Who Knew?


Ever since I first wrote this signature post for my blog I have had the pleasure of learning so much more and meeting so many new people through my blog and social media. So I wanted to repost it for those new and wonderful people that have become so supportive of my writing. Thanks guys, you know who you are.

Who Knew? by Veronica Romm

Who knew knowledge could be sorrow?

Who knew our rights could be stripped away?

Who knew laws could never govern?

Who knew leaders could get lost?

Who knew identities could be stolen?

Who knew faces could be altered?

Who knew science could betray us?

Who knew history could be ignored?

Who knew evil could be taught?

Who knew heroes could be villains?

Who knew our neighbors could be saints?

Who knew sinners could be teachers?

Who knew clothes could make the man?

Who knew possessions could be priceless?

Who knew wealth could be so hungry?

Who knew money could buy power?

Who knew fame could be an illness?

Who knew words could soon be censored?

Who knew hate could turn to love?

Who knew our bodies could betray us?

Who knew hearts could really break?

Who knew laughter could be medicine?

Who knew our children could be cruel?

Who knew man could choose a bomb?

Who knew mothers could kill their babies?

Who knew sisters could be strangers?

Who knew our sons could die at war?

Who knew pain could be a business?

Who knew pleasure could lead to death?

Who knew friends could turn against us?

Who knew memories could fade so quickly?

Who knew lovers could be untrue?

Who knew time could heal all wounds?

Who knew questions could be left unanswered?

Copyright ©2007 Veronica Romm

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A relationship grows on Twitter.


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Time for an update: Feb. 20. 2016

Yes these two bicoastal friends found their way to each other. Surprising both they fell in love. They spent 5 glorious, confusing and intense months together. Then came truth. The truth always comes out. We had hope for these lovers but as most things in life all was not revealed feelings got hurt and painful jabs exchanged. The friendship was perhaps the most wounded casualty in their story. She felt decieved he felt…well I’m really not sure. They lost each other and the experiment failed. Trust destroyed, who knows what life has in store? One thing we know,she is gone and he must accept that. Sad ending indeed.

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She:
When you think about it/me what do you imagine? What’s the best case scenario? Be honest please. The more honest the better.

He:
Best case… we fall in love and have kids and live happily ever after. That’s the absolute best.

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This very simple text exchange transpired yesterday. It’s pretty darn cute right, romantic even? These two excited people have known each other for close to three years. They met on twitter and there were certain topics that they are both passionate about that brought them into each others twittersphere (gun control) was a big one.

So as it goes they eventually DMd and that went well so they exchanged real life phone numbers. Skype followed after over a year. No they are NOT catfish they skype and send pics all the time.

These two live on opposite coasts. One, a real California guy through and through. The other a hard core east coast chick. Life has now created a circumstance where he is about to move to the east coast. In about 2-4months she and he will finally meet face to face.

They are such great friends and have been extremely patient in lieu of their previous circumstances. Now they are thrilled, nervous, excited, waiting for what lie ahead for them. There are no promises being made or expectations beyond meeting face to face. The friendship is strong enough to survive if the relationship does not end in the happily ever after. I wish these two all the luck in the world because they both deserve it. In terms of a relationship born on social media, these two did it really well and it’s truly authentic.

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My beach day: Spring Lake NJ


Yesterday I spent a gorgeous day at Spring Lake in New Jersey, otherwise known as the Joysey Shore.

Fun on the Jersey Shore

The weather was phenomenal and the the waves were big and amazing.  The water temp. was perfect sun was shining…a perfect day really.   I love going out and diving into waves.  There is a rhythm to it and it is a phenomenal workout.  Today I feel like I worked every muscle and I love that feeling of not really knowing or feeling you are working out because it is so exhilarating yet getting a kick ass workout.

The down side of a day in the rough sea is that I got water in my ear.  One of the waves I must admit pummeled my left side as I tried to outsmart it.

I have always been a strong swimmer but PARENTS teach your kids to swim, because the ocean is unpredictable and powerful.  I respect it and it got my ear pretty good yesterday. (That was my PSA for safe ocean fun)

After the beach we went to La Dolce Vita Restaurant in Belmar NJ  the town adjacent to Spring Lake.

Belmar NJ Fishing Pier

The food was phenomenal.  I ordered the Mussels in White Wine sauce which were absolutely delightful.  The sauce was amazing for dipping bread (I could have drank it it was so good).  My entree was the Pistachio Crusted Chilean Sea bass with Mushroom Risotto which is on the regular menu and notoriously good.  It was that and more, perfectly cooked, and simply divine.  Then the four of us split one piece of the special peaches and cream pie.  It was the perfect end to a memorable meal.

A glorious day I will remember for time to come.

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I am back, sort of.


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It has been a very, very long time since I posted on this blog.  I have so neglected it and with that have lost touch with so many of my friends and amazing readers.  I hope to remedy that ASAP.  Life happens right?  Hope I can reconnect.  Please leave a message/comment and I will respond.   veronicaromm

Giants and Jets win, Sunday complete.


So nice to see The New York Giants defeat the Dallas Cowboys 35-14 and the Jets winning against the Buffalo Bills.

NY Giants
NY Jets

I love this time of year, holidays approaching, snow any day now and the smell of fireplaces outside. Sundays in the Fall are somehow better, and the time zone switch really lifted my spirits today. Love is in the air.

Love for Elie Manning, The Giants, Thanksgiving Dinner, Entourage, bundling up, warm blankets and hot chocolate. I am clearly enjoying it. Hope you are too.

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