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

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May 18th, 2009 by Bekah Brunstetter

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It can be so terrible or so amazing – all hinging on whether or not you’ve got the perfect balance of talent, resourcefulness, and a shared willingness to work for nothing.  Mainly, It’s really incredible what we can do, with next to nothing.

I am so very fortunate enough to know and have worked with two of the city’s best off-off Broadway companies – The Babel Theatre Project and The Flux Theatre Ensemble. And I was lucky enough to catch both of their new shows this weekend – both incredible new plays, both got great reviews in the Times, oh so very proud to know both!  Above – Christmas is Miles Away by Chloe Moss (Babel) – and below, Pretty Theft by Adam Symcowicz (Flux.)

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cock sauce!

May 18th, 2009 by Bekah Brunstetter

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‘Cock sauce: Cause it’s got a ROOSTER on it!’ 

I just wanted to take a moment and profess my love for this stuff. I pretty much like to put it on everything. It adds a lovely ‘OW! MY MOUTH IS ON FIRE A LITTLE BIT! BUT I KIND OF LIKE IT! WHAT’S WRONG WITH ME?? WHY DO I LOVE PAIN??’ (etc) element to all foods. Yum.

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moi, avec un kitten

May 17th, 2009 by Bekah Brunstetter

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Je beaucoup like kittens. Obviously, this kitten feels the same way about me.

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Arepas!

May 16th, 2009 by Bekah Brunstetter

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So I think I have officially started a thing in which Steve and I eat really good food Friday nights, and then the next day I am all bloggy about the food we ate. Dare I call it – food journalism? No, I wouldn’t dare. But anyways, Steve and I ate really good food last night. Arepas, At Caracas Cafe on the lower east side. East 7th right off 1st. Um, yum. Arepas are a Venezualan sloppy joe – a corn meal pancake crammed with delicious meat and vegatable things. We sampled a veggie one that was stuffed with beans, peppers, and what appeared to be fried mozzerella – a chicken and guacamole friend – and a beefy friend, not to mention the fried plantains wrapped in cheese and sweet fried dough. You know, to start.  I had this amazing Sangria but with sparkling wine thing, and Steve had this honey and beer thing. I’m so professional. I really don’t understand why the Food Network doesn’t hire me right now, given my shrewd observations of food and drink,  like ‘yummy / it was awesome / it tasted good / I ate it / it had meat stuff in it / I ate more of it.’

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oh, dresses

May 15th, 2009 by Bekah Brunstetter

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There is a mathematical logic to dresses. A formula or equation, even. The desire for dresses increases as the number of cute dresses steadily reaches infinity. Ergo, there is never a point at which one says to one self ‘wow. I officially have plenty of little dresses.’ Which directly, mathematically explains why I have about 37 and, by the time I die, will most likely have more. (Here’s hoping my granddaughters wear them ironically.)

Above, meet my newest friend, a little flouncy pullover number from Anthropologie, brand: ‘Facile.’ It pretty much makes me feel like a Spring Cupcake. For those of you who are clearly stupid, ‘Facile’ means ‘easy’ in French. Ie, ‘it’s terribly  Easy to feel pretty and awesome and fulfilled in this flouncy little dress, being that it only cost a small fortune and you feel guilty about having bought it. And it’s Easy to drown said guilt in a sea of additional little dresses.’ (And so on, you know, towards infinity.)

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Nancy

May 15th, 2009 by Bekah Brunstetter

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In my still incredibly short-lived corporate career, I have come across many Nancy’s. Why is it that they are all so awful? Once given the name Nancy, is a person destined to be terrible? Kind of in the same way that a young girl dubbed ‘Bekah’ is destined for greatness / dominance / charm / obsessiveness / obsene sensitivity?

Discuss.

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Anthropomorphism

May 15th, 2009 by Bekah Brunstetter

Amazing.

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baby’s first UCB show! / The Rejection show!

May 14th, 2009 by Bekah Brunstetter

Sad but true, five years in NYC and I STILL hadn’t seen a comedy show at Upright Citizen’s Brigade. Um, really bekah? really? (This is, though, the same bekah who JUST went to the top of the empire state building. I guess I’m not the type of gal  to ‘do’ things. Or ‘go’ places.)  

Fortunately last night, Mamrie was kind enough to take me to see the Rejection Show! (Thanks Mames!) It’s a monthly event, at which comedians / writers  perform or read their rejected material, and hearty laughs are had at their expense. Um, awesome. I KNEW there was a reason I scrapbooked all of my grad school rejection letters, highlighting common phrases like ‘deep regret’ and ‘with sorrow, we inform you.’

Last night was special – the contributors to the Onion read their rejected headlines, jokes and story pitches, that were so bad / ludacrious,  involved such unforunate  sentiments about Grandmothers / defication / Darryl Hammond, that even the Onion rejected them. It was great. I think I am really into this ‘laughing’ thing. This ‘ comedy’ thing. Like, laughing, and having a good time. I think I’m going to do it more. Hopefully with Mamrie, and that cute girl from the Office.

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genius

May 13th, 2009 by Bekah Brunstetter

Watch The WTF Blanket on CollegeHumor

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Oak Island, NC

May 13th, 2009 by Bekah Brunstetter

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I’m starting to get all Exci for this year’s trip to Oak Island, NC. It’s so dern purty there. When we first started going there wasn’t even a grocery store on the island, just a few little stores and a sweet run-down carnival. And now it is booming, as they say in France! It’s crazy to watch a place evolve, year by year, as more and more people hear of its awesomeness.

 My family has gone every year since I was eight, as part of a huge family reunion with my Mom’s side of the family, involving something silly like 40-50 people. The trip always involves talent shows, delicious buffets, Doritoes, volleyball, laying out, laying around, wonderful conversation with relatives and more recently –  Beer. I can’t wait!

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