February 11th, 2016 by Bekah Brunstetter
I started rehearsals this week for my Heaven Playyyyyy! It is my first production in quite some time that features more than just someone’s futon and a limited light grid (though, don’t get me wrong. I aggressively heart those productions, too, for their scrappiness and ingenuity.) In the director’s welcome speech to actors, designers, and theater staff — he mentioned that one of the producers stepped up to back the play because it was ‘so positive.’ I beamed and glowed and immediately coupled this in my head with the fact that last week, one of my bosses told me that my writing lacked cynicism, and that’s what he likes about it. I think I now officially know my place. Maybe I intentionally carved it out for myself and am just now realizing it. I WRITE THINGS THAT ARE POSITIVE. THAT ARE NOT CYNICAL. THAT HAVE HOPE. There is beauty and depth and significance in the dark, too, but that is not my place. My place is in the light.
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February 10th, 2016 by Bekah Brunstetter
Today, on the perks of growed up life:
I LOVE HOTEL GYMS. They make me feel like an heiress to the Skittle Dynasty who must spend three hours a day on her personal elliptical machine, surrounded by minors, to compensate for all of the Skittles she eats.
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February 9th, 2016 by Bekah Brunstetter
SIX MORE WEEKS OF WINTER
(For those just tuning in, the main character’s name in American Gods is Shadow, and so PUNS FOR DAYS. Yesterday we got to meet our Shadow, Ricky Wittle! HE’S THE BEST WHICH HAS NOTHING TO DO WITH HOW MUCH HE BROUGHT US ALL WINE.)
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February 8th, 2016 by Bekah Brunstetter
QUEEN ‘YONCE RELEASED A NEW VIDEO THAT I THINK JUST CHANGED THE ACTUAL WORLD
I BOBBED MY HAIR
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February 7th, 2016 by Bekah Brunstetter
Somebody try and stop me from making these genius shot glasses made of fried mozzarella and stuffed full of marina sauce.
NO SERIOUSLY PLEASE. SOMEONE TRY AND STOP ME.
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February 6th, 2016 by Bekah Brunstetter
Yesterday, a wee sick sea lion pup somehow made her way into a fancy restaurant in La Jolla, where she promptly snuggled into a booth and fell asleep, in hopes of receiving some sympathy:
That is the actual face of a kid who needs sprite and soup and cartoons and a mom’s cold hand on her warm head. I just can’t with that face. She was severely dehydrated and hungry. Apparently El Nino’s warmer temperatures are causing a limited food supply. SHE JUST WANTS CAMPBELL’S CHICKEN NOODLE SOUP.
Thankfully, she is expected to make a full recovery, and to be released back into the ocean.
But THEN WHAT? WHAT OF HER THEN? I’m worried. What are we, stewards of the earth, meant to do? Should somebody do a kickstarter? Can I adopt her? Can she live in my tub? WHAT IS THE ANSWER?
If nothing else, HUG AN ANIMAL TODAY. UNLESS OF COURSE IT’S A SKUNK IN WHICH CASE RUN.
NO WAIT ACTUALLY HUG THE SKUNK.
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February 5th, 2016 by Bekah Brunstetter
I like to discover things just a few days after everyone else in America has already obsessed over the thing and are over the thing. Then I sweep in, and I’m like, HEY, THIS THING! And everyone has moved onto Sia’s new video featuring Ina Garten trapped in a colonial boat’s exoskeleton which is definitely her next video. And so today: I can’t stop watching Drake’s Hotline Bling video. It is SOOTHING AND INTOXICATING. For one, Drake is effortlessly dancing around in either a Grandpa sweater or an Owl hoodie, with these amazing sort of geriatric salsa dance moves that feel wonderfully inevitable:
Also, it features lady dancers with normal bodies:
And at one critical moment, Drake LIES DOWN AND TAKES A NAP ON ONE OF THE BUTTS.
AHHHHHH. Who needs LEXAPRO / WINE WHEN THERE IS DRAKE.
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February 4th, 2016 by Bekah Brunstetter
Tiny giant Marine officer man baby brother Tim sent us some pictures today of his morning commute. He’s currently on a massive ship, en route to Norway, with a bunch of amphibious sea to land vehicles:
It looks like a still from an epic TV show / movie / movie show about the end of the world, or perhaps just the world as it is, right Now. MEANWHILE, IN NORMAL MORNING WORLD: IN AN EPIC ATTEMPT TO REGAIN CONTROL OF MY PHYSICAL WORLD, I ORGANIZED MY DESKTOP KIND OF:
And it was my normal world version of moving an amphibious sea to land vehicle from one side of the planet to another. Because: those who cannot Do have little office pods and we sit and write stories about the end of the world or perhaps just right Now, clinging to the Doers we know for details of their Doings.
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February 3rd, 2016 by Bekah Brunstetter
Say, are you a woman? Are you trying to find love, or do you have love and are trying to better understand the love that you have? Do you have feels? Do you have ears? You MUST listen to this Dear Sugar Podcast series on Looking for Love. It’s three part series on anxiety / expectations, featuring interviews with Lena Dunham, Kate Bollick and a really smart Stanford Economist who basically boils romantic partnerships between human beings down to numbers, which is oddly soothing. Cheryl Strayed has a remarkable ability to speak to the very guts of worry, of fear, of love. LISTEN PERHAPS NOW.
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February 2nd, 2016 by Bekah Brunstetter
The Carolina Panthers are in the Superbowllllll! I am from North Carolina and so I care! And by care I of course mean yes the game can be on and I will yell sports at the game, but mostly I just want to MAKE AND EAT THE SNACKS. Like I don’t know maybe these tiny mac n cheese cups.
Or maybe these tiny individual seven layer dips.
OR DEFINITELY THIS THING THAT SOME DEAR PERSON INVENTED / MADE AND DUBBED A ‘SNACKADIUM.’
AMERICA YOU ARE ALREADY GREAT.
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