Monday, December 1, 2008


It's showtime!

Celebrating my 20th birthday in Vegas with my best friend... Nothing more I could ask for! So there are several things I learned while on this trip. One: Halloween is a blessing in Vegas! Two: There can never be too much fun, you just have to know where to go, and how to act accordingly.

There are sever pros and cons about celebrating your 20th birthday.
Let's start with the pro side!

1) Remembering what happened while on your trip is definitely a plus.
2) What happens in Vegas stays in Vegas, and does not follow you home... (reference to the drunk part of Vegas)
3) Walking the strip will not freak you out with the flashy lights and loud music... (reference to the drunk part of Vegas)
4) Returning safely to your hotel room, rather than waking up in jail dazed and confused, not remember what had happened the night before.
5) Remembering when and where you took that awesome picture with that hot girl, even if she does not.
6) Not being 21, causes you to be creative and imaginative, meaning, you are still having fun!
and finally....
7) Walking everywhere causes you to be in great shape!

The con side!
1) Well, you aren't 21
2) Shows that you really want to see that are in bars sucks... (Wayne Brady Comedy Show)
3) Being in college still, money is tight, meaning you can't do a lot of stuff anyway
4) When hot girls ask your age, and you say 20, they walk away.... lame
5) You want to forget what just happened, but you can't...
6) Walking next to a Texas Hold 'em Tournament is just torture!
7) Hearing loud music, and seeing hot girls walk out of clubs in just unfair!!

Despite not being 21 for this trip, it was surprisingly awesome. I enjoyed every minute of this trip with my best friend, well, except for the walking past the Texas Hold 'em tournament... I wanted to play with them so bad! The thing is, turning 21, for me anyway, will nto be a big deal. Yeah, I get to drink legally, and yeah, i can gamble, or get into bars and clubs... But the way i want to live my life is still on the right path; How I'm living my life already. I don't need the other perks of being 21 in order to enjoy life. I am fine the way I am.. And yeah, if my dad wants to hang out with me at a bar, sure! That would be a lot of fun, but I don't have t drink to have a good time, I can just beat my dad at pool and have the best night of my life!!! Haha, I'm calling you out dad! Bring it!

Until next time... Au revoir!

~Nico Miller~

Friday, October 17, 2008

It's been a while....

So, it has been almost two months since my last post, I apologize.

What has been going on with my life since then..? Oh boy! Tons of stuff! But recently, I have had to make a couple of really tough decisions. For one, I am switching my major from Art Administration to English, or Creative Writing. I am also switching my minor from Theatre to Photography. I am also going to transfer up to the U from Westminster. I am not sure if it will be next semester, or next year, but it is going to happen.

My Birthday is coming up, and I am freaking out about turning 20. I don't know why turning 20 is a bigger deal to me than turning 21. But I feel that not being a teenager anymore is going to be a tough one.... My birthday is Oct, 29th, and for my birthday, my best friend and I are making a trip down to Vegas for the weekend.. Turning 20, why would we go to Vegas do you ask? Well, there are a ton of things we can do that don't require us to be 21, and we are going to have fun, so roller coaster rides, HERE WE COME!!!

That about wraps it up for this segment on Nico's Life. Come next time when I talk about the trip! Until then,

Nico Miller

Monday, September 1, 2008

Hi Nico ...

Carol & I extend to you our best wishes!

Sunday, August 31, 2008

The Alluring Elements of a Rainstorm

Sitting on my worn porch watching the overcast night sky, the soft rain falls, pattering against my feet. It feels different than most rainstorms, misty, relaxing really. The warm cooling feeling of summer, as it comes to an end. The air is different too. It is a calming; softly blowing wind that touches your face, almost cradling you as your sweet mother’s hands used to caress you until you fell asleep. The closing flowers gently follow the wind in a magical dance stealing the show.
The cloudy, dark sky lights up, illuminating my face, and I can’t wait to hear what comes next. The most intimidating, yet peaceful sound the world has to offer. A few seconds later, thunder erupts, echoing over the entire valley. Crackling, clashing, gigantic booms that make your heart shake, and give you that feeling of astonishment and awe. The thunder dies, leaving the clapping of the rain as if the symphony has ended in a marvelous finale. The rain splashes lazily on my brown spotted lawn, slowly dripping making, what would seem like a ferocious river to an insect, a small stream of water leading to the street. There is a mixture of noise where the rain patters against the cracked sidewalk, the newly washed cars, and the constant dripping from the beds of vibrant flowers. The carved clay, painted glass, and decorative plastic pots that mothers try so hard to keep their lovely plants alive also start to fill up with water, making the job that much harder. I watch as the rain makes a small pool in the classic, metal trash can lid, making a soft “bloomp” noise. All of these simple objects make such a beautiful, harmonious, calming song that I just lean back and close my eyes, listening to the symphony of nature. Opening my eyes slightly, a bright flash of white caught my attention. I looked at the already developed "river" running down my street. Squinting to make out the blurry white oval, I glanced up... Taking a deep breathe, I saw the most wonderful finishing touch to end my night. The full moon was glorious as ever. Shimmering proudly in the nights storm, almost close enough to grab. This moment was perfect. Nothing could upset me... Not even the knowledge that morning is coming soon.

Thursday, August 28, 2008


So yesterday was my first day of school....

I was afraid that things would be different, but I was wrong. It was like everything just continued from where it left off. Just the next chapter in my life. Classes are definitely going to be more difficult this year. Not because of the classes themselves, but the way I scheduled them together so closely. My Mondays and Wednesdays basically consist of running my butt off for an hour (Basketball), then using the rest of my energy to speak a foreign language (French), do math, and accounting. My schedule has me going from 11:00 in the morning till 7:30 at night. Although my Mondays and Wednesdays are going to be a little more tough, my classes are great. My professors are very knowledgeable, and my fears have been minimized as far as my professors go. Tuesdays and Thursdays, are relatively easy, as far as scheduling goes. I have Beginning drawing and French. French ends at the same time, so I am done with school at two. Fridays I don't have any classes, so it is like I have a three day weekend every week.

I have applied to a theatre job, and am currently waiting to hear back from the director. It is very nerve-racking. I hope I get this job, it will very exciting to say I was hired to work in a theatre.

Until next time


Monday, August 4, 2008

Family Camping Trip

This camping trip was a family trip to Current Creek. Current Creek is in Duschene County, about 30 miles away from Duschene. We have been to Current Creek before, and have loved it every time we have gone. I believe the last time or the time before that, I caught eight fish in half an hour. This place is on the down low because it is past strawberry lake, and not a huge amount of people know about it. We attempted to leave Friday morning, but as awesome planners as we are, ended up leaving around four in the afternoon. When we arrived, we discovered that there had been a bear sighting not too long ago, so we were very cautious throughout the entire trip. Unfortunately, the fish were stubborn and we did not have a single bite on out poles this trip. However, disappointing this is, it will not stop us from coming again. We love it there!!!

Tuesday, July 29, 2008

Lagoon Fun Day

Sunday was the first annual Lagoon Fun Day for my friends and I. This day was the start of a tradition that will live on. Kastin, Theah, Landon, and I were the ones who went this time. We went early in the morning so we wouldn't have to wait in lines. We went on almost everything including the race cars. Kastin was really proud of me because I went on two rides for the first time. I went on a ride called blast off which basically shoots a group of people two-hundred feet straight in the air in about three seconds.
The Rocket at Lagoon
The other ride that was a first for me was the one called The Samurai. This ride basically is weight operated. There are gears in the center to rotate the ride, but where the people sit is weight based and depending on how much weight is in that row, determines how much you spin and flip upside down. This ride was definitely a new experience.
There were several new traditions developed on this day, however, this one tradition that was started by Kastin and Theah. Their tradition every time they go to Lagoon is do the race cars. This tradition is awesome because it brings out the true driver in you. We had a great time and look forward to many more traditions to come.

Thursday, July 24, 2008

Happy Pioneer Day

Today is Pioneer Day in Utah, and I am celebrating this day by spending time with my family.

At first, I went down to Barnes & Noble (Where I currently work) to see some friends of mine that were working today. I had this interestingly tasteful green tea lemonade iced drink. I spent a good hour catching up on things. When I got home, my family and I decided to head over to friends house for a huge holiday BBQ. My brother, Anthony, went swimming, as I stayed inside, listening to music and just relaxing. After the BBQ, we went to late showing of Batman: The Dark Knight. I am not going to spoil any of it for those who have not seen the movie. But I will urge you to see it. It is by the far, the greatest Batman movies ever made. : D
Until next time,
Nico Miller