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

JODIE IN THE HOUSE

March 21st, 2015 by Bekah Brunstetter

My mom is visiting!  I never have to worry about how to entertain her. She’s real easy to please. Just find the fleurs, put her near all of the fleurs, and let her decide what each of them are, and where they came from. FUN FOR HEURS!

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GUESTPOST!

March 20th, 2015 by Bekah Brunstetter

Dan sent me this picture from a bathroom in Copenhagen, Bek you should put this on your blog, AND I AM NOTHING IF NOT OBEDIENT. Thanks for lookin’ out, Brostetter!

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FACE OF SHAME.

March 19th, 2015 by Bekah Brunstetter

My beautiful cousin Ella, who in fact just popped out another kid — welcome to the world, Carson! It’s gonna be great! — posted this picture of her daughter, Layla, hiding her head in shame after drawing on the wall, and it is just the greatest thing. Grown ups: let’s bring back burrowing our heads in corners after we do bad things, yes?

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THE COFFEE SONG!

March 18th, 2015 by Bekah Brunstetter

For those moments when you really really need iced coffee but you’re on a deadline and you can’t so much leave your house: THIS STUFF!

It’s awesome. But note, it’s a CONCENTRATE, and should be mixed with water, not like, chugged straight from the bottle, which I in fact at first accidentally did. LABELS, WHO READS ‘EM? Also note that it should never, I repeat never be consumed after 4 pm, lest you end up in bed at midnight singing the coffee song, which in fact goes like

WHY DID YOU DRINK THAT COFFEEEEEEE

YOU SHOULDNTA DRANK THAT COFFEEEEE

BUT YOU DRANK THAT COFFEE

YOU DRANK THAT COFFEE

YOU SHOULDNTA DRANK THAT COFFEEEEEEEEEEEEE

Which I have never sung in bed aloud at all especially not the other night after accidentally chugging this iced coffee concentrate  after 4pm.

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lil homes

March 17th, 2015 by Bekah Brunstetter

Today, on what artists are for: Greg Kloehn, an artist in Oakland,  CA, is building tiny houses for the homeless from salvaged materials, and I basically can’t stop looking at pictures of them. Sure, the owner can’t so much stand inside of their new home, but it provides a greater sense of structure, stability, coziness, dignity.  He says: “There is a spontaneity and playfulness in making small homes that traditional houses do not offer. It reminds me of making forts as a kid, no city planners, no architects, no crews, no bank loans, just my ideas and my hands.” FORTS!

Honestly, Nothing breaks my heart more than seeing a person living on the streets. Nothing breaks my heart even MORE than the fact that you kind of become numb to it, get wrapped up in your own life, and get used to seeing it.  But HUMAN BEINGS SHOULD NOT LIVE ON THE STREET. THEY SHOULD AT LEAST LIVE IN THESE, INSTEAD.

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‘foolish little ruffled apron’

March 16th, 2015 by Bekah Brunstetter

OH FRIDA, YOU BRILLIANT ‘LITTLE FOOL!’

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the best picnic of our lives

March 15th, 2015 by Bekah Brunstetter

Every Spring, my friend Brit hosts as The Best Picnic of our Lives. What COULD be perceived as an episode of the New Girl is actually pretty great.  It’s just a bunch of folks and dogs and fruit and tequila and potato salad and frisbees chillin outside. Highlights of this year’s included a live helicopter air rescue across the canyon, a group-constructed poem, an easter egg hunt in which each egg was filled with a platitude of sorts, and that time I pointed to a ball and said to Morrison, let’s play soccer! to which he responded, cool, but that’s a volleyball.

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cause I’m a Woman

March 14th, 2015 by Bekah Brunstetter

Last night, I stepped into my closet that I can sort of step into so let’s just say it’s  a walk in closet but really when I step inside of it I can’t so much turn around but HEY NOBODY’S PERFECT. I looked at my clothes, and suddenly, everything felt — too young. I thought to myself, like I actually thought to myself, all of these clothes are made for large children. None of these things are appropriate for a woman of my age. And then, all day today, I’ve felt strangely — open? Aware? Grateful and strong? Something has shifted. Perhaps one of my moons went all the way around my head, or perhaps, is it possible, that I am a woman now?

AM I A WOMAN NOW?

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Binge this.

March 13th, 2015 by Bekah Brunstetter

TV, YOU ARE SO GREAT RIGHT NOW! The past week, I have been preaching this new Netflix show’s gospel to everyone I meet, spreading its word. It’s Tina Fey’s new genius mindbaby. Ellie Kemper plays a girl who spent the past 15 years in an underground bunker, after a cult leader convinced her that the apocalypse was coming. She gets rescued, and promptly moves to New York. The product is brilliant. It’d be too easy to just make a show about ‘naive girl from Indiana moves to the Big City! Does stupid things!’ But the layer of her literal separation from society for the past few decades makes her naiveté incredibly real and sympathetic. I love this show so much.  It is colorful, adorable, optimistic, but most importantly, it is SMART. It is not quirky, it is clever, and it is relevant. Tina first set it up at a network,  but they passed and are now most likely kicking themselves and also binging this show. While the Netflix / binge model of the hour long show, for me, promotes hermitage and ‘wait, when is the last time I stood up?’ I’m really liking the half hour show binge. Honestly, if Kimmy episodes were being dropped once a week — I MIGHT have disengaged. But this way, I can grab an episode here and there at my leisure. A 26 minute episode serves as a reward for work complete, but is not long enough to suck you out of work mode. It’s the best. TINA AND ALSO NETFLIX, DON’T EVER STOP.

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you oughta know

March 12th, 2015 by Bekah Brunstetter

Oh hi, come here often? If you are new to my blog, and have pressing life things like ‘work’ and ‘interacting with other humans’ that have prevented you from reading my entire blog history, which I am proud (?) to say dates back going on eight years, I figured,  I should catch you up with everything you need to know about me, to give you some context.

Okay, so here is everything you need to know:

I Love Cadbury Eggs.

I can’t not eat Cadbury Eggs.

My blog, in the weeks leading up to easter, mostly becomes a safe space for people (me) to discuss their feelings about Cadbury Eggs.

I have a disturbing amount of memories involving Cadbury Eggs.

….Cadbury Eggs.

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