Diary of a Wimpy Kid - Day 18
that is way too big a commitment.keep it real..frigging awesome.how the
hell am i supposed to do that? a master key. blowfish puffs off. to mak
him intimidating. hush-hush job. he is slurring with his words.i am in
recovery. go to grab some dinner.playing it by ear. shrink.you and me
don't have much experiential overlap。sb get busted。 he's in
jail.clientele.have some extenuating circumstances.check your phone. you
get any bars?funyun is yummy。
par-tay。i am gotta stop this sappy stuff.煽情的话。top me off,mescal.酶斯卡尔酒,龙舌兰。there suppose to be a light at the end of the tunnel. we were over the moon.高兴坏了。being that rock takes everything you got.死撑着让你一无所有。
turf dispute。tough love。your guess is as good as mine.为什么总是互相责怪？act in a professional way,ok？！c-section. my last labor is pretty tough.
When the nerds in The Big Bang Theory made us admit that "smart is the new sexy", our newest heroine Nikita would say, tough is the new sexy.
Day 18, Page 196-205 结束部分文字：when Mr. Worth dropped his chalk in History class
She is really tough; strong muscle and strength that could easily smash the opponents and break their arms and legs. She is tough in attitude and her language as well. Not once had she ever shown any sign of surrender, not even when she was put to the severest torture or under the threat of death. There was only one person that could melt our heroine, her fiancé. The tragic death of who only served to turn Nikita into a much stronger soul. It is thus out of love, not hatred or sole revenge that she was driven to fight.
And just like that, our tough heroine is overwhelmingly sexy. Both her former comrade, now opponent and almost every man that she had dealings with just couldn't deny her attraction. They are supposed to hate, fight, or even kill her, however instead they would inevitably fall for her, literally and metaphorically. This is not the female version of James Bond and his never-ending romances, however; these men fell for Nikita because she is pretty for sure, but also because she is as tough as them, or even tougher.
1. be better off with / without
It is said that men are secure with women who are tender and need protection. Yet the other story is that men would also be attracted to women that are strong and tough. When Nikita fought all by herself and rejected any attempts of help, or when she kept telling her partner "my way, my rules" and wouldn't let it go until he repeated with sincere compliance. When Nikita could always come up with better strategy and act promptly and properly and achieve favorable result, we could almost be sure that tough is the right attitude and thus the new sexy.
(1) 原文：Well, me and Rowley have officially been ex-friends for about a month now, and to be honest with you, I'm better off without him.
And thanks to the popularity of the two TV serials, we now encourage the smart guy and tough woman, and in our eyes both of them are sexy.
(2) 字典解释：happier, improved, more successful etc.
(3) 造句：I think I'm better off without him, because I'm more self-supporting.
2. dead weight
(1) 原文：I'm glad I can just do whatever I want without having to worry about carrying all that dead weight around.
(2) 字典解释：an oppressive encumbrance
(3) 造句：Before I do it, I think I carry all that dead weight around.
3. get someone's gears turning
(1) 原文：You know, this Class Favorites thing has really get my gears turning.
(3) 造句：This amusing costume has really got my gears turning.
4. it hit me
(1) 原文：Last night I was lying in bed, and it hit me: I should go for Class Clown.
(3) 造句：It hit me that I have a exam next week. / It hit me that I have a better choice.
**5. pull off**
(1) 原文：It's not like I'm known for being real funny at school or anything, but if I can pull off one big prank right before voting, that could do it.
(2) 字典解释： to succeed in doing something that it difficult
(3) 造句：Although this is a tough task for me, I can pull it off.
- Even if you don't live up to what you got picked for, it doesn't really matter, because it's on permanent record.
(1) 结构：Even if..., it doesn't really matter, because...
(2) 仿写：Even if you will
forgot forget the words soon,
it doesn't really matter, because we'll go over it again and again.
- So now Rowley's getting all the fame that was supposed to be mine.
(1) 结构：get all the fame that was supposed to be
(2) 仿写：George stole my research results, so that he**'s getting all the fame that was supposed to be** mine.
Today is Saturday, I'm glad I can just do whatever I want without having to worry about my work. I can go to sleep early and wake up naturally this weekend. Of course, I'll have a good time with my family together. By the way, I plan to finish reading the book "Diary of a Wimpy Kid" this weekend.