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)!

No more snow!…for now :/

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!

Winter Wonderland

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!