Nils History, Part 9: Katrina

These questions my parents gave me are sometimes quite funny. I’m three weeks behind right now (life’s been busy) so I’m trying to catch up. My wife, Katrina, looked through the jar o’ questions to find which ones were short and easy. Today’s question: What is your mate’s name? Katrina. Sweet! Done deal. Well, I spose I should elaborate somewhat. I’m one of those lucky guys that marries the girl that everyone likes and wants to hang out with. Katrina makes friends easily because she’s very open and unassuming. She doesn’t judge people – almost ever. It’s an attribute that … Continue reading Nils History, Part 9: Katrina

Nils History, Part 7: The 4 A’s

OK, so I’m a week late this time but I’m writing two posts tonight to catch up. Last week’s question asks: How many children do you have? What are their names? How old are they? Aaah, my kids. I love my kids. I’m a fairly young dad and I love that too. Katrina and I have four children. Let me introduce them. ANDERS: Our seven year old. He’s a smarty pants. He’s a creative soul. He’s into trying foods that he’s unsure of. He loves Nutella. He thinks school is too easy. He plays soccer. He’s a sensitive boy. He … Continue reading Nils History, Part 7: The 4 A’s

Nils History, Part 6: Friends from back in the day

Today’s question: Did you have any friends who went with you all the way from elementary school through high school? Are they still your friends? Just one in particular – Nate Roth. Nate was always a good friend, even in my “finding myself” stages of high school. He moved to New Mexico once or twice but was mostly close by and we spend many a year hanging out. In high school we both hung out with other friends as well but we always got along and had a good time. We mostly went our separate ways since high school but … Continue reading Nils History, Part 6: Friends from back in the day

Nils History Part 3: My Favorite Teacher

Last week I was at the Rasmusson Family Reunion so I didn’t take the time to write in my history section here. I’ll attempt two posts this time. Last week’s question: Did you have a favorite teacher? Of course, the snide part of me wants to simply answer “Yes.” but I presume the question should have read “Who was your favorite teacher? Why?” So here goes. It was my Junior or Senior year. Can’t remember which but I think it was my Senior year in high school. 1995-1996. I had always done well in English. Unlike Math, English comes fairly … Continue reading Nils History Part 3: My Favorite Teacher

Nils History Part 2: Speaking Portuguese

This week’s assignment: Did you study a foreign language? Did those lessons stick with you? Were you ever able to use that language on vacation or in your community? Like many LDS men, I served a full-time two year mission. I was lucky enough to be called to serve in Campinas, Brazil. As preparation for the mission, I spent two months in the Missionary Training Center (MTC) in Provo, UT, where I studied Portuguese as well as missionary skills for about 12 hours/day. I had a great time there, though not everybody enjoys the MTC. It was helped by the … Continue reading Nils History Part 2: Speaking Portuguese