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

Hallowinbetween

October 31st, 2019 by Bekah Brunstetter

Q: what does an adult person do on Halloween when they don’t have kids yet, but are just slightly too old and too tired to fully engage with the grown up kids version of the Holiday?

A: SEASONAL LEGGINGS, the clothing version of a mildly enthusiastic shrug

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WE’RE FINE, HOW ARE YOU?

October 29th, 2019 by Bekah Brunstetter

I’ve finally located the most perfect anecdote to share whenever I’m asked, How are you, How are things? I will now reply:

Well yesterday, I came home from the doctor frustrated because it takes a long time because it always takes a long time, and it eats into my time to Work, and I’d spent the drive home trying to think through a note on my Santa Claus play, and my brain was too full of big worries to think it through it clearly, and so Morrison found me sobbing in a doorway, crying I DON’T KNOW WHAT SANTA WANTS!!!! SO I’M BASICALLY FINE, HOW ARE YOU?

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Keep Austin VERY VERY WEIRD FOREVER

October 27th, 2019 by Bekah Brunstetter

I’m in Austin for the weekend for the Austin Film Festival, to talk about myself for 900 hours to anyone who will listen (panels.) Julien Joined me for 47 hours of it and I’m SO GLAD SHE DID. One of my favorite things about Julien Is her ability to find the best foods and the weirdest places anywhere she goes, and then she actually remembers them, and if I’m lucky, she Takes me there. Also for a girl who hates pictures of herself she sure does love photo booths, and remembered a particularly magical one she found here on her last trip, RESULTING IN THESE FOREVER GEMS:

SO MANY HANDSHAKES AT THIS INDUSTRY EVENT:

HIGHLIGHT OF WEEKEND

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VERY CALM UPDATE

October 25th, 2019 by Bekah Brunstetter

I was feeling anxious about only having used my Calm App a few times this week, BUT THEN I RECEIVED AN EMAIL THAT SOMEONE IN MALAYSIA LOGGED INTO MY ACCOUNT AND MEDITATED FOR AN ENTIRE HOUR, so thanks person in Malaysia (?) please don’t use my social security number to buy cars but please be the person that meditates in my stead

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New Anniversary Tradition

October 23rd, 2019 by Bekah Brunstetter

Watching wedding video in Full, seeing all of the things we didn’t fully see because we were floating:

Getting to relive all of the big and small moments, like the fact that while my Dad was blessing the dinner, we were both sitting there maniacally chewing on skittles; and THE SIBLING TOASTS:

SOBBING; TEXTING EVERY SINGLE PERSON WHO WAS THERE AND THANKING THEM FOR THEIR UNFORGETTABLE CONTRIBUTIONS AND TELLING THEM HOW MUCH WE LOVE THEM

SHOVING MYSELF INTO MY WEDDING DRESS AND FALLING ASLEEP WEARING IT JK I DIDN’T DO THAT BUT DID I?

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AM I CALM YET?

October 21st, 2019 by Bekah Brunstetter
  • Does 10 minute long guided meditation; finds Calm
  • Is very proud of oneself
  • immediately starts to spiral with worry
  • then starts to spiral more with worry that the guided meditation didn’t ‘work’
  • IS 100% NO LONGER CALM
  • GOOGLES SAFE LEGAL LOBOTOMY

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Life.

October 19th, 2019 by Bekah Brunstetter

Pro tip: while attempting to create life, spend any leftover emotional space and money on plants, as they are Life, but not People. Marvel at their designs. Obsess over their watering instructions.

IF ANYTHING HAPPENS TO ANY OF THEM, IF ANY OF THEM COUGHS OR CRIES OR WILTS, COMPLETELY THROW YOURSELF OUT OF THE NEAREST WINDOW.

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Veinity

October 17th, 2019 by Bekah Brunstetter

Me / Nurse: Hey veins! How you livin’?

Veins: SMALL

Me / Nurse: Cool, that’s cool, we’re just gonna need some blood real quick!

Veins: NO

Me / Nurse: But blood contains vital information and this is literally our only way to get it?

Veins: DON’T CARE

Me / Nurse: Wait, where’re you going?

Veins: BYE

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INFO DUMP

October 15th, 2019 by Bekah Brunstetter

In retrospect, September and October 2019 will forever be known as my Country Music period, during which I watched all 16.5 hours of Ken Burn’s documentary and was so in love with it that I wanted to live my life inside of it, so much that AS SOON AS I FINISHED IT, I STARTED IT ALL OVER AGAIN. I love its tiny insights into history, humanity, I love the struggles of its characters and how they fall in and out of love with each other and write songs about it that I’ve spent my life listening to, unaware of the brawls and longings that inspired them. I’ve learned so much, and instead of wandering around the house shouting at Morrison or Cracker HEY, DID YOU KNOW? (which I will definitely keep doing) I’m just going to leave a list of my favorite things, here.

DID YOU KNOW?

  • The Banjo came from Africa, the Fiddle came from Irish and Scotland; early country music is defined by racial tension between black people and white people, but also, they were constantly using each other’s music as if the tension didn’t even exist
  • Merle Haggard was in San Quentin prison serving a 17 year sentence for armed robbery and prison escape when Johnny Cash played a show there. The show inspired Merle to quit to being a ne’er do well, get out of prison early for good behavior, and pursue music
  • Johnny Cash’s song A Boy Named Sue is based on a Shel Silverstein poem
  • Reba Mcentire was a prize winning barrel horse racer before she was discovered singing the Star Spangled Banner at a Rodeo
  • Willie Nelson wrote Patsy Cline’s Crazy. He had a lot of success as a songwriter, but people thought his voice was weird, not country enough. After years of rejection, he moved back home to Texas, did his own thing for his own people, and eventually became country music’s BIGGEST EVER STAR.
  • Garth Brooks was the first country musician to play shows like a rock star. In 1993, he played Texas stadium, which fit 40 thousand people. IT SOLD OUT IN 93 MINUTES.
  • Dolly Parton’s husband worked in asphalt before he retired. He has only been to ONE of her shows, ever. Early in their marriage, after attending a red carpet event with her, he said honey, I want you to have everything that you want, but please never make me go to one of those ever again. (This was not in the doc, this I discovered in an article about Dolly’s marriage, after becoming obsessed with Dolly’s marriage, because of the doc)
  • Vince Gill is the sweetest most gentlest man in history
  • Vince Gill is married to Amy Grant
  • WHAT IS THAT MARRIAGE LIKE
  • WILL THEY ADOPT ME

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Cool Story

October 13th, 2019 by Bekah Brunstetter

Morrison got me a Chance the Rapper ‘3’ hat for my birthday this year. Chance wears the hat to represent the Holy Trinity, and also the trinity that is he, his wife and his daughter. Morrison got it for me because I do love Chance, and Chances, and also because we’re both hoping that in terms of babymaking, THIRD TIME IS THE CHARM. Cut to my parents’ visit, we spent much time in the sun, and my Dad didn’t bring a hat, so he ended up rolling around Malibu like this:

AND THE OCCASIONAL LOOKS HE GOT AS AN OLD(ER) (NOT ACTUALLY OLD) WHITE DUDE RAP FAN WERE AMAZING. C’MON PPL, GIVE THE MAN A CHANCE (JOKE)

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