bekah brunstetter
Bekah Brunstetter I care deeply. About a lot of things. Like really, really deep. Ow
playwright in brooklyn, NY

On clicking it, and Who is Not

November 21st, 2011 by Bekah Brunstetter

I’m remembering all of these things about ‘cars’ and ‘driving,’ about how you must put gas in the car, about how after it rains, it’s hard to see out the back window. And I keep seeing tons of Click it or ticket signs, which makes me SATC Icouldn’thelpbutwonder, WHO IS NOT CLICKING?! In these days, nay, in these TIMES, who is not buckling their seatbelts? Then I remember how in New York, when one’s pretty much only in a car when it’s a cab or car service, we rarely click it, as if riding in the back of a livery is so not like riding in an actual car, ie, EVEN MORE DANGEROUS. Everyone in New york, please: CLICK IT OR (SOMETHING THAT RHYMES WITH CLICK IT THAT MEANS DEATH.)

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Waffle, with Stuff and Things inside

November 10th, 2011 by Bekah Brunstetter

There’s this place in the burg, Waffle and Wolf, that I frequently get coffee from, but have never sat and had a waffle UNTIL TODAY. These guys will make you a waffle and cover it in carrot cake cream cheese. Coconut. Chocolate Chips. Toasted pumpkin seeds. You name it. And I did. I named MY waffle why did I stay out til 4 am and I’m pretty sure I ate BBQ chips off the floor?

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Save me a Seat

November 9th, 2011 by Bekah Brunstetter

Saving yourself a seat in NYC is actually NOT that expensive. I found a storage company that came and picked up my life for FREE and will keep that life in a climate controlled environment for just 80 bucks a month until I return. I have to say, though, moving kind of makes you want to light all of your belongings on fire and live with one set of clothing and maybe a few books and maybe a scrapbook and maybe a dancebelt / tube of chapstick. I can’t help but wonder if my stored life will one day be pillaged by Storage Wars. (Clue, storage warriors / pillagers: there is nothing really of value in there.)

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For Halloween, I am Befuddled

October 29th, 2011 by Bekah Brunstetter

……….IT’S SNOWING.

Like really, really hard. And accumulating. It’s scary and BOOtiful.

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Dude, don’t leave, Dude!

October 26th, 2011 by Bekah Brunstetter

I never noticed this building around the corner from my apartment  until today when I see that it’s being torn down. It appears to be a church of some kind or public space. It looks like it was once pretty majestic. Building, why going so soon? I’ll miss you, but I welcome the parking lot / Baby Gap / taxidermy coffee shop that will take your sacred place.

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egg

October 26th, 2011 by Bekah Brunstetter

I caught up with newly married Marilyn for breakfast, and thanks to her, I finally patroned the best breakfast spot in Williamsburg! It’s called Egg. Guess what they serve, you guys. No seriously. Guess.

EGGS, you idiot.The eggs of  Farm raised free range Hens who all have their own rooms, facebook pages and personal masseuse. Please note that MY egg was served in a large piece of brioche bread, smothered with aged cheddar cheese, and served with a side of kale and broiled tomatoes. It’s paired best with a Idon’treallyhaveajobIshouldbewritingmorewhatshappeningIshouldgowriteascreenplayWHATISMYLIFE mimosa, and when you leave, you should probably accidentally walk right into a table and fall over, but just a little bit.

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CULTURE OF (HURRICANE) FEAR!

August 26th, 2011 by Bekah Brunstetter

Hi, I’m still twelve years old. I still look to my Dad to tell my whether – or WEATHER – or not to be worried about something. When I was wee and in NC, we had tons of hurricanes and tornadoes. I could only sleep through the night if my Dad told me that the storm wasn’t going to be that bad, and that he’d wake me up if there was really something to worry about. I repeat – we had tons of hurricanes. And I slept through them. Okay, maybe not always slept. Sometimes cowered or cartooned with brothers. But, my Dad reminded me this morning that I have lived through Hurricanes just as strong as Irene. In New York we (hi, the news) seem to be panicking because it’s something we’re not used to, so we can do nothing but imagine the worse. Now panicking is on my top ten list of favorite things to do. It’s up there with rollerskating, sleeping and eating food. But this time, I think I choose to remain calm, but be prepared, and hope for the best.

I’d love to stay and chat, but I really have to go purchase 11 bottles of wine / water / gummy bears / candles / bread? Beans?

Should I sit in the eye of this hurricane, and eat beans?

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Wherever you go, There you are (with hipsters)

August 12th, 2011 by Bekah Brunstetter

Pardon me while I note something that I’m sure NO ONE HAS EVER NOTED BEFORE.

Note: I’m noticing that every urban area has a Williamsburg. In Brooklyn, it’s, well, it’s Williamsburg. LA: Silver Lake and Echo Park. Chicago: Wicker Park and Logan Square. Ingredients include fixed gear bikes, old cocker spaniels with limps, girls in funny shoes and vintage dresses, 2 dollars PBR’s, at least one American Apparel, and very expensive sushi. And while I have no tattoos and, let’s be honest, have spent the Summer in the rainbow flip flops of Southern couture, I find these things familiar and comforting.

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Words with (Brothers) Friends

July 16th, 2011 by Bekah Brunstetter

Okay, so I am probably the last person in Brooklyn to discover this game, but Dan introduced me to it at the beach and now I’m hooked. It’s a great way to spend time with / torment your brothers without really interacting with them, at all! You can experiment with new words like ‘Yak!’ and then disown said brother when they go and PLURALIZE IT.

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How cool is my Deli you guyyyysss

June 7th, 2011 by Bekah Brunstetter

Four square mayor update screen notabigdeal.

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