The Girl Next Dore: Explained

Hey y’all! It’s me, Brooke, back for Week 3 of my blog “The Girl Next Dore”!

Just a pic of me (at a music video premiere… keep reading!)

I hope you enjoyed my first two posts! Before I continue with my typical uploads, I wanted to give everyone a little more information about myself for potential use as context in the future… I separated it all into categories so you can skip around to what interests you most!

Sporting the Diff glasses & my “Girl Next Dore” sign

Basic Facts:

My hometown is… Wilmington, DE

My birthday is on…  June 23, 2000


Things relevant to Vandy:

In front of my VU Class Flag at the Peddie school store

The first time I visited Nashville/Vandy was… Spring Break of my Junior year

I chose Vandy because of… the people, the city, the set-up of the Commons, (of course) the academics, and a small/medium size of the school but still with SEC football/sports!

This year I’m living in… East House

I am planning to major in… Theatre & English (minor American Govt. Poli Sci)

My “Horacio Printing” planner

I can’t go to class without… my planner!!

The best place to eat breakfast in Nash is… Sky Blue Cafe



My favorite color is…  teal


My favorite food is… pizza!  (NEW JERSEY not Southern…)

Something I love is… doing makeup!  (If you want me to do your makeup, I will!!)

Something I hate is… bugs & unbearable heat

Diff Eyewear

My favorite accessories are… sunglasses & backpacks (I love Diff Sunglasses & State Bags because a portion of their sales going to a good cause… same thing with my planner company, Horacio Printing!)

Junior year I assistant directed the Freshman Musical “Legally Blonde”!

My favorite movie is… Legally Blonde

My favorite TV shows are… Friends & NCIS

The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao

My favorite books are… “The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao” by Junot Diaz & “I Was Told There’d Be Cake” by Sloane Crosley


More about me:

Something you wouldn’t expect is… I am a total theatre nerd!  I love being in musicals/plays, directing, and reading plays!

I can’t live without… my 2018 class ring

From “Blank Slate” in Midtown

Playing Super Smash @ Peddie (ft. my fav QB, Allan, & his Vandy hat)

No morning is complete unless I have… coffeeeeeeee (…I drink it black)

I am secretly good at… Super Smash Bros

I have a love/hate relationship with… working out

A hidden talent is… baking a very gooooddd homemade chocolate cake

My inspiration is… my mama!!

Fun fact: my mom is a retired Marine!

3 layers, baby








High School:

Peddie School Chapel

This is my 5th year away from home because… I went to boarding school for HS!

Avenue Q

It was called… The Peddie School in Hightstown, NJ

Some things I did in high school were… Student Council, choir, musicals (duh), field hockey, managed lacrosse (post-concussion from playing lax), & Relay for Life



Wild & Free JV

My take on country music is… I LOVE IT!  It’s my favorite!  (But no judgement if you don’t like it.)

Something I’m listening to right now is… The album “Wild & Free” by Jessica Vosk

My guilty pleasure song is… Summer of ’69 by Bryan Adams

A fun fact is… I was in a music video at Peddie!  (You can watch it here…)

Reading “Emma” outside during Senior Spring


Social Media (shameless self advertising):

My Instagram is… @brooke.dennison

My Twitter is… @br00kemackenzie (zeros for the O’s)

My Insta bio is… “This is the story of the girl” which is the first line of the song “Absolutely” by Nine Days. Trust me, you’ll know it when you hear it.

My Twitter bio is… “Murray, I have asked you repeatedly not to call me woman”

The reason for that Twitter bio is… it is from the movie Clueless, which is one of my favorites, in part because it is based off of Jane Austen’s book “Emma”.


I think that’s all! If there’s anything I missed that you want to know about, comment below!

Feel free to message me on Insta, email, etc & make sure to read next week’s blog!


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