Thursday Room Hopping – Married in a Ruggles Pleasantville

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Bwog doesn’t have the cash to “pimp your room,” and we certainly don’t want to raid it and then date you. So we bring you the semi-weekly Thursday feature, the “Cribs-esque” Room Hopping, continuing with…

ellen and ashleyEllen and Ashley C ’09 admit their newly painted jungle green Ruggles double has brought them closer together in a special way.

“We sleep like a married couple that doesn’t have sex,” Ellen says. She may be referring to the side-by-side set-up of their twin beds, but the two have certainly reached new levels of intimacy, even attaining that oft-celebrated sentence-finishing stage of friendship:

Ellen: We have breakfast together on the terrace. Ashley got a Waffle iron.

Ashley: I got a waffle iron…

Ellen: We watch UPN 9 together.


ashley curtainThe two were scarred by the cold cinder-blocks of Carman 7 last year, and so entered snuggly Ruggles prepated to decorate. They painted their walls and organized their worldly possessions, which include Ashley’s under-the-bed sea of shoes and Ellen’s stuffed dog, which she says bears an uncanny resemblance to her “big-headed” best friend.

The girls were putting up new curtains as Bwog arrived. Their balcony, while convenient for pleasant breakfasts, may have enabled some indecent exposure.

“Whatever John Jay floor is right in front of us has probably seen us naked like a billion times,” Ellen says.

ashleylittleSome elements in the room that make it their own include Ashley’s kindergarten class photo, left, (“Its fuckin’ funny,” Ashley says. “I need to reconnect with my ‘Queens roots'”) and Ellen’s laminated newspaper clipping featuring her grandparents, below.

ellen and sign

ellenbathroomThey employ Daft Punk and Vanessa Carlton as ambiance music, and have delighted in their stylish bathroom, right, decorated by a suite-mate’s mom.

The girls love their new pad, but Ruggles’ proximity to the frats has proved bothersome. “There are a lot of stupid drunk girls out there,”  Ashley says. “We have to curse them out and yell at them in our pajamas.”

Have a tricked-out dorm, or wish to volunteer a friend/foe’s room? E-mail, and we’ll send a correspondent to scrutinize your living space for next week’s edition of room hopping! 

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  1. mytv

    there is no upn 9. sorry.

  2. Come on, people...  

    ...the residence hall these girls lived in last year isn't spelled like the first name of that devil-dealing diva with a taste for thievery; it's spelled "Carman." I expected better from you, Bwog.

  3. cw is so new  

    upn just ended. they havent gotten over the thrill yet

  4. ellen lover  

    i love you ellen!!!

  5. ...  

    Daft Punk is a band, Bwog, not an exceedingly foolish type of punk rock. Jesus.

  6. nope  

    They obviously don't watch channel 9 or they would know its now MyNetworkTV NOT UPN and has been so since mid-Summer.

  7. YAY  

    i love these girls! ... and nice place

  8. wait  

    My most pertinent question is...we're allowed to paint our rooms?! Or are they being covert? Or is it a Ruggles thing? Because I'd kill to have my room no longer be nasty institutional white...

  9. Michelleeee

    I get this phone call from Jenn with this website and told to scroll down and voila! LOVE IT! But which friend reminds you of your dog?

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