Tuesday, November 13, 2007

3 Days in Heaven is better than 2 Minutes in Heaven

Tuesday, November 06, 2007

The Hassan Chop!

Today I was pondering the finer things in life. One such thing is playing with my little nephew, his name is Spencer. For the past couple years we have had an ongoing wrestling tournament. It is just for fun and play. It has provided hours and hours of entertainment and exersize for the both of us. Being that I am in my mid twenties and he is about six it was fun to watch him start to figure out stratigies and learn new moves. He has come up with a lot of really funny and creative moves, such as the Hulk Smash, The Claw, Double Knee Smash and the Spider Monkey Choke. But the greatest and most devisating of these moves is “The Hassan Chop” Now when he first turned back and yelled HASSAN CHOP and wacked me right in the chest I fell down and took it like a man. I thought to my self “where did he get something like that” Well today I found out. I had always wondered and after 3 years of wondering I did a google search and this is what I found.

Warning it is a 7min Cartoon.

It almost makes it so much cooler knowing he got it from!!

PS there is also a crappy Rap Band named Hassan Chop...but I am sure Spencer did not get it from that!

Thursday, November 01, 2007

This is the awesome video

Well this is a link to an awesome video!

It is posted on our website!


Monday, October 22, 2007


I did not know if everyone has seen this but I thought it might interest some of my family...

Harry Potter still making headlines!

Monday, September 24, 2007

Happy Bday to my Favorite!

Today I would like to make a little tribute to the most important person in my life. My favortie, my love and my wife. She is so amazing and I am very...I repeat VERY lucky to have such a wonderful wife. I can truly say the best day of my life was the day I stood on my knees in the middle of that ice skating rink and she said "yes." Why she did, or how is happened still baffles me to this day and I am grateful every moment that it happened. I am the luckiest!

Happy Birthday Baby!

Tuesday, September 18, 2007

Chilean Independence Day

I would just like to write a small tribute to Chile and its day of independence. Today is the day Chilean's gained their freedom from Spain. The streets are full of celebrations and the people are eating Empanadas like there is no tomorrow. There is a flag in every window and a broom on every porch. Elderly are dancing the Cueca (waving many a handkerchief) on every street corner. Wait, is that the circus coming around the corner? No! It's the Chilean National Anthem blasting from windows near and far! I hope this provided everyone with a small taste of what its like in Chile this time of year. Thanks for sharing this special day with me!

I found a pretty good youtube video for anyone who wants to know what the Cueca Dance looks on the title

Friday, August 17, 2007


Well well, what a crazy day this is. Nik blogging? And now I will tell you my story...

This last couple weeks we have been living in a internet free world. And while this was blissful in someways, the burden of not being able to do he simple things such as look up an address to a wedding reception was starting to blare its ugly head. So we bucked up and called Comcast. At first Lena talked to them and they gave her a deal that was not what the land lord had told we looked a little closer at the papers that they had given us and called the number they gave us. An answering machine picked up immediately and said "Thank you for calling the VIP comcast line leave a message" that seemed a little odd to me. But I left a message anyway saying "call me back I want you service." Two days late a very nice man called up very excited and helpful. He said that I could get Digital Cable, On Demand, 8-Gbit Internet and free HBO for a year, no contract for $85 and free installation" THAT IS AN AWESOME DEAL! So he asked about DVR and they said it was an extra $15 so I said hook that up too...We set a appointment for 4 days later for them to come and install it. Lena and I where both very excited.

So the next days were spent cleaning and moving boxes trying to get the house set up for the arrival of comcast. Lena took the day off from stained glass to be there at the alloted time of 1-5pm.

They day arrived and the excitement and sense of anticipation cause me to almost explode. I was working and was very excited. Midday I noticed a voicemail on my phone and checked it. It said that the tech had come to our house and no one answered so they left a door hanger. I immediately called my Bride. She looked on the door and looked around and could see that no one had been there. She also had been sitting right next to the front window and no one had come to the door. So she called back and the people were very defensive saying that he had been there. We tried to explain he had not because there was nothing indicating that on our door so he must have the wrong house. They said they would send the next available tech and agreed that he would call us before he got here to make sure he had the right house.

Well by this time is was 4:30 and there was still no call or word from Comcast. So Lena in her infinite wisdom decided to call them again to find out any updates. Well the man said that the woman that she had talked to before was gone for the day and had not left any notes about what we had previously talked about. And also that the Tech had notes that he had gone to the house again with no answer! So they agreed on the same thing that they would call us before they came and we would get the next tech.

I got off at 5 so on my was home called them...and I will have to say it was not my finest hour. They had made me mad...Something was not right. I talked to this guy and he told me that I was a wrong that I had been there and the tech was there. I was furious. he told me that it was "my word versus his" and basically called me a lier. Oh that made me mad. I requested free months service and he told me that would not available was not pretty. I felt sorry for the was not his fault but still he called me a lier. He told me we could reschedule for a week later.

Anyway they never showed up...6 o'clock rolled around and we went to a wedding.

A week later and we were worried. Lena called them the day before to make sure they were coming and that they had the number to call. Well they came and it took them a long time to set it up. Lena was awesome and they got everything set up.

The next few days passed and due to the much time being spent by my wife playing Viva Pinata I had not had a chance to test all the features. Plus we had family plans that impeded my play time. Yesterday we also noticed that the menu was not diplaying any of the titles of the just said "to be anounced." the DVR was not working and none of the On Demand would come up either.


Lena called Comcast again....(that is better because I would yell again) and they said they did not install the DVR they did not know that they were suppost to...they wanted to wait another week to come again....but we were not going to do that again. So today lena is going down to the Local Comcast store and switching out the box.

In conclusion...if it was not such a good deal we would have said....ADIOS a long time ago. But hopefully today it will be resolved!

The End

Monday, July 30, 2007

4 things about me blah!

4 Jobs You've had:
Cub Country - Sherwood Forest for the BSA
Laser Quest

4 Places I've Lived:
East Mill Creek
Santigao, Chile
My Car

4 Favorite TV Shows:
The Office
Iron Chef America
Batman "the Animated Series"
My Name is Earl

4 Favorite Foods:
Chocolate Milk
Country Fried Steak
Fish and Chips

4 Websites you frequent: (because of work)

4 Places I'd rather be right now:
With my wife
Playing games
Performing on stage

4 Movies you love
Princess Bride
Batman Begins

4 Bloggers you tag to be it next:
whatever you do what you want

Friday, May 25, 2007

Super Hero Lover

I thought this was funny...just because one of Lenas favorite heroes is Wanda!

Tuesday, May 15, 2007

Go Jazz!

Regular Season Record: 51-31
Round 1

Playoff Series
Game 5: Tuesday 10:30ET TNT
Jazz vs. Warriors

Maybe I should wait till the end of the game tonight to post, but, I have just loved watching the jazz in the playoffs. If always seems like when there is nothing really going on in sports one of our Utah teams will come out of obsurity and show us that we can be proud to be a Utah fan.

The Utes got to the fiesta bowl. The Jazz kick but in the playoffs. It makes me proud to say GO UTAH!

Sorry this was a bit of a random post. But I had to show my love!

Thursday, May 10, 2007

Time Me

11 years ago:
I was working at Cub Country up the canyon.
I had a super crush on Shayla.
I rode my bike up the canyon everyday.
I bought my mini cross bow.

6 years ago:
I was half way through my mission in Santiago Chile.
I weighed the most I have ever weighed in my life.
I was the Zone Leader to 12 sister missionaries.

2 years ago:
My mustang was near totaled from a car accident.
I was homeless. ( the Christ child was...)
Just got home from last Encore Tour.

Yesterday I:
I worked at MacDocs, it was the first time I have closed by myself.
I went to Nates and watched the Jazz game.
I also went to Arctic Circle and got taco salad.

Today I:
Got of work early.
Went to my brother in law, Jeff's 14th birthday party.
prepared for my wifes graduation.
Watched the Marx Brothers.

Tomorrow I will:
Eat BBQ.
Got to Lena's graduation.
Party like its 1999.
I will visit a friend in from Nashville, hopefully.

Wednesday, May 02, 2007

Strange News!

Tylenol has a generic name of Acetaminophen.
Aleve is also called Naproxen.
Advil is also called Ibuprofen.
Amoxil is also called Amoxicillin.
The FDA has been looking for a generic name for Viagra. After careful consideration by a team of government experts, it recently announced that it has settled on the generic name of Mycoxafloppin. Also considered were Mycoxafailin, Mydixadrupin, Mydixarizin, Dixafix, and of course, Ibepokin.

Pfizer Corp. announced today that Viagra will soon be available in liquid form, and will be marketed by Pepsi Cola as a power beverage suitable for use as a mixer. It will now be possible for a man to literally pour himself a stiff one. Obviously we can no longer call this a soft drink, and it gives new meaning to the names of "cocktails", "highballs" and just a good old-fashioned "stiff drink". Pepsi will market the new concoction by the name of: MOUNT & DO.

Thought for the day: There is more money being spent on breast implants and Viagra today than on Alzheimer's research. This means that by 2040, there should be a large elderly population with perky boobs and huge erections and absolutely no recollection of what to do with them.

Monday, April 09, 2007

Yesterday we had a family get together and so I thought I would post an Ode to my favorite food.


What can I say about them. When you start eating you just can not stop. There is something about the tender goodness as it falls of the bone into you mouth that makes you dream about them.

My mother and her husband have mastered the art of the Rib. They were smoked for 5 hours then cooked for 2. They were saying to feed our family it took 20 lbs. of Ribs and 2 Gallons of sause.

But I will tell you. It was all worth the time.

Step over Chile's I want my Mothers Baby Back Ribs!!

Saturday, March 03, 2007

100 Random things about me

1. I have 4 sisters in my family, 3 Older 1 Younger. I am the only boy.
2. I met Lena (my wife) at Stake Volleyball and from the moment I met her I knew that there was something special about her.
3. I have never liked Red Heads till I met Lena.
4. I love to paint and draw. And wish that I could make enough money just doing that and provide for my wife.
5. My first name “Nikolaus” comes from my great great grandfather Nikolaus Xavier Fransikis (don't know how to spell that) Sonntag. My middle name “Charles” comes from my Father.
6. Video games are the joy and curse of my life.
7. I have a fear of Beads. I don’t like touching them, looking at them, or even being close to them. I ask my wife to take of her pearls 90% of the time before I will cuddle with her.
8. I have a photographic memory. I can watch a movie 2 or three times and have most of it memorized. But it only works with things I want to remember.
9. I love Nachos and Chocolate Milk.
10. I served a mission for the LDS church for 2 year in Santiago Chile. And I am fluent in Spanish.
11. I am a Black Belt in Tae Kwon Do and earned it when I was 15 years old.
12. I am loud
13. I have always wanted to work for Disney or Pixar animating motion pictures, or drawing comic books for Marvel or DC.
14. I have never studied for a test in my life, and if I did, I would have received a lot better grades. (I did assignments etc...but never studied for a test) I got a 3.3 average in High School.
15. I have slept in a pubic park because I was homeless. (it was in the parking lot inside my car)
16. Watching WWE Wrestling is one of my guilty pleasures. It’s like a Soap Opera for guys.
17. I hate having my finger nails long at all. I cut them before they can get anything in them.
18. The very first video game I completed all the way through was Mike Tyson’s Punch Out.
19. I love to sing. I am a true bass.
20. I really do hate that Bob Barker.
21. My favorite color is Light Blue.
22. I love Ford Mustangs. I owned my first one when I was 17 (1967) and now I own another one (1998) . And I will own more.
23. I am a Chicago Cubs, Utah Jazz and Utah Utes fan. And I am liking the Seattle Seahawks more everyday (that is Lena’s Family’s Team).
24. My favorite Bands are named the “Barenaked Ladies” “Dave Matthews Band” “Jason Mraz” and “John Mayer”
25. I have many nick names. Including “BoyWonder” “Boy” “Badger” “Silly Duck” “August Christopher” “Telham” “Wonderboy” “Death Breath” “Trabeck” “Handsome” “Little Brother” “English” “Lish” “Elvis” “Niko-Lowse” “Kaleb McKay” “Bret McKabe” “Nik the Knight” “Scruffy” “Blast Furnace” “Saucy” “Iron Chef Nikimoto”
26. I don’t wear cologne. I just wear my deodorant “Old Spice Pure Sport” and all the girls say it smells really nice. Plus, my wife loves it!
27. I have hobbit feet. They are a bit hairy. (that is just what I like to call them.)
28. I did not kiss a girl until I was 18 1/2 years old and I had graduated from High School.
29. I have only kissed 2 girls in my life.
30. I have not been able to breath out of my nose as long as I can remember.
31. I am an Eagle Scout.
32. I wish I was more motivated.
33. I am very ticklish.
34. I have never had a Bloody Nose.
35. I have never broken a Bone.
36. I have a huge birthmark on the crown of my head. It is about the size of a Silver Dollar. I call it my Bonk. It is in the shape of a heart. No hair grows on it, and I have to have my hair cut long so it does not show.
37. I have met the real Batman. Tv’s Adam West!
38. I normally don't eat the sharp ends off of my french fries…if you have questions ask lena
39. I always spill. Everytime I sit down to eat it always ends up on my pants.
40. My eyes are green when I am naked!
41. My wife married me for my money...then she found out I spent it all on her ring.
42. I have my own Nik-Language and Amy was the only one that could understand it when I was young. Lena is getting proficient at it.
43. I wear a size 9 1/2 shoe...size 42 in Chile
44. The most I have ever weighed is 183lbs. and it was when I was on my mission. I average 150-160lbs. now.
45. My favorite animals are the sea otter and the birds of prey (Eagle, Hawk, Falcon ect)
46. I have a disease called Gilbers (??? Something like that) Syndrome. That makes my eyes yellow all the time. Does not do anything else.
47. I can not eat fruit. I am allergic to 90% of them. Melons are the worst but I just steer clear of most fruits anyway.
48. I voted for the first time in Nov 2006 when I was almost 26 years old
49. I like to shower in the dark. Mainly because I don't like the feeling you get in the morning when you flip on the light and your eyes dilate. So I just turn on the light in the other room and let my eyes adjust slowly.
50. I usually sit down in the shower.
51. One of my toe nails on my big toe is abnormally thick.
52. I learned how to type fast by playing video games.
53. I always have bad breath.
54. Most sports come natural to me. But, my favorites are Basketball, Baseball, Golf and Tennis.
55. My favorite holiday is Christmas Light Day. The day after Thanksgiving when I put my lights up.
56. I love Mountain Dew.
57. I hate doing dishes more than most anything in the world.
58. I collect swords and weapons from the Age of Chivalry.
59. Unlike any of the other siblings in my family I have perfect vision.
60. I don’t care how many children I have. As long as I have one boy to carry on the English name.
61. I saw a piece of artwork drawn by Adolf Hitler while I was in Chile.
62. My gag reflex is triggered very easily.
63. One of my favorite things to do is go golfing with my dad and brother-in-laws
64. I painted most of the Murals on the walls at Laser Quest.
65. I trust people to easily.
66. I have never been Skiing or Snowboarding and I live in the ski capital of the world.
67. I will never own a pc again. I will only ever use a Mac computer.
68. I have 2 fire-belly toads and one beta fish in my house. They are named “Harry,” “Lloyd” and “Shish Shish.”
69. I like Boobs. (I had to do something naughty on number 69)
70. I had never traveled out of Utah until I was about 12 years old when my family went to Disney Land for the first time.
71. I have a vivid imagination and when I was a kid all my stuffed animals were super heroes and part of a “Super Animal Team” I also made capes and costumes for them all. I have a picture of them hanging up in my office.
72. I like Batman and Robin a lot. When I was in Jr High me and my friend used to say and call each other “Bruce” “Dick” and “Commissioner” I also collect the comics and a lot of memorabilia.
73. When I was in high school I had a pair of really thick dark rimmed glasses with no lenses in them with tape on the bridge to wear during tests. I called them my smart person glasses.
74. I have the thickest hair of most anyone I know. My hairstylest jokes that she has to sharpen her scissors after every haircut.
75. My hair was strait as a board till I hit puberty.
76. When I was a kid I would not were sweaters or stripes.
77. I have really long eyelashes.
78. I still remember the combinations to all my lockers in Jr and High school
79. I started writing music on the piano so my mom said I should take lessons. That lasted about 6 months. And I am still writing music.
80. I want to learn to play the bag pipes.
81. When I was a kid I used to call my camoflauge pants….” My Firefly Pants”
82. I can sing all the countries of the world thanks to the Animaniacs.
83. I make up words to songs all the time while they are playing on the radio. Lena does not always like it. She will usually tell me if it was a good one.
84. Norman Rockwell is my favorite painter.
85. I have flat feet.
86. 7 is my favorite number.
87. I eat peanut butter with syrup on my pancakes, waffles and crepes.
88. I hate the movie “Little Women” but I like most all other chick flicks.
89. I have been in preforming groups all my life including “Zing” “Up-with Kids” “School Plays” and in college “Encore.”
90. I used to work as a DJ for company parties and school dances.
91. My friends are very important to me.
92. I loved watching Ninja Turtles, Duck Tales, Tailspin, Rescue Rangers, Darkwing Duck and He-man when I was a kid.
93. Peter Pan is my favorite disney movie.
94. My best friends when I was little were named “Beno” and “Blake” and they both had mental disorders/downsyndrome but I loved them anyway. And they said the prayers at my farewell.
95. I dont call any of my friends by there real names.
96. I dont wear a watch.
97. I think this has taken way to long to come up with 100 random things about me. And in reality it makes me sad that is took so long.
98. I am the luckiest man in the world to be married to Lena she is perfect for me.
99. I am sleepy
100. Good night...

Thursday, February 22, 2007

For you Lou!

A – Available or Single: Neither, I am a Married Man. And I have the most beautiful wife ever. (you should all be jealous)

B – Best Friend: Well I have lots of best friends it just depends on what I am doing on what friend is the best for it. But to throw a couple names out I would say "Nate Stock" "Burrito" "David" "Spencer & Jake" "Fat Jeron" "Ten (although he is a Bro)" and of course my best friend ever LENA

C – Cake or Pie: I would have to go with Cake. Most pies I can not eat if they have fruit in them. But I Love french silk ahhhh!

D – Drink of Choice: Chocolate Milk (duh)

E – Essential Item You Use Everyday: Computer it is my life force. I love my puter!

F – Favorite Color: Light Blue...that is my grandmas favorite too

G – Gummy Bears or Worms: I prefer Chips...I dont really like candy only on special days.

H – Hometown: Salt Lake City (or in spanish Lago Salado)

I – Indulgence: The GAMES. I love playing video games

J – January or February: Febtober

K – Kids and Names: I really like the name William. But that is about it. Lena has lots of names it mind so I dont really think about it.

L – Life is Incomplete Without: My wife, games and food.

M – Marriage Date: May 18. 2006 We pick that day because it was the day before star wars came out. (Just kidding that was just a cowincadence.

N – Number of Siblings: I have 3 older sisters, Emilee Jeanne (Em), Audrey Lynn (Baba), Laurie Elizabeth (Lou), then comes me, and the baby Amy Renee' (Mimi) yup I lived in a house of estrogen.

O – Oranges or Apples: Well I cant eat oranges...but i love them. But I can eat apples. But when it comes to the juice. It is a toss up.

P – Phobias or Fears: I have a phobia of Beads. (dont ask)

Q – Fave Quote: I have lots. If you around me more that a day. You will hear a lot of movie quotes. A few good ones. "see how is works is the train moves not the station." that has to be one of the top ones.

R – Reason to Smile: I am married to the most beautiful and best wife. And I tell her everyday

S – Season: Spring I love the flowers, but, hate the hayfever

T – Tag 3 or 4 People: Whatever you do what you want!

U – Unknown Fact About Me:

V – Vegetable You Don’t Like: corn

W – Worst Habit: I don't know ask Lena!

X – X-rays: Sinus

Y – Your Fave Food: Nachos, Chocolate Milk and Moms Ribs

Z – Zodiac Sign: Scorpio Watch out or I will sting you