Journal Recap for September 2022:
September 1: I went into the office. Posted my August recap and paid rent. We went to lunch at Zupa’s because Jacqueline is in town. Marco came too! Brittany, Kenzie, Sarah, Jen, and I went to Trader Joe’s after and got some skeleton succulents. Kylie and I left at 6:30 and headed up to Salt Lake. We met Cat and Camden at Caffe Molise. Had wine, apps, and dinner. We took them home and then headed home ourselves. September 2: I went over to Amanda and Bre’s to say goodbye before they started their drive to Colorado. I went to the store, home, had breakfast, and watched The Lord of the Rings: The Rings of Power. I worked in the living room. I watched Big Brother, did laundry, cleaned my room, the bathroom, and the kitchen. I had a meeting, got off at 2, had another meeting at 3, and watched Love Island. Shannon and Jacqueline picked me up close to 6 and we headed up to Salt Lake City. We met Sarah at a place called Ivy and Varley for drinks and appetizers. We walked around the block and went to Quarters Arcade. Headed home after that. I made a sandwich and watched Seinfeld. September 3: I got up, got ready, and packed. I stopped at the store and then met my dad at the house around 10. He went to the store. I then followed him up Payson canyon. We are camping in a different spot this year, just a little lower than our normal spot. I took a nap. The normal crew was up there. We chilled outside of my dad’s trailer, he made him and I dinner, we had drinks, listened to music, and chatted. September 4: Freshened up and went outside. Amie, Haylie, Kylie, the kids, and I went on a walk around Payson lake. I went up the road with Haylie so she could call Gentry and keep my Timehop streak alive. When we got back to camp, Courtney had brought us iced chai’s. The rest of the family started showing up. Justin had a friend up and we played corn hole. Ate, drank, listened to music, and sat around the fire. My dad and I were the last ones up around the fire and went to bed before 3. September 5: Lounged in the trailer and finally got up around 10. I packed up my stuff and headed out of the busy canyon. I finished We Were Dreamers by Simu Liu. I went home, did laundry, cleaned, showered, took the trash out, had lunch, and put on Big Brother. I did budget and journal stuff. I watched The Walking Dead and put together a setlist playlist for the concert tomorrow. September 6: I went to Dutch Bros and then into the office. Booked the hotel for California for next month, finally. Kylie and I left at 6:30 to head to the Maverick Center. Aly & AJ opened up and then Ben Platt came on. They are so good live. We got out of the parking lot pretty quick. Stopped at Beto’s on the way home. I stayed up and watched Pan’s Labyrinth. September 7: Sarah and I went into the office today. Dolly announced a greatest hits album and Pretty Little Liars: Original Sin was renewed for season 2. Led the daily stand up. I got off at 3:30 today. I got on the 4:14 frontrunner in Lehi and Sarah T. got on in Lehi. We made our way up to Ogden for the Twilight concert series. Lauv was the headline with David Kushner and Hayley Kiyoko. The show was delayed. We only watched David Kushner, and we were really only there for Hayley. After she performed, we caught the 9:07 train back down. September 8: The Dancing With the Stars lineup was announced, whoohoo. I met up with Sarah and Kenzie at Canyon Crest Elementary at 9 for United Way’s Day of Caring with Vivint Gives Back. Sarah painted a caterpillar and Kenzie and I worked on the Mirror Me game on the blacktop. We finished shortly after 11 and headed into the office. The Queen of England died today. Came back upstairs after I ate lunch. We had cinema club today. Had leftovers for dinner. I watched The Bachelorette. Kylie and I watched House of Dragon and American Horror Stories. I watched more of The Bachelorette, made the new music Friday playlist, and stayed up way too late. September 9: Had some iced coffee in my Chucky cup and worked in the living room. Listened to the new music Friday playlist. I went to Walmart and got gas during lunch. I watched Big Brother. Kylie and I watched The Real Housewives of Dubai. She left and I watched the finale of Canada’s Drag Race and got caught up on The Bachelorette. September 10: I watched All Star Shore. I got ready, went to Target, and then to my parent’s house. I chilled in the room with my mom for a couple of hours. I went to the mall, home, and got ready. I went up to Andrea’s. We went to the store, back to their place, and then Dan drove us up to Pam’s for Vai’s disco party. It was so hot in the house. Listened to music and just chilled. Pam ordered pizza for everyone. We left and went back to their place. Dan and I played Donkey Kong. I stopped at McDonald’s and got home around 2. September 11: Awake, back to bed, awake, and finally got of bed around 1. I went and got stuff to bring to my mom in the hospital and visited with her. I stopped at my grandma’s after to say hi. I ordered Chinese food and went home. I put on The Walking Dead and got caught up on my journal. September 12: Successful plasma donation and watched Big Brother and All Star Shore. I went into the office. Kenzie and I went to the mall during lunch to get a gift for Shae’s birthday. I watched America’s Got Talent. I got home at 6, made dinner, and watched the Emmy’s. September 13: Niall Horan’s birthday. Headed into the office. I updated my phone to iOS 16. Brittany, Kenzie, and I ate in the cafe and then went to Wall Brothers Orchards up the road. I got some bread, corn, and a sucker. I went home and put on The Real Housewives of Potomac, downloaded BeReal, and made my corn and BLT for dinner. September 14: Plasma involved 3 senior workers and switching to my right arm. Success. I watched The Bachelorette and then headed down to work at my mom’s. I worked in the living room and put on The Real Housewives of Potomac. I worked on my mom’s resume. My mom and I went to Macey’s and then got food at Barry’s. We watched Wheel of Fortune, Jeopardy, and then Big Brother. I went home and watched The Challenge. I did some cleaning, pieced together Shae’s present, and got caught up on my journal. September 15: I stopped at Dutch Bros and got myself and Shae a drink. I got into the office early. Moira and I decorated Shae’s desk because it’s his birthday today. Kenzie and I took his shirt back to get a bigger size during lunch. We walked over to Süss Cookie Co with Shae, Brittany, and Kenzie. I went to Harmon’s after work. Had dinner, watched America’s Got Talent, and pieced together the new music Friday playlist. September 16: TGIF. I listened to the new music Friday playlist and did laundry throughout the day. Started to not feel great. I went to the store after work. I watched The Resort and America’s Got Talent. September 17: Got up and went into the living room. I watched the following throughout the day while I chilled on the couch: America’s Got Talent and Drag Race Philippines. Achey body still. Kylie got home. We watched The Real Housewives of Dubai, Drag Race Down Under, and House of Dragon. Bed. September 18: I was up and then slept on and off until around 12. I showered and went and got some stuff at the store. Had some burritos and set up in my room. I put on 9-1-1 and got caught up on my journal. I moved out into the living room. Had dinner and finished Claim to Fame. Kylie got home. We watched the House of Dragon episode that dropped and then went to bed. September 19: I woke up around 7. Switched my Slack notifications to ‘Sick’, messaged my boss, and fell back asleep. On and off listening to podcasts until after 12. I showered, went into the living room, and put on The Masked Singer. I watched that up until 6. I Doordashed Costa Vida and put on the Dancing With The Stars on Disney+ premiere at 6. Got caught up on The Masked Singer after and then watched last night’s Big Brother. September 20: I went into the office. I watched 9-1-1 during my lunch break. I watched The Voice, Drag Race Philippines, had leftovers for dinner, and watched The Bachelorette finale. September 21: Slept in until 8:30. I got ready and set up in the living room for work. I made lunch and watched Drag Race Philippines. I sent out the winning Halloween costume selection. I watched The Lord of the Rings: The Rings of Power and then put on The Voice. Kylie got home. I put on Love Island while we waited for shows to start at 7. I ordered Taco Bell. We watched the premiere of Survivor and The Amazing Race. I started packing. Watched Taylor’s speech and performance from the other night. I put on Love Island. Finished packing and went to bed. September 22: I picked up Chase and we hit the road at 8. We stopped at The Creamery in Beaver. We are staying at his grandma’s house who lives in Henderson. We ate at Chipotle and went to her house. We hung out in the pool and hot tub. We went to the store and then to dinner at Red Robin. We put on Memories of a Murderer: The Nilsen Tapes in the TV room when we got back but didn’t finish it because we were both tired. Chase scared me coming out of the bathroom. I put together the new music Friday playlist, listened to podcasts, and went to bed. September 23: I woke up at 5:30. This is my 10th iHeart festival. I went through my pictures, put on Big Brother, and posted some throwback pics of years past on my Instagram. I started season 2 of The Kardashians. Chase and I got breakfast and went to the Clark County museum. It’s a modern exhibit hall of restored historic buildings from that area throughout the decades. We went back and chilled at the house. We were going to do a buffet, but the wait was too long. We went and ate at Nora’s Italian Cuisine. It was really yummy and the server was great. We went and parked near the T-Mobile Arena. Took some pics in front of the hearts. We went into the New York New York hotel, got some drinks, and chilled on the couch. We walked along that area and chilled. The doors opened at 6:30 and we went in through the T-Mobile customer entrance. They gave us a $25 food card for free. We made our way to our seats which were kiddy-corner behind the stage. Not great at all. We used our food cards and found a section that had a lot of open seats. Sat there. There was a worker walking around giving out tickets. I asked her if we could have some 2. We got moved to the lower bowl, great seats! Some of the presenters were: Ryan Seacrest, Ben Higgins, Lance Bass, Alexis Mateo, Coco Montrese, Tori Spelling, Jennie Garth, Hilarie Burton, Sophia Bush, The Mix, and Kirstin Cavallari. The performers were: Pitbull, Sam Smith, Lionel Richie, The Black Keys, Pat Benatar and Neil Giraldo, Black Eyed Peas, Morgan Wallen, and Diplo. We got in the car and it took us up to the strip and then by the airport. Got home and I finished the Kardashian episode. September 24: Chase and I stopped for breakfast and then made our way to a parking lot for the Daytime Stage. We got on the shuttle bus that took us to Area 15 for the Daytime Stage. We got there shortly after 10 and checked out the booths. Got a yoga mat from the M&M’s booth. We found some good seats in the Magenta Club at the T-Mobile section. We sat there for: Jax, Lauren Spencer-Smith, Ryan Hurd, Girl in Red, and Cheat Codes. I went up to the top T-Mobile section during Ryan Hurd and got us drinks. Chase got us the cold wet towels they were giving out throughout the day as well. We went closer to the stage and stood for Avril Lavigne’s set. We then walked over and got some food at the food trucks while Gayle performed. Up next: Chase Rice, Chloe, and Maggie Rogers. I went back up closer to the stage and watched Carly Pearce and 5SOS. Met back up with Chase. We watched Lauv, Latto, and then went to the shuttle busses. We didn’t stay for Willow and Big Time Rush. Got back to our car, stopped at a McDonald’s drive-thru, and made our way to the same parking lot next to the T-Mobile arena. They had moved our seats to the other side, so we chatted with the box office. They moved our seats to another section in the upper-bowl but directly center back of the stage, which was much better! We got another food card too. Got that and went to our seats. Some of the presenters were: Ryan Seacrest, Big Time Rush, Elvis Durant, Criss Angel, Teddi Mellencamp, Kyle Richards, Lisa Ann Walter, Sheryl Lee Ralph, Hayley Kiyoko, and Leslie Jones. The performers were: Avril Lavigne, Marcus Mumford, Luke Combs, Diddy, Maren Morris, LL Cool J featuring DJ Z- Trip, Halsey, and Megan Thee Stallion. Got out and home around 12:30. Listened to some podcasts and passed out. September 25: Chase and I hit the road before 8. We stopped for breakfast. Listened to the new music Friday playlist. We stopped for gas in Fillmore and got into Bluffdale at 3. Visited for a bit and then went to the store, got gas, and home. I put on Big Brother, did laundry, and cleaned up. I posted some iHeart stuff, did budget stuff, and got caught up on my journal with Love Island on in the background. I made dinner and put on the finale of Big Brother. Kylie got home. Taylor won the show and America’s Favorite Houseguest, whoohoo! September 26: I woke up at 5:30. I got ready and went to plasma. I got into the office at 8. We had a partner in today. We met until noon, went to lunch at La Jolla Groves, and then up to the Sundance Mountain Resort to ride the lift. I met up with Kylie and Shinah after work at the Orem Cinemark. We watched Don’t Worry Darling. I watched Big Sky and had Del Taco for dinner. September 27: I stopped at Dutch Bros and then went into the office. Busy work day. I got off at 4:30 and headed up to Ciara’s. We picked up Chic-fil-A and went back to the house to get Nathan. We ate and then went to the Maverick Center to see: The Homies, City Girls, and Jack Harlow. It was a fun, but loud show. They stopped at Taco Bell on the way home. I got home shortly after midnight, posted more iHeart stuff, and went to bed. September 28: I got out of bed at 8:30. It’s a work from home day. I watched The Voice. Kylie got home and started making dinner. Cat and Cam came. They brought some wine and a salad. Kylie made pasta and pumpkin chocolate chip bread. We watched the premiere of The Real Housewives of Salt Lake City. They left. Kylie and I cleaned up and then watched Drag Race UK. September 29: I met Sarah and Kenzie at Vivint’s Lehi office at 7:45. We went up to the Vivint Arena for Silicon Slopes Tech Summit. We took a video on their circular platform and then sat in the arena between 9-12 to listen to the speakers. Jackie met up with us. We got headshots and a group pic and then went and had lunch at HallPass in The Gateway. I ran into my friend Shelbie. I got a lobster roll. They divided sections in the arena, but it was hard to hear when another section was loud. We sat through a couple and then hit the congested road. I went home and watched The Masked Singer. Kylie got home. I did some work, got caught up on my journal, and pieced together my September recap blog post. We watched The Amazing Race, Abbott Elementary, and House of Dragon. I packed for Vegas. September 30: I got ready, listened to music, and then headed to Kassidi’s. We left around 9:30, stopped at her dad’s, and hit the road. We went to Red Robin in St. George. We then did an early check in at the Virgin River hotel in Mesquite. We chilled in our room for a bit and then went down for Bingo. We then made our way to Vegas. We parked at the Venetian and walked around the shops. We went into the Venetian Theatre. Royal & The Serpents opened. So good! Demi then put on an amazing show. Every song was amazing. We got out and made our way back to Mesquite. Posted about the concert. Stopped and got McDonald’s. Watched some TV, ate, and took my vitamins. Instant nausea. Threw up all of my food. Felt better. Chilled on our phones and then went to bed.
9-1-1, Abbott Elementary, All Star Shore, America’s Got Talent, American Horror Stories, Big Brother, Big Sky, Canada’s Drag Race, Claim to Fame, Dancing With The Stars, Drag Race Down Under, Drag Race Philippines, Drag Race UK, Emmy’s, House of Dragon, Jeopardy, Love Island, Memories of a Murderer: The Nilsen Tapes, Survivor, The Amazing Race, The Bachelorette, The Challenge, The Kardashians, The Lord of the Rings: The Rings of Power, The Masked Singer, The Real Housewives of Dubai, The Real Housewives of Potomac, The Real Housewives of Salt Lake City, The Resort, The Voice, The Walking Dead, Wheel of Fortune
We Were Dreamers by Simu Liu
Don’t Worry Darling, Pan’s Labyrinth
lunch with Jacqueline and Marco, dinner with Cat and Cam, Amanda and Bre off on a new adventure, hanging out with Jacqueline, Shannon, and Sarah, putting my phone on airplane mode, getting up the canyon, walking around the lake, Courtney bringing us iced chai’s, family coming up for food, chilling around the fire, turning airplane mode off and having service again, finishing a good memoir, motivated to clean up after a trip right away, chilling for the rest of the day, using points at Dutch Bro’s, awesome hotel deal, concert with Kylie, Dolly announcing a greatest hits album, new Kelly Clarkson music coming, PLL: Original Sin being renewed, chill office days, frontrunner with Sarah, seeing Hayley Kiyoko, fun DWTS cast lineup, painting blacktop games and volunteering, finally Friday and working from home, finding some pants for the disco party, lounging in bed, watching the Emmy’s, Niall Horan being born, fun shop with Brittany and Kenzie, even though it took 3 workers, still got a successful plasma donation, working at my mom’s, good salads, decorating a giving Shae his birthday present, laundry day, lazy TV day on the couch, another lazy Sunday, getting some extra sleep, sick days, Dancing With The Stars being back, feeling better to go back into the office, sleeping in on work from home days, productive meetings, Survivor and The Amazing Race being back, road trip with Chase, being able to stay at Chase’s grandma’s house, checking out a cool museum, good dinner, T-Mobile perks, getting upgraded to the lower-bowl, the feeling of being at a concert, finding a nice seating area for the first couple of hours of the show, good food, the energy from the performer’s, easy exit, getting better seats from the box office, empty row behind us so we could relax in the seats and sit, getting home safe and in good time, productive burst of energy, another season of Big Brother done, meeting some partners we work with, getting up in the canyon, seeing the leaves change colors, new yummy drink at Dutch Bros, going to a concert with Ciara and Nathan, tired and it being a work from home day so I can just chill on the couch, Cat and Cam coming over, The Real Housewives of Salt Lake City back on our TVs, getting to go to Silicon Slopes during the work day with Sarah and Kenzie, hanging out with Jackie, running into Shelbie, eating at home and not Doordashing, early check in, playing Bingo with Kassidi, seeing Demi Lovato