A Date with the Madre

Hey friends hey ๐Ÿ˜€ Howโ€™s your morning going??

I took my madre on a little date last night ๐Ÿ™‚

We already have tickets to see Wicked while itโ€™s here (two times, haha) but figured weโ€™d take a chance at the Wicked lottery. If we won, fabulous, if not, weโ€™d just grab dinner by the university. 2 hours before every show (they do this in NY, too), you can wait in line to put your name in for orchestra seats. If they call your name, you get up to two baller spots for $25 each. Amazing.

They stamped our hands with a lovely bright green witch hat:


and I proceeded to get it all over my shirt within 5 minutes- you canโ€™t take me anywhere ๐Ÿ˜‰

Everyone who waited in the lottery was so nice โ€“ we cheered for each person when their name was called. Then they called my madreโ€™s name! Wahoo ๐Ÿ™‚


We had some time before the show, so we grabbed some dinner at Lovinโ€™ Spoonfuls, an awesome vegetarian restaurant.

We each enjoyed the garden veggie plate:


A mountain of roasted veggies atop brown rice with a tahini sauce

+ garden salad with balsamic


Every time I eat at Lovinโ€™ Spoonfuls, I want to go hug the owner and say thank you. The food is always so delicious, fresh and it feels like someone in your family just made it for you.

Inside the theatre, we grabbed some coffee, a reusable shopper and Wicked coffee mug


and watched a stellar performance of my all-time favorite musical (and thatโ€™s coming from a HUGE musical theatre nerd).


I had the chance of seeing Wicked a couple of years ago in NY and it was just as amazing as I remembered- so good it will make you want to cry ๐Ÿ™‚


It was the madreโ€™s first time and she LOVED it, too. We spent the entire car ride back to the madreโ€™s gushing about the intricate costumes, the buttery voices and Fieroโ€™s supreme hawtness. ๐Ÿ˜‰

This morning, Iโ€™m off to make some b-fast and take the puppers for a walk before yoga.

Have a great day <3


Todayโ€™s workout jam: โ€˜United State of Pop 2010โ€ DJ Earworm (He has incredible mixes, perfect for working out)

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  1. jen @ taste life on January 8, 2011 at 10:19 am

    How awesome! I’m so glad you guys got to do that. I grew up a couple of hours from NYC, so the school would take us to see shows, Les Mis was my fav, but it’s been soooo long since I’ve seen anything.

  2. lauren alysse on January 8, 2011 at 10:27 am

    ahhh i love wicked!
    i’m so jealous.
    i entered the lottery in chicago when i was there a few summers ago, and didnt win ๐Ÿ™ such a bummer.

    so despite my love, i still haven’t seen it performed! how is that possible? haha!

  3. CathyK on January 8, 2011 at 10:29 am

    enjoy your walk + yoga, gina! sounds like a great saturday morning!
    that’s so fun that your mom “won the lottery!”
    musicals are GREAT! i have never seen “wicked” – my favourite is joseph and the technicolor dreamcoat!

  4. Jill on January 8, 2011 at 10:40 am

    I want to go see Wicked so badly, but I doubt they’ll make a trip to Winnipeg (at least not in the winter! ๐Ÿ™‚ ) That sounds fun, I had my parents over yesterday as well as one of my brothers and his girlfriend and we ordered pizzas and played a few board games. It was fun. And I love DJ Earworm’s (but weird, weird name) yearly mixes. 2009’s was awesome.

  5. Tina @ Faith Fitness Fun on January 8, 2011 at 10:50 am

    I would LOVE to see Wicked! And how fun that you won tickets. I never really have luck like that. Sounds like a great night with the madre. ๐Ÿ™‚

  6. Bridget on January 8, 2011 at 10:55 am

    I am seeing Wicked for the first time in March. I am sooo excited! Everytime I hear somebody talk about it I get even more excited. Haha, I am such a nerd ๐Ÿ™‚

  7. Nicole @ Making Good Choices on January 8, 2011 at 11:00 am

    My husband surprised me with tickets for Wicked for our first anniversary. It is amazing!! I want to see it again.

  8. Gill (snaxandthecity) on January 8, 2011 at 11:02 am

    Mum dates are the best, aren’t they? I realllly need to get my behind to the theatre to see Wicked.

  9. Kara on January 8, 2011 at 11:05 am

    That sounds really fun! I’ve only read the book and I can’t remember the last time I saw a show…maybe Shear Madness at the Kennedy Center (hilarious, I highly recommend if you’re ever in D.C.)

  10. Becca@ Start Over From Scratch on January 8, 2011 at 11:08 am

    I love broadway musicals! We lived in Germany for years and every thanksgiving we went to London to see a show. One time we got these really expensive Phantom seats and when we got there we were in the absolute last row, it was makeshift with metal folding chairs and to top it off we needed binoculars to see! Last time I was in NYC I went with 5 sorority sisters to see Legally Blonde…surprisingly really good!

  11. hippierunner on January 8, 2011 at 11:10 am

    Aww that sounds like such an awesome night! Haha love how you posed with the poster!

  12. Lili on January 8, 2011 at 11:17 am

    I saw wicked in NY too! I seriously sang it for a year. Pretty sure i annoyed the heck out of my family!

  13. Rebecca on January 8, 2011 at 11:18 am

    How fun! My mom and I saw Wicked the last time we went to NYC, Nicole Parker was playing Elpheba.
    We decided on a Saturday night to see if there were any available tickets, so we just showed up at the theater. Of course, it was sold out so we did the lottery thing but our names didn’t get called.
    Then somebody told us we could wait in line for cancellations; the line wasn’t long and it was about 2 hours until curtain so we decided to go for it. Literally 8 minutes before curtain, they released all the tickets that hadn’t been claimed and all of us waiting in line got to sit 10th row center! We paid face value for the tickets (no $25 deal for us!) but it was totally worth it!

    • Fitnessista on January 8, 2011 at 2:17 pm

      i saw nicole parker play elphaba too- her voice is ridiculous!

  14. Brittany on January 8, 2011 at 11:20 am

    I soo LOVE wicked! By far my favorite musical! I saw it in New York as well and was completely blown away. I wish I could’ve seen it again when it came through my area but I didn’t get a chance. I’m so jealous!

  15. Amanda (Eating Up) on January 8, 2011 at 11:24 am

    That’s so fun you guys got to do that! I love lotteries…especially when you win ๐Ÿ™‚

  16. Sarah (Sarah Learns) on January 8, 2011 at 11:27 am

    your meal looks AMAZING! i kind of want to visit tucson so i can try lovin’ spoonfuls. and so fun about winning the wicked lottery! aren’t things just better when you win them?

  17. Heather (Heather's Dish) on January 8, 2011 at 11:28 am

    i’ve wanted to see wicked for forever now…your madre is a lucky woman!

  18. The Peanut Butter Addict on January 8, 2011 at 11:29 am

    That’s great that you guys got the Wicked lottery! I’ve tried those lottery things before and it’s not so fun when you’re standing outside waiting in below freezing weather.
    I’ve been listening to that workout jam lately when I go to the gym! Very addictive.

  19. Lindsey on January 8, 2011 at 11:32 am

    That’s so awesome that you got to see Wicked! I saw it a few years ago in NYC. It’s definitely my favorite musical (even better than Rent or Aida and that’s saying a lot!).

    • Fitnessista on January 8, 2011 at 2:16 pm

      aida is my second fave… amazing

  20. Joanna on January 8, 2011 at 11:34 am

    I also was lucky enough to see Wicked in NYC and it was amazing! That was my first musical so everything after have some fancy shoes to follow! Have a good weekend Gina!

  21. Ashley on January 8, 2011 at 11:34 am

    I’ve never seen Wicked but I LOOVE Kristen Chenowith (which is practically the same thing right ๐Ÿ˜‰ ) Congrats on the awesome seats!

  22. Teri [a foodie stays fit] on January 8, 2011 at 11:42 am

    I still haven’t seen Wicked!

    I love the DJ Earworm remixes. So cool. Have you watched the music videos that go with them? Also cool!

  23. aj on January 8, 2011 at 11:43 am

    I love to work out to the United States of Pop. Now when I hear any of those songs individually I am disappointed because I prefer the mix!

  24. Laura @ Meet Virginia on January 8, 2011 at 11:53 am

    I L-O-V-E Wicked! I have seen it twice, and I wouldn’t mind seeing it 100 more times. ๐Ÿ˜‰ I have the soundtrack and I listen to it all the time – haha!

  25. Ellen @ Undercover Runner Eats on January 8, 2011 at 11:55 am

    Wicked is amazing. I saw it when it came to town. If only I could see it with Idina and Kristen

  26. Sana on January 8, 2011 at 12:04 pm

    I had no idea they do that in NY….soooo awesome!

  27. Katelyn on January 8, 2011 at 12:05 pm

    I love Wicked! And veggies ๐Ÿ™‚ Your mom is so lucky!

    If I ever come to Tucson, I will be sure to hit up Lovin Spoonfuls!

  28. Michelle @ Give Me the Almond Butter on January 8, 2011 at 12:30 pm

    I saw Wicked with mi madre too when it was in Seattle. My best guy friend from high school happened to also be taking his girlfriend to the show. It was all very fun.

  29. Mimi on January 8, 2011 at 12:31 pm

    OMGosh, I love rocking out to the soundtrack on roadtrips! Yipeeeee!

  30. Katie on January 8, 2011 at 12:37 pm

    LOVE Wicked! I have seen it twice ! I saw it in Chicago both times!!! It is the best play ever! I got the soundtrack too because I loved the songs so much! Love the song Popular!

    Have a great day Gina! : )

  31. Lauren on January 8, 2011 at 12:46 pm

    How awesome! My fiance and I entered The Wicked lottery when we lived in Boston and won as well. It is always exciting to win a lottery!

  32. Averie (LoveVeggiesAndYoga) on January 8, 2011 at 12:54 pm

    So glad you won the wicked lottery!! And you went with your mom…that is so sweet! ๐Ÿ™‚

    I love your pink hoodie and your bag…Are those G’s on that bag? Hard to tell but it’s super cute!

    I hope you have a great weekend, Gina!

  33. Erin @ The Grass Skirt on January 8, 2011 at 1:49 pm

    Wicked is all my time favorite musical! I literally cried when I saw it because I loved it so much. The book was awesome too. ๐Ÿ™‚

  34. Janna on January 8, 2011 at 1:59 pm

    Yes! The Wicked Lottery is the BEST kind of lottery! I had no idea they did that in NYC too. As a student I get pretty cheap tickets to the shows but the seats suck! Is it just for Wicked, or other shows? How did I not know about this!!! What’s your favorite song in the show? Mine’s “For Good”, such a pretty song.

    Also, those veggies look SO good right now.

    • Fitnessista on January 8, 2011 at 2:14 pm

      just for wicked, as far as i know. so amaizng!
      my favorite one is the one fiero and elphaba sing together… no clue what’s called but my heart melts ๐Ÿ™‚

  35. Kath on January 8, 2011 at 2:14 pm

    I am a huge musical [and Wicked] nerd as well!!

  36. Stacy @ Every Little Thing on January 8, 2011 at 2:15 pm

    I saw Wicked on Broadway! It was my the first time I’d seen a big musical production outside of local theater and it was magical! Took you to a completely different place. Fun times!

  37. kailey @ caffienated nut on January 8, 2011 at 2:16 pm

    ahh i LOVED wicked when I saw it in NYC. Best show hands down, bar none.

  38. Valerie @ City|Life|Eats on January 8, 2011 at 2:19 pm

    I loved Wicked! I saw it when I was living in NYC ๐Ÿ™‚

  39. Kayla on January 8, 2011 at 2:20 pm

    I LOVE Wicked. We saw it in St. Louis on our honeymoon. And the next day I went and bought the soundtrack. Now it’s awesome when Popular comes up on my ipod ๐Ÿ˜› And I so want a reusable Wicked bad. Jealous!
    And your dinner looks incredible. I wish there were vegetarian restaurants around me.

  40. Katherine: Unemployed on January 8, 2011 at 2:20 pm

    so fun! love the pic of you next to the poster (creative) and the witch’s hat is clever for them

  41. Maryann on January 8, 2011 at 2:26 pm

    Ahh! When I was in NYC, my mom and I tried to get Wicked tickets in the lottery 3 times but had no luck. I haven’t seen it yet but would love to! Sounds love a fun evening!

  42. Tenecia on January 8, 2011 at 2:42 pm

    My mom bought me tickets for Christmas and the hubby & I are going next Saturday! I’m so excited!!! My plan is to hit up Frog & Firkin on University before the show…I hear they’re making a mean Wickitini ๐Ÿ™‚

    Glad to hear that you & your mom has such a great time!!


    • Fitnessista on January 8, 2011 at 3:10 pm

      wickitini!?!? i’m all over that ๐Ÿ™‚

  43. Lola on January 8, 2011 at 2:57 pm

    Wow, the food looks amaaazing! Sounds like a great night you had with tu madre!

  44. nicole on January 8, 2011 at 3:08 pm

    I got to see Wicked in LA a couple of years ago! So cute that you went with your mom.

  45. Ari @ ThE DiVa DiSH on January 8, 2011 at 3:11 pm

    I love wicked! You know it’s good when you catch ur husband downloading the soundtrack off i-tunes ๐Ÿ™‚

  46. mi-an dela cruz on January 8, 2011 at 4:05 pm

    saw wicked in NY last year with my boyfriend and we both LOVED it!!! that’s awesome you guys won!! btw have you seen Rock of Ages musical?? it’s sooo good and sooo fun!! not sure if you’re an 80s music fan but i am and this musical totally rocks!

    • Fitnessista on January 8, 2011 at 7:26 pm

      i haven’t seen it but i want to! love 80s music ๐Ÿ™‚

  47. Teresa on January 8, 2011 at 4:08 pm

    They do that at the Pantages Theater in Hollywood too! On my birthday my mom won the same contest and we got front row center seats for $25- what an amazing experience (we got those same lovely buttons, haha)! Seriously I fell in love with the costumes and kept talking to people about them who had already seen the show, but they really had no comment. I finally figured it out- that since I was in the front row I had a much better view of the costumes than all my friends who had the show. But seriously I am still obsessed with those beautiful outfits! I just love that musical, and I think it’s great that you and your mom were able to win the lottery and see the show!

    Lunch looks delish!

  48. M on January 8, 2011 at 4:22 pm

    Wow what a fun mommy date!! Now I am texting my mom to see if she wants to go see Wicked with me!! Lovinโ€™ Spoonfuls sounds redunk. I wish we had one here. Where do you download your music from? I can never seem to find the songs you recommend. Xo

  49. Namaste Gurl on January 8, 2011 at 4:44 pm

    I love mommy- daughter dates– the best! Food, movies, shopping…all paid for by mama ๐Ÿ™‚
    I saw WIcked a couple years ago and loved it!

  50. Alycia [Fit n Fresh] on January 8, 2011 at 4:56 pm

    So cute!! My mom and I just went on a little day away to NYC, gotta love just chilling with momma ๐Ÿ™‚

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