Friday, February 27, 2009

I'm an Endangered Species??!

I found this article today and it made me laugh and sad at the same time. Can you imagine a world without redheads?? The Horror!!

Here are a couple quotes from the article that I really liked:

"A common myth has it that redheads have hot tempers. (That one really infuriates me.) Many people believe red-haired women are wild between the sheets. (My husband is not one of them.) Others believe redheads should answer to witty nicknames like "Red," "Carrot Top" and "Peppermint Patty" (mine). In some societies, the term "redhead" is synonymous with hard-headedness, even being mentally challenged. And all this is considered politically correct."

Now, the hot temper thing? Definately applies to me. Um, the sheets thing - not touching that...BUT, I am pretty imaginative, lol. As for the nicknames, I never really had to deal with it. My hair was not your classic 'Red'...meaning flaming orange. I have dark red, nearly Auburn hair. As far as hard-headedness goes...I'm completely redhead in that way. I'm one of the most hard-headed people I know.

"The redhead sprang from a mutated gene in Europe thousands of years ago. Yes, redheads are mutants, like comic book heroes—except without superpowers. Maybe that's why nobody has proposed a plan to save the redhead. We don't even count as an endangered species. If redheads were as adorable as pandas, scientists would select a male and female and house them in a habitat, such as an Irish pub, that would encourage mating. "

Bwahahahahaha!! I knew it!! I LOVE being a mutant :).

This comment hit home with me too: "It's interesting to note (...) that being a red-head is a part of our identity. Do blondes and brunettes suffer that same loss of identity when their color fades away? Do they have the same loyalty to the color of their hair? I think not. I'm guessing very few redheads color their hair until their hair starts to lose its red.
Posted by Rebekah on February 7,2009 06:44PM"

Now that I have a few gray's poking through I've been thinking that I might color it - but then again, I'm one of those crazy people who thinks that leaving it as is would be beautiful. I love my gray hair, I'm proud of it - I earned it, dangit. IF I do ever color it, I'll definately wait until the original color is gone - and I'll go crazy...Like Pink :)


A Week In The Life of A Redhead said...

I always like the joke, "how do you piss off a redhead?" "Breathe"

I am 48 and still have my red hair ... I am not sure if I will be able to let it go.

It's good to be a mutant.


Bottles Barbies And Boys said...

Funny you say Pink. My mother's a red head, dyes it at her age.
She just swears she can never wear pink, because it clashes. Yet, everything she wishes she could have is pink.