No I didn’t win the actual lottery… I won the Twitter Book of Mormon lottery for discounted matinee tickets! I followed The Book of Mormon and retweeted one of their tweets that mentioned the contest. I found out I won $32 tickets to the 2pm show for Wednesday! I had seen the play before, but my sister hadn’t. We packed our bags, checked Weather.com, and headed out for what was a great day!
Here’s my play-by-play of our day:
9:10am: We hop on an express bus and head into the the city to purchase our tickets from the box office. The bus was stress free for one reason alone: I had a travel buddy and didn’t have to worry about sitting next to a stranger!
10:50am: We finally get off the bus and start walking towards the theatre. Stretching our legs feels great after that bus ride.
11:07am: We get on a long line at the theatre (begin stress of purchasing the tickets before the deadline of 12pm). Thankfully we were inside the air-conditioned lobby.
11:35am: Tickets are purchased and our seats were box!
11:48: After wandering around and taking some pictures, we decided it was time to go eat.
11:55am: Got a table at Ruby Foo’s, a dim sum/sushi restaurant in Times Square and around the corner from the theatre. I made reservations through Open Table the day before.
12:00pm: Food is ordered and mouths are watering. We started with edamame to share. I ordered an avocado roll and vegetable dumplings and sister ordered a california roll and a salad.
12:25pm: Officially stuffed. The food was AMAZING and I will definitely be back at Ruby Foo’s for more.
12:34pm: Now we had an hour to kill until we waited on line for the show. We walked into the Disney store, Forever 21 and MAC, and realized that we wanted everything, so we went into Caffe Bene around the corner from the show to kill more time. I just got a water while J got a coffee.
1:09pm: I trip down concrete stairs. I have always been a klutz, but I actually think it’s getting worse. So after a few minutes of whining to my sister about my scratches, we gathered our things and finally headed to the theatre!
1:25pm: We got on a line that reached the corner of the street, but thankfully it moved pretty quickly and we got into the theatre to find our seats.
1:58pm: Even though our seats didn’t have a full view of the stage, the show was still as funny as the first time and the tickets were so cheap!! I definitely recommend the lottery for anyone interested in seeing the show.
I’m hoping that I have many fun-filled summer days like this. That, or I am employed and don’t have time to do these things. (I would rather the latter #hopesandprayers)