Tuesday with Tulsa: Mobile Moments from Scotland

Today’s Tuesday with Tulsa post comes to us from across the pond…Hillary S., a junior Energy Management major from Parker, Colorado, sent us these mobile moments from Scotland.

Hey y’all, I’m back for another edition of Golden Mobile Moments! I don’t normally say “y’all” often, but here everyone says “yous” and it’s really weird.

This time, I’m writing to you from Aberdeen, Scotland, where 3 other classmates and I are studying abroad for the semester. As an Energy Management student, we have the option to study abroad in Scotland or Singapore. We’ve been having a great time meeting new people, but also hanging out with each other. It’s nice to have a little TU family even when you’re far away! IMG_1799

These are letters from my pledge class. They wrote them to me before Christmas break and put them in a huge envelope that said, “DO NOT OPEN UNTIL THE PLANE.” It really brightened the trip over the pond. I was the only person in my house to go abroad this semester, so sometimes it’s easy to feel like I’m missing things. But they have been doing a great job of keeping me in the loop!

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There is a unicorn in the middle of the city. What.

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I was actually expecting it to be much colder here, but all in all, it’s very good. This was a particularly blustery walk to work one morning, but at least I got to rock my TU umbrella!

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Yay, sunshine in Aberdeen!

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Superbowl Sunday/Monday. It started at 11:30 pm here! Luckily, Thomas’ flat has a TV. Unluckily, there are no commercial breaks in sports here. So there were extra commentators and no funny commercials. We watched them the next day on YouTube.

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People really do wear kilts here, y’all. The boys went to a formal dinner for work and said it was 50/50 tuxedos/kilts. I take a lot of creepy pictures on the bus. There could be an anthology of ONLY bus pictures.

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This is right across the street from my office building. My internship is really interesting, because I didn’t really know anything about offshore drilling before coming here. The project I’m working on is a report on the transportation of offshore rigs to locations around the world.

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We’re right on the North Sea, so there’s a beach, but I won’t be swimming anytime soon. Reid said that he wants to run into it, just to say that he did. There were people surfing in wetsuits, when we visited.

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This river runs behind our campus. It was a nice day this week and I ate lunch out there!

I really miss TU, but there is plenty to see here. Don’t worry, we’re bringing plenty of Golden Hurricane spirit to Aberdeen!