Limo Diaries

Limo Diaries

By John Carbone
[John Carbone is a musician/drummer who resides in Long Beach, California, and has worked as a limousine driver to supplement his income.]

MeghaZine is proud to publish John’s “Limo Diaries.”

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8/27/05
•3:30: Arrived @ guests’. I checked stereo before they entered.
•3:45: They asked how to work the A/C & stereo. I tried several times & was stumped. The stereo was on minutes ago.
•Their friends brought a boombox & took too much time for us to stop @ limo boss’ mechanic’s shop.
•We were on the northbound 405 @ Artesia when the right rear tire blew out.
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‘Explode on the World’

‘Explode on the World’

By Meghan Jenkins, paintings at top by Meghan Jenkins.

[Editor’s note: The two paintings atop this page and other paintings by Meghan have been shown in art galleries in the Los Angeles area.—Mark Aldrich]

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You MUST have something to look forward to. Something that you’re excited to do or can’t wait to create for yourself or others.

If you, like me, have the type of brain that doesn’t seem to function “normally” … screw that, by the way. Do whatever you need to in order to drop expectations of “normal.” Let your brain be the explosive device that it is.
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My Favorite Things: Feb. 2021

My Favorite Things: Feb. 2021

By Meghan Jenkins, photos by Meghan Jenkins

I enjoyed sharing some of my favorite things last year here.

My endorsements of all these things come straight from me. None of these brands have asked me—yet!—to write about their products, so everything I say here is something I say to my friends because I use or simply enjoy these products and brands. I have a good life partly because of what’s in the photos here, as well as some other products that I will be sharing with you in the future.
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‘Star Trek: The Next Generation,’ My Review by Panda🐼

‘Star Trek: The Next Generation,’ My Review by Panda🐼

By Panda
STAR TREK: THE NEXT GENERATION
[Editor’s Note: Meghan’s friend Panda, whom viewers of their improv comedy show The The Ding Wrong Show (available on YouTube) met long ago and who introduced herself to readers of this website a while back, decided that for this month’s movie review, she would literally include you the reader in her film journey …

“What’s the reader’s name?”

“What’s that, Panda?”

“You said, ‘You, the reader,’ like it’s a person you know in person.”

“That was a turn-of-phrase, something writers use to make all of our readers feel like we are right there with them. This website has many readers.”

“Many?”
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A Valentine’s Day Disaster

A Valentine’s Day Disaster

By Mark Aldrich
It was as if every wish I had made in childhood for a hole in the ground to open up and rescue me had been answered in reverse …

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I bear a scar from the first Valentine’s Day that I had a reason to celebrate as Valentine’s Day, as a part of a couple.

Until the last decade, my romantic history was a long walk alone in an empty field, punctuated by moments in which I interrupted someone else’s walk, attempted to try a relationship, and discovered that I try people’s patience instead. (All the women I have dated are brilliant and accomplished and I was lucky to get to know them; I was stuck at age fifteen for an astonishingly long time, however.)
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