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

HEALING CRISIS.

October 14th, 2016 by Bekah Brunstetter

I’ve either got my bosses’ flu or my other co-worker’s sinus infection or maybe just a case of pre-wedding planning / post-cleanse exhaustion. Whatever it is, I took myself to the doctor yesterday in hopes of getting ahead of whatever it is. I so rarely get sick at 1.) I’m a huge and overdramatic wimp about it and 2.) I have no idea how to deal with doctors. The nice purple haired doctor woman began by telling me that Western medicine is unreliable. She then sent me to Whole Foods with a shopping list including gut drops and immunity drops and whole pieces of ginger. She also suggested regular acupuncture and long deep sleeps. All of these sound lovely and I’m doing them but personally, I find the BEST cure to ANY ailment is to obsessively google your symptoms until you in fact feel worse. In doing so, I have stumbled across a diagnosis, which is also the best / worst LA thing I have ever heard. Apparently, during or after a cleanse, a person can experience what is called a HEALING CRISIS. I repeat, A CRISIS OF HEALING, in which a person becomes weakened by the bacteria dislodged in their body during a cleanse. And so, I PLEASE ASK FOR SUPPORT AND PRAYERS DURING THIS DIFFICULT HEALING CRISIS TIME.

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HEY MRS. PRODUCER

September 28th, 2016 by Bekah Brunstetter

I’M TALKIN  TO YOU MRS.

Definitely didn’t make Morrison take this picture of me by my credit at all, because I’m a producer now and basically just far too busy and important and self-aware to do such childish and unproducerish and braggidocious type things.

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your mess

September 16th, 2016 by Bekah Brunstetter

Sometimes I get stuck behind a garbage truck and I’m like wahhhhhhhh, I am stuck behind a garbage truck, garbage truck how DARE you, but then I remember: THE GARBAGE TRUCK IS REMOVING AND DISPOSING OF MY GARBAGE, MY ACTUAL HUMAN GARBAGE, and then I am suddenly 20% more patient, which lasts for half an Enya song AND THEN I REALLY JUST NEED THE TRUCK TO MOVE REGARDLESS OF ITS CONTENTS.

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FAKE FALL

September 13th, 2016 by Bekah Brunstetter

TEMPERATURES IN LA HAVE SOARED BELOW 75 TO 68

THE SKY IS SLIGHTLY LESS THAN PERFECTLY JUST SUNNY

THERE IS ONE CLOUD

IT RAINED FOR TWENTY SEVEN SECONDS

TIME TO PRETEND IT’S FALL AND WRAP A SCARF AROUND YOUR HEAD AND DRINK TEA UNTIL YOUR BACK SWEATS OH LOOK THE SUN IS OUT

SURE WISH I WAS NOT WEARING ALL OF THESE PANTS

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miss this

September 9th, 2016 by Bekah Brunstetter

I was reading a short story before bed in which the writer described, in great detail,  the feeling of Winter having left, Spring having not yet arrived. The whole world gray and melting and wet. And I realized it’s been years since I saw / felt that time of year, that weather moment. In LA, it’s pretty much the same, year round, except for the four days a year when it rains and people stay inside crying or ram their cars into each other. Reading about that weather time, I missed it. That wet air feeling. The thought of not having felt it in so long made me so sad.  I want to find wherever it’s gray and wet and fly myself there and stand in the middle of it. Don’t rain and clouds unlock something inside of us, air out the sadness? Don’t they create a perfect backdrop for big and hard questions, deep thinking? And if we don’t live through them, do we miss out on this part of our thinking entirely?

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things that make Quakes in the night

March 2nd, 2016 by Bekah Brunstetter

There’s a mild hysteria circulating the internets this week about an incredibly high level of Carbon Monoxide just off the coast of Southern California. It’s as if the earth burped. There is worry that it is a warning sign of a massive earthquake. There’s also a lot of disagreement over whether or not excess carbon monoxide is actually an indicator of an earthquake. Depending on whether or not you choose to worry, you can find an article to back your stance. Perhaps we are all a little wrong and a little right. Perhaps  gas emissions do not cause or indicate earthquakes, like at all. Perhaps it’s just a million people lying awake in their still beds, fearing a shake, and it’s all of this worry forming a cloud that presses and burrows down into the earth until it Quakes.

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CHARCOAL. LEMONADE. (?)

February 12th, 2016 by Bekah Brunstetter

I at the same time want to hate / make jokes  and also DRINK IT ALL IN HOPES IT WILL MAKE ME LIVE FOREVER.

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Ordering lunch in Los Angeles

November 20th, 2015 by Bekah Brunstetter

Me: Yes, I will have the Spicy tuna roll with avocado.

Sushi Person: The what?

Me: ….The Spicy Tuna roll. With avocado.

Sushi Person: Oh, the Jessica Alba?

Me: ……Are you really going to make me say it?

Sushi Person: Okay so one Jessica Alba.

Me: FINE.

Sushi Person: Would you like some Avengers with that?

Me: WHAT?

Sushi Person: Edamame.

Me: YOU KNOW WHAT? NEVERMIND.

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I wore it best.

September 20th, 2015 by Bekah Brunstetter

Lots of glamour and innovation at the Emmy’s today, folks, as Hollywood’s finest hit the red carpet in their sunday best / cleavage. Lets go live to Bekah Brunstetter’s iPhoto booth!

YOW! Bekah  is sporting a balletish mini dress by Kimchi Blue for Urban Outfitters, which she had a real crisis about purchasing as she wasn’t sure if she was too old to enter an Urban Outfitters. Via this dress Brunstetter travels back in time / pretends that she did ballet as a child / was / is graceful and small.  Brunstetter is sporting freshly washed, still wet hair, bare lips, birkenstocks,  and remnants of last night’s eyeliner. When asked how she felt today, she said “wait Is this the one that’s for TV or the one that’s for movies or the one that’s for both?” She then found a popcorn kernel stuck in her bra.

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Jane the Virgin!

October 14th, 2014 by Bekah Brunstetter

I had the pleasure of attending the Jane the Virgin premiere last night with my buddy and fellow tvwright (noun: a playwright who also writes for TV, I just decided)  Chris Pena. It’s a new CW show about a girl, a virgin, who, through a bizarre series of events, scored with awesome score and narrated by hilarious narration,  accidentally gets inseminated at her gyno. If it sounds insane, it’s because it is, but in  a good way. It’s modeled after a telenovela, is aware of its form, and it is, to my MOST GREAT PLEASURE, straight up chock full of whimsy. I love whimsy. I love when whimsy knows that it’s whimsical. Call me simple or nuts, I just do. I especially love seeing it on TV, and even more especially love when its grounded in truthful and likable characters. I also had the pleasure of meeting a few of the lady actors:

These are not seasoned, jaded TV stars. These are actors who are happy and gracious grateful to be there, who are stoked to be a part of a show that’s innovative and re-energizing its network. Reminded me very much of the cast of Switched. TV, I LOVE YOU SO MUCH RIGHT NOW! I’m definitely going to keep watching this show, as should You.

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