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!
So basically my first semester at TU has flown by! I almost hope they start to slow down from here so I can really enjoy the next couple years. I had 5 finals, which is apparently unusual for a freshman, and although it has been a stressful couple weeks, it has prepared me for the semesters ahead. I will be glad when I touch down in Houston tomorrow and put an end to all-nighters full of studying. To add to the joy of being home, my best friend is picking me up from the airport and I know our ride home will be full of interesting stories.
Tri Delt Formal was this past weekend and boyyy was it fun. Spending the whole night with my sisters happens often, but getting the excuse to help each other get ready and take a bajillion photos does not happen quite as much.
I am not a big sushi fan, but me and a couple of my friends went to a restaurant called “In the Raw”, and it was out of this world. If you get a chance to try it, I suggest you get the sauces on the side..they can be a tad hot! I am now starting to get the hang of things directionally and can rattle off most of the main roads in order. The grid system Tulsa has is much more user friendly then the highways and frontage roads in Houston.
I’m going to try to fit in a nap and study for my last final of my first semester I hope everyone has a Happy Holiday and safe break!!!
My “little sister” that I mentor at a local elementary school always reminds me how AWESOME it was to be a kid! Remember when you could be basically anything for Halloween, and somebody thought it was cool? Well those days are loooong gone! Halloween in college is a time to prove yourself… who can come up with the most clever costume? There were definitely some creative ones this year. My friend Craig was dressed as left-brain/right-brain. I saw a pre-Christmas season elf wandering around, as well as a peanut butter and jelly sandwich, a pig in a blanket, and a German exchange student in a bumblebee costume! My boyfriend Stefan and I spent 3 weeks brainstorming for costume ideas… and we had nothing until the night before the big party. Luckily, it only took us one lunch-time shopping spree to pull our costume together!
Jordan S: Pig in a Blanket; Christian: Bumblebee
October is one of my favorite months at TU. Halloween was just the icing on the cake – we had a great football game against Notre Dame, and one of the top 10 Oktoberfests of the year was happening right across town! TU’s Student Association sponsored a shuttle service from campus to Oktoberfest so that we could avoid parking fees (and stuff). This year I even managed a SWEET discount on the ferris wheel… I got 2 people on for $1 ($7 in savings!!). Who knew you could bargain with the ride operators?
So yes, October was awesome, but November is coming in at a close second. How do I know this just 3 days into the month? Because hopefully November will bring the first big freeze!! My allergies will be put to death, I can wear all of my comfortable winter sweatshirts, and soon it will be time to decorate for Christmas. Maybe we can even outdo our holiday decor from sophomore year in La Fortune!
Also, the job interview in Wichita went pretty well; I managed to get the internship this summer with Koch Industries! I’ll be working in the IT department as a business analyst. It seems like it will be a really good experience, so I hope I can learn a lot while I’m there!
Welp, it’s 11:14 PM, sooo… time to hit the books! Then the hay. Until next time!
Fall has arrived! I think… Today it got up to like 85 degrees, but I wore sweats all day as a matter of principle. Things are going well here at TU. I just finished an intense two weeks of quizzes, tests, and projects, so hopefully the next couple won’t be too bad.
Over the weekend I took a little trip to the Ozark Mountains in Arkansas to go backpacking with some friends. It was great, we left right after class on Friday, drove a couple hours, hiked over 15 miles in two days, camped, enjoyed the best weather we could’ve asked for, and got back Sunday night for the best part of the weekend – cramming for Statistics. Oh yeah…
Good news is I think I did really well on the Stat exam. Speaking of exams, I believe I promised in my last post that I’d tell you how I did on my recent Microeconomics test. I know it’s been hard to wait all this time with such an important matter up in the air, but without further adieu…I got a 93%. Considering how confused I get in that class, I was ecstatic to get a 93. As for Accounting, let’s just say I got the same grade, give or take 6 percentage points.
This is the first weekend I’m not going anywhere in awhile, and I can’t wait. Friday night I’m going to go see The Social Network with some of my buddies and some friends from the Tulsa Ballet. I know – random, but it’s a long story. Saturday is Theta World Cup, a soccer tournament put on by one of the sororities. I have no doubt my team will dominate. After that I think I’m going to go to the Philbrook Museum with a few friends to see the mummies and stuff they have on a special exhibit there right now. Sunday I will be spending the entire day doing the Spanish homework I have failed to do for the past two weeks before she picks up portfolios on Monday. Really now, don’t be jealous.
As for now, I’m going to the gym to shoot some hoops. Intramural 3-on-3 starts tomorrow, and saying that I’m rusty is a MAJOR understatement, so I’m gonna go try and sharpen up my skills before our first game. With that said, have a good one.
Until next time!
from student blogger Quinn…
So since working in California these past two summers, I’ve gotten hooked on pho (pronounced like fa). Pho is a vietnamese soup with rice noodles and your choice of meat. It’s simply amazing to me. I think I had it over 30 times this past summer and at least 7 times since I’ve been back in Tulsa. I haven’t been to many Pho places in Tulsa, but I do know that Viet Hong (21st and Memorial) serves a delicious bowl of pho. Plus the place is always packed!
Now I must admit that I will never eat a bowl of pho plain or without adding anything to it. I always go with a large V14 (Chicken) and add broccoli. Once the steaming bowl of pho comes out, I add lots of sriracha sauce, hoisin, and a few jalapenos. Spicy pho is the best! I’m thinking TU needs to start an organization just for people who love Pho…maybe I’ll start it and it could be called “Pho Life 4 Life?!”…and we could have our meetings on Fridays and call it Pho Friday?!
Anyway, now that you’ve gotten my shameless plug for Pho, go out and try it!
¡Dios mio! So much Spanish! I better be getting closer to fluency as much as I’m reading, writing, and thinking en Español these days. Sure, it will pay off, but sometimes I just feel so busy. It’s a good busy, though. When I’m not doing Spanish, there’s ALWAYS something else to be done. Maybe that’s true at any college, but it’s most definitely true here.
Many college admissions brochures testify to the 3 “S” Rule. The rule states that in college there are three activities that you can spend your time on: Studying, Socializing, and Sleeping. You get to choose two. The one I most often forego is by far sleep, followed by study (I can say that here because my parents don’t know this blog exists), and almost never do I give up my social time, for better or worse.
At least fraternity rush is over now. During that period I spent every waking hour making sure all the new freshmen knew which frat was the best (I may be a little biased…). It paid off, though, as my house recruited a record number of new guys to go through pledgeship. Awesome. Look at me, being all fratty. But that’s the thing about Tulsa Greek life I love – we’re really not “fratty” at all. To be honest, a good proportion of the guys and girls in fraternities and sororities here are those who wouldn’t be in a house at a big state school, but would yearn for a better social scene at a small liberal arts college. Just another way in which TU is the perfect balance, I guess.
In other news, John Mayer is a ton more impressive in concert than on CD. I was a little hesitant to go see him at the BOK Center here in Tulsa last weekend, but my friend talked me into it, and I’m glad I went. Even though he didn’t play “Assassin,” which is indisputably his best song, I enjoyed the show.
Well, Spanish is calling my name, so I’m gonna call it a day here on the blog. ¡Hasta Luego!
So much has happened in just one week. I don’t know where to start. I moved from my dorm room into the sorority house, which was quite an experience considering I lived on the third floor of my dorm. After that, my weekend consisted of me catching up on day time naps, and doing odds and ends I knew would not happen once Monday rolled around. Now that I’ve gotten into the swing of things, my second week of school has been much less hectic because my time management skills swung into full gear. I am absolutely in love with the introductory to petroleum engineering classes I am taking for my major. Also all the Energy Management students got to go to a Drillers game sponsered by Chevron. Ball park food was part of the perk, and I was also able to meet a lot of upper classmen that will help me in the future. Even though I’ve been super busy, I’ve been having lots of fun and am looking forward to the first football game on the 11th. And last but not least, I’ve gotten SEVEN free t-shirts so far!
School is almost here!! The other day I realized that book listings are up, which is a very exciting time for me. I get a creepy amount of joy out of ordering and receiving new textbooks. I should have them all by next week. Haha. I am really excited to be back on campus and going to class again! I love the first week of school when there are a ton of new people on campus to talk to. This semester will be really busy between classes, grad school scholarship applications and making the most out of our last year on campus. Can we stay in college forever??
The answer is yes. If you can make somebody else pay for it. That’s what scholarships are for. I have a few on my radar that I’ll be shooting for this fall, but more on that another day. There are more exciting things going on.
Last weekend could be summed up by two words… smelly and fun. I went down Friday night for a housewarming party with a very varied crowd (grandparents, Carlos’ workmates from the library and the normal my-age partygoers). We finished the night line-dancing and two-stepping at Caravan. My skills are definitely improving. We left at 2 AM smelling like old cowboys, sweat and smoke, but decided to postpone showering since the next day was to be spent at the lake. We spent all day Saturday at Skiatook eating watermelon we bought from a truck on the side of the road! Upon our return from the lake, we were quite rushed to make it back to Caravan for more line-dancing, which resulted in more postponed bathing. We felt slightly gross, but hey, who showers before going to Caravan? Not I. And not Stef. No regrets!
Up in Bartlesville, things are going well as normal! I am on the home stretch of my internship – preparing my final presentation, finishing up small projects, trying to hang out with everybody as much as possible. Things are really busy – upcoming events include a Drillers game in Tulsa, an Oklahoma-themed night that includes a pow-wow, barbecue beef sandwiches and a performance of the musical Oklahoma! (all of my favorite things.), shopping for cowboy boots with my friend Ilona from Michigan (proof that she was really here) and watching dueling pianos at Full Moon Cafe. In the past 72 hours, I signed up for two separate races. Next Saturday is the Route 66 Quarter Marathon and in two weeks I’ll be participating in ConocoPhillips’ indoor triathlon. I’m going to try to beat the 80-year-old lady I lost to last year!