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Bwog Personals: Quasi-Meta Edition/Houston Edition

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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

Year:
’08

School:
CC

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. 

Worst Book You’ve Read for Class:  I thought Middlesex by Jeffrey Eugenides was pretty lame, although I’m sure there’s something worse I’m forgetting from one of my freshman survey classes.


Most shameful thing you’ve ever done to procrastinate: Doing work that was due way later than both the work I should have been doing, and the work I should have been starting after finishing the work I should have been doing. 


Beverage of choice: Just as some people have a cup of coffee in the morning, I have a glass of lemon lime Gatorade. 



What are your most played songs on iTunes?

Culture Club, Karma Chameleon
Lightning Bolt, Dracula Mountain
Chick Corea, El Bozo

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.

Also, there are many songs I listen to quite often, but only on YouTube, whether it’s because the video is integral to the song or because I’m too lazy to illegally download it. This list would include Mark Morrison’s “Return of the Mack,” and many Flight of the Conchords songs.
Favorite Morningside Heights Meal: 
probably a cheddar burger at Toast, but late at night, a cheese omelet smothered in Tabasco, fries, and chocolate milkshake at Tom’s.
The title of your memoir: This is tough–I’ve barely started it! But it will be an account of my years in West Africa and is tentatively titled Nigerian Rhapsody. 
Dream date, 5 words or fewer: depends on the person dated
Thing you’re looking forward to most this year: 12 credits in the spring, or rather, the things I will do the resulting free time. 

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

Name: Maryam

Year: ’09

School: CC

Major: English

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)

What are your most played songs on iTunes?

“Wish You Were Here,” Radiohead/Sparklehorse cover

“Coffee & TV,” Blur
“Holland,” Sufjan Stevens

What do you wish were your most played songs on iTunes?

“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.

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27 Comments

  1. OK, Bwog

    I think that we've all had enough of the "In which…" prefix on your subheds. It was funny the first several hundred times, what with its sly nod to all kinds of storied books and magazines.

    But it's time to find a new conceit. Seriously, it's embarrassing.

  2. finally!!  

    I'm so glad I now get to confess my love for Paul Barndt. He was totally that boy who distracted me in class.

  3. forget ahmadinejad  

    maryam puts the purr in my persian. ow!

  4. I'm so glad

    that Paul Barnt pours his gatorade into a glass.

  5. hot damn  

    are all BW editors this cute?

  6. Yayyy  

    Bwog Personals are back!!

  7. LIAR  

    Most shameful thing you've ever done to procrastinate: Doing work that was due way later than both the work I should have been doing, and the work I should have been starting after finishing the work I should have been doing.

    BULLSHIT! we all know you waste hours eating cheetos and masturbating. if that weren't the case, you wouldn't be on here in the first place...

  8. anon  

    these two people are attractive and straight. what a change!

  9. whoa  

    this guy must be fucking nuts if that lightning bolt song is in his top played. listening to it makes me feel like i just took E and went to watch some nascar. for real.

  10. I love  

    that Paul listens to Glenn Gould's Goldberg Variations. Yay Glenn Gould!

  11. How wonderful!  

    we must be unwitting soulmates...I also listen to Glenn Gould's Goldberg Variations constantly while studying!

  12. ahh love.  

    i wish glenn gould would post a personal. ::dreamy sigh::

  13. paul  

    is hung like a walrus. girls go get em, boys let's rumba!

  14. steph quan  

    i watched annie hall with maryam in bryant park. best 93 minutes of my life.

  15. yang  

    these too seem perfect for each other!

  16. yin  

    nah, maryam hates tom's.

  17. Hurray  

    I'm secretly in love with Maryam but can't tell her in real life, because it would be awkward!

  18. the 80s  

    who can listen to "kar kar kar karma chameleeeooonnn" enough to make the song top played on itunes.

  19. ms. poop

    i slept with him!

  20. corniest.....  

    guy.......ever......

  21. OMG  

    i just got paul and maryam's autographs!

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