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?
As a gift for my mom’s first post-retirement birthday, my brother and I chipped in on a membership to Ancestry.com. She’s been blabbing on and on about wanting to do genealogy, but I think she needed a kick in the butt to start acting on it. And that’s what I, as the proverbial redheaded (non... Read more »
Many assume redheads to be certain things but I think it’s time for us to quell some myths about redheads: 1.) Myth: Redheads are fiery-tempered. Fact: Just because almost all redheads become angry upon being told they have a temper doesn’t prove your “theory”. In fact, most redheads who have tempers have them from nurture, not nature.... Read more »
In case you haven’t heard, scientists have “discovered” that red hair became an evolution thing when humans moved out of Africa 50,000 years ago. Homo sapiens began to become redheads to adapt to colder/darker climates where we wouldn’t get as much Vitamin D. And now our pale skin makes us not need as much Vitamin... Read more »
Instead of wearing a shirt that says “Kiss Me, I’m Irish!” I’m going to cross out the “Irish” and write “Ginger” this Saturday. What kind of reaction do you think I’ll receive?
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... Read more »
And a male redhead shouts, “One in 10,000!” and high-fives here. “We need to stick together, us Irish redheads.” “I’m not Irish,” the female redhead says. He ignores her and compliments her on her “beautiful blue eyes.” At least he got that part right, unlike the many bar flies who assume she has green eyes.... Read more »
It’s about time again for yet another redhead roundup. Did you know someone once told me they thought I looked like a country music girl? And that a girl who lived in a dorm dressed up as a cowgirl and all the men drooled over how great her hair looked under a cowboy hat? I’m... Read more »
On Sunday, I was miffed about not being offered free green beer on St. Patrick’s Day. If people tell me I look like a leprechaun, shouldn’t they give me a drink on the one day a year it’s OK to be told that, dammit? While trolling for the semi-regular Craiglist Creepers series, I found my... Read more »
Hey y’all. Did all you gingers have an excellent holiday yesterday wearing colors that make you look like a leprechaun on the only day it’s OK for you to do so? I sure did….not. I realize I may be the lamest ginger of the lot. I, unlike most Chicagoans, did not do anything for St.... Read more »