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Mr. Cody Pike

Avid concert goer, pop culture fanatic, TV binger
Me

My 2021

My 2021 Recap

January:

I watched Georgia Rule for the first time and LOVED it. Twitter suspended Trump’s account. My stimulus check was deposited. I got a speeding ticket. My mom, dad, and I spent the night in Park City for my mom’s birthday. My Aunt Judy passed away. Danielle, Mick, Jessica, her family, and I went to Costa Rica! We stayed in various places around the country. Some highlights: Diamante Eco Adventure Park, Monteverde Cloud Forest, and the Tabacon Hot Springs. Lady Gaga Oreos.

February:

Kathryn and I got blue Vivint ponchos. Super Bowl Sunday at the Gammon’s. Taylor Swift on GMA – Love Story (Taylor’s Version) dropped. Watched The Fellowship of the Ring with Kathryn and her friends at the Megaplex. Bear Lake weekend trip with family. Beanie’s with Kallie. 0 cavities at the dentist. Taylor Swift officially canceled her tour. Disney On Ice with Courtney, Ed, and the girls. Tavernacle Drag Show with Alex, Cassidy, and Fedra.

March:

Kylie and I applied for an apartment. Worked at Kassidi’s. Amanda and Bre’s birthday dinner. Disney On Ice with Kambree, Brittany, Mitchell, and their kids. I got my first dose of the Moderna (Dolly Parton) vaccine. Game night at Jacob’s house with Brittany. Went and spent a week and a half at Chase and Marissa’s. Snively Hot Springs. Spent the night at Ciara and Nathan’s.

April:

Pet sat for Amanda and Bre. Easter at Amie’s. I got my second dose of the vaccine. Sarah T. and I went to dinner and listened to Fearless (Taylor’s Version) by Taylor Swift that dropped. Sarah M. and I went to Wellsville for Baby Animal Days. Celebrated Lucy graduating. Had a date. Kylie gave me a quartz crystal from Moab. Dinner with Amy and Kallie. Game night with Danielle at Jessica and Mick’s. Taylor Swift 190 song bracket party with Kenzie, Jackie, and their friends. My top 3 were: Invisible String, Clean, and betty. BBQ at the Gammon’s.

May:

Hike with Kylie and Shinah. Estefany’s 21st One Direction themed birthday party. Paid deposit for Alaskan cruise for May 2022. Sand Hollow! Taylor Swift received the Global Icon award as the first female at the Brits. I had a date. Kylie and I moved in to Rivulet Apartments in American Fork. Our first guests over was Kylie’s cousin Camden and his fiance Cat. Amanda and Bre came over for the Friends reunion special on HBO Max. Dinner with Andrea, Dan, Shinah, Kaylee, and Kassidi. Haylie and Gentry’s going away brunch. BBQ at Colten and Destiny’s.

June:

Shinah and I went to Los Angeles. We went to a Laker’s playoff game, Universal Studios (finally got to ride the new Jurassic World ride), went to some beaches, and the Grammy museum. Lunch with Brittany and Jacob. Cat’s graduation party. Emma’s birthday party. Pool day at Amanda and Bre’s place. BBQ at Dave and Julie’s since Chase and Marissa were in town. Dinner at the T-Bone with my grandma. Lagoon day with Chase, Marissa, Capri, Addy, Ciara, Nathan, Chad, Kina, Charlotte, and Chantelle. Taylor Swift announced Red (Taylor’s Version) would be out in November. Chuck-e-Cheese for Addy’s birthday. Listened on Zoom to Rick and Michele’s farewell talk in Katy, Texas. Dinner for Father’s Day. Met Taylor and Kaitlyn’s baby, Rocky. Dinner with Danielle, Jessica, and Mick. All hands summer party at work. We went down a big slip n’ slide. Fast 9 with Colten and Shinah. Summerween pool party at Tate’s.

July:

First official day back in the office since March 2020. Michigan trip at Kirk and Shannon’s with Amanda, Bre, Brooke, Andrew, Colby, and Lucy. We went to a Tigers game. I saw my first firefly. Boat days. Visited with my Uncle John who was in town. Blue Bird Concert Series with Jenisha. Dinner with Amanda, Bre, and Lauren. Kylie and I went to Garth Brooks. The Parent Trap’s birthday. Taylor Swift spin class with Sarah M., had dinner at her place, and went to Keys on Main for her birthday. BBQ and Fiesta Days with the Gammon’s and Shinah. Solo Vegas trip to see Usher.

August:

Checked out Amanda and Bre’s wedding venue. Tried Raising Cane’s for lunch with Kenzie. Alan Jackson concert in the Vivint suite with my parents and grandma. Went to the bar with Sarah T. and saw her new place. Kassidi, Brittany, and I had dinner at Cracker Barrel. Amanda and Bre’s Bachelorette weekend in Las Vegas! I went up and spent a week at Chase and Marissa’s. Checked out their soda shop they opened. Chase took me to explore McCall. Had a date. Got my piercings replaced at a tattoo shop.

September:

Jonas Brothers concert with Kenzie, Jackie, Shonay, and Savannah. Harry Styles concert in Vegas with Danielle, Estefany, and Camille. Family BBQ up Payson canyon. Goodbye lunch for Kathryn. Coffee and butterfly exhibit with Kallie. Gammon’s house because Kirk and Shannon were in town. Amanda and Bre’s bridal shower. Taylor Swift dropped Wildest Dreams (Taylor’s Version). Andrea, Dan, Shinah, and I made our way to Vegas. Kaylee and Jenn were already there. I went to night 1 of the iHeartRadio Music Festival, we all went to the daytime show, and then Shinah and I went to night 2. Team offsite side-by-side scavenger hunt. Oktoberfest. Kenzie and I had lunch with Brittany and met her daughter for the first time.

October:

Lunch with Stacie. I got my flu shot. Sarah M. and I ate at Sauce Boss. 0 cavities at the dentist. Nickel Mania with Colten, Destiny, and their family. Dinner with Ciara, Nathan, Lauren, Chase, and Marissa. Chase, Marissa, Lauren, and I went to Kane Brown. The cafe at work opened up again. I got a library card from the American Fork library. Dinner with my grandma. Nightmare on 13th with Chase, Marissa, Ciara, Nathan, Tate, his girlfriend, Bryton, and Bre. SeaQuest for Sawyer’s birthday. Jessica’s birthday dinner at Red Rock. Machine Gun Kelly concert with Amanda, Bre, Brooke, Andrew, Colby, Riley, and Lucy. Ruston Kelly concert with Kylie. Amanda and Bre’s rehearsal dinner. Amanda and Bre’s wedding. Pet sat for them. Cornbelly’s with work department. Bleachers concert with Sarah M. Classic Skating for Kiki’s birthday. TruReligion for my dad’s birthday. Kaylee, Lauren, Andrea, and I went to a Jazz game. Kylie and I watched Scream 1-4 for the first time. I dressed up as Taz for Halloween at work. Halloween party at my cousin Kylie’s and then Bre’s friend Ash’s house. Dinner at the Gammon’s.

November:

I got my booster shot. Bummed around with Amanda and Bre. I made a Banana Cream pie at my grandma’s for my work’s pie contest. I got 2nd out of 14. Red (Taylor’s Version) by Taylor Swift dropped as well as the All Too Well (10 minute version) music video. Andrea’s 30th birthday party. Shinah and I went to New York City. I went to the 15th anniversary reunion concert of Spring Awakening. I turned 31. I went to lunch with Jacob and Brittany. I had a birthday dinner with Chase, Ciara, and Nathan. More spin classes with Sarah M. Spent the night at Ciara’s. I got a new license. I had another birthday dinner and bar night with: Colten, Destiny, Amanda, Bre, Colby, Andrew, Brooke, Danielle, Jessica, Mick, Kylie, Kassidi, Shinah, Kaylee, Andrea, Dan, Kallie, Aubray, and Sarah all came! Kassidi paid for my dinner. Thanksgiving at my parent’s. Colby’s birthday. Black Friday shopping with Brooke. Maple Mountain bar. Michigan vs Ohio game at the Gammon’s. Jazz game with Andrew, Colby, and Devin. Brittany came back to work from maternity leave.

December:

It’s the most wonderful time of the year… SPOTIFY WRAPPED! Sub 4 Santa shopping with work. First snow of the season on the 9th. Kylie and I got Costco memberships. Shopping day with my mom. Dinner with Sarah T. for Taylor Swift’s birthday. K-Bull 93’s Bull Bash 2021 and the Millennial Choirs & Orchestra concerts. Work Christmas party at the Salt Lake Culinary Center. Saw the new Spider-Man twice. Dad’s side Christmas party. Bachelorette finale with Kristi. CHRISTMAS! Chase, Marissa, and the kids came to town. Day hang with Andrea. Tasha came into town and we hung out New Year’s Eve!

Spotify 2021 stats:

  • 93,410 minutes listened – that’s more than 98% of other listeners in the United States
  • My Top Songs – 1: Love Story (Taylor’s Version) by Taylor Swift, 2: Chemtrails Over the Country Club by Lana Del Rey, 3: You All Over Me (feat. Maren Morris) (Taylor’s Version) by Taylor Swift, 4: MONTERO (Call Me By Your Name) by Lil Nas X, 5: drivers license by Olivia Rodrigo
  • My Top Podcasts – 1: Chatty Broads with Bekah and Jess, 2: The Daily – The New York Times, 3: Better Together with Maria Menounos, 4: Off the Vine with Kaitlyn Bristowe, 5: Pod Save America
  • My Top Artists – 1: Taylor Swift (minutes streamed: 11,343), 2: Enya, 3: Nicki Minaj, 4: Katy Perry, 5: Lady Gaga

Concerts I attended:

136. Sundance Mountain Resort presents 2021 Bluebird Cafe Concert Series, 137. The Garth Brooks Stadium Tour, 138. Usher: The Las Vegas Residency, 139. The Alan Jackson Tour, 140. The Remember This Tour – Jonas Brothers, 141. Harry Styles Presents Love On Tour, 142. iHeartRadio Music Festival – Night 1, 143. iHeartRadio Music Festival – Daytime Stage, 144. iHeartRadio Music Festival – Night 2, 145. The Blessed and Free Tour – Kane Brown, 146. The Tickets to My Downfall Tour – Machine Gun Kelly, 147. The Shape & Destroy Tour with Ruston Kelly, 148. The Take the Sadness Out of Saturday Night Tour with Bleachers, 149. A 15th Anniversary Reunion Benefit – 2007 Tony Award-winning Broadway production of Spring Awakening, 150. K-Bull 93’s: Bull Bash 2021, 151: Millennial Choirs & Orchestras: I Played My Best For Him

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Books I read:

A Promised Land by Barack Obama, A Very Punchable Face by Colin Jost, Dolly Parton Songteller: My Life in Lyrics, Educated by Tara Westover, Greenlights by Matthew McConaughey, In Pieces by Sally Field, Open Book by Jessica Simpson, The Alchemist by Paulo Coelho

Movies I watched:

21 Jump Street, A Quiet Place Part II, Armageddon, Avengers: Endgame, Avengers: Infinity War, Baby Mama, Back to the Future I, Back to the Future II, Bad Trip, Barb and Star Go To Vista Del Mar, Black Widow, Bring It On, Candyman, Confessions of a Teenage Drama Queen (x3), Controlling Britney Spears, Dante’s Peak (x4), Dear Evan Hansen Dune, Encanto, Eternals, Fast 9, Free Guy, Georgia Rule, Getting Even With Dad, Ghostbusters: Afterlife, Home Alone, Honey, I Blew Up the Kid, Honey, I Shrunk the Kids, Honey, We Shrunk Ourselves, How the Grinch Stole Christmas, I Know What You Did Last Summer, James Bond: Casino Royale, James Bond: No Time To Die, James Bond: Quantum of Solace, James Bond: Skyfall, James Bond: Spectre, Jennifer’s Body, Jungle 2 Jungle, Luca, Mortal Kombat, Mrs. Doubtfire, Napoleon Dynamite, Night Crawler, Promising Young Woman, Rat Race, Scream, Scream 2, Scream 3, Scream 4, Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings, Sing, Sing 2, Space Jam, Spider-Man: No Way Home (x2), Step Brothers, Superstar, Teen Witch, The Christmas Story, The Exorcist (Director’s Cut), The Fellowship of the Ring, The Goonies, The Greatest Showman, The Kissing Booth 3, The New York Times Presents: Framing Britney Spears, The Orphan, The Other Woman, The Parent Trap (x2), The Rocky Horror Picture Show, The Santa Clause, The Wedding Singer, Titanic (x2), Tommy Boy (x2), Venom: Let There Be Carnage, West Side Story, Yes Day

Television shows I watched:

9-1-1, 9-1-1 Lonestar, 90 Day Fiance, A Million Little Things, Abbott Elementary, All That, Alone, America’s Got Talent, American Crime Story: Impeachment, American Horror Stories, American Horror Story, American Idol, American Music Awards, Bachelor in Paradise, Big Brother, Big Mouth, Big Shot, Big Sky, Billboard Music Awards, Bridgerton, Brooklyn Nine Nine, Chernobyl, Chris Farley: Anything for a Laugh, Clarice, Coming Out Colton, Crash Landing On You, Dancing With The Stars, Debris, Drag Race: Canada, Drag Race: Down Under, Drag Race: Holland, Drag Race: Italia, Drag Race: U.S.A., Drag Race: UK, Drag Race: Vegas Revue, Fear The Walking Dead, football games, Friends Reunion Special, Geordie Shore, Golden Girls, golf, Guts, iHeartRadio Music Awards, Jeopardy, Jimmy Fallon, Kenan, Kevin Can F**k Himself, Kim’s Convenience, Love Island, Love, Victor, Macey’s Thanksgiving Day Parade, Midnight Mass, Miss Universe, Modern Family, MTV Movie Awards, Naked and Afraid, New Year’s Rockin’ Eve with Ryan Seacrest, New Year’s Eve Live with Andy Cohen and Anderson Cooper, Miley’s New Year’s Eve Party Hosted By Miley Cyrus and Pete Davidson, Never Have I Ever, Olympics, One Night Only with Adele, Only Murders in the Building, Oprah’s interview with Meghan and Harry, Painted with Raven, Parks and Recreation, Pen15, People’s Choice Awards, Santa Clarita Diet, Sasquatch, Saturday Night Live, Saturday Night Live Christmas skits, Savage X Fenty show, Schmigadoon!, See, Seinfeld, Selena, Seth Meyers, Sex Education, Shark week shows, Siesta Key, Spongebob Squarepants, Squid Game, Super Bowl, Survivor, Ted Lasso, The Bachelor, The Bachelorette, The Biography, The Circle, The Equalizer, The Flight Attendant, The Grammy’s, The Great British Baking Show, The Hills, The Hills: New Beginnings, The Housewife and the Shah Shocker, The Masked Dancer, The Masked Singer, The Mighty Ducks: Game Changers, The MTV VMA’s, The National Dog Show, The Oprah Conversation, The Oscars, The Real Housewives of Salt Lake City, The Secret of Skinwalker Ranch, The Stand, The Voice, The Walking Dead: The World Beyond, The World According to Jeff Goldblum, This Is Us, Tony’s, Too Hot to Handle, Unidentified with Demi Lovato, Vanderpump Rules, Wanda Vision, Wheel of Fortune, Young Rock, Zoey’s Extraordinary Playlist

Quotes and thoughts on my mind this year and going into 2022:

Comparison is the thief of joy

Normalize starting over as many times as you need

Let my mind rest

Elevate yourself as much as you elevate your idols

Better together

It’ll all be alright

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