This afternoon I did a presentation at Southern Connecticut State University about Operation Beautiful!
The crowd was great â€“ some talkative boys! â€“ and I had a lot of fun.
If you think Iâ€™m a public speaking pro, this is what I look like most of the time when Iâ€™m standing up there in front of all those people. Help!
In a desperate attempt to save money while traveling, I brought a tupperware of almond butter, some bread, and fruit. Everything survived my travels, and I had a wonderfully inexpensive lunch!
You canâ€™t go wrong with AB+B (almond butter plus banana)!
After the presentation, I signed copies of my book and finally got to meet Nicole of Bonus Round (formerly Another One Bites the Crust). Iâ€™ve read her blog for SO long â€“ years â€“ and it was awesome to meet.
I didnâ€™t really have anything to do after the crowd left, and I still had 4 hours to kill. So, I chilled on the stage and hopped on the free SCSU WIFI for a while.
Finally, a janitor came and kicked me out. 😉
So I headed over to Edge of the Woods, a locally-owned Whole Foods competitor. Very hippie-chic. Tons of yummy packaged vegan, vegetarian, and organic treats, but the product looks lackluster. However, I was there for the juice bar and salad bar.
Picassoâ€™s Potion: beets, parsley, apple, and carrot!
I also snagged this salad, which I hauled around for a few hours before digging in at the (so small and quaint and adorable) New Haven airport.
In the mix:
- Tons of yummy greens
- Kidney beans
- Pumpkin Seeds
And a vegan â€˜ranchâ€™ dill dressing, which I was wary of but was so, so good. :) Iâ€™ll need to get Dinner Part #2 in the Philly airport.
Am I home yet?