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50 Day Challenge of Random Things (Ethnic Identification Edition!)

Day 2 : Write whatever it is in your head right now.

I just got off the phone with my good friend Katie, asking her what her plans were for tonight since I have an extra ticket to The Avengers. She said she was heading to Bloomington to see the movie while her brother does some recording for his new album, and told me to text her after the movie was over. She then proceeds with -
Her: "Oh yeah, I was about to text you. I think your half Korean."

Me: "Huh?"


Her: "Yeah, I’ve been thinking about it, and you know those pictures of half Korean babies? Your baby picture looks like that. So I’m saying your half Korean. I’m pretty sure about this."

Me: "Um, Ok."
I guess I’ll just add that to the list then. 
I have an ever-growing list of ethnicities that people inaccurately assume me to be or think I may actually be, despite the fact that my ethnic background is known to be Scots-Irish, English, German, African-American, Cherokee, and Blackfoot. So far the list includes:
  • Egyptian
  • Hawaiian/Polynesian
  • Japanese
  • Mongolian
  • Chinese
  • Puerto Rican
  • Korean
  • Mexican
Thus I have concluded that when people wonder what it is I am, the answer is simple: I’m beige.