Wednesday, February 11, 2009

Self Defense Class

For the last five weeks I have been taking a self defense class offered through our local police department. It was on Wednesday nights, for three hours each night. This evening was our last class so we did three different simulations. They had three guys (BIG guys) come in to be the aggressor. As you will see, they were VERY well protected, which was a good thing for them! I know there are a lot of photos and some of them are dark (the person taking them was a younger person and with my camera if you zoom in, the photos turn out dark, but I hope you can get an idea of what we did. I also had a video taken during one of the three simulations. I highly recommend any female over the age of 14 to take this class if it is offered in your area. If you are interested go this this web-site: to get more information.

Sunday, February 8, 2009


I have been thinking about this specific memory for quite some time now and have decided to post it. About 4 or 5 years ago, we had a Petersen family reunion in Montana. On our way back to Utah/Nevada Veronica, Tyler and Samantha took turns riding in my car with me (as well as a couple siblings). During one leg of the trip, Tyler was with us. We had the radio playing, but we were also visiting. The song that was playing said something to the effect of "you love me you don't know who I am". I wasn't giving much though to the song, but apparently Tyler was because he asked me "Vera, how can you love someone but not know who they are?". It took me a moment to realize why he had asked the question. I just responded by saying I didn't know and that is was kind of a strange thing to sing about!
When ever I hear this song on the radio, I always think of that time get a good laugh!