[Editor’s Note: With Season One of the Mark Aldrich and Panda sketch comedy show now available, Panda decided that she wanted to talk with her fans online who want to know more about her, so she started to write and have us publish a blog about her life. By the way, if you have not started to watch, episodes one through six (with extras!) of Mark Aldrich and Panda are available on YouTube, and each episode is about ten minutes long and hilarious, if I say so myself, as Panda’s co-star. And now, here’s Panda with week ten of Panda’s Blog.—Mark]
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Monday, 1:44 p.m.: I had a great weekend! I’m not going to talk about it because that’s private, but it was good, and I got to eat some Hershey’s Kisses for the first time. They are good!! My phone updated software during the night so now my blog posts look different in here than they did before; maybe Mark Aldrich at MeghaZine fixes it though and no one will even know what I am talking about. [Editor’s Note: I adjusted the font on the website to show readers what was received here at the MeghaZine offices in downtown Ardonia, New York.—Mark] The writing is all huge. Usually just the title is huge. Now it’s all huge.
I woke up at 4:00 a.m. I don’t know why, but I thought, “Let’s be productive, Panda!” And I cleaned a fan with Q-Tips. I did a good job. Then I washed dishes and went back to bed. I woke back up at 10:00 a.m., made sure all of Cooper’s water bowls were filled, and he had snacks and food and then Meghan took me to Juice It Up! for the “Detoxifier.” The drink with the X in it.
I also took my gummies. I have photos of my juice and the gummy flavor ranking. I got a new jar of gummies, so I had to evaluate again. There was a tie, as you can see.
Monday, 1:52p.m.: Woah! The writing is back to normal again! After I put the photos in it went back to normal. This part tho’, not the part above that was big, that is all still big in here. I wonder what else is going to be different when I try to use it. It gives me a little bit of anxiety. I’ll be okay I think.
Law & Order is on again, so I’m going to watch that while I pick out outfits for dancing.
Meghan said she doesn’t know what the music company was asking, so she said let’s just forget about getting the new music distributed and she told Mark to use the songs for the Mark Aldrich & Panda show instead, because A. she made the song titles about the show anyway and B. they’re good songs and it’s a good show [Editor’s Note: It is.] and why not just make it exclusive to the show? Mark also agreed and then they said, “Panda, are you ready to dance?” and I said, “Yes, tomorrow” (this was yesterday), “Just give me a minute to stretch.”
So today I’m going to dance because we are making music videos for the new songs to be included in the Mark Aldrich & Panda show on YouTube. I don’t know what time it is right now, but it feels early because I woke up in a funny way. It’s almost 2:00 p.m.! It feels like 10:00 a.m. to me. I’m going to finish my juice and stretch a little more and then I will be dancing. I want to wear gloves and hats. Meghan said I can wear anything I want. This is gonna get exciting. I don’t know if I will have time to blog later because I will be busy filming. If this is my last written entry for today, don’t be worried, I’ll be back tomorrow! I’ll try to get pics of me dancing tonight for you, Diary. Love, Panda xoxo.
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Tuesday, 12:40 p.m.: I meant to blog earlier but didn’t, I’m sorry. I am having a beauty day today! Nap, gummy vitamins, water, more nap, eating healthy … brushing my fur … just relaxing and not worrying about anything today.
I just woke up from a nap now, and Meghan said the music company emailed her and she thinks maybe she fixed the problem, but either way it’s ok because I’m making music videos for the songs for her. I had fun last night making one, the phone update from yesterday made the email slow, so I don’t know if Mark got all the videos yet, but me and Mark are making music videos for these songs and they’re gonna be so good. And maybe if the music company likes what Meghan sent them this morning, the album will be everywhere too. But it’s ok if it’s not. We talked about it. What else am I going to do today you ask? Probably just take more pictures and different scenes for the music video. Oh! I had to put up towels on some of the windows because neighbors are doing construction and can see right into the windows now. “It looks like a trap house,” Meghan said. I said, “What else am I supposed to do to block the window there aren’t curtains there.” And she said, “I don’t know I guess we have to deal with it. It’s fine just don’t look at it a lot.” I’m going to go back to my nap and relaxing and I’ll talk to you tomorrow! P.S!! It’s rained a little bit! Love, Panda 🐼
P.S. Hello and love from Panda
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Wednesday, 6:59 p.m.: I was distracted today, I forgot to blog! I watched a documentary about Sparks called The Sparks Brothers; Mark said it was good, and it is! I paid $6 to rent it. It was Meghan’s money so it was ok.
I also think it’s going to rain tomorrow and I can’t wait to wear my rain boots outside. I have two pairs. I love them. I also played with makeup and I did a body scrub. The email and stuff hadn’t been working … everything updated, that’s why I forgot to blog today. Nothing is wrong, my brain just forgot. I also ate mashed potatoes. Love, Panda
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Thursday, 7:09 p.m.:I’ve been writing at night lately.
It doesn’t matter, I don’t think. The wi-fi and tech stuff this week wasn’t working like it usually does, so I don’t even know if this week’s blog is going thru. I helped Meghan do some stuff today, but she told me I can’t talk about it in my blog. Mark was there, in New York, and also helped Meghan. I ordered cheese and it’s coming soon. Goodnight! Xoxo, Panda
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Friday, 11:11 a.m.!: I started blogging earlier today. The rat guy is here, I don’t know his name, but there are rats that I was playing with in the backyard, and they came inside the house with me and now they live upstairs in the attic. Meghan’s dad called some guy to set up nice furniture and do wallpaper for the rats so they can live comfortably. I’m not allowed to go inside their home tho’ to see; they said I just have to trust them. I am going to put an apple outside the attic door tonight with a bow on it for the rats, so they will have a “Welcome to your home” gift! They’ll know it’s from me: I’ll draw my picture on a note next to it.
I also watched the Sparks documentary again it’s so good! Mark had told me to watch it and it’s about a band. I watched that two times this week, and I went on the elliptical this morning, and now I’m waiting for waffles. I also took my gummy vitamins. I’m running low on a few of them, so I have to ask Meghan if we can go to Whole Foods grocery store again soon. That’s where I got my panda bracelet, and where my first blog started. Whole Foods is amazing.
Oh!! Also!! We went to a Christmas tree lot, and we didn’t buy a tree because we already had one, but I put my face in all of the trees to smell what they all smelled like and the white ones I got to squish a little bit when no one was looking at what I was doing. That stuff is weird, but it’s cool. Not cold tho’. I thought it would be cold, like snow. There are people that live there too, in a small trailer home, that is also cool. They have a cash register and wreaths and there was a guy who had a huge thing of string and was asking people if they wanted to touch it and watch him do things with it. They would just stand there and he’d climb on top of their cars and put a tree on the top and then tie it up like a hostage. Then the people watching go, “Yay!” and they sometimes gave him money … one man just gave him a high five and the guy looked sad, I think he likes it better when people give him money. I also got to go inside the trailer house and do the cash register for the people! The lady wanted to go on a break so I said, “I want to help!” and her husband put a hat on me and I got to say, “THANK YOU MERRY CHRISTMAS!” then the lady came back from the bathroom and her husband said, “Ok, dear. Thank you very much and have a happy holiday,” and I said “That’s ok, I can stay longer, I don’t have to go …,” but Meghan was there and she said that there was something I had to do at home, so we DID have to go. And then I found out Meghan lied to me. There wasn’t anything I had to do, she said she just said that because the people wanted me to let them have their business back so they could make money and go home for dinner. I didn’t get why me being there wouldn’t help them get things done faster, but Meghan explained that if businesses have different ways of doing things, and that even if my way is better and faster, by the time the business owner would adjust and see that I’m right, their dinner would be cold. So it’s best to just start my own Christmas tree lot if I want to work at a Christmas tree lot. That makes sense.
I don’t have any pictures tho’!!!! I am so sorry. I had my mittens on because it was chilly, and I couldn’t take pictures but I tried to remember everything as best I could … I can draw you pictures about it maybe:
Friday, 3:33 p.m.: I just woke up from a nap. It was good!! I needed sleep. Right now I have a piece of cheddar cheese, and I’m just relaxing watching TV. I think we are going to do painting tonight, there are some paint cans out but no one said anything so I don’t know. I have overalls and crocs tho’, so I am ready for it! And well rested! Meghan just came in and told me she’s making me enchiladas. IN CHA LAAAAA DAAAAAS xoxox Love, Panda 🐼
Friday, 5:26 p.m.: Yes! We are gonna be painting tonight! So I’m gonna turn my blog off after this, but I’ll be back on Monday. We are doing shiny black paint on cabinets in the Hollywood bathroom, and then Meghan said that if I want to write my accomplishments on them like they write peoples names on the wall at The Comedy Store in Hollywood it might make me feel good on days that I don’t feel good. I’d be seeing things I’ve accomplished or been a part of. Like Mark Aldrich and Panda and The The Ding Wrong Show and Camp Panda (RIP Scoutmaster Goldie) and Panda’s Dance Party Volume 1 and Volume 2 and my first-annual 24-Hour Thanksgiving marathon that I did and MeghaZine and my blog! Maybe I even forgot something!?! I don’t know! I am gonna put them all on the cabinets. Also I helped address Christmas cards today. The end. I’ll see you Monday! Love, Panda!
Meghan Jenkins is an actor, comedian, radio personality, artist, author, musician, model.
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Meghan’s brand new internet comedy show, “Mark Aldrich and Panda,” debuted in August 2021:
The Adventures of Pizza Alien, a novel of interlocking short stories 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.
Panda’s Dance Party, Meghan’s first music album, was released in December 2020. It is 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.
Meghan is the founder and host of the live comedy improv show The The Ding Wrong Show, recorded on Zoom and seen on YouTube:
In 2018-’19, she was one of the feature performers in the longest running improv comedy show at The World Famous Comedy Store in Hollywood, California, The Ding Dong Show.
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