By Pizza Alien
The Adventures of Pizza Alien, the brand-new book by Meghan Jenkins, is out now and is available through Lulu.com and the online book retailers Amazon and Barnes & Noble. The Adventures of Pizza Alien is available for $18. The cover of The Adventures of Pizza Alien, seen at left, is from a painting created by the book’s author, Meghan Jenkins. And now, this month’s column from Pizza Alien:
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Hi Pizza Alien!
My name is Al and I live in Kentucky. I am married with three daughters. All of my girls are very beautiful, but they are, to put it bluntly, quite naïve. I am not sure how to navigate being a father to these three. Should I let them be the princesses that they are and spoil them like I do and hope that someone one day can make them happy? Or should I make them all get jobs? I’m nervous one of them will become a stripper just for the outfits though.
Please help, Al, Kentucky
I sympathize with your situation. Definitely you should teach them to be self-sufficient. No one should ever expect anyone to take care of them. Besides, they will earn real self esteem from being able to take care of themselves, and that brings true happiness. If they are always catered to and if everything is done for them, eventually they may start to feel empty, sad, depressed and meaningless. And they may not know why! And if one of them wants to be a stripper for the outfits and the fun of it then I don’t see anything wrong with that, as long as she knows what she is walking into. Safety first!
Love, Pizza Alien
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Dear Pizza Alien,
My roommate can’t cook. She keeps trying to, and wants to get better at it, but she sucks, and every night I have to find something positive to say about an absolute crap dish. I want to be supportive, and I know her feelings would be hurt if she knew I was eating secret dinners beforehand. How long do I let it go on before I tell her it’s ok that she can’t cook, good on her for trying her hardest, but she needs to get a new hobby ’cause cooking … not for her.
Thank you, and please don’t use my name, I don’t want her to know it’s me, California
Dear No Name,
I think you should show her your letter to me!! It’s really very sweet. You obviously care about her feelings and about her, and I think that’s just wonderful. You both are so lucky to have each other as friends. Maybe you can cook together, so it’s not just her doing it, or maybe come to my pizza shop and just eat food from there 👽!
Love and hugs, Pizza Alien
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Dear Pizza Alien:
I want to be a singer but my dad said it’s so hard to “make it” in the industry and I’m too young (I’m 17!!), and I should focus on school. I am not good at school, but I am good at singing, so I went and got a secret part-time job so I could earn money to make a demo tape. I have been driving forty miles each way every weekend knocking on doors trying to meet people to make this happen for myself. The problem is, my dad found this big box of money in my room and now he thinks I’m selling drugs or robbing people. I don’t know what he thinks but he’s been extra weird around me lately. Should I just let it go, or come clean and tell him. I don’t want him to derail my dream with any negative energy. Thank you!
Love, Makenzie, Sunset Beach, California
Wow! Congratulations on pursuing your dream and having such drive and passion! That is really neat.
I think maybe you should tell your dad the truth for two reasons: one) he will be relieved to know the truth no matter what the truth is. Most people can handle any truth. It’s the confusion and wondering that drives people nuts; and two) I think it would be a great sign of maturity to tell your father the truth since you are doing all of these other impressive adult things and taking on a life that will need you to be strong and know yourself well. Show your dad how strong, mature, and confident that you are. If you can’t even face your dad, how will you be able to stand your ground when a music executive tries to tear you down?
You got this girl. Go get ’em.
Love, Pizza Alien
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Please submit your questions to Pizza Alien to: Mark Aldrich, care of Mark Aldrich, editor-in-chief of MeghaZine.
Meghan Jenkins is an actor, comedian, radio personality, musician, model, brand ambassador for Pineapple Clothing, and author of the just-published book, The Adventures of Pizza Alien.
She is currently the host of the live comedy improv show The The Ding Wrong Show, recorded on Zoom and seen on YouTube:
Meghan released Panda’s Dance Party, her debut album, in December 2020. It is now available to purchase, download, and stream on every music platform: Spotify, Apple Music, iTunes Store, Amazon Music, deezer, Tidal, Pandora, Juno Download.
A social media influencer, in the spring of 2020 her photos of life in quarantine led to an invitation from Maxim magazine to participate in a cover model contest for which readers could submit votes. Her grassroots campaign against professional models brought her to a third-place finish.
In 2018-’19, she was one of the on-air personalities on The Ding Dong Show, recorded each week live with an audience at The World Famous Comedy Store in Hollywood, California.
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