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Playlists, memoirs, and other wacky pieces.
- Runner-Up in Summer Camp Challenge
I just want mac n' cheese so here are some fun facts about my mom's iconic summer pasta salad i guessRunner-Up in Summer Camp Challenge
Did somebody say three free boxes of mac n' cheese just for entering a Vocal challenge?!?! Oh boy! Is this Christmas or summer? I can't tell. To paraphrase Marlon Brando in The Godfather, this is a damn good offer I can't refuse. Just like Vito Corleone in the first movie of the trilogy, I want to firmly shake BOTH HANDS of the genius who thought of this brilliant idea. You've literally made me come out of a Vocal blogging hiatus just for this challenge. Thank you. Honor on you, honor on your cow, honor on the mac n' cheese company sponsoring this shindig. You've made this mac n' cheese lovin' girl very happy.
10 More Songs That Sound Surprisingly Good Slowed
Sometimes bops just sound better when the speed is taken down a notch. Last year, I introduced you to 10 Songs That Sound Surprisingly Good Slowed thanks to skilled YouTube editors. My little list surprisingly picked up more traction than I thought it would (thanks guys!) so I'm back on Vocal with more slowed songs to recommend. All of these come from my personal playlist, and they're equally fantastic for late-night grooving, relaxing, or crying.
I’m Making a Movie! (And I Need Your Help!)
Hey Vocal readers! Hope you're all doing well. This is going to be an article on the shorter side, but it'll explain why I've been a little slow to post recently. Your girl is doing something very big next month...
22 Vocal Resolutions for 2022
Happy new year, Vocal community! 2021 was such a big year for this website, and it's exciting to ponder what 2022 has in store for us. Whether you're a creator, reader, or a little bit of both, Vocal has probably defined your year in one way or another.
My 13-Year-Old YouTube Vlogger Time Capsule
The greatest creative ideas come out of something we don't have enough of these days: boredom. Believe me, I'm not complaining about the constant content we get in 2021 thanks to the internet, social media, news, books, movies, and other things. There's always an activity to occupy yourself with, and that's a great thing. But there's something so magical about feeling stuck in a mental rut and finding a way to climb out of it thanks to human instincts, discoveries, and willpower. Sometimes, your future will thank you for it.
5 MORE Features That Would Make Vocal Even Better
Last year, I wrote an article that ended up influencing some great changes on this website. Titled 5 Features That Would Make Vocal Even Better, it proposed ideas I had regarding the future improvement of this big ol' writing hub we've come to know and love. Months later, I got a big fat 'thank you' from the Vocal gods and 3/5 of my ideas eventually made it onto the site! Manifestation is a real thing, folks.
5 Life Lessons I've Learned as an Actor
I don't talk about my life as an actor enough on this website. I've revealed some things: like the time I worked with my celebrity crush in a student film or the high school drama teacher who inspired me to pursue theatre. But I don't talk about the day-to-day things, what this life is like. Y'know...the juicy behind-the-scenes stuff I keep a secret from y'all.
Pick a Monster and I’ll Treat You With a Playlist
Calling all monsters! (And mortal music-lovers who wish they were monsters.) Have you ever been out partying with your fellow creatures of the night only to have a disappointing selection of tunes? There's nothing worse than getting yourself dolled up for a blood-sucking masquerade ball or undead graveyard smash only to dance to rehashings of "Monster Mash" and "The Addams Family" theme song. Is the DJ playing Michael Jackson's "Thriller" for the upteenth time? It's no use wasting your immortality or afterlife on cliché Halloween tracks.
So I'm stretching the guidelines a bit with this challenge entry. Technically, this story did not happen during my childhood. I was 21 years old and close to graduating college when it took place. But this story did happen alongside my childhood best friend, Maria.
I Recreated Bo Burnham's 'White Woman's Instagram'
Everyone's been obsessed with Bo Burnham's comedy special Inside in one way or another. Now that the billionaire space race is afoot, I've seen several TikToks featuring "Bezos I" and "Bezos II" to commemorate Jeff's flight. I was in a production of Midsummer Night's Dream back in June and early July, and one of my castmates would play "That Funny Feeling" on his acoustic guitar whenever we had downtime during rehearsals. I even wrote a Top 10 list of Bo Burnham songs for my job because I couldn't stop thinking about Inside.
To Bloom Among Weeds
I wonder if our parents can tell we've slept together from the way Violet and I are smiling in these graduation pics. They think we're still just besties, emboldened by the fiery fuel of female teenage camaraderie. We're not quite partners, but we're not just hooking up for the hell of it. It’s eating me alive.