Richard: Olive, tell him about your routine while
you're doing this.
Olive: Okay. Little Miss Chili Pepper is a beauty contest for everyone in
Albuquerque, but you have to be six or seven and you have to be a girl.
Sheryl: This is our sister.
Sheryl: Spring break. Dwayne went
to see his dad in Florida for two weeks and Olive went to Laguna to see her
cousins. She made it to the top of the regionals out there.
Olive: I was in second place.
Frank: Well, what do you think your chances are?
Olive: I think I can win, because some of the other girls...they've been
doing it longer, but I practice every day.
Frank: Yeah. Good luck.
Richard: Not about luck, Frank. Luck is the name losers give to their own
failings. It's about wanting to win, willing yourself to win. You've got to want
it badder than anybody else.
Olive: I do.
Richard: Then you're gonna be a winner.
Richard: It's the truth. You know, actually, there is a message from Cindy on
the machine. Something about Little Mrs. Sunshine. Sunshine.
Olive: What? Little Miss Sunshine?
Cindy: Sheryl, it's Cindy. Remember when Olive was here
last month? She was runner-up in the regional Little Miss Sunshine? They just
called right now and said that the girl who won had to forfeit her crown. I
don't know why. Something about diet pills. But anyway, now she has a place in
the state contest in Redondo Beach!
Olive: Oh, my gosh! I won! I won! I won! I won!
Richard: Finish your dinner!
Olive: I'm finished!
Richard: What happened?
Sheryl: I'm just calling to- Cindy! Yeah, we just got it. Yeah, she basically
Olive: I won! I won! I won!
Sheryl: No, I didn't get that. The machine cut
you off. Okay. Redondo Beach. This Sunday? Wh-are you guys
going? Yes. Can you put it off?
Richard: They have to. They have to.
Sheryl: Where does that leave us?
Richard: We can't do it. We can't.
Sheryl: No, no, no, I understand that, Cindy. Yeah.
Sheryl: I just- no, I'll just figure it out. Okay, bye-bye.
Richard: It's this Sunday? Why can't Jeff and Cindy take her?
Sheryl: They have some equestrian thing in Santa Barbara.
Richard: You know, they do that horse shit every single weekend.
Sheryl: Well, it's the nationals. They're taking both horses, so apparently
it's a big deal.
Richard: What about Olive?
Olive: Little Miss Sunshine! Little Miss Sunshine! I won! I won! I'm going!
Richard: You promised?
Sheryl: We'll fly out and come back Monday.
Richard: How are you gonna get
around out there?
Sheryl: We'll rent a car.
Richard: And stay at a hotel?
Sheryl: We can afford it.
Richard: Sheryl, this is our seed
Sheryl: Well, if I had a little help bringin' it
in. You know-
Richard: Don't start that.
Sheryl: It all goes to your nine steps!
1. Spring break
A period of recess, usually lasting one week, during the spring term at
school. 美国的学制，一学年通常包括四个学期：Fall Term, Winter Term, Spring Term and Summer
Vacation。Spring break 是在春季学期放的假。
2. Cut off
这里的意思是"Interrupt the course or passage of, intercept"，例如：The operator cut us
此外，cut off 常用的意思还有： 1）Stop suddenly, discontinue，例如：He quickly cut off the
engine. 2) Shut off, bar，例如：Their phone was cut off when they didn't pay the
The drama was cut off by a news flash about tornado warnings. Tom's
father threatened to cut off his allowance.