Joel: Random thoughts for Valentine's Day, 2004. Today is a holiday invented by greeting card companies to make people feel like crap. I ditched work today. Took a train out to Montauk. I don't know why. I'm not an impulsive person. I guess I just woke up in a funk this morning. I gotta get my car fixed. “Hi, Cindy. It's Joel. Joel. Listen, I don't feel very well today. No, food poisoning, I think.” It's goddamn freezing on this beach. Montauk in February. Brilliant, Joel. Pages ripped out. Don't remember doing that. It appears this is my first entry in two years. Sand is overrated. It's just tiny little rocks. If only I could meet someone new. I guess my chances of that happening are somewhat diminished since I'm incapable of making eye contact with a woman I don't know. Maybe I should get back together with Naomi. She was nice. Nice is good. She loved me.
Joel: I'm sorry?
Clementine: I just said hi.
Joel: Hi, hello. Hi.
Clementine: Okay if I sit closer? How far are you going?
Joel: Rockville Center.
Clementine: Get out. Me, too.
Clementine: What are the odds? Do I know you? Do you ever shop at Barnes & Noble?
Joel: Sure. Hm.
Clementine: That's it!
Clementine: I've seen you. Man. Book slave there for like, five years now.
Joel: I would have thought I would remember you.
Clementine: Is it five years? It might be the hair.
Joel: What might?
Clementine: It changes a lot. The color. That's why you might not recognize me.
1. Feel like crap
Crap 是 shit 的另一种说法，feel like crap 的意思就是 feel bad。我们也可以说 This dish tastes like crap，意思就是“这道菜不好吃”。
Let's ditch school today. 今天我们逃学吧。
I didn’t want to go to work today, so I ditched it. 我今天不想去上班，就旷工了。
3. Impulsive person
4. In a funk
Funk 也许是当今英语里最有意思的词了，它可以表示“高兴，愤怒，痛楚，爱”等多种情绪。In a funk 在这里的意思是“恐慌，恐惧，沮丧，忧伤”，这个片语常常写作 in a blue funk，blue 用来加强表示这种负面情绪。我们来看个例子：Just because the bride's mother is late, you needn't get in a blue funk. 只不过是新娘的母亲来晚了，你用不着这样恐慌。