公主日记 第一册 part 63
The Princess Diaries
【Audio Book】The Princess Diaries
【原版朗读者】Anne Hathaway （安妮·海瑟薇）
Thursday, October 16, Homeroom
Well, this morning my face was on the covers of the Daily News and New York Newsday. My picture was also in the Metro Section of The New York Times. They used my school photo, and let me tell you, my mom wasn’t too happy about that, since that meant either somebody in our family, to whom she sent copies of that photo—which looks bad for Grandmère—or someone at Albert Einstein must have leaked it, which looks bad for Mr. Gianini. I wasn’t too happy about it because my school photo was taken before Paolo fixed my hair and I look like one of those girls who are always going on TV to talk about their bad experience being in a cult or escaping from an abusive husband or something.
There were more reporters than ever in front of Albert Einstein when Hans pulled up in front of it this morning. I guess all the morning news shows needed something they could report live. Usually it’s an overturned chicken truck on the Palisades Parkway or a crackhead holding his wife and kids hostage in Queens. But today it was me I had sort of anticipated that this might happen, and I was a little more prepared today than I was yesterday. So, in flagrant violation of my grandmother’s fashion dictums, I wore my newly relaced combat boots (in case I had to kick anybody holding a microphone who got too close), and I also wore all of my Greenpeace and antifur buttons, so at least my celebrity status will be put to good use.
It was the same drill as the day before. Lars took me by the arm and the two of us sprinted through a sea of TV cameras and microphones into the school. As we ran, people shouted stuff at me like, “Amelia, do you intend to follow the example of Princess Diana and become the queen of people’s hearts?” and “Amelia, who do you like better, Leonardo di Caprio or Prince William?” and “Amelia, what are your feelings on the meat industry?”
They almost got me on that one. I started to turn around, but Lars dragged me on into the school.
HERE’S WHAT I NEED TO DO
1. Think of some way to get Lilly to like me again
2. Stop being such a wimp
3. Stop lyingand/orThink of better lies
4. Stop being so dramatic
5. Start being more
6. Stop thinking about Josh Richter
7. Stop thinking about Michael Moscovitz
8. Get better grades
9. Achieve self-actualization
hold ... hostage 把...作为人质/挟持
anticipate v.预见，预料， 预感
flagrant violation 公然破坏，公然侵犯
dictums n.格言，名言， 声明， 宣言
drill n.操练，军事训练，（应对紧急情况的） ，演习