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

strange fantasy

February 19th, 2015 by Bekah Brunstetter

Someday, even if just for a minute, I would like to JUST be a mom, and have my most challenging task for the day be to figure out how to turn cheese into cute edible pencils. And I guess also, hound Her to practice her violin and hound Him to write thank you notes and I guess also, worry about their forming moral codes, and whether or not they’re getting hit by cars.

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This one’s for my Dad

February 18th, 2015 by Bekah Brunstetter

An Oscar Meyer weinermobile crashed into a snowbank in Pennsylvania, and Dads across American PUNNED UNTIL THEY COULD NO LONGER BREATHE. I will now take a few moments to join in on the fun.

– Oh look! a CHILLYDOG!

– To be Frank, I’m concerned about the driving conditions on this road….

– ‘DOGGONE-IT!’ – The driver

And lastly, this quote from the tow trucker driver who rescued the dog: “I’ve pulled out a lot of vehicles,” he said. “But that’s the first wiener I’ve ever pulled out.”

TAKE IT AWAY, DAD!

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HOW DO I LIVE

February 17th, 2015 by Bekah Brunstetter

WITHOUT YOU

I WANT TO KNOW

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WHY TO ANTIQUE

February 16th, 2015 by Bekah Brunstetter

Somebody found these vintage children’s flashcards, and had the genius and foresight to put these two together in a frame, so that I might never forget the different between houses and house,  and I now I have them for my house, not houses. I WIN*!!!!!!!!!!!!

* Please note that it was not really a contest, I am in fact the ONLY CONTENDER in the race to fill ones home with Childrens’ educational materials from the 1950s.

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Concerns.

February 15th, 2015 by Bekah Brunstetter

Our Dog Tanner (RIP) used to KNOW when we were almost to the lake. He’d get really excited and jump into the front seat and force his head out the window. TANNER! YOU MY BOO! I have a similar response system, but it’s to Travel, and instead of joy it’s LOW GRADE HORROR AND WORRY AND DREAD.  I’m leaving for NYC and Spain in less than a week, so my brain is a hurricane of worry, like Will I get it all down Before I go and Will I Make all my Flights and will it Snow and Cancel all my Flights and Will the Flights Fly and What will I Forget and Will I be Prepared and  How Will the Reading Go and Will I be the most Tired and Will I have time to see everyone in NYC and What will I Lose and Will I come Back and Will I Stop Worrying and just Enjoy the very Fact that I am going anywhere, At All?

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this year’s

February 14th, 2015 by Bekah Brunstetter

Valentine’s Day is different every year. Sometimes it’s feeling really sad but at the same time really good about how very much alone you are, and taking your laptop on a date to a weird diner and eating all of said diner’s pasta and writing things no one will ever see. For me, two years ago, it was a terrible breakup immediately followed by a perfectly timed bronchial infection.   So then LAST year,  because the year before was so gnarly, I flew AWAY FROM THE DAY, went to Costa Rica, spent the evening at airport bar where an old man sitting with his wife  sent me a glass of wine and said if I were twenty years younger! and his wife said He’s right! He means it, he really means it, and I’m sitting right here! ‘ But this year it just so happens that I have a pretty wonderful man in my  life (a sentence I’m not sure I’ve ever thought / embraced…. Am I finally old enough to start calling boys men?)

A master of surprise, he snuck into my apartment, and left flowers there,

Packed me a bag full of adventure items, then kidnapped me and took me  to Paradise, which today was  a hike down in the greenest Malibu you ever did see, down to where they used to film Mash.

The best part: I didn’t have to think about a single. Thing. That’s the real gift, when someone knows you well enough that all you are doing is constantly worrying and thinking about things, and removes that worry, so you can just — be. And eat all of the Swedish Fish that he bought knowing, also, that also, you will probably be needing some of those.

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PRAISE THE (PANTS) LORD.

February 13th, 2015 by Bekah Brunstetter

HAPPY GALENTINE’S DAY, GALS! Galentine’s Day is, as you know, the day before Valentine’s Day, in which women love on their lady friends, whom I mean, come on, are the REAL source of all their joy and strength (but see also: Boys, who are also pretty okay.) In honor of this day, a lady post, for ladies.

Ahem.

Ladieeesssssss, what’s the deal with pants, amiright Ladies? Ladies. I remember back in the early 2000s when the thing was really low waisted LEI jeans and I would shove myself into them and it was like trying to stick a pear in a very small bag. But now, high wasted jeans are good and I am SO GLAD. Finally jeans that tuck you in and hide all your donut parts.

AMIRIGHT, LADIES?

LADIES, AMIRIGHT?

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…I’ll just leave this here.

February 12th, 2015 by Bekah Brunstetter

I keep seeing tow trucks with clever names everywhere, and each time I do, I keep thinking about the one that someone really, really needs to do  make:

….JUDD APATOW.

I mean, come on, tow companies, it’s right there. IT’S RIGHT THERE IN FRONT OF YOU!

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in this case

February 11th, 2015 by Bekah Brunstetter

I spend 99.999999999999999% of my time while not sleeping or submerged in water on my computer. It’s up there on the list of things I could not live without, snuggled next to Car and Jokes and Bed. I am not always nice to it. I forget to clean it and have 17 final draft documents open simultaneously on it. I stuff its start up drive full of pictures and lists that go nowhere. And so to show it some love, I gave it a makeover! It’s now encased in a whimsical garden that can only be described as Laura Ashley hosts a tea party in Tokyo.

Just LOOKING at it makes me feel like I am at said party. I got you, computer, I GOT YOU!

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The Kaylas

February 10th, 2015 by Bekah Brunstetter

I wanna take a minute and tell you about two spectacular young ladies, both who happened to be named Kayla. First off, Kayla Montgomery. Yesterday, man friend sent me a mini documentary that was made about her.

Kayla is one of the best long distance runners in North Carolina….and she has MS.  In her freshman year of high school (Mt. Tabor! where I also went!) Kayla was diagnosed with the disease.   Instead of hating, moaning, feeling sorry for herself, Kayla, was like, but maybe I’ll be a long distance runner, instead. When this girl runs, she looses all feeling in her legs. At the end of each run, she collapses into her coach’s arms:

— and endures horrendous pain, as feeling returns, until her body temperature cools down. And yet, and still – she runs.

And then there’s Kayla Mueller:

A humanitarian aid worker in Syria, who was taken hostage by ISIS in 2013, whose family just yesterday learned was killed by an airstrike. She was just 26 years old. She once wrote: “All I can do is cry with them, because I don’t know. For as long as I live, I will not let this suffering be normal. (I will not let this be) something we just accept.” I think it’s easier for most of us to stomach suffering, to accept it, in a way, because we are so far away from it. But this girl  went straight into the gut of all of the suffering, to combat it.

These girls are just….I am in awe. I just can’t.

Well. I can. I can write about them. I can do the thing that I do  to highlight and applaud them. And so, I will do that.

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