, if you dare:

Don't Call Me Ginger

Don't Call Me Ginger
My coworkers were discussing an Irishman whose name was James but went by Ginger and got mad if you called him anything else. What is wrong with this picture? And why did everyone turn to stare at me?
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What should I have said?

What should I have said?
The other day, I was minding my own ginger-y business and walking down the street sans hat. I tell you that because after this incident, I’ve decided I should now always make sure to wear a hat to disguise my gingerness as much as possible. And that’s because, as I was crossing State Street, a... 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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