Have I kept you on your toes enough? 

Are you excite?

Do you want to know what I got to do today? 

That involved something I get to cross off my Life List?

Lets start with the beginning of my day?  I woke up early because I was nervous as h-e-double hockey sticks and couldn’t sleep any longer.  So I got breakfast ready from the hotel’s continental breakfast; enter: instant oats

I had a packet of plain and apple cinnamon, and added a banana.  Somehow this always sits like a brick in my belly, but old fashioned never does.  I wonder why?

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Then I went and packed up all my stuff in my frozen and ice covered car…and slipped and fell on my tush.  So embarrassing…and my hip and knee hurt

Ouch.  I was more worried about the fact that my pants got dirty because…

Then I headed off to CSUSacramento to show up for my…




I got contacted by Caitlin about Operation Beautiful participants that might be in the Sacramento area and was asked by a news reporter if I would be willing to do an interview! 


It’s on my Life List (ok, it says be in a commercial, but this is even better!) so I was more than thrilled to partake, and of course spread the word about this awesome campaign!

I met up with the reporter at the student union and did a few things that you’ll find out about in the TV interview!  Hopefully it will be up within the week, and I’ll def be letting you know when!  I’m soooooooo excited!!!

I was nervous as heck but got through it with a smile on my face (and only after realized that I slouched the entire interview; boo) and with great pride to help spread the word.  Caitlin you rock!!!

I was exhausted by the time I left, as I was completely rattled the whole time, but totally starved at the same time!  Nerves must burn lots of cals…and I suppose eating breakfast 2 hrs earlier than I have been!  Anyhow, I snacked in the car as I drove home from Sacramento today and it entailed (no pictures because it would have been…boring to say the least) a pb and cran-apple butter sandwich thin, an apple, h2h, and a choco-walla odwalla bar.

And of course coffee…because believe me, I needed it…

Check out the snow that I encountered when I had to go through the mountains though!  I was terrified of black ice the whole time though!  I was super excited to see the snow though, being a SoCal Beach Girl and well, snow is VERY RARE.

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I finally got home 8 hrs later (stupid !@)(#$&%*$#)#$*(!@# LA Rush Hour Traffic!) and was happy to see my parents, one brother (other still taking finals; good luck Eric!) and of course an AWESOME PACKAGE waiting for me!!!

First din din.  Simple and vegetable filled since well, I had none today as of yet!  Spinach salad w/ lots of veggies and a TJ’s Marsala Burger.  Nom.

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And then, the unveiling of this marvelous package from Newman’s Own Organics!

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I was so excited I was jumping up and down and squealing like a little girl!  I cannot wait to try all of these products, and share them with my family of course!  They were all really stoked to see all the goodies…ok, maybe I’ll share. ;)

Ok, it has been a very long day and I need some sleep…bed time!

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27 Responses to SURPRISE!!!!

  1. Wondering K says:

    Congratulations! Strange question for you, is that station an NBC affiliate?

  2. ktbwood says:

    GIRL what a great day!! CONGRATS!! YOU ARE FAMOUS!! haha that is soo awesome AND that ballin package!

  3. glidingcalm says:

    AHHHHHHHHHHH congrats lover!! that is such exciting news!! im so happy you made it safe and sound too with the crazy weather!!!

    yay yay yay for newman's care package too!!!

    p.s. can't believe you got to meet Lara!! i am so jealz I couldn't come hang out with you two amazing ladies!!! that would have been an amazing xmas present!! i guess I'll have to come visit yall!!

    I LOVE YOUUUUUUUUUU! happy thursday Melissa! (and yes, we will hafta skype sooooooooon)

  4. findinghappinessandhealth says:

    that is so awesome!!! i am so proud of you :) congratulationss.
    & that package is amazing– super jealous.
    annnd your salad looks amazing


  5. Lo says:

    omg congrats girl! thats so steezy. you are sooooo fab and famous.

    p.s I had the EXACT same breakie as you today– Quaker original, and apple cinnamon, with a banana n PB…sat like a rock. weird.


  6. Thinspired says:

    YAYAYAY! That is just so awesome. I can't wait to see it!

    Glad you got back safe. I'm so jealous of the Newman's package!

  7. christie, honoring health says:

    That is so exciting!!! Congratulations!!

  8. Abbys Vegan Eats says:

    What a super day.. congrats :) :)

  9. From Here to There. In Purple. says:

    Aw I'm so glad you had a good day– that's SO exciting.

    Enjoy the Newman's Own package, I'm soo jealous ;)

    have a great day
    bec xo

  10. funnyemily says:

    congratulations!! soo insanely cool! can't wait till its online somewhere so i can watch it :)
    majorly jealous of that newmans own package!! how in the world did you get your hands on that??
    happy thursday!!

  11. brandi says:

    congrats, girl! That is awesome!!!

  12. theemptynutjar says:

    I am so happy for you. That is great. Love bananas :)
    Be careful driving and stuff – have a good day :)

  13. Emily says:

    Congrats on the interview; that's so exciting. I would have been SO nervous! I'm sure you did great.

    Yum, vegetable marsala burger…Yummmm… :)

  14. Caitlin at Healthy Tipping Point says:

    YAY so exciting!

  15. Missy says:

    Congrats! That is such exciting news!! I want to see it asap!!

  16. sweetandfit says:

    congrats! soooo exciting!

    I also always take instant oatmeal packets with me when I travel, but I know what you mean that it doesn't digest the same way =/

  17. Krista says:

    What a FABULOUS day you had!! CONGRATS on the interview and the great package!! :D

  18. THE ACTORS DIET says:

    congrats! that's very exciting – all of it! newman's sends a generous package, huh?

  19. trailmomma says:

    Congrats. I live in Sacramento and know the peeps at News 10 (ABC affiliate btw). Which reporter came out to do the interview? They are all SO nice at News10!!!

  20. Amanda (Two Boos Who Eat) says:

    That is so cool!!!

  21. Jules says:

    Way cool!

  22. Mama Pea says:

    So exciting! I'm hoping there's a way we can see the clip!

    Uh, we got our Newman's package about two weeks ago and it's completely gone…

  23. magdelene says:

    omg, a newman's own package?
    congrats on your interview :D

    <3 magdelene

  24. Jeri says:

    my little tv star. ;) so proud of you!

  25. lilveggiepatch says:

    OH MY LORDY, this is so cool!!!

  26. Erin says:

    Super awesome!!

  27. Jenny says:

    jdiojdsjfiosjoifvdsfjsds mail me your autography?! GIRL! that is redic!!! so so so proud :)

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