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bathroom. Shona : " Jeannie, may I use your bathroom ? " Jeannie : Go ahead, but make it snappy, okay ? ( to tell someone that you want them to do something immediately and to do it quickly ) You should have heard the fuss my mom kicked up ! And could I have a long-sleeved jacket this time ? The short-sleeved ones are so babyish. Sorry, I am terrible with names ! If it's any consolation, Mom yells the most at the students she thinks are the best. I guess I'm grinning because Jeannie didn't holler very much for a change. Hugh MacKendrick is a real slave driver. He's so cute that it's a shame he's not nicer. ... even though Hugh is obviously out of my league.( to be too good or too expensive for you ) The championship doesn't have to be .... Oh, Shona. You are such a party pooper. ( someone who spoils other people's enjoyment by disapproving of or not taking part in a particular activity ) You could if you put your mind to it. I saw them going into that pizza parlor on Austin Street. Are they dating ? ..... hoping she didn't sound too breathless. I thought it might brighten up my practices. Well, we're just starting out, so we foul up sometimes. Don't you need a jacket or anything ? It's freezing out. Hugh : And here you are spending your coffee break with another Highland dancer. Shona : But that's by choice. If you keep working on it hard, I think you have a real shot at it this year, ... But I haven't been very up front about - somebody else. .... maybe he just wants more people to fill out the audience, but I am dying to go. I'll call you later about Friday night, OK ? You'd think I was planning to pull an all-nighter or something. ..... she was speechless with delight. I don't want to gush or anything, -- but well, you are great. You should come jam with us sometime. Bye, Mom don't wait up. This girl definitely has taste. It's not fair, MacKendrick. You always hog all quality women. This round's on me. You can get the next one if you want. Myles seemed to be a big hit with all the girls. Last Sunday I wanted to kiss you too, but I was afraid that if I did, you'd think I was being fresh. ( being too confident and showing a lack of respect, or showing by your actions or words that you want to have sex with someone ) .... savoring ( to enjoy food or an experience slowly, in order to appreciate it as much as possible ) the memory of Hugh's kisses ...... I was a total wreck ( A person who is physically or mentally broken down or worn out ) that day. I thought maybe you had an ulterior motive. So you saw through my diabolical plot, uh ? I understand you have a pretty good shot at that second runner-up again. Shona has an even better shot at winning first place, Aynsley, so you'd better be on your toes. Hugh let out a whoop of laughter.
It's a lot of hard work and everything, but I really love it. You can't risk it, not with the championships so close. Finally they nodded their heads in unison. I wish you two wouldn't holler at me like that. It's awfully embarassing when I'm with a guy. You better win that championship just to make up for all this neglect. Have you got your hooks into John Powell yet ? Mom, you weren't supposed to let on, I wanted to surprise her. You're really starting to show a lot of poise, ....... Pair that with poise, and in my opinion you've got Aynsley beat. She's still on my case for coming home late the last couple of times we went out. You'll have a whole week to rest up for it. I fell on the way home, I didn't damage anything vital, but I feel kind of achy. Will you please stop channel-hopping ....... In answer to her parents' worried questions, she confessed that she and Hugh had broken up. I'm just picking up a pair of panty hose. would you believe every pair I own has a run. ( a long vertical hole in tights and stockings ) I bet she's planning on making a big play for him tonight at Cathy Davidson's very exclusively party. Now that Hugh's available, she'll probably be all over him, trying to catch him on the rebound. I don't like any of these dresses, they're really tacky. ( of cheap quality or in bad style ) .... you should have seen him tripping all over his feet. He simply couldn't keep time with the music. Afterward she ran some errands for her mother, then spent the rest of the day working on an English paper, doing household chores, and listening for the phone. Vandals is a new teen club that just opened up. You're not much of a talker, are you ? Kim : I thought he'd be a refreshing change from you-know-who. Shona : ' Refreshing ' is hardly the word for it. Can't you put a smile on your face and make the best of it for tonight ? I was feeling kind of lonely and mixed up. Her legs felt rubbery ( weak ) as she climbed the stairs, as if ..... You're not still moping about Hugh, are you ? He's bound to be there, whether he wants to come or not. Jeannie and Christina wouldn't let him wimp out. ( to decide not to do something because you are too frightened ) Ok that's enough play-by-play ( A detailed commentary of an event as it unfolds ), I don't want to know what happens next ! Are you two up to joining me ? Aynsley was talking a blue streak ( to talk quickly and without stopping ) , but Hugh didn't seem to be paying much attention. I can't believe she actually got him up on his feet. I think I just saw him heading for the refreshment stand. Your father just threw his back out ( to injure one's back in some way ) on the dancer floor. I told you I was a rotten dancer. Shona raced to the kitchen on tiptoe ....... I know I should have called you, but I guess my pride got in the way. I was so wrapped up in how important the championship is to me that I didn't spare a thought for how important your gig was to you. You'll need to be well rested for the competition tomorrow. I'm just beginning to recuperate from an overdose of it. You absolutely sparkled up there onstage.
Oh please, you're going to give me a swelled head. She knew she stood a better chance of winning the championship since her chief competitor wasn't in top form. Today's competition would determine whether she was a champion Highland dncer or just an also-ran. ( someone in a competition who is unlikely to do well or who has failed ) If you don't want me to coach you for the nationals, I won't. The sentences below are commonly used by native speakers, so non-native speakers of English can make full use of their speeches in their daily English conversation. Mark was definitely up to no good. Spare me the details, please. He may be poetry in motion on the basketball court, ........ You actually laid bets on whether or not Collete would go out with Gary ? No, I refuse to have anything to do with this tacky scheme of yours. Beth : If he asked one of you to the prom, would you go ? Audrey : Hmmmm. That's a tough call. ( a difficult decision to make ) He had a short attention span, and it didn't take much to distract him. Mark said you could get me in shape for the prom. Gary just needs some pointers on how to get his girl. Unfortunately, my brother was wise to my tactics. I am going to drag you into my family squabbles. I don't know exactly what weakened my resolve. In a world full of guys all trying to act super cool, Gary's total lack of pretension was a refreshing change. Gary had never struck me as any kind of a genius, but since I was barely squeaking by with C's, I couldn't afford to be choosy. ...... I put the car in reverse instead of forward ...... The only trouble is, she's so beautiful that I get all choked up and can't think of anything to say. ...... those guys usually had other attributes that made up for their shortcomings, like style or charisma. ..... when she drew up even with me, I nodded for Gary to make his move. Yes, lately it seems as if we've been having weather every day. Mark's bed was unmade, ............. I think I am beginning to catch on. .... your room is a health hazard ......... ..... they were made for durability, not style. You're in for the surprise of your life. I am terrible at algebra. I'll keep him in mind, if I ever get desperate. It might be best to level with him right away. How do you know you're not setting him up for a bigger disappointment later on. Guys just aren't sensitive about that sort of thing. Until I paid him off, I'd have to continue with Gary's tutoring. I look quickly away, confused by my reaction to his nearness. My nervousness grew with every passing minute. Whenever there is work to be done, my brother has a habit of disappearing. Colette's already gotten her hooks into him. If Gary was willing to shell out that kind of money for a trial run, he must have high hopes for prom night. I can tell you've a lot of experience bossing guys around. The rest of the evening seemed sort of anti-climatic after all we'd been through.
I was just about to give up in despair. I pasted on a smile and tried to exude a confidence I didn't really feel.. He's probably just bashful.. . I hate disappoint you. I blew a loud blast on my whistle .. Admit it ! Besides... She's away for the weekend.. I'll call B J and he'll be here in a flash.. Colette is his for the asking. I'd steer clear of ( to try to avoid someone or something unpleasant or difficult ) Scott Tyson. Mind if I volunteer ? I didn't mean to upstage ( to do something that takes people's attention away from someone else who is more important ) you... Scott.. . and you can make the rest of the payments to me. . . I felt myself blushing. Eddie's thinking of asking your friend Jan to the prom.. Gary is prime-time in love with her. In that case. Since I had everything worked out in my mind. Now a new fear gripped me. Beth.. Dad ran me ragged ( make them do a lot of work ) today. I couldn't really bring myself to believe it.. I bet you wear contacts.. and he wants to know if you'd put in a good word for him.... ... B J was the jealous type..I was quiet during the drive home... I just had a sudden urge to buy a party dress. I was scared half to death. so I left a message with his mother... All my fighting spirit faded away at the sight of her. I will be along in a minute. if I don't come to his party.. do you mind if we have another look at that sale rack.. I didn't feel nearly as hassled.. I beat you fair and square. I never laid eyes on Scott until today. I couldn't hold it in any longer. my first suggestion still stands. I've got to go. Tralain : Same here.. Tyson... the former owners were tennis freaks who played day and night. During the rest of that week at Camp Merrywood.. You'd better hustle downstairs. Gary's still not used to being the center of attention... Guess I will be seeing you around.... I'll pay off your debt to Mark. ... We never went anywhere fancy. Gary looked just as good up close as he had from a distance. . Scott : There's my ride. I am afraid he'll be really crushed. this wasn't my first brush with the law.. I'm just tired.... .. to tell you the truth.. B J's jealousy was also pretty hard to take.. what do you say ? I don't know how much competition I'll be able to give you... Nice meeting you... I just thought you could use a little help.. it didn't take long to make my list. As she hurried off to do so.... but I am claiming all of Gary's slow dances. you both handled the situation with a lot of maturity.. If I were you... . Tralain.. That's an ugly rumor.
. Can I see you again ? I have some time off on Saturday... not seven. but I never said I run marathons ! Tralain : I am kind of winded too. All things considered. I could only force down a few mouthfuls. if everyone whispers behind Scott's back. Let's wait until some of the others clear out. or treats him like an outcast or something . so I figured either you'd turn me down or he'd beat me up. will you.... Dad... a wonderful.. Scott had certainly overreacted to his father's obvious concern.... she should be in on it too. . warm smile that made me go weak in the knees.. . You have to be more subtle than that and you have to lead up to it gradually in casual conversation. I thought you were in great shape. I made a huge effort not to burst into sobs.. I threw on a robe over my shortie pyjamas ... Where do you get off. Tralain : After the way you beat me at tennis Monday night.. but hadn't had the courage to break up with him until he forced the issue..... It's like he's on speed ( on drugs ) or something. maybe he has to stop to gas up his car.. I went limp with relief.. although he didn't seem to be breathing hard. If looks could kill. Scott stopped the van at the day-use area of the sprawling state park... ? I am seventeen years old.. and then we're off. a simply phone call might clear up the whole mess .. I think he's keeping a pretty low profile........ Lunch was a long time ago and those snacks we ate at the beach don't stick with you Tralain. After Scott had drunk his fill... I think it's pretty low-down of you ( dishonest..... I was so emotionally drained that I could hardly summon up the energy to creep out of the car.. . Scott : I am. he reached for my hand. I must have stared at the phone for ten minutes. you could go out with Scott behind my back. . My legs are kind of cramped from sitting in the van for so long. the thought of spending an entire day with him gave me a lift all through the rest of the week. unkind ) to make up that story .. We were all wrecked when he moved away. you already have a boyfriend.. a lot of the kids in our crowd just coun't keep up with him. Scott and his friends caught up on old times....... The place smelled strongly of fish . you look like you could use some cheering up.. . My mind was reeling as I straightened up..... before I got up the nerve to dial.... since Bren is my best friend... Tralain ? Those sandwiches are pretty skimpy.. Are you still hungry.. I am just going to show Tralain around.. I took out my camera and focused it for a close-up shot... we both sang along with the music for a while.......( to tell someone that they are asking you for too much or are behaving in a way you will not accept ) bad mouthing Scott when all you have to go on is gossip ? Can't you see how cruel that is ? I'd been bored with B J for a long time... he replied all in one breath. Get off my case.. You're as hooked on Tyson as he is on drugs. You're still dripping wet... .. .. .. the one I gave Trish would have finished her off on the spot.... . .
... and my hands felt suddenly clammy..... his radiant smile would immediately turn any girl's brain to jelly. The more she saw of Brian. she was brimming with idea for her column. Don't get so defensive.. She hurried out the door. this column is too strongly worded.. Her column would never see the light of day . He didn't ask you out to a movie or anything ? His face lit up in a smile. . she wasn't too thrilled about signing up for any of the competitive after-school activities.. You'll have to revise it. the more she liked him.. She quickly walked out of the library feeling excited that she'd hit upon something. ( to make someone wait or stop something from happening until you are ready ) . There was nothing pressing she had to do at home... Trisha wasn't the vain snob ( someone who is vain is very proud of their good looks. True or not.. opening her notebook and uncapping her pen. and sticky in a way that is unpleasant ) We can check on the way to geometry and see if we made it. Every muscle in my body aches.... .. she'd signed up for it. . Harvey can't resist sweets.. .... so you can make the deadline. I am sorry I blew up at you the other day.. Brian Fredrickson wasn't worth crying over.. Julie was beginning to see the endless possibilities. You'd better keep the dessert in the front seat... You have to have some kind of focus...... kind of like investigative reporting ? Suddenly......... Please plan to meet with one of us as soon as possible. . As soon as she got outside she dismissed her mother's concern. ... Julie.. she certainly was no quitter. in her haste she had forgotten to run the spell check..... deep and resonant.. I didn't know you two were seeing each other... I was interested in him for a while.. abilities. I could see her pacing back and forth. . They're a lot of fun . I felt a surge of apprehension as I followed him outside. . the thought of trigonometry makes my head ache. I just don't have the hang of these new routines yet. Still. she couldn't resist studying him out of the corner of her eye. or position ) she'd expected.... it seemed that she and Trisha were beginning to form a special bond. What kind of piece were you thinking of doing on the school library. Brian's unexpected friendliness had really thrown her.. Surely the students have some input into the selection process.. .he never lets anything get him down..... if you'll stop stalling. . One thing was sure... her face white and strained... keeping busy helped to keep me from sinking into total despair.... ... Trisha's reasoning was beginning to sound interesting . but that's all in the past. He is just plain mean ! She struggled to hold back the tears welling up in her eyes. ( feeling wet. cold. I remember writing a scathing editorial about cheating on exams that shook up the whole school. Brian has a nice voice. neither .. It was hard to imagine her quiet friend getting up on a stage... You really are just like your father --.
Julie : Are you still mad at him about what he did to your column. I edited some piece that were really in bad shape. I am over that. What I really want is a breakdown ( [countable] a written statement explaining the details of something such as a bill or the cost of a plan ) by sport. .. I got my information from an ' informed source '. You always tell me to stand up for myself. even if I have a miserable time. Julie : You haven't eaten much of your dinner. Kevin's at swim practice.. Brian drove to the twenty-four-hour diner on the edge of town.. Every other time they bused us back the same night. so there's really no need to use names. I was hoping you could fill in a few blanks for me. and now you want me to let some stupid boy walk all over me ? Well. I know you will give it some thought before you do. stalling for time. Spending time with you isn't exactly a chore. She picked up a handful of chips and munched on them. Librarian : Are you going to quote me ? Trisha : I write an opinion column. you can't make it any worse. Just what are you getting at ? Instead of toning down the strong language. now.. Trust me. By the time Julie got home. but she let it pass. . I don't think anyone has ever done a piece on that subject . Maybe you could reword it a little. then take another angle.... Trisha : I had a big lunch today... Julie didn't buy that. Trisha : Oh. How could she have been so thoughtless. Do you think the girls' athletic programs get a fair shake ( fair treatment )? . I'm better off going. Julie set her glass down very carefully and helped herself to some chips. But reporters are supposed to be concise.... Once they come home.. Brian : I could read it now.. There's no color to it.. It might take your mind off the troubles. I get enough flak ( strong criticism ) as it is. he doesn't want it to look like he's playing favorites. . and Tom has a piano lesson. You look like you could use some cheering up. I just know Brian will tear it apart. This should hold us over for a while.. but it looks so sophisticated. I have been pretty busy. it'll be a mad house. it's kind of flat. I won't stand for it. Brian : I don't remember it. she was soaked to the skin. It's beautiful Trisha.. Trisha : That's because you didn't read the opinion column.. The boys are a lot rougher on their stuff than we are. I have any English paper due next week. What about that game of checkers.It's just that you seem more thoughtful than the rest of them. Well. If I turn it in like this. a good reporter should put her subject at ease. he'd simply chopped it out. All I know about cars is where to put the gas.
. . the game might be rained out ( be rained off British English be rained out American English if an event or activity is rained off or rained out. this game's a really big deal to me.. ( to hurt your toe by hitting it against something ) You'll never make any money that way. let me give you a hand with these... you do it although you did not expect or intend to do it ). So you are nuts about Brad Lewis.. . huh ? I heard his question but it didn't really register.. ... and I walked right out of it. Was Brad Lewis really asking me for a date ? I gave him a dirty look. .. but Brad put them in the shade.. When I got home. he always said hi and gave me a special smile that turned my knees to jelly... ... but you didn't take my calls. . I stewed over the problem all afternoon.. ...I'm going to take your advice and see if I can liven it up a little.. so I can't reveal the caller's identity... to steer the conversation away from myself. so I'd have to ask Mom to come by for me. and my mother stuck her head in.. I thought you disapproved of beauty contest on general principle. I'll split the money with you fifty-fifty. I had blown whatever chance I might have had to make the final cut.... It's a definite possibility. I realized that I had a lot of time on my hands and nothing interesting to do with it. . We're giving this place a touch of class. Mom and Dad won't let me be out late on a school night. Kyle was dying of curiosity... Will you two please pipe down ? I put in a couple of applications just in case I get turned down... it has to stop because there is too much rain......... The tight knot in Julie's stomach began to unwind.. will you promise to keep it a secret ? Have I ever broken a promise to you ? I could tell that in spite of himself ( if you do something in spite of yourself. . All this indecision was making her heart pound.. ) anyway . I'll call you over the weekend. Bubblebrains don't turn me on. I'm sworn to secrecy.. Kyle slowed the car to a crawl. He was dripping wet and looked so pathetic . ... one of Lauren's shoes slipped off my foot.. . you can blame it on me. I knew a lot of boys who were good-looking .. I wasn't more tactful about it.. . it was wrong of Mom and Dad to be so unreasonable. Caitlin : Want me to fix you up ? Kyle : No way. . they might have worked out some kind of compromise.. a girl could be friends with a guy without any romantic stuff messing things up... I stubbed my toe.. The door opened a crack... .... . Sorry... I tried to talk to you.. If Brian doesn't like the changes you make in your article..... if I tell you something really important.. But I didn't want him to know I'd been angling for a ride.. Do you think you will be seeing more of him.. I gave the whole thing a lot of thought today.
. I had never seen Kyle in formal attire. ( used to say that it takes a long time to change to a new way of doing something ) The warm sunshine felt wonderful to me after three days of being housebound. in all the years we'd known each other. just let me know. . Kyle : We won't. Any hopes I had that the game would be called off were dashed .... Sorry about that. Caitlin : . y'know. Don't let Lewis hear you say that. against the Standard High Bears. desperate situations call for desperate measures. How do you think you'd feel if he did start dating someone... . The big ape treats you like dirt .. Brad let loose a stream of abuse at Kyle and me ... Deciding that turnabout was fair play when Brad asked what I'd like to do Friday evening. I guess old habits die hard.... .. It'll be an away game (an away game or match is played at your opponent's field or sports hall ) . It's probably just heartburn.. Kyle didn't seem in any hurry to depart.. It wasn't enough for you to come budging in on my date with Brad and refuse to leave.. if that's what you're leading up to. let's not lose each other. From now on I'd try to steer clear of him. I bought a new outfit to wear to school on Monday. it gave out on me.. ...... Hey. you were a good sport to stick it out.. I never guess that they were an item ( if two people are an item. did you ? As luck would have it.. they have a sexual relationship ). the next dance was a slow one... The Grandville Giants had made the play-offs for the first time in history . I walked slowly back to my room with a feeling of resignation.. and neither would give an inch. Want to hitch a ride with me ? Don't you ever get tired of all the giving while does all the taking.. . he was in the sunniest of moods.... no matter what happens...... I am about ready to leave. . or he'll blow a fuse. Why are you offering this anyway. I cried myself to sleep that night... . . When I stood up. But keeping the peace was a real strain. but after two weeks of baseball morning......he's in no condition to drive. not if I can help it Does that give you some claim on her ? Kyle felt sorry for me because I was so bummed about not being able to go to the game with you. Kyle and Brad were both too winded to speak.. I thought you had more self-respect than that. but considering how he'd probably react.Then I composed myself and walked slowly to the door. We haven't been on the best of terms ( be on good/bad terms to have a friendly relationship or bad relationship with someone ). there were dark circles under my eyes. Caitlin... I took the coward's way out..... I'm not going to tell you her name.. noon and night. . Furious at being tricked...... If you need any help unscrambling ( to change a television signal or a message that has been sent in code (=a deliberately confusing way) so that it can be seen or read ) those notes. It's just going to take a little time to work out the kinks in our relationship.. Kyle and Brad were each trying to force the other to leave first.... he was wearing cutoffs.. .. I am afraid he's been drinking --....
... Occasionally.. Mr. I'll call just as soon as we get settled in our new house. hoping she appeared cool and calm in spite of the fact that she was seething inside.. .. twinning my arms around his neck. Willie and I can clear the table tonight. wait til the kids at school take a load of that. That Friday evening... I was going with a French boy in Paris for a while. so she made some changes.. Katie did a brief spot covering the latest fads and fashions . maybe we could set her up with your friend Rick .Maybe some exercise will clear the cobwebs out of my head........ cool den. You know that we leave at the crack of dawn tomorrow.. Melissa. I'll be home around twelve or so.. who couldn't stand the sight of her... This ugly duckling became a swan because ... Somehow I can't picture you as a lawyer... This is just like old times. Oh. a very terrific friend... Won't that get you home rather late. Think you could update me on the garbage I missed while I was away. I've heard a lot about you.. Katie and Scott double-dated with Melissa and Rick.. he'd be very happy if I took over his practice some day You looked so pretty in that white western outfit. ( blow/brush/clear the cobwebs away to do something...but I was pretty awful there for a while. we don't stand a chance of beating those JC girls. . I had never seen Kyle so flustered. in order to help yourself to think more clearly and have more energy ) Can't we forget about it and pick up where we left off ? Kyle : You're telling me we are through ? Caitlin : That's about the size of it... Hadley was a real dreamboat... she had asked her mother why she was so strict with her. My car is parked in the driveway. If you're drifting around somewhere on Cloud Nine. Willie idolized his father and brother. will you let me get a word in edgewise ( get a word in edgeways also edgewise to get a chance to speak ). Katie shook her head in mock despair.... A friend of mine.. . especially go outside... Throwing caution to the winds ( throw/fling/cast caution to the winds to start to take more risks in what you do or say ) . I ran down the porch steps and raced across the street. Kyle.. he was a far cry from a hero of last night's adventure. Why don't you go get ready for your date. Please don't move away and forget me . and in his eyes they could do no wrong. Katie stalked away. ..... and I'm beat.... but nothing I've heard does you justice. .. We stopped at Joe's for a hamburger after the party and it was mobbed.. so he could become tough in mind and body. remember Katie ? Wow.. Katie Jean O'Connor dashed up the front steps of her house with her arms full of books and her head full of dreams .... but I ditched him when I found out he was seeing somebody else on the side. her parents went through a kind of messy divorce.. . ( despair that you pretend to feel ) I've spent most of the day slaving at my computer in the nice. . is moving here in a few days. .. Remember how we used to pig out in Berlin before we went out searching for .. .
. .... let me in on it. you should give me some pointers about what to say so he doesn't take it the wrong way. Katie's heart went out to him.. Oh.. but she couldn't bring herself to mention it. . in fact I am flattered ' You just took me by surprise. every time I come I feel kind of a glow..... . but if we run into traffic.. ' Are you telling me I am getting fat ? ' Katie : He seems very cute. But not in the ribs.. she felt guilty about keeping the news from him.... You never can tell where something like this can lead. . I am doing pretty well.. when you do know. ' oh. but I decided against it... . This is the exact same thing.. Melissa : No romantic sparks ? With or without false eyelashes on your nose... .. congratulated her on landing the leading role in the musical. I was right about him all along... Obviously. they saw Scott and Melissa making out in Scott's car. You and Scott are all wrong for each other .. There is a lot of stomach flu going around.. Katie : That's about the size of it ( that's about the size of it spoken used to agree that what someone has said about a situation is a good or correct way of describing it ) Ben : I'll be sure to poke you a couple of times to get you going.. that's all. I am real ticklish.... I bet Ben Anderson will flip out ( to feel very excited and like something very much ) when he sees you. You and Johnnie were always pretty tight .. . Scott I hope you are not coming down with something.. They treated her with tender concern .... I never trusted that boy... all the problems that had plagued them the night befor emagically disappeared. Are you free the weekend of November 4 ? I am sort of shy... Katie's feeling of unease grew....... Katie did a lot of heavy thinking on the plane ride back home that Sunday afternoon. Katie decided to find out why Melissa had dropped Rick like a hot potato.. .... it could take longer .... Katie saw very little of Melissa . . Do you want to freshen up or anything before we leave... there must be girls hanging all over him afterward... Katie : Okay. What are you doing home tonight ? Monday's " Teen Scene " taping went off without a hitch.. I like your looks. but if you poke me I'll probably rustle up a sentence or two Ben : I guess maybe you're as nervous about talking to me as I am about talking to you.. Melissa likes to play the field. ... . all things considered. I am not angry... For a while. but that doesn't make her a bad person.It doesn't mean a thing. I wouldn't make any demands on you or anything . I even thought about becoming a cadet. I guess creative talent must run in O'Connor family... and I'm not much of a talker. I wonder what poor sap she'll hit on next ? .. Don't be paranoid. she said it was exactly the other way around.... Over the next two weeks. his family belongs to a really posh country club....... Katie gave him a mock scowl.. . between sobs Katie poured out the whole ugly story...
so I said.. Daughter : I am big girl. I bet there's a story behind it. I just know that everything you've thought of will be super. I'm getting hives ( a skin disease in which a person's skin becomes red and painful ) just thinking about it. I am the organized type. I get even. remember. A meeting ? I searched my memory but drew a blank... . but it felt good..... Mine's a pretty sturdy one that can take a lot of abuse. I'm a stutterer ( an inability to speak normally because you stutter )... a flashlight beam hit me full in the face. but now my sense of guilt returned in force. we were frantic. She loved to tell people. let me fix you something hot to eat.. She just packed up one day and took off. Mother : . nothing seemed impossible no matter how farfetched it was I guess it sounds pretty shallow to you... In the total darkness. wait up.. .. . I didn't mean to dump on ( to tell someone all your problems ) you.. ... but somehow our feet got all tangled up. It's a favourite hangout for high school kinds in the area .. when I am nervous or uptight about something. knocking us both off balance. she thought she was an authority on everything.... I guess it was juvenile to poke fun at Regina. I can't talk right. You have some explaining to do. . I want to talk to you.. Lissa. I hated it when she put me on the spot like that. especially when you have been trying to find information or the answer to a problem ) That girl gives me a sharp pain. you'll flunk the course.. When Regina and Vicki went to their tent and discovered you were missing. We were as different as night and day . A vision of Jake immediately popped into my mind. I don't get mad. ( to be unsuccessful. they thrive on the darkness and dampness... and I was more than ready for the cave camp-out. Sometimes being short comes in handy. To my dismay.... .... But if you don't give a report. You're always so color-co-ordinated. things had been pretty grim at our house.. No.... I don't know why you always act so tough.. the sunlight on all that snow is almost blinding Speaking in public was difficult enough without heckling ( to interrupt a speaker at a public meeting ) from the audience. .. Why was I so in awe of her ? Jake.. Sorry -. In fact.It's been snowing like crazy up here. I couldn't betray his confidence. You dont' have to baby me anymore.. Jake said in his tough-guy manner. You have a strange gleam in your eye. I've come up with some wonderful ideas for our camp-out. I couldn't make waves and risk Regina's wrath.. I believe in equality of the sexes. For many years after Dad died.I didn't mean to get your hopes up. I don't think it is even sprained but I'd better take my weigh off it for a while.
. Aren't you going to get over this funk ( in a (blue) funk very unhappy.. getting more and more impatient. I doubted there was any moving and shaking going on in Blossom Creek.. I hope they feel guilty as anything ! She was in quite a state herself. I had a sinking feeling. typing away on her computer at frenzied pace. . but Glenda sidetracked me . he was a good sport ( a helpful cheerful person who lets you enjoy yourself and never complains when there is trouble ) about it. ..I was so keyed up ( worried or excited ) that I thought maybe taking a little walk would relax me. My whole life is just wrecked. I am not much of a dancer... I thought maybe you could use a lift to school. .... I didn't mean to bug you. You are just going to school. Lissa. you wimped out. You can tell her for me that her timing's rotten. I am afraid you'd be steamed about yesterday. Although Pershing was disappointed. ....... Aren't you being a bit melodramatic ( behaving or talking in an excited way with strong emotion ). Though on the surface Jake and I seemed to be total opposites... it was a total disaster. Dad wants me to get fitted for a tux -. Regina : But. she was flabbergasted. you'd better hustle. worried.he and Carol have moved up their wedding date. a world of movers and shakers.. I could hardly keep from laughing.. I told you it was a lame idea. Guys sure are hard to figure out sometimes. She wasn't just surprised... not to a formal ball. It always helps to get everything out in the open ... It was only after I hung up that I began to worry in earnest..... Jake probably thought I was a spineless wimp. Regina : If worse comes to worst. but . it did have a few signs of civilisation ... he had gained so much confidence and social poise lately . or afraid about something ) you're in ? I managed a feeble smile. Tess ? This great deal just fell in our laps. dear. I can always dance with Pershing.. trying . I didn't mean to bite your head off. I'm sorry if I'm trespassing. he was never far from my thoughts.. I hope you're not going to run after that loser. You came to that meeting for my sake. I was walking on air as we entered the building. I wandered around the house. Jake : I wanted to. [ (out) in the sticks very far from a town or city ] I loved being so close to Chicago.... I was going to make pancakes for breakfast. I liked looking at pretty scenery on vacation. Jake : I hope you don't mind if I step on your toes sometimes tonight.. deep down we had so much in common. slowing my pace so that we lagged behind the others. finishing her current novel. Mom was holed up in her upstairs study. .. But all that evening.. Is there a second to this perfectly idiotic motion. . but I had no desire to live out in the sticks.
. He was giving me such an unmistakably flirtatious look that I felt myself blushing. there is nothing wrong with Luke. and now with Luke's father gone it's even worse. she motioned for me to join them.actually my foot... There's no problem with this stuff --. Don't get all riled up. . ... Well then. I think she looks a little green. That was really juvenile. I'm going to take an X-ray in case she or I missed something. she ought to be over it by now. I yanked again. I am sorry I tripped you this morning. he was wearing sweats and running shoes . Just to be on the safe side. you've never ridden my wheels before. I'm sorry I was so rude and all. C'mon.. you give me quite a start being up in Billy's old tree house.... I sang .... he's always been serious.it's just the usual red tape. ... he means she's boring..... " Oh. Well. As for Carly. Luke has a grudge against the world.. As I pulled up to the station ..... It caused quite an uproar. The Stoddards have always been hard up. You know.. You don't have to fly into a passion about it But if you do get into a passion. that first day I met you. Carter had made a major effort to get on my good side again .. don't you ? Who was that grim-looking character ( a person of a particular kind ). Oh. it's sickening. That was more than twenty five years ago. He's so stuck on himself. These locks are pretty old. I can tell you are not from around here. though.From the way you talk.. I'd just love it if Carter showed some interest in me.. I started yelling .. what did happen ? An old football injury act up ? Folks around here know.. She took his death pretty hard. not at me ? Usually when a guy says a girl is nice.. Luke just made this crack and it broke me up... so I kept out of her way as much as possible. it would've been a nice gesture.. . lay off.. It's a bad sprain. You can't eat it raw because it's sour as anything. or a goody-goody. . like he's got all the worries of the world on his shoulders. Don't mind him. and he works real hard. but nothing appears to be broken. she continued to give me dirty looks in chorus. Cassin accompanied me on the piano. He's got an awful lot on his mind.. Carter ! I said in disgust. as Mr. but it still wouldn't budge. she has more than a few screws loose.. When I turned back to the table. Tess. He'd probably appreciate having someone to help him catch up on things. and sometimes they get fouled up. Tess ? . I saw Dawn regarding me with a wistful expression... He helped me to my feet --... On the off chance that somebody might hear. Looks like it's stuck..... Carter. It tickles Sammy ! Cut it out... I began to read and soon got caught up in the story.. I would have to stay off that foot for a few days. when she caught my eye.. why don't you get into one with me. " . He was tall and very well built.
. ... awkward silence as we rode along. Luke : I wasn't too pleased with this setup.... either. .. This is my party and I don't want you fouling it up. Tess and I will take the backseat.. I'd meet her at the pool over an hour ago! I'd better make tracks.. Luke : She is right ! The kid is a chip off the old block. . I guess we'd better start back. She doesn't look one bit jittery.. her friends would think it was unsophisticated and definitely uncool. we became instant best friends.. There was a tense. What a rotten end to what had been such a promising afternoon.. My wet hair was hanging in my eyes . the rest of the year we kept in touch with long letters and even longer phone calls.. I figured they would wise up sooner or later. I looped Millicent's reins around one of the rails and scrambled over the fence. He was well-mannered. The minute we began to sing.. I have been talking your ear off. Tess : The Stoddard boy's quite the musician. Carter... ( to be very similar to your mother or father in appearance or character ) I regarded him in frustration... Luke's lips were just a breath away from mine..... and our friendship never wavered... Luke and I waited while one act after another took the stage... put the truck in reverse and backed out of the parking space .. Sorry I forgot to give Luke your message. ( a series of questions that someone asks you in a threatening or unpleasant way ) After a while they let up on me. too. ( the area or road between your house and the street ) My throat's starting to get a little scratchy. Maybe what he said just came out that way. I'd hang on to him if I was you. I completely lost track of time. not to mention talent. buddy --.. Then he kissed very sweetly on the lips.. No sense getting him all upset .. and real polite.. I pitied whoever would have to clean up after the party. I lost my stage fright. . It is about time you let it all out. Luke Stoddard certainly was full of surprises. It is real nice of you to go to this trouble and all.That would be real neighborly of you. Maybe he didn't mean to be rude.you get to drive. I've just got a bad case of the jitters.. Carter : Sorry Tess. telling me. Carter : Here. My little sister got sick and Mom couldn't take off work. I don't want to pressure you or anything. was obviously trying to heat things up. on the other hand. Now we were sixteen. I sure didn't see that side of him. I am just irked at my brother for not . I was having a rotten time. .. Mom and Dad were instantly on the alert and began the usual parental inquisition. What if our voices didn't blend well ? Luke's old pickup truck pulled up into the drive.. Tess : I don't mind.
Why didn't you say something. Don't worry about a thing. You've never taken the time to find out.. Samantha : What about ? What mischief are you up to today ? Can you blame him after you've been so nasty ? Deep down inside... okay. I can't disappoint him by backing out... when there is no good reason for doing this ) Like I said before. this isn't really my scene.. I feel it's my duty to enlighten you. tucked it into my shirt pocket . I strained my eyes and ears.. all the comforts of home. Lexie. I simply can't understand how my two best friends could have gotten off on the wrong foot like this.. Are you holding up the wall. It's clouding over.. Well. trying to catch a glimpse of the creek or hear the sound of running water Even though it was still very early. I'll do it myself. or doesn't anybody here come up to your high standards ? Can't a guy even have a conversation with you without having his head bitten off ? ( to answer someone or speak to them very angrily.. you haven't said a civil word to me since we met.. I found a clearing in the woods that looked perfect for a picnic... Tucker. the heavy clouds made it seem like midnight. Max tied the horses to some trees.. I bet you'd like to get along with him. Let's not go any further with this.... Looks like it might rain.. Did I hear about my name being taken in vain ? ( to talk about someone.... Right then and there I should have set him straight and cleared up the misunderstanding. we aren't even remotely related. Hoping to raise their spirits.. he doesn't strike me as that type. and you avoid me like I've got the plague or something.. I thought they only did that back in the olden days. especially in a way that shows a lack of respect for them ) Max : Thomas wants to talk to you. and he gets flustered and ends up doing something stupid or clumsy. ..... okay ? Funny. we would reach out campsite by five o'clock. . Samantha : Would you like me to make you up ? Lexie : No. ( very soon ) I can pay double your usual hourly rate. The last thing I need is another run-in ( an argument or disagreement. Ms. Around one o'clock.. I was so freaked that I didn't stop to find out.. especially with someone in an official position ) with Max. Please don't let on I work here. I can have one of the boys saddle up a horse for you in a jiffy.. The face is familiar but I can't place the name... .. It was too good an offer to pass up. He's not stuck-up at all .. This is probably the dumbest thing I've ever done. We'll just get into another argument.. This is all your fault. I said brightly .... You really ought to dress up more often. considering who his father is. We have tents and air mattresses.. By my calculations.. while they are not there. Max isn't sure how to act around you.
( sweep sb off their feet to make someone feel suddenly and strongly attracted to you in a romantic way ) His business takes him all over. Perry. . Well. I have to get back by two-thirty. there's plenty of room. There was no way I'd be able to avoid him. A day ago I would have bristled at his question. You two sure look pretty cozy. Max followed me out of the office. we're just taking a breather. You've lucked out so far. They're two of a kind. the excitement in the room was at fever pitch. I must be off now. Kate : Is Mr.. You might just sweep him off his feet. but Max is bound to learn the truth sooner or later.. We made a date to go riding together at one o'clock. it is working properly ) . but I could tell how nervous you were.. two's company and three's a crowd. ( to have to deal with a difficult situation or fight an opponent ) . the boys and girls are still sound asleep. I blinked in disbelief. Sam got into the other bed. Kate had been working nonstop on this project for a year and a half. the perfect couple.. You can sleep over at my cabin afterward.When I awoke the next morning. and unless I could brazen it out. Did I really want to chance it and set myself up for heartbreak ? It never could have worked out for Max and me.. .. I expect we'll be seeing quite a bit of each other. My responses sounded awfully lame to me. I thought the kids ought to have something hot in their stomachs to start the day.. This whole thing was getting more complicated by the minute. so we're never in any one place for long.. I forced another fake laugh. Samantha. You stumbled a little. thinking he was doubting my competence... Kate eased down the volume. she has a serious boyfriend over in England.. and turned out the light. I am not rich and I work with my hands. but Max didn't seem to notice anything amiss.. Perry here. All that moving around must be tough for you. Sorry Mr.. Have you been waiting long ? But next week the station would be up and running. Will you please stop being so negative ? Quit overanalyzing everything. . you've been acting kind of weird all of a sudden. we'll rotate in order to give shifts to as many of you as possible.. I just wanted to find out what I was up against. When the music started to play. . Flushed with embarrassment at her dismal performance. ( if a new system or process is up and running. This is no time for socializing.. They had laid a trap. ( to deal with a situation that is difficult or embarrassing for you by appearing to be confident rather than ashamed ) he'd blow my cover for sure.. Well.. . and she had fallen right into it. I've known all along.. by any chance ? ... Everything will be in working order by tomorrow morning.. Eric didn't look as if he was in any hurry to leave. .
No.. Kate : How soon do you think we could get the phone.. I'm sorry. Almost before Kate knew it. we'll have this mess straightened out in no time. Between the two of us... I have an appointment with him for two o'clock.. she hoped she could talk him into pulling some strings and getting her into KZRP.... What girl in her right mind would dump lovable old me. Kate's mind suddenly clicked into high gear.. Eric : Bite your tongue.. I really want to know where you learned all that stuff.. That would be really great. I probably wouldn't have the nerve.Eric : He's at lunch. I'm not really into that mushy stuff. Eric : Next week. I snapped at you. After school.. .. if you can set it up .. I didn't think football was your thing. Kate : Or are you so cynical because you've been dumped. still tingling from the thrill of her success .. I thought I was going to have to hitchhike home.. They'd make me lose my lunch if I'd eaten any. with any luck. Where are you off to in such a hurry ? I'm going to catch a ride home with Cheri .. I've modeled my deejay style on his. her hour was up. I'll check with the principal first thing tomorrow morning. Looks like you've got your work cut out for you... . Those are beyond sappy.
He's always making goo-goo eyes ( a silly look that shows you love someone ) at you in class. I wonder if I'll ever be able to figure him out.. want anything ? Gotta start cranking out the tunes. . He's just probably holding off because he knows you'll be climbing the walls wondering who he is Then as we eliminate each of them. .. Where do you live ? Math and I just don't mix. Are you still on that kick ? Okay. I thought there was something familiar about his voice... Eric : Maybe we ought to call it a day. Now I guess you want me to set you up on a date with him. you know as well as I do that nothing will come of it. Kate slammed on the brakes..Did Jake sound a little bit patronizing ? ( someone who is patronizing talks to you as if they think you are less intelligent or important than them ) I'm gonna grab a cup of coffee. What's playing ? . Don't these guys have any pride ? At first. but I can't put together with a face .. we'll strike his name off the list. Andy is short for Andrew. but leave me out of it. okay ! Your sad story wrings my heart.. Kate : That sounds like fun.. ( to make a car stop very suddenly ) If you're so nuts about Jake... chase him yourself. Startled... He must think I am a total nut... That's not even close to being Dadlike. . Want to catch a movie.....
I admire the way you charge the net. it sure keeps me on my toes.. no guy had ever measured up to Lani's high standards. Boy. that was some speech. ( to decide finally to do something....... Alan found a parking place in the lot. When is this assembly ? I'll meet you by the car.. I'm no good at saying things like that in person. That's way out of my price range. We'll be finished in plenty of time. Try not to be so hypersensitive to criticism... Did you really mean what you said when you called the Love Line all those times...Starved ! I worked up quite an appetite ( work up an appetite/thirst to make yourself hungry or thirsty. You're the one who got me into this mess with Alan. . I guess I kind of overdid the cheering bit. especially by doing physical exercise or waiting a long time before you eat or drink ) chasing you all over the field. To take her mind off her troubles . but my game's pretty tame ( boring or unexciting and disappointing ) compared to yours.. My life is a complete and utter disaster. Don't be so hard on yourself. so I thought I'd disguise my voice and try it out over the phone. So far.. . get on the line and give me a call. I'm really surprised I even made the team ! ( be chosen for a team ) Lani's teammates are all warm and friendly. I wanted to find out how things were done at Aina Hau before I took the plunge. Thanks.. especially after delaying it or worrying about it for a long time ) You sound as though you're signing up for a life partnership .
Do I detect a note of skepticism there ? .I hate going into any situation unprepared....... Sam's such a flake...... a little black cloud had suddenly blotted out ( to cover or hide something completely ) the sun. many couples are lounging on ( to stand or sit in a lazy way ) the grass. the very idea of reciting the pieces from memory gave her the chills. Lani's father wouldn't be able to come by for her until at least five o clock. try to put it in the wash as soon as you get home. It's about time you made a move on him. .. How much farther is your house ? I don't take criticism very well. but only because you've given him such a big buildup. . Could you come pick me up at three ? I live in Manoa. urging the debaters to do their best Around noon. . Lani ! . do you think you could give me a few pointers ? . he had given them a pep talk. I'm afraid. he went off on this tangent about turning the homeless into chefs .... I admit I'm curious about the guy. I hope that's not far out of your way... They certainly look pretty chummy.. Welcome aboard. the brilliant blue sky suddenly clouded over. but sometimes I wish I'd lighten up and have some fun for a change. . are you in the phone book under Marshall or under Gorgeous ? . ( friendly ) Lani quickly got her thoughts together and gave her opinion. and within moments rain began pouring down. . enjoying the beautiful day and each other's company.. . Lani.
Sometimes you have to go out on a limb ( take a risk ) and hammer a point home. .. there's no reason you and Amy can't win at affirmative. I'll be happy to work with you again whenever you like, just say the word. Has he asked you on a date yet ? .... if he doesn't care about me, I'd absolutely die of embarrassment. I'll be hitching a ride with ( to ask for a free ride from the drivers of passing cars by putting your hand out with your thumb raised ) you guys .... Lani was spooning up her French chocolate ice cream with ..... Chase never took cheap shots (=an unnecessarily rude remark) at the opposing team or the judges. I've been bending your ear ( to talk to someone, especially about something that is worrying you ) about the tournament ever since we got here. I do have other interests. Everybody says you are excellent on the soccer field. That's what I had in mind. Think you can stand it. I laughed so hard, I almost fell out of my seat. We're good friends, that's all. .... he seemed unsure of himself, almost at a loss for words ...... Mr. crowell told Lani at great length about growing up on his family's sugar plantation. He can be pretty long-winded sometimes. Lighten up, Chase. You may be my debate team captain, but you are not my tennis coach, you know. .... my Dad's birthday is next month ...... I have to get some stuff for my sisters, and I could use some feminine input. Then maybe we could grab a bite to eat and take in a movie or something. Listen, Darce. Do you think I'm fickle. .... you are thinking about ditching him for that nutcase ?
Sometimes I feel like I'll never be able to measure up to his expectations. .... if you decide to give up on Chase, I'm next in line. It wasn't just her surroundings that were different. Mealani and I need to make some adjustments on our negative case. I understand you and Amy really cut them down to size ( to make someone realize that they are not as important, successful etc as they think they are ) this morning Unless you're otherwise occupied, want to go have a pan pizza with the enemy. All our tables are oceanfront, sir ! ... she always likes to go there early and set up. I'm an old hand at this sort of thing. In fact, I kind of like the last-minute approach. .... if this tournament is to proceed on schedule, it is essential that everyone show up on time. We were all totally stressed out --- we thought something awful must have happened to you. Mrs. Nakamoto was worried sick, and Chase is practically a basket case. ( someone who is so nervous or anxious that they cannot deal with simple situations ) Lani was on automatic pilot most of the time, Don't you ever pull another stunt like that, you almost gave me heart failure. She never should have let herself caught up in Sam's comedy routine .... Want to play some tennis this evening ? ........ I really could use a workout. I haven't been to one of those in a long time. ... we are about the same size. By the time they returned to Lani's house, the sun had set. ... he's getting all intense and serious again. .... she was seething with irritation inside. I wouldn't have beaten you so badly, though, if you'd been in top form. Then he started picking my game apart shot by shot, and pretty soon I was so rattled that I couldn't do anything right.
..... the following week were agonizing for Lani. ... she and Chase were polite but distant to each other. But even if I made a play for ( to make an attempt to gain something ) him , it probably wouldn't do any good. In my opinion, he is still hung up on you If he thinks she's so perfect and I'm such a mess, then all I can say is, she's welcome to him. Chase was the boy of her dreams, that their relationship would only grow and deepen with time. I'm glad you are not the kind of girl who holds a grudge. I can tell from the look on your face that you don't approve of my philosophy. The first one was dismal, but I'm pretty sure we aced the second one. I struck out ( failed ) twice in a row. .... they all know I have my on days and off days. It was a gutsy move on your part to change your case at the last minute, ... I'm the one who was crazy for acting the way I did, ... These past couple of months have been the worst of my whole life. No use being subtle. ... nothing short of an earthquake could shake them loose from the kitchen. ... instead of cooking it on the stove, you bake it in the oven. I'd never understood their fascination with cooking. They don't let you bring recipe cards to the finals. I didn't make the finals because I'd been overconfident. I stifled a bored groan as Tonya went on. She probably camped out all night to be sure she'd be one of the first in line. As if he sensed my stare, the guy suddenly looked in my direction. I felt all shivery and sizzling at the same time. That was some pretty fancy footwork.
You've probably seen my name in the paper.. There is nothing wrong with a guy using his brains instead of his muscles. It's been his dream ever since I've known him. from the way he looked at me as he said it.. Are you heading to Room Thirteen now ? ... I guess she was right along. I was actually driving him away. I stood behind it with a pasted-on smile... He'd apparently decided I was a pathetic wimp ( someone who has a weak character and is afraid to do something difficult or unpleasant ) who was so unglued ( extremely upset or angry about something ) by a little criticism that I just gave up. I will help you come up with something that won't bring disgrace on the Richardson name... just as good as winning a basketball trophy. All the time I thought I was dazzling him with my cool moves. and a lot less sweaty.. ( no hope of winning a race or competition ) It felt great.. " Sportsmanship ". as a guard informed me when I got off at the third floor. There's difference between deafeating a guy in a basketball game and beating him to a bloody pulp. . That's what it's all about.... he looked every bit as hot as he had yesterday in shorts... I was getting more nervous by the minute and it didn't help any ( at all ) to discover that . I got the impression he had something more intimate in mind. . . I've got plenty of better things to do with my time. She really acted like a bubble-brain.. . .I don't plan on making a career out of basketball.. She tied up the phone for hours with one of her friends . I guess that means we're out of the running.. punch him right in the nose.
. especially a man.. I was filled with mixed emotions. ( someone. but then I came to my senses. I tried to pull away. he'd rushed to comfort her the minute she turned on the tears. Just leave it out for a while.. We'll work things out somehow. who believes that their own sex is better and more important than the other sex ) Nate's not a chauvinist in the usual sense.She spends an eternity in the bathroom gluing on fake nails covered with gold glitter . . from the way you and she were acting at Scardilli's. That ought to make those judges sit up and take notice.. and it got under my skin. His tone was icy. A romance between two of the contestants sure would spice up ( to add interest or excitement to something ) my article. . Nate's such a terrific guy in so many ways. . you sure looked lovey-dovey.. I just can't believe he turned out to be a male chauvinist. I'm actually eager to see how it measures up ( to be good enough to do a particular job or to reach a particular standard ) in the competition today. and I am really beat this morning. Stephanie was always criticizing my cooking. and pulled away.. ( they annoy you. but Nate didn't take the hint. I was always goofing off with my friends instead of doing homework or chores. especially by the way they behave ) I was up very late last night working on my cake. .... my feet seem to be stuck to the floor... but he held on tight . She seemed totally absorbed in what he was saying. it'll soften up in no time... He's bound to give her higher marks ! She was talented enough to win on her own merits.
Sure he's cute. . But if honesty is hereditary... hoping he'd come rushing up to me with some logical explanation of why he had been delayed... I tried to get you out of the house . .. . but you're completely opposites.... .. I was within sight of the semifinals too..by myself I'm sure I can win Deep down I'd never expected to make it to the finals. I thought we'd go off somewhere together for a heart-to-heart talk Can't Stephanie spare you for a few minutes. . if both my girls wanted to follow in my footsteps. but at least be honest about it. I came in fifth. If you want to get back together with her. I felt the heat rush to my face.. I believe you've committed a personal foul. he'd score her so low in every event that she wouldn't have a prayer of winning the championship. then to follow your logic. okay. . you've obviously inherited the family talent .... once she had his words on tape. . . a line of people waiting to board a ride.. Try to understand --... I didn't win today.. dishonesty is hereditary too... Why are you so stuck on Nate. but you wouldn't budge. .. I wanted to get things straightened out between us. I never really thought I'd get this far...... the appearance of any dish could help set the mood and add to the festivity. . but I always get over it sooner or later. I was confident of my ability to get through this demonstration. .. . she could be stripped of her title... I get that way after a big defeat.
.. .. I'm cutting off your allowance as of this week... That threw me for a loop.. insensitive. . He just seems kind of listless. it's only for the dogs. . ( to surprise and upset someone ) The people on that condo board are just a bunch of insensitive stuffed shirts. I was sick of them all by now. ( feeling tired and not interested in things ) A long.. .. What's this about Laini's allowance.. I'm afraid. My father sat across from me... ever since she'd broken up with Jason Myers. ( someone who behaves in a very formal way and thinks that they are important ) They're shallow.. and just plain disgusting. Dad looked up from his paper. no matter how hard I try. It must seem pretty dumb to you.. he helped me tape the cutouts to the wall. . who was so obsessed with keeping up appearances.. . nobody would ask her to the big dance. I'm awfully short of help..... .She wears a size eight. his antirich. I can't seem to keep it off. she'd sworn off boys forever.. I was sure he was feeling as trapped as I was.. I'd rather go to the dance with Barney the Dinasour than somebody you've fixed me up with. ( very much ) . The Quick-Drop porgram guarantees you'll lose weight and keep it off for good. People treats come later. shiny black stretch limousine pulled up to the curb. I am here about the job.. But if she doesn't slim down.. but I didn't feel festive.. while I am fifteen pounds overweight. .. antiprivate-school attitude annoyed me no end. . He sounded very businesslike.
the holiday rush was in full swing.Why not ! Laini .I think Frank's been putting you on. ( used to say that something is reasonable or makes sense ) He doesn't hang out with any particular crowd. you know ? Laini . I'll have you know I walked home last Saturday. Jana . but your chauffeur picked you up in a limo. Laini . do you ? I wasn't about to let down my guard. The decorations from Edgar's party were still up.Because it doesn't matter.. so he swung by and gave me a lift. that's all.She says all the girls are crazy about him.. The expression on my face must have given me away. You certainly don't have a very high opinion of girls. I saw it with my own two eyes ! He'd just dropped off a wedding party near here.. With Christmas only a week away. .It figures... As we gathered up the remains of our lunch. Jana ... .I didn't ask. that's why not. After I thanked Jana for the snooping she'd done on my behalf. You are solidly built. I bet all the girls at Lincoln Park will be green with envy when they see this picture.. You wouldn't believe how much business has picked up since Wednesday. It's like getting the scoop ( used to ask someone for information or news about something ) on a rock star. we hung up. ....
I think it's neat ( very nice and pleasant ) that you went to the trouble of getting your father involved in Hamlet's case.. Jana has experience with this sort of thing.... He seems very affectionate..... cars were stuck all over the place. pot-bellied pigs are definitely considered pets and nothing but ! Ask Mrs Hepplewhile to call me so I can go over the specifics with her.She'd probably think it was totally wacko.. he helped me on with my coat . That sounds like a mob scene.. ( silly ) Pork isn't nearly as caloric as some people think. My vacation has been a real drag so far.... I'm glad you are finally beginning to take dieting seriously.. On their way out. . Blazek coming in. I honestly don't know what the local laws are in those cases. It took me a while to come down to earth.. they passed Mr. attempt to reach a settlement out of court..... .. . he would feel out of place ( not suitable for a particular situation or occasion ) with a bunch of boring rich kids ..... especially if you trim all the fat.. Do you have plans for New Year's ? . May I drop you at home on the way to my office. One brownie won't kill you... Because of the snow. . . You have to rough it ( to live for a short time in conditions that are not very comfortable ) in my car. They are very skittish about being bathed. No lawyer looks like a fool if he represents his client to the best of his ability. no matter what kind of a diet you're on...
Sheila and I dated for a while last year.. my mother is friends with her mother.. he's good at winning arguments... Save the romancing for later. but we're having company tonight. I like girls with personality and brains. She lives right down the street from me.. I have Laini's best interests at heart. Laini. What kind of boy is this Frank person. We have lots of sizes and styles in different price ranges.... like a book... Frank probably felt relieved to be rid of me. no guy's going out with her more than once. I know it's short notice.. I guess she might be a little jealous of the way you look though. she doesn't have enough meat on her bones. Sooner or later I'll win her over with my boyish charm. so you don't have to dress up much. It's always kind of casual. and asked the clerk to gift-wrap it for me. Where does that leave me ? . but it didn't work out. Don't sweat it.. .. A girl can be an absolute knockout. chubby me certainly wasn't any competition for super-slender her.I finally decided to give Frank something impersonal.. . and he was on my side. .. . She has great taste in gifts. Just give it to him and get it over with. .. but if she's a bubble brain.. somebody you could show off to your parents and your stuck-up ( proud and unfriendly because you think you are better and more important than other people ) friends. So I bought it.
I never want to hear you put yourself down about your weight. and that's what we need to the shop off the ground. Melaine had landed a terrific summer job at a nearby theme park with no trouble at all. I am going to go with my instincts and hire you. but what business was it of hers anyway ? You must have said or done something that rubbed him the wrong way. What nerve! Okay. It just goes to show how much can be accomplished when you put your mind to it. I haven't seen my sister in quite a while. The phrase gave me a funny feeling inside because I'd always thought of myself as 100 percent American. while you're at the park... Mr. my relationship with Frank had gone down the tube. Maybe she'd know of something I would be right for. I don't see why not ! . He's a pretty neat guy. It was a neat idea. getting Hamlet on the news.Maybe she was beginning to mellow out ( to become relaxed and calm. It might be kind of hard to ignore your heritage in such a setting.. or make someone relaxed and calm ) a little. What's with this guy ? I wondered. If they hire me because of the way I look. She's a supersales person. that'll be fine by me. I admit I'd given her the opening. whatever is wrong between you and Frank is worth patching up. I can visit with ( to talk socially with someone ) Aunt Daisy.. . . I'm American to the core. I've lived here ever since I was a baby. You've never paid much attention to your Korean roots. Olive Brown was seated behind a big old desk looking me over. I don't care much for crowds. . I felt my face getting hot..
especially a bar.. you blurt out whatever comes into your head . okay ? I break for lunch at twelve-thirty. What's not to like ? He'll warm up to you eventually. John worked very hard keeping the shelves stocked. Cap. ( to teach someone how to do a job or deal with a system ) Why was he so cold to me ? Tomorrow I'd make so many sales that he'd have to be impressed.. Kids would go nuts for them. I prefer to eat by myself. .... Usually we don't have to report for work until ten. None of Storybook Park's gift shops has ever racked up this many sales in one morning.. It wasn't his idea to play Prince Charming. I don't have a clue about what my schedule will be yet. And they are a real bargain. I felt a surge of adrenaline. is supposed to close ) all the time. I hang out here after hours ( after the time when a business. Don't pick on Bryce. I made a bunch of sales. I am out there yakking away ! I want to get the customers to buy our merchandise.I'm counting on you to show Cappie the ropes. Ms Markoff looked at me with respect. . Hey! Don't call people names. What'll you have ? My treat.. .. too ! My brash ( behaving too confidently and speaking too loudly ) technique paid off.
.. I almost passed out. . especially when you do not want to leave ). She fussed with my gown a little more Gotta grab a bite to eat now. he found out.. I was dismayed by his reaction. while John wouldn't even give me the time of day... we just met yesterday. I have been hearing a great deal about you... . but I'll pick it up after work OK ? I strained to hear what they were saying. he told me I was beautiful.. OK ? Bryce was coming on to me so strong. it is high time ( used to mean that something should have been done already ).. but it's like talking to a wall. I was determined I was going to get to the bottom of it. Cappie : Well. If we don't make tracks ( used to say you must leave a place. we'll both be late for work. ..... She was a real knockout ! . . Break a leg ! ( to wish someone good luck ) Melaine : Scott doesn't know I'm alive. I've already asked John... the idea of dressing in Korean costume gave me a peculiar feeling. no matter what. John. I am just trying to get you to loosen up .His face lit up when he saw me. It's not like we're going steady or anything. but I was too far away. I am here to earn money for my college education. I have mixed feelings about it.. Don't rush me. You've both done a fine day's work... she's way too old for him. I know you'll be a smash hit.
I could tell he is listening. That way you don't track dirt all over the place.. Now.. . and I can't back out at the last minute.. That threw me ( to confuse or shock someone...A guy doesn't tell a girl she is beautiful unless he likes her a whole lot.... Do you get paid extra for that ? . John and I began taking inventory at the gift shop.. okay ? I didn't like that one bit. from start to finish... he's had a pretty rough night of it.. from the rigid set of his shoulders... Sooner or later he's bound to realize it's all an act... I doubt John's planning on going. and enjoy what's left of our time together. . the other kids were waiting on line for the ride when we got off .. I asked casually . I accepted a dinner invitation for six o'clock. We seemed to be right back at square one before our short-lived friendship had begun .. He looked so genuinely upset that I took pity on him I don't feel much like partying . .. it's your turn. You never can tell how things will work out. . ... Oh.. when the crowd had thinned out a little.. . Let's just forget it... especially by suddenly saying something ) for a minute until I fugured out what he was trying to say Tell me the whole story... I don't have a clue what to wear to a Korean family's house.. right ? I've kept my part of the bargain. we'll be back in plenty of time. his friend won't ask her unless they double with us.
I've been working pretty late these past few nights. . he wasn't waiting for me. For a while I was afraid maybe Dad would marry her out of sheer loneliness. There didn't seem to be much for people of Dad's generation. He chased after me. Do I look dumb ? The going was slow because all the other orange-clad passengers were moving in the same direction. I think I'll take a little stroll. .. Not everything about a Carribean cruise is fun and games... Somehow Dad and I managed to help each other through that terrible time and pick up the pieces of our lives. You've given me an awful lot to think about. I am going to try to squeeze a confession out of him as soon as he comes back. and I am every bit as upset about this as you are. . I am talking about you.. I'm my own person. You sure are catching on to ( to begin to understand or realize something ) American slang in a hurry... Maybe I could even pick up some pointers from her on how to attract my special guy ! From somewhere out of sight. How dense ( stupid ) can you be. snapping me out of my thoughts. I could .Since it was Bryce's day off. Josh had never once called me by my first name. a feminine voice called. You are one radical foxy chick.. and I am bushed. It'll be a breeze for me. She's really into New Age mumbo-jumbo. John had been polite but distant. ( religious beliefs or activities that seem without sense or meaning ) Yeah. Cappie...
I couldn't hold out any longer. Duty calls. I found her sitting in her lounge chair . . He'll be too tied down with his job to have fun. I just woke up from a nap myself. so I figure he's up for grabs. Each utensil is for a different course. . I am afraid. Lanessa held up three fingers and began counting off. It's written all over your face. you might miss the first course. I stifled a groan of utter dismay. Cortez spooned sugar into her iced tea and smiled at my father. I guess I don't stand a chance with him. Mrs. Suddenly. The meals are served at specific times. Lanessa leapt to her feet. maybe even twenty. It's nice to know that Cassidy will have a friend to pal around with. the girl looked about the right age to be in Marcus's group of charges. don't keep me in suspense. His smile broadened. he must have a few brains. And since he's reading a thick book.. dear. From the back. there really isn't a whole lot to tell. Josh : I thought you might like some company. Cassidy. you know. girl.and if you are late.. Don't look so bummed.He seems to be in his late teens. Come on. Easy. Give ! Well. Catch you later.alone.
. She made it lots of fun.. . In spite of the heat of the sun... . Sorry about that ridiculous display... I could feel my face flaming. Is that any way to talk to your brother. You have made such a hit with all the little girls. You mean you won't tell on me ? So. Absolutely. ? As for pulling pranks. I was too embarrassed to stick around. This song is one of my favourites. I felt chilled to the bone. As for me. so I wormed it out of her. Shall we give it another go ? The part about human sacrifices really grossed me out. I hardly think Cassidy's in danger of that. And watch out for her temper . I wouldn't have it any other way. I don't mean to ruin this cozy moment. I play dumb. how's your scheme working out ? I brought a friend with me. there was something fishy about that allowance you gave her.. Josh is a terrible tease. We'll make a Ping Pong champ out of her in no time. you got me beat by a mile. I blushed with pleasure. You don't resemble each other in the least.she packs a mean punch.. you thought wrong ! I just wanted him to keep his distance. .Cassidy : Well. . In desperation.....
so I was up front with him. Take your choice. I felt heat flaming in my cheeks. I had no claim on him at all. You're not getting any younger. I stared at her in confusion.. But you acted like you were wild about Marcus... you'd better get a move on. where no one can interrupt us. Ask that greedy brat. I managed to say with an artificial smile. As for Josh. I need to cool off too ! Funny . He's the kind of guy I've always dreamed about..Varya was just steamed because he had spent so much time with me last night at . I'm ready to catch some rays. Why don't you tell me you had a thing for Josh. If it'll help you with Marcus. I couldn't seem to put together a coherent sentence. I want you all to myself. This was getting really sickening. I was so shocked that I stood there with my mouth hanging open. His hair was still damp from the shower. I am all for it.you do not look a thing like your mother. .. And he was a good sport about my kissing bet too ! Yeah.. you know ? That was jealousy talking. I knew he was your boyfriend. . I was trembling all over with excitement.. I would have backed off. Cass. I don't want to blow it with him. Take charge for a bit. will you ? I'll be back shortly. he is a free agent..
The euphoria of the previous night had worn off for Lanessa when she lost her bet.... ( to do something that someone has asked you to do ) I couldn't stand the way Josh was shutting me out.. I wouldn't want you on the rebound ( someone who is on the rebound is upset or confused because a romantic relationship they had has ended )just because your English dream guy turned out to be a dud.. her concern evident in her face.. Tell me more about your tour. Marcus called you a hot babe. ... ( unsuccessful )... And then he turned away and walked off.. ... ... Lanessa was losing her cool ! . ( useless ) I stared at him in dismay. . I am the old-fashioned type.. Mrs Cortez ...... Lanessa Greene had struck out. She seemed happy to oblige .. I knew I should have brought my spare stomach... Meanwhile.. Regina had completely won Dad over . ? . . he was very different from the picture I'd painted of him in my mind. Her cheeks were flaming with humuliation.That outburst was uncalled-for... Marcus got to his feet.. saying I had a head ache and wanted to lie down for a while.... She looked even more stunning than usual in a gold lame bikini.and me too. For the first time since I'd known her.. I excuse myself from the table. It'll foul up all my plans.... Girls who come on too strong turn me off.. Will you get bored with me . they were so wrapped up in each other that they didn't notice me.
Besides. .. Ever since her Dad died almost five years ago. places like that don't pay much at all. He's already signed up. it must have been your idea. why Jason was so down on ( to have low opinion of someone or something ) football players and Heidi had been so upset with him. you're only a few weeks away from being sixteen.. There was something about the way he was gazing at her that made Kristen's heart skip a beat. I'm all for it. I'm really impressed with how hard you all have worked. That's the whole point. Kristen steered the conversation to neutral topics. with my allergies. And the amount you could charge would be too small to make it worthwhile. . I got tied up talking to my history teacher. You don't have to be muscle-bound to be athletic. money had been tight.. Troy kissed her gently. Maybe he can talk some sense into him.. It'll be a wonder if I don't end up in the emergency room.' There are too many other expenses. Get real ! Kristen ' No matter how hard you work. Well... Before she could collect her thoughts ( to make an effort to remain calm and think clearly and carefully about something ).I've been hoping for a chance to talk to you. I always notice your moods. Whose idea was this anyway ? On second thought. you can't possibly save enough moeny for the ski trip by spring break... Every other plant she'd owned had withered and died in short order.
Most of the kids live pretty close by. . Kristen : But you sure sound like it. What's bugging you ? I get plenty of exercise.. You've hardly said two words to me all evening.I'm so stiff. He's big and strong. He's too much stuck on himself for my taste. are you ? Jason : Of course. ... they agreed to get through Sunday as best they could . and that's what really counts for this job.. Good-looking.... not. Why did you stick up for him like that ? I just didn't want to start out the day with an argument... to give him a brief outline of the business. I've got to hand it to you.. athletic and maybe into sports of some kind . Heidi was so overwhelmed that she could hardly speak. Kristen hoped her friend wasn't setting herself up for a broken heart. It wasn't as easy as I thought it would be.. So how come you're all dressed up ? Kristen :You are not jealous of Troy.. I always get avenues and streets mixed up.. He's awfully stuck on himself. ... he seems nice enough ---.. Do you work out ? .. I can hardly move.if you can get past that monumental ego.....
. . Isn't that all that matters to seventy-year-old girls ? I could give you a ride home. Nick's a reformed character.It's just that guys like Troy just get under my skin. they annoy you. I am through for the day. I've never understood mechanical things at all. I really have to get to it. especially by the way they behave ) Why was Jason being so grumpy ? Troy actually burned rubber in his rush to beat Jason out of the parking lot. ( if someone gets under your skin.. why did he always have to act so goofy. Mrs Kellarman. We need to be in top shape for the game Friday night. I was so upset with you that I kind of lost my head. Everything was delicious. What did you do ? Put a spell on him ? You're some cook. Jason was out of sorts and fell asleep halfway through the film. I've kept you from your work long enough. he doesn't have a serious bone in his entire body. he doesn't make it through the week. I've got a ton of homework. Bet you a chocolate milk shake.. Nick's attitude was the total opposite of what she'd expected. But would he be able to keep it up ? Has he fouled up yet ? From what I've seen so far. What's gotten into him anyway ? I almost went crazy with worry.
The sun's setting. Now I've got the jitters. but I've never gotten around to it.Why can't he act this way all the time. I always thought it would be fun to learn. Well. ( get around to phrasal verb [transitive not in passive] to finally do something that you have been intending to do for some time: I don't know when we'll get around to doing any more decorating. Tracy : Don't you ever take anything seriously ? Nick : Not if I can help it. What if Center beats us to a pulp. No doubt about it. this ought to keep you occupied for a while. She tapped on the half-open window. Got time to show me how to do it ? How come you're standing up for Nick ? She explained to Tracy how to work the problems. I've tried to imitate him. He makes me so mad when he goofs off at school. but I've got a long way to go. ) It isn't that hard once you get the hang of it. . This looks positively alien. but I hate to put you to the trouble. I just hope I don't foul up. I pressed your uniform. You don't have to see me to the door. I love the way he plays the guitar. there was something very appealing about him. That's awfully nice of you. It'll be a real bummer if they wipe up the floor with us. It's hanging in the closet. and you know I don't like you going on the lake after dark. ( to defeat someone completely in a competition ) Our team's in top shape. I can find it myself.
She's so terrified of storm.. only to have their opponents catch up and surpass them. Donna sneaked another quick peek into the bleachers.... Donna kept glancing up into the bleachers. he had deliberately made a fool out of her. Donna cut him off in mid-sentence. threatening rain.. I'll be right down as soon as I get dressed. Nick Riley is history as far as I am concerned.. ... which exactly suited Donna's mood.. The tiny flicker of hope went out.When Eastwood Laker began their warm-ups.. From now on... And you didn't tell your very best friend ? Why all the secrecy ? I knew you'd probably talk me out of it.. Monday morning was overcast.. . ) he was lying to her. And if you say I told you so. Looks like we're in for quite a storm. Now to top it off ( top sth off phrasal verb [transitive] to complete something successfully by doing a last action or adding a last detail: Let's top off the evening with a drink. | A cherry on each cake would top them off nicely.. . Nick's such a flake! What if he pulls one of his practical jokes on you ? Donna's initial confusion was gradually replaced by seething rage... Donna had forgotten to check the fuel gauge before leaving the dock. As they ran off the floor to the locker room .. That's not the way it was at all. The score seasawed back and forth . As the teams changed sides... Stephanie came over to her. Laker made a series of points. thoughts of Nick interfered with her concentration. While she was touching up her makeup in front of the locker room mirror.. I am getting out of the car this very minute.
Donna settled herself in the passenger seat.I'll head for home then. Her eyes widened as she took in the scene before her. Donna could hardly see through the torrential rain. He lives only about an hour away. Stephanie put the car in gear and began to drive. Donna felt a little shy. That she was stubborn. why don't we finish up ? I can't imagine living anywhere else. Obviously. not a clue. I lost a good friend in a boating accident. but it looks like your mind is somewhere in outer space. Mom packed some drinks and a bite to eat in case we get hungry. and too serious for her own good. and Donna's curiosity grew by leaps and bounds. but his parents and Megan put her at ease. but it seemed like it took forever for him to get here. ( not have a prayer : to have no chance of succeeding ). It'll be noon before you are done. We've got most of the stuff unloaded. They will be green with envy. short-tempered. Your body's here. I enjoyed the outdoors too much. Nick had no intention of revealing the mystery until he was good and ready. Tracy : No. Donna : Do you have any idea who it might be. A while back. I'm really sorry for missing the game the other night and fouling up our date. She didn't have a prayer. Now I'm sorrier than ever that I missed the other one. .
they smell heavenly They ought to be back any minute now. Donna heard something that chilled her to the bone. I can't get over ( spoken used to say that you are very surprised. My teachers would pitch a fit if I did that. I'd better get a move on. but I am pretty sure I can talk him into it. hop in the car. Not much goes on at your school that I don't find out about sooner or later. Haven't you noticed that he hasn't acted up in school over the past few weeks. Megan. or amused by something ) the change in him.. I'll join you as soon as I change clothes. I'll just hand it in late. Having fun is important to me than pulling super grades. Are you insinuating that I'm lazy ? Hmmm.. they shut you out. Donna felt a tingle all the way up her arm. He doesn't socialize much. I don't see why not.If there is nothing special about you and you're not gung ho for sports or other school activities. They were red-faced and gasping . They were perfectly in sync. But that's OK.. . I'll come back for it in a while. we're going home.. A while later they went back outside arm in arm.. Terrific ! It's going to be a real blast. shocked.. I really want to ace that physics exam.
and yet in spite of everything. I swear I don't know how it got it that way.. and a little tingle of excitement ran down my spine.. did I ? . she lives only a few blocks from me. why don't we do some window-shopping at the mall. Suddenly everything was clear as crystal.. Some people think that kind of music is old-fashioned but I am happy with it. I am old fashioned in everything. .. but that's not all there is to her. he walked away. You sure know how to mess up a party big-time...That was a pretty shabby trick you pulled. . You want to fill me in ? The party's on Sunday. though. if you are not too buried in homework tomorrow. I haven't decided what I want to be yet. Are you available ? . I'd caught a glimpse of him in the halls. and all the girls in my third-period World Lit class had been drooling over him. I didn't hurt you or anything. she couldn't help missing him. he didn't give me any details... I've managed to make some money at it.... I'm glad that one of my best friends isn't totally brain-dead ! . What have they got to do with it ? Are you as glad as I am that we were both wrong. . Turning on his heel... He was every bit as innocent as he said he was. but it thrilled me all the way down to my toes.. . Listen.
She had made other plans and said she'd try to hook up with us later. we're all set.. Squaring my shoulders. vibrant colors They had a much bigger selection there.. it's not exactly a sure thing. I'm really looking forward to next Friday. You actually want me to perform in this benefit concert ? If they agree to do it. I'll probably be calling next week to set a date. I pressed the doorbell. I checked my appearance in the mirror. She looks fantastic in bright. She will be calling you with the details. I left them to make small talk while I dashed upstairs . Jill : That sounds pretty fair. I decided I'd better start singing before I said something even dumber. You were terrific with the kids. I'll call you to set things up. Jill : Terrific! How much do you charge ? Nik : Forty dollars for the afternoon. We'll be using local talent. . There's still a lot of organizing to do.. Well. You'll be a perfect opening act for Motion.I know it's pretty short notice.
especially be successful in your job ) for you. When you put it that way. I'd even have a little left over. That was much too personal and private. I am not nearly ready for anything as heavy-duty as that..... but I couldn't help identifying with ( [identify with someone] to feel able to share or understand the feelings of another person ) her.. The dance is less than a week away. the pace is a lot slower here. I was kind of afraid you might tell me to get lost. . there was no way I was going to keep on dressing that way. Well. It'll be good to stretch yourself. It's always a real blast.I don't know how realistic it was. Don't you know I am a guy of many talents ? They're nothing compared to yours. I was right about his being a swimmer. he had made an excellent impression on my parents Friday night.. and so far I'm clueless.. but that's a nice change. try something different for a change.. This concert could turn out to be a big break ( a sudden or unexpected chance to do something. It would cover the cost of my Halloween costume. Have you ever thought of going that route? .. He seemed to have a natural talent for it. The future seems a long way off. ..... it makes sense . Does this mean you'll go along with my idea for the costumes? Angie didn't seem at all distressed.. I hoped my parents wouldn't have a fit when they saw how skimpy the outfit was. Loosen up and have some fun.
... You've to figure that one out all by yourself. ..... You want me to butt out and leave you alone. All of a sudden I ran smack into someone.. it's settled then. I stood there in a daze. You should let him know you're willing to meet him halfway. but I'd feel like a freak if I dressed this way all the time. I asked as soon as Jill was out of earshot...I was almost deafened by rock music blaring at top volume from the speakers. . It was obvious that I had been right about Scott's feelings for me. What had he been about to say ? . but you'll have to give me a rain check. It's very special to me because you inspired it. It was impossible to shut him out of my mind completely.. but you won't get anywhere until you bring your material up to date. Nikki. I hate to back out on you guys. You're loaded with talent. is that it ? Cool. a lot of guys go for that kind of look. I wanted so much to make up with him. Every night I cried myself to sleep. Today's schedule was pretty light. Nik. I am afraid I am fresh out of answers. But seriously.. I didn't mean to get you all upset. for the next hour I actually forgot my troubles. What good would that do ? It's damaging to her ego. I felt the adrenaline surging through me .
honest. Since when do you get to make the rules ? She wondered if she'd overstepped her bounds. I make you a small proposition.. I did a lot of thinking over this past weekend. Darcy was as tall as Sam but had a fuller build.. and other times I am just a total blank. He's actually really nice about it. There's a hookup to each store's computer.. ( unwilling to believe that people have good. We're totally on the cutting edge of music.... She was soaking wet.. Sometimes I get flashes about things. Better do it quick ! the salesgirl said as she walked over to them. The whole thing gave her a huge headache.. ( an offer or suggestion ) Samantha...She said I was a control freak who always had to have things my way.. She's so good with kids... Sometimes she wondered whether she was missing some essential experience and would end up sorry years from now. You left the kitchen a mess. . Sam's feelings were a mass of confusion. you are too young to be so cynical.. or sincere reasons for doing something ) It's rained every day for a week.. You're gorgeous. I promise I won't butt in. It's just that sometimes I wonder if an education might not be a good thing. .... Allie had cut her hair a while back.. . What's to stop you. smart and talented.. .
I was sitting right by Graham... it's still pouring out !!! She loathed Diana even more than Sam did...... Emma and Carrie exchanged looks. " exhaling darkness ".. Valerie and I have parted ways.. his face lighting up with pleasure when he saw her. Therefore it doesn't count. no ? She'd soon put a stop to that.. and he loved it. It must be ten stories tall in here.. we are an excellent match. It's not as easy as those books made it sound. England's such a total bore in the summer.. That color is great with your tan. is that too difficult for you to grasp. Emma found it hard to overcome the reality of the situation.. no action. no matter what you do... . That was genius. . I was cast in this new play. Everything had worked out so perfectly. Geoffrey was off on an endless story about ...... . Emma was impressed by the luxury...Whew.. She was completely absorbed in the book when a shadow fell over her.. she thought. He had brown hair cut short in the back and long in the front.. staring straight up.. You are all talk. . you look sensational.. It will help assuage his massive guilt about me. she had to pinch herself to believe that it was all real.
Do you think a man like me must pay to have his way with a woman.. If you keep playing... you know. it's just the odds. your luck will change. It seems one of them has taken a liking to you. You don't seem exactly thrilled to see me....Sam.. Jean-Claude took a deep breath and seemed to regain his composure. . Not that friendly.. I have totally messed up this time.. Panic welled up inside her.. Carrie was just conservative by nature.. higher probability.. it can happen to anyone.. ( understand the general meaning ) A man like Jean-Claude is used to getting his way... I've got a hell of a headache all of a sudden. She placed another bet on the table.. I don't want to sit at your side and bring you luck.. he even didn't do that for Jodie Foster. if you catch my drift. I am going for low return. You'll find your spot one day. ( become calm after feeling angry or upset ) He's a decent sort. That gown is splendid on you.. ... You should feel honored.. . You insult me with your insinuation. Carrie and I didn't bring formal wear. she turned around for a parting shot ( something you say as you are leaving ) .. It was all the money she had managed to save from her job. I watched you lose a bundle. I think you would find it amusing.. and he's usually very generous.
I have a score ( settle a score to do something to harm or hurt someone who has harmed or hurt you in the past ) to settle with your little friend. I resent her for giving me up for adoption. that's what I call a leading question. so it doesn't count. ( a question that deliberately tricks someone into giving the answer you want ) It was completely unreal to you. . You're a lifesaver.. all the awful feelings came rushing back.None of it is real. everything here is a big fantasy -. You came through for me with flying colors. How late did you stay out last night. But the show is in fine taste.... in the genes. that's something you were born with. This is so sudden. Have you heard from Susan ? I would really like it if you would just leave me alone... I've done a million dumb things myself. She and Emma made their way out the stage door and into the hall. let get some really fattening stuff. .Anger welled up in Emma. Look at it this way. How can I face myself. so you think that makes it okay ? .. ) But the gift.. Appearances can be deceiving... I even bring my grandbabies to see it. though. ( come through with sth to give people something important.. Now. Problems I'm too chicken to tell my two best friends about. Oh. especially when they have been worried that you would not produce it in time.
. which makes me look athletic even though I have two left feet. I have very long legs. My parents agreed with me on that. ( to have enough money to buy the things you need.... Tragically. .. I just couldn't seem to get the hang of it at all. giving herself a mental shake. Patty is always sunny and easygoing. I really can do anything I set my mind to... Darcy : I'll get by. but no more ) She turned on her heel to head back to her large circle of friends and family... little one. . Marianne : I know you need that money infinitely ( very much ) more than I do. It took a while for me to pull myself together.. Tell me. I knew there was just no way that I was going to pull off anything spectacular . When are you going to graduate and earn your keep (=do things in return for the things that are provided for you).I wish I had that moment on videotape. huh. she's the one who conned me into signing up for the class.. Belinda died two short years later from bone cancer. Darcy reminded herself. Darcy sensed she didn't want to hurt her feelings... . have you played a lot of sports ? I thought all this physical-fitness stuff was highly overrated. You looked really weird there for a moment. I like to style in different funky ways. sometimes a person forms an image of herself that turns into a self-fulfilling prophecy. . while I'm more moody and sensitive. It's no biggie.
... . The tone of my voice hadn't registered with Patty.. a feeling of absolute dread washed over me.. even though I was scared to death. You're crazy ! What could be more fun than dancing up a storm ? I'd like to get in a dance before the band takes a break. You are a guide ? Patty sized her up. He turned and smiled at me.. I waved my hand frantically to shut her up and said into the receiver.. that's perfect. What on earth had I gotten myself into ? I was pretty tempted myself.. Her thoughts were still centered on Blair. making my knees go all wobbly..... just the words. as if I were frozen to the spot..... What did I tell you . I just know you're going to be thrilled by your weekend at Massequot on a whitewater rafting adventure ! . Maybe Merilee thought we were sneaking off for some romantic rendezvous.. it might be worth risking life and limb if I could be rescued from the rapids by a guy like that.. Still.. The noise began to die down . They were terrific on the basketball court or baseball diamond... All my fears came flooding back . I have heard of out-of-body experiences when you die .. obviously impressed.. I must have looked apprehensive because Robby leaned over to me.... Robby's voice was breezy and warm.. Yes.. I almost choked it out.. Ms Werner's voice broke into my thoughts...I think you have all the makings of an athlete.You're a natural.
I'd wised up. How I wished I could skate with the self-assurance he possessed ! . Beside.... I know he really loves me... so I try to ignore it when he plays up to other girls. Come on.. be a sport. Robby was obviously a real brain. I had to study like mad in high school to keep my average up.. I graduated high school a little early.... and that's where I draw the line ! You may not think of yourself as an athlete... this had been the most exciting weekend of my life. the sky had cleared and the sun was shining brightly..... I know you can handle it. . Robby : We all grew up watching television and those tunes kind of sink into your head after a while. but you've got potential.... Come on... but you seem to have total recall. Instead of being a dumb jock. unfortunately.I've never quit on anything I knew I could do.. . Don't you have a conscience... Gale : That's true... All things considered.... but that was the least of my worries. It was a perfect day to be outdoors . I am not gifted that way. This was getting more impressive by the minute. drying our wet clothing. you've already had your initiation . So I guess that means you do think I'm a total slimeball. But there are somethings I know I can't do. There was a sharp pain in my shoulder and a stinging sensation on my right cheek. .. They roll up the sidewalks when the sun goes down. I wasn't going to let him make a fool of me anymore... Robby. he gave me an approving smile that made me tingle. but I sure am developing a competitive streak..
Please. The next two weeks flew by in a blur. After we buckled our seat belts. no strings attached. Girls don't have to sit around anymore waiting for guys to ask them out. and slammed it shut. But the car behind you really sure took the beating.. Your father's taken the car to get some repair estimates for the insurance company.. I had actually worked up the nerve to ask Paul Taylor to the dance. But he's the one who asked you for a date. your car doesn't look badly damaged. I knew I was head over heels in love with Paul Taylor. Karen : Plan ? What plan ? Lindsey : The one you said you were going to think up for me ? Good things come in small packages. noticing how engrossed she seemed to be in what Paul was saying. Let's go get some ice cream! And while we are pigging out. I haven't thought that far ahead yet. Karen.. Aside from everything else. All you're doing is accepting. At least.My eyes shot daggers at him while we finished our breakfast. . Lindsey ? I knew it was only a matter of time before he got up the courage to ask me out. it does throw some slight kink into our production. Suddenly a gust of wind seized the door behind me. Paul eased the car through the parking lot and out into the traffic.. we'll talk about the way to ask Paul to the dance. I hoped he was going to say something thrilling. I stole a sideways glance at Becky. . Karen gave me a startled look. Would you by any chance want to go to the Winter Formal with me.. give me a break! I don't need you getting all philosophical on me. remember. I eased out into the traffic and changed lanes carefully.
. But you have to admit the way you treated him was pretty crummy. Tickets are selling at a good rate. the lenses appeared to be clear and nonprescriptive.. You've worked hard to build a career -. What set you off this time ? She had a falling-out with old man Reeves. .. Everyone's already buzzing... I know you don't like to be gossiped about. You know as well as I do that Reeves is in a sweat about the competition from the Post. Karen held up her hand in defeat. He doesn't have any claim on me.. ... They looked so close and cozy. I'll wait up for you. . Too bad Portia's such a nasty piece of work. if you should be the teensy... I didn't mean to be nosy. he's an awfully nice guy.. but it's too late. Let's talk this through. weensiest bit late . And Robert's a perfect gentleman -. the proceeds going to a local charity.... My head was spinning....I wondered what I had gotten myself into. I was so thrilled by his praise that I was speechless... I was too wrapped up in my own thoughts . It's none of my business.it's not like he's some bum I picked up on the street. Tiffany figures it's the only explanation for why you're not swooning over her.. I knew it was rotten to use Trent like that. Being on the ice gave me a sense of accomplishment and self-worth.don't throw it away on a whim. It's so hard for me to open up to a guy about my feelings.... I realised that for the first time we had made it through the entire scene without a hitch.. I am sure Paul's sorry for getting a little short-tempered.. as if they were sharing an intimate secret..
as if she's searching for a weak spot to sink her teeth into.he's avoiding me until he works up the nerve to tell me it's over. and he got along with everyone. and I'm not setting myself up for that again.. It's as if they've undergone complete personality transplants. There's something about the way she looks at a person. Now all I have to do is apologize to him for flipping out on him last night. ( to be unhappy and feel uncomfortable in a particular situation ) Just be yourself and you'll charm the pants off all of them. I guess I'm still steaming over the way Erica has been treating us. And maybe his girlfriend wouldn't go postal ( go crazy ) when she heard they were partners. That's probably why he's not here this morning -. She seems so withdrawn and I don't know how to reach her... then you're crying . . He seemed to be easy-going and friendly. whether they wanted to or not. "Elizabeth isn't an easy act to follow.I feel out of element. I don't trust her. I think Rosie hides behind that tough exterior because she's shy. I'm going to have it out ( settle decisively ) with that girl once and for all. She makes being good seem so easy. they could work out a compromise.. There was a cold edge in her voice that made him suspicious.. It would be heaven if we could always be together. Some of the guys were beginning to wonder whether or not you were going to show. One minute you're happy . don't you go acting all high and mighty with me. I told them you'd never wimp out on us.. I know what you did. . Olivia is totally clueless when it comes to fighting dirty.. Bruce could talk things out with Greg and the other guy. Liz. I've been hurt too many times in my life. They had to return to reality and face it head-on. Liz. then you're screaming your head off at me. You're no better than anyone else.
Are you on weird pills. I know the real thing's a long way off. but maybe we could start practicing. . It takes a lot of guts. I just love running on the beach. we got off to a rough start this afternoon. Most boys turned to jelly the minute Jessica turned her blue-green eyes on them. Todd. it's really hard work. I think you could do whatever you set your mind to. I don't think I could hack it myself. Every time we do this there's something missing ! You guys must have your brains in a permanent airlock. Once you got beyond appearances. it was easy to tell them apart. however. Liz ? You're not making a whole lot of sense. Yep. I had no idea you were so handy in the kitchen ! I'll be delighted to wait on you both hand and foot.I wanted to talk to you. I feel so in tune with life. I was so turned around I didn't know who my friends were anymore Actually. but we're on track now. but I felt like such a jerk I couldn't get up the nerve to call you. You were the one who was all fired up to come here.
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