It’s the final countdown…
I bet you guys are sick of me talking about how fast time goes by… but I’ve got to do it again: Today I picked up my graduation gown. And we had our last meeting for a group I’m involved in! What’s going on!? Ahh!!
So I am going to complain for a minute about how slow time is going by when I think about waiting for scholarship results! I feel like I submitted my application at least 6 years ago… I am supposed to find out within the next month, but I have already been excessively checking my e-mail for several weeks.
As usual, things are busy! But we have some really fun stuff coming up… a few of my friends and I are planning a great trip for Spring Break to the Graaaaand Canyon!! We are planning to camp and hike for the week, as well as stopping in Farmington, NM to visit one of our friends who graduated last year and works there for ConocoPhillips now! I will try to remember to take some good pictures for you guys!
Last week we had Tulsa Time, which is always tons of fun. I spent the day hanging out with prospective students and their parents, talking about life at TU. Sadly, I didn’t get to host a student overnight, but I did have a student from Houston come stay in my apartment earlier in the week. That was really fun to learn about Houston and what her school is like. She told me all about the IB program and how intense it is! (By the way, good luck to all of you IB’ers out there as you are wrapping things up!!)
Now it’s time to grab some quick dinner and do a little bit of planning for the Grand Canyon
Until next time!
Hey everyone! So to follow up on the crazy snow blog from last time, we now have 75 degree weather and it’s beautiful outside! Good old Tulsa weather…after the blizzard we got four days off of school because the streets were horrendous and there was way too much snow for the city to handle, so we got a little mini spring break! It was great! After a day or two, though, I was ready to get out–I had really bad cabin fever, but I couldn’t dig my car out and even if I could the roads were impassible anyway. Finally after about a week we were able to break out and leave the house (even though Tulsa public schools got off for two full weeks!), and life began to return to normal–just with 15 feet high snow piles all over campus from shoveling and plowing! It was fun seeing the campus in such a tight-knit setting–none of us could do anything off campus, so we all hung out with each other and enjoyed each other’s company! It was a whole other side to TU that I’ve never seen before!
Now that the snow is over and it’s back to being 75 degrees again (if you don’t like the weather in Tulsa, just wait an hour), I’ve had spring fever! I know it’s not quite spring yet, but the weather has been so gorgeous that I ate lunch outside today and enjoyed walking to class because I got to see the campus in all of it’s sunny gloriousness! I’ve definitely missed blue skies and green grass over the past few weeks–there really isn’t anything that shines brighter than the Tulsa sun! Most of my midterms were this week, so now that I’m finished with those and finished with the LSAT (I finally took it last Saturday…we’ll see how I do!) I’m excited to get back into the swing of things on campus!
I hope to see most of you on campus this weekend at Tulsa Time! If not, I hope that your college decisions are going well! Come visit us again soon–especially now that the weather is nice again! Tulsa in the springtime is absolutely beautiful! =)
Right now my mentality towards school is like “The Little Engine that Could”; I have to tell myself I can do it! With a full week off of school due to inclement weather, tests and quizzes seem to be everyday. Although lately I have been swamped in all my classes, the professors have been going above and beyond to meet what it is best for me rather than for them.
Valentine’s Day was a nice start to the week because of a fun dinner with my pledge class at the Full Moon Cafe off Cherry Street. The California Burger topped with guacamole and chipotle mayonnaise is definitely a great choice if you like a tex-mex flare to your burger. The week before Valentine’s, all the sororities came together and made Valentine’s cards for the children at St. Anthony’s Hospital. That event was really rewarding, and a justified study break.
Tri Deltas’ big philanthropy event is next week, “Hoops for Hope”, which is a 3 on 3 basketball tournament where all the proceeds benefit St. Jude Children’s Hospital. I can not wait to be a part of facilitating this event because basketball is my favorite sport. That being said, I hope everyone is ready for MARCH MADNESS! March is pretty much a great month because of NCAA Basketball, I turn 19, and say whattttt?… SPRING BREAK! But for now, getting through February with not a lot of damage done to my grades is all I can focus on.
from student blogger Quinn…
I told you that I would take a walk down memory lane, but I bet you didn’t think that it would be just a few minutes later…
So last semester a good friend of mine asked me to join her for a photoshoot for a Mazzios ad! If you’re not from the Tulsa or surrounding areas then you’re probably unfamiliar with it. Anyway, it’s a big deal around here. TU has a great partnership and you can always get it for free at an SA sponsored tailgate!
Shooting the ad was a great time! I guess the intense lighting was a little much for because we had to pause shooting a couple times so that I could get powdered…definitely a first for me lol. We were pretty much asked to sit in front of a couple pizzas and sodas and conversate. It was great! They told us that they could potentially use the ad for instore purposes, bill boards, etc. At the shoot I got to chat with one of my professors from freshmen year. He serves as an adjunct, but is also the VP of Marketing for Mazzios. The overall experience was one that I’ll definitely remember forever.
So after a month, I get a call from my friend who says “GO CHECK YOUR MAIL!” So immediately I do so, and there we are!…front and center on a MAZZIOS coupon distributed through out Tulsa! Later, we found out that they have the picture on the tables in the restaurant as well. Check out the ad below and go enjoy some Mazzios (I promised I wasn’ t paid to promote them)!
from student blogger Quinn…
If you’ve been reading my blog, you’ve probably noticed that it’s a little out of whack…completely my fault. I haven’t had the time to update it as much either, but here I am with a big update. So if you’ve been watching National News you’ve probably heard that Tulsa got hit with a huge blizzard! Tons of snow, freezing temps, and best of all NO SCHOOL! At first the idea of no school for a couple days was pretty cool, but then it turned into a Snow Week! I didn’t even know those existed! The snow week definitely set me back a lot. I had a senior design project due and 2 tests planned during that week. Unfortunately everything was pushed back to the following week where I already had tests scheduled. So this week I’ll be more busy than usual with 3 tests scheduled and I plan on taking the GRE on Saturday (which I haven’t started studying for)!
A lot is happening this last semester of school for me, and a lot definitely happened last semester! I plan to take a trip down memory lane just so that you can be updated on my senior year. Check out the pics below of the fun in the snow!
Crazy 24 hours! Yesterday there was a ton of hype going on around campus because there was a blizzard warning in effect…as is typical for Tulsa, everyone was running around like the world was coming to an end. Tulsans don’t handle winter weather quite as well as St. Louisans do, so I didn’t take it seriously. At around 4 pm yesterday, though, after watching a news update, I realized that this could be the real deal. As a result, my roommate and I buzzed to Wal-Mart Neighborhood Market to get some food just in case we were snowed in for a while. Bad idea…there were no parking spaces, no carts, the food was literally almost gone, and we stood in line for 40 minutes to check out. It was the craziest thing I’ve ever seen! At around 11 pm last night it began thunder sleeting (literally a full thunderstorm but instead of rain it was sleet), and then I woke up this morning to 11 inches of snow on the ground. Then it kept snowing, and snowing, and snowing, and snowing, and snowing, and…you get the point. We finished up with between 14-15 inches of snow on the ground with drifts that were several feet high, and my car is completely buried. They had to shut down every highway going in and out of Tulsa, the Tulsa World didn’t publish for the first time in its history this morning, and the Hard Rock Cafe Hotel and Casino’s roof collapsed! On top of that, the roads are completely impassible and the wind was blowing like crazy! The best part of all, though? Snow day today and already a snow day announced for tomorrow. SO excited! I already went out with my roommate and took pictures of the snow earlier today–it went all the way up to my thighs, and I’m 5′9″! It was really cool, and we had fun running around campus finding the tallest snow drifts to take pictures in. The campus looks beautiful covered in snow, and it was really neat to be able to experience something this big! We broke the records for 24 hour snowfall, snowfall for a single meteorological event, snowfall for a two day period, AND snowfall for the entire month of February. Woah!
Overall, I’m really excited that I got to see history made in Tulsa! I’m sure St. Louis is going to get it even worse–my brother and sister already have school called off until Friday. So jealous. We’ll see if they get more snow than us…otherwise, I’m definitely going to be bragging big time! =) I’m excited for tomorrow, though, because all of the Greeks are going to have a HUGE snowball fight on campus. It should be fun!
I’ll update you on what happens with the rest of my week next time I write. Until then, I’ll be running around in the snow!
Talk to you soon!