All i ever wanted was for Juli Baker to leave me alone.
It all began in the summer of 1957,
before the start of second grade.
It's cool. Uh, what color is my room?
Let's see what's inside. Hey, come on, buddy Bryce.
咱们进去瞧瞧 嘿 布莱斯 过来
Why don't, uh, you and I go help unload the van...
...and the womenfolk here can get in
the kitchen and start setting up
For me, it was the beginning of what would be...
...more than half a decade of strategic
avoidance and social discomfort.
- hi, i'm Juli Baker. - hey, hey, what are you doing?
嗨 我叫朱莉 贝克 - 喂喂喂 你干嘛呢
Don't you want some help?
No. there's some valuable things in there.
- how about this one? - no, no, no.
那这个呢？ - 不用了不用了
Why don't you run along home. your mother's probably wondering where you are.
Oh, no, my mom knows where i am. she said it's fine.
不会的 我妈妈知道我在哪 她没意见的
It didn't take long to realize
this girl could not take a hint.
- it's crowded in here with three people. - i don't mind.
我们三个人在这有点挤吧 - 我不介意呀
- Of any kind. - you wanna push this one together?
- 一点眼色都没有 - 我们一起搬这个吧
Bryce, isn't it time for you to go help your mother?
I mean, nothing would stop her.
I was about to tell her to get lost
when the weird thing happeed.
I couldn't believe it.
There I was holding hands with this strange girl.
- i see you've met my son. - uh-huh.
- 看来你已经认识我儿子了 - 是的
Finally, i did the only manly thing
available when you are 7 years old.
However, my troubles were far from over.
The minute i walked into Miss Yelson's classroom...
Bryce? you're here.
It was clear, school would not be a sanctuary.
Hey, Bryce, where's your girlfriend?
嘿 布莱斯 你女朋友呢
I was branded for life.
Hey, Bryce, why don't you ask her to marry you?
嘿 布莱斯 你为啥不向她求婚呢
Bryce and Juli sitting in a tree
My first year in town was a disaster.
And the next three weren't much better.
But finally, in the sixth grade, i took action.
I hatched the plan.
I asked out Sherry Stalls.
I was wondering if you wanted to go...
To full appreciate the brilliance of this plan...
...you have to understand that Juli hated Sherry Stalls...
...though i never understood why.
Sherry was nice, friendly and she had a lot of hair.
At first, my mother wouldn't let me
get my ears pierceed but I beg...
The idea was that Sherry would eat with me...
...maybe we'd walk around together,
and hopefully Juli would lose interest.
But i still can't get the hoops till i'm 16.
So melanie wanted to get her ears pierced,
but of course her mother said no.
So she threw a fit and smashed her
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...and she got grounded, so now she can't
come to my pajamaat sleepover party.
Things were unfolding quite nicely.
What are you doing for your science project?
That is, until my supposed best friend, Garrett Einbinder...
...took an interest in Sherry himself.
I was thinking of showing how split ends
react with different being poisoned?
Loyalty gave way to desire and garrett, the turncoat...
...told Sherry what i was up to.
She didn't take it well.
Word got back to Juli, and pretty soon she
started up with the the google eyes again?
Only this time it was worse.
She started sniffing me.
That's right, sniffing me.
What was that all about?
My only consolation was that next year would be different.
Junior high, bigger school.
Maybe we'd be in different classes and
it would finally,finally be over
The first day i met Bryce Loski, i flipped.
见到布莱斯 洛斯基的第一眼 我便心动了
It was those eyes, something in those dazzling eyes.
You wanna push this one together?
His family had just moved into the neighborhood...
...and i'd gone over to help them.
I'd been in the van all of two minutes
when his dad sent him off to help his mther
I could see he didn't wanna go.
So i chased after him to see if we could