Today’s Tuesday with Tulsa blog post comes to us from Lizzie R., a communications major from Little Rock, Ark.
When I started writing this post, my goal was to write about my favorite TU tradition. What I quickly learned is that I don’t have one. I have a favorite season!
The warm, bright and colorful months of SPRING are what I love most! I am so grateful to live on such an amazing and exuberant campus that is always full of energy. But during the gorgeous spring weather Tulsa’s features really shine. And the events that take place on campus once the temperature warms up make spring worth waiting for.
Lately the one thing on my mind has been the cold weather. I am from Arizona and I am very much used to a warm winter. This week the forecast for my city was between 75 and 80 degrees, where here it felt like -2 degrees due to the windchill as I headed off to my 8 am class. I’m quickly learning that Oklahoma weather is pretty bipolar and you really just have to take it day by day. Until it warms up, chances are you can find me bundled up, or under a mound of blankets, even if I’m in the Fisher South lobby. This candid picture pretty much sums up how we spent the last week before we left for winter break:
Never to fear, spring is bound to get here eventually! For those of you that might not know, spring also means that Springfest is approaching. Springfest is a week long event that is put on by the Student Association and every year a concert is included. Last year Imagine Dragons came, the lead singer Dan touched my hand, we shared a moment, I blogged about it! The band for this year is announced next week and that is going to start off February on the right note and will help me get over thinking about the cold.
If you’re in an area that is feeling the winter weather I wish you the best of luck staying warm and if you’re enjoying a much milder winter, know that I am extremely jealous!
Although weather in Tulsa was dreary and wet yesterday, I still managed to enjoy being outside as I walked to and from class- mostly for the entertainment value. Every time I walked outside I saw something that made me laugh. First it was a guy riding his yellow Tulsa bike with a friend perched on his handle bars, just along for the ride. Then it was all of the students holding soggy copies of the TU student newspaper above their heads, serving as make-shift umbrellas. One guy made an upgrade from the newspaper though. He used a plastic tray. Of course every single girl (myself included) sported rain boots and purposefully sought out puddles to stomp through just because they could. So even if the rain was an inconvenience for some, I saw the goofiness of Tulsa’s student body shine through despite the forecast. Gotta love when that happens.