January 16th, 2017 by Bekah Brunstetter
Today, on White Girl with Blog, I spent some time this morning reading through some of MLK’s best quotes, just to hang out with his memory for a few minutes, acknowledge all that he did. Inspirational quotes that are memes waiting to happen are only a PALTRY SLIVER of what he contributed and made happen, but I will leave a few favorites here, all the same. They transcend issues of race and tap into even larger questions about humanity. WE BASICALLY NEED EACH AND EVERY ONE OF THEM APPROXIMATELY RIGHT NOW.
“If you can’t fly then run, if you can’t run then walk, if you can’t walk then crawl, but whatever you do you have to keep moving forward.”
“Faith is taking the first step even when you can’t see the whole staircase.”
“That old law about ‘an eye for an eye’ leaves everybody blind. The time is always right to do the right thing.”
“Intelligence plus character–that is the goal of true education.”
“I have decided to stick to love … Hate is too great a burden to bear.”
No one really knows why they are alive until they know what they’d die for.”
“People fail to get along because they fear each other; they fear each other because they don’t know each other; they don’t know each other because they have not communicated with each other.”
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December 16th, 2016 by Bekah Brunstetter
LET’S JUST SAY COMPLETELY HYPOTHETICAL FOR EXAMPLE THAT YOU’RE GOING ON YOUR HONEYMOON WHICH ONLY HAPPENS ONCE IN YOUR LIFE AND YOU PLANNED IT MONTHS AGO AND NOW SUDDENLY TIME HAS MOVED AND YOU ARE SUPPOSED TO LEAVE TONIGHT. And maybe you just realized a few weeks ago that your destination of choice, Bali, is in fact enduring its ‘wet season’ during your visit month of choice, and then maybe you look at the forecast seconds before you leave and discover that it’s basically going to look like this the entire time:
And you feel dumb. You also feel disappointed. BUT ALSO YOU FEEL RESOURCEFUL. Also you know how to use the internet. Also you have a husband who is patient and less neurotic, and also you’ve been paid handsomely for your work, as of late. WHY BE PAID HANDSOMELY, IF AT ALL, IF YOU DON’T EVERY NOW AND THEN, LIGHT A LITTLE BIT OF IT ON FIRE TO LAST MINUTE CHANGE YOUR TRIP TO THIS INSTEAD?
PS, we’re off to Hua Hin, Thailand, instead, BECAUSE B.
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November 30th, 2016 by Bekah Brunstetter
I DON’T KNOW WHY YOU HAPPENNEEEDDDDDDDD
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November 28th, 2016 by Bekah Brunstetter
Let it be known that Cracker, having been raised by a human who is allergic to forced moments, heard the words ‘family picture!!!’ and hid above the refrigator for hours until finally he had to come down for food and then I FORCED THE MOMENT UPON HIM. Him being both of them.
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November 27th, 2016 by Bekah Brunstetter
It’s the timmeeee of yearrrrr
When the world
Falls in love
And I sit on the couch watching Hallmark Christmas movies that are bountiful and limitless and appear to be made for approximately nine dollars a piece, and I judge their predictable plots and cheese covered dialogue and tell myself I’m watching them ironically and shout at my husband THIS IS MY VIDEO GAMES but then quietly sob when the commercials come in which nice people do nice things for strangers, and then the sobbing leads me to wonder, am I a Hallmark Christmas movie writer? IS THAT REALLY WHAT I AM? SHOULD I JUST MAKE THESE FOREVER? AND EVER? AND EVER? AND EVER?
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November 26th, 2016 by Bekah Brunstetter
Is it just me, or does Christmas this year feel like some elaborate ploy to distract us from a nightmare? Doesn’t it feel like goggles strapped to our heads, headphones shoved over our ears to drown out the sounds of drilling? Isn’t it like red and green gas seeping under the door to make us so lightheaded our feet hang just above the lava? BUT ALSO LOOK AT MY CHRISTMAS RECORDS NOW I GET TO LISTEN TO ALL OF THEM ALL MONTH OMG
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November 16th, 2016 by Bekah Brunstetter
I am choosing to spend today’s lunch break looking at pictures of bread pudding so that I might find the perfect one to make for Thanksgiving instead of going deeper into the horror of the internet world because I CHOOSE MY CHOICE, I CHOOSE MY CHOICE
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November 2nd, 2016 by Bekah Brunstetter
Today, on When Humans have Too Much Time on their Hands:
I HAVE SOMEHOW MANAGED TO LIVE MY ENTIRE LIFE UP UNTIL THIS VERY DAY WITH NO KNOWLEDGE OF THIS WONDERFULLY HORRIBLE THANKSGIVING TURKEY CAKE, WHICH IS FILLED WITH CANDY CORN, AND PUKES CINNAMON APPLES.
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October 31st, 2016 by Bekah Brunstetter
Being a married woman now, I am, in fact, far too elegant and mature to engage in any sort of seasonal pageantry or casual workplace costume contest, and far too busy on my week-ends with the errands and the preparing of things for my husband to drive way out of my way for costume piece so that I might be a Pig in a Blanket. No time for such tomfoolery. This terrifying nose just comes with my face.
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October 4th, 2016 by Bekah Brunstetter
We had the honor of being included in a Rosh Hoshanah dinner last night, and my main take away, other than the weird and beautiful feeling the sung prayers gave me: LORD, WHERE HAVE YOU BEEN HIDING SNICKERDOODLE MAC N CHEESE ALL MY LIFE, READ: KUGEL, WITH ITS LAYERS OF PASTA AND CINNAMON AND EVERYTHING IN THE DAIRY CASE CAREFULLY PILLOWED IN A PAN?
OH, IN THAT OTHER RELIGION THAT IS IN FACT IN MY BLOOD AND HISTORY THAT MY GRANDMOTHER, BLESS HER HEART, KEPT TRYING TO TEACH ME ABOUT? OKAY COOL SEE YOU IN SYNAGOGUE.
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