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playwright in brooklyn, NY
playwright in brooklyn, NY

LOW STAKES CONSPIRACY THEORY

January 17th, 2017 by Bekah Brunstetter

THIS MORNING I REALIZED I HAVE NOT ONE NOT TWO BUT FIVE BLUE AND WHITE STRIPED SHIRTS. OBVIOUSLY I LAID THEM ALL OUT ON MY BED TO TAKE A PICTURE OF THEM TO MAKE FUN OF MYSELF LATER.

AS I TOOK THE PICTURE, I RECEIVED THIS PROMOTIONAL EMAIL FROM WILLIAMS AND SONOMA:

WHAT DOES IT MEAN

AM I BEING WATCHED

WHAT AM I BEING TOLD TO DO

PROBABLY JUST BUY MORE BLUE AND WHITE SHIRTS

OKAY FINE RUSSIA WILL DO, BYE

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Oh Beautiful

September 19th, 2011 by Bekah Brunstetter

For spacious skies, for all the processed foooood

I made it back with no hitches! Unless you call being told by two countries that that girl in your passport photo is NOT you, and a really bad bout of turbulence somewhere over the ocean that left me shaking and weeping like a baby, you know, hitches.  (Seriously, there were two people on the whole plane disturbed by this turbulence. It was myself, and a baby.) It’s now my 2 am but I’m pretending like I’m alive, and suddenly decided that I really needed these chips that make you skinny. Only in America. I miss my new Russian friends and am still reflecting on how incredible the whole experience was, but so happy to be home!

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The Last Supper!

September 18th, 2011 by Bekah Brunstetter

Nikoli made us dinner for the last time tonight. It was exactly like the real last Supper, but with way less disciples / Jesus, but just as bittersweet. It was ALSO served in meat jello:

YES, that is caviar. He really pulled out all of stops. Leg of lamb (which I’d never had before, and it was delicious, but also disturbing)

and m’fave, this homemade chocolate cake, which I could eat for 100 years, pieces of which I’m DEFINITELY smuggling through security tomorrow.

We gifted our new friend with a giant bottle of vodka, which he cradled like a baby, the universal language of vodka cradling. We, in turn, spoke the universal language of  YAY CAKE.

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царапать

September 18th, 2011 by Bekah Brunstetter

Yes, this is Russian scrabble and it IS happy to see you. Tain’t it lovely? More specifically, you’ll see my last name in Russian to the left, then Bob’s name in the middle and Betty’s name to the right. I think? I don’t know. WHAT IS THIS WORLD

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THE SCENE OF THE CRIME

September 18th, 2011 by Bekah Brunstetter

This may LOOK like four friends innocently enjoying a rainy day at the Kremlin, holding still for approximately seventeen minutes while the nice Asian man took seventeen pictures of them. But what is really happening is I am contracting a cold type situation that is currently eating my whole face and filling it with Soviet Snot. I will combat it with my standard routine!  Core components are pouting, complaining, and in general, demanding sympathy.

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Shut up, Moscow. (In Pictures.)

September 17th, 2011 by Bekah Brunstetter

Okay, fanbase. I know you pretend to be intellectuals, hanging on my every literary and multisyllabic word. But I know you just like the pictures. So, here.

Maybe it’s the fact that I finally caved and put the hipstamtic app on my phone, but this city is really beautiful, even in the rain, especially the churches and the architecture, even in the Kremlin, once home to Czars and communism, and lots of other words that shouldn’t all fit into this one sentence, but do.

We had our readings yesterday (I will be bloggy of that later) so, since we’re done with rehearsal, we got to tourist about this morning.

Moscow University:

Ruski wedding car:

Pretty old church!

Candles inside said church:

Soldiers marching inside Kremlin walls!

Another lovely church:

Beautiful swirly garden thing:

MOST IMPORTANTLY, ME. And that kid over there.

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VODKA!

September 16th, 2011 by Bekah Brunstetter

US: VODKA!

WAITER: Lady vodka for you?

US: We’ll take the man vodka, please.

Four later:

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NOOOOOOOOOO!

September 16th, 2011 by Bekah Brunstetter

To Quote one of my actor’s T’shirt’s yesterday, ‘NOOO! I’M BECOMING MY MOTHER!’ Check it, Mom – apparently now, I, also, can’t keep my eyes open in pictures. (My mom seriously never can. It’s ridiculous.) But I guess more ‘importantly’ check out that incredible (Greek Orthodox?) church behind me. It’s like Disney World, but real. Henceforth, Russia invented Disney World.

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SO much food, and the People who love them

September 16th, 2011 by Bekah Brunstetter

Russian salad with radishes, beets, peas, eggs, cucumbers and tomatoes ( to be consumed with buckets of salt / sour cream):

And chef Nikoli, or as I like to call him, Summer Santa, with dessert!

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Coffee Break!

September 16th, 2011 by Bekah Brunstetter

There are just a few American phrases that Russians have totally Bogarted. So it’s pretty much Я говорю вещи, но Вы не понимаете то, что я говорю COFFEE BREAK? COFFEE BREAK! And then you go.

And check out the sweet coffee break lunch spread! I’d like to see New York theater coffee breaks rock bologna. Come on, coffee breaks! Get with the (processed meat) program!

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