LL: Ever since Dave's girlfriend broke up with him, Dave has been staying in his apartment doing nothing but playing video games and eating pizza. He really needs to get a life!
LH: 我也听说了，自从Dave同女朋友分手后他成天灾家里玩电子游戏，什么事也不做。不过，Larry, 你说Dave needs to get a life， 我不太懂，他不是还活着，有生命啊。
LL: Well, when I said Dave needed to get a life I meant Dave needs to stop thinking about his old girlfriend and get on with his normal life.
LH: 我明白了。 你的意思是说他现在的生活不正常，头不梳，脸不洗的，天天只吃pizza。他确实应当设法忘掉那女朋友，振作起来过正常的生活。
LL: Yes. The other day I told one of my co-workers in the office to get a life, too.
LH: 你怎么老是让人get a life? 你的同事又怎么了？
LL: Well, this one person I work with complains all the time. No one ever does anything right, nothing is ever good enough, and she never has anything nice to say.
LL: Yeah, she was upset because the chairs around the table in the meeting room were not pushed in. I couldn't believe she was bothered by something so minor, so I told her to get a life.
LH: 椅子没放好， 她也不高兴。 这种人呀，算了吧。让她找点真正有意思的事做。 Larry，我有一个同学也需要get a life。他书不好好地念，可整天泡在酒巴里。
LL: Well, Li Hua, at least we know that isn't going to happen to you. You study all the time.
LH: 是啊， 我太用功了，只念书，不休息，也不娱乐， 或许我也应当平衡一下- get a life。
LL: Oh, I wouldn't worry about it, Li Hua. You are doing just fine. I don't think you need to get a life. Li Hua, how about some ice cream?
LL: Oh, come on, Li Hua, get a life!
LL: Have you seen Dave lately, Li Hua? He sure is a happy camper!
LH: 什么？Happy camper，快乐的露营者？
LL: No, no. A happy camper is just someone who is really happy.
LH: 噢，A happy camper指的是很快活的人。Dave现在很快活吗？
LL: Dave got back together with his girlfriend. And ever since then he's been smiling and laughing.
LH: 难怪Dave最近笑口常开，原来和女朋友言归于好了。 我真为他高兴。
LL: I'm a happy camper, too. That woman who was always complaining at work got transferred to another office.
LH: 你办公室那爱发牢骚的同事调走了啦？那太好了。 Larry ，看来你的运气也很不错。
LL: But I feel bad for the people who will be working with her. When they find out how much she complains, they won't be happy campers.
LH: 那倒是，这种人走到哪里，哪里的人就倒霉。我有的时候想，这种爱抱怨的人能不能改变，也成为happy campers。 Larry , 我真希望跟你们一样，也是个happy camper。可惜我有这么多作业要改，高兴不起来。
LL: Hey, I've got an easy way to solve this problem. Just give all your students A's. Then they will all be happy campers.
LH: Larry， 你别出馊主意了， 给每个学生都打满分，他们当然高兴。可是这是欺骗，也不公平，这不是害了他们吗？
LL: Li Hua, what would make you a happy camper?
LL: Well, why don't you put the grading off for a while and let's go get some ice cream. I promise you'll be a happy camper.
今天李华学到了两个常用语。 一个是get a life， 意思是改变一下生活的态度或方式。 还有一个是happy camper, 意思是快乐的人。