[Editor’s Note: With episodes one through nine of the Mark Aldrich and Panda sketch comedy show now in the books and available to view, Panda would like to share a little of her life with her fans online who want to know more about her. Thus she has decided to write and publish a blog about her day-to-day life. By the way, if you have not started to watch, all the episodes of Mark Aldrich and Panda are available on YouTube, and each one is about ten minutes long and hilarious, if I say so myself. And now, here’s Panda with week twelve of Panda’s Blog.—Mark]
* * * * Panda’s Blog for MONDAY Monday Something 2021, 9:33 a.m.: Meghan and I are painting. Pumpkins today. Or they are big squash. We don’t know, but they’re being painted and I’ll post pictures when we are done but here’s a teaser of one that is drying. I’m scared to post it tho’, because what if it turns out ugly. Oh well, I don’t care. Remember that it’s not done yet tho!!!:
I know Santa Claus, which I know sounds like a tall tale …
I do not remember the moment I learned that the many Misters and Missuses Claus that we encountered in person or saw on TV were “not real”; the fact that there was no “a-ha” moment leads me to assume that I never bought the story anyway. Maybe so, maybe not.
There is at least one photo of my sister and me in a “portrait with Santa,” and I remember the typical session: I knew, just knew, that this fellow was not Santa and I did not feel betrayed by this. I did not know why he claimed to be Santa. I knew it was a guy overheating indoors in a snowsuit for reasons related to “things grown-ups do.” It did not make much sense to me, to be a grown-up who wore a snowsuit indoors, but I did not envy adults the many things that they did, said, claimed, acted as if, and always eventually emphatically insisted made sense despite the absence of any evidence of sense. Continue reading “Me and Mr. Claus”→