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Because ginger can be pink and flowery too.

Even those of a ginger persuasion have souls a pretty, pink, sweetly-scented side.

We are delicate blossoms.

This is the morosophical blog of one such fragrant bloom, Ginger O’Rama (hence blog title). It offers for your greater delectation:

Welcome to the Ginger universe. Image: My Nice Garden. Click image for full shot, and more… as it were… No, this is not a lady-garden and NSFW, get your mind out the gutter, it’s not that sort of blog. What? That thought didn’t cross your mind? You sure? Well then–that says it all. It’s not going to be *that* sort of blog, but it is going to be *this* sort of blog, as my mind *is* in the gutter. It’s OK, there’ll be no dirty images. Any/all filth will just be words. Sometimes more subtly, in image tooltips. Sometimes, not even in the words, just between the lines… Mwahahaha!!!

All with an unmitigated ginger edge, and all that red-hot business:

The Dark Side of the Ginger (note presence of RED!!!)

And promising to remain true to the gingerish nature: remaining irritable, prickly, hot & spicy, downright flammable, and best served pickled.

How to pickle a ginger: 60 ml dark rum + ginger beer + lime (squeezed and wedged). Repeat until “The Dark And Stormy” is equally applicable to both the drink and the drinker.

General warning: MAY CONTAIN TRACES OF NUTS & INCLUDES ROOT GINGER FUNDAMENTALISM

Why the cherry blossom in the banner? Well, apparently, in flowery language, stands for beauty, the transience of life, and good education. Which seemed like an appropriate matching set. The other contenders for Vegetative Headliner were:

elderflower for compassion–

–also available in pink!

red daisy  for beauty that is unknown to its possessor (a bit more interesting and grown-up than the usual white daisy for purity),

oxeye daisy for patience (with sensitive skin…),

and plum blossom for beauty and longevity

On the subject of longevity: later, there may be some beautiful, venerable, gnarly, elderly trees too. Seeing as how the Ginger is a bit of a tree-hugger. But such Justified Ancients are around year-round, whereas right now we are in the season of fresh evanescent blossom; so blossom wins for the sticky front post, to compensate for blossom not, well, sticking around forever IRL.

In the meantime, there will be chocolate to illustrate and punctuate the first few posts. As it is the elixir of eternal youth.

7 comments

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    • gingerama

      DEAR MILAGRO,

      I REGRET TO HAVE THE UNFORTUNATE DUTY TO INFORM YOU THAT YOU ARE THE WINNER OF THIS WEEK’S WOODEN SPOON AWARD, FOR WORST ATTEMPT AT GETTING PAST WORDPRESS’S FINE SPAM-DEFENCES.

      THE SPELLING ON NOT ONLY “SEVERAL” BUT EVERY SINGLE ONE OF MY POSTS IS CHECKED, AND RECHECKED. NO “NUMBER OF THEM” (OR, MORE ACCURATELY, A NUMBER THAT IS ZERO) ARE “RIFE WITH SPELLING PROBLEMS.” THE OCCASIONAL SPELLING MISTAKE IS HERE–MOSTLY TYPOS–WITH THE USUAL AND EXPECTED ERRATUM-RATE FOR PROFESSIONAL WRITING. THAT IS, IN A COMPLETE WORK OF THIS SIZE, UNDER 10 MINOR ERRORS (1-2 LETTERS) / 100,000 WORDS (ALAS, A NORM NO LONGER USED IN MOST JOURNALISM). I SAY THIS WITH CONVICTION AS I WAS THE ONE WHO CHECKED THE SPELLING (AND SYNTAX AND CONTENT AND SO ON), AND PROOF-READING AND EDITING ARE PART OF MY PROFESSIONAL WORK/EXISTENCE IN THE REAL WORLD OUTSIDE THIS BLOG.

      THE “REALITY” OF THIS BLOG AND THE INTERWEBVERSE HAPPENS TO INTERSECT WITH THE “REALITY” OF THE OUTSIDE WORLD OF PHYSICAL-MATERIAL EXISTENCE ON SUCH LINGUISTIC POINTS. ON WHICH POINT, PLEASE CHECK YOUR COMMENT (YOU MAY AMEND CORRECTIONS IN A REPLY TO THIS PRESENT REPLY). YOUR FIRST SENTENCE IS MISSING A SUBJECT PRONOUN. YOUR SECOND SENTENCE CONTAINS ANOTHER MAJOR GRAMMATICAL ERROR, A SEMANTIC/LOGICAL ONE, AND THE FOOLISH REPETITION OF A WORD (TYPO AND/OR SLOPPY EDITING).

      IF YOU “FIND[...] IT VERY BOTHERSOME TO TELL THE REALITY” THEN I CAN ONLY SUGGEST SEEKING PROFESSIONAL HELP, BE THAT PSYCHIATRIC, OTHERWISE MEDICAL, OR METAPHYSICAL: IT SOUNDS TO ME LIKE YOU MAY BE IN A THIRD SPHERE OF EXISTENCE / ANOTHER “REALITY” OF YOUR OWN, UNIQUE TO YOU. HOWEVER, IF YOU ARE SAINT-EXUPÉRY’S LITTLE PRINCE, WELCOME BACK TO PLANET EARTH!

      YOURS EDITORIALLY,

      GINGER XOX

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      Be wise: know your limits: man, know thyself and thy budget. Be good: greed is a vice (and, some places, a sin), as are arrogance and selfishness. As Montaigne would put it: “J’ay peur que nous avons les yeux plus grands que le ventre, et plus de curiosité que nous n’avons de capacité. Nous embrassons tout, mais nous n’étreignons que du vent.” (Essais I.31, “Des Cannibales”).

      Also, congratulations on being the runner-up in this week’s Spam Of The Week competition. Your prize is publication and a reply!

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