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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?

Russell Means Red

Russell Means Red
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 »

What's Red, White and Blue ... that has nothing to do with the U.S. of A.?

What's Red, White and Blue ... that has nothing to do with the U.S. of A.?
Australian ginjas, that’s who, damnit! In Australia, “Blue” is a super ironic nickname for redheads. Those darn Australians, they sure get ya every time. I sent a request to Nicole Kidman to see if she was ever called Blue, but she didn’t respond. Typical ginger.  
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Dump Truck Redophile

Dump Truck Redophile
Dear one-toothed dump truck passenger, It is in no way, shape or form appropriate for you to yell out “Hey Red!” while I am minding my own business, walking down the street on the sidewalk. Judging by the tears streaming down my near-translucent cheeks, I am quite clearly having a bad day already, and while... 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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