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

extravagance 

December 19th, 2016 by Bekah Brunstetter


hello from honeymoon! I have no idea when we are, but just know that luxury is following us everywhere we go despite our smelly active wear. For one, our ECONOMY SEATS on Cathay Airlines came with a fancy menu:


And that we just treated ourselves to luxurious shower pods at the Hong Kong airport. Are these luxury shower pods at every airport? How am I just now discovering them? WHAT HAVE I BEEN DOING WITH MY UNEXTRAVAGANT LIFE?  

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SO IT’S FINE

December 18th, 2016 by Bekah Brunstetter

Maybe our politics and security are completely screwed right now, but so far,  this award contender season, OUR MOVIES ARE COMPLETELY AMAZING. Everyone go see this beautiful movie:

It’s a throwback to the classic film, a MUSICAL, with DANCING and SINGING, about two people trying to following their dreams,  falling in love. No rape. No bombs. No murder. No trauma. JUST LOVE and maybe also a smart exploration of the basic question, how do you keep following your dreams when your dreams keep alluding you?

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Not meeeee!

December 17th, 2016 by Bekah Brunstetter

Folks,  if you’re just tuning in / playing along from home: we are in fact leaving on our honeymoon TOMORROW instead of YESTERDAY. Also, this is a terrible game show. There are no prizes. Maybe find something else to do.  Other announcements related to the trip that I am going on, but YOU are not going on, so why do I force you to ride the waves of its drama with me?!: I’m not bringing my computer. Huge, I know. While I COULD get some cool staged pictures of myself ‘working,’ I am more excited to disconnect from my beast friend for a few days for the first time in years and years. I have nightmares monthly that I leave it somewhere. I will now do so on purpose, open my brain back up, confront my bad handwriting, force myself to not google my own thoughts, but instead just have them. The real question: will I blog? I can do so from my phone. And so, PROBABLY.

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A OR B

December 16th, 2016 by Bekah Brunstetter

LET’S JUST SAY COMPLETELY HYPOTHETICAL FOR EXAMPLE THAT YOU’RE GOING ON YOUR HONEYMOON WHICH ONLY HAPPENS ONCE IN YOUR LIFE AND YOU PLANNED IT MONTHS AGO AND NOW SUDDENLY TIME HAS MOVED AND YOU ARE SUPPOSED TO LEAVE TONIGHT. And maybe you just realized a few weeks ago that your destination of choice, Bali, is in fact enduring its ‘wet season’ during your visit month of choice, and then maybe you look at the forecast seconds before you leave and discover that it’s basically going to look like this the entire time:

And you feel dumb. You also feel disappointed. BUT ALSO YOU FEEL RESOURCEFUL. Also you know how to use the internet. Also you have a husband who is patient and less neurotic, and also you’ve been paid handsomely for your work, as of late. WHY BE PAID HANDSOMELY, IF AT ALL, IF YOU DON’T EVERY NOW AND THEN, LIGHT A LITTLE BIT OF IT ON FIRE TO LAST MINUTE CHANGE YOUR TRIP TO THIS INSTEAD?

PS, we’re off to Hua Hin, Thailand, instead, BECAUSE B.

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Attn: curious commuters

December 15th, 2016 by Bekah Brunstetter

This lovely writer / historian Alexis Coe who I met through Elizabeth has a podcast that you need for your commute: Presidents are People, too. It has friendly, accessible 25 min episodes, each devoted to little known facts about a US president. You need it. You will arrive at your destination slightly more informed, slightly more Patriotic, and even mildly less annoyed by the fact that WHY DO I HAVE TO LIVE IN A PLACE WHERE ALSO TEN BILLION PEOPLE ALSO LIVE AND EACH OF THEM APPEAR TO HAVE NINE CARS AND WE ALL SEEM TO BE GOING TO THE SAME PLACE. 

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INT. LIP BALM MARKETING OFFICE

December 14th, 2016 by Bekah Brunstetter

MARKETING BOSS: Why do women put on lip gloss?

A few moments of long, deep thought.

MARKETING PERSON:….So that their lips will be softer?

MARKETING BOSS: NO!

MARKETING PERSON: I’m — I’m sorry —

MARKETING BOSS: GET OUT GERALD! JUST GO!

Ashamed, Gerald goes.

MARKETING BOSS: Anyone else?

ANOTHER MARKING PERSON:….because they want people to want to make out with them?

MARKETING BOSS: YES! YES, THANK GOD! AN EMPLOYEE WITH SOME SENSE! And what do people love to make out with?

Long, thoughtful pause.

ANOTHER MARKETING PERSON:….Wood?

MARKETING BOSS: NO! GET OUT, LYDIA!

Lydia Goes. MARKETING BOSS tosses a pen after her dramatically.

MARKETING BOSS:…Anyone else?

YET ANOTHER MARKETING PERSON:….Babies?

MARKETING BOSS: YES!!!!!! YES, EXACTLY! PERFECT, YES!  IS ANYONE WRITING THIS DOWN?! ANYONE?! BY GOD, WE’VE DONE IT!

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LET IT TELL YOU

December 13th, 2016 by Bekah Brunstetter

ATTN: PEOPLE WITH BOOBS. Today, on we Live in the Future:  instagram will now tell you when you need a new bra and where to get it. It will also tell you which overnight bags and shoes and lip gloss and also you know, what a girl you went to high school with who you have not talked to in sixteen years had for lunch, so you know, also still the basics. Listen to instagram. Maybe it’s the Russians swaying your opinion or maybe its just an actually effective, non-scary algorithm that directs you to things that do fit your style and needs based on a quick scan of every picture you’ve ever posted. WHO KNOWS! This bra brand LIVELY started following me, and after a few days of pictures of pretty, laid back torsoes, I succumbed, and clicked, and purchased. And you guys (more specifically: girls) THEY ARE THE BEST BRAS I HAVE EVER OWNED. They are soft and supportive and simple and sleek. (If you have the kind of sweater cows that cause back problems, that people stop to look at, I cannot help you, but for my average lot, they do me just fine.) TRY A ONE TODAY PLEASE OKAY!  – RUSSIA

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GOLDEN GLOBE NOM GOT ME LIKE

December 12th, 2016 by Bekah Brunstetter

THIS US IS GOT NOMINATED FOR A GOLDEN GLOBE FOR BEST DRAMA! MANDY AND CHRISSY GOT BEST SUPPORTING ACTRESS NOMINATIONS! Globes are usually reserved for high brow premium cable stuff, but TIU is breaking through barriers and ceilings and feeling walls and hearts. It’s the first nomination for NBC in ten years. I have no idea if I actually get to attend but I ALREADY HAVE MY DRESS PICKED OUT PS IT’S MADE OF SKITTLES

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re: how to admit and sell failure

December 11th, 2016 by Bekah Brunstetter

I finally agreed to let Morrison sell the keyboard that has been just sitting there untouched for a year, after my failure to re-learn it last fall. I mean, it’s one thing to admit failure, which I did, but it is yet another to have the failure constantly staring you in the face and also taking up valuable wall space in our cozy whimsical cottage shared by two giants who btw cannot play the piano. And so, as any kind and gentle giant partner would, he saved me from my despair. His craigslist Ad is PRICELESS and also COMPLETELY THE TRUTH.

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my favorite gals

December 10th, 2016 by Bekah Brunstetter

Today, on the wedding pictures are so plentiful that I look at them for a few minutes a day and put some of them here so I can feel slightly less overwhelmed by the number of them and then move on to other tasks: HERE ARE SOME MORE.

I just. I love these girls. Oh man. The fact that you surround yourself with your favorite ladies and eat your favorite snacks they’re all wearing the flannels you gave them and you all get dolled up and then these gals you love surround you and button your butt buttons and someone is there to take pictures of it so you never forget it is REASON ENOUGH TO GET MARRIED.

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