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

What care We for the environment?

March 24th, 2009 by Bekah Brunstetter

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We are wearing onesies!

Anyways. For the Women’s Project site-specific environmental awareness theatery summer thing at the World Financial Center – hi, 8,000 words – I’ve teamed up with a few others to write some banter for some roller-girls. Yep, being obsessed with picture above – and wanting to don skates and a onesy – is pretty much as far as I’ve gotten.

I’m really interested in whether or not these gals ever considered the earth. I don’t consider the earth as much as I should, that’s for sure. I pretty much feel oblivious or ignorant most of the time, save an occasional wow, I sure use a lot of paper or oh, the polar bears. I think I’ll start – as I so often love to do – with my own stupidity.

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elephant parade!

March 24th, 2009 by Bekah Brunstetter

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Blast! I missed it again!

Each year, the Ringling Bro’s parade their elephants through Manhattan to Madison Square garden. Supremely exciting! A building! A bus! A homeless person! A white castle! An odd smell! An elephant! Wait, wha? An Elephant?! Oh, hurray. Oh, manhattan. Sleepy children, drunk hipsters, and angry animal rights activist gather each year to watch the march. It’s never thoroughly announced, I don’t think – or at least, I have never been privy far enough in advance to clear my evening. I’ll I know is, once a year:

me: what you do last night?

fortunate person: Dude I watched the elephants!

me: (stewing in jealous juices*.)

*ew.

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devastating

March 23rd, 2009 by Bekah Brunstetter

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This is entirely stupid, but – this weekend when I, in a sleepy tizzy, dropped a water glass on my phone and cracked it, I found myself freaking out, why oh why oh why – I then thought of Natasha Richardson and thought to myself, calm down, Brunstetter. Because random, awful things have to happen for some sort of reason; it’s more heartbreaking to think they’re totally futile or happened in vain.

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with Frequency, even

March 23rd, 2009 by Bekah Brunstetter

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I pop my knuckles pretty much all the time. Obsessively even. I can pop each finger in three places, as well as my knees, elbows and feet. Ew. Um. Am I bragging? I don’t know. It’s not something I’m proud of, and I’ll be the first to admit it’s kind of, what, unladylike? But people, I just can’t help it. It just hurts so good.

I have always worried that mayhaps this habit will render my fingers / joints useless in my old age – that I’ll sit around cursing my younger self for being so obsessive, so unladylike – that I’ll be unable to write, but will sit around licking my teeth and watching reality TV. On the moon, or whatever.

But guess what though – It doesn’t cause arthritis, at all, actually. What’s actually happening:

Are you one of those people that frequently pops their knuckles, back, neck, toes, or any other part of your body? If so, how often do those around you tell you to stop because “it is bad for you.” What exactly happens when you “pop” a joint?

‘…When force is placed on a joint such as your knuckle, the “pop” is a sound resulting from the release of nitrogen gas into the joint cavity. This occurs because a negative pressure is created. The nitrogen is normally dissolved in fluid that is present in the joint (synovial fluid,) but explodes out of the solution when the pressure is significantly reduced. When this happens, the joint becomes swollen, since gas occupies more space than fluid. The joint remains swollen anywhere from 10 minutes to several hours until the gas is reabsorbed back into the synovial fluid. A second “pop” is not possible until this occurs.

The beneficial effects of a “pop” include more movement and less pain.’

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I went home!

March 22nd, 2009 by Bekah Brunstetter

Cake; Bunny.

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Tim with beard and also Bunny!

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Une happy meal!

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Sheep!

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days of Yore

March 22nd, 2009 by Bekah Brunstetter

A very random and very cute selection.   Dan is born…

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Tim was little and fat…

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Dad ran for commissioner..

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…He won, we threw a party, I drew the invitation –

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Young stud Dad in the paper!

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the Brunstetters

March 22nd, 2009 by Bekah Brunstetter

We are a photogenic bunch!

Or at least, the children are. While Tim and I are totally capable of behaving ourselves –   dsc02162.jpg

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Mr. and Mrs. cannot not resist engaging in tomfoolery.  dsc02166.jpg dsc02170.jpg

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The Special Olympics.

March 20th, 2009 by Bekah Brunstetter

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Last night on Leno, Obama said something to the effect of ‘I’m bowling a 149. It’s kind of like the special olympics! (laughter laughter laughter….pause….awkward.)

He then, of course, after the show, had to freak out and apologize to the special Olympics – singing it praises, and even inviting some athletes to come to the White House and show him a thing or too.

But come on – aren’t we all guilty of this? Haven’t we all said That was so retarded and then realized, to our dismay, that there was an actual retarded person nearby? Or that the person you are speaking to knows or is related to a retarded person? Or – That was so gay. And then you realize you’re speaking to a ‘gay’ and hope that they’re not, you know. One of those sensitive ones.

Point being – there are so many horrible and un-PC things ingrained in the sort of casual, ignorant and weird colloquialisms.  I say things every day that, taken out of context – are argueably terrible. Hearing myself, I would most likely think, that girl should be shot.

But that isn’t quite fair, Bekah. You know. To people that have been shot.

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mmm. Hi.

March 19th, 2009 by Bekah Brunstetter

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Hi, fish taco*. Hi. I’ll be seeing you tonight. And then also, I’m going to eat you.

* Hahahahahaha. Fish taco. Why is that funny? Why?

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What is happening??

March 19th, 2009 by Bekah Brunstetter

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Lifetime!! What is happening? Jerry O’Connell? Leanne Rimes?! Dramatizations of harlequin romance novels, I guess? Oh no. Oh no.

I’m going to have to watch them. I have to.

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