Bwog Personals: Quasi-Meta Edition/Houston Edition
Written by Bwog Staff
In which Bwog Personals returns! And to start us off are two of the Blue and White’s eligible editors. All interested parties should contact Bwog via email and we’ll provide the $5 for the date. And as always, nominate your friends (or yourself) for a personal by emailing [email protected]
GUY FOR GIRL
Name: Paul Barndt
Major: Classics and English
Hometown: Houston. TX
Best Book You’ve Read for Class: I rep pretty hard for all the dead white guys on the front of Butler–I would find it very hard to pick between them. If I handicap myself by taking all the Core stuff out of contention, I’d probably say War and Peace.
I listen to Glenn Gould’s 1955 recording of Bach’s Goldberg Variations constantly when studying, so most of those are in the top 50.
What do you wish were your most played songs on iTunes?
Michael Jackson’s performance at the 1995 MTV VMAs is one of the most magnificent things ever captured on film–if only it existed in iTunes song form.
Thing you’re looking forward to least this year: I imagine I’d be terrified of the swim test if I couldn’t swim.
GIRL FOR GUY
Hometown: Houston, TX
Best Book You’ve Read for Class: Manhattan Transfer, John Dos Passos; Traces, Ernst Bloch. It’s a tie.
Worst Book You’ve Read for Class: Probably some terrible first-semester CC reading, long since been blocked from memory.
Most shameful thing you’ve ever done to procrastinate: Watch Youtube videos of real-live talking dogs with floormates at 2 in the morning.
Beverage of choice: Thai iced tea (in moderation)
“Wish You Were Here,” Radiohead/Sparklehorse cover
“Coffee & TV,” Blur
“Ruby Tuesday,” Rolling Stones
“Someone to Watch Over Me,” the Chet Baker Quartet
The second movement of Maurice Ravel’s Piano Concerto in G – Martha Argerich with the Berlin Philharmonic
Favorite Morningside Heights Meal: Family Combo Special, Rey de la Caridad
The title of your memoir: something along the lines of “It Could Have Been Worse” (definitely with introduction by Bono or some other international rockstar)
Dream date, 5 words or fewer:
Good jazz, Five Guys cheeseburgers
Thing you’re looking forward to most this year:
Getting my major and core requirements by the end of it, giving me the wonderful freedom to do something different with my life in some other place on earth for a semester before graduating.
Thing you’re looking forward to least this year:
Every year Hollywood ruins my childhood a little more — this time with the bastardization of Alvin and the Chipmunks.