metro rider

Finchè la vita ti ricorderà che un tempo mi hai amata, finchè le strade di questa città ti costringeranno a passare sotto casa mia, finchè il cielo quando piove ti ricorderà il grigio dei miei occhi; finchè litigherai con tua madre perchè quella giusta ero io, ma secondo te no, o almeno non più; finchè vorrai fare la pace con lei perchè saprai che ha ragione, ma non vorrai mai ammetterlo; finchè mi sognerai almeno una volta alla settimana, e finchè ti darà immensamente fastidio; finchè ti sveglierai e vedrai che era tutto un sogno e che, dopotutto, non poteva che essere un sogno; finchè i tuoi amici ti chiederanno di me, come sto, cosa faccio, dove cammino, e finchè tu non saprai cosa rispondere; finchè spogliando lei così a suo agio ti verrà in mente il mio imbarazzo, quella mia paura di spogliarmi dei vestiti per mettere a nudo tutto il mio amore per te; finchè andarci a letto non ti basterà, e finchè avrai voglia di stare sdraiato a parlare di niente e a non desiderare altro che il suono della mia risata; finchè avrai voglia di tornare bambino e farti scivolare addosso ogni problema, finchè avrai voglia di raccontarmi che sei triste, che è uno di quei periodi che non vuoi sentire nessuno, che sei felice e che quella signora nella metro ti ha fatto ridere un sacco; finchè riserverai sempre un pensiero per me, una parola, una preghiera; finchè desidererai che io sia felice, e lo chiederai al cielo, e saprai che senza te non lo sarò mai, ma ci proverai lo stesso; finchè mi guarderai da lontano, senza mai fare un passo in più, ne uno in meno, finchè rimarrai lì a guardarmi di nascosto; finchè, anche quando non ci sarai, mi guarderai tornare a casa, aspettando che io entri sana e salva (perchè lo sento, anche se non ci sei) e mi urlerai che mi ami, anche senza parlare; finchè sarai con me senza esserci mai davvero, finchè sentirai che il mio amore ti raggiunge incontrandosi a metà strada con il tuo; finchè, finchè mi penserai.
Io sarò qui, sarò lì, sarò dove tu sei, sempre a un passo da te.


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Melania Trump’s New Portrait Actually Headshot for New Law and Order: SVU Role


The White House’s alleged “official portrait” of First Lady Melania Trump was discovered to hold much bigger news.

The portrait is actually her official headshot for a role in Law and Order: SVU, as suggested by her piercing gaze, dark blazer, a gigantic diamond ring that could probably kill someone if you pushed them aside in a metro-station (which let’s be honest, metro-riders will be safe from encountering Mrs. Trump’s killer ring in a peasant’s metro station), and her crossed “I have a poison-coated knife in a hidden pocket probably” arms.

“I am honored to play the role of Lieutenant Olivia Benson on SVU, and look forward to working on behalf of Dick Wolf over the coming years,” said Mrs. Trump enthusiastically.

Executive producers have tried telling Mrs. Trump that she will actually be playing a different and temporary role of a supermodel’s dead body for the autopsy scene. Mrs. Trump has declined requests to stop telling people she’s playing the role of Olivia Benson for unknown reasons, but I think we all would want to say we’re Olivia Benson enough times until it’s finally real.

Mariskia Hargitay currently plays Lieutenant Benson (the same character she has been playing since 1999, except for that weird period where Connie Nielson replaced her when she took maternity leave, but whatever) and does not seem to be leaving anytime soon. Regardless, she seems willing to let Mrs. Trump shoot a few fake scenes as her iconic character.

“By the time the real episode airs, she will forget about the whole thing to pursue her “anti-bullying” campaign or think the episode is another White House staff member’s investigation,” said Hargitay.

The show is on its 18th season and will probably outlive The Simpson’s and the millennial generation.

Gretchen once wanted to be a veterinarian, Shania Twain, and a writer all at once. She has since settled down with writing a variety of content, both nonfiction and fiction.  She is currently the managing editor of Quail Bell Magazine. Her written work has appeared in Wear Your Voice Mag, ROAR Feminist, The Establishment, Bustle, projects of SFG Media, and more. Gretchen has also been interviewed for Her Campus as part of their “How She Got There” series as well as a segment on For Creative Girls.


(via CicLAvia – Culver City Meets Venice | March 26, 2017. Funde… | Flickr)


Tuesday’s Toss

The Perfect Combination…A Qualified Medical Doctor And A World Class Rugby Player…Jamie Roberts Is Just Damn Fine. He Enjoys Living In Paris, Basking In The Anonymity Of The City! Give Me A Subway Token, Metro Card, BART EZ Rider, Tube Oyster Card, And The World’s My Oyster, Baby!

Doc Roberts Prepares For The New Season This Saturday With Racing Metro.

Bon Chance,  Bébé!

Following Report of Smoke, Washington Commuters Face Crowded Metro Trains

Washington Metro riders faced crowded trains and disruptions following a report of smoke between two downtown stations on Thursday, April 27.

No trains were running between Gallery Place and Dupont Circle on the Red Line while firefighters responded to the report. Service was restored for an hour before it was shutdown again to allow for track repairs. Metro officials encouraged people to take other lines and provided shuttle buses.

This video shows crowding at the Dupont Circle Metro Station. Credit: Twitter/lfleischer via Storyful