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Rolling in the big ole pile of Grammy’s I just won…

I know it’s a little late and I’m sure everyone already knows that my girl Adele took home SIX Grammy awards last week, but I honestly cannot not blog about it. I know some of you may be saying that she “isn’t even a ginger anymore” but in all seriousness, everybody knows she is a ginger at heart. Although I’m obviously a little bitter about her hair change to the dumb side, everyone  experiments once in a while and I don’t hate her for it!

Adele is one of the greatest powerhouse singers out there today and she just makes it look way to easy to be heartbroken all of the time. Just snagging Grammy awards left and right like it ain’t to thing – you can sure bet that all of the people she was up against were pretty mad since she’s only been in the game for a few years. Then again, I literally don’t think there is a person out that doesn’t love her – yes guys, this includes you too…you know you stay in every other Friday night and belt out “Someone Like You” while eating a tub of Ben & Jerry’s, trying to hold back your tears.

She was nominated for Pop Vocal Album, Best Pop Solo Vocal Performance, Short Form Music Video, Record Of The Year, and Song Of The Year, and inevitably wound up winning them all. If I could, I would give her the award for Ginger of The Year (alongside me of course) because of how amazing she is.  Also, to rub it in everyone’s faces even more, she performed that night after she had undergone throat surgery just a few months before and absolutely killed it – click here to watch her performance. Keep on keepin’ on girl!

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Red Hair Don’t Care

I guess you could say I have a problem. As most of you know, or have heard, the season of Lent is among us and it’s safe to say that Christians from all over are treating this sacrificial time period as a second go after they have failed to comply with their new year’s resolutions – but hey, maybe that’s just what I do…along with just about everyone I know including my Jewish friends. So as me and my roommates were brainstorming what we were giving up for this 40 day long period, things such as fast food, candy, chocolate, and ice cream were all thrown around, until everyone suggested I give up being a redhead.

Ummm what? Listen, I’m all for the redhead jokes but at least make sense when you try to make one. I can’t just give up having red hair in fact isn’t that is a smack in God’s face telling him he created something with a stigma? I think the only thing that bothers me more than people who make jokes about my hair is people who don’t know how to be funny when they do it. Maybe if you said something like “give up your soul…oh wait you don’t have one!”, or “you should give up the dream of ever having friends because you are ridiculously gross looking you ginger freak”…I mean obviously those aren’t the best examples but come on, literally anything would be better than saying to “give up being a redhead”.

I guess it all comes down to the fact that I embrace my ginger-freakishness so it doesn’t bother me when people poke fun at me (to certain extents), it bothers me when people are idiots. I guess I could give up my red hair by shaving it off or dying it but hey, who knew?! It would grow right back out just as amazing and fiery-auburn as it has always been! Note to outsiders; if you’re going to insult a ginger who, may I remind you has been getting insulted since birth, you’re going to have to step up your game.

Happy friday my ginger lovers – and as corny as this is, these kids know what’s up.

Pale.

Being a ginger definitely has its ups and downs. I’ve been on this planet for almost 21 years now and I am finally coming to terms with the fact that there are a few things about myself that I simply cannot change – That I have red hair, my freckles take up about 90 percent of my body, and that my complexion is about as white as a freshly painted mime. I love my red hair and I would never change that because honestly, who wants to be a “dumb blonde” or walk around knowing that your hair color is the same as human feces – not I. I can also live with my freckles because they make me look like I’m more tan than I actually am, but being a gross pasty white snow demon all year long really does not fly with me.That is what I hate most about being a ginger – I am constantly PALE and there is  nothing I can do about it…well, almost nothing.

So my roommates and I are heading down to Panama City Beach in a few weeks for spring break and all of them have been tanning at a salon in order to get a base color but this is just simply out of the question for me. Look, I would love to be able to go in a tanning bed for longer than two minutes without coming out looking like a freshly steamed lobster, but I can’t – honestly, I would love to be able to drive from one side of town to the other without getting a sunburn but it is just not something a ginger can do – it’s not ginger nature. So while they are getting nice and bronze I’m getting pastier by the minute and I need to take action fast!

Last year I was forced into getting a spray tan before spring break which left me looking more orange than the cast of the Jersey Shore combined – honestly why would I ever think that would be a good idea? But this year since I’d rather not get third degree burns in a tanning bed, and have already attempted the spray tan, I’ve decided to go with something a little more ginger-friendly; self tanner. Although I was very skeptical at first, after reading dozens of reviews of fair skinned customers, all with positive feedback on the product, I felt It was safe enough to try. I got one from Victoria’s Secret for 12 dollars called Sunkissed Bronze Instant Self Tanner and I’ve used it for about three days and don’t resemble a carrot (yet) so things are looking good! Talk about safe, right? Gingers are so much more prone to getting skin cancer and I’m getting tan-ish without even going in the sun OR paying a ridiculous amount of money to damage my skin. Double win.

Honestly, I hate being pale, so until the day that scientists tell me that the 100 SPF sunblock I use will actually help me get a tan – bronze on ginger friends, bronze on.

Shaun White Earns Perfect Score

If Shaun White earning a perfect score at the 2012 Winter X Games doesn’t justify how amazing gingers are then I don’t know what does. Not only did he go into this competition being a minority, but he went in injured with a left ankle sprain. Honestly, who does that?! I’ll tell you, Shaun White. This ginger-headed god scored the first perfect score in Winter X Games history for the Men’s Snowboard SuperPipe; I’m pretty sure that alone is enough to show how incredible gingers are.

How long do you think his competitors have been genuinely pissed off for because some pale guy with bright orange hair has been kicking their ass at everything they probably spend a year practicing that he takes ten minutes perfecting? Pretending to be happy for him every time he buries them in competitions and secretly dying on the inside. I think it’s time for people to start bowing down to this guy and gingers all over the world because we’re clearly taking over. Thoughts?

I mean just look at him; red-head flow for days.

http://http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=y43FolFlY78

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Hello, ginger lovers!

My name is Erin, I have red hair and I love it. I have started this blog to reach out to everyone who embraces their gingerness, to those who appreciate gingers, and to people who feel we are the biggest freaks on the face of the earth.

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